FAQ

Curious if permanent brows are the right choice for you? Read some FAQ to learn more! If you have any additional questions, feel free to send a message to bellabrowmicroblading@gmail.com and I'll be happy to answer them for you!

 

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE:

Am I a candidate for microblading or permanent brows?
Permanent brows re great for anyone who has no brows, thinning brows or is simply tired of filling in their brows every day. Please refer to the list on the right for contraindications (if viewing on mobile, it will be at the bottom of the page)

How long does the procedure take?
Appointments average around two and a half hours. This allows time for paperwork, consultation, brow mapping, pigment selection and the procedure itself. They may be shorter or longer depending on the current state of your brows and your desired look. However long it takes to have you leaving happy! 🙂

Does it hurt?
Each client's pain tolerance is different, however, the majority of my clients report that the procedure is nowhere near as painful as they expected it to be. A LOT of clients are able to fall asleep  and some even have told me it is relaxing! Numbing is provided during the procedure to keep pain at a minimum. This IS a form of tattooing, so discomfort is associated with the procedure, but the numbing agent does a good job minimizing it.

How long is the recovery time?
There is no immediate downtime after the procedure, though you will need to wash and put ointment on your brows for two weeks (check out the aftercare instructions here. Your brows will go through a few phases while healing. The tend to get darker and then lighter before settling into their true healed color. It is also common to have some flaking and itchiness while healing.

How long will my brows last?
This is different for everyone. The pigment may never fade out completely but will get lighter over time. Your skin type, lifestyle and many other factors can affect how quickly your brows begin to fade. It is recommended to get touchups to maintain the color and shape over time. A year is standard, but I advise my clients to wait longer if their brows still look good. Some go 2 or 3 years before needing a touchup!

How do you choose a shape?
We will map your brows out according to your face shape and proportions. We'll talk about your preferences and I'll draw a shape that I think is a good fit. We can adjust the shape until it looks just right for you.

How do you choose the right brow color?
We will select the perfect pigment for your brows based on your current brow hair color, hair color, skin tone, and desired results. You will always get to approve the color before beginning! Keep in mind, your brows will usually heal a bit lighter than they look immediately after the procedure.

Can I have this procedure done while I’m pregnant?
You may not have any permanent makeup done while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

I get botox regularly, can I still have this done?
Yes, you can get permanent makeup and botox! You'll just need to space out the appointments. A month before/after each is ideal.

Will I still have to keep up with waxing, tweezing, threading, etc?
Yes, hair will continue to grow on your brows as it did before your brow procedure. Whatever maintenance you regularly do, you can continue once your brows have healed.

PLEASE READ!

Unfortunately, you are NOT a good candidate for permanent brows if any of the following currently apply: 

× Under the age of 18

× Pregnant

× Breastfeeding

× General poor health or slow healing

× Currently undergoing chemotherapy

× Uncontrolled diabetes

× Using Accutane

Please get a doctors clearance if any of the following apply:

× History of keloids of hypertrophic scarring

× Chemotherapy in the past year

× Any other viral infections, diseases or medical concerns

Before your appointment, please be sure not to:

× Have any botox or fillers one months before or after your appointment

× Use strong chemical peels or facial products containing retinol

× Take any blood thinning medications

× Wax your brows

× Have any irritation, bumps or sunburn on your brow area