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Frequently asked questions
What is microblading? I've heard about it but not exactly sure what it is...
That’s okay, believe it or not, most people aren’t aware either. Microblading is a semi- permanent cosmetic enhancement that creates the illusion of fuller looking eyebrows. This is a popular hair stoke technique that emerged from Asia and has been on the steady rise since 2015. When applied to artistry, microblading mimics the hair growth pattern in your eyebrow to provide a naturally realistic result.
This technique has a variety of names such as; Micro-stroking, eye embroidery, permanent cosmetics, feather brows, the floating brow, 3D Brows, 4D brows, etching, powder fill and more!
Although microblading is considered a form of cosmetic tattooing, it should not be confused with “solid brow” or “traditional” tattooing. The microblading process implants a high quality pigment into the upper dermis (outer layer) of the skin through the use of a manual hand tool. This hand tool is made up of various micro, disposable needles that allow us to accurately mimic hair like strokes in the skin to either reconstruct, fill in/over gaps and thinning hair. Immediately after application, your brows will look fuller with crisp hairstrokes. Since this is a two step procedure, you will come back to us within 4-6 weeks for your touch up. During this time, we will go over any areas in your eyebrow that did not fully take the pigment or needs additional enhancement. Once completely healed, those strokes tend to blur out and render a natural, feathered like appearance.
Is it just me, or does that sound painful?
Although the saying “beauty is pain” has some truth to it, to say that microblading is “painful” is an arguable statement. For that reason, we’ve chosen not to use this word to reference the level of discomfort you may feel during your procedure. However, we understand that everyone’s pain tolerance is different, and we do our best to manage it. The best example we can give to describe this experience is that it can feel slightly more uncomfortable than getting your eyebrows threaded.
To help minimize discomfort, Huemon Beauty follows customized steps to effectively numb the procedure area. Our exclusive prepping process allows our clients to benefit instantly from the numbing effects prior to starting the procedure. We also utilize various numbing agents as needed during the appointment (Note – if you have difficulty with dental numbing, please let us know!). Once we’ve prepped the skin + applied the numbing agents, we let this sit for about 25-30 minutes and then start the microblading procedure.
Somethings to note while numbing:
- It’s common to hear a ‘scrapping’ like sound during the process and to feel a cooling pressure in the procedure area (Please note – if sounds like this irritate or make you uncomfortable, let us know!)
Everyone metabolize numbing at different rates
Some can feel the numbing take effect in more areas than others.
We encourage our clients to let us know when they feel their numbing wear off as we can continue to apply as needed.
Can I get microblading done over an exisiting tattoo?
Although microblading over previously inked skin can be challenging, it can be done! Clients who have had their eyebrows previously tattooed will need to come in for a separate consultation so we can observe how deep the ink was deposited and determine the best course of action for making such corrections.
In most cases, clients with previously tattooed eyebrows will need a color correction and/or saline removal prior to microblading. This may take multiple sessions to complete depending on the condition of your skin and the color/hue that the tattoo has formed. We may also be more inclined to recommend a Ombre Shading or Shading service vs. traditional microblaiding. If we’re unable to do a removal in house, we would recommend alternatives such as “laser removal” to consider.
For individuals seeking color correction/removal, please email us 3 pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information
3 pictures (1 front, 2 sides)
Date of when you initiall recieved your tattoo
Describe current color
Describe microblading desires
What are the different microblading styles that you offer?
We offer three main microblading styles/services. All of our brow styles are beautiful and can be adjusted to appear softer or more intense to fit your style, skin, lifestyle and other factors.
Traditional Microblading – This is a manual process were we use a fine, disposable hand tool to mimic the hairsokes in your skin to create the illusion of fuller looking eyebrows.
Produces the most “natural” results
Last 6-18 months
Great for individuals with sparse/over tweezed and fine brow hair
Ideal for all skin types (dry/combination skin types most preferred)
Ombre’ Shading – This is a process that can be done manually or with a machine to create a more filled in/powdered effect vs. individual hair strokes. The brow will heal to look lighter in the front and darker on the tail.
Produces a more powdered “makeup” look making it a great option for people who usually fill in their eyebrows with makeup daily.
Last 1-3 years
New and trending for people who want a more solid brow or a tinted color behind their natural brows
Great for individuals with oily skin as they are less receptive to crisp healed hair strokes (will tend to blend more anyways)
Works on all skin types.
Combination (Combo Brows) - This procedure incorporates the combination of traditional microblading and manual shading. Hair strokes are placed in the front of the brows while shading takes place mid-way through the brow and goes to the end of the tail. This is a hybrid approach that gives individuals a intensified 3d look.
Gives you the best of both worlds!
Last 1-2 years
Works on all skin types
What happens during my microblading appointment?
