FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is microblading?
Microblading is a manual permanent makeup technique using a special blade to draw pigment into the skin. With skillful use, it allows creating very fine lines for a more natural look. If you have over tweezed your brows or suffer from hair loss due to alopecia or other factors, then microblading may be an excellent option for you.
Is it safe?
Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable blades and supplies are used during the process. After each client, the treatment area and equipment are cleaned with medical grade disinfectant.
Does microblading hurt?
Everyone has a different level of sensitivity, a topical anesthetic is applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. "Please note" if you're on your menstrual cycle or about to start you may be more sensitive to pain. You might want to consider this when booking your appointment.
Will I be swollen?
You won't be swollen, you just might have slightly red skin around your eyebrows, but this would last no more than 1 hour.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes roughly about 2-3 hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid 4-hour window for your appointment.
Do I have to shave off my own eyebrows?
No. Every attempt is made to retain all-natural hair and integrate it into the design of the permanent eyebrows.
Will I need a touch-up?
Yes, touch up are highly recommended. Within a week of your first treatment, the color will fade significantly. Over the next 4 to 6 weeks it will continue to fade as much as 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence because it allows the skin to reflect the shape and color.
How often do I need a touch-up?
In order to keep your brows tattoo results looking fresh, we recommend a touch-up every year.
How long does it last?
It will last as long as it’s maintained. Untouched, the ink will last up to 2 years depending on your skin type.
Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment.
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. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before considering the process complete.
How do I extend the life of the procedure?
Your beautiful eyebrows will last longer if you apply sunblock often and avoid abrasive facial treatments in the brow area.
What if I don’t like it?
Although Microblading is considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. If you do not like the decision you made, remember pigmented area naturally fades away over time.
Who should avoid the permanent makeup procedure?
pregnant or breastfeeding
Individuals under 18 years of age
currently using or have been on Accutane within the last 12 months
have a freshly tanned/sunburned face
experiencing Rosacea flare-up, prone to keloids, super thin skin, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
are taking blood-thinning medications (may still be a candidate for ombre brows)
are currently undergoing treatment for cancer
receiving Chemotherapy or Radiation treatment (within last 12 months
have dermatitis in the eyebrow area
have severe, active acne, eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near eyebrows.
those with extremely oily skin and large pores are unfortunately usually not good candidates for microblading.
For individuals with auto-immune diseases, Microblading may greatly impact the immune system and healing results are not guaranteed.
Individuals with transmittable blood diseases such as HIV or Hepatitis. Microblading artists cut into the skin so it is best to not work with these conditions for the safety of our clients as these conditions greatly impact the immune system and healing process of individuals.
Individuals who have undergone Organ Transplants. The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune systems.
If you’ve had Botox/filler in the brow area. We ask that clients wait 4 weeks after botox/filler before getting Microblading done. Alternatively, you can do the Microblading treatment first and then wait 4 weeks to do your botox/filler.
Individuals with dark pre-existing eyebrow tattoos. The only exception would be if the old works is almost completely gone and not visible.
*If you are in need of correction work or have had your brows tattooed elsewhere, please text me current photos before booking.
Eligible With Doctor Clearance and Note
Individuals undergoing chemotherapy
Although permanent makeup is great for enhancing your look, we require a doctor’s note in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy. Once you're cleared from your oncologist we can book your appointment. Permanent makeup is a great solution for cancer survivors.
Individuals with Diabetes
It is important that your condition is stable and under control. Please consult with your physician and provide us with a doctor's note.
Individuals with Thyroid Condition
The color of your brows can fade faster when taken with certain thyroid medications.
Individuals with Glaucoma
The risk of developing an eye infection is higher.
Individuals with High Blood Pressure
Your blood pressure has to be in a stable condition. You may have slightly greater bleeding than the norm. Excessive bleeding during the procedure can dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.
For individuals that have any uncertainty regarding their pre-existing conditions, or are under the supervision of a physician, please consult with your doctor before booking an appointment and provide us with a doctor's note.
*If you have a specific question or concern, or if you are unsure of what appointment to book you are welcome to text us prior to your appointment. I book extra time for each appointment to make sure we go over all your questions and concerns beforehand.
Can you guarantee that semi-permanent makeup will work on me?
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee in this industry. The skin reacts differently 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. If you aren’t 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for a more temporary option.