Frequently Asked Questions

How long does permanent cosmetics last?

This procedure is permanent, although some clients will experience fading over time and will choose to return for touch-ups. This is typically done anywhere from 1-5 years after the initial procedure.

Is the procedure painful?

Not at all. A topical anesthesia is used which makes the procedure far more comfortable than one would expect.

What colors should I choose?

Consideration is taken for a client's hair color, skin tone, and eye coloration, so there is a right tint or shade of make-up for everyone. For most, a soft natural color is preferred.

Will I have to take time off work?

Although a week is needed for the procedure site to heal, you will experience only minimal swelling and redness, and only a few days off from work is necessary. Clients who work Monday through Friday generally take off early on Friday for the procedure and return to work on Monday. Ice will help reduce swelling and an ointment is used for serveral days.

What about health and safety precautions?

Only single-use, sterile needles are used, and all other supplies are single-use and discarded. Strict OSHA sanitary disinfection standards are maintained. As a Medical Assistant, Michele knows how to protect the client and herself from blood borne diseases.

Microblading—Is it tattooing?

With the sudden popularity and media attention to the term microblading, many are led to believe microblading is not a tattoo process. Permanent cosmetics, micropigmentation, dermal implantation, microblading/microstroking, eyebrow embroidery, and long-time/long-lasting makeup, are all different names for the same procedure – cosmetic tattooing. Any time color is placed into the skin with any device, it is a tattoo process as defined by many well-informed regulators, the medical community, and dictionary sources. Denying this process is a tattoo can be problematic for those who would, for religious or other personal reasons, normally refuse to have a tattoo.

Is a blade being used to perform the microblading tattoo procedure?

Microblading is performed with a grouping or configuration of needles affixed to a handle to manually create lines that resemble eyebrow hairs. Manual methods of tattooing have been used through the ages, and the tools have gone through changes over time from pre-historic sharpened stones to the hand tool devices currently being used. An actual scalpel or cutting-type blade should not be used under any circumstances as these are considered medical devices and cannot legitimately be used for this process. Any hand tool device (i.e., both handle and attached needles) used for microblading should be pre-sterilized and fully disposable.

Why does microblading not last as long as other eyebrow tattooing techniques?

This is simply because a much smaller amount of pigment is inserted (tattooed) into the skin as compared to fully or solidly filled eyebrow tattoos. Not retaining the strokes at all is very rare and not often seen. However that is not to say it won’t happen. Some ladies skin may react to the trauma of the Microblading and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing  extreme  scabs, so they eventually fall off taking all the pigment with it.

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