More about permanent makeup

If any of the below applies to you, you are NOT a candidate for permanent make-up:

  • You are under 18 years old.

  • You are pregnant or nursing.

  • You have a history of MRSA.

  • You have psoriasis or other skin condition on or around your brows or eyes.

  • You have uncontrolled high blood pressure.

  • You are on blood thinners and cannot stop their use for 2 weeks.

  • You have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.

  • You are currently getting cancer treatments (must wait 2 months post treatment).

  • You are currently using Accutane (must be off for at least 1 year).

  • You have dark/solid existing permanent makeup. Or old microblading that has changed colors (tattoo lightening may be necessary - or a corrective powder brow could be considered). *If you are interested in correction work, schedule a consult now.

Additionally, if any of the below apply to you, permanent make-up MIGHT not retain well for you:

  • You have oily/combo skin and/or large pores on your forehead, a rough or ruddy skin type PMU may not last as long for you. Meaning you may need touch-ups/color boosts more often than someone with dry smooth skin.

  • You are a smoker (pigment will not retain properly, colors may distort).

  • You have an auto-immune disease.

  • You have Diabetes type 1 or 2 (due to slow healing and infection, color may or may not retain well).

  • You have thyroid/graves disease (medication may cause pigment to not retain properly).

  • You have rosacea or anemia (pigment may not retain properly).

**Please note: if you are under a doctor’s care for ANY condition, it is highly recommended that you meet with your doctor and get verbal and written approval for cosmetic tattooing.

HOW LONG DOES PMU LAST?

Today’s permanent makeup is very low maintenance but it is not NO maintenance. Regular touch-up are required approximately every 6 months-3 years to maintain your desired look. NO GUARANTEES can be made as to how long results will last. Everyone’s skin is different, it is very important that each client understands that we cannot guarantee how long the pigment will be retained in your skin. Retention depends on your skin type, texture, oiliness, aftercare and lifestyle. 

WILL I STILL HAVE TO TWEEZE OR WAX MY BROWS?

Yes. Your hair will continue to grow.

WILL I STILL NEED TO WEAR BROW MAKE-UP?

You might, depending on your desired look. If you prefer the look of brow make-up, choose Nicola’s Signature Ombre Powder Brows.

DOES IT HURT?

Pain threshold levels vary from person to person. Any tattooing can be uncomfortable. A numbing liquid is used throughout the procedure to help with comfort. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity. If you have a very low tolerance for pain, this procedure may not be for you.

WHAT IS AFTERCARE LIKE?

FOR 10-14 DAYS AFTER YOUR PMU SESSION you will… keep the PMU area CLEAN and DRY. Avoid getting the PMU area wet - no sweating, no long steamy showers, no sauna, no excessive exercise, no pools. No activities that could compromise your new fresh open wounds on your face! No yard work. No cleaning out your garage. No riding in convertibles. No horseback riding. No sun exposure or salon tanning. No facial treatments. No picking or scratching. No excess alcohol consumption. Absolutely no cleansers, ointments, lotions on the PMU area - only the approved/provided aftercare. Allow 2 weeks if you have a special occasion or trip.

DOES EVERYONE NEED A TOUCH-UP?

ALL PERMANENT MAKE-UP TREATMENTS ARE A 2-STEP PROCESS. Yes, everyone is required to have a touch-up 6-12 weeks after their initial session for the cosmetic tattooing process to be complete. YOU are responsible for booking your touch-up within the time frame. If for any reason you do not complete your touch-up by 12 weeks there will be an upcharge for your touch-up (refer to prices below).

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY PERMANENT MAKE-UP APPOINTMENT?

To plan for the best outcome , please follow these directions closely.

*If you don’t take into account these instructions and we need to cancel your appointment day of, you will lose your booking fee and be charged a late cancellation fee of $100

  • NO BLOOD THINNERS for 48 hours before your appt! NO aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, etc. 

  • NO alcohol for 24-48 hours before.

  • NO prescription blood thinners for at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure (you must get your doctor's approval).

  • NO vitamin A skin care products (Retin-A, retinols) for at least two weeks prior to your procedure.

  • NO AHA/BHA (chemical exfoliation) skin care products close to the brow area at least two weeks prior to your procedure.

  • NO laser or electrolysis on or around the treatment area at least two weeks prior to procedure.

  • NO chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy, microneedling, or any other skin treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 3-4 weeks before procedure. Your skin needs to be in good condition the day of your appointment - no breakouts, rashes, irritations, peeling. If you arrive to your appointment with peeling irritated skin, you will be turned away and charged a $100 late cancellation fee.

  • NO Botox or fillers in the procedure area 2-4 weeks prior.

  • Limit the amount of caffeine you consume the morning of your appointment.

  • NO SUN or TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule & forfeit your booking fee & need to pay a late cancellation fee.