Your first session will consist of your consultation, mapping/shaping your desired eyebrow, the initial microblading procedure and discussion on your aftercare regime.
- THE CONSULTATION: Before the appointment begins, we will discuss your health history, expectations and results of the treatment. This can take up to 30 minutes
- MAPPING THE EYEBROW: After the consultation, we will collaborate on your desired brow shape. We do not use stencil eyebrow patterns because we value the fact that all of our clients have a unique identity and thus, enjoy customizing looks that work for them. We will use your face structure and specific measurements to map out (sketch) a shape that is complimentary your features. Adjustments can be made until we achieve your desired look. This can take up to 30 minutes.
- SELECTING THE RIGHT PIGMENT: We determine the correct pigment color for you by paying close attention to your skin tone, undertone and personal features.
- NUMBING: Huemon Beauty follows customized steps to effectively numb the procedure area. Our exclusive prepping process allows our clients to benefit instantly from the numbing effects prior to starting the procedure. We also utilize various numbing agents as needed during the appointment (note – if you have difficulty with dental numbing, please let us know!). Once we’ve prepped the skin + applied the numbing agents, we let this sit for about 25-30 minutes and then start the microblading procedure
- THE PROCEDURE: The microblading procedure will take up to 45 minutes to complete. This is where we will make the initial strokes into eyebrow with the pigment.
- DISCUSSING AFTERCARE: Once the procedure is done, we will clean the area and discuss the aftercare regimen. This must be followed to a T to retain the best results. Please read the aftercare regiments "Here"
What does microblading look like after - is it noticeable?
Yes! Results are immediate. The pigment color selected should be rich and the shape of your eyebrow and hair strokes will look crisp and well defined! This is always the most exciting day for us and our clients because it marks the first day of their brow transformation! Sometimes clients experience redness due to the pressure applied during the procedure and/or have a white lining around their eyebrow from the numbing cream. This is normal – within 24 hours it will go back to normal.
On the second day, your brows will appear more drastic in color as the pigment is starting to settle into your skin. The color should look about 2-3 shades darker by this time. However, this is nothing to worry about as it is all apart of the healing process. After the first week or so when your eyebrows go through the healing/scabbing period they will become noticeably lighter. The color will fade up to 40%. It will take approximately 2 weeks (14 days) for your brows to fully heal and about 1 month for the color to fully mature and reveal itself.
Does microblading stop or prevent hair growth?
No, Microblading does not stop/prevent hair growth or cause any long term damage. Microblading does not go deep enough into the skin to effect the follicles or growth pattern of the hair. Hair follicles are one of the most complex organs of the body and is mainly affected by hormones, health (this can also include stress and the process of progressive hair loss such as alopecia) and nutrition (which can include a vitamin deficiency). You can also over traumatize your hair follicles by over plucking, tweezing and waxing. This damage can lead to completely killing the follicles which will cause them to no longer grow.
How much does microblading cost and how long does it normally take?
Microblading services can range between $350.00 to $1400.00 depending on a few factors such as; the artist’s experience, the location/area and the type of microblading style you decide to get done.
Your initial appointment can take between 3-4 hours to complete. However, please note that we cannot guarantee that this will be the time for all of our clients. At Huemon Beauty, we fit in your consultation, mapping/shaping of your eyebrows, numbing the procedure area for about 25 minutes, the actual microblading procedure and discussing your aftercare routine.
What's included in the initial price?
All microblading appointments are a two - step process. Your initial microblading appointment will include; a consultation, the procedure, after care kit and a 4-6 week touch up. The 4-6 week touch up is essential! In case your brows heal lighter than expected, have inconsistencies with the way your skin took/rejected the pigment and/or if you desired to modify any area of your brow – this would be the time to do it!
Do I have to shave my eyebrows off?
Of course not and we prefer that you don’t! When we have the opportunity to blend microblading with your eyebrows, it creates the most natural look! We believe that microlading should be viewed as a resource to enhance your natural beauty, not take away from it.
At the beginning of your procedure, we will measure, map and create a shape for you based off the natural symmetry and structure of your face. After we map and create a guideline for your eyebrows, we will use a twinkle razor to trim off any hairs that fall outside the new eyebrow line.
I have really oily skin - would I be a good candidate for microblading?
Yes however, individuals who request the traditional microblading service may encounter challenges in retaining the pigment – because of this, we tend recommend the combo brow or the shaded powder design instead. It’s important to note that people with dry to normal skin can retain the pigment for up to 2 years while people with oily skin only last between 6 month -1 year. The excess oils from your skin makes it a little more challenging for the pigmented stokes to heal and thus, can eat way at the pigment over time – causing you to return for more than 1 touch up to redefine blurred strokes.
