Enhance your natural beauty with soft, defined eyebrows through Microblading. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of natural brow hair present.
- Microblading Consultation (No Charge)
- Microblading Procedure (Variable)*
Semi-permanent makeup applied to the eyebrow region by implanting color (pigment) into the skin with a hand-held (non-motorized) tool. This procedure gives the eyebrows a unique and uniform appearance.
- How long does the procedure take? The initial appointment is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. Color booster is approximately 1- 1.5 hours.
- How long does Microblading last? With consideration to pigment retention and how each individual's skin accepts the pigment; 12- 18 months.
- Does Microblading hurt? Every precaution is taken to reduce discomfort. You can expect to feel a pinch during the process. However, some report no discomfort at all.
- Am I a candidate for Microblading? Absolutelly! If your eyebrows are sparse, over-tweezed, thinning, uneven, or you're tired of spending time perfecting a set of brows, Microblading is an option.
- Who should I use? Choose a technician carefully by considering training, experience, and portfolio. It is important to remember that the shape and proper placement of the procedure is as important as the right color. The desired look is obtained during the course of consultation, initial procedure and follow up procedures. Establishing a good rapport between you and your technician (or Artist, as I prefer to be called...) should be of utmost importance.
- What if I don't like the design or color after the procedure? During the procedure, you are ultimately the one in control of both of these important decisions. You will be provided with several pigment colors to choose from, all of which are complimentary to your skin tone You will also have ample opportunity to direct the path as the procedure is happening. If you need help, I'm trained in designing eyebrows that are right for your face... So I will be happy to assist you in determining a design, if you wish. The things to take into consideration are your bone structure, skintone and facial shape. You must approve of all design work (color & shape) before we proceed. This is your face, your procedure and it must meet your expectations. I do work conservatively and won't do anything I feel won't give you a subtle, natural look. The most common issue is with slight patchiness. This sometimes does occur and is easily adjusted when you come in for your follow-up visit in about 6 weeks. Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape to some extent. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and procedure - so it is important to keep this in mind as you are experiencing the healing process!
- Why are multiple sessions necessary? Every face is different... Each skin type is different. Some skin types accept the pigment better than other types and more pigment may be retained in one session with one person over another. Also, fine details, additional color, depth or design adjustments are more easily made after the initial healing is complete. A follow-up visit is always considered vital - if only to meet to discuss healed outcome of the procedure, take your after picture, and agree that no further work is necessary. You should keep your follow up visit since it helps prolong your investment.
- What if makeup styles change or totally go out of style? "Baby brows" may not always be in style - True! But patchy, over tweezed or NO brows at all - are definitely style breakers. As long as you aim for a natural classic shape, which can be determined by a combination of your personal preferences, my suggestions, along with a mathematical equation based on your own facial features - you will be safe from the fads that come and go.
- Is this considered a safe process? Yes. It is a safe process. But only if conducted by a trained professional that is educated and follows the proper sanitation and sterilization procedures. To ensure peace of mind to each of client, an unopened sterilized tool and a manufactured sealed sterilized needle is presented at the beginning of the procedure. The used needle is placed in a Sharps container when the procedure is completed. In addition, I sanitize all areas the client will come in contact with while in my treatment rooms and I apply barrier film to protect all surfaces from contamination during a procedure. By conducting procedures in this manner the clients' health and safety have been safeguarded to the highest standards. After leaving, it is then the client's responsibility to care for the procedure strictly adhering to the post treatment instructions, assuring normal healing and the prevention of an infection. If proper sterilization and sanitary guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics should be completely safe. These guidelines include the following:
* All Needles should be new and sterile for each client.
* Other equipment and supplies should be kept in a sanitary manner.
* Gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed.
* The technician should be clean and neat and knowledgeable of environmental safety requirements.
* Clean sheets should be used for each procedure or the non porous chair/table should be wiped with a sterile solution between clients.
* The room or treatment area should be in an area free from other contaminants.
- Could I be allergic to the pigment? Very rare. There have been so few reactions to the pigments that some doctors are suggesting that the patch test beeliminated. But I feel that skin testing should never be eliminated. Better safe, than sorry! So, if you too are concerned about the odds, especially if you have other skin sensitivities, I always recommend an allergy patch test to safeguard against allergic reactions to pigments or topical anesthetics. Final determination is the responsibility of the client. Client may waive testing if desired.
