Jacksonville Permanent Makeup & Skin Care Frequently Asked Questions
Does Microblading hurt?
It doesn’t hurt as such, it is more a sensation. I use the industry’s most effective anesthetics which fully numbs the area 99.9% with no further discomfort. It’s sometimes the sound of the blade which people find worse – a small scratching sound.
Are your needles and tools clean?
Yes! All tools are fully sterilized or UNOPEN / new for your safety! We will also provide you with a
consent form that all tools were sterile and single-use blade was indeed opened in front of you.
I want to do eyelash extensions, should I do my eyebrows before or after my eyelashes?
It is much better to do your eyelash extensions before the procedure. If you decide to get eyelash
extensions after microblading/microshading, you must wait at least 10 – 14 days. The reason for this is
the difficulty your eyelash tech may have in avoiding the healing brow area while performing the eyelash
extensions. We highly recommended that the outer portion of the skin is completely healed before
moving forward with other facial procedures.
If I use an anesthetic will there be different results as opposed to not using any?
Yes and no. Anesthetic is used to numb the skin before the procedure – the anesthetic is applied and left on the skin for 10 – 30 mins. Depending on your skin type, the anesthetic may cause your skin to retain
water, resulting in a rubber-like consistency which may cause the pigment to not absorb as well into the
skin. Not using anesthetic will allow the pigment to absorb better, however we do not recommend this as
it can cause great discomfort and pain. Touch-ups appointments are an integral part of microblading/microshading as it will correct or fill in any area that did not absorb the pigment during the
I am planning on going on vacation, is it ok to get Powder Brows or Eyebrows Microblading?
Yes!, but… The best time to have microblading or powder brows done is 14 days before or after a vacation
holiday. The outer layer of the skin needs time to heal to protect from water or sun damage – 14 days is
the minimum time required for this healing process. After a tropical vacation, your skin may be sunburnt
– we recommend that you allow your skin’s natural complexion and texture to resurface before
proceeding with any procedure..
How long does the session take?
Depending on the procedure(s) and your comfort level, a session could range anywhere from 90 mins to
180 mins. For longer procedures we do recommend that you have a small meal before we begin.
What are the differences between Microblading and Powder Brows techniques?
Microblading is a technique applied with a manual blade of 18 pins to create realistic and natural hair-like
strokes. Powder Brows is mostly done with machine and have more of a makeup /
How long does Eyebrows Microblading and Powder Brows last?
Depending on your skin type and dedication to aftercare, results could last between 12 to
I have previous work done on my eyebrows. Can I still benefit from Microblading or Powder Brows?
Yes, you can! In most cases, previous permanent makeup can be covered with the beautiful hair strokes
effects of Eyebrows Microblading and Powder Brows. But there are times when previous permanent makeup may be too dark, the skin may be badly scarred, or the previous shape doesn’t fit into your natural desired shape – and in these rare cases it is safer not to proceed with microblading.
How far apart is each session?
After the initial appointment, the second stage of the treatment is the touch-up in four to eight weeks. It takes a
minimum of 24 days for the skin to completely heal.
What can you expect at your Microblading or Powder Brows appointment?
Initial appointment take about 2 to 3 hours. A touch-up appointment will be shorter than the initial appointment.
The initial appointment will have following steps:
Step 1. You will first need to complete and sign the consent forms
Step 2. Before pictures of your bare brows will be taken
Step 3. Your brow area will be cleaned and sanitized with an alcohol pad
Step 4. We will work together to draw your desire brows until you are happy with your new perfect shape!
Step 5. Anesthetic will be applied to your brows. Wait time for the numbing cream is 25 minutes. At this time, we will go over the Aftercare instructions
Step 6. The Microblading or Powder Brows procedure begins – approximately 1 hour for completion
Step 7. Once the procedure is finished, we will use antiseptic wipes to wipe pigments and lymph fluid on your brows.
Step 8. Your photo will be taken of your new and improved brows
People with the following conditions are not candidates for Microblading or Powder Brows
Nursing / Breastfeeding
Tumors, Growths, Cysts, or Cancer
Low / High Blood Pressure
Circulatory System Diseases
Artificial Heart Valve
Sensitivity to Cosmetics
Chronic Acne/ Excessively Oily Skin
Hypertrophic or Keloidal Scars
Blood Disorders (Sickle Cell Anemia, Hemophilia)
Transmittable Blood Diseases such as HIV or Hepatitis B/C
Diabetes Type 1
Steroids (must be off for 6 months)
Retinol / Retin-A (must be discontinued 7 days prior to procedure)
Recent Injections ( Botox, Radiesse, Juvederm, etc.)
Vertigo, Fainting Spells, or Chronic Dizziness
How should I prepare for my microblading appointment?
