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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Are you certified?

Yes, I am a Certified Permanent Makeup Artist, licensed and insured.

 

  • What is Eyebrow Microblading?

It is a semi-permanent makeup method. The technique is natural feathering of hair-like strokes directly on the skin’s surface that creates natural looking eyebrows.  Eyebrow Microblading creates the background and fills in the areas of the eyebrows that looked empty so that a full and complete look is accomplished. Unlike a traditional eyebrow tattoo,  Eyebrow Microblading does not leave a flat, dull and fake look that an old tattoos leave behind an is a MUCH SAFER treatment. The  Eyebrow Microblading method can fill in sparse brows or create an entire brow, which makes it the perfect procedure for Men and Women.

 

  • Does it hurt?

Everyone has a different level of sensitivity. To minimize any discomfort, topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation.You will hear a scratch noise/ sensation throughout. Music is usually played during the procedure however, feel free to bring your own earphones and music to distract you.

 

  • Is it safe?

Absolutely. We use only  medical grade sterile and disposable supplies. Safety of our clients is our Paramount. 

 

  • Will there be any swelling?

It is rare for any swelling to occur. Most clients will experience slightly red skin around the eyebrows which usually goes away after about a 1 hour.

 

  • Will I need a touch-up?

Most likely. Within a week after your first treatment the color will fade somewhat. Over the next four to six weeks, it can continue to fade as much as 50%. This is normal and considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. After this period, your first follow-up appointment is carried out which is included in the initial cost. At this point, any changes you would like to make are discussed.

 

  • How often do I need a touch-up?

In order to keep your PMU results looking fresh, we recommend a touch-up every year after the initial touch-up.

 

  • How long does the color last?

It will last as long as it’s maintained. Untouched, the ink will last up to 4 years until faded completely.

 

  • It’s called permanent make-up so why do I need a touch-up?

Unlike body tattoos, Permanent Makeup places the pigment into the upper layer of the skin which allows for crisp, natural looking brow strokes, etc. This is the layer of skin that you can see and it is constantly shedding and renewing itself.  Because of the body’s natural process coupled with exposure to the sun, hot liquids, spicy foods, rigorous exfoliation, etc.,  the pigments will fade over time. The idea of it being called “permanent” is that after the healing process, the pigment remains intact even though its color will eventually fade with time.

 

  • How long does the Microblading procedure take?

The procedure takes roughly about two hours; sometimes more, sometimes less. I recommend allowing a 3-hour window for your appointment. I will not likely need that much time, but this isn’t something you want rushed.

 

  • Do I need to take a day off from work?

No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate around an hour afterwards. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark to prevent you from performing your daily activities.

 

  • How long does it take to heal?

Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for any scabbing to disappear. 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.

 

  • What’s the Eyebrow Microblading process like?

It begins with a consultation, then the initial Microblading procedure followed by a touch-up treatment between 4 to 6 weeks after the Microblading. On the day of your initial Microblading procedure, I will take your before photo and then draw the brow design in pencil so you will get an idea of the shape and form. (Please note that nobody’s face is totally symmetrical and you need to be realistic with your expectations. There is no point in trying to make the eyebrows identical or match a photo of your favorite celebrities’ eyebrows if your face shape looks nothing like theirs). Once we have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is your decision—but I will always provide my opinion on what works with you aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows then you’ll decide on the color. Shortly after that, a local topical anesthetic will be administered to minimize discomfort. Once the area is numb, the pigment is deposited in both eyebrows. During the healing process, it is normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch-up in place.

 

  • What can I NOT do after the procedure?

You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry as much as possible. This means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet. Also, no tanning or prolonged sun exposure, no picking, peeling, scratching or rubbing the Microbladed area as this may result in a loss of color and scarring. Please check out our Pre/Post Care instructions.

 

  • How do I extend the life of the procedure?

After the healing process, your beautiful eyebrows will last longer if you apply sun block often and avoid abrasive facial treatments in the brow area.

 

 

 

  • Do you have to shave off my own eyebrows?

No. Every attempt is made to retain all-natural hair and integrate it into the design of the permanent eyebrows. In some cases, where shaping of the natural brow is required, a few hairs here and there may need to be removed to create a clean and aesthetically pleasing result.

 

  • What if I do not like it?

Although Microblading is considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. However, I will work closely with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the proposed technique. I will allow you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there is very little room for you not being pleased with the outcome. If you do not like the decision you made, the touch-up can be cancelled and the pigmented area naturally fades away over time. If you are not 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for a more temporary option.