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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING & COMBO BROWS?
Microblading is a permanent makeup service that involves the use of a manual blade tool
and tattoo pigment that creates a natural hair stroke look on the brow. It defines shape, adds density,
and darkens the brow.
PRE-PROCEDURE INFORMATION I SHOULD BE AWARE OF?
No Alcohol the night before, or day of your service
No caffeine day of service (beforehand)
Avoid the use of retinoids, alpha hydroxy serums, or physical exfoliants after the service for 6-8 weeks
Not recommended for people with diabetes, blood disorders or diseases, a history of keloid scarring, or women who are pregnant or nursing
A Doctor's note must be provided for clients who have had cancer within the last 5 years, agreeing the service is safe to perform
Please do not tweeze, wax, or thread the brows for as long as possible leading up to the service date, so I can shape them to your face. The more hairs, the better!
Be aware you will not be able to get your brows wet for 7 days after the service, so it's recommended to come with hair washed that day. Dry shampoo will be your best friend!
2 hours after your appointment, blot the brows with a clean tissue and reapply the balm
Watch for Lymph to form (looks like water droplets or sweat beads on the brow) over the first few days. If you see this clean it off by blotting the brow dry with a clean tissue and reapplying balm. If the lymph is unattended and dries on the skin, it can cause scabbing.
Clean brows with witch hazel 2-3 times/day for 7 days. Keep your brows clean by using a sponge applicator and the witch hazel. Swipe across the brow gently to sanitize before reapplying the balm.
After day 4 if your brows are very dry or getting itchy, you may cut down your witch hazel use to 1 time/day. Continue to apply the bal, at least 2-3 times/day through day 7 however.
Do not pick, scratch, or sleep on your brows.
Do not get brows wet with water or any products (except what's provided in the aftercare kit) for 7 days.
Avoid sweating for 5 days (The sweat will push the pigment out of the skin, basically undoing the work).
After the 7th day (day 8) you may get the brows wet and gently wash them with a non-harsh, gentle cleanser.
No makeup on brows for 2 weeks. You may wear it anywhere else, just avoid the brow area.
No tanning for 4 weeks. Try to avoid the sun on your brows as much as possible while you're healing. Big sunglasses & hats are helpful. You can apply sunscreen to them after week 4 and continue to do that once they're fully healed as well to keep the pigment for fading more quickly.
Do not wax, tweeze, or thread your brows while they're healing. You may risk pulling the pigment out of the skin. Use the brow razor provided to clean up any hairs around the created shape. Once they're fully healed you can resume tweezing, waxing, etc.
Brows will look darker the day following your appointment. The skin is still open, so the pigment
is oxidizing. Once the skin closes up and begins to heal they will not look as dark, and will begin to fade.
You can expect to lose 20-40% of your pigment as you heal. This is why your touch up 6-8 weeks later is so important.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE APPOINTMENT
The initial session is blocked for 3 hours for paperwork, consultation, patch test,
brow mapping and shaping, and the actual service itself.
Microblading is done with a manual tool creating natural hair strokes. The first pass (hair stroke pattern over each brow) is done without numbing cream. This allows for the skin to not swell from the lidocaine before placing the first pattern. The strokes tend to heal out better, and more crisp this way. Once the first pass is complete, numbing creak will be applied before the 2nd pass where I'll be going over those strokes a second time to work the pigment deeper into the skin.
When doing combo brows I start with strokes, and then move into machine shading afterwards. The numbing cream can be reapplied as needed for comfort.
The service can make your eyes water, nose run, or even sneeze. This sinus reaction is very normal due to the nerves in the face.
I will go through the aftercare instructions before you leave and you'll be sent out with the balm on your brows, instructed to blot that off and reapply in 2 hours.
Payment is accepted in cash, debit/credit card, or Venmo. No checks accepted.
Your 6-8 week touch up can be scheduled that day or very soon after. It's best to get on the schedule as soon as possible.
ARE CONSULTATIONS OFFFERED?
Yes, I am currently offering online consultations via email to limit face-to-face time with the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can email me clear pictures of your eyebrows with and without makeup. If you wear makeup on them please tell me what you use (pencil, powder, gel, etc. I don't need to know brands). Also let me know what you'd like to see changed/ enhanced.
HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
You are welcome to book online(above), or you can contact me via email, if needed.