Eyebrow Microblading & Shading - FAQ
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
A form of tattoo artistry in which hair-like strokes are carefully etched into the upper layers of the skin to create beautiful, full, realistic looking eyebrows customized for each client.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS TREATMENT?
Are at least 18 years old
Have over-tweezed & sparse brow hair
Have gaps or scars where hair will not grow back
Are suffering from Alopecia (hair loss)
Have mostly faded color from an old eyebrow tattoo
Want a particular shape for or more evenness to their eyebrows
Want to add depth and boldness to their eyebrows
Want to save time on beautifying your eyebrows
WILL IT LOOK NATURAL?
Yes, it is difficult to detect the hair-like strokes from real brow hairs!
IS THIS THE SAME AS AN EYEBROW TATTOO?
No it is not the same as an eyebrow tattoo.
IS IT SAFE?
Absolutely! Local and State sanitation, cross contamination, and disinfecting guidelines are strictly adhered to.
WHAT KIND OF PIGMENTS ARE USED?
Our Cream Pigments are semi-permanent.
CONTRAINDICATIONS (Who should consult a physician)
- Diabetic & using insulin or suffer from an Autoimmune Disorder
Abnormal Heart Condition, Epilepsy, seizures, fainting
Pregnant , Breast feeding, or lactating
Are taking Accutane (w.in 1 year) or other medications to balance skin conditions and/or aging
Are taking blood thinners or anti-inflammatory medications such as: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Coumadin, Heparin ect. - Also Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Omega 3's, Niacin
*You must have written permission from your physician if you are taking Coumadin or Heparin.
Blood disorders which affect clotting such as Hemophilia, Anemia or low iron
People with skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and/or undiagnosed rashes must be clear of these conditions in the eyebrow area.
Those with allergies to makeup, metals, colors or black hair dye will need to take a patch test.
History of keloids or hypertrophic scarring with tattoos or wounds
Any person that requires prophylactic antibiotics before dental or other procedures
Botox – Schedule your Microblading appointment prior to your Botox appointment if possible! Otherwise we recommend waiting 3-4 weeks after receiving Botox.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I REQUIRE?
In most cases, the initial treatment followed by a color boost/retouch appointment is all that is needed until the strokes fade over time. A color boost/retouch will likely be required after 6 months to 3 years.
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE HAVING THE PROCEDURE?
3-6 weeks prior to your procedure. - Discontinue use of Retin-A, retinol, and other topical creams, acids, & cleansers near the brow area.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Upon arrival you will be introduced to your artist and advised verbally of what to expect via client consultation. A consent form outlining all of the details of the procedure as well as important health information will be provided for you to complete and sign before your procedure begins. Your appointment will last 3-3.5 hours with the actual procedure itself taking between 1-2 hours.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY NEW EYEBROWS?
Careful aftercare is very important for producing a beautiful and lasting result.
- For the first 2-3 days gently clean the treated area with an oil-free solution twice daily to remove lymph drainage. All Natural cleanser recommended. We will provide all clients with an aftercare kit!
- It is important to avoid getting the brows wet during the initial healing process which is usually 5 - 14 days. Avoid extremely hot showers, heavy sweating, saunas, swimming, etc. Keep the brows covered with a thick layer of ointment while in shower or during a strenuous workouts to prevent moisture from penetrating. . To remove, gently pat into a thin layer with a tissue or dry cotton pad. You must be gentle, do not pull off the scabs prematurely.
- Apply a thin layer of ointment morning and night, in addition to as needed for itching and dryness to aid in healing. You want to keep the brows moisturized to minimize flaking.
- When applying after care cream or ointment, the following procedure is recommended: Apply the product as directed with freshly washed hands or a Q-tip. Never touch the procedure area without washing your hands immediately before. To remove, gently pat into a thin layer with a tissue or dry cotton pad. You must be gentle, do not pull off the scabs prematurely.
- Keep out of the sun for at least seven days. After seven days and to aid in the longevity of color retention wear sun protection. A natural sun protection with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide is recommended.
- If the skin around the eyebrows breaks out in a heat rash, small pimples, this is usually a reaction to the numbing solution and should go away by itself. Don’t pick. Please call immediately if this occurs so your technician can make note of the reaction and follow up to ensure this is not a more serious situation.
- Do not scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust (scab) that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready the pigment underneath it may be pulled out.
- Do not use any makeup on the brows for at least 7 days.
- After the procedure is completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine. Avoid scrubbing or use of harsh topical products on and around the treated area. Use sun protection after the procedure area is healed to reduce sun fading. A natural sun protection with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide is recommended.
- FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN IRRITATION, INFECTION, PIGMENT LOSS OR DISCOLORATION.
- Do Not use any Retin-A or AHA/Glycolic Acids in/around the eyebrow area during or after healing!
- Do Not expose area to the sun or tanning beds without proper sun protection!
- Avoid swimming and heavy sweating for at least 14 days!
- Do Not dye, tweeze, or wax eyebrows for 7 days after the procedure!
- Allow Botox or fillers to heal for at least 4 weeks prior to undergoing this procedure!
IS IT PAINFUL?
Everyone is different! To some clients it is minimally painful, while others say the opposite.
CAN MINORS HAVE THIS PROCEDURE?
Because microblading is considered a tattoo in the state of North Carolina, it is illegal to perform this procedure on anyone under the age of 18.