What is Microblading?

Microblading is a technique where fine lines are scratched into the surface of the skin, and pigment embedded.  The strokes accurately replicate hair (as in a brow or hairline).  Results can last from six to 18 months, depending on a variety of factors such as color of pigment, skin type, and lifestyle.

What is Ombre Powder Brows?

Ombre brows are achieved by depositing ink into the outer layers of the skin with a shading pen to fill the brows with a natural color to give the brows a makeup look. This look is perfect if you are tired of filling your brows in with pencil or powder. This semi-permanent procedure last up to 3 years depending on lifestyle and skin.

What is Microshading?

The magic of Microshading. The combination of microblading strokes and ombré powder for the natural yet longer lasting look.

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.

 

How long does it take?

For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 2.5-3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection.  Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.

The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 4-12 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.

What are the pre and post care procedures?

In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions.

Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:

  • Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours.
  • Avoid tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone.
  • No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.
  • Feel free to come in with their brow makeup on so our technician can see your every day look you prefer. Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed. We will then work together to create the perfect brows!

After your procedure, clients MUST follow these instructions:

  • Within 2 hours after the procedure, clean brows using a q-tip and lightly moisten with distilled or cooled downed boiling water. Gently wipe away the old healing balm and any lymphatic liquid (clear yellowish liquid) that may have built up. Lightly pat dry with tissue and using a new q-tip, re-apply healing balm to the brows.
  • Make sure to apply a light layer of healing balm morning and night to brows for at least 5-7 days.
  • Do not over apply healing balm.
  • Do not immerse brow area in water for 14 days. When showering, make sure to avoid face area. When cleaning or washing face, make sure to avoid brows and clean around it.
  • Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 10 days. Microbladed area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections.
  • Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 24 hours.
  • Brow area will feel slightly itchy as it heals and will start to lightly scab over. Do not peel or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation.
  • Do not go swimming, tanning or into saunas for at least 14 days.
  • No face scrubs or chemical peels at least 2 weeks after.

How long does it take to heal?

The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after microblading procedure.  It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You’ll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.

What if I do not like it?

As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly.  We always recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists’ work and portfolio when making their decisions. Our brow technicians will do their utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.

Is it painful?

The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none.  Prior to the procedure your brow technician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure.  Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.

After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal.  Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn.  Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.

How long does it last?

Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime.  Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.

Who is not suitable for the procedure?

Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates:

  • Using Accutane
  • Have heart conditions or using heart medications
  • Have diabetes (will require a physician’s note)
  • Have skin disease or irritations
  • Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
  • Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
  • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
  • Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician’s note.
  • Pregnant or nursing clients who want to microblade can be done at your own discretion. We suggest discussing with your doctor first. Microblading is still considered a tattoo, and just like with wine or sushi consumption, it is a personal choice to do so during this period.

* We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason. Our brow technicians make the decision to microblade an individual based on their own discretion. *

What can I expect during my service?

  1. Before the appointment begins, the artist will provide a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the treatment.
  2. The artist then draws on the eyebrow shape according to the Brows golden ratio measuring tool. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size.
  3. Next, the artist chooses the perfect Brows color.
  4. Initial strokes are placed, then anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort.
  5. Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow.
  6. After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin.
  7. Once that’s finished, the artist cleans the area thoroughly.
  8. After the service, the artist will apply medical silicone that will remain on the skin for 12-24 hours.

What's the Microblading 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.

What's the Ombre Powder Brows 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 7-14 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.

What's the Microshading 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.

Risks and complications?

We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilized equipment, new needles and in a sanitized environment.  Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications .  Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. We suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:

  • Topical makeup products
  • Gold, silver and nickel
  • Hair dyes

Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior.

Should I do Botox before or after I get my brows done?

Botox should be done after Microblading.  Your doctor will be able to determine where to place Botox injections without altering the brow position.  Should you decide to cease Botox treatments, brows will settle at original balanced position.

Can I have a chemical peel or laser treatment before the eyebrow treatment?

Please avoid chemical peels or laser treatments at least four weeks before Microblading. These treatments can make your skin thinner and more sensitive, resulting in more bleeding which can affect color retention.  Wait four weeks after Microblading before doing chemical peels and laser treatments to allow the brow to fully heal.

Can I have a facial before the eyebrow treatment?

Please avoid facials at least two weeks before Microblading.  Some intensive facial treatments can make your skin thinner and more sensitive, resulting in more bleeding which can affect color retention.  Wait two weeks after Microblading before doing facials, to allow the brow to fully heal.

What is PHIRemoval?

PhiRemoval is the best, highly efficient and safe way to remove everything you are not satisfied with. Examples of PhiRemoval Indications are: Permanent Makeup (PMU) or tattoo looks old fashioned.

When to use PHIRemoval?

  • When PMU or tattoo looks old-fashioned
  • When PMU or tattoo is of poor quality
  • In the event of pigment migration
  • When the client is not satisfied with the shape
  • When there is unwanted pigment evolution
  • Social causes
  • Image changes
  • Unevenly introduced pigment
  • Uneven depth
  • Strict or very rounded inner corners of eyebrows

PHIRemoval Advantages?

  • suitable for removal of all colours
  • doesn’t cause necrosis
  • tissue heals quickly
  • removed pigment and its quantity is easily visible
  • it “cleans” the lips like no other product before
  • there is no long-term post procedural redness or atrophic structure

What is a lash lift?

A Lash lift is like perming your lashes into a lifted, curled state. But unlike the harsh formulas that were once used to perm the hair on our heads, the treatment for lash lifts is gentler.

How long does a lash lift last?

Typically, a lash lift will last six to eight weeks, about the same amount of time as the lash growth cycle.

How much does a lash lift cost?

A lash lift on its own can run you anywhere from $65 on up, If you add a lash tint, it will be more expensive. I offer lash lifting with tinting for $70. If you want lash lifting and brow lifting in one session, you’ll get both for $100.

Can anything go wrong?

I rarely see clients react badly to lash lifts. Lashes that are over-processed could look over-curled or droopy. The worst case, would be breakage.

There’s always a chance of an allergic reaction, as with any treatment involving a chemical solution, but in my experience, lash lifts are generally tolerated by anyone, and any adverse effects are very, very rare.

I don’t recommend it for people on any eye medication, [who’ve had] laser eye surgery or [during] pregnancy, just because, again, it is a chemical. I don’t like to shy away from that, it’s safe for the eyelashes, but it is a chemical solution and does contain sulfur and other ingredients that, if you are sensitive, could cause sensitivities.

If you’re at all worried about whether a lash lift would work for you, do your research: Find a reputable technician and salon, and make sure you ask all the questions you want to be answered.

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