Q: WHAT IS EYEBROW MICROBLADING?
A: Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure that uses a fine blade to place semi-permanent pigment into the surface of the skin. The effect very closely mimics the look and detail of actual brow hairs, creating a bolder, natural-looking brow . This procedure does not require a tattoo gun and is quite different from a traditional tattoo in terms of procedure, permanency, colour, detail, and overall look. Microblading is simply the best way to create natural-looking brows. It can also be referred to as eyebrow embroidery or feathering.
Q: HOW LONG DOES THE SEMI-PERMANENT EYEBROW LAST?
A: Your brows will last between 1-2 years. We recommend that our clients come in for an ‘annual’ touch-up after 9-12 months to keep the brow color looking fresh and to ensure the strokes are defined.
Q: HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
A: The initial procedure takes approximately 2.5 hours and includes brow shaping, customized color matching, numbing and microblading. The first half of the appointment is the consultative component of the procedure and the second half is the microblading itself. Shading is an extra 30 minutes as well as an additional charge.
Q: DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?
A: A topical anesthetic is used to numb the brow area prior and during the procedure. You can expect some minor level of discomfort during the procedure similar to threading. If you are worried about sensitivity you can purchase Zensa 5% numbing cream over the counter on Amazon and apply to brows for one hour before arriving for your appointment. We will continue to numb you when you arrive.
Q: WHAT IS THE HEALING PROCESS LIKE?
A: There are several stages of healing. The first three days after your tattoo tyou will rinse the area with plain water 3-4 times a day and pat dry. The tattoo may weep fluid for the first day or two, press a clean paper towel against the brows to absorb fluid, then keep dry.
The first 3-6 days your brows will look much darker and bolder- this is completely normal. After the first week your brows will start to look patchy and flake. Continue to keep the area dry, do not pick at the flakes. Gentle, mild lotion is applied to the brows to help with dryness, I recommend Cetaphil lotion.
Remove makeup from surrounding area with a washcloth or makeup wipe. Allow to completely dry, and for the next 10 days and avoid water, sweating or steam as much as possible. Do not Apply makeup or any other products on your brows while healing, after two weeks you may start to apply sunscreen to them daily, which will help your tattoo last longer.
The second week your brows will look much lighter, possibly almost disappearing. This is a layer of skin regenerating over the strokes and will naturally exfoliate off in the next 10 days or so. Your true brow color will appear after 4 weeks, be patient!
Q: WILL I REQUIRE A TOUCH-UP?
A: Microblading is a two step procedure, at your touch up appointment we take into account how your skin healed as far as color and strength of strokes, and assess any small changes needed. All clients require a touch-up appointment within 2 months of the initial procedure to fill in any areas of the skin that may not have fully retained the pigment – this is completely natural. The touch-up takes approximately 1.5 hours and is included in the price of your initial procedure. About 20% of people may require a second touch up depending on their goals or lifestyle.
Q: DOES EVERYONE’S SKIN HEAL SIMILARLY FROM THE PROCEDURE?
A: Everyone’s skin is different and therefore may heal differently from this procedure. Depending on your skin type and how well your body heals from small scabs, some areas might retain pigment better than others. Based on our expertise, we will do our best to ensure pigment is placed well within the skin to achieve exceptional results. Some women might need two touch-ups instead of one based on how the skin heals. Please be patient and know that we are committed to getting you the results you want.
Q: AM I AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
A: Microblading is a safe and reliable procedure and suitable for most people. However, if you have any of the following conditions, please consult with your doctor before booking this procedure and bring a doctor’s note with you to your appointment. If you have any of the following conditions and do not have a legitimate doctor’s note with approval, we cannot perform this procedure for you. There are no exceptions to this rule.
· Pregnant and/or breast-feeding
· On blood thinning medication
· Have had injections in the brow area within the last 2 weeks.
· You can not have microblading done within thirty days of having a chemical peel, if you have had a chemical peel please contact us about when to schedule, we want your skin to be fully healed from a peel before tattooing to retain pigment.
If you have any other medical conditions that you are unsure of, please email us at Jenny@BowBrowLA.com and we will be happy to answer any other health related questions.
Q: HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU?
A: We will have online booking very soon! For now, please email Jenny@BowBrowLA.com
We do require a $200 deposit to reserve your appointment via Paypal or Venmo, this goes toward your appointment total and is NON REFUNDABLE or transferable.
If you had your eyebrows previously tattooed or microbladed and are interested in Brow Rehab, please email us photos of your current tattoo so we can create the right plan for you.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
-AVOID TANNING TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR MICROBLADING APPOINTMENT.
-DO NOT COME TO YOUR MICROBLADING APPOINTMENT WITH A SUNBURN ON YOUR FOREHEAD OR FLARING SKIN AROUND YOUR EYEBROWS. IN THIS CASE, EMAIL US AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TO RESCHEDULE.
-AVOID CHEMICAL PEELS AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR MICROBLADING APPOINTMENT.
-DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL, NIACIN, VITAMIN E, ASPRIN, IBUPROFEN OR ANY MEDICATION THAT THINS THE BLOOD 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR MICROBLADING APPOINTMENT.
-DO NOT WORK OUT THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE.
-PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL BE MORE SENSITIVE DURING YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE.