WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that allows artists to drastically correct, enhance or fully reconstruct an eyebrow. Eyebrow Microblading is performed by manually depositing pigment under the top layer of the skin by a special hand tool. It does not involve the use of a machine. Unlike other permanent cosmetic brow treatments, the Microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that are more natural looking.
WHAT IS A POWDER FILL?
This is the deposit of pigment all throughout the brow to give the illusion that you already have makeup on.
WHAT IS A COMBINATION BROW? This is the combination of both Microblading and Powder Fill. This can increase the density of color and thickness to Microbladed brows if more is desired than just hairstrokes.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Both MIcroblading, Powder Fills and Combination Brows will last as long as they are maintained. These treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, bot over time will fade. Untouched, the ink will last anywhere from 1 to 3 years.
The frequency of touch ups needed depend on a few variables including but not limited to; iron deficiency (pigment is an iron oxide base and body will absorb this much quicker if iron deficient), lightness of pigment used (lighter colors tend to fade quicker), sun exposure (the more sun exposure on the treated area will not only make it fade quicker but can also alter the color), treatments (chemical peels, lasers, topical Retinols or anti-aging products will make the pigment fade quicker).
Final results can not be guaranteed, everyone is unique and heals differently. We will work with you and reassess your brows to get your desired results. Hair strokes may heal more crisp on dryer skin types, and oily skin types may fade quicker and/or can blur. This also does not mean that they will, everyone heals uniquely. The touch up allows us to evaluate how your skin is accepting the pigment and we will make any necessary adjustments then.
IS IT PAINFUL?
There is some discomfort associated with the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area before and during the procedure. People say the sensation is similar to getting threaded and/or tweezing.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BROW CONSULTATION?
Brow hair grade and color is analyzed, and the desired shape is drawn on with a specialized pencil. We will draw each strand to create a symmetrical, natural-looking brow that is custom-made for your bone structure, giving you the chance to see how dramatically new brows change your face. Once you are satisfied with the shape and thickness, the specialist consults with you on color. We mix and match the hue to ensure we get a shade that is closest to your natural hair color . We will also discuss the procedure, the after-care, how long it takes the skin to heal, and how to ensure the best results.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BROW TREATMENT?
The specialist will create your brow by hand, strand by strand. A topical numbing cream is applied that stays on for about 15 minutes, and then a special tool is used to make small, hair stroke incisions in the skin underneath the brow, this technique is also known as Microblading. The shallow cuts are filled with FDA approved pigments selected to compliment your skin tone. The treatment takes about two hours, with enough time to assess each step of the way.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
There is no downtime, however the brow will take about one week to fully heal. The brow will soften in color by up to 40-50%. During this period, after-care procedures should be carefully followed.
WHAT IS A TOUCH-UP SESSION?
The Touch-up session, done approximately at eight weeks of the initial treatment, is extremely important to ensure best results. We use this session to set the shape and color, and make any small adjustments if needed. Touch up sessions are usually needed, the pigment looks dramatically lighter after the first week and the second treatment is used to make sure you are holding onto the pigment as well as we are needing it to. Changes like thickness, density and darkness are addressed at the touch up. To maintain the integrity and shape of the brow, we recommend a Color Boost session every six months to a year.
CAN I RECEIVE TREATMENT WHILE PREGNANT? As a precaution, we do not perform services on pregnant women.
BOTOX AND RETIN A? We ask that you stop any Retin A products at least 30 days before your appointment. We also suggest that no Botox be administered 14 days prior to or after your appointment.
HOW DO I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT? All bookings for new clients are done online on 'Booking Day' which is the 10th of every month at 10am sharp. This opens up the month that is two months in advance. E.G; the current month is July, on July 10th the books for September will open.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER? Kids and animals are not allowed in the studio due to the safety of our staff and clients. Family members and friends are welcome to join you, but will have to stay in the waiting area for the protection of our staff and our clients.