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How to prepare for a smooth appointment

Now that you've decided to go ahead with Cosmetic Tattooing please take a look at our top-ten steps for you to have a successful experience during your appointment at Urban Bliss Wellness Spa.

  • 1. Cease use of hair growth serums on the area of your procedure (eyebrows or eyeliner area) for SIX MONTHS prior to your appointment.
    The reason for this is that hair growth serums, like Latisse, work by increasing circulation and blood flow to your skin to help stimulate hair growth. This is great if you want brows like David Levy or lashes like Kim Kardashian, but it’s not so great once you go through a permanent makeup procedure as the excess blood in that area will cause you to bleed excessively during your procedure which can hinder your healed results (and make the appointment super uncomfortable).
  • 2. Don’t tweeze, wax or tint your eyebrows for ONE WEEK prior to your procedure.
    In fact, the more natural hair there, the better! Your artist can clean and groom any excess hair once your shape has been determined. It’s better for your artist to see your natural eyebrows so they can make a color choice based on what will work for you long-term.
  • 3. Don’t tan (or burn!) for TWO WEEKS prior to your service.
    Your artist will want to see your natural skin tone so that they can pick a color that will suit you year-round. Plus, if your skin is sensitive from sun exposure you are going to feel more uncomfortable during your appointment. Wear SPF50 or higher on your face if you are going to be in the sun, and keep a hat and sunglasses nearby to help protect your skin for two weeks before and after your appointment.
  • 4. Avoid facials of any kind for TWO WEEKS prior to your service.
    That goes for micro-needling too. We don’t want freshly exfoliated baby-like skin to suffer at all during your appointment, so make sure to book that facial more than two weeks before or two weeks after your procedure to prevent any extra sensitivity.
  • 5. Wait at least 6 months after Botox or Filler treatment.
    The reason for this is that there is downtime required for the botox / filler to settle in your body. We don’t want to tattoo your eyebrows on freshly botoxed skin only for them to droop down weeks later!
  • 6. Do not consume Fish Oil or Vitamin E tablets for ONE WEEK prior to your service.
    Fish oil and Vitamin E are natural blood-thinners which will cause you to bleed more than usual during your procedure.
  • 7. Avoid consuming anything containing caffeine, alcohol or any other blood thinners for 24 HOURS before your appointment.
    That includes medication containing aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • 8. Don’t work out on the day of your procedure.
    When you work out, blood rushes throughout your body and sometimes it can take a number of hours to return to a regular state. We don’t want any excess blood to affect your procedure so it’s best to skip the gym on the day of your appointment. As well as this, sweating will cause your pores to open up, which could result in blurry-looking microblading/hair-strokes.
  • 9. Plan your journey to Urban Bliss 24 HOURS before your appointment.
    If it’s your first time coming to Urban Bliss Wellness & Spa, check out our helpful Directions page on our website. Don’t leave it to the last minute to find out where to park or what bus stop to get off at, as this may result in you arriving late to your appointment. Don’t be that guy! Speaking of which…
  • 10. Arrive 10 MINUTES early to your appointment.
    We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment so that you have adequate time for numbing and to fill out a consent form before your appointment begins. It’s our policy that every client must fill out a consent form before their appointment. This ensures that you are fully-informed before your procedure begins, and to ensure that we have the correct contact and medical details for you on file. If you arrive late, you will still need to fill out a form which will delay your appointment start time - meaning that your appointment will be cut short. We cannot delay appointments that will impact other clients who arrived on time. Arriving late will also decrease your numbing time before your appointment which means you may feel more sensitive throughout the procedure (ouch!), so please arrive early. We have comfortable couches, relaxing music and calming scents throughout for you to chill before your procedure and leave feeling like you spent the day at a spa!
  • 11. What other contraindications may effect the results of my Cosmetic Tattooing treatment?
    *NO Alcohol 24 hours before procedure. *NO Caffeine 24 hours before procedure. *Do not work out 24 hours before procedure. *Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure. *Avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil, and “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements 24 hours prior to procedure. *Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior. *Refrain from the use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, face wash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid. *Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. *You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions! NO Lash or Brow lengthening serums (Discontinue for min of 3 weeks) IF YOU GET FILLERS, THEY SHOULD BE DONE 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR DONE 6 WEEKS AFTER THE PROCEDURE. IF YOU USE BOTOX, IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED EITHER 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE. AVOID POWER SHAKES AND POWER GREENS 3 DAYS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE, CAUSES BLOOD THINNING AND HEAVY BLEEDING! WE DO NOT WORK ON ANYONE PREGNANT OR STILL BREASTFEEDING. Other Candidates not suitable for Cosmetic Tattooing are: *Heart Conditions/Pacemaker/Defibrillator (No exceptions) *If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain) If you have the tendency to “keloid” scar (raised scarring), you need to ask your doctor. *Hemophiliac IF YOU ARE ON THESE MEDICATIONS: Triflusal (Disgren) Clopidogrel (Plavix) Prasugrel (Effient) Ticagrelor (Brilinta) Ticlopidine (Ticlid) Cilostazol (Pletal) Vorapaxar (Zontivity) Dipyridamole (Persantine Coumadin Pradaxa (dabigatran) Xarelto (rivaroxaban) Eliquis (apixaban) Savaysa (edoxaban) *Cirrhosis of the Liver (Susceptible to infection) *Surgical Forehead/Brow lift (Scar tissue will prevent proper healing) *Alopecia (Hair loss due to autoimmune disease) (Hair strokes will appear more blurred or blended) *Trichotillomania (Compulsive pulling of body hair - Due to constant pulling, scar tissue is prominent and pigment will not heal properly) *Shingles on your face (No exceptions...PMU will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare up) * Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin) *Oily or severely oily skin (The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain at all) *Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area (Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered) *Hemophilia-Bleeding Disorder *Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel. *Moles/raised areas in or around the brow area (Pigment will not be put into anything raised.) *Deep wrinkles in the brow area - (The Hair Strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look) *Hair transplant for your eyebrows (Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed) *Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition (Hypo, Hyper Susceptible, Graves Disease, Hashimotos) *On Accutane (acne medicine) within the last year *Any type of Organ Transplant or Anti-Rejection Medications *Autoimmune disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like) (Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain) **NO FISH OIL 1 WEEK PRIOR**

If there is anything else you’re unsure about don’t hesitate to contact us directly:

778-398-2000 | urbanblissspa@gmail.com

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