If you have extremely oily skin and would like to elect the traditional microblading service, please let us know. As stated above, once healed, oily skin has a tendency to spread/blur strokes more than they do naturally. We will make note of this and may decide to add more space in between each stoke to avoid this result.
Which skin types are not good for microblading
Microblading can be done on a variety of skin types however, it’s most effective for people with normal to dry skin since they retain the best hair strokes once healed. It is also very important to note that great results come from the combination of our artistry, skills/knowledge and how healthy and strong your skin is.
Individuals with pre-existing skin conditions such as active skin cancer, eczema, extremely acne ( Note individuals who are currently using or have used Accutane within the last 6 months – 1yr have an altered skin condition that will not heel correctly after this procedure. ) , keratosis pilaris, psoriasis, rosacea and more are not considered good microblading candidates. The majority of these contraindications cause easy bleeding which makes it extremely difficult to retain color and crisp healing. Below are a few other skin types that are not considered good microblading candidates:
- Those on skin medications such as roaccutaine, antasure, steroids
- Individuals with an autoimmune disorder such as lupus or frontal fibrosing alopecia
- Individuals with hyper sensitive skin, large pores in the T-zone area (eyebrows and forehead) tend to blue lines and color
- Individuals with deep wrinkles (Note - Botox should be performed no sooner than at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment)
- Individuals who tan regularly and/or are currently sunburned (Please no intentional tanning 4 weeks prior to application. If you get sunburn on your face, you must allow it to heal for 4 weeks.)
So, depending on your skin type - results will vary?
Correct! Color retention and overall results will vary depending on your skin type + additional factors such as; following your aftercare regimen, lifestyle, sun exposure, health etc.
Key things to remember when it comes to your skin type:
- OILY SKIN - tends to 'push out' the pigment quicker, and may need more frequent touch ups. They also tend to blur as they heal and resuming more of a “powdery” look.
- DRY SKIN – Retains pigments very well and may not need frequent ouch ups. Strokes tend to heal very crisp and defined.
- MATURE SKIN - is very fine, delicate and thin. Similar to oily skin, it can heal slightly blurry or lines may increase in size and look “thicker” However, mature skin can also ‘ash’ out the selected color after the first appointment. Always note that results can tend to be unpredictable with more mature skin and make take more than one touch up.
Please note: Individuals over 70 years of age have an increased chance of final results appearing more blurred/powdery due to the reduced elasticity and low collagen in the skin.
I have a long shaped face - how do you determine the correct eyebrow shape for me?
Honestly, regardless of the shape, we use specific measurements from your face to design an eyebrow that is most flattering to your unique shape. However, we do keep in mind goals for each shape face.
- Long Faces: Our goal for clients who have longer shaped faces would be to bring the focus in more to your face by going for a brown with little to no arch. This helps focus the eye from moving up and down the face to help it appear shorter. Celebrities such as Sara Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler and Iman are great examples
- Oval Shape Faces: Our goal is to develop a softer brow and avoid making them look too arched. Celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey and Kate Middleton are great exmaples.
- Round Shape Faces: Our objective is to elongate the face and narrow the jawline. We shy away from making the eyebrow too “round” as it will enhance the roundness of the face. Interestingly enough, straight brows can tend to make the face look shorter and dramatic edges don’t seem to favor the curved contours of the face. Similar to oval shaped faces, we want to keep a soft brow with a slightly curved tail. Extra length at the tail of the brow will help create the illusion of a longer face. Celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, Kelly Clarkson, Mila Kunis and Emma Stone are great examples.
- Square Shape Faces: Our objective is to lift the arch and elongate the tail of the brow to create the illusion of a longer face. Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Lucy Lui, Demi Moore and Rhianna
- Rectangle Shape Faces: Our objective is make the brows straighter to help make the forehead appear wider than the jawline. Works will with arched and soft brows. Celebrities such as Liv Tyler, Kim Kardashian are great examples.
- Heart Shape Faces: Our objective is to make the brows appear soft with a slight curve. Rounded brows will emphasize the quality of the heart shaped face. Straight brows will exaggerate the forehead. Celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Ashley & Mary-kate Olsen, Ashanti and Halle Berry are great examples.
How do you know what color pigment will be best for me?
Wow, I'm glad you told me. What other precautions should I take?
There are several other contraindications we’d like you to be made aware of that may require a note from your doctor giving you consent.
