FAQ

Eyebrow Microblading FAQ

What is microblading? 

Microblading, also less commonly known as "eyebrow embroidery", is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that allows you to dramatically correct or fully reconstruct any lost or thinned eyebrow hairs with the use of a medical grade, disposable pen-like instrument containing fine needles that are three times thinner than regular tattoo needles. The hand-held instrument gently deposits a special pigment into the basal layer of the skin, to create crisp, hyper realistic, hair-like strokes that are virtually indistinguishable from real hair.

Will I still need to fill in my eyebrows with makeup? 

Microblading creates the illusion of a thicker/ fuller natural eyebrow for an everyday realistic look however brow powder may still required to achieve a full make-up look. Please keep in mind that this is not a solid-filled tattoo and is rather tiny hair-strokes that make up the shape of your desired brow. (See portfolio for examples). If you would like to achieve the appearance of makeup, the combo brow (microblading + shading) technique may suite you best. 

What is a combo brow? 

A combo brow is a mix between microblading + shading & is necessary when a client wants a natural yet filled brow. In the case of a combo brow, microblading will be added to the frontal portion of the brow & the body and tail will be shaded. This gives the overall appearance of a natural brow with added brow powder. This technique is recommended to client's who prefer the makeup appearance.

Can I add shading at my touch-up?

Absolutely. If you feel that microblading alone does not give you enough darkness, depth, or fill - you can always add shading onto your touch-up session for a $50 fee. If you'd like to add shading, please mention this while scheduling your complimentary touch-up session. 

Does it hurt?

There is some discomfort associated with this procedure - however as everyone's pain tolerance is different, it varies for each individual. To help lower the discomfort, a topical anesthetic will be applied prior to beginning that will help numb the area.

How long does the full procedure take? 

The consultation, shaping of your brow, numbing and microblading procedure usually does not exceed 3 hours. Combo brow sessions can take up to 4 hours.

How long does the touch-up session take?

6-8 Week touch-up sessions can take anywhere from 60 minutes to 2 hours depending on level of pigment retention, natural amount of hair growth, and overall quality of heal. Please allow up to 2 hours for your touch-up session. Yearly maintenance sessions can take upwards of 3 hours. 

What does my initial appointment include? 

Your first appointment will include a shaping/color consult, design, and microblading procedure followed by a complimentary touch-up session 4-8 weeks post procedure. The free touch-up session must be booked within 8 weeks of your initial procedure - no exceptions.

Do my existing eyebrows need to be shaved off?
Most definitely NOT! I always work with my client's natural shape & hair growth & only remove hair that falls outside of your desired shape. Your regular brow maintenance of tweezing, threading, waxing and/or tinting may continue once the brows have healed. 

What is the recovery time? 

Healing time varies greatly for each individual. As everyone has different skin types - there is no "set" heal time - however many clients experience a fully healed brow within 7-12 days. The first 2-3 days, your eyebrows may appear much darker and red. This is completely normal! As your skin begins to heal, it may push out excess pigment as well as form scabs over the strokes. It is best to not wear product or makeup on your eyebrows for at least 7 days and it is recommended that you plan your session far enough in advance for any events post procedure.  

How long does it last? 

Microblading is semi-permanent procedure and therefor will fade over time. Most client's will experience a lifespan anywhere from 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature).Oily skin with large pores typically has a shorter life-span, however Microbeauty.US specializes in oily skin clients and offers a technique and aftercare method that holds better than typical microblading procedures done elsewhere. Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months.

Will I need a touch-up session? 

For most clients, microblading does require two sessions in order to achieve the desired look. The first session we will design your desired shape and lay down the first level of hairstrokes. Based on your level of retention, your touch-up session may require additional hair-strokes and/or touching up any areas that had issues retaining the first time. This varies for each client and will be evaluated during your second session. Your first touch-up is included in your initial session price. Any additional sessions will be priced based on your last appointment date. Please make sure to book ahead of time to lock in any listed pricing. We book out weeks to a month in advance so last minute touch-up booking could result in the next level touch-up rate.

What is does the aftercare entail?

Your aftercare will vary based on your skin type & specifics will be covered during your initial session however all clients must try and avoid the following for 7-14 days to allow for optimal healing.

  • Working Out/Sweating

  • Swimming

  • Hot Showers/Saunas/Jacuzzi's

  • Sun Tanning/Salon Tanning

  • Laser Treatments (on the face)

  • Chemical Peels and/or using any creams with Retin-A or Glycolic Acid

Will I need to maintain my brows? 

Yes! Similar to other cosmetic procedures, touch-up sessions are suggested to upkeep your shape and pigment saturation. A yearly touch-up is recommended to extend the life of your new brows. Aftercare also plays a significant role in your microblading lifespan & an instructional sheet will be given to you at your appointment.

Do I need to prep my brows before my session? 

It is not necessary to wax, tweeze, or thread your brows prior to your session - I will clean up any stray hairs that fall outside of your new shape - however if you do decide to come pre-prepped it is important to do this at a minimum of 3 days prior to your appointment to avoid skin irritation.

Do you use one eyebrow shape for everyone? How will you create my design?

No! I do not believe in the phrase "one size fits all," & I treat every face with a fresh look vs. a standard "pattern." I will build a custom eyebrow shape based off of your facial structure as well as your desires and each stroke will be placed based on your natural hair growth pattern. Please note that all brow measurements are based on your natural features & placement will vary per client. Although inspiration photos help to give me an idea of what you may want, ultimately, your design will be determined by what fits your face best. If you like your brow shape drawn in a very specific way, please submit photos to me prior to booking an appointment as I cannot always translate a makeup look into microblading. When working with each client, it is important that you trust my expertise when it comes to the design process and placement as this will yield the best results possible. As each brow artist is different, before booking, please look over my portfolio and/or social media networks to ensure that my specific style matches your brow goals. 

