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permanent
makeup services

what you need to know

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Welcome!

Katie & Lilit are your

permanent makeup artists.  

If you are unsure of the service you

want / need, please call or email. 

 

Services CANNOT be changed once you arrive due to the time requirements.  

Microblading

Microblading + Shading

Shaded Brows

Eyeliner

Lip Blush

What are the permanent brow options?

1 - Microblading is Semi Permanent Makeup which is implemented using a hand held tool comprised of between 6-14 micro needles in the shape of a blade hence the name Microblade.  The process is carried out using the hand held tool to insert pigment into the upper layers of skin.  The pigment is deposited into the epidermis.  As the color is impacted closer to the surface, the hair strokes appear crisp and very fine.  There is no spilling under the skin and the effects last up to 18 months, after which the pigment fades leaving the skin.  This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of his or her eyebrows.  The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present.  

2 - Microblading + Shading is a great option for someone who has less hair and needs a bit more coverage.  The entire brow is microbladed first, then I shade in part of the brow with a PMU machine.  Starting at the tail and working toward the front of the brow.  Microblading hair strokes are left at the front for a soft start to your new brows.

3 - Shaded Brows are done with a PMU machine and mimic shading in with makeup. When healed, will leave you with a soft, powdery filled in look for the brows. 

What should I expect?

There is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure.

A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area to make you comfortable during the procedure.  Each procedure takes two-three hours, sometimes more sometimes less.

Permanent Makeup procedures are a two step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up 6-9 weeks after. After we take your before photo, we shape your eyebrows and decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited.

During healing, it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place. The process is considered to be complete 6 - 8 weeks after the second appointment.

The results for Microblading can last 12 to 18 months, 1.5-2 for Microblading + Shading, and Lip blush.  2-2.5 years for Shaded Brows and Eyeliner.   A touch up once your pigment has faded at least 50% is recommended to retain the shape and saturation.  The average cost for the procedure in the United States market varies from $400 to $1200.

Lip Blushing:

Lip Blushing is a procedure that uses a PMU (permanent makeup) machine to shade and define lips. There are many color choices available.    It is important to read and adhere to the instructions prior to your appointment.

  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure. NO CAFFEINE DAY OF.
     

  • Do not take any prescription blood thinners at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.
     

  • Discontinue any vitamin A skin care products (Retin-A, retinols) close to the enhancement area at least two weeks prior to your procedure.
     

  • Discontinue use of AHA (chemical exfoliation) skin care products close to the area to be tattooed at least one week prior to your procedure.
     

  • No laser or electrolysis on or around the treatment area one week prior to procedure.
     

  • No Botox or fillers in the procedure area less than one week prior.
     

  • Plan trips or events a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. Due to unwanted elements Limit the amount of caffeine you consume the morning of your appointment.
     

  • Do not have any chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy, or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 3-4 weeks before procedure.
     

  • If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
     

  • It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure.
     

  • If you have existing cosmetic tattooing you need to contact us BEFORE booking your appointment.
     

  • Clients who have experienced a cold sore in or around the mouth MUST take a prescription antiviral at least 3 days prior and 3 days after receiving this treatment. Failure to follow these instructions can risk an outbreak that can affect the healing process.

The Cost:

Pricing below for Collective Beauty,

  • Microblading is $600

  • Microblading + Shading is $700

  • Shaded Brows are $700

  • Lip Blush is $425 

  • Lash Line Enhancement (liner applied right at the lash line) is $350 

  • Classic Liner (liner applied above the lash line) is $500

  • Annual touch up appointments start at $300.  If brows/ lips / or liner have completely faded, initial cost is required.

  • Annual visits are for current clients only.

How should I prepare for my session?

No alcohol, caffeine, or energy drinks night before or day of your appointment (I WILL send you home if this happens and you will be charged FULL amount).

 

* No smoking 2 hours before* I am allergic and WILL NOT perform your procedure.

  • Do not wax or tweeze your brows at least 1 week before your appointment
     

  • No Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Advil or any type of blood thinners 24 hours before your appointment
     

  • If you are using skin care products that has Retinol, RetinA please stop at least 1 week before your appointment as it will cause poor retention when healed.
     

  • No facials, peels or any type of micro needling work at least 1 week before your appointment and 2 weeks after
     

  • No tanning / excessive sun exposure 2 weeks before AND 2 weeks after.
     

  • Late/Cancellation Policy;

    • Please be courteous when arriving to your appointment. Anything past 15 minutes will result in your appointment being cancelled and you will be charge the FULL amount. A 48 hour notice of cancellation or rescheduling is required.
       

    • Last minute cancellations will result in your card being charged the FULL amount.
       

    • Clients have a 1 time rescheduling courtesy if needed to reschedule their appointment.
       

    • No Call / No Show will result in your card being charged in the full amount and you will be blocked from rebooking again.

