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Need To Know

  • What is Permanent Makeup?
    Permanent makeup is a meticulously refined technique that involves the precise insertion of cosmetic pigments into the skin's uppermost layer. Known by various names such as cosmetic tattooing, semi-permanent makeup, soft tap, microblading (including styles like 3D and 6D eyebrows), micropigmentation, and dermapigmentation, it stands as a testament to both artistry and technological advancement in cosmetics. This method is not only a boon for those with hectic and active lifestyles, wanting to maintain an impeccable appearance, but it also serves a restorative purpose. Permanent makeup skillfully creates artificial eyebrows for individuals who have lost theirs due to aging, medical conditions like alopecia totalis, chemotherapy treatments, genetic factors, or even to artfully conceal scars and vitiligo-related white spots. If you're contemplating a permanent makeup procedure, it's essential to understand that regardless of the technique chosen, the result should embody natural beauty. Whether it's enhancing your eyebrows, defining your eyes, or enriching the color of your lips, permanent makeup can significantly elevate your appearance. The transformative effect is so subtle and natural that others will marvel at how effortlessly you seem to radiate beauty, whether it's first thing in the morning, at the gym, by the pool, or lounging at the beach.
  • What are the Benefits of Permanent Makeup?
    BENEFITS Always active and ready Effortlessly streamlines your daily routine An exceptional companion for perfecting and maintaining eyebrow shape Guaranteed smudge-free and water-resistant A visual solution for hair thinning or color fading concerns
  • What are the Different Types of Permanent Makeup?
    TYPES OF PERMANENT MAKEUP Eyebrows Combo (blade and shade) Eyeliner Eyelash enhancement Full lips TOUCH-UP
  • What is Microblading?
    Microblading involves a method where a superfine manual pen, which is essentially a cluster of 12 to 15 needles shaped like a blade, is used to implant pigment into the skin. The tip of this tool is exceptionally fine, enabling it to create hair-like strokes that appear very natural. At our studio, the Permanent Makeup and Microblading procedures are tailored to each individual, ensuring that the shape, style, and overall effect not only enhance your facial features but also align with your unique personality.
  • Can anyone have semi-permanent makeup or microblading?
    No, not everyone is suitable for the treatment. There are certain conditions and factors that may prevent us from performing the procedure. It's important for clients to understand these contraindications before starting treatment, which include: - Being under 18 years old - High blood pressure or heart conditions - Use of blood-thinning medications like aspirin - Diabetes - Pregnancy or breastfeeding - Glaucoma - Herpes simplex - Skin conditions such as rashes, blisters, psoriasis, or eczema - Use of steroids like cortisone, Accutane, Retin-A, or Renova - Allergy to makeup - Acute acne in the treatment area - Susceptibility to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation - History of hypertrophic scarring or keloids - Spider veins or a birthmark in the desired treatment area - Blood disorders like sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, or platelet disorders - Chemotherapy patients (please wait at least 6 months post-chemotherapy) - Specific concerns for eyeliner procedures, including stye, red eye, or other eye diseases - Specific concerns for lip procedures, including herpes or cold sores In some cases, we may request written permission from your doctor. If you have any of these conditions, we encourage you to explore the details further through the provided link to understand why these contraindications may hinder us from offering permanent makeup services.
  • Tardiness
    Should you arrive more than 15 minutes late, there is a possibility that your appointment will either be rescheduled or cancelled. Please note that the deposit is nonrefundable in such cases.
  • Cancellations/Rescheduling
    To reschedule your appointment, please give notice at least 48 hours in advance. If you need to reschedule with less than 48 hours' notice, contact the artist directly rather than using the online booking system. Be aware that deposits are non-refundable if you reschedule with less than 48 hours' notice or fail to inform the artist about the rescheduling. Additionally, a new booking and deposit will be required. Cancelling your appointment results in the loss of your deposit, as all deposits are non-refundable. Rescheduled appointments are subject to the artist's availability. We understand that unexpected events can occur, but please be mindful that changes in schedule impact not only the artist but other clients as well.
