WHAT DOES BROW TINTING DO?
Eyebrow tinting is a color service that involves applying a gentle semi- permanent dye to your eyebrows for about 5 to 15 minutes (varies)to take them a shade or two darker. It enhances the color, shape and thickness . For sparse brows in particular, tinting works wonders at grabbing the lighter hairs and to result in a fuller, more dramatic shape. The benefits are immediate. Your fill-in method will be pretty low-key for its 2-3 week life span, during which time the tint will naturally fade to your original hue.
WILL I HAVE AN ALLERGIC REACTION?
If there are concerns about swelling or skin sensitivity to certain products , a free patch test is recommended 24 hours prior to service appointment.
HOW LONG DOES THE TINT LAST?
Results varies depending on skin type and how you care for your brows. It lasts up to 2 -3 weeks fading gradually.
Can I get my touch up session sooner than 4 weeks?
Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 4 weeks after initial microblading session as pigment color has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.
Is it painful?
The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure your
brow technician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Typical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.
How long does it last?
Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the
area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin
type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect
of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as
your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To
maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. Clients can let the
microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.
What are the pre and post care procedures?
In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions.
Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:
Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours.
Avoid tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone.
No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.
Feel free to come in with their brow makeup on so our technician can see your every day look you prefer. Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed. We will then work together to create the perfect brows!
After your procedure, clients MUST follow these instructions:
Do not immerse brow area in water for 14 days. When showering, make sure to avoid face area.
When cleaning or washing face, make sure to avoid brows and clean around it.
Do not put makeup on or around the brow area. Microbladed area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections.
Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 24 hours.
Brow area will feel slightly itchy as it heals and will start to lightly scab over. Do not peel or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation.
Do not go swimming, tanning or into saunas for at least 14 days.
No face scrubs or chemical peels at least 2 weeks after.
Who is not suitable for the procedure?
Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates:
Have heart conditions or using heart medications
Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)
Have skin disease or irritations
Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
Pregnant or nursing clients who want to microblade can be done at your own discretion. We
suggest discussing with your doctor first. Microblading is still considered a tattoo, and just like
with wine or sushi consumption, it is a personal choice to do so during this period.
* We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for
this procedure or for any other reason. Our brow technicians make the decision to
microblade an individual based on their own discretion. *
Risks and complications?
We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilized equipment, new needles and
in a sanitized environment. Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should
be minimal risks or complications . Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could
be possible for certain individuals. We suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have
high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:
Topical makeup products
Gold, silver and nickel
Patch tests are performed before procedure.
What if I do not like it?
As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. We always
recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artist's
work and portfolio when making their decisions. Our brow technicians will do their utmost
to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will
be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly
symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration
and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. Microbladed brows will
eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.