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Microblading FAQs

Is Microblading right for me?

If you have extremely oily skin, the hair stroke eyebrow technique will NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered than you would expect. FAQs & AFTERCARE 2 If you have little to no existing hair, your tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than those clients who have more hair naturally. If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner. If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure. PLEASE NOTE: If you have had your eyebrows previously tattooed we cannot Microblade you at this time. As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

What finished results should I expect?

Healed results will vary with each individual client. A minimum of TWO sessions is recommended but more sessions may be necessary depending on desired look. Examples like adding a few hair strokes or filling in a gap/spot is considered a full touch up.

No previously tattooed eyebrows are accepted at this time.

Does it hurt?

A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of 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.

What is Microblading?

Cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micro-pigmentation, is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup, or to enhance the natural features of the face.

How long does each session take?

Your first session is 3-4 hours the touch-up takes 2-2 1/2 hours

How long do Microblading results last?

Cosmetic tattoo treatments will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. Frequency of sessions depends on a number of factors including: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that final results CANNOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will reevaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your second session and make any changes necessary. Multiple sessions are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring a minimum of 2 visits. Your second session can be booked no sooner than 2 months after the initial appointment. Additional sessions will be charged according to our current pricing.

How many sessions are needed?

For ideal results a minimum of two treatments are needed, at least 8 weeks apart. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second session, 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 after the first session, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.

What to do or NOT do before my appointment?

DO: If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment.

DO: You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you desire.

DON’T get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted within 72 hours of your scheduled appointment.

DON’T take blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, aspirin and Ibuprofen.

DON’T drink alcohol the night before and day of your appointment.

DON’T drink caffeine the day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume 24 hours prior.

DON’T get Botox or Dysport within 14 days of your appointment.

DON’T get a chemical peel or facial resurfacing treatments 30 days prior to your appointment.

DON’T use Retinols within 7 days of your appointment.

DON’T: If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.

DON’T SUNBATHE, use a TANNING BED or use SELF TANNERS including SPRAY TANS for at least 7 DAYS prior to your appointment. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit.

What should I do for long term care?

A good sunscreen should be applied daily AFTER healing and is required to help keep color true. As with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the color soften faster.

Fading speed depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, and if any chemical peels were done after your procedure.

If you are planning a chemical peel, laser treatment or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had a cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area.

How will my Microblading look in the future?

During your appointment, we will analyze your skin's undertone to anticipate how pigment colors will fade in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure color blends well with your existing eyebrow and hair color. The majority of our clients' cosmetic tattoos stay true to color and lighten naturally over time. There are some cases, however, where colors 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 next appointment, we will re-analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. Special formula alteration to correct the color and to prevent further color change is made at this time. Your eyebrow tattoo will eventually look softer and have more of a "powdered" look. This happens with all clients as the skin ages. To keep your hair strokes looking good, a refresher appointment is suggested every 1 to 2 years. Results vary with each client.

How will I look after my procedure?

Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal.

What factors will effect my Microblading?

Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, so sunblock should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement.

The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds. The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.

The choice of color: Some colors fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color.

The area of treatment: Enhancements to the face, for example, fade more quickly due to constant exposure.

Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Alcohol and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should not be taken prior to and following your appointment.

Aftercare: Failure to follow the aftercare diligently during the first 2 weeks of healing can contribute to less than desired results. For example sweating during healing can affect the appearance of the hairstrokes when fully healed.

Iron Deficiency: If you suffer from Anemia or low iron this could affect the way your body reacts to the pigment. The pigment used contains iron oxide which can result in the hairstrokes to fade or change in hue due to your body absorbing the iron.

What if I’m pregnant or nursing?

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

Is the equipment safe?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on having an immaculate and sterile studio space. We only use single use, disposable needles and supplies. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards. Each of our stations are thoroughly disinfected before opening and after each procedure throughout the day.


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