PRE + POST SUGAR
Sunburnt skin cannot be sugared so please avoid sun exposure in treated areas 24hrs prior to appt.
Do not exfoliate the day before, the day of your appointment & 48 hours after in any area treated.
Your skin must be free of lotions.
Please allow hair to grow 7-10 days (1/8th-1/4inch), a grain of rice is a good guideline.
Touching freshly sugared areas with unwashed hands.
Using lotions, oils, perfumes in sugared area for 12hrs as pores are open.
Sun tanning for at least 24 hours after your sugaring appointment.
Exercising for 12-24hrs as perspiration can irritate skin.
Please Note: To minimize hair growth, book every 3-4 weeks for the first 3 months. Clients using Retin-A can not be sugared where lotion is applied
If you are prone to ingrown hairs:
Make a mist with tea tree oil and apply to irritated area
Apply water based lotion daily
How long does it take? For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 2.5 - 3 hours. During the session, I will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. Then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure. The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 8 -10 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1.5 -2 hours to complete.
How long does it take to heal? The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrow will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin an the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7 - 14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You’ll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.
Is the perfection session necessary? YES! A touch up session after 8 -10 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!
Is it painful? The pain level for is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure I will apple a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapply during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain: lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine, and epinephrine. After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Tylenol but not Aspirin or Ibuprofen.
How long does it last? Microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically last 1 - 3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: clients who tan, use products with AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12 - 18 months. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.
Can permanent makeup and anesthetics be performed on pregnant or lactating women? Although studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done in humans, there have been no findings that anesthetics cause any problems in humans. Due to the lack of research, however, it is recommended that pregnant or nursing women wait for permanent makeup. Pregnancy is very short term ( 9 months) and lactation is usually short term also, so it is best to wait in order to prevent any possible problems. In animal studies, Lidocaine has not be found to cause birth defects and/or other problems. Other topical anesthetics have not been studied in animals.
***I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE I DEEM NOT SUITABLE FOR THIS PROCEDURE OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON. I MAKE THE DECISION TO MICROBLADE AN INDIVIDUAL BASED ON MY OWN DISCRETION.***
Risks and complications? I take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilized equipment, new disposable needles, and in a sanitized environment. Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications. Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. I suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to: topical makeup products, gold, silver, nickel, and hair dyes. Patch tests should be performed 5 - 7 days prior.
What if I do not like it? As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. I always recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists’ work and portfolio when making their decisions. I will do the utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realized our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.