Frequently asked questions.
What is microblading?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow emroidery, eyebrow feathering, is a form of semi permanent makeup which is implemented using a handheld tool comprised of between 6-14 micro needles in the shape of a blade hense the name microblade. It is NOT done by a machine, it is hand done in crisp hair like strokes that reach the deep layers of the epidermis. Microblading is a natural look that adds hair strokes and volume to your brows.
What is softap?
Softap, also known as powder brows, is a form of semi permanent makeup that is “tapped” into the skin with precision. Softap is tapped at an angle into the epidermis for longer results, it is more of a “makeup” look hense why some refer to it as a powder brow. This is NOT done by a machine, it is hand done within the hair line to give a perfected filled in look.
How long does it last?
Mircroblading will last 1-3 years, softap will last 2-3 years. Both are suggested to have a yearly touch up (between 12-18 months) to keep up the color.
How often will I need a touch up?
Since my clients most likely wont have previous pigment on their skin, a touch up or color boost is suggested and included with the first appointment. After your initial appointment it is highly suggested to have them touched up every year (between 12-18 months after your initial appointment). If you choose not to touch them up yearly, after 2 years its considered a full session.
How long is one brow session?
Having permanet makeup done takes about two hours. Touch ups take around half the time depending on retention and how much we added.
Can I have microblading or softap done if I have permanent makeup done already?
This depends completely on the client, if you have faded permanent makeup then microblading and softap can be performed over the top. If it is dark and crisp permanent makeup it may need to be faded or removed to have anything over the top show up. If you want to see if your eligible, email me with a picture of your permanent makeup and when you had it done.
Who is a candidate for permanent makeup?
-Someone that wants the convenience of not filling in their brows with makeup
-Someone that wants help with shaping and wants their shaping to stay perfected
-Someone with Sparse brows
-Someone with Areas of the brows that will not grow back due to alopecia or damaged folicles
-Active people that are swimming, hiking, outdoorsy etc. and need the convenience of having them done for you and not wiping off throughout the day
-Moms, that dont have time to put makeup on in the morning.
Day of session Avoid blood thinners which include:
(blood thinners cause bleeding, swelling, hypersensitivity, slows healing)
- Avoid soda/ energy drinks/ coffee day of appt
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid fish oil vitamin E (natural blood thinner) for one week prior to appt
- Avoid Aspirin or ibuprofen day of appt
- Avoid exercise and massage (circulates blood) day of appt
- Avoid exfoliation and anti-aging or acne treatments on area, peel (may thin the skin) two weeks prior to appt
- Do not tan or have a sun burned face two weeks prior to appt
- Do not pick, tweeze, perform electrolisis two weeks prior
- do not wax or tint for 3 days prior
- do not drink alcohol 48 hours prior
Please make sure to eat breakfast and/or lunch before appointment.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time takes about 10 days
day 1 absorb, absorb the brows with a dry tissue every hour (or more) to absorb lymph and granulated tissue that can cause the area to harden.
day 1-7 i’ll have you wash your brows daily to remove bacteria and dead skin cells. Use an anti-bacterial soap cetaphil, neutrogena, dial etc. Do not use anything with acid in the cleanse. Very gently wash the area that was worked on for about 10 seconds. Pat area completely dry and use a rice amount of grape seed oil or coconut oil on the area. do not use too much moisture, you do want the brows to breath and not prolong healing too much. Use a cotton swab to apply the moisture, never put on wet or damp skin. Do not pick or scratch skin during healing, may remove pigment
-No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
-Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
-Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
-Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
-Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
-Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
-Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
Do I need to shave my brows?
No, please do not shave, we want to see the shape and perfect them. I use what brow hair my client has as a guide for what they should have. Clients can have them waxed to a desired shape a day or two before (not day of) if they would like, I would prefer to have clients come in with not touching them for awhile.
Will it ruin the brow hair I currently have?
Brow hair (hair in general) the follicle is in the dermis, microblading and softap we are putting pigment in the deep layers of your epidermis and not harming your follicle, you shouldnt have any damage to any brow hair.
Can you have permanent makeup done while pregnant or breastfeeding?
If a client is pregnant, they are not eligible for permanent makeup. If a client is breastfeeding, I suggest to wait 6 months after baby is born for hormones to regulate and will take them on as a client I just have them keep their doctor informed.
Are there any guarentees?
I do not have any gaurentees, there are things that are out of my control and everyone is different. I do strive to give great service and I’m passionate about giving perfected brows that my clients will love, I use my knowledge and expertise to give great retention and results.
If you have additional questions please contact me through my email