WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. It is the most natural looking method of permanent makeup which mimics real hair. Microblading is best suited for those with Normal to Dry Skin and has sufficient hair to camouflage with Microblading. Microblading is performed using a hand held tool that deposits pigment into the skin one "hair" stroke at a time, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look.
WHAT IS SOFT POWDER BROWS?
Soft Powder brow techniques are another form of micropigmentation for the eyebrows. These techniques are often referred to as shading which result in a makeup look and are performed using a device. The shading densities and styles are tailored to your preference and skin type and condition.
DO I HAVE TO BOOK A CONSULTATION BEFORE HAVING MY PROCEDURE?
If you are over the age of 55, or have previously been tattooed, yes I prefer we do an in studio consultation. I require an in-studio consult as I would like to analyze the integrity of your skin to make the best choice for you. For new and virgin brows, a consultation is not necessary as a detailed consultation is part of your appointment. If you have previous work done by another artist, a clear photo must be submitted here to ensure your previous work is light enough to work over.
ARE TOUCH UPS NECESSARY OR REQUIRED?
YES and YES. It is very important that you understand that all permanent makeup appointments require a follow up session 6 -8 weeks post initial session. Every client heals differently and it is impossible to accurately predict how your body will absorb pigment and heal. Therefore the required touch-up is done 8 weeks after the first appointment. During the touch-up appointment, I will analyze how the skin received the pigment and will make any necessary corrections to color, shape and strokes. The touch-up session is often referred to as the Perfecting session because it is just that. Although rare, in some cases you may need an additional session to achieve desired results and will be charged accordingly.
WILL I STILL HAVE TO USE MAKEUP AFTER I GET MY BROWS OR LIPS DONE?
We strive to give you the best results possible. However, depending on how your body heals and your desired look, it may be necessary to use makeup to achieve that result. Sometimes our bodies will reject the pigment, which can then effect the overall result, in addition the use of skincare, skin care treatments, skin type and lifestyle all play a role in the overall result. Remember Permanent Makeup is a LOW Maintenance treatment, NOT a NO maintenance one. :)
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING, SHADING, LIP BLUSH LAST?
There are a lot of factors to keep in mind when it comes to retention. Skin types (normal, oily, dry) , Skincare routines, medications, sun exposure, and certain lifestyles also affect the lasting effect of the pigment. Glycolic, and Retinoids are types of resurfacing regimens which cause faster fading. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. That being said, this is what we know to be the average retention times. Microblading, 10-14 months, Soft Powder shading techniques 12-18 months and Lip Blushing can last about 18 months. To maintain your permanent makeup, refreshers are highly suggested every 12-24 months.
IS PERMANENT MAKEUP PAINFUL?
Our goal is to have clients as comfortable as possible. That being said, before the procedure takes place, we numb the area with a highly effective, topical anesthetic cream. To ensure continued comfort during the procedure we apply a gel anesthetic only when needed. Keep in mind, pain levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you are comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Most of our clients report little or no pain and have sometimes fallen asleep during the procedure.
CAN I GET PERMANENT MAKEUP IF I'M PREGNANT OR NURSING?
As a precaution, we do not perform any permanent make up services during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET PERMANENT MAKEUP?
You must be 18 years or older to have this service performed
DOES PERMANENT MAKEUP EFFECT MY EYEBROW HAIR AND GROWTH?
No. Its important to understand that the hair follicle starts the growth from a much lower layer of the skin. We implant pigment/ink into the layers above the hair follicle. If anything, these treatments actually stimulate hair growth!
YOU ARE NOT A CANDIDATE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP IF YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
Those using Accutane, prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, with transmittable blood disease such as HIV, or Hepatitis B or C, Patients undergoing chemotherapy, Pregnant or breast feeding, diabetic/ insulin dependent, , Auto-immune Conditions (Doctor note is required), epilepsy, hemophilia or heart disease or using heart medications, have skin disease or conditions on or near your eyebrows- Such as Eczema, Shingles, or Psoriasis, Had Botox or fillers in the last 2 weeks, Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine, under the age of 18 years old or Allergic to makeup or color, and /or On prescription strength medications or treatments that affect the dermal layer.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT?
Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:
Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen, green tea, vitamin E or any other Herbs (fish oil) 3 days prior to your procedure as these naturally thin your blood. Tylenol is fine.
Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks 24 hours before appointment. This will minimize bleeding or swelling during and after procedure
Blood thinning medications must be discontinued, however this must only be done with the approval of your Physician only
Any signs of infection, trauma or breakouts near and on the area to be treated please send me photos immediately and 48 hours prior to your appointment to ensure we may still be able to proceed on the treatment
Avoid working out 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment
If you regularly get your brows waxed, threaded or tinted, please be sure to do so at least 1 week prior to your appointment
Do not tan or sub bathe 30 days before and after the procedure.
Do not have chemical peels, microdermabrasion, mesotherapy or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 4 weeks before the procedure.
Avoid using Retin-A or Retinols around the area to be treated 4 weeks prior to your appointment and 30 days after your procedure
If you have previously been prescribed Accutane, you must be off the prescription for one year- NO EXCEPTIONS
Avoid cosmetic procedures such as Botox no less than two weeks prior to your appointment or 3 weeks post.
Fillers in or around lips must be done 3 months prior or post your Lip Blushing appointment
Certain antibiotics can effect the retention and overall result of your permanent makeup, it is advisable to please reschedule your appointment accordingly.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP TO HEAL?
It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 30 days for the color to fully set in. Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear natural immediately after the procedure and will appear much darker the following day. During the skins regeneration, after peeling (about 7-12 days) brows may appear lighter than original state with a light opaque mask over the treated areas- During the healing process some clients will experience bald spots or lose original hair strokes in some areas that will make the brows look uneven- this is absolutely normal. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 6 months after your procedure. Healed results vary depending on each client and in some cases a pencil or powder may be required to achieve desired results.
WHAT ARE SOME RISKS/COMPLICATIONS OF PERMANENT MAKEUP?
We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using new disposable only products, disposable and sterilized needles and sanitized environment Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it is possible- we highly suggest a patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to Topical makeup products. Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior to your appointment. Additional complications include, asymmetry - although we make every effort to avoid this, keep in mind our faces are not symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow-up session to correct any unevenness. Pigmentation loss can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding and not adhering to my aftercare instructions can all effect more than normal retention. Although bruising or swelling is not common in some, excessive swelling or bruising can happen. In this case ice packs can help reduce swelling. Slight swelling calms within 3 days.
HOW WILL I LOOK AFTER MY TREATMENT? WILL I BE ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK?
There is no downtime and you may return to work the same day. When you leave the studio, the treated area will begin to oxidize - meaning your body will begin to heal itself and will start to look darker or brighter in the hours following. The following day will be the most exaggerated days as the treated area may look bolder/darker for about 3 days. As your skin heals, the color will lighten.
CAN I STILL GIVE OR DONATE BLOOD?
WILL I SEE THE BROW SHAPE BEFORE YOU START THE TREATMENT?
The day of your appointment we discuss your brow/Lip goals, your beauty preferences and overall look you desire. I tailor and design Eyebrow shapes according to your natural brow shape, brow hair flow, facial features and overall face shape. We work together to get the perfect balance not symmetry. Symmetrical faces do not exist and therefore it's important to focus on Balance NOT symmetry. I do not begin implanting ink into the skin until you approve the shape, balance, and thickness. Once we agree on the shape and overall look, I will start the treatment.
WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE THE RESULT?
Due to the nature of our business and chemistry of our bodies, there are no guarantees and no refunds. We highly recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists' work before making a decision to book. We strive to always do our best to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure and always get the approval prior to starting. We never proceed without the client's approval. Healed results vary depending on each client and in some cases a pencil or powder may still be required to achieve desired results. Additional appointments may be necessary to achieve desired results and will be charged accordingly. Prices are subject to change at any time.