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COMMON QUESTIONS-

Some commonly asked questions

Before your arrival for your  procedure date - 


things you can do for your own comfort

January 1, 2019

- Eat something prior to appointment

- no caffeine 2-3 hrs before your appointment because it can make you more sensitive

-if you are required to take antibiotics please inform your doctor before the procedure

-No working out or alchol within 24 hours of the procedure

-use the restroom before procedure

-wear comfortable clothes 

-if long hair, have a hair tie to tie your hair

- you can listen to your own music to tune out the silence and distract yourself, if you like



What should the client expect during the consultation and what about the day of procedure?

January 1, 2019

CONSULTATION DAY:

Before your consultation you want to make sure that you don't have any contraindications that will eliminate you as a candidate. This is always worth going through so we don't run into it during the day of procedure. ( please review question 2 to check)


-$100 payment will be required to book each Appointment but will go towards the procedure. if you decide not to go through with the procedure it will be forfeited if you do not give a minimum of 72 hours of notice

-A before photo will be taken with your makeup on ( if you wear brow makeup) 

-a discussion of what you would like your brows to look like and then I can also discuss if that is complimentary for your facial anatomy. 

- Discussion of the pigments complimentary for your brows

- I will draw the facial grid and brow shape with a wax pencil and then draw the hair strokes. This will give you an idea of what it will look like before the procedure. I will take some photos so you can have different angles and then you will have some time to take the pictures home for final review




PROCEDURE DAY:

- quick run down of consent form

- run down of ideal brows and pigment finalized

-final payment


1) alchol wipe

2) placement of brow ruler

3) draw brows

4) numbing

5) blade or tattoo brows

6) wipe excess pigment

7) cavilon barrier cream

8)discuss aftercare and return touch up-appointment




**PROCEDURE MAY TAKE UP TO 3 hrs**



AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS-

January 1, 2019

Blot and Balm After Care

Immediately after the microblading procedure allow for eyebrows to breath for 1 hour – Do not touch your eyebrows during the healing process


Day of treatment: Lightly blot eyebrows with a cool damp Kleenex/ towel cloth and apply a rice kernel size of the balming ointment with a q-tip or cleam finger to each eyebrow every hour. Maintain a thin layer of hydration.


Day 2: blot the eyebrows and apply balm in the morning. Apply balm 2 times throughout the day keeping the brows hydrated. After 24 hrs you’re allowed to shower and wash the brow area. Gently do so and use something like cetaphil or a mild wash


Day 3-7: For the remaining of your healing apply balm 2-3 times daily but no blotting is necessary. Apply balm when you feel like the brows are drying out.

Final healing Day: At this point, your brows will appear very light in color. The true color will appear in 4-5 weeks. The true color will be 30% to 50% lighter than the initial day color


What to expect:

After the procedure, it is natural for some swelling and discomfort to occur. Apply an ice pack for about 10 minutes to bring some relief.

The eyebrows will appear bolder and darker in color with a more defined shape a few hours afer the procedure and will last between 3-5 days.



 


How long does microblading/ tattoing last?

January 1, 2019

There are internal and external factors that can not accurately give an exact definite time frame. Here are some few examples

1) How deep does the practitioner implant the pigment and how much pigment was packed in the skin.

2) Your age and cell renewal.

3) Activities that can exfoliate or peel away the skin

4) Sun exposure can break down the pigment

5) How well you followed the instructions for your aftercare

6) due to facial movement particular areas of the brows may fade faster, such as the tail or center front of the brows.


**Brows may last up to a year or more**


LONG TERM CARE

THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF RESULTS as everyone’s result will vary due to skin type, lifestyle etc

• Use facial sunscreen on the treated area. Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment.

• Laser to brow areas may cause change of color of the pigment.

• As tattoo fades the strokes will become faint and less defined.

• Chemical exfoliants will cause brows to fade faster.

• Avoid products with Glycolic Acid as this is a pigment removal

The following must be avoided during the post-microblading procedure (approximately 14 days) :

• Increased sweating (do not work out for 7 days)

• Extensive sun exposure

• Practicing sports

• Swimming

• Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi

• Sun tanning or salon tanning

• UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading

• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck

• Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment

• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris

• Drinking alcohol in excess

• Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles

• Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab



Who would want Microblading or Tattooed brows?

January 1, 2019

- Sparse brows or no eyebrow hairs due to you overplucking or a medical condition, or from genetics

- A person that may not want their brow makeup or tattoo adhesive to wash away due to activities such as swimming, camping, dancing, and sweating due to excessive heat or exercising.

