FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - BROWS
  1. What's the difference between Microblading & Powder Fill?
    Microblading is a manual method used to deposit individual hair strokes of ink into the superficial layer of the dermis. The hair strokes mimic and look like natural hairs giving you a ‘fuller brow’ look. Powder fill is also done manually (although some artists use a machine to achieve this look) and is more of a solid fill that gives you the look of doing your brows with a brow pencil or powder makeup. Powderfill is also known as Softap and lasts a little longer because it is deposited deeper into the dermal layer of the skin.
  2. What is the process like, and how long will it take?
    I take pride in making sure I know exactly what my clients expectations & goals are. I do a consultation at the beginning of every appt to make sure we are on the same page. Once we have decided which method is best for you, we select the perfect color that matches your natural brow hair & skin tone. We then numb the area with a topical numbing cream. Once numb, we draw on the shape. I take as much time as we need to perfect the shape. We make any adjustments necessary until you are 100% satisfied. Start to finish, the appt is about 2 hours.
  3. How often do I need a touchup?
    Permanent cosmetics is a process, not a procedure. Every procedure is done in a 2-3 step process. You must wait at least 4 weeks in between touchups but no more than 8 weeks to avoid paying the annual touchup fee. Once the desired color/shape is achieved: -Microblading touchups are recommended every six months to a year, to keep the color fresh and the strokes crisp. -Powder Fill touchups are recommended every 1-3 years depending on the skin type & how well the skin holds onto the color.
  4. What should I do after my procedure?
    -Keep the affected area DRY!!!! You want to avoid ALL moisture (ie. sweat, steam, water, etc.) until the remainder of your healing. -do not put anything ON or AROUND the affected area (ie, makeup, lotion, etc) until scabs have peeled off completely. -Be careful/gentle when sleeping as to not rub off scabs **certain cases will be given a small tube of ointment to put on the affected area. Use sparingly and apply a THIN layer 1-3 times a day. You want to keep it moisturized but still let it breath. If you put too much on, then the color can be pulled prematurely from the skin.
  5. What should I do to prepare for my procedure?
    -come to your appointment with some brow inspiration and ideas of what you are hoping to achieve with your brows. -leaving your brow hair alone (no tweezing, waxing, tinting, etc.) for a week or 2 prior to appointment. -DO NOT TAKE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING 24 HOURS PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT AS THEY WILL CAUSE YOU TO BLEED MORE: CAFFEINE, ALCOHOL, or IBUPROFEN/ASPRIN. -NO FISH OIL or VITAMIN E 2 weeks prior to appointment
  6. How long does it take to heal?
    Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually it takes about a week to ten 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, and may appear much lighter in color at first. The color will then reflourish over the next couple weeks. A good month should pass before we consider the process complete, and we can consider doing your next session. The process goes from TOO DARK - TOO LIGHT - JUST RIGHT
  7. Does it hurt?
    There is some discomfort associated with the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area. People say the sensation is similar to multiple papercuts (for microblading) and tweezing (for powder fills).
  8. Do I need to take the day off of work?
    NO. There is no downtime associated with treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour or two after. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living. **Note** Your makeup may get wiped off during the procedure so if you need to go somewhere afterward, I would suggest bringing your makeup to touchup your face after the appointment.
  9. Will Botox affect my brows?
    We ask that you wait at least 2 weeks after getting Botox done to schedule your brow appointment to allow the botox to settle. You are free to get your Botox done again once your brows have gone through the healing process, if done properly, it should have no affect on your brows.
  10. Can I workout after getting my brows done?
    You will have better healed results and color retention if you refrain from sweaty workouts during the healing process which is about 7-10 days. Sweat contains salt, and salt will pull the color from your skin. If you decide to work out and sweat during this timeframe, and it affects your retention, you may need an additional touchup at an additional charge.
  11. Do I need to put an ointment on my brows?
    This varies from person to person, depending on the skin type and pigment used, an ointment may or may not be given. The ointment is used to moisturize the skin to prevent excessive scabbing and also to prevent infection and potential scarring. I do my part during the procedure to only use 100% sterile tools and watch the integrity of your skin and my technique to prevent scarring. It is your job to keep them clean, dry and not pick at them afterward so no infection or scarring will occur, and to ensure you get the optimal healed results. If you are given an ointment, make sure the area is clean and apply with a clean q-tip 2-3 times a day.
  12. What should I expect during the healing process?
    Day 1: Brows are looking FABULOUS!! A little darker than I'm used to. Days 2-4: Brows are much DARKER and THICKER than I wanted Days 5-7: Shape is shrinking, Scabs are flaking off, I look funny with patchy brows Days 10-14: Scabs are gone and my color is way too light now Weeks 2-4: Color has reflourished, brows look natural & FAB again, couple patchy spots that need to be touched up but other than that look great Weeks 4-8: Ready for my touchup to perfect my brows, and am prepared for the healing process all over again.
CONTRAINDICATIONS​
  • HEALTH
          Must not have any heart, auto immune disorder or any                            condition that could increase your chance of infection or                          that would prevent you from properly healing 
          **Can not have type 1 Diabetes**
  • RETIN A-
Must be off of Retin A for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to procedure.  Retin A thins out the skin and could result in scarring.
  • CHEMICAL PEELS-
Must wait at least 4-6 weeks from last chemical peel.  Skin is fresh and sensitive after chemical peel, we must wait for a full skin regeneration cycle to take place.
  • ***ACCUTANE or ACNE***
Must be off of Accutane for AT LEAST one year.  Accutane is so harsh on the skin and we could cause serious scarring or damage. We can NOT work on your brows if there is ANY acne or blemishes in the area.  Opening a blemish in the area can cause spreading of the bacteria and lead to infection.
  • SKIN DAMAGE-
No cuts, bruises, abrasions, or freshly tanned/burned skin.
  • DRUGS & ALCOHOL-
Must be drug and alcohol free for at least 48 hours.  Prevents blood from clotting which could affect the color and retention
  • PREGNANCY-
There are no known risks of PMU affecting a fetus, but you are at higher risk of infection and will not be able to take anything to treat infection if anything were to happen.  Please schedule appointment 6 weeks after your beautiful baby has arrived.

Please read carefully through these contraindications to make sure you are a good candidate to receive these procedures.
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