What is microblading?
Microblading is a form of permanent makeup, a manual tool with a thin needle is used to scratch the skin depositing pigment looking like hair strokes.
How long does it last?
Microblading fades gradually depending on type os skin (oily skin fades faster), lifestyle, age, facial treatments, etc. It can take 6 to 24 months to fade completely. Touchup every 6-12 months is recommended to keep the color and shape from fading completely.
How long is the appointment?
An appointment can take between 1:30 - 2hs.
What to expect from your first appointment?
A mapping of the face will be done and the shape of the eyebrow will be drawn. After approval of the design from the client, numbing cream will be applied and then we can start the procedure.
Can I do it if I'm pregnant?
No. Pregnant clients have a high risk of infection. Retention of the color is not the same, because the baby is feeding on your vitamins and minerals that will affect the final result. Everything that goes on your skin also goes to your baby so that means NO NUMBING is allowed. Your baby's health is more important when you're done breastfeeding you can have your microblading or PMU done. My advice is that you shape and tint your brows with Henna once a week, is natural and won't harm your baby's health :)
What is done at the touchup appointment?
The first follow up appointment is done after 6 weeks from the first procedure and its included with most of the original price. The technician will fix anything that needs to be fixed if necessary (shape or color).
*note that the first follow up needs to be done in 6 weeks, otherwise it will be charged the amount of $80.
What about eyeliner?
If lash enhancement only, takes about 1:30hs. Eyeliner with wings, 2:30hs. Lower lid eyeliner its 30min extra. The swollen of the area lasts for about 3 days. Avoid water for 2 days. Touchups should be done in 6 weeks to assure the color is going to last or to fix minor gaps. If a client wants to add thickness, an extra fee will be charged.
How long does eyeliner last?
Eyeliner lasts about 1 - 2 years. Touchups are recommended once a year to keep the clack pigment from fading grayish.
What about lips?
Lips are a very sensitive skin as we have a lot of nerve ending in this area. It is advisable to take a Tylenol before the appointment. Consult your doctor before if you are prone to cold sores.
The appointment takes about 2hs - 2:30hs. It is very normal the color will look very bright and dark right after, then it will look very light (almost all gone) then the color will darken again. Final result with only one session is soft "blush" effect. If a client wants a brighter color, more sessions are needed. Lip tattoo last about 12 months.
How does tattoo removal works?
Tattoo removal is done with alkaline solution. The skin is numb and the then superficially open so the solution can penetrate and bring the pigment to the surface. Part of the color comes out during the procedure, some color falls out with the scabbing. The rest time in between sessions is 5 weeks. After final appointment, client need to wait 2 months to tattoo again the skin.