FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique where I deposit pigment under the first layer of skin with a very small, sterile, disposable blade. The blade is made up of 14 tiny needles that create thin hair-like strokes.
How long does microblading last?
This is considered a semi-permanent tattoo, however, it will fade over time and you will need a touch-up every 1-2 years. Frequency of touch-up appointments depend on a number of circumstances including; skin type (dry skin tends to retain pigment longer than oily skin), lifestyle (sun exposure), pigment color (lighter pigments tend to fade faster), skincare (chemical peels, retinol, acids, etc.) Final results are never guaranteed as everyone’s skin heals and breaks down pigment differently.
How will my brows look immediately after?
Please take note that your new brows are an open wound. They will appear darker, sharper, and thicker for the first 3-7 days. Your new brows will also appear warmer in color due to redness in the skin. This can last up to 7 days depending on your skin's sensitivity.
Will my new brows scab?
Scabbing all depends on how much you bleed; Which is why it is so important to stay away from blood thinners 24 hours prior to your appointment. You will experience flaking which usually lasts around 7-10 days and is it not severe enough to affect your work/social life.
How many sessions are needed?
Two sessions are needed minimum 6 weeks apart and no later than 12 weeks. The touch-up is considered the “perfection session”. During this appointment I will assess your retention and make adjustments as necessary. I build density, redefine the shape, Adjust color and fill in any areas that may have lightened.
Can I get microbladed if I’m currently having chemotherapy?
You must have been cleared by your doctor prior to starting chemotherapy or once you are finished with treatment. A doctor's note is required.
Can I get microbladed if I have an iron deficiency?
You must be taking iron supplements 6 weeks prior to your appointment and 6 weeks after.
When can I get botox/fillers?
4 weeks prior to your appointment or 4 weeks after your appointment
Can I get microbladed if I have diabetes?
Yes, however you must be cleared by your doctor before booking your appointment.
Can I exercise after my procedure?
I recommend refraining from exercise 24 hours prior to your appointment and at least 7 days AFTER your appointment. Increased blood flow will rush to your face and can make your brows more prone to swelling and darker than they have to be. Salt is a natural mineral that can pull the iron in the pigments from your brows. Since sweat contains salt, excessive sweating will cause the pigment to be pulled from your skin.
When can I wear makeup on my new brows?
Avoid any makeup on your tattoo for the first two weeks. Chemicals of any kind can lead to infection, discoloration, and interfere with the bonding process
Can I bring a friend/family member to my appointment?
Currently, no. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 I am not allowing any guests to accompany you to your appointment.
Can I get microblading if I am on Accutane?
No. You must be off of Acutane for at least 12 months.
Who is ineligible for microblading?
If you are currently sick (viral infections/disease), a hemophiliac, pregnant or nursing, suffer from major heart problems, experience keloid scarring, have HIV/Hepatitis, on strong retinoids the last 4 weeks, have psoriasis or eczema around the procedure area, allergic to Lidocaine, Tetracaine or Epinephrine, have a birthmark on the procedure area or on daily blood thinners that makes you ineligible to get microblading done with me.
Does microblading hurt?
A topical anesthetic cream is used for numbing before your procedure. I follow that up with a highly effective anesthetic gel during the procedure. Every client has a different pain threshold but typically pain is very minimal and every effort is made to keep you as comfortable as possible. Please note, some anti-depressants lessen the effectiveness of the anesthetic. Getting microblading done while on your menstrual cycle may also increase discomfort.
Can I get microblading if I am pregnant or nursing?
As a precaution I do not perform microblading on women who are pregnant or nursing.
I'm going on vacation- when should I book my appointment?
I recommend to book your appointment at least 6 weeks before you leave for your trip. If that isn't possible it's best to just wait until you get back. Especially if you're going to be in salt water and a lot of direct sun.
Can I get microblading if I tint/bleach my eyebrows?
I do NOT work on bleached or lightened brows. You may get microblading if you tint your brows however I would recommend to discontinue doing so after you get microblading as the chemicals in the tint can cause premature fading.
What ointment should I use on my healing brows?
You may use the barrier cream provided to you for the first 5 days of healing (or until flaking begins.) You do not want to use Neosporin, Vaseline, Aquaphor or anything petroleum based that will suffocate the wound and draw out all your pigment.