Do you use a tattoo gun or machine?
Microblading is different from traditional tattooing in that no electrical machinery is used. I use a hand tool to insert the pigment into the skin in fine, feathered lines that mimic hair strokes.
Are you licensed and certified?
Yes, I am certified in permanent make-up and a master trainer. I was trained and certified in Microblading by Master Katie Dang at Advance Microblading Academy in Chicago.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure itself takes approximately one hour. However, on your first visit, please expect your appointment to last about 2 hours, which will include the consultation and pre-draw.
How do you select the color and shape?
During your consultation, we will discuss your preferences. Together, we will pre-draw the shape and design of your brows. I will not begin the microblading process until you have approved the color and design.
Does it hurt?
A topical numbing cream is applied to the brow area prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort. Most clients say that the microblading process from a scale of 1-10 usually hurts from 1-3 depending on the person.
Is there any downtime?
You can go right back to work after the procedure. However, your brow area may feel tender and slightly swollen for a few days. You may resume exercise after 3 days. I advise against swimming or drenching your brows with water for one week, until your brows are fully healed.
How long does it take to heal?
Your brows should be fully healed within 7-10 days.
What will my brows look while they are healing?
The brows will look up to 30% darker and larger during the first week, until it fully heals. During the healing process, the brows may form a light scab or crust. This is not very noticeable and can be concealed with brow gel or powder after 3 days until the scab fully comes off in 7-10 days.
What aftercare products should I use?
Tammy will supply you with an aftercare lotion to apply while the eyebrows heal.
How do I prolong the life of my microbladed eyebrows?
To keep your eyebrows looking its best, avoid getting it wet until it is completely healed. Always wear sunscreen SPF 30 or higher on the microbladed area when you are exposed to the sun or it will fade much faster. Avoid exfoliating the eyebrow area and never wax your brows, as it can fade. Don’t apply skincare with retinol, acids, acne medications, or use scrubs near your eyebrows.
How often will I need touch-ups and how much do they cost?
You receive a touch up 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure to perfect the shape, color, and hair stokes. Your eyebrows will not fade completely for up to 2 years. I recommend scheduling touch-ups at least once a year to keep the color fresh. Touch-ups will cost $75+, depending on how long you wait between appointments.