What Is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of permanent Cosmetic Tattooing that refers to the process of creating tiny hair-like strokes to mimic and enhance the natural look of eyebrows. This is done by implanting pigment under the skin using a small, sterile, disposable needle which results in the look of fuller brows.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Microblading is considered to be permanent and will not wash off.
However, it will fade over time and may need a touch-up every 1-2 years.
Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement),
and if any chemicals come into contact with treated areas.
Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. The tattooed hair strokes tend to have a more crisp look once healed on dry skin compared to more blurry strokes on oily skin. I will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.
Touch-ups are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring 2+ visits. The initial procedure is followed by a touch-up procedure 6-8 weeks later.
Please note that the client is responsible for booking their own follow-up appointment and can book those appointments at any time within the 6-8 week timeframe.
Am I a Good Candidate For Microblading?
You are not a good candidate for Microblading if you have very thin, aged or mature skin, extremely oily skin, or very large pores. These clients will have less than ideal healed results and are more suited for an ombre or powder brow done with a machine, which is a service I do not currently provide at this time.
You are not a candidate if:
-You are pregnant or nursing.Per the San Diego Health Dept. we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant OR nursing/breastfeeding women. The hormones released while pregnant and nursing can cause poor retention, excessive bleeding, and increased pain levels and therefore we do not perform these services for breastfeeding women.
-You are Under 18. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive cosmetic tattooing.
- Health conditions that may DISQUALIFY you include diabetes, keloid scarring, herpes, HIV/AIDS, or other infectious diseases, active rosacea or psoriasis, acne in the brow area, and auto-immune diseases or health conditions where you are prone to easy bleeding.
-If you are on any steroid medications, Accutane, Retin-A or other strong retinols, blood thinners, (including aspirin regimens) currently receiving chemotherapy, have had any intense chemical peels, lasers, facials, botox, latisse or lash growth serums, other facial treatments, or are currently sunburned, you will need to wait a certain period of time before receiving microblading services.
-I do not do touchups of other artists work; if you have previously tattooed/microbladed brows I will be unable to complete your service.
-Please let us know of any medical conditions or allergies you have BEFORE booking an appointment, as this may disqualify you for the procedure, or we may need to source different products or change the procedure for your service. This includes all allergies, food, environmental and otherwise that MUST be stated on your intake paperwork.
- Microblading my not be performed if you have received the Covid 19 vaccination within two weeks of your appointment or plan to receive the vaccine up to 14 days after your microblading appointment.
*IF ANY OF THE ABOVE APPLIES TO YOU AND YOU DO NOT DISCLOSE PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, YOU WILL BE REFUSED SERVICE AND FORFEIT YOUR DEPOSIT
Is There a Cancelation Fee?
Yes! A $50 deposit is required for all initial microblading appointments and yearly touchups. A $15 deposit is required for all Brow Lamination appointments. Your deposit is non-refundable. However, you may transfer it to another date or time if at least 24hr notice is given. If less than 24hr notice is given, a new deposit will be required to book another appointment. If you need to reschedule your appointment more than once, a separate deposit may apply.
Do I Need A Touch Up Appointment?
Yes! All Permanent Cosmetic procedures require 2 sessions. During your 4-8 week follow-up we can assess your pigment retention and make any adjustments needed. This follow-up also increases the longevity of your Semi-Permanent Cosmetics.
Do I Need A Consultation Before Receiving Permanent Cosmetics?
At this time, I only offer virtual consultations. If you have a specific question or concern you are welcome to text me prior to your appointment. I book enough time to discuss your needs and wants at your initial appointment. If you are in need of correction work or have had your brows tattooed elsewhere, please text me a photo before booking.