- A person who wants to save time on doing makeup do to a busy lifestyle

- Asymmetrical brows that want it to be corrected

- Needs an artistic eye to help choose the right brows for their face shape

- Sensitive to makeup and wants another option for their brows

- People who have poor vision who cant do it on their own

- Person that doesn't have the coordination to draw their own brows. ( some examples include arthritis, stroke, unsteadiness, and or muscle weakness.)


Who is not a GOOD candidate for microblading? Or what conditions would need review to have microblading done

January 1, 2019

* currently pregnant

*breastfeeding

* Accutane, antibiotics, undergoing chemotherapy or radiation

* If you have open wounds

* If you have skin that is extremely thin or wrinkled 

* If you have bacterial or viral infections 

* If you have keloid or hypertrophic scarring

* Steroid medication and Predisone ( you need to be off for 2 months)

* If you have a compromised immune system



** PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR for medical advice if you have a condition that needs approval from your doctor**

 

* have diabetes and under doctor care

* have been in remission from cancer for a year

* have high blood pressure

* Using blood thinning prescriptions

* have seborrheic dermatitis

* if you need to take antibiotics before a dental procedure





**FACIAL PROCEDURES- must be avoided a month before the microblading**


* No botox

* Chemical peels- glycolic, pumpkin, alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, microdermabrasion, laser facials (both ablative and non ablative: fraxel, CO2, and IPL laser treatments





**AVOID 1 week prior to microblading**


*All blood thinners- Ibprofen, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin, Excedrin, Warfarin, Coumadin, Oil supplements such as Fish Oil, Vitamin E oil, Primrose Oil


* antibiotics, Iron Supplements, and Magnesium and all compromise the integrity of the skin 


* Retin A or any strong skin care products


* mood altering drugs




****PLEASE if something is not listed or if you have a concern or questions ask your practitioner or doctor before microblading or tattooing is performed****



does it hurt?

January 1, 2019


Each Client will have differences in pain tolerance. For your comfort I do apply numbing cream. Some clients have said they don't feel a thing while others may say certain parts of their brows may have more sensitivity than others.


What can a client expect to happen during the healing process 

January 1, 2019

after the procedure its normal to have swelling and redness which may persist up to a few days depending on each client. once the numbing goes away there maybe sensitivities around the brow area.  The Day after the procedure to approximately day 5 As your skin starts to heal and seal the open wound, the pigments that were implanted will be pushed to the surface making  it appear DARKER, WIDER, AND SHARPER.  for some clients who wear minimal makeup or who have never worn makeup may find it challenging because having bolder brows maybe extreme for them. That's normal! Some clients may even get use to the dark brows and may become sad when it settles and lightens. The reasoning for this is when The pigment is sitting on top of the skin and has not yet settled into your face. As your skin heals over the tattoo, your brows will lighten and soften. This process takes about 10 days or so on average. Your brows will be dry and may scab a bit – it’s important that you’re prepared to go through this process BEFORE booking! It’s important to follow all after care instructions and to attend the required follow up appointment to make the finishing touches to your new brows! Your healing is only about 50% in my control. Once you leave it's up to you to be diligent about following the instructions you're given to get the best result! And no matter how great they look, it's important to come for your touch up appointment to get the final result.


Please note: There should be minimal scabbing and or flaking of the skin. DO NOT PICK, RUB, WIPE, SCRATCH.



Whats the difference between microblading and tattooing for the eyebrows?

January 1, 2019

I would like to explain this into two parts the actual tool and the act of the procedure.


PART 1|     MICROBLADING- 

The actual tool that is used to implant pigment is a hand tool. The hand tool can have needle attachments or one single tool that doesn't need attachments. ( Like a screw driver can have attachments or can be one single tool with out the attachment)  The needle arrangements can be grouped in a row or a bundle that are curved, slanted or straight.  Why? It really depends on the artistry of the practitioner, its their own preference.


PART1|     TATTOOING-

A tattoo machine can have attachments that can be a cartridge or with a needle and the bar and both are powered through electrical outlet. the needle attachments are described as either a bundle or single needle. The needles can have different diameters and different tapers. Each tattoo machine can have different speeds that are complimentary to the speed of the practitioner its like an extension of their arm.  an example would be like an artist and their different brush sizes and shapes.



PART 2|     MICROBLADING-

The act of microblading is creating micro mini cuts  while implanting pigment that will look like hair. The actual layer in which the pigment is implanted should be between the epidermal layer and dermal layer of skin and is sometimes called the sweet spot therefore making it semi-permanent.


PART2|     TATTOOING

The act of Tattooing will implant pigment into the dermal layer of skin making this procedure is more permanent than microblading. This layer is deeper than the epidermis layer. The deeper the pigment is implanted then the longer it takes to be pushed to the surface.


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