FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is the artistic technique of tattooing individual hair strokes with a handheld tool called a microblade. Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists hand draw each hair to match the color and coarseness of your eyebrows. The result? Gorgeous, natural looking eyebrows.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Up to 2 years
HOW LONG IS THE APPOINTMENT?
Your session is about 2 hours
HOW DO I PREPARE?
Before your appointment, we highly encourage our clients to check out our Instagram and "shop" for eyebrows on our feed. Eyebrows comes in many shapes and styles, from feathered to bold, arched to straight. Our microblading artists will work with you to customize your best brows. In the week before your appointment, we recommend avoiding blood thinners, aspirin, alcohol or using retinol creams.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
You'll be able to wear your new brows back to brunch! In the first 7 days, you'll need to avoid getting them wet, working out or wearing brow makeup. Read more on Aftercare here. It takes about 30 days to completely heal, in which time you may experience mild scabbing.
AFTER CARE PROCEDURES
Stay out of the sun and water while your microblading heals. Avoid chlorine, exfoliation creams, and sun exposure; they may cause your color to fade. We recommend applying a small amount of A&D ointment twice a day.
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CAN I GET MICROBLADING WHILE PREGNANT?
No, we do not recommend microblading while pregnant or breastfeeding.
WHO IS INELIGIBLE FOR MICROBLADING?
We do not provide microblading for people: under 18 years old, pregnant or nursing, if you have diabetes, glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment, allergies to makeup, Keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis, skin cancer, hemophilia, or if you're taking skin medications like ro-accutaine and steroids. Please read our complete
CAN MICROBLADING COVER MY SCARS?
It's great for that! But we recommend sending us a photo of your eyebrows without makeup so one of our artists can review and let you know whether you’re a candidate for microblading.
WHAT TYPE OF PIGMENTS ARE USED?
Cosmetics and medical tattooing has been proven to be safe. Many physicians who perform their own tattooing use the same pigments that we do. People have been placing colour in their skins for a very long time and through the years a generally accepted list of colour additives, that are expected to perform well and to be safe. The FDA does not regulate the colours that are used in tattooing nor do they regulate colours used in cosmetics. Our pigment supplier ingredients for our inorganic pigments are the following: iron oxides, distilled water, alcohol, glycerin, lake colours (colours that are found in all makeup sold retail). We have been advised that patch testing for allergic reaction is not necessary.
CAN I WASH MY FACE NORMALLY AFTER TREATMENT?
When washing your face, refrain from using soaps and creams on the tattooed areas during healing time. When showering ot bathing apply a thick layer of Vaseline and avoid putting your face directly in the showerhead steam.
Pools, Jacuzzis and saunas should be avoided for a period of 5-7 days or until tattooed area is fully healed.
Skin creams and products containing Retin-A, AHA, or any kind of skin peel must not be used directly on the tattooed area as they will fade and possibly distort the tattoo. No tanning or prolonged sun exposure.
I ALREADY HAVE PERMANENT EYEBROWS. CAN YOU HELP?
Yes, I can. However if your eyebrows are grey, black or extremely dark, I strictly recommend having them removed by laser beforehand. This will give me a suitable base to work from. If your eyebrows are faded or light, I can usually work with them in an effort to “camouflage” the previous design. However, you’ll need to book a consultation to see how I can help you. Please note; in some cases- the existing permanent eyebrows can negate the effect of the Feathering Technique ©. However, as your permanent eyebrows fade with time, I can build up the effect for you. This will normally take around 1 or 2 extra appointments.
IS IT SAFE?
Safety and cleanliness are our top priority and our environment and commitment reflect these values. As well, all needles are sterile and full disposed after each use.
I AM NOT SURE ABOUT SHAPE AND COLOUR. DO I NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE HAND?
No, it is not necessary. During your appointment, I will listen carefully to your goals and to recommend shapes and colours along with a mock-up of the proposed design, this way you can choose your best look and be reassured of the outcome. Also, I will be seeing you for a follow-up appointment in the following months so you may “fine-tune” your design and make adjustments to shape and colour. The end result will be shape that allows you to feel most comfortable and look your best.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE FIRST DAY AFTER MY PROCEDURE?
Firstly, I will carefully analyze your facial shape and features, pinpointing how your natural features can be complemented to make you look more radiant and youthful. Then, I will advise you on the most suitable colours to match your skin and hair tone. Finally, using cosmetic pencils, I will create a variety of designs to help you envision your ideal end result. Only once you are happy, I will go on to apply your permanent makeup. Each procedure normally lasts 1-2 hours. Lastly, I will review aftercare instruction with you and schedule your follow-up visit.
WHAT ACTIVITIES SHOULD I AVOID AFTER MY PROCEDURE?
Your permanent makeup will look darker and more defined for the first 4-6 days. There is no puffiness or redness for the eyebrows; two days of puffiness for the eyes and lips. Basically, your makeup appearance will be bolder. It is a good idea to “lay low” during this time and reduce social events. After one week, the intensity will soften 30%-40% and natural.
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HOW DO I PREPARE FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP?
For the best results, please ensure that the specific area (eyebrows,eyes) is healthy, moisturized, and free from blemishes prior to your procedure. If the skin area is damaged or “open” it may be best to wait for it to heal firstly.
WILL I SAVE MONEY DOING PERMEANT MAKEUP?
Yes, more than likely! According to InStyle, the average woman spends over $15,000 on makeup during their lifetime. This sobering statistic reveals just how much money permanent makeup can save you in the long-run. Most importantly, permanent makeup will save you precious time that allows you to “wash and go” in the morning and step out of the house with confidence.
I HAVE WRINKLY/SAGGY SKIN. IS THIS PROCEDURE FOR ME?
Facial skin is not only delicate but very thin skin and the age and texture will determine the outcome of the permanent makeup. Very few people have completely flawless skin and I will do my best to work along with your situation. A follow-up appointment is included with each new application and allows for improvement and fine-tuning.
CAN I WEAR MAKEUP LIKE NORMAL AFTER MY PROCEDURE?
You’ll need to wait one week before you can apply your makeup as usual. Keeping the skin clean and free from cosmetics is important during the healing process. Plus, you’ll probably end up pleasantly surprised on how good your skin looks and feels when you keep it makeup-free for one week!
WHAT ABOUT MY EXISTING EYEBROWS? WILL I NEED TO TRIM THEM OR SHAVE THEM BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
During your consultation, I’ll take the time to clean and trim your existing eyebrows, teaching you how to groom them in the future. If you have unwanted grey hair, you have the options of dying or removing them. Permanent makeup cannot ‘get rid’ of grey hairs.