MICROBLAding FAQ

WHAT KIND OF PIGMENT IS USED IN COSMETIC TATTOOING?

Our pigments are safe to use and are created to slowly fade over time. The pigments we use do not contain organic material (i.e. vegetables) as these have a higher risk of causing allergic reactions. We use only the highest quality of FDA approved ingredients as well as disposable sterile needles. What's even better is that our pigments are 100% vegan/cruelty-free and safe for MRI!

WHAT FACTORS WILL AFFECT MY COSMETIC TATTOO?

  • Bleeding during the procedure: Excessive bleeding during your procedure will greatly affect how your body retains pigment. While this is not entirely in our control, it is important that you follow prep instructions to help minimize bleeding. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications and alcohol before your procedure.

  • Oily Skin: Increased oil production can cause hair strokes to blur and heal lighter and more powdery than you would expect. Loss of color will be more prominent and touch-ups are needed more frequently.

  • Smoking: Smokers may notice that their tattoo will fade faster

  • Anemia and iron deficiency: Your body will absorb these iron based pigments more quickly.

  • Sun exposure: Increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading.

  • Color of pigment: Lighter colors fade faster than darker colors.

WILL IT HURT?

An effective topical anesthetic is used to maximize your comfort during the cosmetic procedure, however pain tolerance varies from client to client. Receiving the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity. On a scale of 1-10, most clients experience 2-3. Most clients describe the pain level as minimal and find tweezing and threading more uncomfortable in comparison.

IS MICROBLADING RIGHT FOR ME?

Microblading heals best on normal to dry skin types. Microblading may not work well on clients with more oily skin types, large pores. On those with oily skin types and larger pores, results may appear softer and more powdery. However, we will suggest a different technique for those who do have more oily skin and results will be just as stunning. 

Clients with super thin skin, Rosacea, or Keloids cannot receive Microblading. Powder technique is sometimes suggested as an alternative method on a case by case basis. 

DO I NEED A CONSULTATION BEFORE GETTING MICROBLADING?

While not required, consultations are $50.00 and offered to anyone who would like to discuss their tattoo before booking an appointment. The $50.00 consultation fee would be deducted at your Microblading appointment. You can conveniently book a consultation by clicking here.

It is required that you come in for a consultation if you are in need of correction work or have had your brows tattooed elsewhere. 

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

The initial session takes approximately 2-3 hrs from the moment you walk in to the completion of your beautiful new brows. We spend the first hour designing your new brows and clarifying any questions you may have. There’s no down time! Most go about their normal day when they leave their appointment. The follow-up perfecting session takes approximately 30 - 60 minutes. This is done normally within 4-6 weeks. 

WILL IT LOOK NATURAL?

Absolutely! The technique used by Cassie creates realistic, simulated hair strokes that look just like REAL HAIR! It’s important you choose the right artist that can give you this realistic 3D/6D look. Your brows can be as big and bold or as soft and subtle as you like!

ARE THERE SOME CLIENTS WHO CANNOT RETAIN THE PIGMENT?

Yes, this does happen. Some people have highly effective immune systems that reject the pigment, and some just have highly effective skin healing. It's very rare, but it's important that all clients understand this is a possibility and in most cases there is no way for us to know if this will take place prior to the work being done. Occasionally, we will recommend a third appointment for further touch-up using a different technique called shading/ombre effect at additional cost. If the client were still retaining very little pigment after the third appointment, we would not recommend another touch-up, as it might be too much for the skin.

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