Eyebrow microblading is an intricate process where skin safe pigment is manually implanted beneath the surface of the skin with a hand tool made up of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hairstrokes. Microblading is sometimes referred to as “Eyebrow Embroidery”, “Feather Stroke Brows”, “3D Brows”, or “micropigmentation”, and is meant to naturally enhance features of the face. Microblading can help provide a better shape to the brows, create a more full & youthful appearance, and even create natural looking brows for those that have very little hair!
SHAPE IS EVERYTHING
Each appointment, whether microblading brows, permanent lip color, or permanent eyeliner, begins with a consultation to establish what styles, techniques, and color will work best. Then we will begin the shaping process. Each client has the opportunity to examine the shape and make changes to suit their individual desires.
Keeping clients comfortable throughout their appointment is key! Everyone has a different pain threshold, so while we can't guarantee your appointment will be painless, we use only the best numbing agents to keep you comfortable throughout the duration of your appointment.
For microblading, each hair-stroke is expertly placed to ensure you leave with beautiful natural looking brows! For permanent eyeliner or permanent lip color, a rotary machine is used for precision & longevity. For all procedures, we use high quality, fully disposable supplies for each client, ensuring a clean & sanitary experience. And we offer ongoing support through the healing process with a custom After Care Kit to help make your healing process easy with little to no scabbing!
what is the difference between permanent makeup procedures and standard body tattooing?
The purpose of permanent makeup is to naturally enhance the face to help clients look & feel more beautiful & confident. Permanent makeup involves the use of micropigments which are designed to look more natural with the skin, whereas tattoo pigments are designed to stand out against the skin. The trade off is that micropigments fade quicker than tattoo pigments so touch-ups are recommened every year to ensure consistant beautiful color.
do my existing eyebrows need to be shaved off?
No, your appointment will begin with designing a brow shape that works for your face. Your regular brow maintenance of tweezing, threading, waxing and/or tinting may continue once the microblading has healed, to remove any hairs that are outside the desired eyebrow shape.
does it hurt?
While each person has a different pain threshold, 2 different anesthetic creams are applied for numbing before and during the procedure to help alleviate discomfort. Most clients are surprised by how little the procedure hurts. Some clients even fall asleep during the procedure!
* Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
* If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long.
* If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
how long is the healing process?
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness following your procedure. It doesn’t take very long for it to disappear. Immediately following your treatment the pigment will appear darker than how it will appear once it has healed. Around week 2, the surface color naturally exfoliates to leave a softer color. During week 3 & 4 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment darken a bit. A Follow-Up visit approximately 6-8 weeks after your initial appointment is recommended in order to achieve that richness of color and density in the shape.
how old do I have to be to get microblading or permanent makeup?
You must be 18 years or older
can I make an appointment if I am pregnant or nursing?
As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
how long does the procedure take?
The first session usually takes between 1.5 to 2 hours. The touch up sessions are generally between 1 and 1.5 hours. Microblading is a cosmetic tattoo. The pigment will fade over time and we recommend to get a touch up annually to keep them looking their best. There is no guarantee in how long it lasts as each individuals skin will respond differently.
Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: skin type, pigment selection, lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), chemical peels, etc.
Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.
how many treatments are needed?
For microblading & permanent makeup procedures, at least two appointments are usually needed, at least 6-8 weeks apart. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go bolder and add more density at your next appointment.
what factors will affect microblading or permanent makeup?
Sun exposure: The sun will extremely fade the look of your tattoo, so a physical sunscreen should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement. Use of retinol products or products containing AHA or BHA can fade pigment faster. The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.
what should I do before my eyebrow procedure?
You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we may take into consideration the shape you feel most comfortable with. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please refrain from doing so within a week of your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them.
* If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 30 days after the procedure.
* We require our clients to avoid the following for a minimum of 24 hours prior to their appointment: Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.
* Do NOT drink any alcohol and limit caffeine 24 hours prior to your appointment. Please avoid pre-workout supplements 24 hours prior to your appointment.
* If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
* It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
how will I look immediately after?
Your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first week or so. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal. Each clients is provided a copy of our detailed Pre & Post Care Instructions to help guide them through the healing process.
what should I do after the procedure?
Please review our detailed Pre & Post Care Instructions that are emailed to you once you have booked your appointment. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme heat, sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools, lakes, and places with hot humidity, etc.).
how will my microblading brows look in the future?
During your appointment, we will analyze your skin tone to anticipate how pigment colors will heal and fade in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure the color blends well with your natural hair and skin color. There are some cases, however, where the color may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your follow up appointment, we will re-analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. If needed, special formula alterations to correct the color is made at this time. Your eyebrow tattoo will eventually look softer and have more of a "powdered" look. To keep your brows looking their best, a refresher appointment is suggested every 12 months. Results and preferences vary with each client.
what should I know about long term care?
The color will lighten over time. We recommend an annual touch up to keep brows looking their best. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency, and if any chemical peels were done after your procedure.
* If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.
* If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.
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