Who should avoid permanent makeup?
History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring (Powder brow is fine)
Accutane in the past year
Skin irritations, Psoriasis, or Eczema near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
Diabetic (please consult doctor)
Chemotherapy (please consult doctor)
Viral infections and/or Autoimmune diseases
Under 18 years old
Retin-A users (discontinue 4 weeks before service)
Botox within 4 weeks of your appointment
Chemical peel within 2 weeks of your appointment
Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing would make you NOT a good candidate for micropigmentation procedures.
Individuals with Glaucoma (only excludes eyeliner)
Which brow service is right for me?
Microblading alone will not replicate the look of brow makeup, as you will see skin between each hair stroke. Microblading is not for oily, combo (oily on forehead), creased (on forehead), or sensitive skin. Microblading is best suited for clients with evenly-distributed brow hair. Microblading will need maintenance every 1-2 years.
Powder Brow -
Powder brows do not feature hair-strokes. Instead a background color is given to the skin to mimic the look of makeup. Powder brow is suitable for all skin types. This method requires maintenance every 2-3 years. It also works well covering up undesirable microblading in some cases.
Micro-Shading // Combo Brow -
Combines both microblading and powder shading. This is a highly customizable service. You may add as much or as little shading as you'd like depending on the look you desire. Suitable for all skin types though hair strokes may not hold as well on oiler skins. This method requires maintenance every 2-3 years.
Please visit our Services page for more details on these procedures.
Am I a candidate for microblading?
If you have extremely oily skin/large pores, microblading may not for you. Any powder style would be more optimal. The constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will appear more powdered than you would expect instead of crisp lines. Microblading looks best when there is sufficient natural brow hair to blend with.
If you have little to no existing hair, your tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than those clients who have more hair naturally. If you already have some hair to work with, your brows will appear more 3D.
If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner.
If you are iron deficient or anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.
If you have had your eyebrows previously tattooed and are interested in a cover-up/re-work, you must bring this to my attention and send me photos of your current brows. No guaranteed results for such cases.. In some cases where the previous work is too dark, dense, discoloured, or too large, tattoo removal will be highly recommended before we begin the cover-up/re-work. Previously tattooed areas and cover-ups will require additional touch-ups for the best results.
What if I already have permanent makeup?
When working over existing permanent makeup it is almost always certain to require adjustments to the shape and or color. In some cases removal of the previous work may be required in order to achieve the desired look. For this reason please contact us prior to booking so we can determine if you are a candidate for a rework or corrective work. Corrections will require additional touch ups for the best results.
Will I have to shave my brows?
No. In fact, some clients with sparse natural eyebrows report that their hair grows back even better after the stimulation that the brow area receives during the procedure.
What will my first appointment be like?
You may wear your normal makeup. Please eat a meal and dress comfortably as the initial procedure will last from 2 to 3 hours. We will begin by discussing the look you want to achieve and what will be best suited to you. We will design your brows, shape, measure, and remeasure until we both feel good about the design. Once we are both in agreement, a topical numbing cream will be applied to help minimize your discomfort. After the procedure, we will discuss the healing process and review your aftercare instructions.
Does it hurt?
There is a level of discomfort to be expected but with the use of topical numbing agents most clients express that the procedure was more comfortable than they had imagined. After the procedure your permanent makeup may feel tight or like a sunburn but the feeling will subside quickly.
What should I expect afterwards?
The area may feel tender or like a sunburn, this will subside quickly. The pigment will appear very sharp immediately after the procedure. The color will gradually soften as the skin heals. The area may look dry or flakey. This is fine as long as it isn’t dry to the point where a scab will form.
How long do the results last?
The longevity of permanent makeup varies per individual. Skin type, lifestyle, and sun exposure all affect your results. Oilier skin types will require touch ups sooner. Dryer skin types will keep color longer. 1-3 years is a good guideline. Touch Ups or color boosts can be performed as soon as 9-12 months for oiler skin types.
Please Note: this is a tattoo. The word semi-permanent is often used to describe these services and while your permanent makeup will lighten and fade over time do to exfoliation, sun exposure, and other variables, your permanent makeup may never completely leave your skin.