WHAT TO EXPECT
Expect to be wowed! To have beautiful gorgeous eyebrows!
WHAT IS PERMANENT COSMETICS?
Microblading, Permanent Cosmetic, MicroPigmentation, Cosmetic Tattooing, is also referred to as semi-permanent makeup. Semi-permanent cosmetics is exactly that...it is makeup that is tattooed superficially, on the surface, and not as deep as an actual tattoo, so the pigments do not go as deep into the skin. This implanting process of color pigment beneath the surface of the skin is performed by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to construct the appearance of hair strokes or shading only to enhance the natural countenance of the face.
THINGS TO AVOID
Avoid tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, and coloring your brows for two weeks prior to the procedure if possible.
This will allow your practitioner the most flexibility to achieve optimal results.
If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment.
You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you desire.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Permanent makeup last 1-3 years depending on how well your skin retains pigment. Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. Scalp micro-pigmentation can last much longer if proper care is taken.
HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SERVICE?
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal. Please view your aftercare instructions prior to your service and refer to them often during your healing process.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?
For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 30-60 days apart. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second session, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly after the first session, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.
DOES IT MATTER IF I HAVE HAD PERMANENT COSMETIC SERVICE BEFORE?
If you have had your eyebrows previously tattooed and are interested in a cover-up/re-work, you MUST email us a clear photo PRIOR to booking your appointment. We cannot guarantee results for cases such as these and we must approve that your eyebrows are workable. In some cases where the previous work is too dark, dense, discolored, or large, tattoo removal will be
highly recommended before we begin the cover-up/ re-work. Previously tattooed areas and cover-ups will almost always require additional touch-ups for best results and will be charged accordingly.
HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS WILL I NEED?
No. All semi-permanent cosmetic procedures are multi-session processes. An initial application is incomplete until after a follow-up appointment, which must be scheduled approximately 4-8 weeks after your initial appointment. There is no additional charge for the follow-up appointment after your initial application as long as it is performed within three months of the initial application.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER?
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal. Please view our detailed aftercare instructions here.
Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort.
During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on it's own.
The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6-8 weeks that your touch-up/ adjustment can be done.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.
Supplements & medications
We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen and others. If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
Alcohol and caffeine
No. Do not drink any alcohol the night before or the day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume.
Sun exposure and tanning
If you arrive at your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will shed the pigment with it. It is highly recommended that you avoid the SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure.
1. Don't panic!
2. Don't panic!
3. Don't panic!
THE FIRST TIME THAT YOU SHOULD NOT PANIC
The color looks too dark!
That is normal. It's suppose to look that way. Yes, much darker than the color you agreed on.
THE SECOND TIME THAT YOU SHOULD NOT PANIC
Now the color looks too light!
It is not uncommon to lose up to 70% of the color on the first application.
That is normal. It's suppose to look that way. Yes, lighter than the color you agreed on.
It will get lighter over the next couple of weeks as your skin continues to heal. It will take time for the color to come back. There is skin that must shed (whether it's visible to you or not) and then the color will show up again. Everything you went through, will be worth it. You'll see.
THE THIRD TIME THAT YOU SHOULD NOT PANIC
There are patches of missing color!
That is normal. It usually heals that way for the majority of people.
Once the color has come back and the brows are all healed, there may be some areas where color is missing. It may look like patches without color. That is how your skin healed and those are the areas where your skin released color. That is completely normal and that is why we include a touch up session at 4-8 weeks after your first session. Your touch up will be much easier and take less time.
Most results are achieved with two sessions, however, please be aware that although it is rare, on occasion, three sessions may be required to achieve the desired results.