Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
Pain tolerance varies from person to person. Two SEPARATE numbing gels, both containing 5% lidocaine, are used prior and during the procedure to ensure ultimate comfort. Clients have related the procedure with eyebrow threading, plucking multiple hairs at once, or a light scratching of the skin.
Can I do this if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
No. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we will not perform the procedure.
Who is not a candidate for microblading/ Ombre Brows?*
*A SIGNED consent form including all contraindications will be necessary before performing any microblading procedure.
Those under the age of 18
People with diabetes- doctors consent must be provided
People with glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinners (e.g., aspirin)
People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated
People with allergies to makeup or pigments
People with allergies to topical anaesthetics including betacaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine
Those with easily triggered post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed
Are a hemophiliac
Have healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve disorder
Those on any skin medication such as ro-accutaine, steroids which thin and oversensitive
Those with allergies to topical anesthetics
Flu or cold- please reschedule if you have a cold, flu, or respiratory infection
Cancers/Chemotherapy- doctor's clearance will be necessary
Juvederm or other fillers- get permanent makeup first or ask your juvederm tech for clearance
Shingles- If you have shingles on your face, wait several months to get permanent makeup
Any cold sores on the face
Any visible skin conditions in the brow area including eczema, psoriasis or severe acne
Do I shave my natural brow hairs?
No. We will incorporate as much of the natural brow hairs as possible. Any stray hairs that are outside the brow design will be removed.
What will it look like and feel like after the procedure?
Temporary redness is minimal and some swelling may occur. Clients can return to work after the procedure. After the numbness wears off there may be a slight discomfort in the area similar to a sunburn. The eyebrows will appear darker and crisper in the days following the treatment (3-5 days). Some flaking may occur and the strokes may lighten by 30-50%. A perfecting session should be scheduled 6-8 weeks after initial procedure.
How long does it take to heal?
It takes about 2 weeks for the superficial layers to heal. The deeper layers will take about 6-8 weeks to fully heal. The first 3-5 days will appear darker, but around day 4 or 5, strokes will appear much lighter and softer.
What will my healed brow look like?
No two brows are alike. There are no guarantees and results will vary from client to client depending on skin type, lifestyle, and immediate and long term after care. Your follow up perfecting session will help ensure your desired brows.
How long will it last?
Microblading and Ombre Brows may last 6-12+ months depending on after care, lifestyle, sun exposure, and skin type.
A perfecting session is required after initial session
The FIRST TOUCH UP is done 6-8 weeks after the first session to perfect the brow
hOW OFTEN ARE TOUCH UPS NEEDED?
An annual touch up is recommended to maintain brow tattoos.
Results vary from person to person see our policy
How do I care for my brows?
What are the ingredients in the pigment powders for Henna Brows?
Lawsonia Inermis, Indigo Tinctoria, Citric Acid, Theobroma Cacao, Rubia Cordifolia, 2,4-diaminophenoxy less than 2%
Does Henna hurt?
There may be light soreness from the rubbing method used to remove the dry pigment.
Do you use the same technique as microblading, etc for Henna Brows?
This method uses pigment powder that stains the skin. This is a non-invasive method and does not require any form of blade or pmu machine to apply.
How does Henna Brows work?
Once the color has been carefully selected to match your complexion and hair color, the artist mixes the pigment powder to the necessary consistency and it is then directly applied to the skin and allowed to sit until dry. Once dry, the pigment is then removed using a rubbing motion. The stain is allowed to oxidize for 10 minutes to get the true color. Following the oxidation stage a neutralizer will be applied.
Am I a good candidate for Henna Brows?
If you experience any of the following you are not a good candidate for henna. We encourage you to consult with a doctor before performing Henna Brow.
If you suffer from sensitive skin, dermatitis, irritated or damaged skin in the eyebrow area.
If you have previously reacted to hair dyes, black henna, or any ingredients in Henna Brow products (listed above) then it is advised that Henna Brows are not suitable for use.
If you are Glcose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD) breastfeeding/pregnant with a baby who is G6PD deficient or have a family history of G6PD deficiency or favaism DO NOT USE. Can nduce Hemolytic Anemia the individuals who are G6PD deficient.
How long does this procedure take?
The procedure can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 1 hour this will include filling out paperwork, drawing on the ideal eyebrows, and then applying pigment.
How long does Henna Last?
Henna is staining of the skin, the more the area is washed or rubbed the quicker it will fade. Henna can last 1.5-2 weeks
What is the aftercare For Henna?
Do not get eyebrows wet for 12 hours following the tint application.
When washing the face, wash around your eyebrows,
Avoid using any scrubs or resurfacing creams in the eyebrow area.
Avoid Direct sunlight and UV light in the first 12 hours.