- Uncontrolled Diabetes Type 1 and 2
- Uncontrolled High blood pressure
- Auto-immune disease
- Thyroid / Graves’ disease
- Any other medical condition that causes slow healing or a high risk of infection
- Those with easily triggered post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation
- Those undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment at present (or due to undergo such treatment) and any radiotherapy or chemotherapy that came to an end less than 42 days ago from the date of the treatment
- Those on skin medications such as roaccutaine, antasure, steroids
- Epileptic that has experienced a seizure in the last two years
Other contraindications to be made aware of:
Not following the before care instructions or being able to follow the aftercare instructions. (This applies to every scheduled appointment, not just the original procedure)
Flu or cold: Please reschedule your appointment if you have a cold or flu
Consuming alcohol or caffeine the day before and of the procedure. Doing so will increase blood flow/thinning causing you to bleed which pushes the pigment out and results in less color retention
Working out the day before or the day of the procedure
If you are or took antibiotics less than 3 weeks from your procedure date
People allergic to nickel (must inform us at the time of booking so we can use a different blade for you)
People who are taking blood thinning medicines (have to stop using prior to the procedure, please consult with your doctor)
People with active acne right on the eyebrows can still have the procedure but will need to avoid the acne area. The same will be done with skin tags and molds
People with allergies to makeup or pigmented colors
If you’re a blood donor, you may not give blood for 1 year following your procedure (Per Red Cross)
If you are a hemophiliac
People prone to keloids
People who are anemic
This sounds really interesting. Can I watch a demo?
Of course. There are a few videos we’ve found to be extremely insightful that you can watch " Here ". However, please note these videos are not work of Huemon Beauty. They are videos of industry expects that can be found on Youtube.
Is the 4-6 week touch up necessary?
Yes! Your touch up appointment is considered your “Refresh Appointment”. After 6 weeks, your skin will have fully healed from the procedure! During the healing period, your skin grew a new layer over skin over the microbladed area wich has added to the look of your results to be 30% - 70% lighter. However, no need to worry about this! At your first touch-up appointment, your healed results will be evaluated and any desired and necessary changes will be made.Healed results can be adjusted to lighter or darker color and if you weren't satisfied with the shape, we can do our best to modify it.
What should I do before I come to my appointment?
What is the down/recovery time after my procedure?
There is no down time needed after your microblading procedure. You may have a short period of time where the procedure area may still feel numb and/or heavy but this should subside in a matter of hours. You should be able to work and resume some of your normal activities. Please review our care commitments " Here " to review the healing expectations over the next week weeks.
How long does it take for my eyebrows to heal and what will it look like?
It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. Please refer to our care committments " Here " to review our expectations during the healing process.
If I can't get my eyebrows wet, how can I take a shower?
This may sound like a challening task for some but our clients have told us that it wasn't that bad. The key is to not get your eyebrows wet during the healing phase. This is because water, steam and sweat can influence the change in the color of the pigment and contribute to fading before your results fully mature and heal.
What if I don't like my eyebrows right after it's done? Can microblading be removed?
Although microblading can't be removed, it will fade naturally over time. If you're unhappy with your brows right after it's done, you will need to wait until the 4-6 week period to make the necessary adjustments to them. Microblading too soon can cause trauma to your skin tissues and cause harsh scarring. This is something you will have to wait out but there is power in trusting the process!
Can I get a touch-up sooner than the 4-6 week mark?
No. Touch up sessions on pre-mature results can prevent scar damage as the tissue requires at least 4 weeks to properly heal and allow pigment color to set in.
Can you remind me what steps I should follow for the after care plan?
Yes – Please revisit our care committements " Here " .
Also, here are some addiotnal remainders to note
Always wash your hands thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap before touching the tattooed area. You don’t want to get the area infected!
Do not wash your eyebrow area with soap.
Never apply lotion/oil on damp or wet tattoo. Other oily products to avoid; Aloevera, vitamin E, Homeopathic/natural products. They can pull the pigment color out of your skin and cause healed results to look blurred or faded.
Do not rub/scratch or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing; touching the procedure area with your fingers may cause an infection from unseen bacteria. Furthermore, your fingers may have added oils that can cause the pigment color to be removed.
Sabbing in a normal part of the healing process. Don't freak out if your scabbing comes off and it looks like it's taking pigment away with it. This process can leave a "patchy" apperance to the brows which is why you should not pick at your scabs - let them fall off NATURALLY. Picking your scabs can cause scarring, premature loss of pigment/hair and even an infection. The approximate scabbing period is 14 days however, healing can be prolonged if you’re immune system is compromised if you are generally stressed, and by poor diet.
No makeup around your eyebrows, lash tinting during the entire healing process – makeup with suffocate the area and won’t allow the area to breathe and heal properly -causing irritation and excessive scabbing
No sweating (salt is your worse enemy and will draw out the pigment!); No heavy work outs, saunas, laying out in the sun, swimming in chlorinated pools/ jacuzzi’s/ocean until area is completely healed.
If you have bangs or like to wear your hair on your face, you must clip them back for the first 7 days to avoid irritation and infection.
