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FAQ'S

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

Microblading is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing, called micro-pigmentation where a very small sterile handheld disposable blade made out of many fine needles, deposits pigment under the top layers of the epidermis (skin) using fine hair-like strokes that mimics actual hair growth and gives a 3D illusion of real eyebrow hairs. Each fine hairline stroke is strategically placed throughout your brow to give you the ultimate "perfect brow" you have always dreamed of. So whether you already have great eyebrows and want a little more definition or fullness or have little to no eyebrow hair at all and need a full brow recreated all together. Microblading can achieve the finest, most life like results on the market today. Microblading is beneficial for over plucked brows, brows with loss of hair/patches/scaring, clients with medical hair loss or who want more of an arch, or a different shape all together. 

 

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

You must be over 18 years old. Microblading is beneficial for over plucked brows, brows with loss of hair, patchy hair, scaring, clients who want more of an arch, or a different shape eyebrow altogether. 

 

WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR MICROBLADING?

If any of these are applicable please do not book Microblading:

If you are under 18 years old 

Have large pores on your forehead

Oily skin

Diabetes

Graves disease

Pregnant

Breast-feeding

Have a history of keloids, vitiligo or rosacea.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? 

Results will vary from client to client. It typically lasts 12-18 months. Results depend on aftercare and how well you maintain your brows. Other factors include your lifestyle, sweating, sun exposure and your skin pigment, texture and oiliness. 

 

There are no guarantees regarding the healing and benefits from the procedure. Everyone heals differently depending on both the aftercare maintenance and how well your skin itself naturally retains the pigment. 

 

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE? 

For your initial appointment which includes the full consultation, designing your brows and the procedure takes we allow a full 3 hours. The 8-12 week touch-up session is 1.5-2 hours.

 

DOES IT HURT?

Topical numbing cream is applied 15-20 minutes prior to the procedure and throughout to maintain numbness of the brow area so you may experience little to no pain at all.  Your experience will be individual to you. Making sure you are completely comfortable is a high priority at Luxe Ink and we work with you throughout the procedure to insure you are at ease and can accommodate to ensure you have a relaxing experience.  You can expect a certain level of discomfort after the treatment such as redness, swelling and itchiness which are all a part of a healthy healing process for cosmetic tattooing.

 

We will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions and a routine to follow post treatment. This will be provided and discussed in detail during your first appointment and we welcome any questions you may have so that you leave your treatment feeling confident about the aftercare process.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?

The procedure will most usually superficially heal within 5-7 days. The color will be darker immediately after the procedure and will gradually soften to about 30-80% after the first treatment depending on how well your skin retained the pigment. To fully heal it takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks and this is why we schedule your touch-up appointment at 8 weeks and no later then 12 weeks.   

 

WILL I NEED A TOUCH-UP SESSION?

Yes. This the complete procedure is 2 sessions. A touch-up session should be booked between 6-8 weeks, and no later then 12 weeks after your initial procedure. In your touch-up session we will make any adjustments to the shape, and color as well as fill pigment that may have had poor retention from the first session.   

 

Annual touchups are generally scheduled between 12-18 months . Over time the implanted pigment will naturally slightly fade over time so future treatments are encouraged to maintain the shape and color of your brows. This is considered a semi-permanent tattoo. 

 

WILL I NEED TO STILL WAX OR PLUCK IN THE FUTURE? 

Yes you will still need to pluck or wax any unwanted new growth or add eyebrow powder as filler depending on how you like your eyebrows and makeup to be finished, but the eyebrow template that microblading provides makes the process so much easier on you and anyone else involved. 

 

SHOULD I WAX OR PLUCK BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

No, please do not wax, thread or pluck for at least one week prior to your procedure. This will allow your skin to be prepared for the procedure and will also to show your natural hair growth patterns which we work with in the process.

 

HOW IS THE COLOR AND SHAPE DETERMINED?

During your in depth consultation we will select the perfect color and eyebrow shape to best frame your face and compliment your natural beauty, bone structure and skin tone. We use specific measuring tools to design your eyebrows.  We custom design brows for each individual client, and place every individual hair stroke by hand creating the most realistic hairlike structure. We are proud to use pigments that are both vegan and the most reputable in the microblading industry.

Micro-pigmentation will begin once we have a shape and color that is 100% agreed on by you and the artist.

 

CAN I DO THIS PROCEDURE IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING? 

The short answer is no. The long answer is that it is just too risky. The pigment enters into your blood stream, just like with any tattoo and there is not enough scientific data available to ensure that it will not harm your unborn child or enter into your breast milk. Some research suggests that the pigment modules are too large to enter into the breast milk, but others can't be totally confirmed. So if you are breastfeeding then it's totally up to you if you would like to proceed or not. There is also always the risk of possible infection after getting a tattoo, an allergic reaction to the pigment, or other side effects that could possibly harm a fetus or if breastfeeding jeopardise your milk supply due to your level of stress hormones. It is always best to wait until you are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding, before doing this procedure. 

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