Eyebrow Hair Transplant – A commonly unknown fact is that scar tissue will form within the eyebrow transplant site. If your client had a hair transplant for their eyebrows, microblading is not a suitable procedure for them usually. Use your own discretion based on the type of sharing and your client has predicable expectations.
Irregular State – If their body naturally runs hot or has a bleeding disorder, this will result in excess bleeding and prevent adequate color deposit.
Autoimmune – Even more seriously, if you have an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, or frontal fibrosis alopecia, you will be not a good candidate for Microblading due to your compromised skin health caused by these disorders.
Other Conditions – Clients who are pregnant, nursing, has hemophilia, a heart condition, , it is absolutely not recommended that they get any form of permanent make up done as this puts them in a high-risk position. People who have heart issues often are on medications that thin the blood which will cause excessive bleeding a poor results with microblading.
Skin Problems – If your client has skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are their skin is in a constant state of irritation and shedding and is not good for permanent makeup and therefore won’t hold the pigment as good.
Chronic Skin Conditions – Clients that have conditions like chronic acne and rosacea. This type of skin causes easy bleeding, which the skin will not retain the color very well and intended effect of the procedure. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look. We will discuss this more when dealing with aftercare.
Dermatitis – (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are the clients skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and their skin won’t hold the pigment.
These types of skin causes easy bleeding once aggravated, which once again means your skin will not retain the color and intended effect of the procedure. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look.
State of Skin – If the clients skin is sensitive, it is likely to be easily aggravated and bleed easily. A good way to know if your clients skin is sensitive is if it turns pink very easily from a little scratch. If their skin has large pores, specifically in the region of the eyebrows and forehead, the color will blur and result in a powdered look. Along similar lines, tattooed hair strokes will not lay properly on skin with deep wrinkles, which can make the overall look appear uneven. Moles, bumps, piercing, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain color.
Skin Type – If your cleint has a Fitzpatrick Skin type 1 (client is a redhead, have thin, translucent skin with light eyes), skin is very likely to be hypersensitive and the skin will not be able to tolerate microblading well. The same applies if the client just has generally very thin skin – it will bleed easily and not retain color.
Sunburn – If your clients are hoping to get microblading done but have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn, it’s best to wait until their skin has resumed it’s normal color and wait until their skin has healed before booking in for a procedure.
Previous Permanent Makeup – Clients who have previously had permanent makeup may want to change or fix what they have previously had done. Clients may have to consider laser removal prior to a procedure or ask if they can work with their existing permanent makeup to incorporate the old design and colors into the new one. Always tell your client to disclose if they’ve had previous permanent makeup so that you can treat them accordingly.
Accutane/Retin-A – Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as Accutane or Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. It’s very important that your client wait a year before tattooing the skin. Similarly, Retinol and Vitamin A users should discontinue the use of each a month prior to their procedure.
Latisse – Eyelash and eyebrow growth serum bring extra circulation (aka blood flow) to the area resulting in more growth of hair/lashes. Do not underestimate the power of these products! If your client has been using Latisse or any other eyelash or eyebrow growth conditioners, the skin in that area is in a hypersensitive state and will bleed easily. Be mindful to tell your client to discontinue using these at least 3-6 months before coming in for a session otherwise they will instantly bleed profusely.
Permanent makeup is not recommended if the client is either:
- Pregnant or nursing.
- Undergoing chemotherapy (Consult your doctor).
- Viral Infections and/or diseases.
- has a pacemaker or major heart problems.
- Had an organ transplant.
- Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area.
- Had botox in the past 1 month.
- Used accutane in the past year.
We are not medical professionals. Please seek advice from your medical doctor if you have any of these conditions or are taking any of the listed medications before booking an appointment with us. If you are not sure if you have any of these conditions because you have not seen a doctor we suggest you make an appointment with them before seeing us for your safety and to ensure the best quality treatment. Thank you.
Hours of operation are by Appointment Only!
For the safety of our clients and staff, we are not accepting any walk ins at this time due to the global Covid-19 Pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions about scalp micropigmentation or any of our other permanent cosmetics services, please contact us via e-mail or phone number between 9am- 5pm Est. Monday thru Sunday