Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
Under the age of 18
If you are pregnant or nursing
If you have any skin diseases or irritation around the eyebrows
If you have big pores or skin type is very oily ( you may not retain the pigment well) The shading technique is best for this skin type.
Directly after Botox treatment ( must wait 2 months after Botox treatment)
If you currently are using Accutane or strong Retinoids ( must wait 6 months)
If you have a Pacemaker
If you are very sensitive and have VERY low pain tolerance
If you currently have sunburn or frost bite to the area
Have a tendency to form Keloids
Not immediately after waxing eyebrows
After a strong chemical peel
If using Retin-A or Retinols (you must not be on them for 7 days prior to procedure and wait 45 days to restart treatment
If you currently have any symptoms of illness (cold, flu, fever etc. must reschedule appointment)
Any medical conditions in which you are immunocompromised such as HIV, AIDS, cancer, currently on chemotherapy or radiation treatment or taking immunocompromising medications, Diabetes or Lupus requires a doctors notes for clearance to proceed with the procedure.
What do I need to do or know before having the procedure?
* Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) 24 hours prior to the procedure to prevent increased bleeding*
You may take extra strength Tylenol if you are sensitive to pain.
Do not drink any caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea, soda etc.) alcohol or energizing beverages on the day of the procedure also to prevent increased bleeding.
You may tint your brows prior to the procedure
No tanning or sunbathing 3 days prior to procedure
No eyebrow waxing for 3 days prior to procedure
No harsh treatment to your face 2-3 weeks prior to procedure such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, mesotherapy or any other intense facial treatments. Such treatment will cause faster cell rejuvenation causing increased skin irritation.
Wash your hair before procedure, BUT after the procedure, your eyebrows should not have any contact with water for 7 days. You may need someone to help wash your hair. Also, when washing your face please do gentle washing as to not get your brows wet.
If you do Botox treatment, wait at least 2 months before having microblading procedure done.
You may fill in your brows beforehand but no foundation on face or eye shadow.
* If you have a previous tattoo on your brows, please send me a photo so I can assess if it is light enough to work on. If the previous tattoo has a dramatic shape, too dark or uneven we may not be able to guarantee the desired outcome of your brows. Hairstrokes may blend and the old tattoo may still show.
What skin types are best for Microblading procedures?
Microblading works best with clients that have normal to dry combination skin type.
Microblading may NOT work well for clients that have big pores or very oily skin. The constant production of oil will cause hairstrokes to heal with a diffused soft look. The results will appear more of a powdery appearance. For this skin type the shading technique is recommended. Additional touchups may be needed to achieve best results.
Can I have someone in the room during the procedure?
You can have someone be present during brow mapping/shaping but to maintain a sterile environment no one is allowed in the room during the actual procedure.