Tell me about your training, technique, and pigments! I’m a certified Phibrows artist and have my certification in Blood Borne Pathogens. I specialize in microblading and combination brows. I manually create fine, crisp individual hair-like strokes using superfine needles and deposit cosmetic pigments into just below the epidermis of the skin. I only use single-use, disposable sterile needles, and FDA approved cruelty-free/vegan pigments.
How long will my cosmetic tattooed eyebrows last? Microblading / combo brows are semi-permanent with results typically lasting 1-3 years. Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years and Combination brows 1.5-3 years.
The results vary depending on the procedure selected, quality of the skin, lifestyle, and pigment color. It will gradually fade over time and to varying degrees.
Adhering to the aftercare process is critical to how well your brows last. To keep your brows looking fresh I recommend a touch-up session every 1-1.5 years.
What is the difference between Microblading and Combination brow? Microblading creates the look of fine hand-drawn hair strokes. It is best suited to people with dry to normal skin, and for people with some hair.
Combination brow is combining microbladed hair strokes with shading. It creates a fuller look and adds depth to brows with no existing hair. It is appropriate for dry, normal and combination skin.
Will it hurt? A topical anesthetic is used to maximize your comfort during the cosmetic procedure, however, pain tolerance varies from client to client. Most clients describe tweezing and threading to be more uncomfortable.
What is the healing process? Your brows may take up to 5-7 weeks to fully heal. The first 3-5 days after your treatment the color will appear darker and brows will look thicker because the area will be slightly swollen. As they heal, some pigment is lost and the overall color will soften and look more natural. A complimentary touch up takes place 4-7 weeks after the initial treatment. Please follow the aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and color retention.
I’ve had eyebrow tattoos before. All new clients with previous microblading or brow tattoos must schedule a consultation prior to booking a treatment.
What factors will affect my cosmetic tattooed eyebrows?
- Excessive bleeding during your procedure will greatly affect how your body retains pigment. Please follow the prep instructions to help minimize bleeding.
- Anemia and iron deficiency: Your body will absorb the pigments and the strokes will fade quickly.
- Sun exposure: Increased sun exposure causes premature fading.
- The color of pigment: Lighter colors fade faster than darker colors.
- Oily Skin: Oily skin and large pores result in poor pigment retention, blurry hair strokes and produce an unsatisfactory result. Shading is a better solution for those with oily skin. I don’t currently offer full shaded brows.
- Smoking: Smokers may notice that their pigment will fade faster.
- A thyroid disorder can affect how the color heals.
When should I book?
- Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment. Cannot provide service if you are sunburned.
- No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.
- 1 month before treatment stop the use of brow growth serums on brow area.
- No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.
- If you receive Botox in your brow area please wait 4 weeks since your last treatment before receiving microblading. Alternatively, get your microblading done before Botox.
Who is not a good candidate for cosmetic tattooing?
- You are pregnant or nursing.
- Under 18 years of age.
- Undergoing active chemotherapy. It’s advised to wait for 1 yr after cancer treatment. Microblading pre-chemotherapy is fine.
- Circulatory disorders (doctor’s note is required).
- Any bleeding disorders.
- You’re taking blood-thinning medication.
- Currently on Accutane or retinoids (must wait until 3 months after treatment ends).
- Have an autoimmune disease.
Transmittable blood disease and autoimmune disorders. Microblading punctures the skin with tiny needles and pigment is deposited into the upper dermis of the skin. For best pigment retention a quick and healthy healing process is required. Individuals with a compromised immune system will not have satisfying color retention and risk infection.
Skin conditions Clients with super thin skin, Rosacea, Keloids, eczema, shingles or rashes in the eyebrow area cannot receive Microblading.