Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are you certified and licensed tattooist?
Yes, I am Certified and a licensed tattooist for Permanent Makeup.
2. What is 3D Eyebrow Microblading?
It is a semi-permanent makeup method; the technique is natural feathering of hair-like strokes directly on the skin’s surface that creates natural looking eyebrows. 3D Eyebrow Microblading creates the background and fills in the areas of the eyebrows that looked empty so that a full and complete look is accomplished.
3. Does it hurt?
We apply numbing cream on the treat area, most clients do not feel pain. Everyone has a different level of sensitivity so topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Some clients naturally feel one brow sorer than the other. You will hear a scratch noise/ sensation throughout. Music is usually played during the procedure; however feel free to bring your own earphones and music to distract you.
4. Is it safe?
Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used on each client.
5. Will I be swollen?
You will not be swollen on eyebrows, eyeliner and lips will be a little swollen after the procedures. You might have slightly red skin around the eyebrows, but this would last no more than 2 hours.
6. Will I need a touch up?
Yes, all permanent make up need a touch up, within a week of your first treatment the color will fade significantly and over the next four to six weeks can continue to fade as much as 20-40%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. After this period your follow-up appointment is carried out. At this point any changes you would like to make are discussed.
7. How often do I need a touch up?
In order to keep your eyebrows tattoo results looking fresh, we recommend a touch up every year or every two years for brows, every three to five years for eyeliner and lips.
8. How long does it last?
It will last as long as it’s maintained. Untouched, the pigment will last up to 5 years.
9. Why do I need a touch up if this is semi-permanent?
Because color is implanted in the facial area there tends to be more fluid circulation than other parts of the body. Your face sees the most wear of any piece of you—exposure to the sun, food, facial products, smoking, swimming—the list goes on and on. All of these things cause permanent color to fade; this is why you need a touch up.
10. How long does it take?
The first procedure takes roughly about two hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid 2-3hours window for your appointment. I likely will not need that much time, but this isn’t something I want to rush.
11. Do I need to take a day of work?
No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour after. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living. Eyeliner tend to swelling for next day, you will look like you have been cry all day.
12.How long does it take to heal?
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to fourteen days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time o settle into the skin. A good month should pass before I consider the process complete.
13. What’s the process like?
Eyebrows tattoo is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up between 4 to 6 weeks after. After taking your before photo, I will draw the brow design in pencil so you will get an idea of the shape and form. (Please notice that nobody’s face is totally symmetrical and you need to be realistic with your expectations. There is no point in trying to make the eyebrows identical or match a photo of your favorite celebrities’ eyebrows if your face shape looks nothing like theirs.) Once we have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is your decision—but I will always voice my opinion on what I think suits you aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows then we will decide on the color.
14.What can I NOT do after the procedure?
You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry—that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking, peeling, scratching or rubbing the tattoo, this may result in a loss of color and scarring or an infections. You can still wash your hair and face once they are healed.
15.How do I extend the life of the procedure?
Your beautiful eyebrows will last longer if you apply sun block often and avoid abrasive facial treatments in the brow area.
16.How many colors do you have?
24 main colors I use, I can blend several to achieve even more shades to suit the client. ALL clients who have had the procedure done will be conscious they have brows that are very obvious. You can bring an eyebrow pencil (if you use one) with you at the appointment—so I can match the pigment to the desired HEALED RESULT, which emerges after the crusts naturally fall off and the skin gently exfoliates naturally itself to reveal the new brow. Clients, who are used to having no brows for a long time, can find this few weeks challenging. I usually advise clients who have no brows to start wearing pencil or brow shading for some time before the process so they get used to having a brow!
17. Do you have to shave off my own eyebrows?
No. Every attempt is made to retain all natural hair and integrate it into the design of the permanent eyebrows. In some cases, where shaping of the natural brow is required, a few hairs here and there may need to be removed to create a clean and aesthetically pleasing result.
18.I have heard some clients just do not retain pigment even after a few visits. Could this happen?
Yes, it does happen and yes it’s true! A third appointment is often set up so that the client has the opportunity to return and I get the chance to review the work and sort out any (if any) tweaks that might need to be done. Often times the clients cancel this appointment as all is usually well, however there are the occasional few that may need one or two extra strokes to finish off the look. Some ladies skin may react to the trauma of the tattooing, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an extreme scab, so they eventually fall off taking all the pigment with it. There is a condition called Pigment Allergy (PPD Allergy, a condition known by dermatologists) or Auto Immune disease symptoms (the client may not even be aware of it). The skin would have over reacted and become super sensitive to the pigment and reject it at any cost. But this case is rarely.
19. What if I do not like it?
Although Microblading is considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. However, I will work closely with you to endure that you are satisfied with the proposed technique. I will allow you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there is very little room for error. If you do not like the decision you made, the Touch Up can be cancelled and the pigmented area naturally fades away over time. If you are not 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for a more temporary option.
If you have more question, please call us at 816-888-0316