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SALON RULES:

No extra people allowed in the studio. NO EXCEPTIONS.

No documenting/recording of the procedure will be permitted.

You will need to wear your face mask at ALL TIMES. 

 

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Permanent makeup is designed to fade over time. Factors such as skin type, lifestyle, age, metabolism, medications, and pigment color affect the longevity of the tattoo. The sun and some kinds of lighting (tanning beds) can affect the rate at which these pigments are broken down. Following the given aftercare instructions is critical to getting your best healed results, and touch-up your brows every 12-24 months (as needed). Touch-ups are normal and expected for permanent cosmetics. *Please note that final results vary and CANNOT be guaranteed due to the nature of skin as it heals. A follow-up appointment is recommended 6-12 weeks after your initial session where we can assess your pigment retention and perfect your permanent makeup! 

 

AM I A CANDIDATE?

Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for permanent makeup. I want each of my clients to get the absolute best results possible, and not every skin type accommodates that. The following list disqualify you from currently receiving permanent makeup. With questions regarding your specific question, please email mvbrows@gmail.com .

  • You are not a candidate if you are…
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Currently using or have been on Accutane within the last 12 months
  • Have a freshly tanned/sunburned face
  • Rosacea
  • Are taking blood thinning medications (may be a candidate for powder brows, please email mvbrows@gmail.com)
  • Are currently undergoing treatment for cancer Chemotherapy or Radiation treatment within last 12 months
  • All clients must be at least 18 years old

 

WHAT FACTORS WILL EFFECT MY RESULTS?

Oily Skin: Increased oil production can cause hair strokes to blur and fade very quickly, or not stick at all. If you have combination or oily skin, you are a candidate for a combination or powder brows, but not for microblading.

Sun Exposure: Increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading. I recommend all my clients purchase Cannasmack Ink Guard on Amazon to protect their healed brows from the sun.

Excessive Bleeding: Excessive bleeding during your procedure will greatly affect how your body retains pigment. Pinpoint bleeding throughout the procedure is normal, but excessive bleeding causes pigment to fade very quickly and heal ashy. While bleeding is not entirely in our control, it is important that you follow before care instructions to help minimize bleeding. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications and alcohol 24 hours before your procedure. Improper Aftercare: Not following the given aftercare instructions will greatly diminish your healed results. Follow all aftercare instructions exactly for the best results!

 

DOES IT HURT?

Most clients report little to no pain throughout their procedure. While pain tolerance varies between clients, a topical Lidocaine is used after the first pass and throughout the rest of the procedure to make sure you’re comfortable.

 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

Preparing for your appointment is just as important for good healed results as post care. Failure to follow pre-care may result in you being sent home the day of your appointment, so please read the following carefully! You coming prepared to you appointment means better healed results and a better overall experience.

 

2 WEEKS BEFORE:

BOTOX: If you regularly get Botox or Dysport, it must be done at least 14 days prior to your appointment. It takes at least that long to settle in the skin. Receiving it withing 14 days of your appointment will result in being sent home and asked to reschedule.

WAXING/THREADING: I recommend coming to your appointment with your brows grown out, no need to have them cleaned up before! I prefer to see how they grow naturally, and will clean them up for you at your appointment. If you need to clean them up beforehand, please do so at least 2 weeks before your appointment. If you tint your brows, please do so at least 7 days prior.

RETIN-A: Please refrain from using any retin-a products in the brow area for 2 weeks leading up to your appointment.

 

24 HOURS BEFORE: To minimize bleeding during the procedure, please avoid any alcohol and caffeine. Blood thinning medications such as Ibuprofen and Advil should also be avoided unless prescribed by a doctor. I have a strict 10 minute late policy, so please plan ahead to make sure you know how long the commute to the studio takes, and plan for traffic if appropriate.

 

 I’VE HAD MY BROWS DONE BEFORE, WILL YOU DO THEM? I require that anyone who has had their brows done previously by another artist text me a picture before booking an appointment. I typically only go over other artists work if it’s at least 85-90% faded, and all new clients to me are considered initial sessions. I want to give my clients the very best, and help create their dream brows. If I don’t think we can achieve what you’re wanting with your existing work, I will give recommendations on how to help the ink fade more quickly or recommend a removal artist. Please email current photos of your brows, along with your goal photo to mvbrows@gmail.com before booking to make sure I am comfortable working over the existing work.

 

 WHAT CAN I EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER MY APPOINTMENT?

Immediately after getting your brows done, you may experience minor redness or swelling around the treated area, which typically goes away within 24 hours. Over the next few hours, the pigment in the skin will oxidize, making the brows look darker and warmer (red) than they were initially. This is normal and expected. Pigment typically fades anywhere from 20-40% once fully healed. Around day 3-4, you may notice light scabbing and flaking on the treated area. This is normal! Please refrain from picking at the brows. Doing so will result in loss of pigment in those areas and can cause scarring. Brows may appear spotty or patchy until the entire brow has finished healing. Once all the flaking is complete (usually around day 10), the brows will appear much lighter. The pigment will darken over the next 4-6 weeks and the pigment will return to the skin in it healed color. At 4-6 weeks, your brows will be fully healed. Whatever pigment that does not return will be addressed at your touch up appointment. At this appointment, we will asses your retention, touch up the spots that didn’t stick, and can adjust the pigment color to give you perfect brows! Once the brows have healed from your touch up appointment, you will have beautiful, full brows for 12-36 months!

 

AFTERCARE

Following the given aftercare is crucial to obtain the best results! All clients are expected to follow the following instructions exactly to get the best healed results! All products needed for your aftercare will be provided to you at your appointment.

 

DO I NEED A TOUCH UP APPOINTMENT?

Yes! PMU is a two-step process, and a touch up is strongly recommended to get the best results. Also known as the “perfecting session”, a touch up is done 6-10 weeks after your initial session, and is where we assess your retention, perfect the shape and color, and add more dimension. Touch ups are very important and add to the overall results and longevity of your PMU.

 

WILL GETTING MY BROWS DONE REPLACE MY MAKEUP?

While permanent makeup is amazing for defining the brow and enhancing a client’s features, it’s important to have realistic expectations about what it can and cannot do. Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattoo, meaning it is going in your skin. Makeup sits on top of your skin. Therefore, some of things you can achieve with makeup will not look the same of give the same effect as a PMU tattoo. Because the tattoo we are creating is relatively permanent and is going in your skin, it’s very important where we place and shape the brow! Going too far away from where the hair naturally grows will look unnatural and won’t blend with the natural hair that you have. Because the ink is being implanted under the skin, it’s also important to note that the healed results will always differ from fresh ones as the skin heals over it. Permanent makeup is not magic, and it’s important that we stay close to what your brows are naturally doing to maintain beautiful results.

 

 HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? 

Initial sessions take 1.5 – 2 hours.

Touch up appointments take 1-2 hours.

 

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

All booking is done online through my booking site. Click the “Book Now” link below to be directed to my booking site. I do not book any appointments via DM, email, or phone!