Q. Does it hurt?
You will feel a small amount of discomfort, however I will use a topical numbing agent (my choice is Dr.Numb) to ensure a comfortable procedure for you.
Q. What kind of machine do you use?
I use 3 different kinds of machine depending on what procedures I am doing. Manual machine to achieve the “feathered” look when doing hair strokes on eyebrows. Digital machine for smooth and even application when lining and rotary machine for lining and filling.
Q. What is the difference between regular tattooing and cosmetic tattooing?
Tattooing commonly uses ink. Were with Micro-pigmentation we use iron dioxides, a much smaller and pigment regulated by the Canadian and U.S federal government. Regular body tattooing also uses a coil machine to deliver ink deep past the skins dermal layer. With Micro-pigmentation pigments are deposited just past the epidermis and into the dermal layer.
Q. Do you use Organic pigments aka FDC (food and drug cosmetic colour)?
No, I choose not to use organic pigments because of how common allergic reactions occur. Organic pigments are made up of tomatoes or other fruits and plants, great for bright vibrant colours however not safe for any possible allergies.
Q. What kind of pigments do you use?
I use Iron Dioxide Micro Pigments. These pigments are made up of extremely small molecules that absorb into the skin better than most pigments and result in less fading and truer colour than organic colour. this gives you smoother lines and a better more even distribution of colour.
Q. How long is the healing process?
Although the procedure will appear to be healed with one week, it will not be fully healed for 4 to 6 weeks. All lip procedures will take at least 8 weeks to heal. On clients with darker complexions Lips will take 2-3 months for the colour to completely stabilize.
Under 40 years: 4 weeks
40 to 60 years: 5 weeks
60+ years: 6 weeks
Q. How do I get the most out of my procedure and make it last?
The best way to make your Micro-Pigmentation procedures last is to carefully follow the after care sheet provided. Colour will be lost and or patchy if proper aftercare is not followed. In addition ALWAYS wear PABA free sunscreen after the area has healed to prevent fading and possible reaction to the sun.
Q. Is it imperative that I come in for a touch up, if so when?
It is not 100% imperative that you come in for a touch up, however I strongly urge you to. If you are wanting a thick eyeliner or a fuller looking brow you will definitely need to come in for your second session to achieve that look. You must wait until your skin is completely healed before coming in for your touch up to ensure colour retention and to avoid re-injuring the area. Usually a minimum of 3 weeks after initial appointment.
There is no guarantee on your results! Results will vary based on skin type, life style and how you care for your tattoo. The quality of your cosmetic tattoo is EXTREMELY dependent on how you take care of it after you leave the studio. Poorly cared for tattoos may result in uneven lines and loss of colour. Please follow the aftercare instructions very carefully. Even though you may think your microblading tattoo is fully healed, it will take up to 6 weeks to be completely healed. You may book your touchup appointment between 6 weeks to 3 months after your initial appointment. Some clients may require additional appointments to achieve desired results. Also please keep in mind that microblading is a 2 session procedure! Results may not be perfect after your first session as we do not want to “over work” the area. If you have oily skin it is common that the lines will no be as sharp or as pigmented as those with dry skin.
2-3 hours after your procedure, gently wipe your brow area with the cotton balls I provided you with. Make sure you squeeze out any excess solution from the cotton balls.
For the first 48 hours make sure you keep the tattooed area 100% dry. Using the cotton balls I provided, dab your microbladed eyebrows clean 3 times a day.
After the first 48 hours keep the area lightly moisturized using only the ointment I provided you with. You can also grape seed oil or a mild fragrance-free moisturizer. Gently apply up to 4 times a day or whenever you feel tender, itchy or dry for the next 10-14 days or until all the scabs have naturally shed.
DO NOT directly shower the tattooed area. That means keep your head away from the shower stream until all the scabs have shed.
DO NOT use soaps or cleansers on the treated area (wash around) remember to gently pat dry with a paper towel before applying ointment.
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the tattooed area. Premature removal of scabs will cause colour loss and uneven lines.
DO NOT exfoliate the area, apply and retinol products, acid peels, facials, chemical treatments, botox or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks after.
DO NOT do any exercising that will cause excessive sweating for 10 days after. This may cause infection or permanent loss of pigment during the healing process.
Try to sleep on your back. This is to ensure you do not prematurely remove any scabs before the area is healed.
Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning booths for 14 days after.
DO NOT apply makeup to the area for at least 10-14 days.
After the area is healed (10-14 days) apply SPF daily to avoid fading.
Remember, your healed results will be 30-60% lighter and less solid once healed.