Certified Microblading Artist
"Microblading, simply defined, is the latest advancement in permanent makeup performed by a certified professional who uses skin pigment and a hand tool to add permanent hair-like strokes to the eyebrows." ~Jazz
Is this permanent?
Yes, this is a permanent, cosmetic eyebrow tattoo that requires maintenance. Microblading uses skin pigment and a tiny blade to cut/scratch the pigment into the skin, thereby, adding hair-like strokes to the eyebrows.
After your initial two appointments, annual visits are required to refresh your color (also know as a color boost). Everyone retains pigment differently, some better than others. Client who retain pigment well may go longer between color boosts, while others may need a refresh every 6 months. It just depends on the individual. Pigment retention is based on lifestyle, hygiene, sun exposure, etc.
Note: If no further touch-ups are done, the hair-strokes will fade.
Is it painful?
Although local anesthetic is applied during the entire service, everyone experiences pain differently. The blade is really tiny and makes shallow "paper cuts" in the skin. Some clients don't feel a thing, while others have mentioned that they feel a slight but tolerable "scratching" sensation.
I, personally, take extra measures to ensure all of my clients experience minimal pain and discomfort during their service. I'm in no rush and I like to allow the numbing agent to sit on the skin for a while before I begin. Also, I constantly apply more numbing agents throughout the service. I want you to feel comfy & relaxed while you get cute!
What type of tools/materials are used?
I only use top-quality pigments and sterile blades.
My tools and materials are one-time use and 100% disposable.
What's the actual process?
- It's a pretty straight forward process. First, you arrive on time! :)
- Next, I assess your brows and we discuss your brow goals. You may come with your brows already filled-in and/or bring reference photos!
- Then, I create a brow design that you approve (I will proceed ONLY when you're satisfied with your brow design). We begin the numbing process and go over your consent forms.
- After that, your brow party starts (yay!) and I begin the procedure.
- Finally, we toast with a refreshing glass of sparkling lemonade to celebrate your new brows!
How long will this appointment take?
Initial microblading service requires two sessions. How many sessions? Two, that's right!
The first session takes between 2 - 3 hours. The brows are shaped, styled and hair-strokes are added.
8 weeks later, during the second session (known as the follow-up/touch-up/perfection appointment) I check to see how your brows have healed and I make any requested tweaks to achieve brow perfection. This usually takes between 1 - 2 hours.
Why is a follow-up appointment needed?
Follow-up appointments are necessary because everyone heals differently and outcomes vary. Minor improvements may be needed to enhance color or to increase brow thickness (by adding more hair-strokes). In the follow-up session, the final adjustments are made to assure client satisfaction.
Annual appointments for color-boosting, also know as color-refreshing, are required thereafter. Color-boost appointments usually take 1 - 2 hours.
How long is the healing process? Any down time?
The blade used is really tiny and makes shallow "paper cuts" in the skin. As a result, there is very little, if any, blood during the service. Which means there's virtually no down time. Recovery is quick and the skin begins to heal within the first 24 hours.
However, COMPLETE healing can take 6 to 8 weeks. Flaking and itching of the brows are all part of the healing process. Shedding a few hair-strokes here and there is totally normal, too. Also, expect the color to fade and become lighter than before.
ALL NORMAL :)
What if I don't like the results?
Tough titty...kidding, lol!
Carefully choose your weapon wisely, and by weapon- I mean your Microblading Artist. Are they 100hr certified? Are they trustworthy and professional? Are they Jazz? If not, don't book with them! Kidding again... :)
No seriously, do your research and shop around. Compare the work of various artists before choosing. Schedule a consultation with the professional to discuss your expectations and desired outcome including shape, style, and color. Keep in mind that no face is perfectly symmetric and that your brows are sisters, not twins. Please be realistic with your expectations as well.
Adjustments can be made during your follow-up, such as adding more hair-strokes to areas that may have thinned, color correction, etc. Above all, remember that hair-strokes will eventually fade away if appointments are discontinued.
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What are some of the risks and complications?
Client safety my priority. 100% disposable tools are used in a sanitized environment and proper procedures & precautions are followed to minimize complications such as excessive bleeding and infection.
You must do you part, too. When PRE-Care and AFTER-Care instructions are followed the risk of complications are minimal.
