CONTRAINDICATIONS TO
Microblading and Microshading


 

Some people are not ideal candidates for Microbading or Microshading. If you have one or more of the indications below, you may not be eligible for the treatment. Please get in touch with us and we would be happy to answer any of your questions.

      You may not be eligible for microblading or Microshading if you:

  • Are Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Are under 18 years of age

  • Have extremely oily skin  *(Microshading is suggested)

  • Have had previous eyebrow tattooing done (contact for consultation)

  • Have transmittable blood conditions such as HIV or Hepatitis

  • Have hemophilia

  • Are diabetic  (your Doctor's approval is required)

  • Are prone to keloid scarring

  • Take blood thinners (e.g. warafin, aspirin, etc.) Contact your Doctor 

  • Have skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the treatment area

  • Have active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed

  • Are on/have been on any prescribed skin medication such as Accutane, Roaccutane (Isotretinoin) etc, or steroids/corticosteroids which thin and make skin oversensitive. **Usage must come to an end 6 months prior to your treatment

  • Currently have shingles on the face

  • Have rosacea in the eyebrow area

  • Have healing disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or mitral valve disorder

  • Are undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment at present, or due to undergo such treatment. Any radiotherapy or chemotherapy must have come to an end no less than 6 months before the date of the treatment (consult your doctor)

  • Have a pacemaker or major heart problems

  • Have epilepsy

  • Currently taking antibiotics pigment does not retain well (must be a 14 day window between last dose and your appointment)

  • Currently taking thyroid medication - pigment does not retain well (must be a 14 day window between last dose and your appointment)

  • Have had botox administered in the 4 weeks prior to the appointment in the eyebrow and forehead area

  • Allergic to pigments and/or anesthetics including: lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine

  • Have allergic reactions to anesthetics and/or pigments (*if unsure, patch test is recommended 24 hours prior)


 

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS TO  - Lip Blush

  You may not be eligible for Lip Blush if you:

  • Are Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Are under 18 years of age

  • History of cold sores 

  • Have transmittable blood conditions such as HIV or Hepatitis

  • Have hemophilia

  • Are diabetic  (your Doctor's approval is required)

  • Are prone to keloid scarring

  • Take blood thinners (e.g. warafin, aspirin, etc.) Contact your Doctor - for advice on how to proceed

  • Have skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the treatment area

  • Have active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed

  • Are on any skin medication such as accutane, ro-accutane, or steroids which thin and make skin oversensitive. 

  • Currently have shingles on the face

  • Have healing disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or mitral valve disorder

  • Are undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment at present, or due to undergo such treatment. Any radiotherapy or chemotherapy must have come to an end no less than 6 months before the date of the treatment (consult your doctor)

  • Have a pacemaker or major heart problems

  • Have epilepsy

  • Are prone to hyperpigmentation

  • Have extremely darker skin tones (pigment does not heal well, may also cause hyperpigmentation)

  • Have had lip fillers in the last 3 weeks (wait at least 4 weeks after lip fillers)

  • Allergic to pigments and/or anesthetics including: lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine

  • Have allergic reactions to anesthetics and/or pigments (*if unsure, patch test is recommended 24 hours prior)

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS Waxing

      You may not be eligible for waxing if you:

  • If you are taking anti-biotics or acne medication

  • Current use of Retinoids, Accutane, Steroids or any other medications which thin the skin (wait minimum of 6 months after finishing use of prescribed skin medications)

  • If you are using AHA's/ BHA's on your skin, stop using these products in the area getting waxed for 5 days before & 5 days after waxing. If the AHA is over 8% then you need to wait a few months before getting waxed      

  • Currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy - (wait min. 6 months after treatment is finished)

  • Sunburn or use of sunbeds 24 hours prior

  • Varicose Veins 

  • Underarms : Mastitis

  • Warts / Moles / Skin Tags: These areas will be avoided 

  • Irritated, open, Inflammed or broken skin

  • Use of skin peeling, skin thinning preparations.

* For at least 24 hours, you'll want to avoid saunas, tanning beds, and even the gym. The newly waxed area is more sensitive & more susceptible to invading bacteria, it's best to avoid heat, sweat, and friction after your wax.

CONTRAINDICATIONS to - Facials

      You may not be eligible for a facial if you:

  • Do not wax skin on face at least 5 days before 

  • Sunburned skin

  • Skin irritation, open wound, or any rashes on skin

  • Bruising or swelling

  • Eczema, Dermatitis

  • Currently using Acne medication, retinoids (please advise before appt)

  • If you used exfoliating products within last 5 days 

  • Irritated, open, Inflammed or broken skin

  • Use of skin peeling, skin thinning preparations.