Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microblading?
Microblading/Microstroking or eyebrow embroidery, is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that allows to dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow. First introduced in Asia, Microblading is performed by manual deposit of pigment under top layer of the skin by a special pen with a very fine blade. The technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that provide the most natural looking.
What is semi-permanent makeup?
It is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos as the means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colours to the skin of the face, lips, eyelids, hair and areola.
Why permanent cosmetic makeup?
Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing, also called micropigmentation, or dermagraphics. The specialised cosmetic implantation technique deposits permanent colour pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis. This colour is generally deposited in the brow, eye, cheek, or lip areas. Permanent cosmetic makeup is ideal for those with poor eyesight or unsteady hands, sensitivities to traditional cosmetics, whose work prohibits the wearing of makeup, who want to look their best for sport activities, those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics.
How long will the microblading or semi-permanent makeup last?
Colour retention is affected by different factors and life styles including the shade of the original colour, the person’s age and metabolism, skin type and condition, exposure to UV radiation (sun, tanning booths), smoking, certain drugs and medications, and skin peeling treatments such as Retin-A or microdermabrasion.
What do I need to know before I come?
- Any tweezing or waxing should be done at least 72 hours prior to the procedure.
- Electrolysis no less than 5 days before.
- Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.
- Wash your hair before coming if possible as you have to keep the brows dry after the procedure and during healing process unless get help from salons.
- Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the eyeliner procedure. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition. Bring your glasses and sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
- Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.
- Do not use eyelash curler the day of the procedure.
- Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait about 3 months.
- Eyelash extensions: AFTER permanent makeup, not before. Or remove them before your procedure.
- Pinkeye: As soon as their infection has cleared, medication completed.
- If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the doctor about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure.
- If you are going to do Lip injection, do lip permanent makeup prior, let the lips healed first, then the lip filler injection later.
- If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the doctor about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Lips that have been injected with fillers may not hold colour well and cause colour migration.
- If you have any history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes simplex, you need to obtain a prescription for antiviral medications (Zovirax, Acyclovir, etc) and take them as directed 48-72 hours before AND after the procedure you will be required to contact your doctor to obtain the proper prescription to prevent such outbreaks, which otherwise would be severe.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
Is there pain or swelling/Bruising?
Does it hurt?
how long do the procedures take to carry out?
Eyebrow procedure takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete for the first session and 1- 1.5 hours for the second session (touch up).
What is the healing period like?
What should I do for aftercare?
Test Patch for semi-permanent procedure
What if I have my eyebrow tattooed from another clinic?
1. If you have had your eyebrows previously tattooed and are interested in a cover-up/re-work, you MUST email us a clear photo prior to booking your appointment. Our practitioner will look at the pictures to determine whether we can work with you.
What are eyelash perm and lift?
What to expect in your eyelash perm/lift appointment?
- We do recommend patch testing at least 24 hours prior the appointment with additional cost.
- We will dab a little perming lotion on a small section of your skin to test your reaction. On the procedure day we will design the types of your eyelash curl.
- The type of curl/lift achieved with an eyelash perm will depend on the length of your eyelashes and on the size of the silicon rod/pad to use.
- 'S' - this is the smallest sized rod and is mostly used on people with shorter lashes for a tighter curl.
- 'M' - this is the medium sized roller used for slightly longer lashes.
- 'L' - this rod provides the loosest curl and is most effective on long eyelashes.
What are Before and After care instructions for Lash perm/Lift?
- Do not wear contact lenses on the procedure day
- Do not wear eye makeup and mascara
- Do plan to not get the lashes wet for 24 hours
- An eyelash perm/lift could last up to 6-8 weeks if you care for your lashes properly.
- Refrain from getting your lashes wet for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
- Avoid rubbing or touching the eye area as you could irritate the eyes.
- Don't spend too long in direct sunlight straight after your treatment, as this could weaken the perm lotion.
Microblading, Microshading or Combination technique? Which technique would suit me best? How are they different?
There’s no one technique which is superior to another- different techniques of application achieve different looks, and are suitable for different faces.
Visit our Treatment page for more information which might help you to decide your preferred method.
However, all of these will be discussed during the first session prior to the treatment with our practitioner. Together, we will find the best solution for you.