MICROBLADING

 

As a new client to microblading, it is important to understand the purpose of microblading (or eyebrow embroidery), preparation, the process, and the proper aftercare to achieve your perfect #browgoals. This packet is to help inform you as a client, and also so that we (the artist and owners of Copacetic Skin & Soul) can determine your candidacy, establish a file for you, and to organize your information accordingly. Let’s start your consultation! ADD SOMETHING ABOUT FORMS

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup also known as eyebrow embroidery, micro stroking, feather touch or micropigmentation. Unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing which is performed using a machine, microblading is done with a manual, handheld tool with attached needles that are fused together in a linear grouping. The microblade is a sterile, single-use blade. The blade holder or pen is sterilized in a dry-heat sterilizer. These very fine needles of the microblade deposit pigment into the basal layer under the epidermis with a swiping cuts, replicating hair by following the natural growth of your hair, giving you a flawless, fuller brow.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Microblading can last anywhere from 10 months to 3 years depending on your skin type, activities and aftercare. Oilier clients may not hold onto the pigment as well. Everyone will respond to the procedure differently, therefore results are not guaranteed.

HOW IS THE SHAPE/COLOR DECIDED?

In most cases we can discuss this at consultation or your first appointment. You may want to come in with your brows “done” the way you like them in order for the artist to better assess your #browgoals from your current status. At the first appointment, the artist will work with your natural hair color, your skin’s undertones, and a custom pigment will be mixed, at which point you may alter the color. The artist will work with the natural grown of your eyebrow hair to determine the hairstroke pattern, and using the Golden Ratio, will work with the dimensions of YOUR face, the outline shape will be drawn onto your brows with a wax pencil. Shape alterations can also be made at this time. Keep in mind, all of this is happening before the actual procedure to make sure that you are comfortable with going forward.

WHY DO I NEED TWO APPOINTMENTS?

When you leave your appointment, your brows will look very bold and MUCH darker than the end results. Throughout the first week following your treatment, the color will fade drastically. Some customers may like that, while others prefer a more bold, structured look. It may appear at times that the pigment disappeared but be patient, this is completely normal for all permanent makeup procedures. Your Perfecting Session will ease your woes and give your brows the extra finishing touch they may need. All Perfecting Sessions (second appointments) are included in the cost of your treatment because they are important in achieving your #browgoals. It is at the Perfecting Session that the color is assessed, we re-evaluate how your skin has reacted to the pigment, and any necessary changes are made.

**Additional touch up appointments may be necessary for customers with very oily skin, problematic skin, darker pigmentation or customers that did not follow after care procedures correctly. Additional appointments within a 6month period will be placed in one price bracket, whereas all other appointments made after 1year will be at full price.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Your new temporary eyebrow will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. You can now enjoy your beautiful new temporary eyebrows. You will simply love your new gorgeous fresh look!

 
 

POLICIES

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  • Half of the cost of your treatment is due at the time of consultation. This non-refundable retainer is required to book your first appointment and will go toward the total balance that is due the day of the first treatment procedure. This retainer is to ensure you are as serious about your appointment as the artist is about her talent and her career.
  • Your first 2 appointments are covered in total price. Further appointments cost extra. Appointments within a 6month period will be placed in one price bracket, whereas all other appointments made after 1year will be at full price.
  • Deposits are non refundable. (If you cancel your appointment, you forfeit your deposit.)
  • If you are more than 30 minutes late your appointment may be forfeited and you will have to re-book all over again.
  • 48 hours notice is required for any reschedules. If you feel as though there are impending issues that are out of your control that may jeopardize your appointment, you must make your best attempt to reschedule accordingly. Under these circumstances, you must speak directly with the artist. The Copacetic Beauty Lounge reception is not able to take reschedule requests for periods less than the required 48hours notice.
  • If for any reason you are unable to finish the treatment to completion, your deposit will be forfeited.
  • Results may vary from client to client. Poor after care, or skin type may affect the look of your brows.
  • Clients that use or have used Accutane within the past year may not receive microblading treatments.
  • Clients with diabetes of any type are required to provide a doctor’s clearance.
  • Where applicable clients must have one year’s time off chemotherapy to receive microblading treatments. This includes Perfecting Sessions. There are special circumstances where the client will receive his/her second session after the mandatory year without chemo, regardless of amount of time passed.
  • Pregnant women may not receive microblading treatments at any point in their pregnancy. It is not wise to nurse your infant if you have been microbladed.
  • Microblading is a form of tattooing. It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 in the state of Pennsylvania, regardless of parental/guardian consent.
  • Do not use a tanning bed for a month BEFORE OR AFTER the procedure.
  • If you get Botox treatments, you should schedule your microblading appointment at least 2 weeks after your most recent treatment.
  • Clients must avoid any blood thinning medication for 72 hours before procedure. These include but are not limited to medications, aspirin, acetominaphen, ibruprofen, or Motrin. Other blood thinning consumables are caffeine, alcohol, and heavy amounts of garlic.
  • Every client will respond differently to the procedure. Results vary and are not guaranteed.
  • By booking an appointment you agree to these policies.
 