  • Keep your eye out for brows that you like and bring a couple reference pictures on the day of your appointment.

  • Lastly, if you’d like, you may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would the day of your appointment.

WHAT ABOUT LONG TERM UP-KEEP? WHAT AM I IN FOR?

In the long term, you will always apply sunscreen to your brows. The sun WILL fade and distort the color. You will NEVER use chemical exfoliants (retinols, alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid ect) on your brows - it will prematurely fade and distort the color. You will treat the brows kindly once healed, using gentle cleansers & mild physical exfoliants only, keeping them hydrated and healthy. No strong facial treatments over the brows, especially laser (always let your clinician know that your brows are tattooed so they can avoid the area). You will get periodic (every 1-3 years) touch-ups and color boosts to maintain your desired look.

ARE YOU GUYS LICENSED AND CERTIFIED?

We certainly are! JMSE ©  is a fully licensed and insured tattoo facility. Jesseca is a licensed Esthetician, Licensed Educator and Continuing Education Provider. She's been tattooing permanent eyebrows since 2015.

WHAT FORMS ARE REQUIRED THE DAY OF MY SERVICE?

HEALTH HISTORY

DISCLOSURE FORM

You will be given these forms to fill out at your initial consultation appointment.

MICROBLADING PRE AND POST CARE
In order for your new brows to heal properly (and look their best) these Pre & Post Care Instructions found below are of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE! Pre-Care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding during the procedure can dilute the pigment color and lead to poor results. 
MICROBLADING PRE-CARE
* Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
* NO alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
* Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
* Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
* Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements 48 hours prior to procedure.
* Discontinue Retin-A at least 4 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).
* Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).
* Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.
* No brow waxing, tinting, or threading one week prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!
* Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or facials for 4-weeks prior procedure.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
MICROBLADING POST-CARE
* Keep the the brow area clean by using a natural fragrance-free gel cleanser (such as Cetaphil) and water.  Hands must be freshly clean . Avoid use of abrasive washcloths or sponges.
* Allow eyebrows to completely air dry before applying ointment. Apply the after care ointment given  (for the amount of days recommended by your artist) with freshly washed hands or a Q-Tip.
* DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss!
* COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure.  Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring.
* Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks.
* Avoid sweating for a full 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that may cause sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis producing poor results.
* Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.
* Keep your bangs and hair pulled back from your face for the first 10 days.
* NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area for two weeks.
* NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
* NO botox for 4 weeks. We recommend that it’s best to wait until after your touch up heals to get Botox, as an educated injector will take your new brows into consideration when choosing where to inject.
* After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.
* Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure.
* Avoid Retin-A, Chemical Peels and Microderms around the brow area once healed. 
Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural healing for the first two weeks. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.
PERMANENT MAKEUP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANY CLIENTS WHO ARE OR HAVE:
* Pregnant or Nursing
* Diabetic
* Viral infections and/or diseases
* Epilepsy
* A Pacemaker or major heart problems
* Had an Organ transplant
* Tendency towards keloids
* Seborrheic dermatitis
* Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
* Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
* Had Botox in the past 2 months
* Have upcoming vacations or special occasions planned.
* Used Accutane in the past year 
* Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)
* Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin
ATTENTION PLEASE: 
I strongly advise prospective new clients to book their Microblading appointments at least 3-4 months in advance of Vacations, Weddings, and Special Occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your Initial Microblading Appointment as well as a Touch-Up Enhancement Session 6-8 Weeks prior. To have perfect brows it is a multi step process. Dream brows cannot be achieved in just one session. Some clients need more than two sessions to achieve their desire density and shape. 

EYEBROW HEALING STAGES - WHAT TO EXPECT

CAN I COME IN FOR A CONSULTATION?

Sure you can! We offer complimentary 15 minute consultations. **IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUS microblading or PMU an in-person consultation is REQUIRED before booking a service. Please note: not all previous work can be worked over, removal/lightening may be necessary. This often requires laser tattoo removal.

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without

Microblading

microbladed

Hairlike strokes are tattooed onto the skin with a hand held tool.

Number of touch ups determined by pigment adherence and skin type.

Best for Normal to Dry skin types.

Actual client by Jesseca 2019

without

Natural looking brows

Microblading

microbladed

Hairlike strokes are tattooed onto the skin with a hand held tool.

Number of touch ups determined by pigment adherence and skin type.

Best for Normal to Dry skin types.

Actual client by Jesseca 2016

microbladed

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without

without

microbladed

microbladed

Microshading

All over pigment application. Generally done with a mechanical tattoo pen or nano pen.

One touch up generally needed. Then one again after two or more years.

Actual client by Jesseca 2015

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with makeup/no tattoo

without makeup 

with tattoo/ microshading

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Nano Brows

Permanent eyebrows creating hair like strokes with a cosmetic tattoo machine. Results last 3-10 years.

Tattoo by Jesseca 2020