Located in Downtown Farmington, MI
EYEBROW PROCEDURE FAQ
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT?
• 24 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE.
• 72 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary.
• Botox should be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
• Avoid booking during your menstrual cycle as it can increase your pain.
• No waxing, tanning or tinting 3 days before.
• Arrive with no makeup for your appointment. A lot of wiping of pigment takes place and makeup can get ruined, so save yourself the hassle!
• Be prepared for your brows to look a little red and really dark! – don’t worry, they will fade in color 30-50%.
You are NOT a suitable candidate for any eyebrow procedure if you are:
• History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
• Diabetic (require doctor’s clearance)
• Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Organ transplant
• Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
• Accutane in the past year
• Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.
• Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing would make you NOT a good candidate for micropigmentation procedures.
How long does an eyebrow treatment take?
All brow procedures are a minimum 2 step process, usually 6-8 weeks apart. It is important to complete both the initial procedure and touch ups.
STEP 1: The initial procedure takes approximately 2 hours. During this time, a
consultation is done when you arrive where we discuss your desired brow look, choose a color tone and draw the initial outline of the procedure area for your approval. Though our faces are NOT perfectly symmetrical (one side is usually flatter than the other), we do our very best to create as much symmetry as possible! As we like to say BROWS ARE SISTERS, NOT TWINS. Once you are satisfied with the basic shape and symmetry, the area is then traced over and the procedure can begin.
STEP 2: The second stage of the treatment is a TOUCH-UP appointment. The touch takes approximately 1.5 hours and are charged separately (see touch-up fee schedule). Touch ups are done no earlier than 4 weeks of your initial procedure and no later than 8 weeks. If you do not schedule your touchup within 8 weeks, you will be required to pay a touch up fee outlined in our touchup schedule.
It is IMPERATIVE you complete the touch up treatment. Without it, the results will not be optimal. Color will fade significantly within 4 weeks as the skin heals, peels and fades. The touch up corrects any irregularities in the microbladed hair strokes, color tones and finishes the process.
**Occasionally another touch-up (4-6 weeks later) is necessary for certain clients where the pigment does not take as well to the skin.**
How long can I expect it to last?
It is impossible to predict how much pigment will fade away and how long it will take to do so with any measure or reliability.
Having said that, Cosmetic tattooing is NOT "semi-permanent", this includes MICROBLADING. Some are promoting microblading as a semi-permanent process, but a careful review of basic skin anatomy and physiology would reveal this is not true. By definition and industry standards, anytime color is implanted in the skin (weather manually or by machine) that is a tattoo. Pigments do fade in the skin over time, but that does not make the process semi-permanent.
Retention and longevity us individually based. Everyone retains and fades differently due to differences in skin, lifestyle, skincare, etc.
The touch-up is there to strengthen your color as it fades, but I always tell my clients to push their touch-ups out as long as possible to maintain skin integrity. Long term the less you touch up your skin the better it is. There is no need to go back every 3 months to darken your brows - again, this is overworking the area and can lead to scar tissue formation. As it fades, you can always fill it in with makeup since the guideline for your shape is already there.
For clients that choose a softer look and lighter color shade initially or those who did not follow the after care instructions properly may require more frequent touch ups.
Factors that will cause your brow tattoo to fade faster:
• Iron deficiency
• Sun exposure
• Strong immune systems
• Exposure to salt water
How long is the recovery or healing time?
Immediately after your procedure and in the first 10 days, your brows will appear significantly darker and defined than perhaps your desired look. It may continue to get darker over the next few days as scabs begin to form, however this is not an accurate indication of the finished and healed result. 30-50% of your brow color will fade as the scabs fall off within 7-10 days. In some cases, the scabs may take longer to heal and fall off. DO NOT PICK YOUR SCABS. The pigment is within the scab and you do not want to pull any pigment out of your skin prematurely. We all heal differently and what works on one client may not be effective on another so please do not compare your results.
The complete healing process takes approximately 6 weeks.
How do you choose a color?
We choose a color together by applying small amounts of different coloured pigments to the skin near to your brows and selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preference. As a rule of thumb, I closely match the color of your brow hair rather than your current hair color for the most natural result.
Does it hurt afterwards?
The area can be a little sore for the first few hours and tender to touch for a couple of days.
What if I have an existing brow tattoo?
Microblading cannot be done over an existing brow tattoo. Ombre/Powder technique may be applied, however the old tattoo must be SIGNIFICANTLY faded. Please advise if you have an existing tattoo and submit a picture to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?
During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. This depends on the
client. If you take blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding
may occur. Bruising is rare but can occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days.
PLEASE NOTE: THE RESULTS ARE A VERY NATURAL AND FULLER LOOKING BROW. INITIALLY, THE BROWS APPEAR DARKER, BUT FADE SIGNIFICANTLY OVER A TWO WEEK PERIOD. IT IS ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL TO HAVE A TOUCH UP DONE. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PREDICT HOW WELL YOUR SKIN WILL RETAIN THE PIGMENT. DUE TO THIS AND MANY OTHER VARYING FACTORS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR RESULTS.