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    -Do not work out the day of your appointment. -You should not take any medications that may thin your blood (i.e. Aspirin, ibproferen) 72 hours before or immediately after your procedure. -Do not drink alcohol within 24 hours of your procedure. -Avoid fish oil supplements for 2 weeks prior to the procedure. -Avoid caffeine for 12 hours before your procedure. (caffeine increases blood flow and will effect your healed results). -You must not use retin-a or retinol near the brow area 2 weeks before or after the procedure. -No botox, fillers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels or anything of the like for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure, and also two weeks after. -No spray tan on the face within 2 weeks of your procedure - You may bring along the pencil or powder you are currently using if you'd like. If you usually wear makeup, feel free to wear it so i can get an idea how you usually fill in your brows. ​ -If you tint your brows you will want to do so at least 72 hours before your appointment. -You will need to avoid water for 10-14 days after! This includes sweating, pools, lakes, salt water, and extreme sun exposure, so plan your vacations accordingly! Also, no working out for this time period.
    Immediately upon leaving the studio, please blot your brows every 5 minutes with provided gauze to catch any lymph fluid that may leak out. -Keep brows clean and dry for 10-14 days -Wash twice daily with soap provided or Cetaphil. Gently wash in direction of hair growth and rinse with cool water. Pat dry. (Wash them for the first time once you arrive home from your appointment and then again that night) -Apply balm 2-3x daily, very light layer. One rice grain amount should be enough for both brows. This can be started the night of your appointment. -Avoid getting your brows wet, this goes for swimming, getting them wet in the shower, taking a hot steamy shower/sauna etc. -No sweating or direct sun, hats are useful if you will be outdoors in the sunshine during the healing process. *Make sure to keep your after care supplies because you will use them again for the touch up appointment* -
  • *Contraindications* - PLEASE REVIEW
    -Pregnant/breastfeeding -Are currently using accutane or have used accutane within the past year -Have a freshly tanned/sunburned face -Are on blood thinning medications or antibiotics -Have rosacea in the forehead/brow area -Are currently undergoing cancer treatment- must be off chemo or radiation for 6 months Please let me know as soon as possible if any of these apply to you as we cannot go through with the appointment if so!
  • What is Microblading?
    This is the process of infusing pigment into the skin to simulate the appearance of natural hair. It is considered a cosmetic tattoo. Although it is considered permanent makeup, it fades over time significantly but sometimes not completely. Touchups are suggested in order to keep the color fresh and shape precise. Microblading is meant to be a subtle natural enhancement, and to create the look of fuller, more beautiful brows.
  • How long will my semi-permanent cosmetics last?
    Cosmetic tattooing is designed to fade over time. Factors such as skin type, lifestyle, age, metabolism, medications, hormones and pigment color affect the longevity of the tattoo. The sun and some kinds of lighting (tanning beds) can affect the rate at which these pigments are broken down. To take care of your brows make sure to follow the aftercare instructions and touch-up your brows as needed. Touch-ups are normal and expected for permanent cosmetics, however you will want to wait at least a year, sometimes more depending on how the pigment fades in your skin. About 50% fading is recommended before coming back in for a touch up to get the best results and keep them looking natural and not over saturated. *please note that final results vary and cannot be guaranteed- due to the nature of skin as it heals. A follow-up appointment is recommended at 8-12 weeks where we can assess your pigment retention and make any changes necessary.*
  • What factors will affect my semi-permanent cosmetics?
    -Oily skin: increased oil production can cause hairstrokes to blur and heal lighter and powdery. For this reason, it's important to blot your brows throughout the healing process with tissue if your skin is very oily. -Smoking: smokers may notice that their semi-permanent cosmetics will fade faster. -Anemia and iron deficiency: your body will absorb these iron based pigments more quickly. -Sun exposure: increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading and/or discoloration/ashiness. You will want to use a special sunscreen for your permanent cosmetics; I recommend Cannasmack Ink Guard, I carry it in the studio but you can also find it on Amazon. -Age and metabolism. Usually mature skin will hold onto the pigment longer than more youthful skin. -Bleeding during the procedure: excessive bleeding during your procedure will greatly affect how your body retains pigment. While this is not entirely in our control, it is important that you follow the pre-care instructions to help minimize bleeding. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications, alcohol, and caffeine 24 hours before your procedure.
  • Does permanent makeup hurt?
    Numbing is used to make you comfortable during your semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, however pain tolerance varies from client to client. Having the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity.
  • What can I expect after my appointment?
    -In the hours following your procedure your brows will appear much darker and bolder than it will heal due to oxidation in the surface layer of your skin. Your brows could also appear warmer in color. You may experience some redness or swelling around the treated area, this typically disappears within 48 hours. ​ -Around day 5 you may notice some flaking or light scabbing on the treated area, do not pick at it, doing so can result in loss of pigment in those areas. Brows may appear spotty or patchy until the entire brow has finished healing. You may notice that some areas may appear very light or even to have lost pigment entirely after they have peeled, the epidermis will be thicker causing muting, hiding or diffusing of pigment underneath. The epidermis will normalize over the next 4-6 weeks and softened pigment should appear more clearly on surface of the skin. -At 6 weeks your brows will be fully healed. Whatever pigment that does not return will be addressed at your touch up appointment or if you’d prefer darker, bolder brows we can always add more color or dimension during that appointment! ​ -After care includes no sweating or working out for 10-14 days, no makeup on the eyebrows, no direct sun exposure and no water submersion. You must be careful to keep them dry at all times except while you are cleaning them or doing what is layed out in your aftercare instructions.
  • Do I need a touch-up/follow up apppointment?
    Yes! All permanent cosmetic procedures require 2 sessions. During your 8-12 week follow-up we can assess your pigment retention and make any adjustments needed. This follow-up also increases the longevity of your semi-permanent cosmetics. All touch ups should be scheduled within 8-12 weeks of initial session. If scheduled further out, additional charges may incur.
  • How long does the procedure take?
    Initial appointments take approximately 2 hours, give or take. This includes the designing process, numbing the area, and semi-permanent cosmetics procedure. Follow-up sessions take approximately 1-1.5 hour.
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