Absolutely no sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
If you are a “face-sleeper” then sleeping on clean, satin pillowcase is suggest while the procedure area is healing.
If you’re a blood donor, you may not give blood for 1 year following your procedure (Per Red Cross)
Trust the process!
What is the difference betwen Saline Tattoo Removal vs Laser Tattoo Removal?
Saline tattoo removal is a natural solution that we use to remove existing semi-permanent makeup and body art tattoos. This is a manual procedure that implants the saline mixture into the skin to help lift the pigment out of the skin through osmosis. By definition, Osmosis is a “ a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one, thus equalizing the concentrations on each side of the membrane.” Once the pigment has been pulled to the surface of the skin, it will leave the skin slightly irritated (it may become red or feel a heavy pressure from the removal process) and will then begin to scab. As the scabs falls off it will leave the previous tattoo a lighter shade. It may take several attempts to remove to get it to a point where microblading can be performed. This depends greatly on deep the tattoo was implanted and how concentrated the current color is.
Laser tattoo removal is operated by a machine that streams an intense beam of light (different light for different colors) into the tattoo to help break up the pigment. Overtime, this helps absorb the pigment and similar to the saline removal, will leave the tattoo a lighter color. Last tattoo removal is more expensive then the saline method as it can charge up to $500 per session.
What should I expect after the removal?
Right after the procedure, the area will feel extremely raw and look red and/or bruised. Clients can expect to have lymp and blood on the service of their procedure area. This will scab over and become very crusty. It's SO important not to pick at the scabs - doing so will increase scaring and possible hyper/hypo pigmentation (which will leave your skin darker or lighter than it should be).Scabbing usually occurs on the 2-4th day post the removal session. It will take about 2 week for the scabs to fall off naturly. Once the scabs fall off, clients are advised to place vitamin E oil on the skin EVERY DAY until their next session.
What happens during my procedure?
At the begining of your session, your skin is properly cleaned and disinfected. We slightly exfoliate the skin to remove of any dead cells that will allow the numbing to take effect ASAP. We numb the tattoo area with two numibing agents for about 30 minutes. Once numbed, we dip our tattooing needle into the saline solution to suck it up and start push out the saline solution into your skin to extract the pigment. We will go over the area about 3 times before the end of the session.
How much time do I have to wait inbetween each session for another removal?
What is lip blushing and what are the benefits?
Lip Blushing is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo that enhances the natural shape and color of your lips. Naturally, our lips are considered to be cool in tone due to the thin layers of skin and the underlying blood beneath the skin. However, as we age, our lips become even cooler over time. Lip blushing can give your lips a subtle, warm boost of color and can help balance any mild deficiencies that have occured over time as a result of aginig, medical correction, scarring and more such as:
What should I expect during my lip blushing appointment?
Who isn't a candidate for lip blushing?
Unfortunately, not everyone will be considered a candidate for lip blush tattoos. Similar to other permanent makeup services, there is a list of precautions that one needs to consider before moving forward with making an apointment. You are not a candidate for lip blushing if you're:
Can you get lip blushing done if you've had lip fillers?
How do you determine the correct color for me?
We have a beautiful selection of pigemtns to chose from. Each color is made to enahnce the natural lip color. After the procedure, the color will look much more vibrant and solid than what it will heal to be. The final result will provide a subtle boost yet effective boost similar to a sheer toned lipstick look.
Can I get a lip blush tattoo if I have darker/brown lips?
There are risks that we encounter when tattooing and/or color correcting over brown or darker lips.
How long does a lip tattoo last?
Generally, lip blush tattoos can last 1.5-4 years. Compared to other semi-permanent cosmetic tattoos, lip blush tends to have a longer lifespan. This is because most lip tattoos contain a red color base, which is the most stable particle in tattooing inks and thus, last longer than other colors.
Can you peform lip bushing services on mature women?
Yes however, working on 'mature' lips can be a little challenging. Since the skin is usually more deliate we have to apply a ittle less needle pressure and depth in certain parts of the skin. Additionally, since our lips are vulnerable to showing signs of ageing, we've learned that as lips age, there are structural changes that tend to make tattooing challening such as: partial loss of the cupid's bow, curves around the lips are lost due to the upper lip loosing it's volume and the lower lip becoming thinner and rolling inward. Further more, as 'mature' lips heal, we remind our clients to ensure their lips are moist at ALL times during the healing process because their lips tend to be more dry than others.
Can you tattoo over lip scars?
I'm prone to cold sores - can I get a lip blush tattoo?
It is required that that the client consult with their Physician prior to taking, altering or stopping any form of medication and/or supplements, or making changes to their dosing cycles etc.
How should I prepare for my lip blush appointment?