Allergic reactions to pigments are very rare, but sometimes occur. For this reason, a pigment patch-test for those with sensitive skin or sensitivity to topical makeup products, gold, silver, nickel, or hair dyes will be done a few days ahead of the appointment.
Who should NOT get microblading?
- Anyone pregnant or nursing
- Anyone on blood thinning medications
- Anyone using Accutane
- Anyone who has or gotten a deep tan or chemical peel within two weeks of their scheduled appointment
- Anyone who had Botox within within two weeks of their scheduled appointment
- Anyone with a heart condition or taking heart medications
- Anyone with skin diseases (excessively oily skin) or inflammations
- Anyone who allergic to lidocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine
- Anyone with serious medical conditions should consult with their physician and obtain medical clearance
- Clients with diabetes will need a physician’s approval
24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT PLEASE DO NOT DRINK ANY ALCOHOL OR CAFFEINE as this can increase your risk for bleeding.
72 HOURS before your appointment please avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Niacin, and fish oil supplements because these ingredients can increase your risk for bleeding as well. This also includes (but is not limited to): warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix), ibuprofen/Advil, rivaroxaban (Xarelto), dabigatran (Pradaxa), apixaban (Eliquis), heparin, etc.
Please allow any eyebrow tinting to completely fade before your appointment. If your brows are tinted during the appointment, the color choice will be based on the tint color, not your natural brow color.
Please avoid sun-tanning and tanning bed exposure 30 DAYS prior to your appointment and 30 days after your procedure because the sloughing that occurs after tanning will decrease pigment retention. If you arrive to your appointment with a fresh tan or sunburn, your appointment will be rescheduled for your safety and satisfaction.
If you've taken the prescription drug Accutane (or similar) in the past, you must wait 1 year after stopping the drug before getting this service.
DRY HEALING INSTRUCTIONS
Please DO NOT GET WET FOR 10 DAYS! How many days? Ten, that's right!
Residual swelling is normal after microblading. Some clients may not experience any swelling, while others may have a little more than average, this is individualized.
Dry skin, itching and tenderness are common after the procedure. These symptoms will decrease each day and vary on an individual basis.
Only touch the treated areas with squeaky clean hands. This is a must to prevent infection. DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE TREATED AREA. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off- picking can cause scarring.
Color will fade/soften 20-50% during the healing process. Overly faded areas will be addressed during your follow-up appointment. It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every year (on average) to maintain fresh, natural-looking brow color and appearance.
If you're exposed to excessive sunlight, frequently use anti-aging creams, retinol products, acne products, heavy oil moisturizers, get regular chemical peels (e.g. glycolic), or exercise frequently, you may need a color boost every 6 months to 1 year.
Please don't forget, this is a “dry-heal”.
Avoid direct water on the treated area for 10 days after the procedure.
Avoid water and moisture to the brow area for 2 days after your appointment. No showering, exercising, swimming, facials, sex in the rain...lol! You may bathe, but please avoid taking a shower.
On Day 3, you may begin showering. Use a Q-tip to apply a light swipe of Vaseline to your eyebrows prior to showering to prevent soaps and shampoos from affecting the treated area. Use clean, dry tissue to blot and remove Vaseline after showering. Apply Vaseline only before showering, remove after showering.
Absolutely NOTHING on the treated area. No makeup, pencils, etc. for 10 days.
Avoid scrubbing/exfoliating the treated area for 1 month.
Do not tint brows for 1 month post-appointment as they need time to heal.
You may resume tanning 1 month after your appoinment.
No swimming until the area is completely healed (8 weeks) as salt water/chlorine can cause the pigment to fade or change color. After healed, apply Vaseline to the treated area prior to swimming to prevent the chlorine/salt water from penetrating and affecting the color.
Moral: Take good care of your brows and they'll last longer :)
Finally, plan to schedule your follow-up within the first 8 weeks!
Click HERE for a Fun, Healing Process infographic!
BEFORE AND AFTER
Jazz is a clinically trained Registered Nurse who has also received quality training to become a Certified Microblading Artist. Her dynamic experience makes her a savvy practitioner, focused on client safety, technique and design.
Jazz is notorious for her hygiene practices and has a special eye for beautiful details. In additon, her warm personality and sense of humor makes her clients feel welcomed and comfortable.
All of her tools are 100% disposable and she only uses high-quality products. Jazz is excited and committed to providing a stellar customer experience.