Can this procedure be done on anyone? 

Similar to any cosmetic procedure - not everyone is a candidate. Due to many factors, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not eligible for microblading services. Clients with previous tattooed eyebrows also may not qualify for microblading (depending on level of pigment/scarring.) If you've recently had botox in your forehead/brow region, it's important to wait 3-4 weeks to schedule your appointment. If you are currently on Retina or any other acne medication, you should consult with your physician prior to booking. If you're unsure if you are a candidate for a microblading session, please contact me directly before booking. 

Can I book a touch-up with you if I have had microblading done somewhere else?

This is not considered a touch-up session. If your brows were tattooed ( including microblading, soft tap, powder brow) elsewhere, you will be required to book a corrective session. Microblading is not one-size fits all and artist do not use the same tools, pigments, and patterns - because of this, your brows will need to be redone entirely in order to allow for a cohesive heal. Client's who've had previous work done on their brows will be booked under a corrective/rework session (if approved.)

How do I book an appointment?

I would absolutely be honored to give you your dream brows! Please fill out the form located in the Contact section of my website. I will reach out to you with my soonest availability as quickly as possible. All sessions require a $100 non-refundable retainer. This fee is to hold your appointment day/time. Please understand, that once your appointment is booked, it is blocked off the calendar from other inquiring clients. For this reason any appointments that need to be rescheduled, must be made at least 5 days in advance to receive credit (one reschedule is allowed). This credit can be applied to a new appointment at a later date without penalty. Appointments cancelled last minute and/or no call, no shows, will result in a forfeited deposit & you will be required to pre-pay for your full session in order to schedule a new date - no exceptions. Your appointment includes: - Consultation and Design - Custom Eyebrow Shaping/Stencil - Microblading treatment - A secondary touch-up/perfecting session 4-8 weeks after your initial appointment. ***Last minute appointment rescheduling for touch-ups will incur a $100 rebooking fee.  

Can I book a consultation?

Due to the nature of the design process, I do not offer in studio consultations, however I do offer free online consultations. If you ever have any questions or would like me to look at your current shape, please feel free to email me and I'd be more than happy to chat with you about your options!

Hairline Restoration FAQ

What is the hairline restoration treatment? 

The hairline restoration treatment is a semi-permanent scalp / hairline tattoo that gives the illusion of real hair in an area where one's hair may be experiencing balding and/or a receding frontal hairline.

Am I a candiate? 

Similar to any cosmetic procedure - not everyone is a candidate. Due to many factors, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not eligible for microblading services. Clients with previous tattooed eyebrows also may not qualify for microblading (depending on level of pigment/scarring.) If you're unsure if you are a candidate for a microblading session, please contact me directly before booking. 

This treatment is recommended for females with a receding / thinning hairline and/or balding on the scalp. As this is a hairline process, it is recommended for women as it recreates the appearance of hair strands. Male client's may be eligible for this procedure however an online consultation is required.

How long does the full procedure take? 

Depending on the level of restoration needed, the appointment can run from 2-4 hours. This includes consult, shaping, color choice, paperwork, and numbing time.

How should I prepare for my appointment? 

It is recommended that you wash your hair the night before or morning of your scheduled appointment as you should not get it wet 3-4 days post procedure. Please arrive with dry hair. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and taking any blood thinners the night prior to your appointment 

What is the aftercare like?

It is recommended that you do not wash your hair 3-4 days after your treatment. This will result in better ink retention as the skin begins to naturally heal itself. For those with oily hair, I suggest purchasing a natural dry shampoo to use during your healing. (Renpure is my personal go-to!)

How long does a touch-up take? 

These sessions can take anywhere from 1 hours - 3 hours depending on the level of touch-up needed. 

What does my initial appointment include? 

Your first appointment will include a shaping/color consult, design, and hairline micro-pigmentation treatment followed by a complimentary touch-up session 8 weeks post procedure. The free touch-up session must be booked within 8 weeks of your initial procedure - no exceptions

What is the recovery time? 

Healing time varies greatly for each individual. As everyone has different skin types - there is no "set" heal time - however many clients experience a fully healed hairline within 5-10 days.

How long does it last? 

The hairline micro-pigmentation treatment is a semi-permanent procedure and therefor will fade over time. Most client's will experience a lifespan anywhere from 18 months-2+ years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the hairline tattoo a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. No guarantee can be made regarding benefits from this procedure & skin retention varies greatly for every client, however 90% of clients experience good results regarding the hairline microblading treatment. Aftercare plays a significant role in the longevity of your hairline. An aftercare sheet will be provided upon the completion of your session.

Will I need a touch-up session? 

The second session is not required however it is recommended to ensure that the first round healed properly. The second session also allows for a second pass which typically results in a longer lasting treated area.

Any additional sessions will be priced based on your last appointment date. Please make sure to book ahead of time to lock in any listed pricing. We book out weeks to a month in advance so last minute touch-up booking could result in the next level touch-up rate.

Will I need to maintain my treated area? 

Yes! Similar to other cosmetic procedures, touch-up sessions are suggested to upkeep your shape and pigment saturation. A yearly touch-up is recommended to extend the life of your new brows. Aftercare also plays a significant role in your microblading lifespan & an instructional sheet will be given to you at your appointment.

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