FAQ

frequently asked questions

Thank you for your interest in microblading! Please read the page in its entirety before booking your appointment to ensure you are a good candidate and are fully prepared before your appointment. Getting the best results starts before I you lay on my table! Please let me know if you have any other questions - I'm here for you!

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?


This is the process of infusing pigment into the skin to simulate the appearance of natural hair. It is considered a tattoo, and permanent makeup. Although it is considered permanent makeup, it does fade over time. Touch ups are suggested once a year in order to keep the color fresh and shape precise. Microblading is meant to be a natural enhancement, and to create the appearance of full, beautiful brows. It looks most natural on clients who already have semi full brow hair, and are wanting to perfect their shape. The more hair you have, the more natural it will appear. Microblading heals best on young, healthy skin that is normal-dry. Oily skin and aging/thin skin is not recommended for microblading. Results will not heal as well, or look as natural. If you have aging or oily skin, you are better suited for a combination or ombre brow!




YOU CANNOT RECEIVE SEMI PERMANENT MAKEUP IF YOU ARE:


  • Pregnant/breastfeeding
  • Are currently using Accutane or have used Accutane within the past year
  • Have a freshly tanned/sunburned face
  • Are on blood thinning medications or antibiotics
  • Have Rosacea
  • Are currently undergoing cancer treatment
  • Must be off Chemo or Radiation for 6 months




HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?


  • If you have reference pictures, please feel free to bring these to your appointment. Along with the pencil or powder you are currently using.
  • If you tint your brows you will want to do so 72 hours before your appointment.
  • You must not use Retin-A near the brow area 2 weeks before or after the procedure.
  • You will need to avoid water for 7 -10 days after! This includes excessive sweating, pools, lakes, salt water, and extreme sun exposure, so plan your vacations accordingly!
  • No Botox, fillers, Microdermabrasion, chemical peels or anything of the like for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure, and also two weeks after.




AVOID DOING ANY OF THESE BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:


  • Doing any of the following will cause excessive bleeding during your procedure and will hinder your final result!!
  • Do not work out the day of your appointment.
  • You should not take any medications that may thin your blood (i.e. Aspirin, Ibuprofen) 72 hours before or immediately after your procedure.
  • Do not drink alcohol within 24 hours of your procedure.
  • Avoid caffeine for 12 hours before your procedure. (Caffeine increases blood flow and will effect your healed results)




DO PERMANENT COSMETICS HURT?


No! Topical 5% Lidocaine is used throughout the procedure to make you comfortable . Pain tolerance varies from client to client, and some clients feel a slight discomfort. Having the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity.




WHAT CAN I EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER MY APPOINTMENT?


Immediately after getting your brows done, you may experience minor redness or swelling around the treated area, which typically goes away within 24 hours. Within the following hours, the pigment in the skin will darken, making the brows look more bold than they were initially. This is normal! The ink will look dark and warm the first few days as it oxidizes in the skin, and will go back to normal. You can expect the brows to heal 10-20% lighter than they were immediately after your appointment. Around day 3-4, you may notice light scabbing and flaking on the treated area. This is normal! Please refrain from picking at the brows. Doing so will result in loss of pigment in those areas. Brows may appear spotty or patchy until the entire brow has finished healing. Once all the flaking is complete (typically around day 10), the brows will appear lighter. The skin will normalize over the next 4-6 weeks and the pigment will return to the skin in it’s healed color. At 4-6 weeks, your brows will be fully healed. Whatever pigment that does not return will be addressed at your touch up appointment. At this appointment, we will asses your retention, touch up the spots that didn’t stick, and can adjust the pigment color to give you perfect brows! Once the brows have healed from your touch up appointment, you will have beautiful, full brows for 12-36 months!




HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?


Initial appointments take approximately 3 hours. This includes the designing process, numbing the area, and Semi-Permanent Cosmetics procedure. Follow-up sessions take approximately 1 hour.




DO I NEED A TOUCH UP APPOINTMENT?


Yes! All Permanent Cosmetic procedures require 2 sessions. During your 4-8 week follow-up we can assess your pigment retention and make any adjustments needed. This follow-up also increases the longevity of your Semi-Permanent Cosmetics.




I'VE HAD MY BROWS DONE PREVIOUSLY BY A DIFFERENT ARTIST, WILL YOU FIX THEM/TOUCH THEM UP?


I require that anyone who has had their brows tattooed previously by another artist text me a picture before booking an appointment. This way we can discuss price, your options and schedule sufficient time. Any client coming to me from a different artist is considered a new client, with full prices.




WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?


  • I require 48 hours notice to make any changes to your appointment.
  • Any cancellations after that will result in a loss of your $50 deposit, and you will be charged 20% of your appointment (due before you can reschedule).
  • No-shows will result in a loss of your $50 deposit, and will be charged 50% off the appointment (due before you may reschedule).




BEST FORM OF PAYMENT?


Cash or venmo - Credit cards may be subject to extra fee




IS THERE AN AGE MINIMUM?


Yes! All clients are required to be 18+ years of age, with or without parents consent