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While Permanent Makeup looks impressive to most people, some individuals are not suitable for these Permanent Make-Up procedures. Please read the following permanent makeup contraindications carefully to evaluate if you are an eligible candidate.

BROW FIX STUDIO + ACADEMY reserves the right to refuse service to anyone



Ineligible Without Exception


Individuals under 18 years of age

We cannot Microblade anyone under 18 years of age, even with parental consent.


Women who are Pregnant & Lactating Women

As the body is going through hormonal changes, it is more prone to infections. Your skin may change and results can be unpredictable. 


Individuals with Pacemaker or major heart problems

We use epinephrine, as a numbing agent, that can increase your heart rate possible causing dysrhythmias.


Individuals with viral infections and/or diseases 

The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system.


Individuals with Lupus

The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system. 


Individuals who suffer from Hemophilia

A medical condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury.


Individuals who have undergone Organ Transplant

The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system. 


Individuals with any kind of skin condition on or near the treatment area

Eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis or any one of these skin conditions may compromise the surface and texture of the skin. Procedure performed on skin with these types of conditions may have sub par results.


Individuals who are allergic to metal and colour

We use small needles and pigments that can contain some metals and colorant, so allergy can be a show stopper. 


Individuals who are Nicotine consumers

Cigarettes/Marijuana/Vape have countless pathogens in them that affect the tattoo removal healing process. Toxins like nicotine, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen cyanide have been shown to increase wound healing time.


Smokers may notice that their Permanent Cosmetics will fade faster. Also, pigment color may turn “ashy”.


Individuals who are prone to Epilepsy & Seizure attack

When getting a procedure done, there is a risk of Epilepsy or Seizure before, during or after.


Individuals prone to Keloids 

Since permanent makeup punctures the skin, there is always a risk for people that are prone to keloids to heal with keloids scaring


Individuals who use Accutane

Accutane alters the skin and makes it thin, dry, and sensitive. It also weakens your immune system. For those reasons you'll need to one year after your Accutane treatment is completed and your skin is back to its normal state. 

Eligible Based on Individual Cases  



The tattoo or permanent makeup must be light enough for us to draw hair strokes. We ask anyone with a previous eyebrow tattoo to send us an email to with a picture of their eyebrows with no makeup on, so we can evaluate.


Individuals who are ALLERGIC to lidocaine or epinephrine

Our most used anesthetic is lidocaine and epinephrine so if you are allergic to it, we will not be able to use it during the procedure; however, you will still have an option to proceed but without a numbing agent to reduce the pain.


Individuals with OILY SKIN

Those with very oily skin are ineligible for microblading. Powder brows are recommended for this skin type. Those with less oily or combination skin, may consider a combination of microblading and powder effect, known as combo brows. We have a blog all about microblading solutions for oily skin, if this applies to you. Our Master Artist will ultimately decide if they can perform microblading on your skin. 


Individuals that are prone to COLD SORE

If you are prone to cold sores, lip blushing may result in an outbreak and cause loss of pigment. You must start taking antiviral medication, prescribed by your doctor and NOT over the counter, 48 hours prior to treatment to prevent an outbreak.


Individuals with dark lips or prone to HYPERPIGMENTATION

In some cases we can not work over dark lips or people prone to hyperpigmentation. Due to the hyper pigmentation getting darker. We ask anyone with dark lips or prone to hyperpigmentation to send us an email with a picture of their bare lips and surrounding area of their lips with no makeup on, so we can evaluate.


Individuals with SUN DAMAGED skin

It can result in poor retention of pigment.

Pre-Appointment Restrictions


The following restrictions ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for a smooth procedure. Please read carefully:


4 weeks before your appointment:

  • Botox or other fillers

  • Chemical Peels

  • Laser treatments

7 days before your appointment:

  • DO NOT be exposed to heavy sunlight, especially sunburn. Your skin should not be in the process of healing before the procedure.

  • DO NOT pluck, wax, thread, or receive any hair removal services. It may result in triggering the skin healing process and should be avoided!

  • DO NOT use RETINOL/RETI-A or other anti-aging/ acne creams

  • DO NOT apply any serum containing acid.

48 hours before your appointment:

  • DO NOT take any ANTI Inflammatory medicines like ADVIL, ALEVE, MOTRIN, ASPIRIN, EXCEDRIN, OR IBUPROFEN, IF medically necessary (Tylenol or Acetaminophen is a better option)


  • DO NOT take supplements with any MAGNESIM & NIACIN content.

  • For any Lip treatment, you must STOP USING VALTREX.

  • For any Lip treatment, keep your lips moisturized at all times before the appointment

24 hours before your appointment:

  • DO NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.

  • DO NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine before the procedure. 

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