Microblading FAQ's

How long does the treatment take?


Permanent cosmetic enhancements are done in two sessions. The first takes three to four hours. In the first session, the brow is shaped and styled to the client's preference, and pigment is applied. If Manual or Machine Shading is added to a Microblading, your session will take longer. Six to eight weeks later, the client returns for the second session for a touch up. This takes two to three hours, depending on each client's unique, individual pigment retention.




How long does microblading take to heal?


It takes about ten days for healing. In that time any redness will fade and the inital darkness of the eyebrows will begin to lighten. The color will lighten over about thirty days as the pigment completely sets in. HEALING EXPECTATIONS: Day 1: LOVE Days 2-4: Color will darken Days 5-7: Brows will begin to itch, could scab & fall off - TRY to avoid Days 8-10: Color and strokes will begin to lighten and appear to be gone Days 14-28: Color and strokes will begin to reappear as your skin cells turn over Remember: Pigment color intensity will be significantly darker and sharper immediately, and a few days after initial proceduere. The color will reduce by 30-50% and the overall shape of the brow will shrink between 15-20%. The heads of the brows can heal the weakest, due to the fact that this area is generally the most oil part of the brow. True pigment retention will be apparent between days 28-30 and true pigment color at about 6 weeks.




Why is it necessary to do a touch up?


A Touch-up is necessary because everyone's skin-type is uniqe and heals differently, therefore outcomes vary. Depending on skin-type, along with many other variables, it is necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by strengthening color saturation and/or adding more strokes where needed. Touch-up is where the brows are perfected and the final adjustments are made to assure the client's satisfaction. Permanent Cosmetic Enhancements are at minimum a two step process. Overall Health, medications, skin-type, Pre-Care and After-Care all play a part in pigment retention. Therefore some individuals may need MULTIPLE applications of pigment to achieve their desired results. There is a reduced cost for these cases but they must be done within the specified timeline on our website. One Touch-up is included in the price and MUST be booked at the time of your Inital appointment, withing 6-8 weeks of Initial Microblading, Powder, Ombre, or Combo Browz permanent cosmetic enhancement.




Can the touch up be done in less than four weeks?


This is not recommended because the healing needs to be compleated before the final results are seen. Final adjustments should only be done after the inital work has stabilized!




Is Microblading painful


The level of discomfort is relatively minor. Some liken it to tweezing two to three hairs at the same time. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area being worked once the initial microblading pass is done and any minor initial discomfort is eliminated. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. Redness and site swelling in the area is common after the procedure. Often clients liken the feeling to a slight sunburn. Frequently Tylenol is ued to reduce any discomfort.




How long does Microblading last?


Generally Microblading lasts six to eighteen months depending on skin type...normal, oily, or dry and age...young or mature. It is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Overall lifestyle, health, and skincare also affects the duration of the pigments. To maintain the brows, touch-up may be done every six to eighteen months.




What are some of the pre-care instructions?


When you book your appointment, you will be provided with a detailed Pre-Care guide in order to fully prepare you for your session. If not followed carefully, you will seriously impact your permanent cosmetic enhancement, and compromise the quality of your pigment retention and desired healed result. Here are some highlights:

  • No antibiotics 3 weeks before and during your healing process.
  • Do NOT take Advil or other blood thinners such as Aspirin, Niacin, Fish Oil, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary for 48-72 hours prior to your session. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance.
  • No caffeine or energy drinks for at least 24 hours prior to your session.
  • No exercising the day of your session.
  • No alcohol at least 48 hours prior to your session.
  • No Botox for two weeks.
  • No Retin-A for 6 months.
  • No Accutane for 1 year.
  • No waxing, threading 3 days before your session
  • No tanning!
  • You will be more sensitive if you book our session during your menstrual cycle.
  • If there are any changes in supplements, medications or with your personal medical condition, you must notify Drea prior to your Touch-up appointment.




What are the post-procedure instructions?


