Microblading FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Procedure Process

Here’s a very basic overview of the process:

  • Find out if you qualify for permanent cosmetic procedures (I.e. rule out any health conditions that would make you an unfit candidate)
  • Phone/Text consultation
  • Take Before Pictures
  • Design the brow shape
  • Numb the brows
  • First pass of brow structure, larger hairs or powder
  • Second Pass, adding finer hairs and/or powdering
  • Touchup
  • Take After Pictures
  • Aftercare: Aquaphor and Instructions
  • Go home loving your brows!
  • Set up appointment for six–eight weeks later follow up for a touch up (included)
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Brow Shaping

How do you find the right shape for your brows? We take inspiration from the current, natural form. Then we take measurements of where the brow starts, where the ideal place for the arch is, and where the brow ends. If you don’t have brows, or have few hairs, we will help you design brows that fits your face shape perfectly.

Can you hide scars? Absolutely, though we can’t guarantee how the skin will heal and how well the skin will hold the pigment.  

Can you hide other blemishes or acne in my eyebrows? We never want to compromise someone’s health, and because of that, we can’t cover acne or moles. Moles change size and color and sometimes these changes are what can determine if there is a health concern.

Can you fix my old tattooed eyebrows? It depends. If the tattoo is still very dark there’s not much we can do unless the tattoo is removed. If the tattoo is worn and faint, we have some good options. You’ll need to send us a picture to see if you’re a good candidate for tattoo removal.

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Time Frame and Healing

Procedure time frame: Plan for 2.5–3 hours

First day: They may be a little dark

Days 2–4: The shape and color may change

Days 5–10: There may be some scabbing and flaking

Days 8–10: Brows may lighten or appear uneven

After a few weeks: Brows typically look good, though may be somewhat patchy

After 6–8 week, Followup Appointment: Brows are perfect!

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What can I expect during and after the procedure 

You can expect a clean, comfortable, and professional environment during your procedure. We take the time to ensure your brows are perfect for your face. You will love them.

After the initial procedure, we’ll walk you through the aftercare instructions as well as provide a packet of instructions for your convenience. Six to eight weeks after your initial procedure, there is a follow-up appointment at no extra charge where we touch up any areas. Your procedure is not complete unless you have the Follow-up Appointment!

How do you find the right color and brow shape? We’ll help you figure out what brow color. There are many factors when picking out the right color, such as how natural you want them; if you want them to match your hair color; or have them be darker. Then we also match the brow and the hair color. Some people like to have their brows a few shades darker, and so based upon their preference, we’ll find a color that works great with your complexion, eyes, and hair. We will also help you with picking out the perfect brow shape.

Does it hurt? We numb the brows. Numbing takes about twenty minutes and know that you’ll receive extra numbing during the entire process. If your brows are sensitive, just speak up; we’ll be happy to help keep you as comfortable as possible during the entire procedure.

What about healing? Does it take a long time? Everyone heals differently. There are so many factors that are involved in the healing process that it’s impossible to say how quickly someone will heal.  Some people may scab more, and for others the scabbing is hardly noticeable. There may be some redness, but it typically fades within the same day.

How long does the pigment last? How you heal will determine how much pigment you retain, which is another reason for the touch up appointment six to eight weeks after the initial procedure. Depending on a multitude of factors, your brows will last from one to three years. For fresh looking brows, a refresher is typically preferred every one to two years.

Is it a tattoo? Digital microblading is essentially a cosmetic tattoo; however, there are some important differences. The needle we use is much smaller than a traditional tattoo needle and doesn’t “blue” like regular tattoos do. The ink is specifically designed for cosmetic tattooing. It’s made to work for a period of time. Also, how the pigment is injected into the skin is different than regular tattooing because of how it’s injected. It isn’t injected as deep (in the upper dermis), which will allow the pigment to fade away.

Why not make it permanent? The reason why the pigment isn’t injected as deeply is that there’s less fading, blurring, and/or discoloration, which could result in ashy color eyebrows! As you age, you may want different brow colors. And if your face changes (due to aging) you may choose to update your eyebrows accordingly. A permanent tattoo isn’t as friendly when it comes to aging or changing styles.

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Pricing

Nano Hairstroke Brows: $495, Includes a Follow-up Appointment (6-8 weeks of initial procedure)

Powder/Ombre Brows: $495, Includes a Follow-up Appointment (6-8 weeks of initial procedure)

Combination Brows: $495, Includes a Follow-up Appointment (6-8 weeks of initial procedure)

Eyebrow Refresher: $275, Must be done within 2 years of having procedure done (for existing clients)

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Do’s and Don’ts before and after your procedure

Don’t take anything that will thin your blood

Don’t receive botox less than two weeks before

Don’t have caffeine 24 hours before

Don’t have alcohol 24 hours before

Don’t take xanax or other related medicine before

Do get a good night’s sleep

Do eat before

Do wear comfortable clothes

Aftercare do’s and don’ts

Don’t expose brows to direct sunlight for ten days

Do protect your brows with sunscreen after the initial ten days

Do put on the aftercare ointment

Don’t put anything else on the brows during the initial ten days

DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR FRIENDS’ AFTERCARE ADVICE!

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