FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The procedure takes about two hours, sometimes less. Please allow a two and a half hour window for all Microblading appointments and allow a 4-5 hour window for Scalp Micropigmentation. We likely won’t need that much time, but this isn’t something we want to rush.
IS THE PROCEDURE SAFE?
Strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines are followed in accordance with the CDC (Center For Disease Control) and the Health Department. Single use, disposable needles are used with each application. Pigments are all made from approved compounds, and are mixed specifically for permanent cosmetic use.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS LIKE?
Microblading is a two step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up 6 weeks after. After we take your before photo, we shape your eyebrows and 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. The process is considered to be complete 6 weeks after the first touch up.
DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR WORK?
Microblading and all permanent cosmetics are considered a multiple-step appointment process. Healed results will vary with each individual client. NO guarantees will be made. Additional sessions (at an additional charge) may be required to obtain optimal desired results. Although we give our best efforts to provide you with quality service, many factors can result in a less than desired outcome as each client will heal differently. In order for your new brows to heal properly (and look their very best) please follow all Pre & Post Care Instructions! These instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding during the procedure can dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.
WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Who is NOT a good candidate for Micropigmentation and Microblading?
- Pregnant or nursing
- Previously tattooed clients
- Under 18 years of age
- Is Diabetic
- Has an autoimmune disease
- Has Thyroid/graves disease
- Has viral infections and/ or diseases or sick (cold/flu)
- Is on a pacemaker or major heart problems
- Has had an Organ transplant
- Has skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- Is prone to Keloid scars
- Has had Botox in the past 4 weeks
- Has used Accutane in the past year
- Has used Chemotherapy in the past 6 months (consult your doctor)
** If you are under a physician's care, you will need to bring in a release on their prescription note pad stating that it's safe for you to have microblading performed. Your physician will know if you will heal without complications, if you are prone to infections, or have a compromised immune system.
WHAT DO I DO BEFORE & AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Before Your Appointment :
Avoid coffee and alcohol for 12 hours.
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
DO NOT take: Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Advil, Ibuprofen, Fish Oil, and Prenatal Vitamin 48 hours prior to procedure.
DO NOT discontinue any other medication.
DO NOT exercise the morning of your appointment.
DO NOT wax, thread, tweeze, shave, or tint eyebrows 1 week prior to treatment.
Please Note: Getting a treatment during your menstrual cycle can make you hyper-sensitive at time of the procedure.
After Your Appointment :
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ON THE TREATED area for the first 10 days.
NO makeup, NO lotions, and NO water; including long showers, oceans, pools, and saunas.
NO sun or tanning.
NO exercise; sweat is salt and can cause premature fading.
DO NOT itch or pick scabs.
DO NOT use Retinols, AHA's, Proactive, and vitamin C products for 30 days.
DO NOT schedule chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser, IPL or facials for 30 days.
Aftercare Instructions For Eyebrows During The 10 Day Healing Period :
Residual pigment, lymph, & blood, can arise from the open wounds.
Please blot your brow area dry with a clean tissue every 20 minutes for the first 2 hours.
Starting the first day, we ask the client to “wash the skin gently” with a recommended cleanser 2 times a day, blot dry with a clean tissue, and apply a thin layer of recommended oil over your brow.
There are many suitable natural oils that are good for this such as grape seed oil or almond oil. These oils heal the brow area holistically as well as getting the best results in retaining the pigments color in the skin.
Keep your brow area dry to avoid scabbing.
DO NOT rub, scrub, exfoliate, or wipe your eyebrows for 30 days!
DO NOT use Vaseline, Aquaphor, or Petroleum based products.