PMU (Permanent Make Up)
Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micropigment implantation” or “dermagraphics”. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.
It can be used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as Alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast’s areola, such as after breast surgery.
About the Color
Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as color re-enhancement or color refreshing. The scientific structure of pigments and the requirement for periodic refreshing is identical to that of tinted hair color; faded material on furniture that may be located near a window and subject to sun exposure; house paint that is exposed to the sun and other environmental elements; pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time. This colorant periodic maintenance requirement is a good opportunity to reevaluate one’s color and design preferences. Most people will require periodic color refreshing of their permanent cosmetics. Longevity varies from person to person depending on their life style (sun exposure), the color(s) used for the permanent cosmetic procedure, and are also thought to be affected by topical products applied to the skin.
Permanent cosmetics procedures are performed using various devices, including the traditional tattoo coil machines, the pen or rotary machine (includes the digital rotary machines) and the non-machine or hand device. The process includes a consultation, the application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for evaluating the healed design work and color of the pigment.
Microblading, also known as 3D or 6D “Eyebrow Embroidery”, is a relatively new and manual method which does not use a normal Permanent Makeup Machine. The results are achieved by tiny pen like hair strokes with Organic plant base pigments to fill in your brows. This pigment in implanted in the basal membrane which divides the epidermas from the dermas layer of the skin, therefore this technique is more superficial than tattooing.
This Eye Brow treatment suits people who ideally have the wrong brow shape, over plucked, loss of hair or have patchy areas that won’t grow back due to medical conditions such as Alopecia or Chemotherapy. Microblading is so precise in both color and shape, it gently enhances clients natural features. This treatment has become increasingly popular as more and more people like the fine results.
Are You a Right Candidate?
However, it does not suit certain skin types:
- Excessive Sebum, oily skin
- Seborrhoea Dematitus
- Problem skin, broken capillaries
- Very dry or peeling skin
Who Should Avoid Microblading?
- Those prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. Unfortunately, since microblading punctures the skin as we add ink, we cannot work with clients with these conditions.
- If you have a transmittable blood disease such as HIV, Hepatitis or Tuberculosis. Microblading artists cut the skin so it is our policy not to work with these conditions.
- If you’ve had Juvederm or other fillers in that area. Depending on the timing, we recommend to get microblading first! Otherwise, check with your doctor. Should be 3-4 weeks before or after.
- Patients undergoing chemotherapy. Although microblading is great for restoring eyebrows, we would require a doctor’s note in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.
- If you have any kind of skin condition on or near your eyebrows. This includes eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near eyebrows.
- Those with oily skin. Those with very oily skin are unfortunately not good candidates for microblading. Those with less oily or combination skin, may consider a microblading plus shading combo.
- Those with a dark pre-existing eyebrow tattoo or permanent makeup. The tattoo or permanent makeup must be light enough for us to draw hairstrokes. We ask anyone with a previous eyebrow tattoo to send us an email with a picture of their eyebrows with no makeup on, so we can evaluate.
- Those with allergies to alcohol or numbing agents. If you think you might have an allergy to our ink, numbing cream, or alcohol (which is in the ink), then you may have a reaction to our work.
- Children. Microblading is for adults only! We do not recommend microblading for anyone under the age of 18, even with a consent form by parents, by law we will not accept.
- Consultation fee of $50 is paid by bank transfer prior to the consultation date, this is deducted from the final price.
- Consent forms must be filled out
- Patch test must be applied 24 hrs before your treatment or you can waiver this the day of your treatment by signing consent form.
- Consent form must be filled out before or at Treatment day
- I take a photo of you so we can study your features
- I can your brows with a sterile, hygienic pad
- I draw the brow design in pencil so you get an idea of the shape and form
- I use a sterile Micro- Blading tool and disposable blade for the procedure
You will need to return for your touch up treatment no later than 4-6 weeks after treatment. To avoid additional charges, please give a minimum 48 hours of cancellation.
Everyone’s skin heals differently and most clients develop patchy areas or the appearance of fading after the first treatment. It is important to understand that this is a two part process and the second, Touch Up Treatment will complete the procedure, after healing you will see the finished result. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND DON’T PANIC!
Residual pigment, blood, white blood cells, etc., can arise from the open wound. During the first 24 hours, we ask the client to stay away from water. After the 24 hours, client is to “wash face gently”, to remove and prevent build up of dust particles. Lightly dab water 3-4 times daily. You can use cool water with a damp cotton pad to prevent drying out and scabs forming. DO NOT PANIC if dry patches or scabs appear, this can be taken care of in the second “Touch Up” appointment.
Apply oil over your brows 3-4 times daily for the first few days to avoid scabbing. There are many suitable natural oils recommended, such as:
- Grape seed oil (most popular)
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Coconut Oil (absorbs into skin without build up)
These oils heal the brow area holistically as well as getting the best results in retaining the pigment colour in the skin.
Important Note: Avoid Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline during the healing period. Anything with a petroleum or vaseline base can cause a reaction that scrabs or crusts. We expect to see a little flaking but not scabbing. Vaseline/ Petroleum can also cause the sweating, as the skin is unable to breathe.
AfterCare during the 10 Day healing period:
- No Sun Beds
- No sweating in gym
- No makeup on brow area
- No Anti Aging cream on brow area
- Do no pick scabs if any appear
- Do no scratch or itch the brow area or pull the scabs away
- Leave your brow area alone to let them heal for at least a 10 days total