If Post-Care is not carefully followed, you will seriously impact your permanent cosmetic enhancement, compromise your pigment retention and the quality of your desired healed result. NO Water or Makeup on your new Browz! NO Sweating! NO Exercising! NO Sauna! No Swimming! Take good care of my Browz! Drea Post Care Info: Normal to Dry skin - Rules to cleansing the Brows: WASH YOUR HANDS! Clean brows with dampened cotton, use what is suggested or provided ONLY. Wipe away Skin Candy and any Lymphatic liquid (clear yellowish buildup) that may have occured on the skin. Make sure you get through any natural hair and cleanse the skin well - VERY IMPORTANT. Air- dry and apply a VERY THIN layer of Skin Candy as directed, do not over apply. Day 1: * 30 minutes after Microblading treatment clean the eyebrows as specified. * Repeat cleansing procedure every 2 hours. Clean your brows at least 6 times during that day! Day 2: * Clean the brows and apply Skin Candy every 3 hours. Day 3 - 5 * Clean the brows and apply Skin Candy 3 times a day. * You may wash your face normally starting day 8 . Please review the "What is to be Avoided" list provided. Post Care Info: Combination to Oily skin - Rules for cleansing the Brows: WASH YOUR HANDS! Clean brows with dampened cotton, use what is suggested or provided ONLY. Wipe away Skin Candy and any Lymphatic liquid (clear yellowish buildup) that may have occured on the skin. Make sure you get through any natural brow hair and cleanse the skin well - VERY IMPORTANT. Air-dry and apply a VERY THIN layer of Skin Candy as directed (Do not over apply). Day 1: * 30 minutes after Microblading treatment clean the eyebrows as specified and apply a VERY THIN layer of Skin Candy as directed (Do not over apply). * Repeat cleansing procedure and apply Skin Candy every 2 hours. Clean your brows at least 6 times during that day. (In the case of extremely oily skin, DO NOT apply Skin Candy from this point forward unless the skin feels tight. Day 2: * Clean the brows every 3 hours. (Do not apply Skin Candy unless the skin feels tight.) Days 3 - 5 * Clean the brows 3 times a day. (Do not apply Skin Candy unless the skin feels tight.) * You may wash your face normally after day 8. Please review the "What is to be avoided" list. ALL Skin Types - What is to be AVOIDED: Avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamins that may cause your blood to thin for twenty-four hours. First 14 days: All creams except for Skin Candy or healing ointment provided., ALL make-up in the eyebrow area. Avoid workouts that involve sweating, sauna, facial massage and steaming - inhalation. DO NOT SWIM or immerse your brows. When showering, be careful not to get shampoo, conditioner, etc. on the brows, especially the first two days. NOTE: Sweating can reduce retention and cause infection. First 30 days: Avoid Sunbathing, solarium, light therapies, chemical pleels, fruit acids, microdermabrasion, and creams that contain regeneration factors. Always avoid laser treatments over the treated area (facial laser, IPL), because they destroy the pigment and cause burns. Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to faster pigment fading. Always protect the eyebrows from the sun with SPFs (not during the first 10 days). Microblading is a multi-step process and you shouldn't expect to see full results after one treatment. It takes about 14 days for healing. In that time any redness will fade and the initial darkness of the eyebrows will begin to lighten. The color will lighten over about thirty days as the pigment completely sets in. DO NOT peel or scratch at the scabbing as your brow area heals. Following post care procedure is a vital part of the healing process and WILL have an inpact on the final result of your Microblading. If you experience any symptoms of infection, visit your doctor immediately. For Questions of concerns call or text: Drea (262)977-6743 ALL Skin Types - What to expect during the healing process: Day 1: OMG, I'm in love with my new Browz! Days 2 - 4: I dont like the color, it's too dark. Days 5 -7: OH NO, my Browz itch and light scabs are forming! I am trying not to scratch! Days 8 - 10: Ummmmm,.... my BROWZ ARE GONE! Days 14 - 28: Sweet! My Browz are coming back! Still looking a little patchy and uneven. Touch-up: Awwww, they are beautiful, I love them!




Who should NOT have Microblading?


