FAQ

Microblading

Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates:​

  • Using Accutane
  • Have heart conditions or using heart medications
  • Have diabetes (will require a physician’s note)
  • Hepatitis or HIV
  • Have skin disease or irritations
  • Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
  • Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
  • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
  • Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician’s note.
  • Pregnant or nursing clients who want to microblade can be done at your own discretion. I suggest discussing with your doctor first. Microblading is still considered a tattoo, and just like with wine or sushi consumption, it is a personal choice to do so during this period.

*  Please note – Even if none of the above apply, Microblading cannot be guaranteed as this is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, I can give you amazing brows but it is up to your skin to retain my service! Generally, results are amazing however they do differ due to skin typing, healing or bleeding during procedure.

*IF YOU SHOW UP TO YOUR SCHEDULED SESSION AND DECIDE NOT TO PROCEED BECAUSE ONE OF MORE OF THESE LISTED ABOVE IS PRESENT AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO PROCEED, YOUR DEPOSIT IS STILL NON-REFUNDABLE AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED A LATE CANCEL FEE. 

For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 1-1.5 hours. During this session, I will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. I then follow with pigment color selection.  Once the client is satisfied with the choices, I begin the procedure.

The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 5-6 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

​The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after microblading procedure.  It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You’ll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.

​Yes! A touch up session after 5-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled.  Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when I refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!

Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 4 weeks after initial microblading session as pigment color has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.

The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none.  Prior to the procedure your brow technician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure.  Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. 

After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal.  Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn.  Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.

​Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime.  Microblading typically lasts 1-1.5 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 6-12 months. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.

In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions. 
Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure.
  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face.
  • Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment.
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure.
  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior.
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners).
  • Do not tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your tattoo
  • Do not consume coffee before your procedure
  • Avoid aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours.  
  • Feel free to come in with their brow makeup on so our technician can see your every day look you prefer. Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed. We will then work together to create the perfect brows! 

**I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE SERVICES IF YOU HAVE FAILED TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

After your procedure, clients MUST follow these instructions:

  • You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid getting any soaps, shampoos or other cleansers on the treated area for the first five days as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilise in the dermis.
  • DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature 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 make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Cosmetics of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.
  • DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum based products while healing.
  • DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.
  • DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching 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 and/or sweating for a few days prior to getting tattooed and for one week after.
  • NO swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.
  • Do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for two weeks.
There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not take good care of your tattoo.

I take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilized equipment, disposable blades and in a sanitized environment.  Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications.  Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. I suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:

  • Topical makeup products
  • Gold, silver and nickel
  • Hair dyes

Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior. 

As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly.  I always recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists’ work and portfolio when making their decisions. I will do my utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.

CANCELLATIONS

For appointments rescheduled or cancelled a week in advance a $75.00 cancellation fee will be added to the rescheduled appointment. For appointments rescheduled or cancelled 72 hours or less in advance the deposit will be forfeited and 50% of the service fee(first sessions) or 50% of the session fee will be charged to the credit card on file (second sessions and touch ups).

MISSED APPOINTMENTS

No shows will forfeit their deposit and will need to rebook online, using the same process as a first appointment. A second full deposit is required to secure the booking.

​Should you still have more questions or inquiries, feel free to give me a call at 00000000 or email me at info@smartbeautyco.ca

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