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Permanent Makeup Contraindications

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

  • Wait at least 2 weeks after getting Botox and 6 weeks for the fillers to settle.

  • If you have previous permanent makeup from elsewhere and want a touch-up, make sure the tattoo has faded enough. It's crucial to inform your Permanent Makeup Artist about any existing tattoos before booking a tattoo appointment, as covering work done elsewhere might not always be possible. Book a consultation here.

  • Permanent makeup is not recommended if you have tendency having hyperpigmentation (skin will produce more melanin, creating darker pigmentation areas) or keloid scarring.

  • If you feel unwell please notice your technician and stay home. Also if you are on antibiotics, retinoids, corticosteroids, respiratory disease or anticoagulants.

  • If you have a pimple in the tattoo area, if your skin is flaky, extremely sensitive or in a healing process (after facials), you will need to reschedule your appointment.

  • Those who are on Retin-A, AHA's(Alpha Hydroxy Acids), or other products meant for exfoliation, anti-aging, brightening, etc. These will affect color and retention. Please discontinue these products in the area 2 weeks before scheduling.

  • Avoid using eyelash or eyebrow growth serums at least 1 month before your appointment.

  • Those who are on blood thinning medications, such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Warfarin or other need to discontinue these 48 hours prior to the procedure. Daily supplements, such as fish oils, cayenne pepper, turmeric powder etc. must discontinue use 2 weeks before the procedure.

Doctor's approval required:

  • Consult with your doctor if you have lesions, pigmented texture or other formations on the tattoo skin area.

  • A patch test is recommended if you are more prone to have allergies.

  • Doctor's approval is necessary if you have diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, herpes, skin diseases, blood diseases (HIV, hepatitis), with any other medical condition.

  • If you are currently going through chemo you should wait at least 6-8 weeks after your treatment and get a doctor's approval.

  • A parental/legal guardian consent is needed for people under 18 years of age.

Contraindications for Permanent Makeup we can not treat :

  • Those who are diabetics dependent on insulin

  • Those allergic to lidocaine or epinephrine.

  • Those who are on steroids.

  • Those who are on acne medication such as Accutane. This makes the skin extremely thin, sensitive and easy to damage. Please wait between 6 months to a year before scheduling.

  • Those who have had any blepharoplasty or similar surgeries around the brow area, please wait at least 3 months before scheduling an appointment.

  • Those with any type of healing disorder or major heart problems. Any medical condition that prevents your blood from clotting or affects your skin can lead to less than desirable healed results (ex. blurred hairstrokes, migration of pigment under the skin, and extreme fading).

  • Those who have gastrointestinal diseases, kidney failure, liver deficiency.

  • Those who have exacerbation of chronic illness.

  • Those with active inflammatory skin conditions near the procedure area, such as psoriasis, eczema, keloid scarring, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, shingles, or open cuts or sores.

  • Those who have active allergic skin conditions like dermatitis or atopic dermatitis

  • Those who have severe mental disorders.

  • Those who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the appointment.

  • Those who are actively going through chemotherapy or currently have cancer.

  • Those who have autoimmune diseases (excluding Alopecia) .

  • Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding (with breastfeeding wait at least 24 hours after your appointment) .

  • Those with viral infections or diseases, or epilepsy.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us


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