If you have any of the below conditions, you will not retain color well and will not be a good candidate for a permanent cosmetic enhancement: Skin Conditions:

  • Ingrown hairs and open bumps on the eyebrows
  • Eczema, Psoriases, Dermatitis (Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
  • Rosacea - skin bleeds easy and will not retain color well
  • Severely oily skin on eyebrows. The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid, or not retain well.
  • Very large pores on your forehead & in the eyebrow area
  • Deep wrinkles in the brow area
  • Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (redheads/translucent skin/light eyes) - due to hypersensitivity and thinness of the skin, this skin-type does not take color well.
  • Accutane or Retin-A (acne medication) within the last year
  • Retinol or Vitamin A user - Must discontinue use 1 month prior to treatment
  • Extremely thin skin
  • If you are prone to keloid scarring.
Medical Conditions:
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Liver disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Heart Conditions/Pacemaker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
  • Thyroid conditions and taking medication for this condition (Hypo, Hyperthyroidism, Graves Disease, Hashimoto's - results in thicker skin)
  • Auto Immune Disorders such as LUPUS or Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (MS, RA, or the like)
The following Medical Condiions require a Doctor's approval:
  • Diabetes - Type 1 and 2
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Any other medical condition that causes slow healing or a risk of infection.
  • If you are undergoing Chemothapy/Radiation
If you are on any of these medications, you will have excessive bleeding and your pigment WILL NOT retain well:
  • Antibiotics of any kind
  • Accutane
  • Retin-A
  • Triflusal (Disgren)
  • Clopidogrel (Plavix)
  • Prasugrel (Effient)
  • Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
  • Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
  • Cilostazol (Pletal)
  • Vorapaxar (Zontivity)
  • Dipyridamole (Persantine)
  • Coumadin
If you fail to disclose any of the above skin conditions/medical conditions/medications, you will have a poor outcome and further touch-ups to improve the results will be at an additional cost or treatment may be declined.




What are some of the risks and complications with Microblading?


It is vital for each client to participate in this process, carfully read all information provided and disclose any medical information that could effect a favorable outcome. Proper procedures and precautions are used to ensure safe procedures. Either sterilized tools or disposable tools are used in a sanitized environment. When pre and post-care instructions are followed the risk of complications are minimal. Allergic reactions to pigments are vary rare, but sometimes occure. For this reason, a pigment patch test for those with sensative skin or sensative to topical makeup product, gold, silver, nickel, or hair dyes will be offered at the additional cost of $20. Results will be available within an hour of the patch test.




What if I dont't like the results?


Carefully choose your practitioner. Compare the work of various artists before choosing. Discuss you expectations and desired outcome, including the shape, style and color you wish with the artist. Realize that faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Adjustments may be made during touch-up, such as pigment discoloration and color correction. Remember that Microblading and other permanent cosmetic enhancements will eventyally fade away if touch ups are not done.




Why are pre & post-care instructions so important?


Permanent Cosmetic Enhancments are a collaboration which requires great manual technique by your Artist, as well as the clients meticulous execution of Pre & After Care Instructions. When all parts of the process are done with precision, we are able to achieve each client's unique, individualized best result. Excellent healed results are a Team Effort! 30% of healed results = Artist's Technique. 70% of healed results = Client's overall lifestyle, health, medications, unique skin-type and attention to Pre & Post Care Instructions.




How will my brow shape be determined?


Every brow is differnt. I will utilize my extensive training, golden ratio, your face shape/bone structure to design and achieve you ideal brow shape. However, I believe this is a team effort and am happy to discuss any and all expectations. Please watch this video to have a greater understanding of how your unique face shape/bone structure and golden ratio guides me in your exclusive brow design.




How will my color be determined?


Your pigment color will be selected specifically based on your skin-tone and your natural brow hair color. If you are sure you would like a color other than your natural brow hair color, you will need to know that you will be committed to tinting your brows regularly in order to blend your Cosmetic Enhancement with your brow hair.




Why do you choose to use 100% Disposable tools?


For your safety and to ensure you receive the highest standard of hygiene! 100% Disposable means: EVERYTHING that touches your open skin during your Cosmetic Enhancement including all blades, needles and tools are single use and disposable!




What should I Expect at my Microblading, Powder or Ombre Appointment?


1) If you were not able to print and complete your consent forms with you, please arrive 15- 20 min early to complete them. 2) Some "before pictures will be taken. 3) Your eyebvow area will be cleaned with sterile, hygenic pads and alcohol to disinfect 4) The process begins with drawing out your ideal brow shape. 5) After you and Drea both agree with the shape for your eyebrows, you will sign and apprive the shape in your paperwork and then inital machine work/strokes are placed. Anesthetic is applied on the second pass and then continuously applied thoughout the procedure to reduce any discomfort. 6) Upon completion, Drea will clean the area thoroughly. She will then show you the result and take "after pictures. 7) After the service, we will go over the Post-Care Instructions together.