Microblading procedure usually requires multiple treatment sessions dependent on your skin type. For best results, clients will be required to return for at least one free touch up appointment. This will take place 6 weeks after the initial procedure. Oily skin types may require an additional touch up appointment.
We offer different options of eyebrow pigmentation lasting from several months to a few years. We offer hair strokes, combo (which is a combination of hair strokes with shading), and fully shaded brows. Your artist will discuss the best options for you, dependent on skin type, lifestyle, desired results and desired maintenance.
Numbing cream is used before the procedure – there may still be some discomfort. Please alert the artist if the pain becomes unbearable during the procedure. Your skin may be red or swollen after the procedure.
A topical anesthetic lidocaine patch test will be performed on your skin the day of the procedure
We use the highest quality tools and highest quality pigment in the industry.
This allows the artist the ability to achieve the best results.
List of things in preparation for your appointment:
AVOID brow waxing, tinting, microdermabrasion or chemical peels at least one week prior to the procedure.
DO NOT consume alcohol or caffeine 48 hours prior to the procedure session.
DO NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Omega-3, Fish Oil, Vitamin E or any blood thinners 48-72 hours prior to the procedure session. Tylenol is ok.
DO NOT have Botox, filler, chemical peels, microdermabrasion or laser treatment on eyebrows area 4 weeks prior to the procedure.
DO NOT work out the day of the procedure.
DO NOT get tan or expose your face to the sun 14 days before and after your procedure.
Please wear your normal make up on the day of procedure. This is helpful to see the color and shape you are comfortable with.
Discontinue Retin-A, AHA(Alpha
Hydroxy Acid) and Glycolic at least 2 weeks
prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after
No Accutane use one year prior.
On the day of the procedure:
Please don’t chew gum.
Please avoid unnecessary conversation with the artist – we need your face muscles to be relaxed.
Please put your phone away and relax.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
What are the aftercare instructions for microblading?
The healing process and results will vary for every individual. Aftercare is designed to get the most of your beauty work and keep you safe.
The day of treatment:
When you return home from the procedure, gently blot off all the lymph fluid with saline cotton pads (lymph fluid is the clear liquid that comes out from the skin). The amount of lymph fluid varies for different people. Blotting, for some people, may be required more than once.
Days 1-7 Wash and Moisturize:
Be gentle while washing your brows. Mix water and a neutral soap (such as Cetaphil) in your hands, cup your hands with the soap and water mix, then splash onto your brows, lastly rinse the soap with just water using the same cupping method. Do not spray water directly onto your brow, just cup your hands and gently splash the water onto your brows.
From the 3rd day onward, let your brows AIR DRY COMPLETELY after each wash. Put a small amount of ointment on a clean q-tip and gently apply a thin layer across the brows. This helps the healing process and minimizes itchiness. Repeat this step until your brows are fully healed.
(Oily skin types – apply aftercare ointment from the 5th day onward, unless your brows begin to itch, then start on the day they start to itch.)
List of DOs and DON’Ts for your aftercare:
DO NOT use any products with glycolic acids, Retin-A, exfoliants or anti-aging properties at ANY TIME on your brow area (not just during healing). These products can cause pigment to fade and lighten prematurely.
DO use fresh pillow cases.
DO NOT scratch pick or peel your brows, let them heal naturally. Even if a scab is hanging, let it fall off on its own!
AVOID exposure to sunlight for 30 days, it’s time to wear a nice hat.
AVOID heavy sweating activities or workouts for one week.
Leave the makeup OFF your brows including sunblock for 1-10 days (time varies from person to person).
NO FACIALS or Botox for 4 weeks after the procedure.
AVOID any other beauty procedures near the treated area; including laser treatment, waxing, tinting or chemical exfoliants.
DO NOT take long showers, avoid direct streams of water to your face for 10 days. Wash your hair at the end of the shower.
AVOID excessive moisture; no steam rooms, no hot tubs, no swimming pools, no saunas, lakes, rivers or lagoons until your brows are fully heal.
AVOID sleeping on your face. Please note sometimes when you sleep you may accidentally scratch because it’s itchy.
AVOID scratching your brows.
Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s skin type, sun exposure, metabolism, medication taken, facial surgery, smoking, and general lifestyle. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to keep your brows looking fresh. Periodic touch-ups will ensure longer lasting result.
What will make your eyebrows fade?
Oily skin – hairstrokes will both fade and blur over time
Frequent exercise – the salt in sweat will cause the pigment to purge from the skin
Certain types of medications
Acne medications and cream
Youth – simply put, the younger/healthier you are, the faster your cells turn over
Anti-aging skincare products
Lighter pigment – blondes fade faster than brunettes