WHAT IS Microblading?
Microblading (also known as microstroking or eyebrow embroidery) is a permanent makeup technique that creates natural, custom eyebrows with the use of a handheld microblade. It is the art and science of implanting pigment through the epidermal layer of the skin into the upper dermal layer of the skin. Microblading artists hand draw each individual hairstroke, blending it with the client's existing eyebrow hair, providing natural and lifelike results. Microblading works on all skin tones and colors.
Some permanent makeup solutions require more than one session, but as a general rule microbladed eyebrows last 1 to 2 years, before it requires a touch up. Permanent lips and eyeliner usually last 3 to 5 years. Permanent makeup will last longer for some and not as long for others due most importantly to lifestyle, health, and skin type. Follow our long-term care instructions for best results.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
IS IT SAFE?
Yes, we follow strict sanitation and sterilization guides and are SPCP certfied. It is each clients responsibility to follow the pre-procedure and aftercare instructions provided by our technicians and on the website.
DOES IT HURT?
With the topical anesthetics available to us today, discomfort is very minimal and most client report little to no pain.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner will generally take from an hour to an hour and a half to complete. A full lip procedure can take up to two and a half hours. Keep in mind this includes approximately twenty minutes to fully anesthetize the area.
HOW MUCH DOES it COST?
We have three different price options per procedure, depending on the level of expertise of the microblading and permanent makeup artist you select. Please visit our pricing page for the full list of procedures and their corresponding cost.
WHAT IS A TOUCH-UP AND WILL I NEED ONE?
Microblading and permanent makeup procedures ofter require followup touch-up appointments. The touch-up appointment is a fine tuning session to make any adjustments that may be needed or desired to the shape, fullness, and color.
IS THERE A FEE FOR A TOUCH-UP APPOINTMENT?
WHO BENEFITS FROM PERMANENT COSMETICS?
Everyone and anyone who can identify with one any one of the following:
- Poor vision or can't see well enough to apply your makeup anymore.
- Allergies to topical makeup or skin sensitivities.
- People who wear contact lenses.
- An unsteady hand or poor motor skills due to Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or stroke survivors.
- Loss of hair due to thinning or scars.
- People with busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules who want to look their best all day long without having to stop, check, and reapply their makeup due to smudging or smearing. Those of you whom after a busy day want to look great for your evening without having to do a thing.
- People who enjoy activities like working out at the gym, yoga, swimming, boating, hiking, biking, tennis, camping, etc., that are concerned with their eyebrows or makeup coming off. Some people even avoid activities such as these because of that concern. Through permanent makeup, I can give you the personal freedom you need to go do the activities you enjoy and look great doing it.
- People who have albinism. I have worked on many clients with this condition and the difference color and definition can make with permanent makeup is remarkable.
- People suffering from Trichotillomania. I have found this disorder to be prevalent mostly in young to middle-aged women. To those of you who struggle with this disorder, I can help you. I know at times it is worse than at other times. With permanent makeup, even during those stressful times, your eyebrows and lash line can look natural and defined. Just knowing your eyebrows and lash line are going to be there despite what you may be going through will give you a great sense of peace and make life a whole lot easier.
- Women who have had reconstruction breast surgery and now want their areolas tattooed. Woman who have had breast augmentation or a breast lift and were left with scars around their areolas. Women who suffer from mastitis. Areolas can be tattooed on beautifully and artistically. They can look very real and virtually impossible to tell the difference. My areolas and I have fooled a lot of people.
Permanent makeup can help many different people on many different levels or it can simply give you a few extra minutes in the morning (for some of you...many extra minutes in the morning). For some, I am making a real difference and changing lives and for others it is a luxury and a matter of convenience. No matter what your reason for choosing permanent makeup...I will make sure it is one of the best decisions you have ever made for yourself.
- Ever had permanent makeup on your eyebrows before (We do not work on anyone with previous permanent makeup on their brows-No Exceptions).
- Pregnant, nursing, or trying to get pregnant. Must wait 6 months after delivery & 6 months after nursing (no exceptions).
- Any scars or experienced any head trauma in the brow area.
- Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (no exceptions).
- If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain: Triflusal (Disgren), Clopidogrel (Plavix), Prasugrel (Effient), Ticagrelor (Brilinta), Ticlopidine (Ticlid), Cilostazol (Pletal), Vorapaxar (Zontivity), Dipyridamole (Persantine), Coumadin, Pradaxia (dibigatran), Xarelto (rivaraxaban), Eliquis (apixaban), Savaysa (edoxaban).
- Surgical Forehead/Brow lift (Scar tissue will prevent proper healing).
- Alopecia (Hair loss due to auto immune disease, hair strokes will appear more blurred or blended).
- Trichotillomania (Compulsive pulling of body hair, due to constant pulling, scar tissue is prominent and pigment will not heal properly)
- Shingles - Have EVER had shingles on your face (No exceptions...PMU will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare up).
- Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin).
- Oily or severely oily skin (The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain at all).
- Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area (Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered).
- Hemophilia-Bleeding Disorder.
- Menopause (Considered). If you have hot flashes during the procedure, the pigment will not retain and we will have to interrupt the procedure. (You will be required to sign and addendum prior to procedure).
- If your body runs hot.
- Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders. An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
- Moles/raised areas in or around the brow area (pigment will not be put into anything raised).
- Piercing in the brow area (Scars can cause the pigment to migrate).
- Deep wrinkles in the brow area (The Hair Strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look).
- Hair transplant for your eyebrows (Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed).
- Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition (Hypo, Hyper Thyroidism, Graves Disease, Hashimotos).
- Rosacea (severe reddening of the face).
- Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (red heads/white skin/light eyes). Due to hypersensitivity the skin does not take the pigment well.
- On Accutane (acne medicine) within the last year.
- Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like). Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain.
- List medicines currently taking including all vitamins. (NO FISH OIL 2 WEEKS PRIOR).
- MRSA (can be very contagious).
- Extremely Thin skin (Transparent or Translucent or very vascular).
- Frequent Exercise (5-7 days per week). Due to the frequent production of sweat(salt), the pigment WILL NOT retain, fade very quickly, appear blurred or change in color.
THESE CONTRAINDICATIONS CAN ALSO PRESENT LATER IN LIFE. FUTURE PROCEDURES MAY NOT BE PERFORMED.