What is Microblading?
Microblading is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look. Microblading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow and is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over tweezed brows. Microblading is not suited for all skin types.
What is an Ombre Powder Brow?
Ombre powder brows are done with a rotary tattoo machine by creating a very full look at the tail (the end of the brow closest to the temple) and as we reach the head (toward the middle of the forehead) we fade the pigment lighter and lighter until it fades out into the skin, creating an ombre (gradient) effect. Ombre brows are suitable for most skin types.
What is a Combo Brow?
Combo brows are a combination between microblading and machine shading (powder brow). The addition of the machine shading gives a fuller and more defined appearance, and machine shading typically lasts longer in the skin. This is the most popular type of brows. Machine shading is perfect for all skin types.
What is Lip Blush?
Lip blush is a permanent makeup technique where pigment is deposited into the lip to create a natural color enhancement. This helps define and enhance the natural lip shape creating better symmetry, the illusion of more fullness and a defined lip border. The healed result is natural and light and replicates a lip tint versus a stark lipstick appearance of older generations of tattooing. This treatment creates a natural blush of color. Once healed, lipstick can be used over top to create bolder looks.
Is it painful?
A topical anesthetic numbing cream is used to numb the area before and throughout. As with all forms of tattooing there may be some discomfort associated with permanent makeup procedures. Most clients describe the pain level as none to very mild, depending on their personal pain threshold. Lip procedures tend to have more sensitivity than brow procedures.
How long does it take?
For the first session doing microblading, ombre, or combo, the entire procedure should take about 2 hours. During this session, I will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
For the first session of lip blush, the entire procedure takes about 3 hours. During this session I will shape the lips for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second brow and lip session takes place 6 weeks after the initial session. The brow session will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. The lip session will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
How long does it last?
Since permanent makeup pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Each procedure typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature) and other factors. Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan or use products with AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade faster as your skin will resurface quicker. Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 1-1.5 years. To maintain the lip color looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 1-2 years. Clients can let the area fade over time, but please note a slight color may remain. Removal of pigments is also available with the use of saline removal products.
Who is not suitable for Permanent Cosmetics?
Those with heart conditions, diabetes, skin conditions, epilepsy, are on blood thinning medications, are pregnant or nursing, are allergic to lidocaine, benzocaine, prilocaine or epinephrine are not suitable for permanent makeup procedures and may require a doctor’s release for services to be performed. You must have been off of any and all Accutane treatments for at least one full calendar year before you are able to have any of the permanent makeup procedures done. You will be required to disclose any medical conditions or prescription medications you use. I reserve the right to refuse service on any client I deem not suitable for the procedure.
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