LASH EXTENSION FAQ
WHAT IS MICROBLADING (AKA EYEBROW EMBROIDERY, 3D BROWS)?
Microblading aka brow embroidery or 3D brows is a semi-permanent tattoo procedure that is performed with a very thin hand tool that allows to design hyper realistic hair strokes to resemble your very own brow hair. Less invasive than permanent makeup ,it allows to create the most realistic looking brows. This method is ideal for anyone desiring to perfect and enhance the look of their brows.
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
The pigments used in the procedure are semi-permanent, they typically lasts up to 12 months or longer fading gradually to a softer color. Because of the unique qualities of each individual’s skin and lifestyles, we are unable to guarantee how long your results will last. You will likely need a touchup within 6-24 months.
HOW IS THE MICROBLADING PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
The procedure is done using a prepackaged sterile single use hand tool made up of a grouping of needles that are 3x smaller than the needles that would be used in a tattoo machine. With the appropriate amount of pressure the pigment is deposited into the epidermis (outermost layer of skin) designing thin hair strokes that resembles little paper-cuts.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Your first appointment may take between 60-90 minutes. We will measure and draw your brows, choose the right color with you and apply a topical anesthetic
Your second appointment (3-4 week touch up) will be between 30-60 minutes.
DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
Each individual will have a different experience with the level of discomfort associated with the service. Two topical anesthetics are used to ensure your comfort level during the procedure. One is applied 15 minutes prior to beginning the procedure and the second is applied throughout the entire procedure. Usually the pain is minimal to none.
IS THE PIGMENT SAFE?
Yes, the pigment used is organic, plant based, and safe.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME LIKE?
When you leave from your appointment your brow area may appear pink, and the pigment itself will seem darker than you may prefer but there is no down time and often nobody could tell anything is unusual. During the healing process (1-2 weeks) they will slowly fade to a softer, more natural shade Please refrain from picking your brows and avoid the sun and water.
WHY DO I NEED A PERFECTING SESSION 3-4 WEEKS AFTER MY FIRST SESSION?
The perfecting session is required to even out any small imperfections that can come about as result of the healing process.
HOW OFTEN CAN I GET TOUCH UPS?
As often as you would like, as long as 21 days has passed since your last appointment. An annual touch up is recommended to keep your brows looking fresh and defined.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE SHAPE?
We choose the shape of your new brows together. Whether you are just looking to enhance the fullness of your natural brow, or create a whole new shape, we will take it one step at a time. Your new shape will be applied with a cosmetic pencil first so that you can see how it will look your face. We will not start the procedure until you are happy with what we have created.
WILL MY BROWS LOOK FAKE?
No, not with the brow microblading method. Individual strokes are made to closely mimic natural brow hair for the most realistic brow effect possible
WILL MY BROWS FADE?
Yes they will fade with time as the plant based pigments used is semi-permanent.
As your brows fade, they will look soft and natural. And because the pigment is only placed in the outermost layer of skin, the pigment will not bleed outside of the exact place that it was deposited. This means no blurry blue/grey/green/orange brows. Factors such as sun exposure and certain skincare products and services can also speed up the fading process.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY BROWS AFTER THIS PROCEDURE?
Keep in mind that your brows will appear darker for the first couple of weeks than they will once they have healed. Once they have healed, we can fix any minor imperfections during your 4 week touch up appointment.
CAN I HAVE THIS PROCEDURE DONE IF I HAVE NO BROW HAIR AT ALL?
Absolutely, this is a great option for those who suffer from Alopecia, Trichotillomania, or have been through Chemotherapy. Microblading can even correct post waxing disasters, over tweezing, or the normal hair thinning that occurs with age.
WHO IS NOT SUITED FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
- History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
- Diabetic (consult your doctor)
- Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- Viral infections and/or diseases
- Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
- Accutane in the past year
- Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.
CAN YOU MICRO BLADE OVER AN EXISTING BROW TATTOO?
Microblading can be done over an existing brow tattoo, however the old tattoo must be significantly faded for the hair strokes to show through and look natural. Please advise if you have an existing tattoo and submit a picture to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
WILL MY MICROBLADED BROWS LOOK FAKE?
NO! Semi-Permanent makeup is done using a cosmetic tattooing process and our eyebrow pigmentation unique artistry guarantees soft, natural looking eyebrows. When we implant semi-permanent makeup pigment in the skin, it appears more natural looking than topically applied cosmetics.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE PROCEDURE?
- 24 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE.
- 72 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary.
- Botox should be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
- Avoid booking during your menstrual cycle as it can increase your pain.
- No waxing, tanning or tinting 3 days before.
- Arrive with no makeup for your appointment. A lot of wiping of pigment takes place and makeup can get ruined, so save yourself the hassle!
- Be prepared for your brows to look a little red and really dark! – don’t worry, they will fade in color 30-50%.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY OR HEALING TIME?
Immediately after your microblading procedure and in the first week, your brows will appear significantly darker than perhaps your desired look. It may continue to get darker over the next few days as scabs begin to form, however this is not an accurate indication of the finished and healed result. 30-50% of your brow color will fade as the scabs fall off within 7-10 days. In some cases, the scabs may take longer to heal and fall off. DO NOT PICK YOUR SCABS. The pigment is within the scab and you do not want to pull any pigment out of your skin prematurely. We all heal differently and what works on one client may not be effective on another so please do not compare your results. The complete healing process takes approximately 6 weeks.
~Do not wet brows for 7 days, wash your face gently without going over the eyebrows
~Do not rub or pick you brows. Peeling is part of the process, avoid picking which could result in bald color spots
~Keep your hair away from your brows for the next 7 days
~Use grapes oil or coconut oil a few times per day to keep the skin moisturized during the recovery period.
~Avoid the sun, tanning beds, excessive sweating
~Avoid creams, retinoids or bleaching cream in the brow area for the next few weeks
~Healing will take 4-6 weeks depending on age, lifestyle and care.
! Improper care can result in patchy or faded brows so please follow this guideline closely !
At times even with proper care the brows can appear uneven, this is normal as the natural skin regeneration is unpredictable and not under our control. A touch up is required 3-4 weeks after your initial procedure to ensure the desired brow effect is achieved.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes! We work by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment, the fastest way is online! Or you can text 786 326 6463 and have your credit card details ready. Please be sure to note our cancellation and rescheduling policy.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING POLICY?
Scheduled treatments are reserved especially for you. We know that situations arise in which you must cancel your appointment. However, we require 24 hour advance notice in order to reschedule any service with no charge and 48 hour to cancel it. If your appointment is not cancelled within this notification period, your appointment is considered confirmed. Any changes or cancellations made after the 24 hour window are subject to a charge for each service. Because of this policy, a valid credit card number is required at time of booking. This policy also applies to gift card and certificate holders.
If you arrive late for your lash lift appointment, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will have to reschedule for another appointment as the procedure takes a minimum 45 minutes and you will be responsible for the full amount for the appointment missed. As a courtesy and consideration to your lash artist and other clients, please plan accordingly and be on time.