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FAQ & Policies

MICROBLADING

What is Microblading?


Is a semi-permanent tattooing technique using fine deposits of pigment that creates hairlike strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows. Making eyebrows appear fuller yet still natural.




How does it feel?


There is some discomfort associated with the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area. After the anesthetic has taken affect there is very little discomfort.




How long does the appointment take


Generally the appointment will take approximately 2-3 hours, which includes numbing the area, consultation, creating your custom shape eyebrows. The microblading portion takes about 40 minutes.




What will my brows look like


After the initial treatment as the skin heals, there will be a 40%-50% loss of pigment. One or two more treatments are required to obtain a desired results. Touch up treatments are recommended to obtain desired fullness and maintain desired color.




Am I a good candidate for Microblading?


Unfortunately, pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading, leaving both you and I in an unfavorable situation. So, before you go ahead and book your appointment, read the pointers below to find out if microblading is for you... SKIN CONDITIONS (FACE ONLY) -Skin Complications - If you have skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and therefore won’t hold the pigment well. -Chronic Conditions - The same goes for conditions like chronic acne and rosacea. The inherent nature of this type of skin causes easy bleeding, which once again means your skin will not retain the color very well and intended effect of microblading. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look. Eczema. Psoriasis. Keratosis. Pilaris Dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and your skin won’t hold the pigment. Chronic Acne. Rosacea. The inherent nature of these types of skin causes easy bleeding once aggravated, which once again means your skin will not retain the colour and intended effect of microblading. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look. -State of Skin - If your skin is sensitive, it is likely to be easily aggravated and bleed easily. A good way to know if your skin is sensitive is if turns pink very easily from a little scratch. If your skin has large pores, specifically in the region of the eyebrows and forehead (aka the T-Zone), the color will blur and result in a powdered look. Along similar lines, tattooed hair strokes will not lay properly on skin with deep wrinkles, which can make the overall look appear uneven. Moles, bumps, piercing, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain color. -Skin Type - If you have Fitzpatrick Skin type 1 (i.e., you are a redhead, have thin, translucent skin with light eyes), your skin is very likely to be hypersensitive and your skin will not be able to tolerate microblading well. The same applies if you just have generally very thin skin - it will bleed easily and not retain colour. -Sunburn - If you are hoping to get microblading done but have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn, it’s best to wait until your skin has resumed it's normal colour and wait until your skin has healed before booking in for a procedure. -Previous Permanent Makeup - People who have previously had permanent makeup may want to change or fix what they have previously had done. Clients may have to consider laser removal prior to a procedure or ask the artist if they can work with their existing permanent makeup to incorporate the old design and colors into the new one. Always disclose if you’ve had previous permanent makeup so the artist can treat you accordingly. MEDICATIONS -Accutane/Retin-A - Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as Accutane or Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. It’s very important that you wait a year before tattooing the skin. Similarly, Retinol and Vitamin A users should discontinue the use of each a month prior to their procedure. -Latisse - Eyelash and eyebrow growth serum bring extra circulation (aka blood flow) to the area resulting in more growth of hair/lashes. Do not underestimate the power of these products! If you have been using Latisse or any other eyelash or eyebrow growth conditioners, the skin in that area is in a hypersensitive state and will bleed easily. Be mindful to discontinue using these at least 3-6 months before going in for a session otherwise you will instantly bleed profusely. MEDICAL CONDITIONS -Hair Transplant - A commonly unknown fact is that scar tissue will form within the eyebrow transplant site. If you've had a hair transplant for your eyebrows, microblading is not a suitable procedure for you. -Irregular State - If your body naturally runs hot or you have a bleeding disorder, this will result in excess bleeding and prevent adequate color deposit. -Autoimmune - Even more seriously, if you have an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, or frontal fibrosing alopecia, you will be not a good candidate for Microblading due to your compromised skin health caused by these disorders. -Other Conditions - If you are pregnant, nursing, have hemophilia, a heart condition, , it is absolutely not recommended that you get any form of permanent make up done as this puts you in a high-risk position. People who have heart issues often are on medications that thin the blood which will cause excessive bleeding a poor results with microblading. REACTIONS TO TREATMENTS Below is a list of medical conditions that often cause skin irregularities, making microblading an unsuitable procedure for you: -Trichotillomania (i.e., the compulsive pulling of body hair) can causes scar tissue in the skin to be prominent, which does not allow the color to heal properly. -Glaucoma-If you hope to get eyeliner tattooed, the use of glaucoma eye drops makes eyelash follicles and eyelids hypersensitive, causing excessive bleeding and poor color retention. -If you have continued use of Accutane, Retinol, or skin-peeling acids, you may be prone to excessive bleeding due to your altered skin condition, therefore, microblading would not be a viable option for you. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS YOU’VE MIGHT HAVE MISSED.... -Botox- Get Microblading done BEFORE you get botox so your muscles will be in a normal state of movement. Alternatively, if you regularly use botox, you will need to wait at 3 weeks after botox before doing microblading in order to allow the botox to settle in at its full effect. -Vacationing- microblading is a tattoo and therefore is a mild injury to the skin which takes time to heal. If you are planning to go hot vacation involving sun, sweating, and swimming, make sure you give your skin two weeks to heal post microblading before showing off your newly microbladed brows on the beach! So, if you’re thinking you’re ready for a microblading procedure, it is important to know that the results of your permanent makeup will be based on the health and quality of your skin. Results will vary from person to person, and if you have a pre-existing skin condition or are on medications, you may still be eligible for a procedure but should adjust your expectations based on your situation.





