BROWS PERMANENT MAKEUP FAQ
What is microblading?
Microblading is a 2-step process requiring an initial procedure and a follow up session. It is a semi-permanent tattoo method done with a hand tool to mimic hair strokes and to enhance your natural brows. It is important to note that microblading is an enhancement of your brows and is not intended to create a powdered brow look. The procedure is fairly painless, as numbing agents are used throughout the procedure, and the results can last between 9 to 12 months before requiring a touch up. Microblading is an art, not a science, therefore individual results will vary based on your skin type, skin texture, lifestyle, overall health, and after care.
Step 1: Consultation and First Procedure / approx. 2.5 hours
This session is to tattoo a suitable shape and colour; we will consider your bone structure, face shape, and hair colours when we draw in your brows. Though our faces are not perfectly symmetrical, we do our best to create as much symmetry as possible. Once you are satisfied with your drawn brows, only then do we move forward to the actual procedure. Although 2 different numbing agents will be used to ensure maximum comfort throughout the process, some tenderness and bruising sensation is to be expected. Before proceeding with the tattoo, colour swatches will be applied onto your forehead to select the best colour for you.
Step 2: Follow Up / approx. 1.5 hr
This session is imperative, as without it your results will not be optimal. Colour will fade significantly within 4 weeks as the skin heals, peels, and fades. This session will correct any irregularities in the hair strokes and colour tones. Please schedule your complimentary touch up within 8 weeks otherwise you will be required to pay the Touch Up fee.
**Occasionally a third touch up is necessary for certain clients where the pigment does not take as well to the skin.**
Who is ideal for permanent makeup?
Most people are candidates, however, due to certain health conditions and/or skin types, there may be some who would not benefit from it. A preliminary health consult form must be completed prior to confirming your booking. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the forms. If you wish to reserve a spot, you may book online or over the phone (call/text); please note that a $100 deposit is required. Once we receive your form and approve it, we will then confirm your appointment. If you are not eligible, we will issue a full refund.
List of those who are NOT ideal for permanent makeup:
- Pregnant or nursing
- Liver disease
- Prone to Keloid scarring
- Viral infections
- On Accutane medication within 12 months
- On blood thinners
- Compromised skin near brow area (acne, psoriasis, eczema, lesions, etc.)
List of those who are eligible, but will require a doctor’s written consent:
** Please note: may require multiple touchups due to pigment not retaining properly **
- Auto immune diseases
- Diabetes Type 1 and 2
- High blood pressure
- Thyroid disturbances
- Large pores on forehead/brow area*
- Extremely oily skin*
*do not require doctor’s written consent, but may require multiple touchups due to pigment not retaining in the skin as well as lines blurring
How long does it last?
Microblading is considered a semi-permanent tattoo and can last between 1-3 years, depending on your skin characteristics (dry, oily, sun-damaged, thick or thin sky types), medications, personal pH balance of your skin, alcohol intake and smoking habits, and post-procedure after care. This tattoo method implants pigment just below the epidermis of the skin, therefore over time, pigment will gradually fade away. Keep in mind that even once the colour fades away, pigment itself may stay in the skin indefinitely. In order to keep your brows looking fresh, a touch up is recommended every year or two.
How long is the healing time?
Healing usually takes around 7-10 days (longer for more mature or extremely sensitive skins). When healing, there will be minor scabbing and itching, which you must not pick or scratch at. We will give you an aftercare instruction sheet and moisturizer along with some tips on how to have a great healing process.
How is a colour chosen?
When choosing a right pigment for you, we not only look at your hair and brow colours, we also consider your skin overtone and undertone, you skin conditions, and most importantly, what your desired outcome will be.