Q: Is this considered a safe process?
A: Yes. At Microhair Studio, it is a safe process as it’s conducted by a trained professional who is educated and follows the proper sanitation and sterilization procedures. WE DO NOT TAKE SHORTCUTS AS SAFETY & HYGIENE ARE PRIORITIES FOR OUR CLIENTS, THE STUDIO & OURSELVES! We practice only safety and hygienic methods according to Santa Clara County, CA State and Federal Health codes. All needles are brand new (unopened) sterile for one-time use and only all-disposable materials are used during the procedure. All used needles are disposed in a Sharps container when the treatment is completed. All areas the client and the artist comes in contact with during the procedure has safety guards and barrier film to protect all surfaces from contamination. Our clients’ health and safety will continue to be safeguarded to the highest standards. After leaving, it is then the client’s responsibility to care for the procedure strictly adhering to the post treatment instructions, assuring normal healing and the prevention of an infection.
Q: Is the equipment safe?
A: Microhair Studio’s approach to permanent makeup is thorough, safe and hygienic. With stringent control standards, we are constantly up-to-date with Santa Clara County, CA State and Federal Health codes meanwhile using the safest and highest sterile quality medical-grade equipments, anesthetics, and organic colorants to ensure the best outcome for our clients. Tools used are packaged as sterile and then opened in front of the clients as sterile at the time of use. We use the most superior quality needle in the market to achieve the utmost realistic replication of hair follicles.
Correct needle types, power settings and approved pigments and compounds are always used. Our topical anesthetic (numbing solution) on broken skin is the safest and most effective. The After-Care product helps to quickly heal the skin, prevent scars and infections. Please use as directed, for best treatment results. WE DO NOT TAKE SHORTCUTS OR BUY CHEAP PRODUCTS AS SAFETY, HYGIENE AND QUALITY OF HEALING ARE PRIORITIES TO OUR CLIENT!
Q: What size of needles do you use?
A: We use a quarter of the 3-round needle for implanting colour pigments connected to a high quality Scalp Micropigmentation or “permanent cosmetic” gun.
Q: Will your pigments make my tattooed brows turn blue or green?
A: No, they’re high-quality and do not turn blue or green over time. They’ve been successful overtime on thousands of clients and stayed true to their safety. Our supplier time and time again provides consistent quality results.
Q: What is a contraindication?
A: In medicine, a contraindication is a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain treatment due to the harm that it would cause the patient.
- Absolute Contraindication: hemophilia, blood thinners on prescription.
- Relative Contraindications: diabetic on the needle (increased risk of infection & slow to heal), allergies, blood thinners like Aspirin or Vitamin E.
See more information at Microhair Studio’s “Health Considerations”.
Q: I had Botox on my forehead, is that ok?
A: If you are having a new hairline with SMP, it’s ok as long as it’s 4 weeks before your treatment as it takes that amount of time for the muscle be relaxed. We don’t want your forehead to droop along with your new hairline if you didn’t wait long enough for the Botox to kick in. Make sure to clearly advise your scalp specialist so that scheduling doesn’t coincide. If you are not having a new hairline at all, you can have botox in any area other than the treatment zone.
Q: What if I am taking a blood thinner?
A: Excessive bleeding, caused by blood thinners or a health problem, pushes the pigment out as quickly as it is being implanted. The technician will ensure a medical history form is completed in order to vet clients for contraindications.If an individual wants to have permanent makeup and is on blood thinners, then they should be discontinued for a week prior to and a few days after their appointment. If aspirin has been recommended by a physician, then the doctor should be consulted prior to stopping any blood thinner. Prescribed medication is an absolute contraindication, in other words, permanent makeup should not proceed.
Q: Will Scalp Micropigmentation damage hair follicles?
A: No. The natural hair follicles are much deeper in the scalp than the pigment is placed.
Q: What is the potential for medical problems to arise after a procedure?
A: Very rare, especially with the health standards and precise methods of sanitation and sterilization used today. Allergic reactions to permanent cosmetic procedures are extremely rare. Pre and Post procedural instructions, if followed carefully, will completely eliminate any risk.
Q: Is it painful, does it hurt?
A: The application of Scalp Micropigmentation is usually quite painless. There may be a little discomfort in more sensitive regions such as the temples, but most people report only very mild sensitivity during their procedure. We offer our own anesthetic numbing solution for women who may be concerned about any discomfort only unless necessary, although for most people it really isn’t.