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Our goal at Beauty By Belle Studio is to ensure that you receive the best results from your treatment. To achieve the best results, your skin must be healthy, strong, and non-irritated. 

What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent Makeup, also known as micropigmentation, is a method of inserting small amounts of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin in order to enhance facial features such as eyebrows, eyes, lips, and provide scar camouflage. It helps to replenish what time has taken away, gives back precious time you normally spend “putting on your face". It is also helpful to those who are allergic to conventional cosmetics, those with visual impairment, watery eyes, and those with unsteady or arthritic hands that have difficulty applying makeup.


Can permanent makeup be performed on any skin type or complexion?

Permanent makeup is not advised for Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (light blonde or red heads/translucent skin/light eyes). Due to hypersensitivity and thinness of this skin type, it generally does not hold the colour well and can bleed quite easily.


 

How "permanent" is it, anyway?

Permanent makeup is long lasting and can remain in the skin for 1 to 5 years depending on the colour, placement, and your skin type. The most effective and safe removal option is laser tattoo removal, offered by specialist. If you have existing permanent makeup and need corrective work, you will be advised of your best options. I do not perform laser, or any other variety of tattoo removal service.


 

Does it fade or require any maintenance?

Over time, your permanent makeup will fade due to many factors such as: natural skin exfoliation, sun exposure, medications and the use of creams/chemicals. To maintain the colour and shape it is advisable to touch up the treated area every 1 to 2 years. A good indication of needing maintenance is when you start having to add to your permanent makeup with pencil or other cosmetics.


 

Are there any risks?

Every cosmetic skin procedure involves a very small degree of risk and, although exceedingly uncommon, it is important that you understand and accept the rare risks involved with Permanent Cosmetic Makeup- these include possible infection, allergic reaction, improper placement, dissatisfaction with the result, permanency and difficulty of removal. An individual’s informed decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure is based upon a comparison of the risks to potential benefits, alternatives, and cost. We take every necessary step and precaution to minimize the risks associated with permanent makeup.

Is the procedure painful?

You may experience a minor and tolerable degree of scratching/pricking during the procedure.  A topical anesthetic is used to reduce discomfort and promote relaxation. The treated area may be slightly tender immediately following the procedure.  Tenderness will diminish within a few days post-treatment.

Am I a good candidate?

Unfortunately, not all clients are good candidates for permanent makeup due to the existence of certain contraindicated skin conditions or pre-existing medical conditions. If you have a contraindicated skin condition you may not retain colour well and thus may not be entirely satisfied with your outcome.
 

What are the contraindicated skin conditions?

The following skin conditions compromise the outcome of a procedure:

  • Ingrown hairs and open bumps on eyebrow-injured skin cannot be tattooed

  • Eczema (constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)

  • Psoriasis (constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)

  • Dermatitis (constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)

  • Rosacea (chronic acne-like skin indicated by redness)

  • Severely oily skin on eyebrows (microblading hair strokes will appear more blended, solid, or not retain at all)

  • Large pores on your forehead & in the eyebrow area (colour will blur/blend in large pores resulting in a powdered look)

  • Have moles/raised areas/piercings in or around the brow/eye area (anything raised or indented will not retain colour)

  • Deep wrinkles in the brow area (the hair strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the eyebrows an uneven look)

  • Hair transplant for your eyebrows (colour will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed)

  • Shingles (permanent makeup should not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare-up)

 

What are the contraindicated medical conditions?

The following medical conditions preclude you from having a procedure:

  • Pregnancy or nursing 

  • Hemophilia 

  • Heart Conditions/Pacemaker/Defibrillator 

  • Body runs hot (increased bleeding)

  • Bleeding disorders 

  • Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition (Hypo, Hyperthyroidism, Graves Disease, Hashimoto’s)

  • Autoimmune Disorder such as LUPUS or Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)

  • Trichotillomania (Compulsive pulling of body hair) 

  • Upper or lower eyelid surgery

 

Can the use of any products or medications impact my results?

