•Consultation is welcome but not required as we will discuss the same things at your actual microblading appointment. The EXCEPTION to that would be anyone with pre-existing permanent makeup in which case you "MUST" come in for a consultaion. If you do not come in for a consult and instead schedule and come in for an actual appointment and we are unable to work over your old permanent makeup effectively, you will loose your deposit! If you choose to come in for a consult your deposit of $50 will be applied towards the total cost of the procedure so the consult will be free. If you choose not to proceed with microblading after your consult and before you schedule your actual microblading appointment then your deposit will be kept by us to cover our time and scheduling interruption. The consultation will be approximately 30 minutes; this will not be your procedure day.
•Consent forms will be emailed to you, which must be completed and brought with you to your consultation.
•If requested, a Patch Test will be completed 48 hours before your treatment and you will need to have a doctor evaluate the results before we proceed with microblading, or, you can sign a waiver on the day of your treatment.
•We draw the brow design in pencil so you get an idea of shape and form.
•We take a photo of you so we can study the symmetry of your features. No one is exactly the same, and what we see as your ideal brow might not be what you want, we want to achieve your perfect brow. Our goal is to obtain symmetry and communicate realistic expectations. Please remember we can’t make you look like your favorite celebrity, we are brow artists not plastic surgeons. Beautiful brows we can do. Be your own kind of beautiful!
•Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before.
•Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energy drinks on the day of treatment.
•If you tint your brows, do it one day prior to treatment
•Do not tan or sunbathe 3 days before treatment.
•No waxing! You must complete any waxing 3 days before the treatment.
•No chemical peels, dermabrasion, mesotherapy or any other intense treatments. This will cause skin cells to rejuvenate faster which will result in skin irritation. We recommend any of these to be done 2-3 weeks before microblading.
•Fix and/or wash your hair before the treatment. You will not be able to have direct contact with water on the area for 7 days.
On Consultation Day
•Please arrive on time for your appointment. Late arrival will not be accepted, please call us; it can lead to your treatment being postponed to another day. During you consultation we will evaluate your skin type and advise you on which procedure will be best for your skin. Contrary to popular belief microblading does not work on everyone nore is it a preferred treatment for all skin types.
•A photo will be taken, often times a photo will show defects or issues that may need to be addressed.
•We use a sterile microblading tool and disposable blade during your procedure.
•We use EU Regulated Permanent Makeup high quality pigments, specially manufactured for microblading.
Treatment Steps (procedure usually takes approximately 2.5 hours)
1.Consultation discussing treatment, shape, and pigment color.
2.Shape is drawn with a soft pencil.
3.Numbing cream is applied to the skin; this takes approximately 20-30 minutes to take affect.
4.Pigment is applied with a manual tool using our technique.
5.Pigment is left to absorb and work its magic!
6.We clean the area and apply a healing cream.
7.Take a look at your new, gorgeous brows!
• Except for a prescribed water treatment (you'll be informed of this in the Aftercare part of your paperwork) water or any other liquids cannot come in contact with the affected area for 7-14 days after microblading, even a small drop will expand a wound and a scab will appear.
•If needed only, you may disinfect the affected area with a small amount (one spray on a cotton round for both brows) of recommended disinfectant 2-4 times a day. If your skin is oily make sure you keep your brows clean and dry, you can disinfect more times if needed. If your skin is dry, choose a non-alcohol based disinfectant to avoid additional dryness, you will only want to disinfect 2-3 times a day, over disinfecting will cause dryness. Examples: alcohol based disinfectant is cutasept, octenidine based products such as octenisept or octisept won’t cause itching (70% alcohol based)
•If itching occurs, you can use Bactine, and it will also disinfect the area. Bactine contains lidocaine and benzalkonium chloride.
•If dryness occurs and ONLY after the 4th day, you can moisten the area by using a small amount of AnD ointment which we'll provide. Make sure your brows are not greasy, just slightly moist; no residue of ointment should appear. •After 14 days, you can use a gentle soap or non-greasy cleaner to keep your brows clean.
•Do not use any other ointments, or creams with vitamins or antibiotics on brows.
•No sunbathing, or tanning for 4 weeks.
•No chemical peels, mesotherapy, dermabrasion, Botox or any other intense treatments for 4 weeks.
•Do not use any makeup on affected area for 2 weeks.
•Do not scratch, touch or sleep on your brows for at least 2 weeks.
•No heavy workouts for 10 days. Avoid sweating.
•Within the first 24-48 hours residual pigment, blood, white blood cells, etc., can arise from the open wound, when this occurs you should gently dab this away with distilled water and a cotton round. Don’t panic if you loose pigment becasue of dry patches or scabs as this can be taken care of in the second touch-up appointment.
•Avoid Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline during your healing period. Anything with a petroleum base can cause a reaction, crusting, scabbing and sweating so the skin is not able to breathe.
• It's normal to see a little bit of flaking but not scabbing.
Healing Process and Touch-up
•If you wipe off your brows for the first 24 hours with distilled water and a cotton round and keep your brows clean and dry for the rest of the healing peiod, only a thin film (not a scab) will appear after 4-7 days. It will peel off by itself in 7-10 days (do NOT peel it off). After the film peels off you can still feel some dryness, in this case clean or disinfect the area with a small amount of AnD ointment. Be careful with any cleaning in the affected area. The full healing period is 28-45 days.
•If there is any contact with water outside of the first 24 cleaning routine, the wound will expand and cause a scab. The scab will result in itching and peeling of the pigment. If you scratch the scab, a scar or white spot can appear and no pigment will be left.
•Everyone’s skin heals differently. It is important to remember that this is a two-part process and the second touch-up will complete the procedure. The touch-up is recommended after 4 weeks. Not everyone, but some people will need a 3rd touch-up to fill in missing hairs, make hairs longer or achieve a more intensive color. After you have fully healed, you will see the finished result. Please be patient and don’t panic.