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If you have had your eyebrows, eyeliner, or lips done before, please contact me to set up a consultation. To ensure I can work over/with the existing pigment.
Unfortunately, you are not a candidate for permanent cosmetics if any of the following apply to you:
- Under 18 years of age
- Pregnant or nursing (it is recommended to wait at least two months after nursing due to hormonal changes for optimal healed results)
- Previous permanent makeup (brows, lips, eyeliner) *consult required
- History of keloids
- History of Epilepsy, MRSA, or Lupus
- Undergoing chemotherapy/radiation (at least a year out and requires doctor's clearance)
- Current chemotherapy
- Type I Diabetic (requires doctor's clearance)
- Using Accutane (must be off for one full year)
- Currently taking Tetralysal/Doxycycline you will need at least 6 months of non use prior to your permanent makeup appointment
- Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Currently taking oral or topical antibiotics (must be off for at least 30 days prior to appointment)
- Currently taking/using topical or oral steroids, prednisone etc. (must be off for at least 60 days prior to appointment)
- Currently treating any fungal or bacterial infections of the skin (must be off treatment for 4 weeks )
- Viral infections or diseases (cold/flu/eye infections)
- Hemophilia, bleeding disorders
- Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.) *during flare up
- Chemical peels or PRP facial (at least 60 days prior)
- Facial laser treatment, IPL (at least 60 days prior)
- Had Botox in the last two weeks
- Allergy to epinephrine, dermacaine, benzyl alcohol, lidocaine, or tetracaine
- Active cold sores (for lip blush)
- Currently have lash extensions (for eyeliner)
- Surgery 30 days before and/or after treatment
-Discontinue use of brow or lash serum on area to be treated for a minimum of 8 weeks prior to appointment
- Using any skin care products that contain any retinol, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or alpha hydroxyls-must be discontinued for a month prior as well as after appointment.
The end goal of these procedures is a beautiful, naturally healed result. When anti-aging, lightening, brightening, smoothing, tightening, acne, color correcting, etc. skin care products are used, the skin can actually thicken leaving the results unpredictable. You are paying a lot of money for this service, I have been doing this for over 6 years, and these products have a HUGE impact on healed brows. If these products are used 4 weeks prior or 4 weeks after the appointment, the brows will heal very patchy, completely faded, dark, or very unnatural in color, we have seen blue, and even purple/pink eyebrows. I always say your face is like a swimming pool, even if you avoid the brow area, these products will still affect the outcome. For best results, we only recommend using the basic daily cleanser and daily facial moisturizer (i.e. Cetaphil) to prepare the skin for the procedure. If you have questions about which products to avoid please don't hesitate to reach out.
A personal motto of mine: "every hair counts". That being said-no! I want to work with as much of the existing hair as possible. If a few stray hairs fall outside of the natural brow line, those may be removed.
Permanent makeup on the brows, lips, or eyes typically last one to two years for most people before they need a touch up. Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered permanent and will not wash off — however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 18 months to 24+ months. Those who do not follow pre-care or after-care instructions properly may require more frequent touch-ups.
After many trials using different numbing agents, I have narrowed it down to the one that truly works to alleviate any discomfort. Most clients report little to no pain once numbing agent has kicked in. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during the microblading process.
The appointment usually takes around two hours, and most of the time is spent going over drawing the shape of your eyebrows and picking the right color and discussing details in order to ensure that your brows, lips, liner, or lashes turn out perfect.
The consultation and procedure are typically both done on the same day unless you have existing permanent makeup. In this case, please contact me beforehand to discuss your options. There is no cost for the consultation
Permanent makeup is an extremely meticulous permanent cosmetic procedure, and microblading costs vary from artist to artist. Remember, this is your face, and the procedure is permanent. I have trained with some of the top permanent makeup artists in the world. When looking for a permanent makeup artist, do not nickel and dime your face. Please research local makeup tattoo artists, and most importantly, look at their healed work before you book an appointment. Paying less upfront might end up costing a lot more in the long run to fix. Laser removal takes many sessions and costs add up very quickly.
Because the color is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off, it is considered permanent. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, making it fade over time and requiring future touch ups.
Touch-ups are done between 3 and 6 weeks after your initial procedure (no later than twelve). If you do not schedule your eyebrow tattoo touch-up within twelve weeks, you essentially will be ‘starting over’ as most of the color will not stay very long. On top of that, you will be required to pay more when you do come back. At the touch-up, we assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go bolder and add more density as well as correct any irregularities in the microbladed hair strokes during the touch-up. This is where my personal motto really comes into play! Since I start everyone out on the more natural and conservative side, this appointment is when we can add!
My goal is to help the transition from lack of brows to beautiful brows be easy and uneventful. So don’t worry, they will look great! They may be a little darker for a couple of days, but you shouldn't experience any peeling, scabbing, redness and will only have very minimal swelling that dissipates throughout the day of your appointment. You can go out to dinner the same day — just try and avoid alcohol because it can negatively impact the healing process, and worse of all, it leads you to make questionable decisions like touching your eyebrows with dirty hands!