Similar to other permanent makeup services, you must avoid supplements with blood thinning effects such as fish oil, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, green tea, red clover, and vitamin E. This should be discontinued 72 hours prior to getting a cosmetic tattoo. These supplements may increase bleeding especially if you’re taking blood-thinning medications like warfarin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Futhermore, a number of medications make your blood less likely to clot (“thinner”) including aspirin, Midol, Excedrin, and NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin, Naproxen, Aleve). These medications should be discontinued at best 7 days to - 48 hours before your appointment. Coumadin and Plavix also have blood thinning effects but it is not recommended to discontinue them due to their medical necessity. You should be aware of the increased risk of bruising if you’re taking them.
Don’t Drink Alcohol 24 Hours Prior. Alcohol has anti-platelet effects and increases your chances of bruising. So skip the glass of wine the night before and after your treatment.
What should I expect my healing to look like?
It is very important to remove the lymph fluid from the surface of the skin in order to avoid heavy scabbing. Before bed, if the lips still have some dry lymph, rinse with lukewarm water, gently removing the dry lymph, pat dry and apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Sometimes the lips can bruise even after the procedure. Bruising will subside within 24 hours post procedure. If you're experiencing large amounts of swelling, you can ice the treatment area on the first day only. Additionally, to further help reduce swelling, use an extra millow to keep your head elevated
The lips may be swollen the second day as well. Please discontinue icing the lips at this point (first day is OK). Keep the skin moist at all times (this is especially important for more 'mature' lips as they tend to dry faster), do not let the lips dry out. Continue to apply ointment every 30 minutes throughout the day. Again, do NOT let the lips dry out. Also, its best to drink with a straw during this time period ;)
During Day 1 to Day 7 (or until the scabs are gone)
Water (on the PMU area) aside from cleaning them, Exercise (increaes your heart rate, blood pressure and blood flow) 5-7 days post treatment) Makeup on the lips for the first 2 weeks, Excessive sweating, Sauna, Pools, Sunbathing, Spicy food, Kissing.
DO NOT pick the dry lips.Do not apply anything besides Aquaphor ointment (no Vaseline, antibiotic creams, Polysporin etc). Following the procedure, do not use creams that contain acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin. Once the pigment flakes off it will appear as though NO PIGMENT has been retained. Over the next 6 - 8 weeks the colour will gradually 'bloom' to a lovely soft shade. Touch ups can be done following 8 weeks of the procedure.
What is pigment migration?
Is Permanent Makeup Really Permanent?
If done correctly, permanent makup results will last 1-3 years depending on your skin type and the skill set of the artist. Permanent makeup should not be confused with traditional ink tattooing. Traditional tattooing is permenant whereas microblading fades over time and is super easy to modify and fix when you come back for touch-ups. Additionally, exposure to UV rays, use of AHAs and Vitamin A products can all be factors that contrinbute to the fading of the pigments over a period of time.
Okay, so it's not a tatto then...right?
While microblading is technically a form of tattooing, there's quite a few differences between the two. So, if you’re envisioning a picture of a big tattoo gun that blades thick, scary hair strokes on your face, take a deep breathe and let that image fade away from your mind. Here are some examples that help describe the differences.
Microblading vs. Tattooing
- Microblading touches the upper dermis (outer layer) of the skin while tattooing deposits ink under your skin. This causes the tattoo to become permanent while microblading fades and only last up to 2 years with annual touch-ups.
- Microblading colors don’t change hues - they get lighter over time. The ink from the tattoo can change hues over time and begin to create a brownish/blueish hue.
- Microblading incorporates the use of a specialized hand tool that looks like a thinner/smaller version of an X-Acto knife. This method makes it hard to distinguish you real hair from microblading. The process of getting a traditional tattoo is used with an electromagnetic coil machine. This machine is not able to create crisp individual hair strokes. Instead, the stroke would become thicker over time and/or has a blocked out look to it. The traditional tattooing method is also much more painful.
Could I get an infection?
Although it's important to note that infections during the microblading process are VERY RARE (about 1% or 1 in 100 people), it's important to understand what risks it can include and how to treat it if your suspect it. When you’re ready to book an appointment, please complete our waiver/consent form directly on our "Services" Page "Here".
What qualifications do you have to have to be a Permanent Makeup Artist? What should I look out for when seeking a permanent makeup service?
Our lead technician, Deyonne Hallberg, is a certified and insured permanent makeup artist. Deyonne has been trained and certified (2X) by a national award winning semi permanent makeup academy, 3D Brows of Utah and trained by the Shay Danielle Academy in Lips. She has completed a series of advanced hands on training that has allowed her to maintain our state requirements to conduct microblading services in the state of Maryland. Deyonne is skilled in microblading, manual micro-shading, color theory, color correction and saline removals. Furthermore, she has received her certification in blood borne pathogens and has established her LLC in Rockville, MD.