POLICIES

Deposits


A $150 dollar deposit is requires when booking a MICROBLADING appointment and a $50 dollar deposit is required when booking a LASH appointment. Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and are used to secure your appointment with e10. All deposits will be deducted from the total cost of your appointment.




Balance


The remaining balance can be taken care of at e10 before we start your service. We accept all major credit cards and cash is highly appreciated.




A Note on TIME


Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out paper work, to go over any concerns and get settled. It's advised that you familiarize yourself with the location and plan accordingly with your means of transportation. Due to a very structured schedule, lateness can not be accommodated and will result in a cancelled appointment. Cancelled appointment can be rescheduled however, they will require a new NON-REFUNDABLE deposit.




Cancellations


At e10 we understand that things happen and at times cancellations need to be made however if you cancel your appointment within 24 hours of your scheduled time, you will be required to pay 50% of service cost. If you need to reschedule an appointment it can be done so within 12 hours of your booking. After the allotted time frame appointments will be cancelled.





LIP BLUSHING

What is Lip Blush Tattoo?


"Lip Blushing” Is a technique where pigment is applied to the lips making them appear Full & youthfull with little to no maintenance needed. The lips can be defined and given tone to appear fuller and plump.




Is Lip Blushing permanent?


Because we use pigment instead of traditional tattoo ink it appears more natural but also fades in time making it semi-permanent. Lip Blushing usually last 2-5 years but varies from person to person. To acquire and maintain color, touch up session may be required.




Does Lip Blushing hurt?


Pain levels vary from person to person, however some discomfort is expected. Strong medical grade topical anesthetic cream is used before and during your procedure to keep you as pain free as possible.




How long does the procedure take?


The procedure takes about 2 hours.




How do I prepare for my Lip Blushing?


  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.
  • 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. **I recommend NOT using these products over or around the tattooed area after you receive your cosmetic tattoo. It could cause fading and distortion of color.**
  • 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 show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your booking fee. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
  • Bring in your favorite lip color if you have a specific color your wanting to achieve
  • If you have existing cosmetic tattooing you need to contact me BEFORE booking your appointment.




What to expect after my Lup Blushing?


  • There will be moderate swelling, redness and bruising for the first 5 days.
  • Apply a Ziploc bag filled with water and ice for no more than 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling.
  • During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own.
  • Expect the color to eventually lighten by up to 40% once the healing process is complete.
  • Color may appear sketchy at different stages of healing. Be patient. This is a process that does not yield immediate results.
  • Permanent makeup ink is not the same as body art ink, and by design it does not last as long as body art ink. Permanent Makeup does fade and is expected to last 2 to 5 years before requiring a touch-up. Maintenance touch ups are suggested for best results





 

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