Microblading + Shading
Frequently Asked Questions
What is it?
An eyebrow procedure that is a form of semi permanent makeup. It creates natural, beautiful eyebrows with a handheld microblade or shading with a machine. It’s perfect for people who have overplucked or those who want to define, darken or reshape their eyebrows.
How long does it last?
After your 2 microblading apointments, your brows can last 1-2 years before it needs a touch up. This all depends on skin type, aftercare, lifestyle.
Does it hurt?
Most clients experience little to no pain during the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used for your comfort.
How Long Does It take?
It can take 2-3 hours, with most of the time spent going over colors and drawing eyebrow shapes.
How Much Does it Cost?
New Client – $450 microblading, $500 powder brow, $550 combo brow- including an 6-10 week touch up appointment.
How Do I book an appointment?
Call 248-652-2636 to book a free consultation or appointment
How Long does it take to heal?
It takes about 30 days to completely heal, in which time you may experience mild scabbing- this usually lasts up to 2 weeks. I recommend if you have a special event to book your appointment at least 30 days before the event.
When Should I get a touch up and how much is it?
I offer a complimentary touch up between 6-10 weeks of your appointment. Please note touch up reschedules past this time window may result in additional charges.
Can i get microblading while pregnant or nursing?
No, I do not recommend microblading while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Who is ineligible for Microblading?
We do not provide microblading for people: under 18 years old, pregnant or nursing, if you have diabetes, glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment, allergies to makeup, Keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis, skin cancer, hemophilia, or if you’re taking skin medications like ro-accutaine and steroids.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY EYEBROW PROCEDURE?
If you have an ideal shape or goal in mind feel free to bring pictures of the desired shape. You can fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you usually wear.
If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, make sure you do this at least 3 days before your appointment. Minimal shaping is done during the procedure but it is best to have them done prior to reduce any skin sensitivity.
Clients must stop taking blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.
Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume.
If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you must wait at least one year before considering this procedure. It is highly recommended that you avoid sun and tanning bed exposure for 1 week BEFORE and 30 days AFTER your procedure.
If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
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My goal is to ensure that you receive the best results from your treatment. To achieve the best results, your skin must be healthy, strong, and non-irritated. Unfortunately, not all clients are good candidates for permanent makeup due to their compromised skin condition or pre-existing medical conditions. If you have any of the below conditions, you will not retain color well and will not be a good candidate for the permanent makeup procedure -->
Ingrown hairs and open bumps on eyebrow-injured skin cannot be tattooed
Eczema (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
Psoriasis (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
Dermatitis (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
Rosacea (chronic acne-like skin indicated by redness)- skin bleeds easy and will not retain color well
Severely oily skin on eyebrows-the hair strokes will appear more blended, solid, or not retain at all
Large pores on your forehead & in the eyebrow area- color will blur/blend in large pores resulting in a powdered look
Mature skin- Skin that is aged can be on the thinner side and can heal blurry. I do not recommend microblading to anyone 60+ .
Have moles/raised areas/piercings in or around the brow/eye area- anything raised or indented will not retain color
Deep wrinkles in the brow area-the hair strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the eyebrows an uneven look
Hair transplant for your eyebrows-color will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed
Shingles-permanent makeup will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare-up)
Accutane or Retin-A (acne medication) within the last year- skin composition is altered and will not heal well. Must wait 1 year before treatment
Retinol or Vitamin A user- skin composition is altered and will not heal well. Must discontinue use 1 month prior to treatment
Extremely thin skin- transparent or translucent bleeds easily and cannot hold colort due to its thinness
Over Tanned/Sunburnt skin
Use of Latisse or any eyelash/eyebrow growth conditioner- skin will be hypersensitive and bleed easily. Use must discontinued for 2 months prior to procedure
Pregnant or nursing (at risk and sensitive due to change in hormones)
Hemophilia (high risk- cannot stop bleeding)
Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions) (high risk)
Body runs hot (increased bleeding which prevents color deposit)
Bleeding disorders (increased bleeding which prevents color deposit)
Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition (Hypo, Hyperthyroidism, Graves Disease, Hashimoto’s- results in thicker skin)
Auto Immune Disorder such as LUPUS or Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)
Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, color will not retain. Also the facial skin is not healthy and is/or bumpy, and the color will not heal evenly)
Trichotillomania(Compulsive pulling of body hair) Due to constant pulling, scar tissue is prominent and color will not heal evenly/properly
If you are any of these medications, you will have excessive bleeding and the color WILL NOT retain well:
After your appointment, blot the brow area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 15-30 minutes for the rest of the day. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph (the stuff that causes scabbing).
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night for the first 2 days ONLY to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Use an antibacterial or all natural 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 exfoliants.
Apply brow balm 1-3 times a day. Allow the brows to fully dry before applying the balm, we do not want to trap in moisture or bacteria. If brow becomes dry or itchy, apply more brow balm.
Now that you have washed the brows for a few days, here’s the hard part. For the next 12 days you need to keep the brows completely dry! Avoid contact with water while showering, no heavy sweating, working out, laying in the sun, etc. Continue applying brow balm 2-3 times a day or as needed (less if you have oily skin).
WHAT TO EXPECT
Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort.
During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, DO NOT pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. Picking can cause scarring and loss of color.
The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color, any changes or adjustments can be made during the touch up.
WHAT NOT TO DO
Avoid getting the tattoo wet as much as you can for 1-2 weeks. You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid getting any soaps, shampoos or other cleansers on the treated area for the first week.
DO NOT pick or scratch at the flakiness, let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and loss of pigment. IMPORTANT:Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It may appear as though the tattooed area has completely disappeared. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
DO NOT apply makeup to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks.
DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.
DO NOT apply any anti-acne products or lightening creams such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.
No anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids
Do not thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.
NO exercising or sweating for one week after your tattoo.
NO swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.
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.
Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, and chemical face peel products and treatments must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.