1. What is Microblading?
A procedure done using a hand tool with a row of very fine needles to deposit pigments into the epidermis. The results are a natural, 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. This procedure is better for those with dry skin types.
2. What are Powder Brows?
Powder Brows are offered using a permanent make up shading device to give the brow a more powder like finish. Unlike Microblading, this procedure gives the client a more fuller, bolder look without the hair strokes. Powder Brows will give you more of a make up look. The fronts of the brow can be more filled in or have an ombre which will give you a softer fade into the brow. This procedure is better for dry or oily skin.
3. 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.
4. Does it hurt?
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. Music is usually played during the procedure, however feel free to bring your own ear phones and music to distract you.
5. Is it safe?
Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used during the process.
6. Will I be swollen?
Slightly or you may have slightly red skin around eyebrows.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. How long does it take?
The procedure takes roughly about two-three hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid 3-hour window for your appointment and 2-hour window for touch ups.
11. Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness will disappear in a day or two. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
12. 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.
13. 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 6 weeks after.
After taking your before photo, I will draw the brow design in pencil 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. 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 I 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. I have heard some clients just do not retain pigment even after a few visits. Could this happen?
Yes, it does happen and yes it's true! Some ladies skin may react to the trauma of the tattooing, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an extreme scab, so they eventually fall off taking all the pigment with it. There is a condition called Pigment Allergy (PPD Allergy, a condition known by dermatologists) or Auto Immune disease symptoms (the client may not even be aware of it). The skin would have over reacted and become super sensitive to the pigment and reject it at any cost.
17. 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.
18. Can I book a procedure if I had previous work done?
Possibly, however I always ask that you send a picture before your appointment to see if it is possible to go through with the procedure. An old tattoo must be 75% faded or permanent make up removal will be recommended. Your deposit will be refunded if your picture does not get approved before appointment date
PERMANENT MAKE UP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WITH:
•Under the age of 18
•Viral infections and/or diseases
•Transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
•Epileptic, experienced faint spells, or seizures
•A Pacemaker or major heart problems
•Tendency towards keloids
•Active Skin irritations, psoriasis, eczema, especially near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
•Skin diseases (Vitiligo)
•Sick (cold, flu, etc.) If you are sick, please call to reschedule your appointment.
•Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy in the last 42 days
•Received Botox/Dysport in the past 2 weeks in the upper face area
•Used Accutane in the past year
•Use Retin-A, (must discontinue use of these products at least 4 weeks prior to procedure)
•Has received laser treatments, glycolic peels, chemical peels around the treatment area within the past 6 weeks
•Allergic to anesthetic/lidocaine (if you opt to use anesthetics for procedure)
•Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin
REMEMBER YOUR DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE SO PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BOOK! I WOULD HATE TO TURN YOU AWAY!