FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I expect at my microblading appointment?


Initial appointment will take between 1.5 hours. Permanent cosmetic enhancements require multiple application sessions. To achieve the best results, you will need to return for at a second procedure, six to eight weeks after your initial application. Be prepared for the color, and intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. The work from your initial procedure will lose between 30%-60% of the color and intensity as the skin heals. You will need (and want) to come back in for a touch up. After your touch up, the tattoo will again be very dark, but as it heals, it will not fade as drastically as the time before.




How long will microblading last?


Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look.




How do I prepare for my microblading appointment?


Prior to your permanent cosmetic enhancement, think about how you want your eyebrows to look. As experts in the field, we ensure that the correct color(s) and shape are chosen for you. Feel Free to take photos of your brows with makeup and bring to appointment. *No plucking, waxing or tweezing eyebrows as long as possible *Please wear your normal (daily) makeup to your enhancement appointment. No excessive Eyeshadow, Foundation, or brow makeup *Do NOT discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor *No Botox treatments should be done 3 weeks prior or 4 weeks after procedure *No chemical peels 60 days before or after procedure (brows will peel quicker due to chemicals traveling under the skin) *No Retinols/Retin-A or other anti-aging/acne creams, or serums containing acids as these will fade brows prematurely *Do not work out or sweat heavily the day of the procedure (Or 2 weeks after) *Do not tan or have a sunburned face the day of the procedure *Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, or ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure *No waxing or tinting 3 days before procedure *No alcohol or caffeine 24 hrs before procedure




How do I care for my microblading after my appointment?


Wash the microbladed area after shower on first day followed by applying the microblading aftercare ointment. Use your clean fingertips and a mild antibacterial soap, like Cetaphil, to gently cleanse your eyebrows for 10-15 seconds. Keep in mind the cleansing shouldn't be a thorough scrub-down, it just needs to be done by rubbing the microbladed area in a soft, smooth manner. When rinsing, be sure to rinse every trace of soap from the microbladed area. Dry the entire eyebrow area completely by blotting it with a clean tissue. Use a clean finger to apply a small amount of the microblading aftercare ointment to the microbladed area. Do not apply the ointment unless the area is dry. Less is more when considering how much ointment to apply; the amount applied to each eyebrow should be comparable in size to half of a grain of rice. Do not drink coffee, or any caffeinated beverages the day of your treatment. Caffeine is a stimulant, and will cause your procedure to be more painful.




What should I expect during the microblading healing process?


It will take anywhere from 7-14 days for the skin to begin to appear healed and for the pigment to fade to its regular shade. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. It will go from too dark, develop small scabs, and flake to light, to just right! Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended 4 - 6 weeks after initial treatment. The initial microblading appointment is essential for laying a good foundation, but the final touch up appointment is where the process is completed.




What is a Lip Blushing tattoo?


While a lot of us want fuller, more defined lips, we might not be willing to get painful, expensive injections to achieve the results. Even if your lips are already on the plumper side, you can experience loss of color and definition as you age. Luckily, thanks to lip tattooing, often called lip blushing, you can remedy this without a visit to the plastic surgeon’s office. lip, and brow artist Larissa Decker provides her clients with lip blush tattoos to create a youthful and natural-looking pout that lasts for years. The pigment is applied with a tattoo needle (not as scary as it sounds, trust us) to define the shape of your lips and add a subtle color. Rather than the harsh results of old-school lip tattoos, lip blushing is all about enhancing your feature, naturally.




What's the lip blush proccess like?


The initial process takes approximately three hours from start to finish. Larissa will first start by applying a medical-grade topical anesthetic to numb your lips for about 20 minutes. After the numbing agent is removed, the treatment begins first by tattooing the outline of your lips, then filling them in. The process can be uncomfortable for some, as your lips are a sensitive area, but once it’s over, your lips shouldn’t be sore. You might have the sensation that you just did an aggressive lip scrub, but it will quickly fade.




How long does lip blush last?


Six weeks after your initial lip blush appointment, you can go back for a touch up to fill in any light or uneven spots. “after touch up, the lip blush tattoo will last from approximately two to five years. Everyone’s skin is different, so the staying time will vary from client to client.




What is the lip blush after care?


Your lips will look darker after the initial treatment, but this will fade to a much more natural hue, Larissa advises. She also urges her patients not to pick at the dry skin while the lips scab and heal, as this can disrupt the color. You can soothe the skin during the healing process by applying a tattoo aftercare ointment. Besides keeping the area clean and not picking at scabs, avoid working out or sweating for two weeks and no tanning or excess sun exposure for 30 days. Keep your lips as dry as possible (besides aftercare ointment) to avoid premature scabbing and refrain from booking any facial or chemical treatments that include alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), Retin-A, or glycolic acid. With any cosmetic treatment, be sure to consult your artist before and after for a list of things to avoid and aid in the healing process.