Permanent Makeup and Mircoblading: A Guide to Achieving Your Perfect Look

If you are reading this, you have taken your first step to achieving your perfect look, and I’m sure you have so many questions to ask. I understand how important it is that you do your research when choosing to have a permanent makeup procedure, so I decided to help take the stress out of it for you. Here is a list of frequently asked questions and my responses.

If I have missed anything, please feel free to call us for more questions. (469) 718-9782


What To Expect:

(Semi-Permanent Services) 

Day 1
You may experience redness; Depending on the pigment used you may also see an orange cast where the pigment is placed. This is due to oxidization and should disappear in a few hours.

Day 2
The pigment in the brow area may appear visibly darker than the initial color of the first day. This is a results of the natural oxidation process that takes place in the skin once pigment has been implanted. The pigment is reacting slowly with oxygen in the air, turning it darker.

Day 3
The skin in the brow area should form a crust-like appearance. You should continue to place a moderate amount of ointment on your brows. Avoid over applying the healing ointment.

Day 4-8
The skin in the brow area will continue to crust. During this time, you should experience shedding of the previously formed crust. Please do not pick at the scabbing skin, instead allow it to naturally shed. IMPORTANT: If you peel the crust prematurely, you take the risk of losing the pigment behind it or minor scarring.

Day 9+
The crust should have completely shed and the pigment behind will look very faint. DO NOT PANIC!! The color will return gradually in the weeks to come. The average client will see a return by week two. However, the average healing time is four weeks.

Day 30
Your brows should appear 30% lighter, and with a soft powdery finish. Please be advised that these are semi-permanent brows and will gradually fade. Your lifestyle and skin type determines the longevity of the brows. Avoid direct sun exposure, place sunscreen daily and enjoy your new brows!

Microblading can last up to 1 year or longer depending on the individuals care, skin type and lifestyle. Clients come in to be touched up as soon as one year to keep the brows in tip top shape.

You may experience slight discomfort during the first pass which takes about 2-3 minutes. (Nothing unbearable). Once we achieve the outline I will then apply a second numbing making the rest of the procedure virtually painless.

The initial healing period is 7-10 days. The complete healing process takes between 6-8 weeks. There are a few factors that determine how your body heals such as age, skin type, and lifestyle.You may return to work or doing daily activities immediately after as long as you are following the proper after care instructions.

Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color. This can last up to a week after treatment while the initial healing process takes place.

Please plan on being at our office 2-3 hours.

Redness is minimal with most clients, and will subside within a few hours.

The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the microblading is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and it is only after 6 weeks that your touch-up/adjustments can be done.

Your brow shape will be determined using measurements on the brow bone & your facial features. These measurements will be used as a guide, once the shape is drawn out and approved by you, we will then begin your Microblading procedure.

Can you guarantee your work?

Unfortunately, we cannot. How your skin reacts to PMU is different for everyone and many factors are to be taken into consideration. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, all play a key role in how the pigment will hold, which is why it is important to know that more than one touch up may be required. We can guarantee that your face is important to us and that we will act in accordance with our experience and expertise to give you our absolute best. We can guarantee that we will strive to make you satisfied and content every time, but there are no guarantees in this industry.

Do you accept walk-ins?

No. We work by appointment only.

Can my friend watch the procedure or bring my child?

Sorry. Only clients are allowed in the procedure room.

What if I have to cancel?

The deposit is nonrefundable, but we can transfer your deposit to a different day.

Things To Know Before Your Microblading Procedure

• Please refrain from taking blood thinning medication including Asprin and Vitamins such as Fish Oil for at least 3-5 days before procedure.
• Microblading is NOT recommended for someone who is prone to keloiding, diabetic or pregnant.
• Prospective clients must not have taken anything with Acutane for 6 months and Taxanac or Retin-A for at least 2-3 weeks.
• Avoid taking antibiotics for at least a week before procedure, if you are currently on antibiotics please schedule an appointment at least 1-2 weeks after your last pill to protect yourself from complications during the procedure.
• Refrain from Botox or fillers in the brow and forehead area for at least 2-3 weeks before procedure.
• Please advise me if you have had any LASIK or Glaucoma procedures.
• Avoid alcohol for 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.
• Please arrive with a clean face - free of makeup, moisturizer, and other skin products to ensure the best results possible.

(Aftercare) Post Microblading Procedure Care Instructions

After the procedure, the area treated will be darker and more intense. This will last a few days until the skin heals and peels and naturally exfoliates and the true color emerges. During the healing process, you may develop dry, or flaky and itchy skin around the treated area. This is completely normal. It is important not to rub, pick or scratch this area.

