*Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
*NO alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure.
*Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
*Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
*Avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure. (causes blood thinning and heavy bleeding!)
*Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior.
*Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, facewash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid.
*No brow waxing or tinting one week before if getting your brows done.
*You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!
*NO LATISSE ON BROWS-Lash hair growing serum (Discontinue for min of 3 weeks)
*If you use botox, it should be performed either 2 weeks prior to your procedure or 2 weeks after your procedure.
*I will not work on anyone pregnant or still breast feeding!
*Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle as well.
NOT CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP:
If you "keloid" scar, you need to ask your doctor.
If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain!
(NO FISH OIL 2 WEEKS PRIOR)
IF ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS APPLY TO YOU PLEASE INFORM ME WHEN BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT:
*Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator
*Cirrhosis of the Liver
(Susceptable to infection)
*Surgical Forehead/Brow lift
(Scar tissue will prevent proper healing)
(Hair loss due to auto immune disease- hair strokes will appear more blurred or blended)
(Compulsive pulling of body hair- due to constant pulling, scar tissue is prominent and pigment will not heal properly)
*Shingles- Have you EVER had shingles on your face
(No exceptions...PMU will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare up)
*Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area
(Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
*Oily or severely oily skin
(The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain at all)
*Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area
(Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered)
*Hemophilia- Bleeding Disorder
If you have hot flashes during the procedure, the pigment will not retain and Cassandra may have to stop.
(You will be required to sign and addendum prior to procedure)
*Platelet Disorders- Aggregation Disorders
An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
*Moles/raised areas in or around the brow area
(Pigment will not be put into anything raised.)
*Deep wrinkles in the brow area
(The hair strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look)
*Hair transplant for your eyebrows
(Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed)
*Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition
(Hypo, Hyper Susceptible, Graves Disease, Hashimotos)
*Rosacea (severe reddening of the face)
*Fitzpatrick Skin types 1- Red heads/white skin/light eyes
(Due to hypersensitivity the skin does not take the pigment well)
*On Accutane (acne medicine) within the last year
*Any type of Organ Transplant or Anti-Rejection Medications
*Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)
(Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain)
*MRSA (can be very contagious)
*Extremely Thin skin
(Transparent or Translucent or very vascular)
*Frequent Exercise- 4-7 days per week (addendum required)
(Due to the frequent production of sweat(salt), the pigment WILL NOT retain, fade very quickly, appear blurred or change in color)
THESE CONTRAINDICATIONS CAN ALSO PRESENT LATER IN LIFE. FUTURE PROCEDURES MAY NOT BE PERFORMED AND/OR AN ADDITION WILL BE REQUIRED.