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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Microblading permanent/how long does it last?
Microblading is a permanent makeup procedure, but it also does fade over time. Longevity varies, depending on skin type, skincare, lifestyle, etc. but typically, retouch appointments should be done once per year.
Is the procedure painful?
Pain level is different for everyone, but we do use numbing agents and most clients experience minimal discomfort.
Will I need a touch-up procedure?
Yes, permanent makeup is a two-step process. 6-8 weeks after initial procedure, you will come back for the perfecting session where we will make any desired adjustments to color and shape, and replace any strokes that disappeared during healing. After these two sessions, retouches are done once every 1-3 years.
How long is the healing process and what does it involve?
The first 5-10 days after procedure are when the most significant healing takes place and extra precautions must be taken such as avoiding swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, makeup on the area, sleeping on your stomach, touching/picking at the area, etc. I also require clients to keep brows dry in shower and avoid excessive sweating for these 10 days. Tanning the area should be avoided for at least 30 days. Swelling, darkening, and redness followed by scabbing, peeling and lightening of pigment , are all normal during the healing process. Final results can be seen at about 4 weeks. A perfecting session is done at 6-8 weeks.
What are your training/qualifications?
I trained for Microblading with Kim Zen at Deluxe Brows in San Diego, California. I received Microblading Certification in 2016 after completing 125 hour training course. I took an advanced training program with certification through Chicago Microblading in 2019, I trained with Girlz Ink on Saline Tattoo Removal in 2020. In 2021, I trained with Focus Beauty in Seattle, Washington for Lip Blush and I trained with PMU By Allie in California. I am a Board-Certified Tattooist through the State of Wisconsin and hold a valid Tattoo Establishment License. I have worked with hundreds of clients, and I also am a Permanent Makeup Instructor that teaches my techniques to new and advanced artists. It is very important that you find an artist that is well-trained and holds proper licenses for tattooing.
Who is not a good candidate for Permanent Makeup?
Anyone that is pregnant or nursing, under the age of 18, had Botox or fillers in the brow or upper face area less than 10 days prior, sick (Cold, flu, etc.), under any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system, uncontrolled high blood pressure, on immune suppressing medications, taken Accutane in the past year, chemotherapy in the past year, uncontrolled Diabetes, Glaucoma, on Anticoagulants (blood thinners), Pacemaker/Heart problems, history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring, Hemophilia, have skin irritations or psoriasis near the brow (ex: acne, rashes, sunburn, etc.), have had a chemical peel within 30 days of your appointment, have had previous permanent makeup or microblading that needs removal, Have an active cold sore on your face. Your artist is not a doctor, you will need to get your doctor's permission if you have any potential health issues that may pose an issue for healing.
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