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~ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ~

Read this page prior to booking an appointment. If you are unsure, please schedule a free consultation, call us, or send a message prior to booking. Your booking fee is non-refundable.

Booking Fee

Your booking fee is non-refundable. Please read all of the important information, precautions, and aftercare instructions prior to booking.


Your booking fee is applied to the balance of your treatment. Your final payment will be due at or before the time of service, e.g. Lip Blush Total $395 - $50 booking fee = $345 due at the time of service.

Rescheduling

We understand life happens. You may reschedule with a 24 hour notice and carry your booking fee to the new appointment time. If you no-show or ask to reschedule on the day-of-appointment, you will forfeit the deposit and be required to pay a new booking fee for your new appointment time.

Previous Permanent Makeup

If you have had previous permanent makeup done, please send a message with a photo of the area with no makeup on to emeraldstudiopmu@gmail.com PRIOR TO BOOKING.

Cold Sores

Lip blush treatment may cause a cold sore outbreak in those who have had them in the past. If you are prone to cold sores, you must get a prescription medication from your doctor (not over the counter) to start a few days prior to your appointment. No exceptions.

Hypo/Hyperpigmentation of Darker Skin Tones - Fitzpatrick IV-VI Lips

Lip blush treatment carries an increased risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation in clients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV through VI (see image below). Because the human body releases melanin to support skin that is healing from trauma (i.e. the tattooing of lips), clients who naturally have more melanin in their skin are at increased risk for a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) after a lip blushing treatment. PIH can cause the lips to have dark spots when healed. We want to provide our clients with beautiful healed results, therefore the following guidelines apply for lip blush treatments:

Fitz I-III clients - accepted now (if no prior history of trauma induced hypo/hyperpigmentation).


Fitz IV clients - accepted on a case by case basis. Send a message with a photo of your lips and face with no makeup to emeraldstudiopmu@gmail.com.


Fitz V and VI clients - accepted in the future. Due to the additional knowledge of color theory required for lip neutralization, along with the increased risk of hyperpigmentation, Tara will need to complete advanced training with a specialist before she can offer this service to her Fitz V and VI Clients. She looks forward to providing you with the beautiful lips you desire in the near future! Be sure to like our Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date when this changes!

Appointment Details

  • Must be 18 and bring a photo ID to your appointment.

  • Please reschedule if you are sick, taking antibiotics or steroid medications, using skin resurfacing creams, or have abrasions or break outs in the area to be treated. Call, text, or message if you are unsure.

  • All clients are required to wear a mask during the treatment (except lip blush) because of the close face-to-face working proximity.

  • Paperwork will be emailed to you after booking. Complete the paperwork digitally using the link, or arrive 15 minutes early to complete the paperwork before your appointment.

  • Do not drink alcohol or take ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, aspirin, naproxen, or other NSAIDs for 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.

  • Massage bed working weight capacity is 450 pounds.

  • You will be required to lay still on your back for the duration of the treatment, on a massage bed.

  • You may be asked to sit up from laying repeatedly to check for symmetry.

  • DO NOT bring guests, pets, or children to treatment appointments, or you will forfeit your deposit and be rescheduled.

PRECAUTIONS - YOU ARE NOT A PMU CANDIDATE IF YOU...

  • Have a fever or illness at the time of appointment (please reschedule)

  • Are under 18 years of age

  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on fertility medication (must be off fertility drugs for 4 full months)

  • Are on any steroid medication, antibiotics, or antiviral medications (must be off for 4 full weeks)

  • Are on any blood thinners (must be off for 1 full week)

  • Are on Accutane or acne medications (must be off Accutane for 12 full months)

  • Have Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

  • Have Lupus, diabetes, HIV, Hepatitis A, B, or C, previous organ transplants, compromised immune system, or any other disease or condition that may cause increased risk of infection, slow healing, and/or low pigment retention due to meds

  • Currently undergoing radiation or chemotherapy (must be off of chemo for 4-6 months)

  • Have heart disease, a pacemaker or mitral valve prolapse (epinephrine is an ingredient in the numbing solution and can cause tachycardia and dysrhythmias)

  • Have developed keloids or had a reaction to dyes, pigments, numbing agents, or previous tattooing in the past

  • Have broken or open skin around the treatment area such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, or rosacea

  • Have very thin or vascular skin

  • Are using Latisse or other hair growth serum (must be off hair growth serum for 4 full weeks)

  • Have had Botox or fillers in the past 4 weeks (must be off 4 weeks prior, and do not have for 4 weeks after)

