Dashè Brows Permanent Makeup FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is permanent makeup?
- What is microblading?
- Does it hurt?
- Is it safe?
- Will it be swollen?
- Will I need a touch up?
- How often would I need to get a touch up?
- How long does it last?
- How long does the procedure take?
- Do I need to take a day off work?
- How long does it take heal?
- What is the treatment like?
- What should I not do after the procedure?
- I have heard some individuals don’t retain pigment even after a few visits. Could this happen to me?
- If I don’t like how I look after the procedure, what are my options?
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micropigment implantation” or “dermagraphics”. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.Back to Index
What is microblading?
Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes, is a form of semi-Permanent Makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments.Back to Index
Does it hurt?
We get mix reviews on pain. Everyone has a different level of sensitivity. So topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Some clients naturally may feel brows sore but others don’t feel anything. You also may hear a scratch noise/ sensation throughout the procedure.Back to Index
Is it safe?
Absolutely. We use only disposable and high quality supplies.Back to Index
Will it be swollen?
It depends on the area of the treatment. You may be swollen a little if the treatment is done on brows. It depends on skin sensitivity. If the treatment is done on lips or eyes, they will be swollen. You also may have red skin around a treated area. But all of it (swollen and redness) will go away between 24 – 48 hours after the treatment.Back to Index
Will I need a touch up?
Most likely. Within a week of your first treatment the color will fade significantly and over the next four to six weeks can continue to fade as much as 30% to 70%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. After this period your follow-up appointment is carried out. At this point any changes you would like to make are discussed.Back to Index
How often would I need to get a touch up?
In order to keep your eyebrow, eyeliner, or lips tattoo results looking fresh, we recommend a touch up every year.Back to Index
How long does it last?
It will last as long as it’s maintained. Untouched, the pigment will last between one to two years depending on many factors such as your skin type, metabolism, lifestyle, medications taken, anti aging procedures done and so on.Back to Index
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes roughly about three hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid 3-hour window for your appointment. I likely won’t need that much time, but this isn’t something I want to rush.Back to Index
Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within a day or two after the treatment. Your brows or eyeliner will appear darker and lips – brighter initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.Back to Index
How long does it take heal?
The healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the new skin. A good month should pass before I consider the process complete.Back to Index
What is the treatment like?
Eyebrows PMU or Microblading is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up between 4 to 6 weeks after. After taking your “before” photo, I will draw the brows design in pencil so you get an idea of shape and form. (Please note that nobody’s face is totally symmetrical and you need to be realistic with your expectations. There is no point in trying to make the eyebrows identical or match a photo of your favorite celebrities’ eyebrows if your face shape looks nothing like theirs.). Once we have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is your decision – but I will always voice my opinion on what I think suits you aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows then we will decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited. During healing, it’s normal to experience 30% to 70% pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place.Back to Index
What should I not do after the procedure?
You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking, peeling, scratching or rubbing the tattoo, this may result in a loss of color and scarring. Please read the detailed “after care instruction”.Back to Index
I have heard some individuals don’t retain pigment even after a few visits. Could this happen to me?
Yes, it does happen to some individuals. A third appointment is often set up so the client has the opportunity to return and I get the chance to review the work and sort out any (if any) tweaks that might need to be done. Some individuals’ skin may react to the trauma of the tattooing, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an extreme scab, so they eventually fall off taking all the pigment with it. There is a condition called Pigment Allergy (PPD Allergy, a condition known by dermatologists) or Auto Immune disease symptoms (the client may not even be aware of it). The skin would have over reacted and become super sensitive to the pigment and reject it at any cost.Back to Index
If I don’t like how I look after the procedure, what are my options?
Although, Microblading or Permanent Makeup is considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. However, I will work closely with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the proposed technique. I will allow you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there is very little room for error. If you do not like how you look after the procedure, the Touch Up can be cancelled and the pigmented area naturally fades away over time. If you are not 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for a more temporary options.Back to Index