What is Microblading?
Also known as Embroidery Microblading, 3D Microblading and semi-permanent makeup, Microblading is the art of applying tiny, individual hair like strokes, following the directional growth of natural eyebrow hair, using a manual tool with fine blades on it and customized pigments. That creates super realistic natural look. The pigment is implanted in the basal membrane which divides the epidermis from the dermis layer of the skin. This method is ideal for individuals who are interested in filling in their sparse or sporadic eyebrows, have recently experienced hair loss, or are looking to streamline their morning routine. It’s an innovative procedure to get that perfect look with no downtime!
What is Powder Brows?
A soft powder brow using a machine with ink deposited leaving no harsh lines & creates a more color dense filled brow. Tends to last longer than traditional microblading.
Gives a more color Saturation & Intensity once the color has settled.
What is Combo Brows?
Perfect combination of natural hair strokes in the front of the eyebrow with a touch of a makeup effect on the tails to give the appearance that the brows are filled in with pencil. This is a great option for someone looking for their brows to still look natural while having a hint of penciled in effect. This is a great everyday look but still looks great when you are wearing more makeup.
What is Lip Blush?
It is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of a natural lip color, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fulness. This treatment delivers very natural result once healed. The outcome is a tinted lip balm look that enhances your natural shape while remaining undetectably natural.
Initially, the color will be super vibrant, almost like a lip stain. It is important not to be misled by the immediate after results. Once healed, the color fades approximately 30-50% and also blends in with the natural lip color.
What is Permanent Eyeliner?
Permanent Eyeliner frames the eyes and can make eyelashes appear thicker, darker and fuller. It eliminates the need to apply eyeliner. It can enhance the eyes & create more depth along the lashes.
Having lash enhancement/eyeliner done has many benefits: Definition to your eyes; No more smudges, smears, or worn-off eyeliner; Great for people with allergies to cosmetic products; Enhances the lash line, Saves time and money; Great for people with unsteady hands or vision problems; Swim, shower or exercise without the eyeliners running; Fills in thin or light colored eyelashes; Ideal for total eyelash loss due to trichotillomania or Alopecia.
I customize the design of your lash line or permanent eyeliner based on your individual needs, shape of your eyes, as well as personal style. I will work with you to help choose color and design.
Am I a good candidate?
This procedure is not right for you if:
• You are under the age of 18
• You are pregnant or nursing
• You have Auto-immune deficiencies
• You have Hepatitis or HIV
• You are using Accutane or have used it within the past year
• You are allergic to Lidocaine
• You have skin irritations near the area such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, sun damage.
• You are allergic to Lidocaine
• You are highly prone to scarring or keloids
• You are epileptic
• You have diabetes (Doctors note required)
• You have hemophilia or condition that cause to bleed very easily
• You take blood thinners/heart medications of any sort (need to be off blood thinners for at least a week prior procedure)
• You have had Botox in the past 3 weeks (for eyebrows procedure) or fillers (for lips procedure)
• You are sick (cold, flu, etc.)
• You have viral Infections or diseases
• You have a Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Chemotherapy patients will need to check with their physician and provide a doctor’s note
• For eyeliner procedure: if you use lash serums (Not unless you have stopped using it at least 2 months prior to your permanent eyeliner procedure. The reason is that those types of serums are very harsh on the eyelids and make your lids quite fragile for cosmetic tattooing. As a result, your eyelids will bleed and bruise. After your eyeliner procedure is completed, you should wait 2-4 weeks to start your serum usage again).
People with prior permanent makeup may not be good candidates. This determined by consultation
If you have very oily skin and/or very large pores on your forehead the hair stroke pigment may be rejected or it may heal very powdery and fuzzy with loss of detail and may need frequent touch ups. Consider powder /ombre brows, or a combination brows.
I strongly advise prospective new clients to book their first Microblading appointment at least 3 months in advance of Vacations, Weddings, and special occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your Initial Microblading Appointment as well as a Touch-Up Appointment 4-6 Weeks after.