It is also important to note that even with proper aftercare, your brows can result in patches or fading spots. This is also completely normal as your body is trying to recover and reject this foreign object from your face. Your 6-8 week touch up is intended to replace any hair stokes lost during this initial healing process.

Here are some aftercare instructions on how to take care of your fresh new brows so that you may reap the maximum results.

  • No touching. You do not want to get any potential bacteria that may be on your hands or fingers to get into your healing brows. This could cause potential infection.
  • Do not wet for 7 days, please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. If you feel dust or discomfort on the treated area, wipe it gently with alcohol wipe.
  • No rubbing or picking the treated area. As your new brows heal, you may notice some flaking of your skin. This is completely normal. Picking at your newly treated brows may result is unwanted gaps that may have otherwise not happened.
  • For the first 7 days, keep a thin layer of ointment on your brows to keep them moist. Use a clean Q-Tip to apply as fingers may have bacteria that could cause infection. Once or twice a day should suffice.
  • Avoid prolonged direct sunlight, tanning beds, excessive sweating, and makeup in the brow area for at least 10 days. If you have to be in the sun, please wear a cap to protect your new brows.

The following must be avoided during all 14 days post procedure:

  • Increased sweating
  • Practicing sports
  • Swimming
  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
  • Sun tanning or salon tanning
  • Exposure to UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the treatment area
  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
  • Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab

Who should avoid permanent makeup?

Ineligible Without Exception

Individuals Under 18 Years Of Age
We cannot Microblade anyone under 18 years of age, even with parental consent.

Women Who Are Pregnant Or Nursing
As the body is going through hormonal changes, it is more prone to infections. Your skin may change and results can be unpredictable.

It is unsafe to undergo treatment in case of a seizure.

Individuals With Pacemaker Or Major Heart Problems
We use epinephrine, as a numbing agent, that can increase your heart rate possible causing dysrhythmias.

Individuals With Viral Infections And/or Diseases 
The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system.

Individuals With Lupus
The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system.

Individuals Who Have Undergone Organ Transplant
The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system.

Individuals With Any Kind Of Skin Condition On Or Near The Treatment Area
Eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis or any one of these skin conditions may compromise the surface and texture of the skin. Procedure performed on skin with these type of condition may have sub par results.

Individuals Who Are Allergic To Metal And Colour
We use small needles and pigments that can contain some metals and colorant, so allergy can be a show stopper.

Individuals Prone To Keloids 
Since permanent makeup punctures the skin, there is always a risk for people that are prone to keloids to heal with keloids scaring

Individuals Who Used Accutane
Accutane alters the skin and makes it thin, dry, and sensitive. It also weakens your immune system. For those reasons you'll need to one year after your Accutane treatment is completed and your skin is back to its normal state.

Eligible With Doctor Clearance and Note

Individuals Undergoing Chemotherapy
Although permanent makeup is great for enhancing your look, we require a doctor’s note in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy. Once you're cleared from your oncologist we can book your appointment. Permanent makeup is a great solution for cancer survivors.

Individuals With Diabetes
It is important that your condition is stable and under control. Please consult with your physician and provide us with a doctor's note.

Individuals With Thyroid Condition
The color of your brows can fade faster when taken with certain thyroid medications.

Individuals With Glaucoma
The risk of developing an eye infection is higher.
Individuals with High Blood Pressure
Your blood pressure has to be at a stable condition. You may have slightly greater bleeding than the norm. Excessive bleeding during the procedure can dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.
Individuals that have any uncertainty regarding their pre-existing conditions, or are under the supervision of a physician, please consult with your doctor before booking an appointment and provide us with a doctor's note.

Eligible Based On Individual Cases

Individuals With A Dark Pre-existing Eyebrow Tattoo Or Permanent Makeup
The tattoo or permanent makeup must be light enough for us to draw hair strokes. We ask anyone with a previous eyebrow tattoo to send us an email to with a picture of their eyebrows with no makeup on, so we can evaluate.

Individuals Who Are Allergic To Lidocaine Or Epinephrine
Our most used anesthetic is lidocaine and epinephrine so if you are allergic to it, we will not be able to use it during the procedure; however, you will still have an option to proceed but without a numbing agent to reduce the pain.

Individuals With Oily Skin
Those with very oily skin are ineligible for microblading. Powder brows are recommended for this skin type. Those with less oily or combination skin, may consider a combination of microblading and powder effect, known as combo brows.