FAQ

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

Microblading is a modern form of permanent cosmetics in which the technician uses a hand held tool to manually create hyper-realistic hair strokes. Permanent cosmetics and medical tattooing involves the application of pigment into the skin. A professional artist should use specialist equipment and techniques to ensure that the experience is quieter, gentler and less invasive. Although the treatments use needles, these needles are smaller and do not penetrate the skin as deep as traditional tattooing. While microblading is a permanent service, results typically last 1-3 years depending on skin type and aftercare compliance.

 

CAN ANYONE HAVE PERMANENT MAKEUP?

Please be advised that microblading is a form of tattooing and there are some medical conditions and medications that prevent clients from getting the service. If you have any questions, please email or call. Occasionally, a doctor’s note can be accepted for special cases.

 

Permanent cosmetics services cannot be performed if you are:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Taking immunosuppressive medication/have been diagnosed with an immune disorder.
  • Taking blood thinning medication.
  • Taking krill oil/fish oil.
  • Have an undiagnosed/untreated heart issues.
  • Have taken antibiotics in the past 20 days.
  • Have tendency to keloid.
  • Have had peels/laser/microneedling within the past four weeks.
  • Have taken accutane in the past year.
  • Have had laser resurfacing in the past year.
  • Have had botox injections on the forehead within 3 weeks.
  • At high risk of infection/must take antibiotics during dental work.
  • Trichotillomania diagnosis.
  • Most people who have had their brows tattooed in the past will be turned away. Please contact Hannah with a photo of your brows to see if she will take you as a client.

If you are unsure whether or not you can receive microblading, please contact Extraordinary Brows.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?

The healing process typically takes a complete 4-6 weeks. The brows will be red and irritated for up to 2 days after the service, and they will appear darker than normal for 2-5 days. It is normal for the color to flake off and appear softer and less visible during the healing process, but the pigment will reappear in the following few days.

 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

Before your appointment, please be sure to avoid blood thinners, alcohol, ibuprofen, and any other pain relievers 24-48 hours before your appointment. Caffeine the day of the procedure may increase discomfort levels and blood flow. It is also advised to avoid exercise 10-14 days following your procedure to have a good healed result. Retin A and fish oil must be stopped at least 10 days prior to the service.

 

DOES IT HURT?

While everyone’s pain tolerance varies, I numb my clients with topical numbing solution, and I use another numbing solution throughout. My past clients have described the feeling as a 1 on a scale of 10 for pain.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Proper aftercare will save your pigment from fading. Typically, microblading will last 1-3 years. This however, can be affected by the use of harsh topical skin care around the area, unprotected UV exposure, and improper aftercare.

 

CAN I CHOOSE MY SHAPE?

I provide each of my clients an in-depth brow mapping and analysis. We will both work together to outline the perfect shape of brow that compliments both your facial structure and your personal style.

 

IS IT REVERSIBLE?

Receiving a permanent cosmetic procedure should be considered carefully and thoughtfully through. Any pigment being placed under the skin is permanent. There are a few different ways to lighten and lessen the pigment, however the results are never guaranteed and can be very damaging to the skin. Do not go into an appointment with the thought that it is reversible.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Clients must cancel their appointment within 48 hours to avoid the $100 cancellation fee.

This fee will be credited towards any future rescheduled appointments.

 

NO SHOW POLICY

Clients who do not show up to scheduled appointments and fail to notify the business will be charged 100% of their scheduled service.

If the client wishes to reschedule, a non refundable $100 deposit will be due before the appointment date.

 

LATE POLICY

Clients that are 15 minutes + late to their scheduled appointment will be rescheduled. No exceptions are made.

This policy is due to the amount of clients that are seen a day, as the microblading artist cannot risk running late to following clients.