Aftercare

Semi-Permanent Brow Aftercare Instructions

Lashes by EmbeLashed Faces

Day 1

- Using distilled water, gently apply light pressure to the brow area, hourly.
- Before bed, apply a thin layer of ointment to the brow area using a cotton swab. Never use your finger-tips.

Days 2-10

- DO NOT wet the brows or allow makeup or other products to flow through the serviced area.
- Be sure to avoid excessive sweating.
- DO NOT assist in the peeling process. Instead, allow the skin to naturally shed.
- Apply a thin layer of ointment to the brow area using a cotton swab twice daily until a scab has formed over the brows (never use your fingertips). If the ointment is over saturated, skip an application and allow the ointment to “dry out”

Days 11-14

- Gently cleanse brows with mild soap.
- Avoid swimming or exposure to chlorine for 14 days after the procedure.
- You may begin make-up application at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take the time to read all FAQs before booking your appointment to ensure you are an ideal client. If your appointment is canceled due to a condition that would interfere with performing the service, the pre-scheduled appointment is automatically cancelled, and the client is still responsible for paying for allotted time. Retaining fees are non-refundable. PLEASE read this section carefully before booking.

Leading up to an appointment, you should avoid plucking or waxing your brows. Avoid caffeinated drinks the morning of your appointment. Additionally, you should avoid exfoliators 72 hours before services.  Ex. Skincare products that contains glycolicacid, Retin A, Renova, and alpha hydroxyl acids. No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.

**Most importantly, avoid alcohol, ibuprofen/aspirin, and any medication or vitamins that may cause your blood to thin for a minimum of 24 hours prior to your appointment.**

Your comfort is very important; and because of this, local anesthetic will be applied to numb the area before and during your procedure. On a scale from 1-10, most clients rated the procedure as a “3”. Also, it has been stated, “…if any pain was felt at all, it feels like eyebrow threading”.

Yes, the following would interfere with consideration for a Microblading treatment:

  • No aspirin or alcoholic beverages within twenty-four (24) hours of services. (Your appointment will be canceled if you have any of these substances within 24 hours of your appointment. Client will still be responsible to pay for appointment time)
  • Pregnancy (doctor’s statement required).
  • Breastfeeding.
  • Taking any medications outside of vitamins, birth control, and/or allergy medication. ( i.e. blood pressure medication.)
  • Keloids or keloid tendency.
  • Birthmarks, pimples, or moles in the service area.
  • Diabetic.
  • Serious diseases such as Cancer, Epilepsy, Autoimmune Disorders (doctor’s statement required).
  • Circulatory disorders (doctor’s statement required).
  • Any bleeding disorders (doctor’s statement required).
  • Blood thinning medication (i.e. Hypertension Medicine) within two (2) months prior to service.
  • Currently on Accutane or other strong Retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
  • If there are symptoms of skin disease, lesions, acne, or appearance of skin irritation in the service area.
  • Botox or Dysport treatment (must wait 2 months)
  • Broken capillary or raised bumps in the service area.
  • Sunburns.
  • After waxing (must wait 3 days)
  • After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)

** If your appointment has to cancelled due to any of these reasons the client is still responsible to pay for the appointment . Retaining fees are non-refundable **

Generally, an appointment is scheduled for 3 hours; however, the procedure will take up to 60 minutes of that time. The remaining time is used for pre-numbing, paperwork, consultation, evaluation and any Q&As that are unanswered. Additional time may be used to ensure you are pleased with your procedure.

Skin types, age and daily activity play a major role in the longevity of your semi-permanent brow application.  Most eyebrows application will last 8-12 months, while others may last longer. Please note that since the pigment is not implanted as deep as a traditional tattoo, your pigment will fade gradually until it eventually fades away.  For your brows application to remain, you need to schedule a touch-up appointment every 8-12 months.

Your brow shape will be determined using five key measurements on the brow bone based on your face shape and structure. Though these points will be used as a guide, the procedure will not start until you approve or completely love the outlined shape.

We offer three services: Microblading, Microshading and Ombre’ Brows.

Microblading  is a two-step process. It will require a follow-up appointment in 6-8 weeks for fullness or to make the strokes appear 3-dimensional. The follow-up appointment is not included in the initial appointment’s fee. This service is the most natural and intended to mimic real brow hairs. 

Microshading is typically a one-step process. Most will not need a touchup so soon since the shading can be layered for fullness in the initial appointment. This service is the most glamorous and intended to mimic a fillled-in, shaded brow. Microshadowing will need to be balanced with makeup daily. Otherwise, your brows will stand out and you will look incomplete. 

Ombre’ Brows combines the two. It’s a nice mix of natural + glam where it gives you a little more “ flair” than your everyday natural Microbladed brow and a little less “glam” than your shaded in Microshaded brow. Because this service involves Microblading, there’s a possibility that you may need a follow up appointment in 6-8 weeks. 

. Please note that since the pigment is not implanted as deep as a traditional tattoo, your pigment will fade gradually until it eventually fades away.  For your brows application to remain, you need to schedule a touch-up appointment every 8-12 months.

Clients with oily skin would not be an ideal candidate to receive any SPMU service. However, if you’re willing to take the leap then consider the following:
Microblading would be least ideal since the only pigment under the skin is within the line or stroke. One may lose the ENTIRE stroke. A better option would be to shade (Microshading) or combine the two (Ombre’) with more shadow than strokes. Shading places more pigment under the skin so if a client is oily, one should not look completely faded if any color is lost.
  • Clients prone to keloid scarring.
  • Clients with pre-existing brow tattoos.
  • Clients with excessively oily skin, larger pores, thicker skin and eyebrow keratosis can negatively affect the absorption of the pigment and therefore are not great candidates for the semi-permanent eyebrow procedures.

** If your appointment has to be cancelled due to any of these reasons, the client is still responsible to pay for appointment . Retaining fees are non-refundable **

When strokes are placed extremely close, the strokes will mend together creating a hazy shadow instead of separate strokes when healed.  As an alternative, the initial strokes will be moderately applied, then allow 6-8 weeks for them to heal.  Any time within the 6-8 weeks period, more hair strokes will be applied to achieve the desired look.  The more frequent your visits are, the fuller your brows will appear.

Booking Policy

We do request that appointments are booked no less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled time. You must pay a 12.5% retaining fee to secure an appointment slot. If you cannot keep your appointment for any reason, please cancel it. Please do not book multiple appointments without the intention of keeping it so that our calendar is open for other clients. All appointment cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. If you cancel your appointment within 48 hours, you will be charged a 50% late cancellation fee. Retaining fees will be deducted from the total cost of service provided that no cancellations are made be it by the client or deemed necessary due to medical conditions.

Refund Policy

To reserve an appointment a retainer fee is required.  All retaining fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Appointments must be canceled 48 hours prior to the appointment or they are subject to a 50% late cancellation fee which will be processed to the clients card on file. No-shows will be charged 100% of the service.

Late arrivals, 15 minutes or more past a scheduled appointment, are subject to cancellation and will be considered a No-Show. 

If the client cancels for any reason or if a client’s medical condition would interfere with the performing of services during the appointment, then the pre-scheduled appointment will be cancelled and is subject to the 50% late cancellation fee. 

All sales are FINAL.  There are no refunds for services rendered.  Reasonable accommodations may be provided for customer satisfaction at the Microblading artist’s discretion.