- What about side effects? During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding to none. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. Swelling may last may last for approximately seventy two hours following the procedure. The color is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days. There may be other side effects unforeseen due to individuality.
- How much does it cost? This is a good question. Just as in many other industries, higher cost often equals higher quality! A Permanent Makeup Artist who recognizes their value, is probably one who is also using proper sterilization and sanitation procedures, good equipment, and has a professional facility. All of these factors incur considerable costs, per procedure. The price also includes the use of quality topical anesthetics, to minimize discomfort. The average cost per procedure varies from artist to artist, but the average usually ranges between $400-$650, per procedure. And if this seems like an expensive procedure for a professional to charge, just think for a moment, the cost of hiring an amateur.
- What can I expect after the procedure? Each procedure behaves differently after its application. Depending on which procedure you've had done, you will see various changes occur within the next few days/weeks. Immediately after the procedure is done your make-up may look like it has been stamped onto your face - and will be much too dark. This is normal. You can expect also swelling and redness caused by the procedure, which should diminish over the next day or so. Ice packs applied at 15 minute intervals each hour can control this. It is extremely important that post instructions are followed to guarantee the results you've just invested in. Aquaphor ointment must be applied on the treated area, and kept consistently moist. But since wounds need air to breathe, the application should be thin, not thick. Once the area has healed, there is a much greater chance that the permanent makeup will be too light or too subtle. But just remember, this is because by applying it more conservatively in the beginning, changes can be more easily made later. It is much easier to add pigment than to remove it. This is the reason I require a follow-up sessions in order to perfectly balance your outcome. Within 7-14 days this artificial look will give way to a morenaturalized and softer look. It is impossible to accurately evaluate what the final result will be until this "naturalization" process occurs, especially true with eyebrows. Several hours after application, they will appear much darker and thicker than they will in a week or two. The shape may even appear to be somewhat distorted; don't worry. Brows may scab over and have a "Groucho Marx" appearance for a few days, but when fully healed, there are soft beautiful brows underneath. Make sure to let it heal naturally, DO NOT PICK at it or your brows willnot appear uniform. If you have any concerns about any reactions you are experiencing please contact me. Due to varying degrees of anti-aging laser treatments, medications, smoking, sun or tanning bed exposure and use of hydroxy acids, a guarantee of "perfect" results in two visits is impossible. Therefore, if irregularities in pigment color develop from the above mentioned, additional procedures may be necessary. These circumstances also affect the longevity of the permanent cosmetic, causing some persons to require maintenance sooner than others.
- What is the potential for medical problems to arise after a procedure? Slim... especially with the health standards and precise methods of sanitation and sterilization, that are in place today. Pre and Post procedural instructions, if followed carefully, will completely eliminate any risk. But remember, you have to take care of the site. If you are not careful, an infection could occur and if allowed to get out of control, worse problems could arise. So if you suspect an infection may be brewing, call your doctor and then call me.
- Followup Visits.... Do I really need one? Permanent Makeup is a process! A touch-up is almost always necessary... as the pigment has been implanted into living tissue - new skin must encapsulated the colored molecules in order to stay. Some molecules get trapped in, some are released. For this reason, it is rarely perfect after the first procedure. But, we need to wait a minimum of 4 weeks before traumatizing the skin again. Six weeks is better but of course, your schedule and personal needs take precedence. I am beginning to recommended we wait for at least 8 weeks following a lip procedure, to avoid excessive pain during followup procedures. During the follow-up application(s) the makeup will be balanced, supplemented, darkened, lightened and shaped based on what was requested and determined during the initial session. Changes beyond this scope may require additional fees. Example: If a client comes in and asks for light brown (during her initial session, but then requests Fuller Dimensional Brows in a darker color - the client will be charged the difference between the two.
Additional candidacy: Alopecia, Post Cancer treatment, Albinism, Scarred, Singed, Limited vision, Unsteadiness of hands. You are not eligible for Microblading during pregnancy
* Payment plan option available