How long does it last?
The longevity of your results will vary based on your skin type, aftercare, health, and lifestyle. On average our clients come back annually for a touchup.
Does it hurt?
Lidocaine is applied before each procedure to numb the area, however we do use a needle to apply the permanent makeup, so a certain level of discomfort is inevitable. Most clients explain the feeling similar to getting your brows tweezed very fast. Once the numbing takes place many clients feel very relaxed.
Are there contraindications for permanent makeup??
Permanent Makeup and Microblading Contraindications – The following are conditions that prohibit you from receiving our permanent makeup services.
Under 18 years of age, diabetes, pregnant or lactating women, glaucoma, skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated, allergies to makeup or colors, easily triggered post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, transmittable blood conditions (e.g., HIV or Hepatitis), active skin cancer in the area to be tattooeed, hemophiliac, thyroid medication, healing disorders, blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder, accutane or steroids
*Let me know if you have/had allergic reactions to topical anesthetics.
AHAs (lactic, glycol citric, retinoid and tartaric acids) or any OTC (over the counter) creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging and exfoliating can fade and discolor your permanent makeup.
Flu or Cold: Please stay home and reschedule your appointment if you have a cold, flu or sinus/respiratory infection.
Coumadin: Amount of bleeding and response to topical epinephrine will determine coverage per application. If excessive bleeding occurs, extra appointments/applications may be necessary for desired outcome or procedure may not be effective.
Juvederm or other “fillers”: Get permanent makeup first or ask your juvederm tech for clearance.
Shingles: If you have shingles on your face, wait several months for it to clear before permanent makeup.
Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait about 3 months
Microblading on oily skin:
With this kind of skin type the pigment shades easily and after healing strokes are faint. Microblading cannot be performed on people who have oily skin. This procedure can leave visible marks (scars) in oily skin because this skin type is a contraindication for this procedure. Also, oily skin tends to regenerate more quickly than other skin types, so it will cause fading. If at all worried then a doctors note is required.
How long is the appointment?
The appointment is booked for two hours.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
You are welcome to come with your makeup drawn in the way you like or cleaned off ready for your pre-draw consultation.
Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure
Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face
Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment
Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment
Do not work out the day of the procedure.
Do not have botox 3 weeks prior
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your tattoo
Do not consume coffee before your procedure
Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)
Because we value you the safety of all of our clients, we do ask that you enter the studio with good hygiene.
How long does it take to heal?
Initial healing takes 6-10 days. Fully healed brows take 6-8 weeks.
What can I do to retain my results?
The day of the treatment: Absorb
Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.
Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don’t worry….THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
Will I need a touchup?
Every skin type will accept the pigment a little differently. Knowing this, we schedule a perfecting touch up with all new permanent makeup appointments. This is included in procedure pricing.
Can I get permanent makeup while I am pregnant/nursing?
NO. We do not recommend having a permanent makeup procedure done during a pregnancy or while nursing.