  • Payment and Deposit Policy
    **Payment and Deposit Policy** At Primelooks, we have established a payment and deposit policy to ensure a smooth and convenient experience for our valued clients. Please read the following details carefully: **1. Nonrefundable Deposit:** To secure your appointment, a nonrefundable deposit of $50 is required. This deposit is an essential part of the booking process and reserves your slot with our talented technicians. The deposit will be deducted from the total cost of your scheduled service. **2. Application of Deposit:** The $50 nonrefundable deposit will be applied towards the final cost of your appointment, reducing the remaining balance accordingly. **3. Payment Methods:** We offer flexibility in payment methods to accommodate your preferences. You can settle the remaining balance on the day of your appointment using either cash or card. Our payment processing system is secure and convenient, ensuring a hassle-free checkout experience. **4. Refunds and Cancellations:** Please note that the $50 deposit is nonrefundable. In the event of a cancellation or rescheduling, we require at least [Number of Days] notice to make adjustments to your appointment without forfeiting your deposit. Late cancellations or no-shows may result in the loss of your deposit. **5. Booking Confirmation:** Your appointment will be considered confirmed once the nonrefundable deposit has been received. We recommend booking well in advance to secure your preferred date and time. **6. Questions and Clarifications:** If you have any questions or require further clarification regarding our payment and deposit policy, please feel free to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team. We are here to assist you and ensure your experience with us is exceptional.
  • The Art of Microblading/PMU
    Microblading/PMU is more of an artistic process than a precise science, and as such, the results after healing can differ from person to person. At PrimeLooks, we cannot guarantee specific outcomes regarding how your brows will heal. It's possible that you might require extra sessions to achieve the best results, which would incur additional charges. Several factors influence the healing process, and our artist, with her extensive high-quality training, strives to offer you the best service possible.
  • Existing Permanent Makeup Tattoos
    For those with existing permanent makeup tattoos, including on the brows, lips, or eyeliner, it's essential that these tattoos are significantly faded and aged prior to seeking new work at our studio. Our estheticians are unable to perform new procedures if the existing tattoos are too dark, dense, discolored, or extensive. In such cases, we highly recommend undergoing tattoo removal before any new permanent makeup can be applied.
  • Previous/Existing Tattoos
    Before setting up a consultation appointment, you must email photographs of your existing tattoos to PrimeLooks. The artist will review the photos to determine if your tattoos have faded sufficiently to be eligible for further work, or if laser removal is necessary.
  • Session Time
    Working on older permanent makeup tattoos, whether to repair, enhance, or modify them, may require more time than the initial service. As such, these sessions will be priced based on the extended duration needed to complete the work.
  • Contraindications
    BLOOD PRESSURE/HEART CONDITIONS Although these conditions don't automatically disqualify you from treatment, we require a doctor's written permission. We consider this a contraindication for safety reasons, as we cannot assess the severity of your condition or the specific medications you're on. Additionally, if you have a history of mitral valve prolapse, an artificial heart valve, or need prophylactic antibiotics for certain conditions, you must take them before undergoing treatment at our studio, similar to pre-dental procedure protocols. BLOOD THINNERS Medications like aspirin and other anticoagulants, whether over-the-counter (including herbal supplements) or prescribed, can prolong bleeding times. Since permanent makeup involves skin penetration, it's crucial that your blood clots within a reasonable period. Otherwise, there's a risk of excessive bleeding, increased bruising, and poor pigment adherence. DIABETES Diabetes may interfere with the healing process and elevate the risk of infection. PREGNANCY/LACTATING We recommend postponing any permanent makeup procedure during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Pregnancy can alter skin tone, potentially affecting long-term results. Moreover, any rare complications during pregnancy would be an additional concern. GLAUCOMA For permanent eyeliner procedures, the mild pressure applied around the eyes could exacerbate glaucoma. HERPES SIMPLEX Those prone to cold sores may experience outbreaks following lip treatments. Antiviral medication can help, but careful consideration is advised before proceeding. SKIN CONDITIONS Conditions like rashes, blisters, psoriasis, or eczema can complicate the procedure and impact long-term results. It doesn't mean treatment is impossible, but we need to discuss your specific condition beforehand. KELOID/HYPERTROPHIC SCARRING If you're prone to keloid or hypertrophic scarring, which indicates problematic wound healing, you might not be suited for microblading or other permanent makeup procedures. The same caution applies to traditional tattooing. TOPICAL STEROIDS, ACCUTANE, RETIN-A OR