FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are you certified?
Yes, we are Certified/Licensed Permanent Makeup Artist, Cosmetologist, Esthetician.
What is 3D Eyebrow Microblading?
It is a semi-permanent makeup method; the technique is natural feathering of hair-like strokes directly on the skin’s surface that creates natural-looking eyebrows. 3D Eyebrow Microblading fills in the areas of the eyebrows that looked empty so that a full and complete look is accomplished. The “3D” effect adds realism to the end result. Unlike a traditional eyebrow tattoo, 3D Eyebrow Microblading does not leave a flat, dull and fake look that tattoos leave behind and is a MUCH SAFER treatment. The 3D Eyebrow Microblading method can fill in sparse brows or create an entire brow, which makes it the perfect procedure for both Men and Women.
What is 6D/ Ombre Eyebrow Microblading?
After 3D microblading treatment, manual/digital shading technique is applied to create a background that is much fuller and sharper looking eyebrows. As the end result, your eyebrows will appear as if they have permanent eyebrow powder. This technique is especially suitable for very thin or lack of eyebrows.
What is a Signature Eyebrow Permanent Makeup?
Instead of creating just hair strokes eyebrow like Microblading, this technique combines three different techniques, which starts with hair stroke microblading. Then, manual shading and digital techniques are applied to generate the gradient effect to the brow from light to darker, which gives your brows the sharp, yet natural look.
Does it hurt?
We get mixed reviews on pain. Everyone has a different level of sensitivity. Therefore, topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Some clients naturally feel one brow sorer than the other. You will hear a scratch noise / sensation throughout the procedure. Music is usually played during the procedure. However, feel free to bring your own ear phones and music to distract you.
Is it safe?
Absolutely! Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used during the process.
Will there be swelling?
You won't be swollen. You just might have slightly red skin around eyebrows, but this would last no more than 1 hour.
Will I need a touch up?
Most likely. Within a week of your first treatment the color will fade significantly. Over the next four to six weeks it can continue to fade as much as 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on the shape and color. After this period your follow-up appointment is scheduled. At this point any changes you would like to make are discussed.
How often do I need a touch up?
In order to keep your eyebrow microblading results looking fresh, we recommend a touch up every year.
How long does it last?
It will last for as long as it’s maintained. Untouched, the ink will last up to 4 years.
Why do I need a touch up if this is semi-permanent?
Because color is implanted in the facial area, there tends to be more fluid circulation than other parts of the body. Your face sees the most wear among any part of your body—exposure to the sun, food, facial products—the list goes on and on. All of these things cause permanent color to fade. This is why you need a touch up.
How long does it take?
The procedure takes roughly about two hours, sometimes more, sometimes less. Please allow a solid 3-hour window for your appointment! I probably won’t need that much time, but this isn’t something I want to rush.
Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour after the procedure. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before I consider the process complete.
What’s the process of the treatment?
Eyebrow 3D microblading is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up between 4 to 6 weeks afterward. After taking your “before” photo, I will draw the brow design in pencil so you get an idea of its shape and form. Please note that no one’s face is totally symmetrical, and you need to be realistic with your expectations. There is no point in trying to make the eyebrows identical or match a photo of your favorite celebrities' eyebrows if the shape your face looks nothing like theirs. Once we have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is your decision – but I will always voice my opinion on what I think suits you aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows. Then we will decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited. During healing, it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place.
What can’t I do to the affected areas after the procedure?
In general, you are advised to keep the affected skin clean and dry. That means no swimming, sweating, or otherwise getting the area wet, no tanning or prolonged sun exposure, no picking, peeling, scratching or rubbing the affected areas. This may result in loss of color and scarring. You can still wash your hair and face, and gently dry the affected areas. Once the healing is complete, you can treat them as any other part of your normal skin.
How do I extend the life of the procedure?
Your beautiful eyebrows will last longer if you apply sun block often and avoid abrasive facial treatments in the brow area.
How many color do you have?
Of the nine main colors I often use, I can blend several to achieve even more shades to suit the client. ALL clients who have just had the procedure done will be conscious of their brows as they may appear obviously unnatural in color. However, please bear in mind that the skin has just been broken to allow the pigment to settle, and healing has not yet taken place. This is why you are asked to bring your own eyebrow pencil (if you use one) with you for appointment - so I can match the pigment to the desired HEALED RESULT, which emerges after the crusts naturally fall off and the skin gently exfoliates naturally itself to reveal the new brow. Clients who are used to having no brows for a long time, can find this few weeks challenging. I usually advise clients who have no brows to start wearing pencil or brow shading for some time before the process so they get used to having a brow!
I already have permanent makeup and want to change the shape. Can you help?
Yes, changes to your old design can be made.
Do you have to shave off my own eyebrows?
No. Every attempt is made to retain all natural hair and integrate it into the design of the permanent eyebrows. In some cases, where shaping of the natural brow is required, a few hairs here and there may need to be removed to create a clean and aesthetically pleasing result.
I have heard some clients just do not retain pigment even after a few visits. Could this happen?
Yes, it does happen, and yes, it's true! A third appointment is often set up so the client has the opportunity to return and I get the chance to review the work and sort out any (if any) tweaks that might need to be done. Often times the clients cancel this apt as all is usually well. However, there are a few occasions when one or two extra strokes may need to be added to finish off the desired look. Some individual’s skin may react to the trauma of the procedure, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an excessive scab. Eventually they fall off taking all the pigment with it. There are medical conditions, such as Pigment Allergy (known by dermatologists as PPD Allergy), or Auto Immune disease symptoms (the client may not even be aware of it). With any of these conditions, the skin would have overreacted and become hypersensitive to the pigment and rejected it eventually.
Can you guarantee your work?
Unfortunately, I can't. How the skin will react is different for everyone, and many other factors are involved. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, etc. all play key roles in how the skin will hold the pigment. This is why it is important to know that more than one touch up may be required. I can guarantee that your face is important to me and that I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. I can guarantee that I will strive to make you gratified and content with my work every time. But there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it!
What if I don’t like it?
Although Microblading is considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. However, I will work closely with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the proposed technique. I will allow you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there’s very little room for error. If you do not like the decision you made after the initial procedure, the Touch Up appointment can be cancelled, and the pigmented area will naturally fade away over time. If you aren’t 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for a more temporary option.
What other permanent makeup services do you provide?
I also provide Scab Micropigmentation, Eyeliner, Lip Liner, Full Lip permanent makeup, and non- laser permanent makeup correction.