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How Long Do My Brows Last?

Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 18-24 months.

**Yearly touchups are highly recommended!!!

How Long Will My Eyebrows Look This Good?

Treatments are considered semi-permanent and also will not clean off, however, they will discolor with time and also would need to be revitalized every 1-2 years. The frequency of touch-ups depends upon a variety of aspects including the pigment color utilized (lighter colors fade faster), the way of life (sun direct exposure), and if any chemical peels entered into contact with dealt with areas. Please note that outcomes COULD NOT be ensured as each unique skin type hold pigments differently. We will re-evaluate just how your skin has actually received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any kind of adjustments needed. Touch-ups are normal for cosmetic tattoo treatments, with each new procedure calling for at least 2 touch ups.

Is It Painful?

The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, there is an anesthetic applied during the procedure, to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely tolerable.

How Does It Work?

The pigment is applied with a specific tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. Your artist will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction.

How Long Does The Service Last?

The appointment should take about two and a half hours.

Are There Any Pre-Existing Conditions That Interfere With Consideration For Treatment?

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)
  • On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.
  • Diabetic.
  • Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor’s note is required)
  • Circulatory disorders (doctor’s note is required)
  • Any bleeding disorders (doctor’s note is required)
  • You’re taking blood-thinning medication
  • Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
  • If any skin diseases, symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
  • You’ve recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)
  • Old PMU
  • You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
  • If you have a sunburn.
  • After waxing (must wait 3 days)
  • After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)

Is There Any After-Procedure Care?

Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:

  • Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.
  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.
  • Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.
  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
  • Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.
  • Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.
  • Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head. Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post microblading procedure, However, experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear.
  • Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly

Is There Anything I Need To Do To Prepare For My Service?

  • Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.
  • Do not take omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
  • Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
  • No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.
  • No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.
  • Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days

What Can I Typically Expect During My Service?

  • First, the artist may need to do a patch test on the skin at least 24 hours before the procedure. This is optional.
  • Before the appointment begins, the artist will provide a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the treatment.
  • The artist then draws on the eyebrow shape according to the golden ratio measuring tool. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size.
  • Next, the artist chooses the perfect color.
  • Initial strokes are placed, then anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort.
  • Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow.
  • After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin.
  • Once that’s finished, the artist cleans the area thoroughly.
  • After the service, the artist will apply an after care cream.

What Happens During The Touch Up?

The touch up is recommended 5-8weeks after initial treatment. During your touch up, the artist will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.

What's The Healing Process Like?

Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right! Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).

Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.

Will Microbladding Work Well For Me?

If you have extremely oily skin, the microblading technique will NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hair-strokes to heal with a softer look. Your end result will look more powdered than you would expect. Please consider this as there will be no refund once the treatment is done. *

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 or bruising may occur during and after the procedure.

If you have any type of Diabetes please get a doctor’s note prior to booking your appointment.*

How Any Treatments Are Needed?

For many clients, a minimum of 2 treatments is usually required, a minimum of 5-8 weeks apart. With the majority of treatments, the color looks dramatically lighter after the initial week. Some customers choose this, while others select a bolder appearance. At the 2nd treatment session, we will assess the color retention as well as make changes as needed. Everyone heals differently. If your new eyebrows do not recover perfectly the very first time, do not fret! We can always go darker and add more thickness to your following appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have had your brows previously tattooed and also want a cover-up/re-work, you SHOULD email us a clear image BEFORE reserving your consultation. We could not guarantee outcomes for situations such as these and we must approve that your brows are practical. In some cases where the previous job is also dark, dense, discolored, or big, tattoo elimination will be extremely recommended prior to treatment. Previously tattooed areas as well as cover-ups will usually require added touch-ups for finest outcomes and will also be billed appropriately.

What Factors Will Affect My Cosmetic Tattoo?

  • Following the Aftercare, instruction is a must!
  • Sunlight exposure: The sunlight will incredibly soften the look of your eyebrows, so sunscreen needs to be made use of (as soon as recovered) to prolong your enhancement.
  • The regrowth 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 selection of color: Some color fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color.
  • The location of therapy: Enhancements to the face, as an example, fade faster as a result of constant direct exposure.
  • Bleeding throughout the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing treatment will lower the amount of pigment absorption.
  • Alcohol as well as particular medications work as blood-thinners and also must not be taken before and following your consultation.

