Do I need a follow up appointment? Will my skin be red or swollen?
Swelling and redness is minimal with most clients, and will disapate within 24-48 hours.
How long is the appointment?
Please allow at least three hours for your initial appointment to ensure set up and critiquing symmetry.
How long will my brows take to heal?
The initial healing period is one week. The complete healing process takes between 6-8 weeks. It should not be a problem going to work or doing daily activities immediately after as long as you are following the after care instructions.
Does the microblading process hurt?
We will numb your brow area before we begin. You may experience slight discomfort during the first pass but we will numb your brow area once again when the skin is open. You will not feel much afterwards.
How long does microblading last?
It depends on the individual’s skin, activities, etc.
Generally microbladed brows last for two years but often clients come in to be touched up as soon as one year.
What is microblading?
Microblading, also known as semi-permanent makeup or micro pigmentation, is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin to produce the appearance of hair strokes.
How old do I have to be for permanent makeup services?
We only work on clients who are of legal age, 18 years old.
What can restrict me from permanent make up services?
Being pregnant or nursing will restrict you from receiving services. Our artists scheduling will be ideal for planning around unexpected or expected life events. Please give our office a call for further details.
What is the difference between Nano Strokes & Microblading?
The Machine method deposits hair strokes with a very fine nano needle, which mimics natural brow hair, and is Smudge proof. With Nano Strokes, Color Boosts are needed every 1-2 years.
Nano Brows are done with 100% machine method (nano needle), are less prone to scar tissue, deposits more color in the skin, and has the same look as Microblading. Pigment is known to stay fresh longer, and it great option for oily skin types that want hairstrokes.
• Discontinue use of chemical peels or retinol products 4 weeks prior to the procedure
• Discontinue use of any acids (glycolic, salicylic, lactic, AHA, BHA) and any skin care products that contain these ingredients around the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to the procedure (check topical makeup products for these ingredients as well)
• Do not wax or tint eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure
• You must be off Accutane for at least 1 year (no exceptions)
Avoid the following 24 hours prior to the procedure:
• Sun exposure/tanning
• Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Advil/Ibuprofen
• Fish oil
• Hair, skin, & nail supplements
• Protein shakes or green juices
*Please note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
*If you get fillers, they should be done 6 weeks prior to your scheduled procedure or 6 weeks after the procedure.
*If you use Botox, it should be used either 4 weeks prior to your scheduled procedure or 4 weeks after the procedure.
*You are not a good candidate for permanent cosmetics if:
• You are pregnant or breastfeeding
• You have a pacemaker/defibrillator
• You suffer from keloid (raised) scarring
• You suffer from hemophilia
*You are not a good candidate for permanent cosmetics if you take these medications: Triflusal, Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, Ticagrelor, Ticlopidine, Cilostazol, Vorapaxar, Dipyridamole, Coumadin, Pradaxia, Xarelto, Eliquis, Savaysa
If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer (eyebrows can look solid) in appearance and may require additional procedures.
Dark Skin types please note that your permanent makeup will not appear as bold as lighter skin types. (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.
Plan on scheduling your touch-up within the first 6 months.
Come to your appointment with your eyebrows penciled the way you like them (optional) if you like & bring your eyebrow pencil with you.
Clients with darker skin (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.), Please know that the Hair Strokes and Eye Liners WILL NOT appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to the skin color already being naturally darker.
IF USING AN EYELASH GROWTH SERUM (Latisse) OR THERE LIKE ON YOUR EYEBROWS, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE AND CAN NOT USE UNTIL 2 WEEKS AFTER PROCEDURE.
EYEBROWS IS A “DRY HEAL” DO NOT GET WET, AND NO SWEATING FOR 10 DAYS
Please blot the area throughout the 1st day and continue blot as needed with soft gauze or tissue. If you should experience any scabbing, crusting, or flaking, please let it exfoliate naturally. This will prevent any unnecessary infections or additional pigment loss. It is OK to lightly wash the brows after the 2 weeks, avoid scrubbing them
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss!
COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring.
Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks.
Avoid sweating for a full 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that may cause sweating through or on the brows will cause the “hairstrokes” to blur under the skin, there is no fixing this.
Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.
NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area for two weeks.
NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.
Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure.
Avoid Retin-A, Chemical Peels and Microderms around the brow area once healed.
AVOID ANY SKINCARE THAT HAS THE WORDS “ACID” “RETIN A” “GLYCOL” ON THE AREA TREATED! Look in your foundations and primers too, its in things that say “long lasting” or “Forever”
Day1-2 The eyebrows are approximately 30 to 40% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
Day3 Eyebrows will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Natural exfoliation begins., do not exfoliate yourself.
Day4 The skin begins to flake- peeling from the outside edges first.
Day5 Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and greyer for 8 weeks until color clarifies.
AVOID ANY SKINCARE THAT HAS THE WORDS “ACID” “RETIN A” “GLYCOL” ON THE AREA TREATED!