Q & A
What can I expect during my 3D Hair Stroke appointment?
You will come in and sign waivers and medical release forms, then have a consultation before you begin to discuss the desired brow shape you want to achieve and ask any and all questions. You will then receive topical numbing cream on treatment area. Your session will last anywhere from 2 hour to 3 hours.
Are 3D Hair Strokes suitable for any complexion?
Yes, this procedure can be done on any complexion. We color match your natural brow hairs and complexion. Please be advised that darker complexion may need multiple sessions.
Are 3D Hair Strokes painful?
Topical numbing cream is applied to ease the pain from a level of 1-10 (10 being highest) clients have said it is about 3 - 5.
Botox would have to be 2-3 weeks old before performing Microblading.
What factors affecting your ability to receive permanent makeup?
Please be sure to inform your technician if you have any medical conditions including but not limited to diabetes, heart conditions, keloid or hypertrophic scarring, forms of hyper-pigmentation especially on facial area, extremely oily skin, any medical condition or treatment that compromises immunity, herpes, cold sores, bleeding disorders, pregnancy, etc.
Are there safety issues with the 3D Hair Stroke procedure that I should be concerned with?
This procedure is done with the highest level of sterilization and sanitation which are regulated through the health department, not the board of cosmetology.
Here is our safety protocol:
Pre-sterilized disposable needles which are opened in front of client
Pre-sterilized disposable pigment cups
Barrier film on all communicable surfaces
Disposable needle containment system
New gloves between client procedures and throughout your procedure
New wipes, cotton pads and cotton swabs
Hospital grade disinfectant for tables, lamps, instruments and surfaces
How old do I have to be to get 3D Hair Strokes?
18 years of age, regardless with Parent's consent.
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a semi-permanent form of a tattoo. A specialized technique that implants pigment into the dermal layer of the skin with a sterile, manual disposable needle. Mimicking the appearance of natural hair strokes that will enhance and define your brows.
WHAT IS OMBRE POWDER,BLADE AND
SHADE OR MICROSHADING?
Ombre powder, Blade and Shade and Microshading is a semi-permanent form of a tattoo also known as micro pigmentation. A specialized technique that implants pigment into the dermal layer of the skin with a machine and or disposable needles.
Every artist has different ways of naming these techniques, see below and read service page to know the differences.
Powder Ombre consist of a single solid color, lighter at the beginning of the brow and will gradually get darker at the tail for a penciled or pomade effect.
Blade and shade will consist of mainly microblading with light shading. Shading will depend on clients preference.
Microshading will give you the same outcome as the Powder Ombre but with microblading hair strokes at the front of the brows only.
HOW LONG WILL MY PERMANENT BROWS LASTS?
It’s important to know that results may vary.
These procedures are permanent, even though they will fade tremendously, the pigments will forever remain in your skin causing them to be permanent.
Microblading usually lasts for 1-1.5 years and will fade over time.
Blade and Shade will last longer than microblading, 1.5-2 years and will fade over time.
Powder Ombre and Microshading last longer due to the amount of saturation of pigments, usually 2-3 years.
A touch up is recommended when you feel like they have faded way too much and your shape is no longer defined. This will vary from person to person.
There are factors that affect the longevity of this treatment such as: exposure to the sun, lifestyle, skin type, retin A, chemical peels and certain skincare products. To help maximize the life of your cosmetic tattoo, please follow the aftercare instructions.
HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?
It can take 2 - 2.5 hours, this includes consultation, paperwork, the procedure it self and going over after care instructions.
Touch ups are 1.5 - 2 hours.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
The healing process varies by client, but usually 7-10 days or 1-2 weeks for ombre powder or Microshading. The complete healing processes takes between 6-8 weeks.
DOES IT HURT? IS THERE ANY NUMBING?
I provide a topical numbing cream and gel through out the procedure, to minimize any discomfort. Pain tolerance, however, varies from client to client. There will be some sensitivity if your on your menstrual cycle, you can book after or take Tylenol.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MICROBLADING FOR ME?
If you have a substantial amount of hair, wanting something natural that will help define your brows for a no makeup, makeup look, microblading might be for you. Microblading is only recommended for clients who wants to achieve brows that are natural and blends in with existing hairs. You may still have to fill in your brows with a pencil if you are looking for something more defined.
If you wish to have more of a bold brow that require no penciling/filling in please look into powder ombre or microshading.
WHY DID MY BROWS SEEM TO DISAPPEAR AND OR HAS GOTTEN PATCHY?
During the initial healing process, your skin will begin to PEEL. It is VERY important that you don't pick them, picking them will cause them to fade prematurely. Once the flakes have fallen off, a layer of healed skin will completely cover the hair strokes. Semi permanent pigments are being used, sometimes after the peeling process it may look like it's fading or has completely disapeared, but will slowly re-appear within 1-2 weeks, as your skin regenerates. Hair strokes or shading can be added during your first touch up appointment.
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