MICROBLADING & PERMANENT MAKEUP FAQ

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Permanent Makeup Services FAQ

3D/6D MICROBLADING HAIR STROKES

  • The look: This is a crafting/artistic technique which creates 3D hair strokes on the skin that will fill to your desired eyebrows shape and enhance your overall appearance. The finish is very natural and may require additional daily makeup
  • 6D Microblading: this is the combination of 3D Microblading and manual Microshading using a manual tool to create fuller look. Up to 25% fuller than the Microblading only.
  • Tools/Equipment: A manual disposable blade looks like an execto knife
  • Healed Result: 40-50% lighter comparing to the original look
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: Yes – 4 to 6 weeks.
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6D Microblading/Microshading

Signature Fusion Ombré Brows

  • The look: Partial Microblading where needed to create perfect natural hair strokes appearance while the powder application using the machine will create the ombre effect and sharp unique appearance accordingly. This is the best option to provide to the client because it provides natural full look and long lasting result at the same time. The finish is very natural and may require additional daily makeup
  • Tools/Equipment: A manual disposable blade looks like an execto knife for Microblading and tattoo machine for shading.
  • Healed Result: 40-50% lighter comparing to the original look. The finish is very natural and may require additional daily makeup
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: Yes – 4 to 6 weeks.

Ombré Powder Brows (Magic Shading)

  • The look:Provides a perfect natural ombre using the newest powder shading technique. The finish look is fuller and more makeup complete. This service is perfect for daily wear without additional makeup.
  • Tools/Equipment: A tattoo machine for shading.
  • Healed Result: 30-40% lighter comparing to the original look. It will heal into a nice pencil base application. The goal is to provide a light penciling effect for the Makeup look.
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: If needed – 4 to 6 weeks.

LIP ENHANCEMENT

  • The look: Lip PMU enhance the color of your natural lips. Many colors are available for selection.
  • Tools/Equipment: A tattoo machine for shading.
  • Healed Result: 50-60% lighter comparing to the original look. It will heal into a nice natural desire shade application.
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: If needed – 8 weeks. Due to the anatomy of the lips and the healing process, lip pigmentation results may vary and may require touch-ups.
 

Eyeliner / Both Eyeliners

  • The look: Eyeliner PMU enhance the lash line and provide an attractive look with wings option. Many colors are available for selection (black, dark brown, plum, coal, etc.)
  • Tools/Equipment: A tattoo machine for shading.
  • Healed Result: 30-50% lighter comparing to the original look. It will heal into a nice natural desire shade application.
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: If needed – 4-6 weeks.
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How long does it last?

Microbladed eyebrows last 1 to 2 years for most people, before it usually needs a touch up. For permanent lips and eyeliner, it lasts 3 to 5 years.

Does it hurt?

Most clients report little or no pain! We use a topical anesthetic before the procedure to numb the affected area.

How long is the appointment?

It usually takes 2 hours, with most of the time spent going over colors and drawing eyebrow shapes. The microblading portion lasts 30-45 minutes.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Before your appointment, we highly encourage our clients to check out our Instagram and “shop” for eyebrows on our feed. Eyebrows comes in many shapes and styles, from feathered to bold, arched to straight. Our microblading artists will work with you to customize your best brows. In the week before your appointment, we recommend avoiding blood thinners, aspirin, alcohol or using retinol creams.

What is the difference between microblading vs. micropigmentation?

Technically microblading is a form of micropigmentation, but we use a microblade to hand draw individual hair strokes. Micropigmentation specialists use a permanent makeup machine, which offers less control and results in blurrier strokes.

Microblading/PMU After Care Information

  • The tattooed area will be dark for the first several days and then will fade about 50% after the first three days into a natural shade. While healing, the tattoo will look spotty.
  • Do not be alarmed by fading after the first application. The final color cannot be judged until at least 3 weeks. This is the reason follow-ups are required.
  • If there is any swelling immediately after the procedure, an ice pack should be applied for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

General Rules:

  • Avoid for 1 week: – Soaps, facial cleansers, water on pigmented areas – Washing pigmented area – Chlorine pools – Retin-A on pigmented areas – Makeup on pigmented area for 5 days, including non-allergenic – Hot, steamy, long showers – Sun on pigmented areas – Jacuzzi or saunas – Terry towels on pigmented areas
  • Shower with your back to the water to avoid water, shampoo and conditioner from getting into the pigmented areas.
  • Do not rub skin when washing your face for at least 10 days
  • Do not pick or scratch tattooed areas.
  • Do not wear contacts after eyeliner procedure
  • Do not wear makeup on tattooed area until area has healed (around 7-10 days)
  • Use heavy sun screen and avoid the direct sun
  • Do not put anything at all on the tattooed area except Aquaphor or vitamin A/D ointment.
  • Do not use antibiotic ointment or anything else during healing

Eyeliners & Lips: Eyelashes or eyebrows sticking together in the morning. Rinse eyes with eye wash/saline daily for 5 days.