  • Have had a chemical peel in the past 4 weeks (must be off 4 weeks prior)

  • Are using any retinol cream, Emu oils, alpha hydroxy, anti-aging creams, or exfoliants (must be off for 4 full weeks)

  • Are allergic to lidocaine or epinephrine, which are used in numbing solutions

  • Are under the influence of drugs or alcohol


**Do not discontinue or alter any medications without the consent of your prescribing doctor.**

Permanent Makeup Process & Timeline

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattoo procedure that involves implanting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin with a PMU machine. It involves strict aftercare and weeks of healing for optimum results. Results generally last for 1 to 3 years before you need a color refresh, but largely depends on the skin, health factors, sun exposure, and habits.


Each initial treatment includes a 6 week finishing session in the cost of the initial procedure. The finishing session is used to perfect any areas that need tweaking. After each session, your skin will undergo 5 to 10 days of outward healing that may include scabbing, peeling, flaking, and color changes in the tattoo area. Even though the outer layer of skin may look as though it is healed after only 10 days, there are still deeper layers of healing occurring within your skin for 4 to 6 weeks.


It is for these reasons that scheduling permanent makeup treatments immediately before any special events like weddings, presentations, or special gatherings may not be ideal. Please plan ahead to achieve your optimum results, or wait until after your special occasion. 

Aftercare Instructions

Keep your hands away from the treatment area as it heals, unless you are performing the aftercare steps. Always clean your hands with soap and water prior to beginning the aftercare steps.

LIPS

  1. Do not apply makeup or any glosses, lipstick, or tints on the lips for 7-10 days while healing.

  2. Wash the lips gently in the morning and at night, and after each meal to keep them clean. Pat softly with a clean cloth to dry. Do not rub or pick at the healing skin. You may use the gentle soap provided in your aftercare package, or rinse with plain water. Do not scrub, use abrasive or harsh soaps, or wash cloths. This is important for pigment retention.

  3. Use a clean cotton swab provided in your aftercare kit to apply the ointment at least 3-6 times a day for the first 7-10 days, or until peeling is complete. The goal is to keep the lips clean and moisturized all day long to assist with healing and prevent loss of pigment retention.

  4. Use a sterile nipper or scissor to trim any peeling or flaking skin that is bothersome. DO NOT pick at it, pull on it, or rub it off.

  5. Do not wear a mask that will rub against your healing lips for the first 7-10 days. Use a mask that is tented away from the face.

  6. Avoid sweating for the first 7-10 days.

  7. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any signs of infection.


LASH LINER

  1. DO NOT wear eye makeup for the first 7-10 days! Keep the treatment area clean and dry.

  2. Wash the eyes gently in the morning and at night to keep them clean. Pat softly with a clean cloth to dry. Do not rub or pick at the healing skin. You may use the gentle soap provided in your aftercare package, or rinse with plain water. Do not scrub, use abrasive or harsh soaps, or use wash cloths. This is important for pigment retention.

  3. Allow any peeling or flaking to shed naturally. DO NOT pick at it, tweeze it, pull on it, or rub it off.

  4. Avoid sweating for the first 7-10 days.

  5. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any signs of infection.

EYEBROWS

  1. DO NOT wear makeup on the treatment area for the first 7-10 days!

  2. Wash the brows gently three times a day to keep them clean. Pat softly with a clean cloth to dry. Do not rub or pick at the healing skin. You may use the gentle soap provided in your aftercare package, or rinse with plain water. Do not scrub, use abrasive or harsh soaps, or wash cloths. This is important for pigment retention.

  3. Use a clean cotton swab provided in your aftercare kit to apply the ointment 3-6 times a day for the first 7-10 days, or until peeling is complete. The goal is to keep the area clean and moisturized all day long to assist with healing and prevent excessive flaking.

  4. Use a sterile nipper or scissor to trim any peeling or flaking skin that is bothersome. DO NOT pick at it, pull on it, or rub it off.

  5. Do not sleep on your side or stomach for the first 7-10 days to avoid rubbing the brow area against your pillow.

  6. Avoid sweating for the first 7-10 days.

  7. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any signs of infection.

EYELASH EXTENSIONS

  • Avoid moisture for the first 24 hours - showers, cooking steam, sweat, rain, etc. Allow the adhesive time to cure completely.

  • Wash lashes daily - keeping them free of dirt and oil will help retention!

