BEFORE YOUR FIRST MEETING

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The following rules are required: 

  • DO NOT: Work out the day of the procedure
  • DO NOT: Take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure
  • DO NOT: Drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your appointment
  • DO NOT: drink coffee before your procedure
  • Discontinue tanning for one-week prior.
  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
  • Please note that smoke effects healing and pigment retention.

PLEASE NOTE: children and pets are not allowed in the studio

Contraindications

I love what I do, my Art is very important to me just like all of my clients! I also want you to be incredibly informed prior to your session! This procedure is not for all skin types and remember this procedure does not replace the need for brow products ladies it simply gives you the illusion of hair under it! I look forward to meeting all of you.

If You schedule your appointment and we find out that you have one of the conditions listed here, we will not be performing any procedure and you will be charged 50% of the full service!

  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetic
  • Chemotherapy
  • Sick: (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Pregnant or Nursing
  • Major Heart Problems
  • Viral Infections/Disease
  • Botox in the Past Month
  • Accurate in the past year
  • Lash or Brow Grown Serums.
  • Psoriasis, Rash or sunburn on or around Treated Area
  • An Allergy to Lidocaine, Tetracaine or Epynephrine.
  • Previous Permanent Makeup

    PLEASE NOTE:   Microblading is not suitable for Fitzpatrick VI skin type, as this skin type has high chance for keloid scarring

After-care instructions

Now that you know what NOT to do, it’s time to share my secret recipe for amazing microblading results! I love a good acronym so here’s one to help you out, just think of: A – W – M which stands for Absolutely Wonderful Make-up or better yet, Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!

The day of the treatment: Absorb

Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.

Days 1-7: wash

Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don’t worry….THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!) Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.

Days 1-7: Moisturize

Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo. AWM should have you covered, but here are some extra tips to help with a smooth and easy recovery.

Important reminders

  • Use a fresh pillowcase
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
  • Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
  • Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.

Important note about showering

Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area. Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine you will have much better results with your microblading procedure. Don’t forget your new favourite acronym: AWM – Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!

FAQ

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
  • Client consultation choosing an eyebrow shape and color
  • 45 minute numbing process using lidocaine topical
  • Measure and mark brow shape using a waterproof pencil
  • Pigment is applied with a manual tool and chosen pigment color
  • Pigment is left to absorb
  • Cleaning of the area and apply numbing gel
  • Repeat steps 4-6 one to two more times
  • Entire treatment normally takes 120-150 minutes
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
WHAT FACTORS WILL AFFECT MY PERMANENT MAKEUP?

A multitude of individual and lifestyle factors will affect the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo including the following:

  • The time it takes for your body’s skin cells to regenerate will affect how the skin grasps the pigment. The longer this process takes, the longer the pigment will hold.
  • The time it takes for the skin to absorb the pigment will also affect how the skin grasps the pigment. The slower the process, the longer the pigment will hold.
  • Lighter pigment colours such as blonde will fade faster than a dark brown pigment.
  • Bleeding during the procedure reduces the amount of pigment absorbed. It should be noted that substances which cause blood thinning such as alcohol and certain medications should not be consumed prior to or following an appointment.
  • Thyroid medication.
  • The constant exposure of the facial area promotes a faster fade in comparison to covered parts of the body.
  • Sun exposure will decrease the appearance of the pigment. Once healed, sun screen is to be applied to the area to reduce the risk of fading.
  • Smoking causes faster fade.
CONTRAINDICATIONS

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing if any of the below apply:

  • Pregnant/breastfeeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • Blood thinners
  • Diabetes
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET TATTOOED?
HOW LONG DOES FEATHER TOUCH EYEBROWS WILL LAST?