  • If your eyes are red from the eyeliner procedure you can use emergency eyewash that can be purchased at any drug store.
  • Gently apply A/D Ointment 3 times a day. DO NOT USE in eye area. Use saline or artificial tears only on eyeliner.
  • If cold sores are seen on the lip area, contact your doctor and your technician ASAP
  • You should apply Aquaphor on your lips every hour for the first three weeks. This will prevent dryness.
  • No smoking immediately following the lip procedure.

How Should I Prepare For My PMU Appointment

-Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.
-Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.
-Do not take omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
-Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
-No waxing 7 days before treatment.
-No Botox, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.

After Care Suggestion

Expectation of healing

*1st Appointment – “FOUNDATION SESSION” – The design is quite dark for the first week and softens as they heal over the next month. Everyone’s skin is different, some people will retain a lot of color, and others will heal very light or patchy. This appointment is not meant to heal perfectly. This appointment takes approx. 2- 2.5 hours total

*2nd Appointment – “PERFECTION SESSION” – to touch up any light spots, build additional texture, color and correction.  This session usually takes approximately 1 to 2 hours.  Some people may need more than two sessions to achieve their desired look, due to stubborn skin, improper aftercare, age etc.

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Microblading/PMU After Care Information

The tattooed area will be dark for the first several days and then will fade about 50% after the first three days into a natural shade. While healing, the tattoo will look spotty. Do not be alarmed by fading after the first application. The final color cannot be judged until at least 3 weeks after the 2nd appointment. This is the reason follow-ups are required.

If there is any swelling immediately after the procedure, an ice pack should be applied for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

  • First Day: Gently blot the treated area 2-3 times with the provided wipes. Apply a small amount of ointment after blotting.
  • Day 2nd to 7th:

– Gently cleanse the treated area 1-2 times a day with antibacterial soap (i.e Dial) and rinse with water to prevent infection and scabbing. Otherwise keep the treated area dry. Too much water will exfoliate the skin and affect the color retention.

– Apply a small amount of healing ointment 2-3 times/ day or as needed to keep the treated area moist.

– Oily skin can skip the ointment. Consult with your technician for the proper instruction

General Rules:

Avoid for 1 week:  facial cleansers, water on pigmented areas – Chlorine pools – Retin-A on pigmented areas – Makeup on pigmented area for 5 days, including non-allergenic – Hot, steamy, long showers – Sun on pigmented areas – Jacuzzi or saunas – Terry towels on pigmented areas

-Shower with your back to the water to avoid water, shampoo and conditioner from getting into the pigmented areas.
-Do not rub skin when washing your face for at least 10 days
-Do not pick or scratch tattooed areas.
-Do not wear contacts after eyeliner procedure
-Do not wear makeup on tattooed area until area has healed (around 7-10 days)
-Use heavy sun screen and avoid the direct sun
-Do not put anything at all on the tattooed area except Aquaporin or vitamin A/D ointment.
-Do not use antibiotic ointment or anything else during healing

Eyeliners & Lips: Eyelashes or eyebrows sticking together in the morning. Rinse eyes with eye wash/saline daily for 5 days. Keep the tattooed area slightly moist.
-If your eyes are red from the eyeliner procedure you can use emergency eyewash that can be purchased at any drug store.
-Gently apply Healing Ointment 2- 3 times a day. DO NOT USE the eye area. Use saline or artificial tears only on eyeliner.

-If cold sores are seen on the lip area, contact your technician ASAP.
-You should apply Aquaporin on your lips every hour for the first three weeks. This will prevent dryness.
-No smoking for 2 weeks following the lip procedure.

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Gracias por elegirnos para tu tratamiento de maquillaje permanente. El cuidado posterior adecuado es muy importante para la retención y para prevenir cualquier problema de infección. 