  • Avoid waterproof/oil-based products around the lashes - mascara, makeup, moisturizers, etc. Oil causes the adhesive to breakdown.

  • Avoid pulling and rubbing the lashes. This can damage your natural lash as well as cause the extension to fall off.

  • Avoid extreme heat such as lighters, grills, open ovens, etc. - it can singe the extension or lose its curl.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face.

  • Avoid mechanical or heated eyelash curlers, lash tints and perms, and facial massages or chemical peels directly on the eye area.

ISR - INKLESS STRETCHMARK/SCAR REVISION

  • Avoid Ibuprofen and NSAIDs for 24 to 48 hours after ISR treatment. The initial inflammatory response is vital for improvement.

  • Wash the treatment areas daily to keep them clean. Pat softly with a clean cloth to dry. Do not rub or pick at the healing skin. Do not scrub or use abrasive soaps.

  • Use your clean fingers to apply a small amount of the specified product to the treatment area twice daily or more often if needed to keep the area moisturized. Use each product for its recommended duration until your next appt.

  • Do not swim or submerge treatment area in water (NO hot tubs, pools, baths, lakes, rivers, etc.) while healing (7-14 days).

  • Avoid sweating while healing (7-14 days).

  • Contact your physician immediately if you experience any signs of infection.

Precare Instructions

LIPS

  • If you have ever had a cold sore in the past, obtain a prescription medication from your doctor to start prior to your treatment. Follow MD instructions.

  • Use an exfoliating scrub 3 days before your treatment appointment, and keep the lips moisturized until then.

  • Drink water in the days leading up to your appointment, to stay hydrated and avoid chapped lips on the day of treatment.

  • DO NOT have Botox, fillers, or chemical peels for at least 4 weeks before or after the treatment.

  • DO NOT take Advil, ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin, or any other NSAIDs for 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.

  • DO NOT drink alcohol the day before or day of your treatment.


LASH LINER

  • You must stop using Latisse and other hair growth serums at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Do NOT have Botox, fillers, or chemical peels for at least 4 weeks before or after the treatment.

  • Eyelash extensions and/or false eyelashes must be removed prior to treatment.

  • Come to the appointment with no eye makeup, false eyelashes, or contacts.

  • Wear your glasses, not contacts.

  • DO NOT take Advil, ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin, or any other NSAIDs for 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.

  • DO NOT drink alcohol the day before or day of your treatment.

EYEBROWS

  • You must stop using any eyebrow hair growth serums at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.

  • DO NOT have Botox, fillers, or chemical peels for at least 4 weeks before or after the treatment.

  • Avoid tanning beds and sun exposure for 10-14 days prior to treatment.

  • DO NOT take Advil, ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin, or any other NSAIDs for 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.

  • DO NOT drink alcohol the day before or day of your treatment.

EYELASH EXTENSIONS

  • DO NOT wear contacts to your appointment.

  • DO NOT wear eye makeup to your appointment.

  • DO wash your eyes prior to your appointment.

  • DO NOT schedule eyelash extensions at the same time as lash liner/eyeliner permanent makeup. Wait until your eyeliner PMU sessions are complete.

ISR - INKLESS STRETCHMARK/SCAR REVISION

  • No Accutane use for 12 months prior to treatment.

  • DO NOT have dermal/body peels for at least 4 weeks before and after the treatment.

  • Avoid tanning beds and sun exposure for 10-14 days prior to treatment.

  • DO NOT take Advil, ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin, or any other NSAIDs for 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.

  • DO NOT drink alcohol the day before or day of your treatment.

THE PRECAUTIONS AND AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR YOUR BENEFIT

Permanent makeup is an investment in yourself that requires planning ahead, money, time, and should not be taken lightly. If you ignore the above precautions or aftercare procedures, your investment will not be fully realized due to issues such as bleeding, scarring, loss of pigment, and/or no pigment retention.


Take the time needed to allow your skin and body to recover from medications, sun exposure, hormones, and beauty treatments BEFORE undergoing any permanent makeup procedure. Also, make a commitment to doing the simple steps in the aftercare instructions while you are healing.

Note: Even if none of the above precautions apply and aftercare is followed properly, Emerald Studio cannot guarantee your results. This is a cosmetic tattoo procedure and each individual's outcome will vary depending on many factors such as skin type, health conditions, pre-care, after-care, and daily habits like alcohol consumption, sweating, sun exposure, medications and creams. Generally, results are good. However, due to the many variables, some results will differ.

Fitzpatrick Skin Types

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