Frequently Asked Questions
+ What is the difference between microblading and standard tattooing?
Microblading uses a handheld pen with a tiny single-use blade to implant pigment into the epidermal layers of your skin in a hair stroking motion while traditional methods use a rotary machine to place ink in the dermal layer of the skin, causing permanence.
+ Is it painful?
Partially. You will feel the first several strokes as I lay my outline into your skin but after the first passing I apply a numbing gel that makes the rest of the appointment completely pain free.
+ What will it look like immediately after vs healed?
Directly after the appointment and for the following 48 hours your pigment will appear darker, this is normal. Your skin will begin to peel like any other tattoo would for about five days. It’s critical that you not pick or scratch during this period as you could lose a chunk of pigment prematurely, resulting in a bald patch. Once your brows have fully healed they may have a muted appearance for several days, this will gradually diminish over the next couple of weeks and pigment will resurface. The ending result is a soft subtle brow.
+ How do we pick a shape and color?
I encourage clients to show up with zero make up on their face aside from filling their brows in like they normally would so that I can take into account how you prefer them to look. I also advise clients to bring at least two photos of desirable brows. I will take note of your face shape, bone structure, existing brow hair, brow and natural hair color, and underlying skin tone when constructing the shape and color.
+ Am I a good candidate?
There are a few reasons why you may not be a good candidate for microblade eyebrows. I am not able to work on pregnant or breast-feeding women. I cannot tattoo over raised moles, abrasions, eczema, or hair transplants in the brow area and all candidates must be able to prove they are age 18 or older.
+ What should I do in preparation for the appointment?
It is crucial that clients have no sun or tanning bed exposure for 30 days prior and post procedure. Any clients taking Accutane must be off the medication for at least 1 year and retinols may not be used within 30 days prior procedure. If you get your brows shaped, waxed, or tinted I ask that you do so no later than 5 days before having them microbladed. No blood thinners are to be taken within 48 hours of the procedure. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin, and Fish Oil. No alcohol the day before and little caffeine.
+ Will I need a touch-up?
While everyone heals differently, I do highly recommend a touch-up around 6-8 weeks following the initial appointment since best results are achieved on a two-appointment basis. The first appointment is the focus of implanting the first layer of hair strokes to achieve shape and density while the second is a detailing session where we would make any needed corrections and really build the perfect brow for you.
+ Can you do corrective work?
Only if your existing work is microbladed. I refuse to work on standard tattooed brows because it is the use of two different tools, two different substances, and two different layers of the skin. It is unpredictable; therefore I will only work on previously microbladed eyebrows.