POSSIBLE RISKS, HAZARDS OR COMPLICATIONS

POSSIBLE RISKS, HAZARDS OR COMPLICATIONS

Pain

There can be pain even after the topical anesthetic has been used. Anesthetics work better on some people than others.

Infection

Infection is very unusual. The areas treated must be kept clean. Only freshly cleaned hands should touch the areas. See "After Care" sheet for instructions on care.

Uneven Pigmentation

This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding or many other causes. Your follow up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.

Asymmetry

Every effort will be made to avoid asymmetry but our faces are not symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow-up session to correct any unevenness.

Excessive Swelling or Bruising

Some people bruise and swell more than others. Ice packs may help and the bruising and swelling typically disappears with 1-5 days. Some people don't bruise or swell at all.

Anesthesia:

Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area to be tattooed. Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine and Epinephrine in a cream or gel form are typically used. If you are allergic to any of these please inform me now.

MRI:

Because pigments used in permanent cosmetic procedures contain inert oxides, a low level magnet may be required if you need to be scanned by an MRI machine. You must inform your technician of any tattoos or permanent cosmetics. from occurring.

Fever Blisters:

If you are prone to cold sores or fever blisters (herpes simplex), there is a high probability that you will get them. It is advised that you call your doctor for a prescription antiviral to help prevent this from occurring.

Allergic Reaction:

There is a small possibility of an allergic reaction. You may take a 5-7 days patch test to determine this.

What's Normal?

Swelling, itching, scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness.

Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare calm is nice for scabbing and tightness.

Too dark and slightly uneven appearance.

After 2-7 days the darkness will fade and once swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears. If they are too dark or still a bit uneven after 4 weeks then we will make adjustments during the
touch up appointment.

Color change or color loss.

As the procedure area heals the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear. This can all be addressed during the touch up appointment and is why the touch up necessary. The procedure area has to be completely healed before we can address any concerns. This takes at least
four weeks.

Needing a touch up months or years later.

A touch up may be needed 1 to 5 years after the initial procedure depending on your skin, medications and sun exposure. We recommend a touch up 30 days after the first session (included in today's price) and every few years to keep them looking fresh and beautiful. Touch up sessions after 60 days will be $195 or current touch up rate at time of touch up.

BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

Before your treatment

Prior to your permanent cosmetic enhancement think about the look that you wish to achieve. As experts in the field of color analysis and makeovers, we ensure that the correct colors and styles are chosen for you, however you are part of the decision making process.

Permanent cosmetic enhancements normally require multiple application sessions. To achieve the best results, you will be required to return for at least one control procedure four to six weeks after the initial application.

Be prepared for the color intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become softer as the skin heals. This process can take up to fourteen days.

  • Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red, you are advised not to make social plans on the day of your enhancement.
  • Please wear your normal make-up to your enhancement appointment.
  • Do not take aspirin or Ibuprofen 2 days prior to and after your enhancement.
  • A sensitivity test will be performed unless waived upon request.
  • Do not use Retin-A skincare products close to the enhancement area 2 weeks prior to and after your procedure.
  • As with electrolysis the National Blood Service does not accept donations of blood for 1 year after a permanent cosmetic enhancement.

Eyebrow Enhancement

  • Waxing treatments should be performed no less than 3 days prior to your enhancement.
  • IPL laser hair removal should be performed no less than 2 weeks prior to your enhancement.
  • Electrolysis treatments should be performed no less than 5 days prior to your enhancement.
  • Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your enhancement.

BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

After Your Treatment

The day of the treatment: Absorb
Gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.

Days 1-12: Wash
At LEAST 5 HOURS after procedure you can start washing the area. Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don't worry...THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)

Gently wash your procedure area each morning and night with water and a gentle antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or the gentle cleanser I sell. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the affected area. Rub the area in a smooth motion going in ONE DIRECTION for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, fan, air dry or GENTLY pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.

Days 1-12: Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of Mixed Beauty's healing salve or coconut oil with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put salve or coconut oil on a wet or damp tattoo.

Important Reminders

  • Use a fresh pillowcase
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of colour
  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
  • Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
  • Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
  • Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine you will have much better results with your microblading procedure. Don't forget your new favourite acronym: AWM - Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!


*Important note about showering*
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face, or procedure area, should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

What is in Mixed Beauty's aftercare?
Coconut Oil-
This offers an array of healing and restorative properties. Coconut oil boosts collagen levels, protects against bacteria and infection, and helps to keep skin moisturized. As well as helps to fight free radicals and has anti- inflammatory properties.

Shea Butter -
This absorbs quickly and evenly while leaving a thin layer of protection. This also provides UV protection with healing properties as it moisturizes. Shea Butter is rich in vitamin E as well as vitamin C which offers wound healing, is anti-inflammatory and has high antioxidant effects.

Colloidal Silver PPM -
Treats scars and stretch marks by simply immobilizing the enzyme that the fungi, bacteria, and viruses use to survive.

Aloe Vera -
Soothes and refreshes skin helps with discomfort and itching.

Jojoba -
Mimics skins natural skins natural oil while allowing skin to breathe as well as offers protection from infection both anti bacterial and anti microbial to help prevent infection.

Rosemary -
Natural preservative and effective antimicrobial.

Lavender -
Natural pain reliever it carrries soothing properties along with an aromatherapy calming effects.

Offered Price

Special pricing for regular clients; if you get touch ups within 8-14 months from your tattoo date the price will be discounted 20%