PREPARATION

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FRIENDLY HEADS UP:

  • If you use Botox, it is recommended that you come at least 2 weeks after your last appointment.
  • It is recommended that you do not take any sun vacations for at least a week after your treatment for best results. Do not use a tanning bed for 30 days before (OR AFTER) the procedure.
  • Stop fish oil and/or krill oil 1 month before treatment.
  • Accutane may not have been used in the last year.
  • Chemotherapy treatments may not have been received in the last year.

72 HOURS BEFORE:

  • You must stop taking any blood thinners 72 hours before the appointment. The more you bleed, the less the ink will penetrate the skin.
  • Please refrain from taking aspirin, acetominaphen, ibruprofen, or Motrin.
  • Limit caffeine (such as soda, tea, or coffee) and alcohol before your tattoo. Heavy amounts of garlic consumption is also
  • linked with thinning the blood. Abstaining from all these completely is best. Stop all Retin-A, retinol, and any anti aging products.

* If you are ill, please take this time to reschedule your appointment for your health and the health of the artist. You will put your immune system at risk if you receive this treatment while you are sick.

THE DAY OF:

  • If you have a look in mind you are going for, feel free to bring photos. You may do your brows with makeup if you want the artist to see the look you normally go for, otherwise DO NOT WEAR makeup to your appointment.
  • The tweezing of your eyebrow hairs (that do not fall in place with your new shape) will be performed. If you normally get waxed or threaded, do so before the procedure, but it is not required.
  • You cannot exercise the day of the appointment.
  • Remember to eat.
  • Bring a valid ID.
  • Bring the remaining amount due for your microblading treatment.
  • Relax.
 

AFTERCARE

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Day One (Day of treatment)

  • Wait 2 hours and let the wounds weep lymph. After 2 hours you must wipe off the lymph with a moistened cotton pad, then apply a thin layer of AQUAPHOR with a cotton swab. Wipe the brows with the moistened cotton pad every 1-2 hours, then reapply a thin layer of AQUAPHOR every time. This will ensure your brows won't scab. Don't saturate the cotton pad with too much water. Too much AQUAPHOR will cause the pigment to scab. At night wash the treated area with warm water and mild soap like Cetaphil. Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap before washing your eyebrows and/or applying the AQUAPHOR.

Days Two – Nine

  • Repeat the wiping of the brows at least 2 times a day. At night wash the treated area with warm water and mild soap like Cetaphil. Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap before washing your eyebrows and/or applying the post-care cream.

General

  • Your semi-permanent makeup will look very dark and intense the first few days and will gradually lighten. It may seem as though the microblading lines have disappeared but be patient. This is completely normal for all permanent makeup procedures. Trust the process, a lot of people have pigment resurface weeks after. It takes a full 6-8 weeks to see how your skin resurfaces. The healing of deeper wounds may take 14-21 days, therefore a touch-up Perfecting Session and shape/design changes is recommended after 30 days.
  • Some people prefer the “bolder” look in the beginning of your healing period. If that is you, keep in mind that for the Perfecting Session, you have the option to go darker with the pigment color.
  • Keep eyebrow area dry. Avoid submerging your face in the shower, bath, or while swimming. Before showering apply a layer of AQUAPHOR to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the showerhead.
  • Use AQUAPHOR only if needed. Do not use Neosporin, Bacitracin, A+D, or any similar ointments. AQUAPHOR only. This product is available in the skin care section of any drug store.
  • Avoid makeup on/around eyebrow area for at least a week.
  • Do not pick the scabs! Picking the scabs will rip the pigment from inside the stroke lines and may cause scarring, spots in the hairstrokes, or bleeding.
  • Do not exercise or do any activity that will make you sweat a lot. It is recommended not to sweat (heavily) for the first 10 days after the procedure. Sweat is salt and can prematurely fade the treated area.
  • Do not thread or wax the area until after 30 days. Tweezing outside the area around your new eyebrows is okay.
  • Sun exposure and tanning beds can and will affect the semi-permanent makeup. The tan will exfoliate, taking the pigment color with it as it fades.
  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic Acid on the face or neck will affect the Microblading treatment. Do NOT use an exfoliator on your face.
  • Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
  • Any changes necessary will be done at your Perfecting Session. Your new brows are not complete until after this second appointment. ALL aftercare must be headed to for both the first and second appointments.