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Brow Microblading FAQ
How long does the service last?

The appointment should take about two hours. 

⚠️Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for a Microblading treatment?

• Pregnancy/Breastfeeding 
• On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.
• Diabetic (Doctor's note is required)
• Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy.
•Autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)
• You're taking blood thinning medication
• Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
• If any skin diseases symptoms, irritation or swelling appears on the area to be treated. 
* If the skin to be treated is bruised, swollen or irritated, the appointment will need to be rescheduled 
• You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait at least 3 weeks)
• Old Permanent Makeup 
• You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
• If you have a sunburn. 
• After waxing (must wait 3 days)
• After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)How long does Microblading last?
Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 12-24 months.
Is Microblading painful?
The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, there is an anesthetic applied during to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely tolerable.

What can I expect during my service?
Here's a quick rundown:
First, the artist will need to do a patch test on the skin. 
Before the appointment begins, the artist will provide a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the treatment.
Then, the brows are measured to complement your unique face shape and size.
Next, the brow color is chosen by both the artist and client. 
Anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort.
Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow.
After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin.
Once that's finished, the artist cleans the area thoroughly.
After the service, a thin layer of Aquafor is applied to the brows.

What's the Microblading healing process like?
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 3 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!
Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.

What happens during the Touch-up?
The touch up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment. During your touch up, the artist will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.

Is there any down time? Can we get a better understanding of the healing process?
Color is extremely dark during the first 5 to 7 days. 7 days later, it loses 25% to 40% of its intensity. If you think the color is too dark, do not try to remove it yourself by no means. Patiently wait 7 days for the color to fade on its own after the healing of the skin.
Can I skip aftercare?
Definitely not. Following the correct process contributes to more than 50% of the success. Not following the guidelines may result to color loss of up to 80%. 
Color duration primarily depends on how oily the skin is. The oilier the skin, the shorter the color lasts. Sweating and sun exposure also reduces color retention. On average, expected time until a new color touch up is between 10 and 12 months. With extremely oily skin, it is up to 6 months.
The success of the treatment depends on the:
* skin quality
* post-treatment care 
* exposure to different external factors
All of these factors are out of the artist’s control, so any possibility to provide guarantees for the treatment is excluded.

Is the Microblading Touch up session necessary? 
Yes! A touch up session after 3-5 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Medications may have a negative affect and may result in premature fading and/or the need for multiple touch up sessions. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when your brows are refined to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year.


This is how individual extensions are applied.. isolating each lash, applying one extension at a time with a steady hand and a set of precision tweezers. 
It's important to be calm to ensure proper application. It is my priority to provide an ambiance that is conducive to a relaxing experience. 
After specializing in lash extensions for 10 years, I have to say that the following questions are the most commonly asked.

▪️How do I take care of the extensions?
The less mascara you wear and the cleaner you maintain the lash line, the longer they will last. Mascara adds more weight to the extensions and if not removed thoroughly every night, it can cause more stress to the lash follicle, thus, inhibiting growth. If you do like to use mascara, it is best to use mascara that is made for lash extensions. It's less clumpy and easier to remove. But the mascara should only be applied on the ends of the lashes, never at the base. (Recommended) Only one coat of mascara should be applied to extensions. Oil free eye makeup remover is recommended. Anything oil based when applied on lash line will cause the adhesive to break down and the extensions will fall out. Many people like to use oil free eye make remover pads and some use a q-tip to clean the lash line and each extension. Make sure to brush the extensions daily. I provide each client with a mascara wand upon each visit. 
▪️Can I open my eyes during the lash procedure?
No, fumes can easily irritate your eyes and stimulate tear production during the application session. The natural lashes need to be dry for the glue to properly adhere. 
It is also not recommended to move or open your eyes for safety reasons. The lash extensions are applied using 2 sharp tweezers. It is very important to be calm and keep your cell phone in your purse on silent mode. Some people tend to fall asleep during the application process and the sound of a ring tone can be startling causing the person to suddenly move. 
▪️Will the extensions make my lashes fall out?
No, natural shedding occurs when the natural lashes are at the end of their life cycle. As some fall out, new ones have already started growing in. When you hear or read about people having a negative experience with extensions because they lost chunks of natural lashes, it is because the extensions were not adhered properly, meaning, the technician did not ensure that the extensions did not stick together and too much glue may have been used. Steady hands and precision is key. So that each extension applied is able to dry and adhere to only one lash. 
▪️Allergic reaction or infection?
An allergic reaction may be caused by the eye pads or tape utilized or the adhesive. It doesn't happen often but it can happen. If it's the adhesive, (which is for sensitive eyes) I advise to have the extensions removed asap. However, an infection can be prevented by limiting the amount of mascara used on the extensions and rinsing your eyes daily. 
It is very important to keep the eyelid/eye area clean, making sure to remove all eye makeup at the end of the day. If debris/makeup residue is accumulated in the eyelid area, this may cause an infection. This is different from having an allergic reaction to the adhesive. An infection can easily be prevented by keeping your eye area clean. Rinse your eyes daily and use an oil free eye makeup remover each night.
▪️Can I use lash growth serums while wearing extensions?
Yes, I have seen many people have great results using various serums. I highly recommend doing this especially if you wear extensions for a long time and you like the dramatic look. The more lashes, the more extensions I can apply. And the stronger the natural lash, the longer the extension will last.