Is it painful?
This is designed to be a gentle procedure with minimal discomfort. The degree of discomfort will depend on several factors, such as if you opt for anesthetics, location of the treatment, and your pain threshold. In order to produce the best results with minimal discomfort to my clients I use two different 5% lidocaine topical anesthetics. The first is applied before procedure and shape pre-draw. This anesthetic stays on for 15 minutes. As I begin working I continually apply a second topical anesthetic to make sure there is minimal discomfort. It is important that this process is easy and comfortable as possible. So when asked is it painful I try to make sure my clients understand that there maybe some discomfort but I do everything possible to lessen it. With that being said, I can tell you I have heard many times “Oh this is not as bad as I thought it was going to be!”
How do you come up with the correct shape?
The proper shape is achieved by first discussing what you want. I then take measurements and see what lengths and shapes actually fit your facial structure. If the result you are looking for is possible I begin to shape it out. Otherwise I show you why it wouldn’t work and what will work. We will continue to tweak it until you are completely happy and approve the shape.
How do you choose the correct color?
Using the Fitzpatrick Scale system, which is a method used to determine skin types and undertones, I begin to look for not only the skin complexion but the undertone of the skin. Believe it or not the undertone of the skin is a lot more important than the skin complexion! Once I determine where you fall under the Fitzpatrick Scale I chose the pigment, or a mixture or pigments to get the one that closely matches your hair color and works with your skin.
How long does it last?
Depending on your skin type, you can expect the look to last anywhere from 6 months to up to 2 years. Remember, this is a semi-permanent procedure. It will fade softly.
Microblading will last 10-18 moths. If you have oily skin, the strokes will fade quicker and may take on a more powdered "makeup" look. If you have dry skin, the strokes will last longer and heal sharper. Both looks are an improvement on patchiness, unevenness and will reduce the amount of time you spend drawing your brows each day.
Powder or combination eyebrows will last 1-2 years.
Lip blush will last 1-3 years, depending on the intensity of the look you want.
How long does the process take?
Initial procedure takes 2-2,5 hours and touch up takes 1-1,5 hours.
What happens at your appointment?
Consultation: I will explain techniques and show you photos of them. I will look at your eyebrows and based on your preference, skin type and your current look, we will pick technique that will work best for you. After filling out a few forms, I will clean the treatment area and take some “before” pictures.
Numbing: I apply a numbing cream on the treated area for about 15 minutes.
Shaping: I will measure your brows, clean up any stray hairs, and ask you a few questions about what type of shape you prefer. We will then pre-draw the shape of the brows for your approval. We can make any changes, depending on your tastes. Same goes for lips and eyeliner.
Procedure: Before we start the procedure, I will show you the tools we will be using. I’ll explain each step as we go through each pass, to keep you informed of each stage of the process. Iwill also numb you again for a few minutes in between passes, to ensure that you’ll be as comfortable as possible.
Aftercare: After the procedure, I will go over the aftercare information with you verbally and give you your aftercare sheet with written instructions and aftercare cream to take home. I will advise you when you should come back for a touch-up and give you my contact information just in case you have any questions or concerns during your healing period.
How long is the healing process?
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness immediately following your procedure. This usually subsides within a few hours. The first week following your treatment, the pigment will appear much darker than how it will appear once it has healed. Around the 1st or 2nd week post procedure, the skin naturally exfoliates and sheds. During weeks 4-6 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment become more visible. An Enhancement Session visit approximately 5-8 weeks after your first initial appointment is necessary in order to achieve that richness of color, achieve symmetry, and density in the shape.
Is it safe?
Safety Is #1 Priority for my clients and myself.
All items & needles are prepackaged, brand new and disposable. They are shown sealed to you prior treatment. I am fully trained & licensed on the dangers of blood-borne pathogen’s.
What else can cause permanent makeup to fade faster?
Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, it's recommended to apply sunscreen daily on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, and chemical face peel products must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment (stay away for at least a month after treatment).
If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Continue at your own discretion. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.