WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a cosmetic tattooing technique to superficially apply hair-like strokes to the eyebrows using a grouping of needles. It is a semi-permanent procedure and is not as invasive as a regular tattoo. Microblading allows you to achieve brows with more structure and can add depth while reducing the time spent filling them in with makeup daily.
WHAT IS A COMBO BROW?
Combo brow service combines microblading with manual shading. Shading can add more density to the brows to make them appear fuller, and help blend the microblading with the real hair. Combo brows are good for those who have few natural brow hairs, very sparse brows, or those who prefer a more filled in makeup look.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
With the small exception, almost anyone is a good candidate for microblading (above the age of 18). It is not recommended for anyone who is sick, pregnant, breastfeeding, immunocompromised, taking prescription blood thinners, taking medication for acne (Accutane), those who keloid, diabetics, or have recently had any facial treatments (within 72 hours). If you have concerns whether or not microblading is right for you contact me for a free consultation.
HOW LONG IS THE PROCESS?
The entire appointment will take around 2-2.5 hours (freckles about 1 hour). This includes the time to register, map the brow design, apply numbing solution, and the procedure itself. Touch-up appointments are usually quicker since the brow mapping has already been done. These are just estimates and it can vary from client to client.
IS MICROBLADING PERMANENT?
Cosmetic tattooing is not meant to be permanent. The pigment used is designed to fade over time and will need to be touched up if you desire to maintain the look of your new brows. Microblading can last up to 2 years depending on various factors. Some people will need to have touch-ups at 1 year while others may need to a little sooner. It really depends on the person.
There are steps you can take to ensure that your cosmetic tattoo does not fade quickly. Sun exposure, tanning, and exfoliating facial treatments can accelerate the fading process and avoiding these will help you to prevent fading prematurely.
WHAT IS LIP BLUSH?
Lip blush tattoo adds just a flush of color to the lips and heals similar to tinted lip balm. Lip blush tattoo can help lips appear fuller and help to define the lip line. A tattoo machine is used to create lip blush and depending on clients skincare and healing can last up to 2 years.
DO I NEED A TOUCH UP SESSION?
Microblading is a two step process and it is recommended to have at least one touch up 6-12 weeks following your initial session. This is necessary to build up the brows and correct for an loss of pigment retention.
Depending on desired results additional sessions may be required.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY COSMETIC TATTOO AFTERWARDS?
After your procedure we will go over everything you need to know on how to care for your new brows and also send you home with the information and supplies needed.
It is important that you follow the aftercare instructions so that you heal properly for best results. Failure to follow aftercare steps can lead to less desirable results and possibly require another procedure that is not included in the original price.
DO YOU FIX OR DO CORRECTIVE WORK?
I currently only do corrective work on clients if approved. If you have previously had microblading or cosmetic tattooing please contact me to set up a consultation. This is to make sure that we can achieve the best results and manage expectations.
DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
A topical numbing solution is used throughout the process to provide the client with the most amount of comfort possible. There is a minimal amount of discomfort during the procedure.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Everyone heals differently! There are many factors that can effect how the healing process goes. I do my best to inform clients on the proper aftercare to ensure the best possible healed results.
Nothing can be guaranteed and some clients may require additional sessions outside of the initial touch-up depending on their skin or their desired results.