       

  • Please read carefully below and do not book book any PMU services if you are:

    • Under the age of 18

    • Pregnant, trying to get pregnant or is breastfeeding

    • Allergic to anesthetic(Lidocaine)

    • High blood pressure (Consult with doctor for approval)

    • Prone to keloids or any type of scarring

    • Active herpes outbreak

    • Epilepsy or any type of Blood disorders

    • Autoimmune disease

    • Psoriasis

    • Heart disease
       

  • ::::Please Consult with your doctors first if you have any concerns before committing to any PMU services::::
     

  • No extra people (especially children) or pets allowed for permanent makeup procedure - this is a safety concern and there are no exceptions
     

  • You CANNOT get permanent makeup if any of the following apply to you:

    • Pregnancy/breast feeding- NO EXCEPTIONS

    • Use of Accutane (acne medication)- must discontinue for 1 year before getting any permanent makeup procedures.

    • Hemophilia- Bleeding Disorder

    • Trichotillomania- Compulsive pulling of body hair or scabs on body

    • MRSA

    • Keloid Scarring history- If you've ever had a diagnosed keloid scar, you need to supply a Doctors approval note at your appointment

    • Have Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator/Stint

    • If you are Hemophiliac

    • Any active skin disease/condition on the face (cold sores, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, severe acne in the brow area, actinic keratosis, rosacea, contact dermatitis, shingles, etc,) any other skin conditions that are not listed please ask about before booking

    • Epilepsy- Must get a doctors note for approval

    • Uncontrolled Diabetic OR Uncontrolled High blood pressure

    • Minors cannot get permanent makeup, even with parental approval

    • Chemotherapy or Radiation treatments - You can get microblading with a doctors note of approval.

    • The following conditions do not prevent you from getting permanent makeup, but should be considered when deciding if it is right for you.

    • Cirrhosis of the Liver: Susceptible to infection

    • Scar tissue: Scars can be tattooed over, however be aware that scar tissue can prevent proper healing; pigment may not take to the skin at all. This can happens if you've had microblading or permanent makeup in the past.

    • Platelet Disorders- Causes more bleeding to occur, and therefore lower pigment retention.

    • Moles/raised areas in or around the area: Pigment will not be put into moles or anything raised but you can be tattooed around them

    • Thyroid medications: Potential for faster fading and need for more touch-ups

    • Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus etc): Due to the medicines to treat these disorders, pigment will not retain well

    • Anemia: Will require more touch-ups

    • Tanning: May alter color over time
       

  • MEDICATIONS:

    • Taking certain medications can effect your skin and the way it heals. Taking a lot of different medications at once will also make it harder to predict how well the permanent makeup will heal on you (no its not the same as a regular tattoo).
       

  • The following medications will prevent proper pigment retention and if you take any of these regularly you should not get permanent makeup:

    • Triflusal (Disgren)

    • Clopidogrel (Plavix)

    • Prasugrel (Effient)

    • Ticagrelor (Brilinta)

    • Ticlopidine (Ticlid)

    • Cilostazol (Pletal)

    • Vorapaxar (Zontivity)

    • Dipyridamole (Persantine)

    • Coumadin

    • Pradaxia (Dabigatran)

    • Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

    • Eliquis (Apixaban)

    • Savaysa (Edoxaban)
       

  • Time spent in the sun and overall health play a factor in fading/healing.
     

  • These instructions and requirements are for your safety and are recommended for the best results possible. If you show up to your appointment/book your appointment without following any/all of the above requirements including pre-care or you have any of the conditions indicated in red above, you will be turned away and charged a cancellation fee OF THE FULL PROCEDURE AMOUNT. 
     

  • If you experience any of the conditions above indicated in blue, then by scheduling you except the possible outcomes explained.


BROWS & LIPS:

  • No sweating, wetting, or washing

  • No Touching, picking, peeling, or scratching

  • No Applying makeup, creams, ointments to brows or lips

  • No Tanning

  • Smoking & Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds

  • No driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles

  • Do not use any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing RetinA or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck

  • NO Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment

  • No performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris

  • A list of instructions will be sent home with you following your procedure

  • After care and skin type accounts for about 75% of how your eyebrows will heal after receiving the PMU treatment. Results should not be considered complete until after TOUCH UP as this is a 2, sometimes 3 step process.

  • Failure to follow after care will DIRECTLY result to poor healing

  • There are no exceptions to the terms listed above

     

  • By booking with Glow Beauty Charlotte, you agree that you have read the above terms, or emailed for the information in FULL. 
     

  • You agree that you are aware the retention of the semi-permanent makeup depends on many factors outside of the providers control and that not everyone is an ideal candidate for this procedure and results CANNOT be guaranteed.

How to care for my new brows and how long does it take to heal?

Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before we consider the process complete.