Yes, I am a Certified Permanent Makeup Artist many times over =)
We get mix reviews on pain. Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance and sensitivity. I apply topical anesthetics after the initial outline and hair strokes and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Some clients naturally feel one brow sorer than the other.
Absolutely. All supplies are disposable.
You won't be swollen, you just might have slightly red skin around eyebrows, but this would last about a day.
I require a touch-up session if it your first treatment with me in order to make adjustments needed to perfect your color, shape, etc. I typically schedule a touch-up appointment after 8 weeks from your initial appointment at my earliest available appointment. 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 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. At this point, any changes you would like to make are discussed at your touch-up session.
In order to keep your eyebrow tattoo results looking fresh, we recommend a touch up every year.
It will last as long as it’s maintained. How long brows lasts will vary on your skin type by how well your skin takes in pigment during the session and how dark you are willing to go depending on scenario. After a touch up, brows is expected to last from 1 to 3 years depending on the shade of choice you prefer, skin retention, time in the sun and daily skin routines (more exfoliating products and skin products the faster it can fade).
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 exposure compared to the rest of your body—exposure to the sun, food, facial products—the list goes on and on. All of these things cause the permanent color to fade, this is why you need a touch-up.
The procedure takes roughly about three hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid 3-hour window for your appointment. This isn’t something I want to rush.
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.
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to 14 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 to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before I consider the process complete.
Eyebrow tattoo is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up session scheduled after 8 weeks depending on my availability. Past 6 months additional touch fees may apply. After taking your before photos, I take time to predraw the brow design in pencil so you get an idea of shape and form. (Please note 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. Shortly after that I will do the initial outline and hair strokes and then add a topical anesthetic for comfort. I will apply numbing throughout the procedure.
During healing, it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place.
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. You can still wash your hair and face and once they’re healed up, you treat them as your own.
Your eyebrows will last longer if you apply sunblock often and avoid abrasive facial treatments in the brow area and follow your after-care instructions.
We go off based on your skin tone and your natural brow hair. Clients who are used to having no brows for a long time can find these 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!
No. Every attempt is made to retain all-natural hair and integrate it into the design of the permanent eyebrows. In some cases, where the 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.
Yes, it does happen and yes it's true!
A third appointment is can be set up for some clients if their skin tends to reject the color. This appointment gives me another opportunity to review the work and make any adjustments on color or technique (if any) that might need to be done. Some client's 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 overreacted and become super sensitive to the pigment and reject it at any cost.
Unfortunately, I can't. How the skin will react is different for everyone and many factors are to be taken into consideration. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, etc. all play a key role in your results, which is why it is important to know that more than one touch-up may be required.
I always make sure that your face is important to me and I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. But there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it.
Although Microblading/Shading/Ombre/Signature Nano brows is considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow some flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. However, I will work closely with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the proposed technique. I will allow you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there’s very little room for error. If you do not like the decision you made, the Touch Up can be canceled and the pigmented area naturally fades over time. If you aren’t 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for more temporary options and make sure you really want to do this as this is something you just can't wash off.