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MICROSHADING BROWS

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What is Microshading?

Unlike Microblading, Microshading does not tattoo full strokes along the browline, but rather small points to “shade” in sparse areas. Instead of creating the illusion of individual hairs, Microshading fills in the entire brow with light pigmentation through the use of a fine tipped needle. 

 

The Results
The results will not appear to be individual eyebrow hairs, but rather a shading that more closely resembles penciling or powdering your brows with makeup, Microshading provides for a more airbrushed and powdered brow look. Brows will appear extra bold following the appointment, but the color will soften approximately 30 percent over the following 14 days. Depending on your skin type, the results can last between one to one and a half years. (Oily skin types may need a touchup sooner than drier skin types)

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How long do permanent brows last?

Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 18-24 months.

What if I am allergic or have sensitive skin?

If you have skin sensitivities, I do offer a patch test for the local anesthetic and pigments. Our pigments are by Perma Blend, Scalpa and Sof Tap and are certified vegan and nickel free. If you wish to take the patch test prior to your service, please let me know and a you will need to arrive 15 minutes early. 

Is the procedure painful?

Permanent Eyebrows prcedures can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, there is a topcial anesthetic applied before and during to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely tolerable.

 

How long do permanent brows last?

Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 18-24 months.

What if I am allergic or have sensitive skin?

If you have skin sensitivities, I do offer a patch test for the local anesthetic and pigments. Our pigments are by Perma Blend, Scalpa and Sof Tap and are certified vegan and nickel free. If you wish to take the patch test prior to your service, please let me know and a you will need to arrive 15 minutes early. 

Is the procedure painful?

Permanent Eyebrows prcedures can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, there is a topcial anesthetic applied before and during to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely tolerable.

 Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for a Permanent Eyebrow treatment? 

  • Pregnancy

  • Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)

  • On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.

  • Diabetic

  • Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)

  • Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)

  • Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)

  • You're taking blood thinning medication

  • Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)

  • If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.

  • You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)

  • Old PMU

  • You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area

  • If you have a sunburn. 

  • After waxing (must wait 3 days)

  • After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)

  

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my service? 

  • Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.

  • Do not take Omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.

  • Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.

  • No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.

  • No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.

  • Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.

  • No Botox or filler two weeks before or after the procedure.

What can I expect during my service?

Before the appointment begins, the artist will provide a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the treatment. The artist then draws on the eyebrow shape. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size. Next, the artist chooses the perfect color. Initial strokes are placed, then anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort. Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow. After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin. Once that's finished, the artist cleans the area thoroughly. After the service, the artist will apply a sealing cream that will remain on the skin for 12-24 hours.

 Is there any after-procedure care? 

Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:

  • Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.

  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.

  • 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.

 What happens during the touch up? 

The touch up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment. During your touch up, the artist will fill in any missing hairs, add or make hairs longer, or achieve a darker color if neccessary.

What is the healing process like?

Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 4-5 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right! 

 

Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin). 

 

Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or scabs. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

 

Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.

How do I upkeep my microshaded brows?

We advise all clients to continue cleaning up unruly hairs by tweezing or threading, but not waxing. Waxing tends to remove skin cells, and can make the brow color fade faster. Be sure to use SPF too, and avoid using harsh exfoliants and ingredients that promote cell turnover on brows.

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