FAQ's

PLEASE NOTE: THE DRIER THE SKIN, THE LONGER THE EYEBROWS ARE GOING TO LAST. 


BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT

  1. Do not work out the day of the procedure. Your body heat will expand your pores.
  2. Do not tan or postpone appointment if you are sunburned.
  3. Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or IBUprofen 48-72 hours before procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay)
  4. No alcohol or caffeine on the day of the procedure.
  5. Avoid plucking, waxing, threading or any hair removal services within 3 days of your procedure. This can also trigger the skin healing process and should be avoided.
  6. Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
  7. Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure. 
  8. The following treatments should be avoided within four weeks of the procedure and 4 weeks after:

  • Botox or other fillers 
  • Chemical Peels
  • Laser treatments


AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

  1. NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days.
  2. 4-5 hours after the procedure, clean the area with sterile water and a cotton pad, gauze or q-tip and allow to air dry.
  3. DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
  4. Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
  5. Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
  6. NO facials, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
  7. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
  8. PLEASE NOTE: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.


Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:

  1. Pregnant or nursing
  2. Diabetic
  3. Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  4. Viral infections and/or diseases
  5. Epilepsy
  6. A Pacemaker or major heart problems
  7. Had an Organ transplant
  8. Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  9. Had Botox in the past 2 months
  10. Used Accutane in the past year
  11. Under 18 years of age


Common Questions

  1. What is Microblading? Microblading is a relatively new, manual method. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional hair stroke technique. It is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the epidermis. Because we’re impacting color closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present.  People suffering from alopecia or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as people who simply aren't happy with their eyebrows. The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow color, and if the eyebrows are still present, blend perfectly into them. The results are a natural, flawless, fuller looking brow. Initially, the brows appear darker, but fade significantly over a two week period. It is absolutely crucial to have a touch up done, as it is very difficult to predict how well the skin will retain the pigment.
  2. How long do they last? The results can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on different factors affecting the procedure. However, a touch up once a year is recommended to retain the shape and saturation of pigment.
  3.  Does it hurt? We get mix reviews on pain. Everyone has a different level of sensitivity so topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Some clients naturally feel one brow sorer than the other. You will hear a scratch noise/ sensation throughout.
  4. Is it safe? Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used during the process.
  5.  Will I need a touch up? Most likely. Within a week of your first treatment the color will fade significantly and over the next four to six weeks can continue to fade as much as 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. After this period your follow-up appointment is carried out. At this point any changes you would like to make are discussed.
  6. How often do I need a touch up? In order to keep your eyebrow tattoo results looking fresh, we recommend a touch up every year.
  7. How long does it last? It will last as long as it’s maintained. Good skin type can last up to 3 years.
  8. Why do I need a touch up if this is semi-permanent? Because color is implanted in the facial area there tends to be more fluid circulation than other parts of the body. Your face sees the most wear of any piece of you—exposure to the sun, food, facial products—the list goes on and on. All of these things cause permanent color to fade, this is why you need a touch up.
  9. How long does it take? Please allow a solid 3-hour window for your appointment.
  10. How long does it take to heal? Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before I consider the process complete.
  11. What’s the process like? Eyebrow tattoo is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up between 4 to 8 weeks after. After taking your before photo, I will draw the brow design with makeup so you get an idea of shape and form. (Please note that nobody’s face is totally symmetrical and you need to be realistic with your expectations. There is no point in trying to make the eyebrows identical or match a photo of your favorite celebrities' eyebrows if your face shape looks nothing like theirs.). Once we have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is your decision – but I will always voice my opinion on what I think suits you aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows then we will decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited. During healing, it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place.
  12. What can’t I do after the procedure? You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry - that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking, peeling, scratching or rubbing the tattoo, this may result in a loss of color and scarring. You can still wash your hair and face and once they’re healed up, you treat them as your own.
  13. How do I extend the life of the procedure? Your beautiful eyebrows will last longer if you apply sun block often and avoid abrasive facial treatments in the brow area.
  14. Can you guarantee your work? Unfortunately, I can't. How the skin will react is different for everyone and many factors are to be taken into consideration. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, etc. all play a key role in how the pigment will hold, which is why it is important to know that more than one touch up may be required. I can guarantee that your face is important to me and that I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. I can guarantee that I will strive to make you gratified and content every time. But there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it.
  15. What if I don’t like it? Although Microblading considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. However, I will work closely with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the proposed technique. I will allow you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there’s very little room for error. If you do not like the decision you made, the Touch Up can be cancelled and the pigmented area naturally fades away over time. If you aren’t 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for a more temporary option.


