Permanent Make-up: Contraindications

Permanent Make-up Contraindications

Learn about the permanent make-up contraindications. The procedure cannot be performed in the following cases:

  • Individuals under 18 years of age. Micropigmentation Treatment can be performed only with written parental consent.
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing . As the body is going through hormonal changes, it is more prone to infections. The skin may change and results can be unpredictable.
  • Epilepsy. It is unsafe to undergo treatment in case of a seizure.
  • Individuals with Pacemaker or major heart problems. Epinephrine is used as a numbing agent that can potentially increase heart rate and potentially cause dysrhythmias.
  • Individuals with viral infections and/or diseases. The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with the compromised immune systems.
  • 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 this type of condition may have subpar results.
  • 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 undergoing chemotherapy. Although permanent makeup is great for enhancing the look, an accompanying doctor’s note is required in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy. Permanent makeup is a great solution for cancer survivors.
  • Individuals with Diabetes. It is important that the condition is stable and under control. In this case the client should consult with the physician and provide us with a doctor’s note.
  • Individuals with Thyroid Condition. The colour of your brows can fade faster when taken with certain thyroid medications.
  • Individuals with High Blood Pressure. The blood pressure has to be at a stable condition. Client may have slightly greater bleeding than the norm. Excessive bleeding during the procedure can dilute and expel the pigment colour and lead to poor results.


  • Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)
  • When a person is taking blood thinners or medication for menstrual cramps
  • Takes antibiotic / pain killers
  • Hemophilia
  • Has port-wine stains
  • Active acne
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Has herpes at the time of the procedure
  • Individuals that have any uncertainty regarding their pre-existing conditions, or are under the supervision of a physician, ought to consult their doctor before booking an appointment and provide a doctor’s note.