Is the procedure painful?
No! Pain is minimal to none. Prior to the procedure, a primary numbing cream is applied to the skin for 20 minutes and a secondary numbing is used throughout the procedure. The lip blush procedure may be felt more due to the thin skin on the lips.
After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal.
How long does is last?
Microblading typically lasts 8-12 months. Combo, powder or ombre brows last 12-18 months. Lip blush can last 2 -5 years. There are a number of factors that play a part in how long it lasts such as skin type, after care, lifestyle (if you spend a lot of time in the sun or work out a lot these will fade the tattoo sooner).
How long does the procedure take?
On average it will take about 2.5 hours from start to finish. The procedure includes brow mapping which is perfected before I begin, numbing and the implanting of the pigment either by microblade or micropigmentation.
What are the after care instructions?
Day 1: antibiotic ointment is applied to the area, once immediately after the procedure and then again before you go to bed
Day 2-7: Aftercare ointment is applied twice a day (oily skin clients will apply once a day)
You will need to avoid direct sunlight for 14 days.
Do not use makeup on the area for 2 weeks.
Keep area dry as possible (eyebrows)
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
Do not go swimming or go in hot tubs and saunas for one week.
Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
You will be given an after care card and ointments following the procedure. Instructions
will also be discussed at that time.
How long does it take to heal?
The eyebrows should be healed in approximately 7 - 14 days. The color will appear darker for the first 3 -4 days, getting lighter every day. The pigment will look like it's flaking off but will resurface once healed.
Lips will heal in approximately 5 days. Lips will appear dark for the first few days and will generally fade about 40 - 60% depending on your natural lip color.
Is a touch up necessary?
Yes! You will need a touch up after 6 weeks. This will ensure longevity of the tattoo. At the touch up, pigment color can be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Shading can also be added at the touch up if you had microblading and want to add more depth to your brows.
Can I get my touch up done sooner than 6 weeks?
This is not recommended as it takes 6 weeks for the skin to heal and this will also
prevent scar tissue from forming.
Can I have Botox or lip fillers?
Yes--but you have to have it done 4 weeks prior to procedure or 4 weeks after.
Are there any pre-appointment instructions?
Do not have any facial peel 2 weeks prior to appointment.
Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to appointment.
No Botox or fillers less than 4 weeks prior.
No fish oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners).
Avoid tanning so your natural skin tone can be assessed. Skin tone plays an
important part in the color of the pigment used.
Avoid alcohol for 24 - 48 hours prior to the procedure.
No coffee before the appointment (may make skin more sensitive).
Do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief day of procedure.
You may take Tylenol if needed.
Who should not get permanent makeup?
There are certain medical conditions which may make someone not a suitable candidate such as:
-pregnancy or nursing
-on blood thinners
-if taking Accutane (need to be off of it for one year)
-prone to keloids
A doctors note must be provided if you have any of the following conditions:
-heart condition or taking heat medication
-auto-immune conditions such as lupus, celiac disease, crohns/colitis, etc.
Accepted forms of payment
At this time, accepted forms of payment are cash or etransfer
Location and parking
My studio is located in my home in Kingston at 1410 Perradice Drive.
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There is ample parking and parking is totally free!
Please feel free to call or text me at (204) 721-2419 or email me at