RENOVA Long-term use of topical steroids can thin the skin, making permanent makeup inadvisable. Treatment might be possible if steroid use was brief, but a waiting period after the last application is necessary. Discuss with your GP if you're on these medications. A one-year wait is required post-Accutane before undergoing permanent makeup. POST-INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION Often facial, this condition can result from skin trauma from procedures like chemical peels or laser treatments. It also applies to microblading and permanent makeup. SPIDER VEINS OR BIRTHMARKS These in the treatment area can pose issues, so a detailed discussion is needed. BLEEDING DISORDERS Conditions like hemophilia can cause excessive bleeding, increased bruising, and poor pigment retention during the procedure. COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM If your immune system is weakened by any condition or treatment, consult your doctor first. A strong immune system is crucial for smooth healing. CONCLUSION This information aims to clarify potential contraindications for microblading and permanent makeup. If any of these conditions apply to you, consulting with your doctor is highly advisable
  • Pre/Aftercare
    REFERENCE PHOTOS Bring any photos that represent your ideal brow shape or color to your appointment. You can also style your eyebrows as you usually do to demonstrate your preferred look. MEDICATIONS Please avoid blood thinning medications for at least 72 hours before your appointment, including Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, Advil, and Ibuprofen. Tylenol is acceptable. EXERCISE Avoid exercising on the day of your appointment. ALCOHOL Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages 24-48 hours before your service. CAFFEINE Avoid caffeine on the day of your service. BOTOX AND FILLERS Do not have Botox, fillers, or chemical peel facial treatments within 4 weeks of your appointment. SUN EXPOSURE Avoid sunbathing and tanning beds for 30 days before and after your treatment. If you arrive with a recent tan or sunburn, you'll need to reschedule, which will result in a forfeited deposit. Excessive sun exposure can alter the color of your eyebrows. PREVIOUS EYEBROW TATTOO/MICROBLADING If you have an existing eyebrow tattoo or Microblading, please email a photo for approval before scheduling a service. AFTERCARE Proper aftercare is crucial for achieving optimal and lasting results. AFTERCARE KIT An aftercare kit will be provided to you. MAKEUP Avoid applying makeup to the tattooed area for 2 weeks to ensure proper healing and color retention. SWEATING Steer clear of heavy sweating, gym sessions, and workouts for about 4-7 days after your procedure. SWIMMING Refrain from swimming in pools, Jacuzzis, or other bodies of water for a week. MOISTURE Keep your brows dry for 4 days. Exercise caution when washing your face or showering and avoid scrubbing or scratching the area. BROW TREATMENTS Do not tint, bleach, dye, or undergo brow lamination for 4 weeks following your procedure. PRODUCTS TO AVOID Steer clear of using oils, alcohol, and Neosporin products during the healing period. ANTI-ACNE PRODUCTS Avoid applying anti-acne products (like Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv) or lightening creams (such as hydroquinone) to the treated area while it heals. SKINCARE ROUTINE Resume your regular skincare routine, including Botox, fillers, and facial treatments, after 30 days. LASER PROCEDURES Inform your laser technician if you undergo laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, as these procedures may alter the color of the tattooed area. Proceed with caution.
  • What to expect after your appointment
    RIGHT AFTER THE APPOINTMENT Right after your appointment, the tattooed area will look darker, more vivid in color, and have a sharper definition than expected. It's common for the skin to start feeling tight, dry, or itchy around the 3rd to 5th day, accompanied by some scabbing. This is a normal part of the healing process, and it's important to follow the aftercare instructions provided. Healing can vary depending on skin tone and type. During this time, you may notice minimal skin flaking. If this occurs, do not pick or scratch at the flakes; let them come off naturally. This can take up to two weeks. After the flakes fall off, a shiny layer of new skin will cover the area, possibly making the tattoo seem lighter or even faded. Over the following 1-2 weeks, the color will gradually reappear in a lighter shade as your skin renews. A touch-up session is usually scheduled for 4-8 weeks later. COMPLETE HEALING PROCESS The entire healing process typically takes about 4 weeks, after which the true color of the tattooed area will be evident. The color will soften and lighten during this time. Patience is key, even if it seems like too much color has faded. Skin regeneration takes between 18-45 days, so it's important to give your skin enough time to fully heal. If, after 4 weeks, the color appears too dark or uneven, adjustments can be made during your touch-up appointment. The area must be completely healed before any concerns can be addressed. Remember to schedule your follow-up. FUTURE TOUCH-UPS Touch-ups may be needed months or years after the initial procedure, depending on factors like your skin type, medications, and sun exposure. We suggest a yearly touch-up to maintain fresh and beautiful results.
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