FAQ & Policies
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.
-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.
-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.
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.
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.
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.
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
BB Glow Facial
What aftercare is required after a BB GLOW Treatment?
Make-up Free for the Day. After you have had a micro-needling BB GLOW treatment go make-up free for the rest of the day and let your skin recover overnight. The next morning you can wear your make-up as normal.
Skin More Sensitive for 48 Hours Post Treatment. Sunbathing (including sun beds), perfumed skincare products and any direct heat (saunas, hot tubs, hot showers/baths and hairdryers) must be avoided for 48 hours. That’s not to say you are not allowed to have a shower or use a hairdryer at all but just watch the temperature of these, don’t have your shower roasting hot and use a hairdryer on med-low heat setting.
Avoid Swimming for at least 7 days after a micro-needling BB GLOW treatment. The pool is full of microbes and irritants that can penetrate the skin, until your micro-traumas have fully healed.
Wear a High Factor SPF moisturising cream with a high factor SPF (this is good advice in general) in the days post treatment as your skin will be a little more sensitive to day to day UV rays.
What are the Added Benefits of a BB GLOW Treatment?
Anti-ageing Effects from Collagen Induction
Your collagen production is elevated for up to two years after micro-needling. Once you have had a treatment your body continues to produce collagen and this peaks 3 weeks after your treatment. Although, it will take 2-3 treatments for the BB GLOW ampoule serum to show, you will still get all the benefits of micro-needling from the very start of your block and the transdermal delivery (serum runs down the channels formed from the micro-needling device and work from underneath the skin surface).
How long does BB GLOW Last?
BB GLOW has a Cumulative effect. Once the BB GLOW ampoule serum builds-up in the skin the coverage becomes more pronounced and lasts longer (the more treatments you get, the better it takes and the longer it lasts).
A BB GLOW is great if you want to glow for a special event, however further treatments need to be performed for a more pronounced effect that will last up to 4 months. As you have more BB Glow treatments, the ampoule serums builds-up more effectively in the skin.
Anti-ageing Effects Last Long into the Future.
Micro-needling increases your own natural collagen production, this is elevated for up to two years post treatment. The new collagen matrix that is formed from the new collagen bundles, reinforces the structure under your skin, giving a tightening and lifting effect to fine lines and wrinkles.
To summarize BB Glow:
BB GLOW is an innovation that merges together all the benefits of micro-needling with the advancement in semi-permanent make-up.
BB GLOW micro-needling targets skin conditions in a two-pronged attack. The micro-traumas from micro-needling engage your body’s own immune system to tackle wrinkle reduction, facial redness and rebuilds the collagen matrix to treat acne scarring. Once you have had a BB GLOW micro-needling treatment your body continues to produce collagen and this peaks after each treatment, but collagen production remains elevated long into the future.
At the same time the BB GLOW ampoule pigment acts to mask these symptoms, it has a cumulative effect; the BB ampoule serum needs to build-up under the skin whilst working through a treatment block. You will start to notice the coverage build-up from the BB GLOW implanting under the skin 2-3 treatments into a treatment block. The results will last for up to 4 months and can be topped-up to hold the coverage effect under the skin.
Plasma Skin Tightening
About Plasma Skin Tightening
Like most skin rejuvenation treatments, there may be some side-effects post-treatment and
recovery from Plasma Pen. You must follow these important guidelines carefully if you wish to enjoy optimal results and protect your investment in Plasma Pen treatment.
Although for most Plasma Pen treatment is virtually painfree, your own treatment may be moderately uncomfortable and sensitive depending on where you are being treated especially eyelid areas where the skin is at its thinnest and your own sensitivities and tolerances.
Before Plasma Skign Tightening treatment:
1. Avoid any kind of tanning (Spray tan- ning, tanning injections, sun tanning and tanning beds) for 2 to 4 weeks before your treatment. Ideally, you should try to use SPF5O to prep your skin for 2 to 4
weeks before your treatment, especially if you are naturally darker skinned. You may even wish to consider using a natu- ral Tyrosinase Inhibitor to helps ensure there is no overproduction of pigment in the skin aka hyperpigmentation.
2. Avoid any other type of procedures on the same area which you intend to have treated with Plasma Pen, such as laser therapy, chemical peels, Botox, fill- ers, as this may prevent your treatment being performed by your technician at the time you want it.
• No facial acids (Retin A, salicylic, glycolic) 14 days before or 21 days after Plasma Pen.
• No Botox or fillers 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.
• No Micro needling/PRP 21 days before or after Plasma Pen.