What Is The Difference Between Cosmetic Tattooing And Standard Body Tattooing?

The purpose of cosmetic tattooing is to enhance the natural features of the human face. Cosmetic tattooing is softer and more subtle – it is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Body tattoos use ink while cosmetic tattoo procedures involve pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur.

What Should I Know About Aftercare?

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 fade 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. A careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area.

How Do You Come Up With The Correct Shape?

The proper shape is achieved by first discussing what you want. I then take measurements and see what lengths and shapes actually fit your facial structure. If the result you are looking for is possible I begin to shape it out. Otherwise I show you why it wouldn’t work and what will work. After drawing one brow I ask you to hold up a mirror and tell me what you think and what you would like to change, if anything. After initial approval I begin on the second brow. Once both brows are drawn on I have you look again in the mirror. We will continue to tweak it until you are completely happy and approve the shape.

What If My Eyebrows Look Patchy?

Your brows WILL look patchy throughout the healing process. It is important to understand this and mentally prepare yourself for the weeks to come. Not all parts of the scabs will fall off at the same which is why you get a patchy and uneven appearance. It is a normal part of the process and as uncomfortable as it may feel to be seen this way you must think ahead and remind yourself it is all for the greater good.

Why Do My Eyebrows Look Faded?

It is normal for your brows to fade slightly prior to your touch-up.

On average most people retain about 85% of their brows after their first appointment as long as they follow all of the aftercare instructions.

People who pick their scabs off prematurely or do not follow the after care instructions properly may only have a 40-50% retention. This means the touch-up will take much longer, sometimes from square one.

What If My Brows Don't Stay After The Healing Process?

Although fading is a normal part of the process, fully faded brows are a sign that either something didn’t work in your after care instructions or the strokes were not introduced deep enough into the skin. This is why touch-ups are crucial. If your brows faded completely after the healing process then you will need to start all over during the touch-up. We will need to discuss the after care instructions again and come up with an alternative so that this does not occur again.

How Do You Choose The Correct Color?

Using the Fitzpatrick Scale system, which is a method used to determine skin types and undertones, I begin to look for not only the skin complexion but the undertone of the skin. Believe it or not the undertone of the skin is a lot more important than the skin complexion! Once I determine where you fall under the Fitzpatrick Scale I chose the pigment, or a mixture or pigments to get the one that closely matches your hair color and works with your skin.

What Happens If I Am Unhappy With The Result?

Every experience is different when it comes to having something so personal and so important done. I understand that eyebrows are the frame to the face. That is why I take my time to get the shape and color perfect for your facial structure and complexion. I do not begin working until I get approval for the shape and color. This is a very important part of the process and cannot be rushed. As I begin working I give you a handheld mirror and I have you look to make sure you understand the process and are happy with how it’s looking so far.

Another thing that is important to understand is that everyone’s reaction to such a life changing event can be different. Although most women are extremely satisfied and happy with their decision there maybe some that get an initial shock with how different they appear. This can turn into fear or discontent. It may not be because it wasn’t what they wanted or approved, but because they are not used to seeing themselves this way. I try to reassure them that it will grow on them as the days go by. The color may seem too dark or the shape may seem very different than what they had before but this is why I wait for complete approval before I begin the process. I remind them that the color will fade after it is healed by 30-40% and will appear more natural. When I come across someone that is unhappy (which is not very often at all) I try to remind them that they need to be patient with the process. I myself have been in their shoes and I know how important it is to understand that this process is life changing but the results are well worth it!

Is The Studio Equipment Safe?

Yes, We pride ourselves in having a state of the art equipment and super sterile studio space. We only use single-use, disposable needles, and supplies. Which means each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterward. Our stations are thoroughly disinfected before opening and after each procedure throughout the day.

What Methods Of Payment Do You Accept?

We currently accept cash and all major credit cards.

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 your results, which is why it is important to know that more than one touch up may be required.

I always make sure that your face is important to me and I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. But there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it.