  Microblading is perfect for you if you have:

  1. Hair loss or lack of definition
  2. Thin brows due to over tweezing.
  3. Undergone chemotherapy or have Alopecia
  4. Scars
  5. The desire to lengthen your shorter existing eyebrows
  6. The desire to thicken your thin brows
  7. The desire to correct your asymmetrical brows
  8. An active lifestyle, or wear a natural look.
  9. Trouble applying conventional makeup.


Questions to consider

  1.  Do you have any previous Permanent makeup in the brow area? This does not disqualify you from the microblading service, but we do require many photos and a consultation prior to the actual appointment so we can see if your previous PMU can be covered. We only want the best possible result for your brows and will have to turn some clients away if we cannot provide it.
  2. Do you have any scars in or around the brow area? Scarring is not a disqualification either, but we need to see where the scarring is and if we can work over it.
  3. Do you have a predisposition to keloid scarring? Keloid scarring is a disqualification. The last thing you want is keloid scarring on your brows! 
  4. Do you have eczema/dermatitis? If so, where on the body? Eczema is a disqualification to microblading due to the irritation microblading causes in the skin. It can create redness that lasts years. If there is a presence of eczema or dermatitis on the face, we cannot perform the microblading service. 
  5. Do you have alopecia or trichotillomania? (Compulsive pulling of hair.) This is not a disqualification either. We ask this to be made aware of the lack of hair and skin condition.
  6.  Are you diabetic? We ask this because people who are diabetic typically have a slower healing time, and may need a third touch up due to poor pigment retention. If you are diabetic, we require a note from your doctor, approving the service. If you are diabetic and have a note, great! We can perform the service as long as you are aware that the healing time may be longer and the pigment may not hold as well. 
  7.  How would you rate your skin? Normal, combination, oily or extremely oily? Oily skin typically has poor retention and fades more quickly. The strokes may fade into each other creating the look of a "Powder brow." (Which some clients really love!) If you want your brows microbladed, but have very oily skin, please consider these facts prior to booking. The hair strokes will not heal as sharply as you may want them to.
  8. Do you have any diagnosed skin disorders? If so, please email which ones and we can decide your candidacy on a case-by-case basis. 
  9. Do you have any moles in the brow area? We cannot microblade ON a mole, but we can work around a mole 
  10.  Have you had any brow piercings? If so, we will look at the scarring and decide how to work around it. 
  11. Have you had an eyebrow transplant? If so, please let us know, generally the hairs are wild and grow in different directions. Nothing that I can't work over, but scar tissue may have an impact on the retention.
  12. Do you tan or exercise frequently?Tanning beds (the sun in general) are/is terrible for permanent makeup! The retention is very poor and you will need a sooner annual touch up. The same goes for exercise. The sweat causes the pigment to fade faster. You must protect your microbladed brows from the sun and tanning beds. (Sunscreen/hats, etc.)
  13. What Medications are you taking?Please list any prescribed medication you are currently taking. Some medications do not mix well with the microblading service. It is always better to be safe than sorry! Please provide an accurate list. 
  14. Have you had Botox within the last 4 weeks? Please allow at least 4 weeks from the last Botox injection to the time you get your brows done, and 4 weeks from the time the brows are done to the next injection.