EVERYTHING ABOUT REAL BROWS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Real Brows Microblading?
How Many Treatments Will I Require?
What Can I Expect When I Arrive At My Appointment?
Will It Look Natural?
What Color Pigments Are Used?
Is It Safe?
Is This The Same As An Eyebrow Tattoo?
Can I have only one eyebrow or a partial area microbladed?
What is your Cancellation Policy?
PRIOR TO YOUR REAL BROWS PROCEDURE
PRIOR TO MY REAL BROWS PROCEDURE
- Do not take aspirin or Ibuprofen 48 hours prior.
- Keep alcohol intake to a minimum 48 hours prior.
- Do not use Retin A or Glycolic skincare products close to the brow area 2 weeks prior.
- Waxing treatments should be performed no less than 1 week prior
- Eyebrow tinting should not be done less than 1 week prior
- It is safe to have Real Brows Microblading done if you are pregnant. However, a signed consent letter from your doctor is required.
STEPS FOR AFTERCARE
- It’s important not to get the brows wet during the healing process (7 days).
- A triple antibiotic ointment will be used for the first 24 hours. After that, the brows need to remain dry until fully healed.
- When showering or exercising, apply Vaseline to the brows as a barrier to the water. Apply the product with a q-tip, leave it on while in shower or for the duration of your exercise. Then with a tissue gently dab each brow, being careful not to sweep or wipe the pigment off, to get off the excess Vaseline. Continue to dab each brow until it is dry.
- Starting on days three to five when scabs begin to appear, you must be careful not to pull off the scabs prematurely. Your brows should remain dry all day and all night. Following this procedure will ensure the formation of thin scabs--thus more color retention. Keep out of the sun for seven days. Then after seven days wear sunscreen to aid in the longevity of your brows.
- As instructed apply the ointments with freshly washed hands or a Q-tip. Never touch the procedure area without washing your hands immediately before.
- Do not scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready, the pigment underneath can be pulled out.
- Do not use any makeup on the brows for at least 5 days.
- After the procedure is completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine. Avoid scrubbing the area. Use sun block after the procedure area is healed to protect from sun fading.
- FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INFECTIONS, PIGMENT LOSS OR DISCOLORATION.
- Do Not use any Retin-A or Glycolic Acids in the brow area during or after healing!
- Do Not scrub or pick treated areas!
- Do Not expose area to the sun or tanning beds!
- Avoid swimming pool for 14 days!
- Do Not dye or tweeze eyebrows for one week after the procedure!
WHAT IS NORMAL?
- Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness. Ice packs are nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare ointments work well for scabbing and tightness.
- Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 3-10 days the darkness will fade, and once any swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears. If it is too dark or still a bit uneven after 4 weeks then we will make adjustments during the follow up appointment.
- Color change or color loss. As the procedure area heals, the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear in places. This can all be addressed during the follow up appointment which is why it is necessary. The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns. Healing takes about four weeks.
- Need a touch up months later. A touch up may be needed 6 months to 1 year after the first touch up procedure depending on your skin, medications, and sun exposure. We recommend the first touch up 30 days after the first session; which is included in your initial price. Then every 6 months to 1 year to keep them looking fresh and beautiful. Future touch up sessions will cost according to how many months and how much the hair strokes have faded. In some cases the entire procedure will need to be repeated. An email photo consultation may be necessary to determine if you need a touch up or a repeat of the entire procedure.
GENERAL INFO & POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS
GENERAL MICROBLADING INFORMATION
- Although Real Brows Microblading is effective in most cases, no guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit from the procedure.
- This is the process of inserting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin and is a form of tattooing.
- All instruments that enter the skin or come in contact with body fluids are disposable and disposed of after use. Cross contamination guidelines are stickily adhered to.
- Generally, the results are excellent. However, a perfect result is not a realistic expectation. It is usual to expect a touch-up after the healing is completed.
- Initially the color will appear much more vibrant or darker compared to the end result. Usually within 14 days the color will fade 40-60%, soften and look more natural. The pigment is semi-permanent and will fade over time and will likely need to be touched-up within 6 months to 2 years.
- Pain: There is a possibility of pain or discomfort even after the topical anesthetic has been used. Anesthetics work better on some people than others.
- Infection: Although rare, there is a risk of Infection. The areas treated must be kept clean and only freshly cleaned hands should touch the areas.
- Uneven Pigmentation: This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding or many other causes. Your follow up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.
- Asymmetry: Every effort will be made to avoid asymmetry but our faces are not symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow up session to correct any unevenness.
- Excessive Swelling or Bruising: Some people bruise and swell more than others. Ice packs may help and the bruising and swelling typically disappears with 1-5 days. Some people don’t bruise or swell at all.
- Anesthesia: Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area to be tattooed. Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine and Epinephrine in a cream or gel form are typically used. If you are allergic to any of these please inform prior to your appointment.