FAQs

The Answers You Need about Microblading & Permanent Makeup

What is Permanent Makeup?

The application of permanent cosmetics is a process of applying micro insertions of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. Permanent cosmetics are another form of tattooing, and are also known as:

  • Micropigmentation

  • Permanent makeup

  • Permanent Tattooing

  • Semi-Permanent makeup

  • Intradermal Cosmetics

  • Cosmetic TattooingDermagraphics

  • Microblading 

 

Microblading uses either a bladed pen or small, electric machine to create hair-like strokes on the brows. Permanent make-up, or permanent tattooing, creates a shading effect on the skin that does not imitate natural hair strokes. For an enhanced brow that looks manicured, but still natural, micropigmentation can be used for semi-permanent shading effect in addition to microblading.

What is Microblading?

A technique of cosmetic tattooing performed specifically on the eyebrows by depositing pigment into the dermis using both microblading and digital pen techniques to achieve the most natural effect of 3-D hair stroke eyebrows.

Who is Microblading or Permanent Makeup ideal for?

Perfect for clients who have:

 

  • Difficulty applying makeup

  • A desire to look their best at all times

  • Contact lenses wearers

  • Busy schedules, shortening daily makeup regimen

  • Makeup allergies

  • Physically active people, sporty lifestyles

  • Sparse/thinning eyebrows or over-tweezed eyebrows

  • People with Alopecia

  • Chemotherapy or radiation therapy

Is Microblading really ‘Permanent’?

This procedure is considered semi-permanent because pigments are deposited below the dermal layer and cannot be washed off like traditional makeup. However, fading can and will occur depending on your skin tone, exposure to the sun, your use of anti-aging products and treatments, the technique you request, and other factors. So, periodic touch-ups are often required.

How does it work?

Our microblading/micropigmentation artists gently deposit color pigments under the skin with a tattoo needle.

How long does it take?

Appointment times vary depending on the service, the amount of work your eyebrows will need, and whether it's a new application or a touchup. Most services are between 1 and 2.5 hours.

Does it hurt?

We use topical anesthetics to numb your skin, so any discomfort you might feel is minimal.

Is it safe?

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.

When will I see results?

Results are immediate. However, it takes a couple weeks for the pigment color to fully settle under the skin. Two sessions are recommended for eyebrow microblading. It is important to understand that satisfactory results of this procedure depend on your skin and how you care for your tattoo after you leave our studio.

How soon can I go back to work?

Down-time is minimal. Swelling and redness are typically mild and most people can return to their normal activities within 24 hours. But, do plan your vacations and events accordingly to your appointments. It will take about 4-6 weeks for your eyebrows to fully heal after the initial procedure.

What’s the healing process like?

The entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. DO NOT expect your new brows to heal perfectly after the first session. This is a two-step, sometimes multiple step process. The human body takes time to heal. Please be patient with your body's healing speed.

 

  • Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark, because the pigment has not yet settled in completely. 

 

  • Expect your brows to darken on days 3-4, then begin to fade the full 30-50%. Itching and flaking may appear during the first 7 days post microblading procedure. This is normal, DO NOT pick or scratch! 

 

  • During the first 7 days, avoid touching/picking/itching, applying skincare or makeup within 1" of the brows, steam, excessive sweating, or tanning beds. 

 

  • Eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. After day 14, your brows will be just about healed, but may fade completely and "reappear" at any point up to the 6 week mark, ready for a touchup.

  • Even with proper aftercare, clients may lose original hair strokes which make brows look uneven. This is normal. That is the reason why most clients need a touchup after 4-6 weeks.

  • Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.

How long you can go between touch ups?

Permanent makeup can last for years. But the pigments are not like those used for body tattoos and are not truly permanent. Touch ups depends upon several factors:

  • Skin type

  • How natural the initial look was. The finer and more natural the individual hair strokes, the more crisp you'll want to keep them

  • Amount of sun exposure

  • Use of anti-aging products and treatments

  • The shade of pigments used

  • Body regeneration and age

Who should avoid Microblading and Permanent Makeup? Are there any pre-existing conditions that will interfere when consideration this service?

MEDICAL CONTRAINDICATIONS THAT PREVENT US FROM PROVIDING SERVICE

  • Allergy to topical makeup, dyes and/or numbing agents - (Gold, silver and nickel, lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine)

      **Please make us aware of any allergies upon booking.

  • Pregnant and/or Nursing

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Hepatitis B/C

  • Lupus

  • Diabetes Type 1

  • Active Skin Disorders: Cold Sores, Shingles, Impetigo, Psoriasis (within 1” of the area to be treated), Eczema, Pink Eye, SunBurn, Severe Acne, Warts

  • Active Vitiligo

  • Blood Disorders: Sickle cell, Hemophilia

  • Keloid formation

  • Severe Rosacea

  • On Antibiotics

  • On blood thinning medication

RESTRICTIONS

  • Topical creams/Accutane or other strong retinoids (Must wait 6 months after treatment ends)

  • Retinol/Retin-A (Discontinued 7 days prior to procedure)

  •  Injections (Botox, Radiesse, JuvaDerm, Voluma, etc.) ( 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure)

  • After chemical peels (60 days before or after procedure)

  • Latisse (Discontinued at least 3 months prior to your eyeliner procedure)

 

MEDICAL CONTRAINDICATIONS THAT REQUIRE A DOCTOR'S NOTE

  • Diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and autoimmune disorders 

  • Diabetes

  • Current or completed chemotherapy treatments (within the last 2 years)

  • Circulatory disorder

  • Bleeding disorders 

  • Artificial heart valves

  • Heart, blood, and/or liver disorders/diseases

 

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155 Boston Rd  - Suite 11- Southborough, MA  01772

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