Expectativa de curación:

* Primera cita – “SESIÓN FUNDAMENTAL” – El diseño es bastante oscuro durante la primera semana y se suaviza durante el mes siguiente. La piel de todos es diferente, algunas personas conservarán mucho color y otras sanarán muy claras o con parches . Esta cita no está destinada a sanar perfectamente. Esta cita dura aproximadamente 2 a 2.5 horas en total.

* Segunda cita – “SESIÓN DE PERFECCIÓN” – para retocar cualquier parche claro, crear textura, color y corrección adicionales. Esta sesión suele durar entre 1 y 2 horas aproximadamente. Algunas personas pueden necesitar más de dos sesiones para lograr el aspecto deseado debido a piel obstinada, cuidados posteriores inadecuados, edad, etc.

Información sobre el cuidado posterior de Microblading/ Maquillaje Permanente:

– El área tatuada estará oscura durante los primeros días y luego se desvanecerá aproximadamente un 50% después de los primeros tres días en un tono natural. Mientras esté sana, el tatuaje se verá irregular. No se alarme si desaparece después de la primera aplicación. El color final no se puede juzgar hasta al menos 3 semanas después de la segunda cita. Es por eso que se requieren seguimientos.

– Si hay alguna hinchazón inmediatamente después del procedimiento, se debe aplicar una compresa de hielo durante no más de 15 minutos a la vez.

– Primer día:  -Seque suavemente el área tratada 2-3 veces con las toallas provistas. Aplicar una pequeña cantidad de pomada después del secado.

– Días 2 a 7: – Limpie suavemente el área tratada 1-2 veces al día con jabón antibacteriano (ejemplo: Dial) y enjuague con agua para evitar infecciones y costras. De lo contrario, mantenga seca la zona tratada. Demasiada agua exfoliará la piel y afectará la retención del color.

– Aplique una pequeña cantidad de pomada cicatrizante 2-3 veces al día o según sea necesario para mantener húmeda la zona tratada.

– Las pieles muy grasosas pueden evitar la pomada. Consulte con su técnico para obtener las instrucciones adecuadas.

Reglas Generales:

Evitar durante primera semana: limpiadores faciales, agua en áreas pigmentadas – piscina de cloro – Retin-A en áreas pigmentadas – Maquillaje en área pigmentada durante 5 días, incluso no alergénico – Duchas largas, calientes y humeantes – Sol en áreas pigmentadas – Jacuzzi o saunas – Toallas de felpa en zonas pigmentadas

-Ducha de espaldas al agua para evitar que el agua, el champú y el acondicionador penetren en las zonas pigmentadas.

-No frote la piel al lavarse la cara durante al menos 10 días

-No pellizque ni raye el área tatuada.

-No use lentes de contacto después del procedimiento del delineador de ojos

-No use maquillaje en el área tatuada hasta que el área haya sanado (alrededor de 7-10 días)

-Use protector solar pesado y evite el sol directo

-No ponga nada en absoluto en el área tatuada excepto aquaporina o pomada de vitamina A / D.

-No use ungüento antibiótico ni nada más durante la curación.

Delineadores de ojos y labios:  pestañas o cejas pegadas por la mañana. Enjuague los ojos con solución para los ojos / solución salina diariamente durante 5 días. Mantenga el área tatuada ligeramente húmeda.

-Si sus ojos están enrojecidos por el procedimiento del delineador de ojos, puede usar un enjuague ocular de emergencia que se puede comprar en cualquier farmacia.

-Aplique suavemente el ungüento curativo 2-3 veces al día. NO USE en el área de los ojos. Use solución salina o lágrimas artificiales solo en el delineador de ojos.

-Si se ven herpes labial en el área de los labios, comuníquese con su técnico lo antes posible.

-Debe aplicar Aquaporin en sus labios cada hora durante las primeras tres semanas. Esto evitará la sequedad.

-No fumar durante 2 semanas después del procedimiento labial.

After Care Suggestion

 Expectation of healing

*1st Appointment – “FOUNDATION SESSION” – The design is quite dark for the first week and softens as they heal over the next month. Everyone’s skin is different, some people will retain a lot of color, and others will heal very light or patchy. This appointment is not meant to heal perfectly. This appointment takes approx. 2- 2.5 hours total

*2nd Appointment – “PERFECTION SESSION” – to touch up any light spots, build additional texture, color and correction.  This session usually takes approximately 1 to 2 hours.  Some people may need more than two sessions to achieve their desired look, due to stubborn skin, improper aftercare, age etc.

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