Cosmetic tattoo treatments generally last for one – two years as each unique skin type holds pigment differently. It takes two appointments for feather touch brows to be complete. We recommend clients revisit the salon approximately 6-12 weeks after the initial appointment for a retouch. In most cases there will be areas in the brows that haven’t taken to the pigment as well which is what we address at the follow up appointment. The areas that need addressing are generally very minor, resulting in a short appointment. In some cases it only takes one appointment for brows to be complete, but for flawless results we recommend booking the follow up appointment. It should be acknowledged that fading occurs due to increased sun exposure, contact with facial chemical peels and also when a lighter tattoo pigment is used.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY EYEBROW PROCEDURE?

Eyebrows will be filled during your session so it’s not necessary to do this yourself. It is imperative that medication which causes blood thinning is avoided for a minimum of 72 hours prior to a session. If you are unsure, please check with your doctor but these generally include medications such as Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil and Ibuprofen (found in Advil and Nurofen). As well as certain medication, alcohol and caffeine is to be avoided the night before and day of your session. Exposure to sun as well as UV tanning bed exposure should be avoided for 30 days prior and following your procedure due to the risk of skin exfoliation. Your appointment will be rescheduled and the deposit will be forfeited if you show up for your treatment with a new tan or sunburn. PLEASE NOTE: If using prescription Accutane, you MUST wait a minimum of six months before considering undertaking a cosmetic tattoo procedure. The procedure cannot be performed whilst on Accutane.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

As each person’s healing rate is different, a minimum of two sessions is needed which occur at least four weeks apart. As mentioned, a second session will determine how each skin type retains the colour of the tattoo pigment as well as the skins healing rate. During the first week of healing, colour will appear dramatically lighter. Any desired adjustments can be made in this session to create a darker or bolder tattoo.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require a previous tattoo re-worked, a photo MUST be emailed to us PRIOR to booking an appointment as results on such cases cannot be guaranteed. We must assess whether previous work can be covered up or re-worked and will almost always require touch ups or removal. Removal will be necessary if previous work is too dark, dense, discoloured or large. This service will be charged accordingly.

HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER? WHAT IS THE HEALING PROCESS?

In the first few days following the procedure, pigment will appear dark and intense and redness and swelling is rare, but might also happen. During the healing process, the pigment will gradually appear lighter in the first week.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT LONG TERM CARE?

Long-term care for your cosmetic tattoo is imperative in sustaining bold pigment. Factors such as individual skin type, pigment colour and lifestyle choices will affect your tattoo in the long term. It should be acknowledged that increased exposure to sun will contribute to a faster pigment fade so sunscreen application after healing is highly recommended. Chemical peels, laser treatments or other medical procedures to the facial area should be cautious of the tattoo area. You must advise your technician as care must be taken around these areas.

HOW WILL MY COSMETIC TATTOO LOOK IN THE FUTURE?

To achieve natural looking eyebrows, a thorough skin analysis will be undertaken. This will predict how the skin will hold the pigment, and will analyse the skin’s undertone to ensure a perfect colour match to your existing eyebrow and hair colour. Four weeks after your initial procedure, the second session will determine how the skin has responded to the pigment and any alterations can be made if necessary. As mentioned, individual and lifestyle factors will affect how the tattoo will fade but the majority of our client’s tattoos stay true to colour and fade naturally over time. It is recommended that clients return every one – two years for a top-up appointment as fading will generally create a lighter and softer look to your eyebrow tattoo.

WILL COSMETIC TATTOOING WORK WELL FOR ME?

There are some cases where cosmetic tattooing will not work depending on skin type, existing hair and/or lifestyle choices. Iron deficient or anaemic clients should be advised that increased bleeding may occur during the procedure as well as a faster fade of the pigment over time. This is also the case for frequent smokers. Clients with oily skin types should acknowledge that cosmetic eyebrow tattooing will not work well as the constant oil production will gradually soften the look. For clients with little to no existing eyebrow hair, the results will appear much less natural and will give a less 3D look to the eyebrows.

WHAT DOES THE TOOL LOOK LIKE THAT IS USED IN THE EYEBROW PROCEDURE?

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