• No laser or peels (depending on in- tensity of peel) for 90 days before or after Plasma Pen.
• Surgical procedures like face lifts you must wait at least 9 months post op/before Plasma Pen.
Immediately Following Plasma Skign Tightening treatment and to avoid complications:
1. You may experience a “stinging” sensation in the treated area(s) immediate- ly after treatment. This is normal and it generally only lasts for about an hour.
2. If the treated area is swollen, you may apply ice packs covered with a clean cloth. Do NOT apply ice directly onto the skin, as this can cause damage to the tissue. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or steroids if possible.
3. If you are receiving a Plasma Pen treatment anywhere on your face or neck, we recommend you sleep on your back with your head elevated to reduce swelling.
4. Do NOT cleanse the treated area until the following day.
5. Do NOT exercise 48 hours after treat- ment or expose yourself to any heat, steam or sweat because this can intensify the inflammation that’s already present.
6. Your technician will provide you with after care products and instructions. You must follow the provided aftercare protocol to expedite the healing process
7. The area that has been treated must NOT be covered with occlusive dressing or any type of sunblock, makeup, mascara, creams or any other products until the area has fully healed.
Many ingredients in skin care products and cosmetics can irritate skin and cause allergic reactions. Ultimately this will slow your healing process and possibly impede desired results.
8. It is highly unlikely you will ever get an infection from a Plasma Pen treatment, as the wound we cause is not open. However, the first 12 hours posttreatment is vital in protecting you from any potential infection, so please avoid any activities where you could expose your- self to contaminants. Keeping hands off of anything that comes in contact with the treatment area.
9. You may return to work the follow- ing day. However, you will not look your absolute best during the initial healing process (approximately 7 days).
10. Expect redness, swelling and inflammation for the first 1 to 5 days post-treatment. This is normal but will usually be of a very minor nature.
Following Days After Your Treatment:
1. It is normal for the area that has been treated to be red/pink, swollen and feel tight and dry. Occasional weeping is normal and will settle.
2. Tiny crusts will quickly form on the treated area. These may be visible for up to about a week.
3. Do NOT pick crusts off as this will delay the healing process and could cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.
4.The area(s) treated may be cleansed daily with room temperature water and your fingers. Avoid using washcloths or any other washing devices. You are only removing excess oil and do not need to thoroughly cleanse the treated skin. Do NOT be tempted to rub, brush or exfoliate the area in any way to aid in the re- moval of the crusts. Pat dry with a clean tissue.
5. Do NOT stand with your face under a hot shower for the first 3-4 days. This could increase swelling. Try to avoid shower gels or hair products running on to your face as this could cause irrita- tion and inflammation. Rinse thorough- ly with tepid water if products do come into contact with the area(s) treated
6. Avoid swimming or chlorinated wa- ter as it can increase irritation.
7. Keep scabs/crusts moist by applying provided aftercare three times a day – but only in small amounts, do not soak the area.
8. Men should avoid shaving the treat- ed area until it is fully healed (around 7 days).
10. If you have had treatment around your eyes, you should avoid wearing contact lenses for 72 hours after your treatment.
11. Once the scabs have fallen off (ap- proximately 7 days), your skin may be a little pink.
You may begin to apply your normal foundation/make-up/sunblock but avoid using skincare products containing glycolic/salicylic/retinoic/AHA/ scrubs/Clarisonic or any other active exfoliating ingredients/devices for at least 21 days, as this will cause irritation.
12. Avoid sun exposure. Once the scabs have fallen off, you must wear a physi- cal sunblock (zinc & titanium) and a hat while your skin is in the healing stages (pink in color) and you should continue to do so for at least the next 12 weeks to avoid hyperpigmentation.
13. Do NOT sunbath/sun tanning beds for 10–12 week post procedure.
14. Do NOT have any other facial treatments in the same treatment area while your skin is
healing (12 weeks).
15. Do NOT wax the treated area for at least 21 days, if not longer. If you are receiving Plas- ma Pen treatment anywhere around the eyes, I would wait the full 12 weeks. It will be ok to tweeze or thread any unwanted hairs after scabs have fallen off the area.
Other Important Aftercare Advice & Tips
1. Avoid smoking and alcohol.
2. Eat a whole food diet and avoid excess sugar to maximize results.
3. On top of the immediate rejuvenation, lifting and tightening effects you will likely experi- ence from Plasma Pen, it takes 8 to 12 weeks for the full effects of your treatment to be seen.
4. If additional treatments are required, it will be necessary to wait until the skin completely heals (12 weeks).
5. Absolutly no makeup until all scabs have fallen off.