Q. How permanent is permanent makeup?
A. Permanent Makeup, including Microblading, is a form of tattooing. This means it is considered a permanent procedure. The techniques used in microblading and SofTap permanent cosmetics deposit a smaller amount of pigment, not ink, into the skin. While the procedure will fade and most likely require touch-ups (many clients find themselves coming in every 18 months) it should be considered a tattoo, and therefore permanent.
Q. Does microblading hurt?
A. The amount of discomfort experienced during the procedure varies from person to person. A numbing cream is used to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Those who have a hard time numbing at the dentist will find they take longer to numb. Many clients find the procedure relaxing, with the velcro-like noise of the implement being the weirdest part.
Q. Am I a Good Candidate for Permanent Makeup?
A. If you want to save time then permanent makeup may be the solution you've been dreaming of! However, there are some health conditions that may interfere candidacy for a procedure:
- Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
- If you “keloid” scar, you need to ask your doctor (Raised scarring)
IF YOU ARE ON THESE MEDICATIONS:
If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain)
- Triflusal (Disgren)
- Clopidogrel (Plavix)
- Prasugrel (Effient)
- Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
- Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
- Cilostazol (Pletal)
- Vorapaxar (Zontivity)
- Dipyridamole (Persantine)
- Pradaxia (Dibigatran)
- Xarelto (Rivaraxaban)
- Eliquis (Apixaban)
- Savaysa (Edoxaban)
- Cirrhosis of the Liver (Susceptible to infection)
- Surgical Forehead/Brow lift (Scar tissue will prevent proper healing)
- Shingles-Have you EVER had shingles on your face (Physician Permission Required, They may prescribe and anti-viral)
- Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
- Hemophilia-Bleeding Disorder
- 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.)
- 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)
- 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)