To determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, please read the list of contraindications below. You should inform us if any of the contraindications apply to you prior to booking your appointment. Doctor's clearance might be necessary for certain health conditions.
If we are unable to perform the procedure at the time of your appointment because you have one of the listed contraindications, didn't follow all the pre-procedure, or will engage in an activity that will interfere with the aftercare & healing process, your appointment will be cancelled and your deposit will be non-refundable as stated per our policies.
● Those under 18 years of age even with consent except tiny tattoos
● Pregnancy (need to wait until after
● Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)
● On keloids or if you have a tendency to keloid
● Diabetic (doctor's note is required)
● Alcohol and drug addictions
● Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, or autoimmune disorders, a doctor's note is required
● Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
● Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)
● You're taking blood thinning medication (doctor's note is required)
● Currently on Accutane or other potent retinoids (must wait a year after treatment ends)
● If any skin disease symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
● You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)
● People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters very
close to the treated area or right on it. (need to wait for complete healing)
● You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
● If you have a sunburn
● After waxing (must wait 3 days)
● After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)
● If you get cold sores, you will need an antiviral treatment (ex: valtrex or at least l-lysine). Physicians usually instruct to begin taking it 3 days before the procedure, for a 7-10 day course. Cold sore blisters can occur on many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips, cheeks, or nose and also (on rare occasions) in the eye and eyebrows. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) typically causes cold sores. But even if you have never had a cold sore, 90% of the population have the virus they are unaware of. It has been estimated that nearly 50% of children entering kindergarten and 90% of adults have been infected with HSV, although a much smaller percentage has experienced any symptoms. A number of factors can trigger the virus, including sunlight, sunburn, stress, fatigue, fever, menstruation, and intestinal upset. Cosmetic tattooing is one of the well-known triggers. In many cases, the precipitating factors remain unknown. Discuss with your doctor or visit the closest Minute Clinic for advice.