It’s important to research the requirements of the state in which you reside in/are having your microblading service conducted. Each state will have difference requirements and expectations of your microblading artist. Nonetheless, any microblading artist that you seek should be versatile and extensively well-trained. They should have color theory knowledge in order to mix and customize pigments for each client, and a solid understanding of how inks change color in the skin. They need to know about blood borne pathogen transmission, and about proper hygiene practices. Check out their social media and website – do they have good reviews? Do they display work in a clear, clean manor? How do their results look healed? Can you tell if they use a stencil to create the same shape on their clients faces or do they measure, shape and sketch individual brows to ensure they are customized solely for the client?
When going in for your consultation, ask about their practices and policies. Questions to ask yourself should be similar to the following: Do they have a procedure for disposing their needles, cleaning and sterilizing the equipment used on their clients? How clean is the area in general? Do they wear gloves and cover their surfaces (bed, tabletops and themselves) while doing your procedure? Do they display their training certificates, awards and/or licensing? Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to make sure you’re in a safe, clean and friendly environment.
I'm starting to see this service offered at full serviced salons. Why should I choose Huemon Beauty?
At Huemon Beauty, we believe that there’s power in the art of microblading! Microblading is innovative, fresh, and life changing. It’s a way for us to connect art, beauty and lifestyles together to best represent the clients we serve.
What differentiates us from full services salons is simply our focus. There are plenty of highly professional, qualified specialists in our area who offer this service in addition to other cosmetic services such as hair, nails, waxing etc. but we’ve decided to focus soley on semi-permenant cosmetic makeup to provide a deeper, informational experience for those who desire the procedure.
Any service that can ultimately change your life, deserves a high level of attention/detail to it. Microblading is an art that requires knowledge, seamless techniques and ability to focus on the client and their desires. Honestly, this is something we obsess over and are finding new ways to grow and harvest our skills every day. We consider our hand pressure, speed, depth of the needle penetration, the condition of the skin, the structure and bone shape to create a unique set of brows, proper placement of the strokes and so much more are essential to your results and us. We do not use stencil eyebrow patterns because we value the fact that all of our clients have a unique identity and thus, enjoy customizing looks that work for them
We care about our client time and therefore, take our time in perfecting our work. We offer free consultations to educate and guide our clients through the process and expectation. We do not rush through the process – we trust it.
What type of pigments are used?
Huemon Beauty uses Li Pigments. Li Pigment best describes their products as " Colors that are specially formulated to minimize touch-ups leaving clients with beautiful and vibrant long-lasting color. Our Aqua™ brand pigments consist of a quick drying water based formulation, great for use with hand tools, and beneficial for those with sensitive skin".
I'm pregnant - can I still get a permanent makeup service done?
At Huemon Beauty, this is a huge NO go! Permanent Makeup poses possible risks of infection for the mother and the fetus. Pregnant women go through a lot of changes in their body that need to be taken into account.
- Their hormones are altered.
- Their blood flow increases significantly due to the increase of high estrogen levels. Because of this, it makes it harder for the pigments to set into your skin correctly.
- They can go through phases of facial discoloration and hyperpigmentation. This makes it challenging to know which color pigment is truly best for them.
- They can experience bloating, swelling and fluid retention that can distort and stretch their facial tissues. This will heavily impact the healed shape of the eyebrows.
- Some chemicals might not be safe for the developing baby. Although fully developed adults can tolerate different types of chemicals such as a topical anesthetic that has epinephrine – there are uncontrolled studied that believe it’s fetal to the development of the baby and may incase heart rates/sounds.
Overall, we consider this type of procedure unnecessary for pregnant women – it’s not worth risking the life of the mother or the baby. We will advise all pregnant women to come bac once the baby is born and you hormone levels go back to normal.
I'm diabetic and have tattoos. I'v never needed my doctors consent before - why now?
If you have controlled diabetes, we do not request authorization from your doctor unless your last few A1Cs were 9% or over or, if you’re currently experiencing circulation or kidney problem. This could potentially put your life in danger.
Diabetic patients can also experience issues with healing and scarring. If your tattoo doesn’t heal quickly enough, it can become perceptible to bacteria which can lead to an infection. Your tattoo can also blur and/or lighten faster than a normal micro bladed tattoo.
We encourage diabetic patients to monitor their blood sugar levels during their procedure to prevent possible implications
Wow, this looks awesome! Where can I book an appointment?
We’re so glad you’re excited to schedule an appointment with us!
