PROCEDURE + AFTERCARE.
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Cosmetic tattooing, is also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micro-pigmentation. This implanting process of color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to construct the appearance of hair strokes only to enhance the natural countenance of the face.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY
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. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. 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. Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume. If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure. It is highly recommended that you avoid the SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER?
WHAT IS THE HEALING PROCESS?
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.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 6-8 weeks 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. :)
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTERWARDS
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 aster 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.
Apply Revive Healing balm
3-5 times a day.
Apply baby sunscreen when in direct sunlight.
Get your brows wet for 5 days.
Panic when brows appear darker/bolder than what you intended.
Expose your brows to excessive sunlight.
After the procedure, wait at least 2.5 hours to remove sealant (if used). Wipe gently with cold, wet paper towel, (do not scrub).
Do not get brow area wet for 5 days.
Wash face with makeup wipes or washcloth
Avoid washing hair for 3-5 days
Avoid overly hot showers and hold dry washcloth over brows in shower if it is during the 5 day healing period.
After sealant is removed (if used) apply Neosporin cream then reapply 3 times daily until scabs have fully healed.
Avoid sweat and excessive sun exposure/tanning for at least 10 days – while outside, apply baby sunscreen to brows
Brows will appear very dark and thick for 3-5 days.
Around day 5 the area will begin getting dry and flaky. During and after the shedding phase, brows may become patchy or appear to be disappearing. Use brow powder to correct patchiness after 5 days.
Around the 10th day, color should reappear and your brows will be healed!