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FAQ

Microblading

 

What is microblading?

Microblading, also referred to as "Eyebrow Embroidery" or micro pigmentation, is the process of manually implanting color pigment beneath the epidermal layer of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles/blades to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup, and to enhance the natural features of the face.

 

What is the difference between microblading and standard body tattooing?

The purpose of microblading is to enhance the features with what appears to be undetected, natural looking eyebrows. Microblading is softer and more subtle – it is meant to be a natural-looking and a manual hand tool. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur.

 

 

Who is microblading for?

If you want to effortlessly look your best anytime, then microblading is for you! If you want to shed off some years and look healthier, younger and fresher permanent makeup does wonders! If you’re a busy mom, business woman or have an active lifestyle you’ll save hours every week not having to stand in front of the mirror applying makeup. Not to mention you won’t have to worry about sweating it off during a workout or vanishing by the end of an evening out. There is no need to settle for temporary measures when microblading renders your eyebrows maintenance free for a longer period of time.

 

 

Do my existing eyebrows need to be shaved off?

  • Most definitely NOT! Please do not tweeze, thread, wax or modify your eyebrows in any way for as long as possible, and no sooner than two weeks. The beginning of your service includes a brief consultation, followed by shaping and finally a discussion about color.

  • Your regular brow maintenance of tweezing, threading, waxing and/or tinting should continue once the brows have healed.

 

 

Does it hurt?

Everyone has a different level of sensitivity. An anesthetic is applied for numbing during the procedure to alleviate discomfort. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Clients are usually pleased to discover that it is no more painful than having your eyebrows tweezed or threaded.

 

  • Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.

  • If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long.

  • If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.

 

How long is the healing process?

It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness following your procedure. It doesn’t take very long for it to disappear. Immediately following your treatment the pigment will appear darker than how it will appear once it has healed. After a few days, the surface color naturally exfoliates to leave a softer color. After about a week, the pigment may appear lighter than you want it to be. That is why a touch up visit 4-6 weeks after your initial appointment is necessary in order to achieve that richness of color and density in the shape.

 

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

You must be 18 years or older to receive Microblading at The BABE Spa

 

Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

 

How long does microblading last?

Microblading is considered permanent makeup and a form of tatooing, however, it will fade over time and we recommend to get a touch up annually to keep them looking fresh. There is no guarantee in how long it lasts as each individual's skin will respond differently. The brow is semi-permanent, so it will begin to noticeably fade after 12-16 months, even though it's only gradual fading. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including The pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that final results can NOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.

 

How many treatments are needed?

For microblading, two treatments are usually needed, at least 4-6 weeks apart. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment. :)

 

What factors will affect microblading?

Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, so sunscreen should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement.

The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.

The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.

The choice of color: Some colors fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde pigment may fade quicker than a dark brunette pigment.

Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications act as blood thinners and should  avoided 24 hours prior to your appointment.

 

What should I do before my eyebrow procedure?

If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, please bring a couple reference photos with you to your appointment. You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we may take into consideration the shape you feel most comfortable with. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please refrain from doing so within a week of your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them.

 

If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.

 

Do NOT drink any alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.

 

It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.

 

How will I look immediately after?

Your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first week or so. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling are minimal. Please view our detailed Before & Aftercare Instructions.

 

What should I do after the procedure?

Please review our detailed Before & Aftercare Instructions. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely, avoid bangs (hair) covering your brows and avoid extreme heat and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools, lakes, and places with hot humidity, etc.).

 

How will my microblading brows look in the future?

During your appointment, we will analyze your skin tone to anticipate how pigment colors will heal and fade in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure the color blends well with your existing natural eyebrow and hair color. The majority of our clients' microblading brows stay true to color and lighten naturally over time. There are some cases, however, where the color may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your follow up appointment, we will re-analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. A special formula alteration to correct the color and to prevent further color to change is made at this time. Your eyebrow tattoo will eventually look softer and have more of a "powdered" look. This happens with all clients as the skin ages. To keep your hair strokes looking good, a refresher appointment is suggested every 1 to 1.5 ears. Results vary with each client.

 

What should I know about long term care?

  • The color will lighten over time. You may need a touch-up every 1- 1.5 years. The fading speed depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency, and if any chemical peels were done after your procedure.

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo. A careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area.

  • If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area.  Laser may cause pigment to turn black.

 

Will microblading work well for me?

If you have extremely oily skin, the microblading technique may NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered than you would expect. If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment will fade sooner. If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment will fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.

 

How do I book an appointment?

Appointments may be made via our online booking system ONLY!

Appointments are NOT made in person, over the phone, or via email. Please note that a 50% deposit is

required to schedule and secure your appointment and is deducted from the total price of your service.

This deposit is to ensure that you are serious about your appointment and is non-refundable. If you

cancel or miss your appointment, you will simply forfeit your deposit.

 

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept CREDIT CARD (VISA/Mastercard/Discover) payments only. Cash for the remaining

balance. Unfortunately, we no longer accept personal checks.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lash Pre & Post Care

 

Lash Pre-Care:

Please arrive eye makeup and mascara free. Any makeup on your natural lashes can interfere with the adhesive bond and shorten your eyelash extension lifespan. It is extremely important your lashes be as clean as possible.

 

Lash Post-Care:

  • Do not get lashes wet the first 24 hours and avoid swimming, saunas, and steam rooms for the first 48 hours as this will affect your adhesive bond.

  • Do not pull, rub or sleep on lashes.

  • Avoid waterproof eye makeup and mascara.

  • Avoid all oil based products and makeup remover around your eye area.

  • Brush your lashes daily with a clean mascara wand.

  • Do not use an eyelash curler, perm, or tint your lash extensions.

  • Washing your lashes will make them last longer! Be sure to gently cleanse daily to remove oils.

  • Book your fill every 2-3 weeks to keep your lashes looking full and and to receive more bang from your buck. ;)

 
Microblading Pre & Post Care

In order for your new brows to heal properly (and look their best) these Pre & Post Care. Instructions found below are of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

 

Microblading Pre-Care

  • Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.

  • No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure.

  • Avoid sun and tanning two weeks prior to procedure.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.

  • No brow waxing or tinting one week before.

  • Discontinue Retin-A 4 Weeks Prior

  • Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

 

Microblading Post-Care

  • NO makeup or skincare products on treated area for two weeks.

  • Keep your brow area clean by using a fragrance-free cleanser gentle gel cleanser, and let air

  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate

  • off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for a minimum of 4 weeks after the procedure.

  • Avoid sweating for 10 days.

  • NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid Retin-A Close to Brow Area

 

Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first two weeks. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.

 

Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:

  • Pregnant or Nursing

  • Diabetic

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Epilepsy

  • A Pacemaker or major heart problems

  • Had an Organ transplant

  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Had Botox in the past 2 weeks.

  • Have upcoming vacations or special occasions planned.

  • Used Accutane in the past year

 

Attention Please: We strongly advise prospective new clients to book their Microblading appointments at least 3-4 months in advance of Vacations, Weddings, and special occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your Initial Microblading Appointment as well as a Touch-Up Appointment 6-8 weeks prior.

 

***There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not follow the above pre and post care instructions!***

 

Deposits
 

Deposits are Required to secure your appointment. All deposits are NON-Refundable. The deposits go towards the total amount due and remaining balance is due upon completion of service. If you are 15 minutes or more late you will need to reschedule, no show, and canceled in less than 48 hours you forfeit your deposit.