All appointments can be scheduled online. Please access it "Here" or refer to our services page and click “Book Your Appointment”
For individuals seeking color correction/removal, please email us 3 pictures to email@example.com with the following information
3 pictures (1 front, 2 sides)
Date of when you had your tattoo
Describe current color
Please keep in mind that it is also important to book your touch up appointment as soon as you book your initial appointment! This is to ensure that you get a date and time that works for you before our schedule books up. The touch up appointment should be 4-6 weeks after your initial appointment and is included the price of your initial service.
I just scheduled my appointment but I think it charged me twice?
Please note that we do not charge your account until we have verified your appointment and waiver. We will charge you’re your deposit and remaining balance due separately via PayPal. If you feel you have been charged twice, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I think I'm comming down with a cold - should I reschedule my appointment?
Of course! It’s always best that you reschedule if you are coming down with a flu or a cold. However, we advise you to reschedule at your earliest convenience. We cannot guarantee that your appointment will be scheduled close to your original date.
Can I wear makeup to my appointment?
Although we want to ensure that your face is clean and free of bacteria, we do allow you to wear your brow makeup to the appointment. However, we ask that you do not wear heavy eye makeup, foundation or lipstick. Our specialist do tend to gently rest are hands on various part of the face while we work, so it's end up smearing your makeup in the process.
Can I drive to and from my appointment?
Yes. You should have no visibility issues driving home from the appointment. However, if you tend to have issues with dental numbing and are prone to serve headache and/or migranes, we do advise you to consider having someone drop you off and pick you up from your appointment. We do have a small waiitng area as well for clients who have guests waiting for them.
Do I need to invest in additonal products to maintain my results?
Absoultely not! We will provide you with an aftercare kit that will last throughout your healing process.
Am I a Candidate For Permanent Makeup Services?
Are faux freckles only for people who already have freckles?
Of course not! Of couse it tends to look the most natural for people who have a little, or even a lot of freckles already, faux freckles can be done on an array of different people who want a pemrnanent kiss from the sun!
I'm confused... people actually WANT faux freckles??
Yes! We know this sounds confusing but it's currently a very adorable trend. For years, freckles were seen as one of the least desirable features on one's face - especially those who had it and wanted to get rid of it. However, of the years it has gained popularity and is now a very desired service for those who want a permanent kiss from the sun!
Will faux freckles fade?
Over time, like all cosmetic tattoing provided at Huemon Beauty, fade over time. That time depends highlight on your skin type/condition, following the before/aftercare protocals to a T and your overall expsosure to the sun.
What does the faux freckle process look like?
Faux freckles takes between 1-2 hours to complete. Numbing cream is not usually applied but is optional for those who need the added comfort. Since the actual application of tattooing freckles is quick, most clients opt out of the numbing and go straight into designing the placement. Designs vary per client - there can be just a few (10-20 freckles) of alot (20-50 freckles). Usually placement is designed off of desire and what looks "most natural" however, there are distinct patterns we can follow as well! Clients are encouraged to bring in picture inspiration. We also think it's adorable to create the pattern based off their astrological sign!
What does the aftercare consist of?
The aftercare for freckles is SUPER simple!
- 1st Day: Do not get freckles wet
- 2nd Day: Apply cream onto face (do not get freckles wet)
- 3rd day – 7th day: Wash face once a day with lukewarm water & gentle unscented/antibacterial soap (or cetaphil) only
- Continue to wash face regularly after the 1st week. Healing will be mature by the 2nd week.
- Stay away from products with fragrance.
Brow Lamination & Tinting
What is Lacquer Brow Lamination?
Lacquer Brow lamination is a new trend that's taking the industry by storm. For years, it's been impossible to achieve a fluffy, natural look that will keep your brows sharp all day - let alone 2 months...until now!!
Who is a Candiate for Brow Lamination?
Brow lamination services are ideal for a variety of individuals who are looking to improve the overal look of their brows. Are you growing out your brows and want to tame your look? Do you have unruly, coarse brows or sturbborn natusral hair growth patterns? If so, this service is perfect for you!
What are the Contraindications To Brow Lamination?
A contraindication is something such as a condition or symptom that would make this service unadvisable to the client.
How long Does Brow Lamination Last?
Lacquer Brow Lamination results will vary from client to client but in most cases it lasts at least 8 weeks.
Are You Using The Same Products for Lash Lifts When You Do Brow Lamination?
No - Lacquer Brow Lamination is different and varies greatly in terms of the ingredients and PH levels. Many lash lift serums are too strong and harsh to be used on delicate brow hair and sensative facial skin - often resulting in inconsistent strengths, processing times and even damage to brow hair, irritation on the skin and unsatisfactory results because lash lift products were neve meant to be used on brow hair and surrounding sensitive facial skin.
How Do I Prepare for My Appointment?
Please visit our Care Commitments "Here" to review the full list of pre-procedure planning.