Permanent Makeup FAQ
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a way of implanting pigment into the skin using a manual hand tool with tiny needles which creates thin realistic hair strokes for the most natural appearance. Imagine waking up to perfectly groomed brows everyday without having to worry about filling in, smudging, smearing or disappearing brows.
Who would benefit from Microblading?
- Anyone with sparse eyebrows
- Those will little time to apply makeup or active lifestyles
- Allergies to conventional makeup
- Alopecia, Trichotillomania or Thyroid issues
- Thinning brows due to the aging process
- Loss of brows due to Cancer treatment
- Anyone who wants to enhance their natural look
Who is NOT appropriate for Microblading?
- Pregnant or nursing
- Diabetic (prone to slow healing & infection)
- Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- Viral infections and/or diseases
- A pacemaker or heart problems
- Organ transplant
- Auto Immune Disorder (due to medications for treatment, pigment will not retain)
- Psoriasis or skin irritations near treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc)
- Accutane within the past year
- Existing permanent makeup on brows (it must be completely faded)
- Extremely oily skin & large pores (oil diffuses the pigment creating a softer look)
- Super thin & vascular skin (Rosacea, severe reddening of the face)
- Deep wrinkles in the brow area (hair strokes will not lay properly in the creases)
Does the application hurt?
Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable where as other clients report no discomfort at all. A combination of 2 anesthetics are used – a topical numbing cream and then a local anesthetic is introduced once the procedure has started. This is topped up regularly during the treatment to keep you comfortable.
What will they look like immediately after the procedure?
Your brows may be a little swollen and tender. This is all very normal. They will be considerably darker for the first week before they begin to fade out to a softer color. Please view our detailed aftercare instructions here.
Can I have my brows Microbladed if I am pregnant or nursing?
No, you cannot have cosmetic tattooing done if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How do I book an appointment?
The process begins with a Consultation. If you are coming from over 2 hours away, you may do a phone consultation. See the instructions for your Virtual Consultation here. You cannot do your consultation and procedure on the same day. 1/3 of candidates are not a good fit. We cannot set aside the time on the same day since it may not work out for you. Right now, we are booking about 4 weeks out for the Consultations and another 4-6 weeks after for the Procedure appointment. You may book your Consultation online via the Book 24/7 tab.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept CASH and CREDIT CARD (VISA/Mastercard/AMEX/Discover) payments only. The credit card must be present and in your name. Read the policies for rescheduling/cancellation fees.
What should I consider when scheduling the Cosmetic Tattoo procedure?
- Botox 3 weeks before or 3 weeks after your procedure.
- Allow 14 days after procedure to go on a vacation (to a sunny location).
- You cannot be pregnant or nursing!!!
- Avoid the sun and tanning bed exposure for 3 weeks before & after your procedure. Tanning while healing will blur and darken the hair strokes.
- You must be off Retin-A & Retinols for 7 days prior to your appointment and
- You may be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. You may want to avoid scheduling your appointment during that time.
- Avoid working out (heavy sweating) for 10 days after the procedure. Sweat is salty and salt pulls pigment out of the skin and will cause poor pigment retention.
- Avoid pools, hot tubs and saunas for 5 days after the procedure.
- Eyeliner: You may not be wearing Lash Extensions at the time of an eyeliner procedure. You may not have Lash extensions applied for at least 2 weeks after 2nd
- Eyeliner: You may not use Latisse (or any lash growth serum) for 30 days before & after the procedure.
Eyelash Extensions FAQ
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions lengthen, thicken and enhance your own natural eyelashes. Individual eyelash extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that come in different lengths, thicknesses and curl to suit the look you are after. Eyelash extensions can give you an enhanced natural look, or something dramatic like the designer or dramatic set, the choice is yours.
What is the process of getting eyelash extensions?
The process takes 2 hours for a full set and is completely painless. In fact, you just lay back, close your eyes, and relax – don’t be surprised if you fall asleep! We start with a consultation as each person’s lashes will vary in strength and length. The ending is a special final step that allows our clients to get their lashes wet within 2 hours of application, instead of the usual 24-hour recommended wait at other lash businesses.
What do eyelash extensions feel like when they are on?
When properly applied, they look and feel just like your own natural lashes.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
When applied and cared for properly, eyelash extensions will last indefinitely with fills. Your natural lashes are constantly growing and shedding just like the hair on your head but a much shorter cycle. At the time of your first set, all your natural lashes will be at different stages in their cycle. Over a 2-5 week period some of the natural lashes will reach the end of their cycle and be shed, taking the extension with them and new natural lashes will grow up in their place. At the fill appointment we will add new extensions to the new natural lashes that have grown to replace the extensions that are lost due to natural shedding.
How often are infills or touch-ups recommended?
We recommend getting a touch-up every 2-3 weeks. If you wait too long for a touch-up, you will have too much loss and require a full set. Touch-ups are required to replenish any lashes that have fallen out due to the completion of their life cycle.
What if I wear contact lenses? Can I still get eyelash extensions?
Wearing contacts does not affect your lash extensions in any way. If you cannot comfortably keep your eyes closed with your contacts in for the duration of the eyelash extension application (2 hours for full sets, 1-1.5 hours for touch-ups), then we recommend you remove your contact lenses before your visit.
Can I still wear mascara with eyelash extensions?
Even though it is not recommended or required since the extensions already give you the illusion of mascara, it can still be worn. However, it must be water-based mascara. Oil-based or waterproof mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your lash extensions, causing them to fall out sooner. Also, extra care needs to be taken when washing off mascara.
Can I still swim , shower, exercise, or go to the spa while wearing eyelash extensions?
Yes! The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows all of these activities, 2 hours after application.