Patience is key when creating beautiful brows! Semi-Permanent Makeup is an advanced permanent makeup technique that requires patience on behalf of the client. To create a lasting brow with the correct depth of color will take at least two visits to perfect. Because semi-permanent nature is a very delicate form of tattooing, it is not uncommon to loose pigment after your first visit. However at your second appointment, the pigment will take much more easily. If you do not have much hair, up to three sessions may be needed in order to create dimension and fill out the brow properly.
WHAT IS SEMI-PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Semi-permanent makeup is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup, or to enhance the natural features of the face. Unlike tattoo inks, pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is considered a positive occurrence as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur. Our pigments line contains a mix of iron-oxide based pigments, as well as pigments that are specially formulated without the use of iron-oxides. They are nickle and titanium free, making them safe for MRIs.
DOES IT HURT?
A highly-effective, medical-grade topical anesthetic liquid is used for numbing during your application. Sensitivity levels will vary from person to person, however every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the treatment. If you are a frequent smoker or have consumed caffeine, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you are on your menstrual cycle or you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition you may be more sensitive.
HOW WILL I LOOK RIGHT AFTER?
Your brows will appear darker and more defined than they will when they are fully healed. Redness and swelling are quite minimal, and will typically subside within 12 hours. For more sensitive skin types the area may stay red for up to 72 hours.
WHY DO I NEED MULTIPLE SESSIONS?
At your first appointment we will create a full structure for your entire eyebrow. Microblading is a gentle process that will involve multiple sessions to build color, dimension, and shape. Patience is the key to creating brows that you will love for years to come. At your 2nd session we will assess your color retention and touch up the entire brow in order to create more depth and boldness, if desired. Some clients will enjoy the softer look and opt to only have certain areas touched up. After the second session, pigment retention will be much greater.
A third session is considered a "perfection visit" and is reserved for clients who need small tweaks done to their brows to further perfect them to their liking. Fourth sessions are very rare, but most commonly needed for those who 1) have not followed Pre-Care and After-Care thoroughly 2) have oily/problematic/ruddy skin 3) have little to no eyebrow hair to start with.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I AM A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Disclaimer: We hold the right to deny service to clients who have the following conditions.
If you have any of the following conditions please contact us immediately before scheduling to ensure you are a candidate.
Undergoing medical treatments that compromise your immune system and/or hormones such as chemotherapy
An autoimmune disease or chronic illness
Pregnant or Nursing
Prone to Keloids or Pigmentation Disorders
High Blood Pressure (or those who are on blood thinners of any sort including aspirin, aleeve, and ibuprofen)
Viral and/or bacterial infections
Received an Organ transplant
Used anti-biotics within 30 days before appointment
Used Accutane in the past year
Diagnosed conditions that are waived are required to bring a doctors note stating their approval.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET TATTOOED?
You must be 18 years or older to receive a permanent makeup service at our studio. You must provide a valid form of ID in the form of a driver's license and/or state identification card. It is illegal to perform these services in Michigan without this information present at the time of your appointment.
WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT OR NURSING?
You must wait at until you are not pregnant and completely finished breastfeeding to have our services performed. As a precaution we will not perform cosmetic tattooing of any style on pregnant or breastfeeding women.
DOES THIS LOOK DIFFERENT THAN MY MAKEUP?
Yes. For women who are used to wearing heavy brow makeup, it will appear much softer appearing than what they are used to seeing with makeup. Many times, a brow make-under is better than brow make-over!
HOW LONG WILL MY NEW BROWS LAST?
Your brows will fade over time and will need a touch-up every 1-2 years. Without a touch-up, the pigments will gradually fade away over the course of 3-5 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure),and if any chemical peels/acids/anti-aging and anti-acne products are used on the skin.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?
2-3 treatments are needed and spaced 8 weeks apart. With most applications, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY MICROBLADING APPLICATION?
You must follow your Pre-Care Instructions which are provided to you via email upon booking your online appointment. Failure to do so will require you to reschedule your appointment and forfeit your deposit. You can find these instructions here.
HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER? WHAT IS THE HEALING PROCESS?
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days. If you feel slightly panicked by the darkness- this is normal! The color will gradually lighten during the 7-10 day healing process. Redness and swelling is not expected after 24 hours, however for sensitive skin this may vary. Please view our detailed aftercare instructions here.
HOW WILL MY EYEBROWS LOOK IN THE FUTURE?
The majority of our clients' brows stay true to color and lighten naturally over time. There are some cases, however, where colors may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your follow up appointment we will re-analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. Special alterations to the color formula can be done to correct the color and to prevent further color change at this time. As time goes on your brows will soften and have more of a "powdered" look. This happens with all clients as the skin ages. To keep your hair strokes looking nice, a re-touch appointment is suggested every 1 to 2 years. Results will vary with each client.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT LONG TERM CARE?
As with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the color soften faster, and a good sunscreen is recommended to keep damage minimal.
The fading speed depends on your skintype, lifestyle (smoking, eating habits, etc.), sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency, and if any chemical peels were done after your procedure.
If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please check with us to see what types of pigments were used. We currently are using iron-oxide free pigments, however we sometimes use iron-oxide based pigments when necessary for certain skin types. Iron-oxide based pigments will negatively affect MRI scans.
IS THE STUDIO AND EQUIPMENT SAFE?
Absolutely! We only use single use, disposable needles and supplies. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards. Each of our stations are thoroughly disinfected before opening and after each procedure throughout the day. We pride ourselves in having an immaculate and sterile studio space, where our artists are trained and certified by OSHA each year.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
We require 48 hour notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment. We understand things may occur that are uncontrollable so we provide a multitude of ways to contact us; phone, email, text, and online booking services. Our time is highly desired by many other clients, the cancellation policy provides us with the time to contact & accommodate another request. If you are more than 10 minutes late or failed to provide 48 hour notice, your total service cost will be charged to your credit card at the time you reschedule your next appointment.
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Appointments may be made by calling Sherry Manssur directly at 810-423-6054. A deposit is required to schedule and secure your appointment and is deducted from the total price of your application. This deposit is to ensure that you are serious about your appointment and is non-refundable. If you cancel or miss your appointment, you will simply forfeit your deposit.