Frequently asked questions

What is Microblading/Microshading/Combo Brow?

Microblading/Microshading/Combo Brow is a form of cosmetic tattoo that is semi-permanent and can last for approximately 1-2 years. The pigment is implanted into the skin, beneath the surface of the skin, by means of a disposable needle which gives the appearance of hair's a 2-step processMicroblading is a TWO STEP process. The first step is the initial procedure and the second step is your 6-8 weeks follow up visit!The follow-up visit is the 'Perfection Visit'. During this session, we will assess the colour retention and make any adjustments necessary. At this time, we can go for a bolder shape, add more density or darken the colour. I re-embed pigment into the same hair lines to pump up the colour. Besides this purpose, the Perfection Visit has other important purposes as well. There are many factors which can effect pigment retention, making it hard to predict how well the pigment will hold after your first treatment. If the pigment doesn't retain well, it's easy to reinforce the work during the Perfection Visit. Very minor changes can make a very big difference in the final result./

Does this procedure hurt?

A topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. However, pain levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable during the procedure.

How long does it last?

Microblading/Microshading/Combo Brow procedure outcome are considered semi-permanent and will fade over time. This may need to be refreshed every 6-8 months in order to keep lines crisp, otherwise they will fade after 1-2 years.

Frequency of sessions depends on a number of factors including the colour pigment used (lighter colours will fade faster)., lifestyle (sun exposure) and if any form of exfoliations come into contact with the treated area.

Note that the final results cannot be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure can take anywhere between 2.5 - 3 hours, please plan accordingly. This includes before/after photos, numbing and allowing for pigment to absorb into the microbladed area.

What will my brows look like?

Your eyebrows will appear much darker for the first few days. They will gradually lighten during the healing process. Redness and swelling may also occur.

Hair-strokes will appear crisp, darker and bold, but will soften in appearance to 40% of the colour once healed.

What factors will affect my procedure?

These factors may include: skin type, how well the aftercare instructions are followed, exposure to sun, water or skin care products during the healing period and/or certain health conditions.Sun exposure: the sun will soften the look of your tattoo. Once healed, sunblock SPF 50 should be applied daily to prevent eyebrows from fading as quicklyThe longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holdsThe speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: the slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold. This depends on the thickness level of the skinThe choice of colour: lighter pigments will fade quicker than dark pigmentsBleeding during the procedure: bleeding will reduce the pigment absorption, as blood will push out the colours

Am I a good candidate for these Microblading/Microshading/Combo Brows?

1. if you have extremely oil skin, microblading may not work well for you. the constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will appear more powdered than you would expect instead of crisp lines 2. if you have little to no existing hair, you tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than those clients who have more hair naturally 3. if you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner 4. if you are iron deficient or anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure 5. if you are not pregnant and/or breastfeeding 6. if you are not anemic/diabetic (unless you have medications to regulate blood) 7. If you have had your eyebrows previously tattooed and are interested in a cover-up/re-work, you must bring this to my attention and send photos of your current eyebrows. No guaranteed results for such cases and must be approved. In some cases where the previous work is too dark, dense, discoloured, or too large, tattoo removal will be highly recommended before we begin the cover-up/re-work. Previously tattooed areas and cover-ups will require additional touch-ups for the best results * We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reasons. Great eyebrows don't happen by chance,
they happen by appointment