Use of the following products may compromise the outcome of a procedure and are contraindicated:

  • Accutane or Retin-A (acne medication) - Wait 1 year before procedure.

  • Retinol or Vitamin A- Use must be discontinued for 1 month prior to procedure.

  • Use of Latisse or any eyelash/eyebrow growth conditioner - Use must be discontinued for 6 months prior to procedure.

  • Glaucoma Eye Drops

  • Triflusal (Disgren)

  • Clopidogrel (Plavix)

  • Prasugrel (Effient)

  • Ticagrelor (Brilinta)

  • Ticlopidine (Ticlid)

  • Cilostazol (Pletal)

  • Vorapaxar (Zontivity)

  • Dipyridamole (Persantine)

  • Coumadin

 

I have an amazing tan right now- can I still have a procedure?

If your are excessively tanned or you have a sunburn, a procedure is not recommended. Wait for the skin to fully heal and return to your natural complexion before going ahead.

What is your cancellation policy?

Due to demand and out of respect for our artists, please provide no less than 72 hours notice if you wish to make a cancellation without penalties.
 

Please note, if you do not give this notice, your deposit will be forfeited.

 

Postcare Instructions

POST APPOINTMENT AFTERCARE (14 DAYS)

After care is crucial, it is very important to follow these instructions for the full 10 day healing period to ensure proper healing and color retention. Results will vary for all individuals and we can not guarantee your results.​

Cosmetic tattoos take between 4-6 weeks to fully heal. At this time you may receive your touch-up if any color has faded, or if you would simply like to add more definition to your tattoo.

 

After the topical anesthetic wears off you may feel some tenderness on and around the tattooed area. You may also experience slight swelling and redness the day of your procedure; this is normal and typically fades within 24-48 hours. At this point you may take Tylenol if you feel any pain, but avoid Aspirin or Ibuprofen as it can cause blood thinning.

After Care Instrictions

  Water or any other liquids cannot come in contact with the affected area for 7 days after microblading, even a small drop will expand a wound and a scab will appear. Disinfect the area with a small amount (one spray of alcohol on a cotton round for both brows) 2 - 4 times a day. If your skin is oily, make sure you keep your brows clean and dry. You can disinfect more times if needed. If your skin is dry, choose a non-alcohol based disinfectant to avoid additional dryness, you will only want to disinfect 2-3 times a day, over disinfecting will cause dryness.

   If dryness occurs and ONLY AFTER the 4thday day, you can disinfect the area by using a small amount of coconut oil. Make sure your brows are not greasy, just slightly moist; no residue of oil should appear.

  • After 7 days, you can use gentle soap or non-greasy cleanser to keep your brows clean

  • Do not use any other ointment or creams with vitamins or antibiotics on brows.

  • No sunbathing, or tanning for weeks.

  • Do not scratch, touch or sleep on your brows for at least 2 weeks.

  • No heavy workouts for 10 days. 

  • Avoid sweating

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • DO NOT expect your brow tattoos to heal perfectly after the first session. This is a 2 step, sometimes multiple step process. It takes time.

  • BE PATIENT during your 2 week healing process your brows will change and appear different from day to day, THIS IS NORMAL.

  • Immediately after your procedure brows will appear darker and more defined and this will last up to 2 weeks . Your brow tattoo can appear more solid, hair strokes may seem to disappear and it may look wet and painted on. THIS IS NORMAL.

  • Around days 4-5 you will experience scabbing and your brows may look dry and flakey. DO NOT PICK your scabs, let come fall off naturally. If scabbing gets picked off prematurely missing hair stokes will result and cause patchy brows.

  • Your brow tattoo will take up to 6-8 weeks to fully heal. When the scabbing comes off the hair strokes may seem faint this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer.

  • You may experience itchiness in the brows after the 10 days for up to 2 months due to the healing process of the dermal layer.

  • Not everyones hairstoke brows can heal clean and crisp. Hairstrokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined. Also for those who bleed more may tend to need more touchups as the blood pushes the pigment out while we tattoo.

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