How long does it take?
Depending on which procedure you choose to have done, timing generally ranges from 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
How long will it last?
After your follow up appointment at 4-8 weeks, most clients will not need any additional work for 1-2 years. At that time a color boost is highly recommended. Color retention is individual for everyone based on skin condition, medical disorders, prescription use, sun exposure and topical facial creams as well.
Does it hurt?
We use topical anesthetics to numb the area to control any pain or discomfort felt during the procedure.
Why do I need a touch up appointment?
Touch ups are required after initial procedure to ensure as much color retention as possible. During the healing phase loss of pigment and fading of pigment occurs on everyone. This is then adjusted as well as shape and color if needed.
How long does it take to heal?
Depending on the service, healing is anywhere from 4-8 weeks. Swelling and redness are common due to the nature of the procedure. This can last up to one week. Flaking of the skin, tightness and itchiness occur as well during healing. The outer layer of skin will heal first, and then the interior will have its cellular turnover. During the turnover stage pigment can and often does change color before coming back to the surface. The final pigment color is then assessed and adjusted if necessary. Following proper aftercare is essential.
Can I have it done before a big event?
No. It is highly recommended to avoid any permanent makeup procedure before a big life event. Permanent makeup is an art and not a science. Everyone heals differently. There are always risks of unfavorable results or allergic reactions, so it is best to consider permanent makeup months before or after big events.
What is the difference between Microblading and Hairstrokes?
Microblading is a technique of using a hand tool to insert small amounts of pigment into the skin in form of hair like strokes. Hair stroke brows are done with a machine to insert pigment into the skin in the form of hair like strokes. Both are permanent. It’s solely based on the technician which procedure will have the best results for each individual client.
Does permanent makeup replace my use of topical makeups?
No. Permanent makeup does not replace the need to use topical makeup. It gives the option to not need topical makeup, but this depends on how each client wears their makeup everyday. For the client who wears little to no makeup regularly, they may not need any topical makeup at all anymore. However a client who prefers a more dramatic makeup look, may need to use topical makeup still. Permanent makeup helps make application time much less than before. Permanent makeup should look as natural as possible.