SANTA CRUZ EYEBROWS
DO NOT consume alcohol, caffeine or take any blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin 48 hours before your procedure, this will cause excess bleeding and may affect your results for microblading eyebrows )
No tanning, sun exposure 2 weeks prior
No waxing, tweezing, threading or tinting 1 week prior to procedure
No Botox, Fillers, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Retina-A or Alpha Hydroxy Acid Products 4 weeks prior to procedure
You may come in to your appointment with how you normally draw in your brows so I can see what you are use to. This is especially important for clients who desire a specific brow shape. If you are open to suggestions, I am happy to help design a custom brow to personally suit you
You may experience hypersensitivity and more pain around or during your menstrual cycle
Consult your doctor for any specific concerns prior to permanent cosmetic makeup such as a recent surgery, current medications-particularly blood thinners
Healing takes 6-8 weeks for Microbladed and Powdered Eyebrows
Avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks
Avoid pool, sauna, steam room for 2 week
No physical activity for 1 week
Do NOT use Vasline, Bepanthen,
A&D Ointments, Neosporin
Follow Post Op Instruction Sheet and apply recommended ointment
50% of the final result is related to a good aftercare routine
DO NOT expect your eyebrows to heal perfectly after the first session. This can be a 2 step process.
BE PATIENT during your 10 day healing process your brows will change and appear different from day to day.
Immediately after your procedure brows will appear darker and more defined and this will last up to 2 weeks . Your brows can appear more solid, hair strokes may seem to disappear and it may look wet and painted on. Around days 4-5 you will experience flaking and your brows may look dry.
DO NOT PICK your brows, let any dryness fall off naturally. If flakes gets picked off prematurely missing hair stokes will result and cause patchy brows which can lead to scarring.
When the flaking comes off the hair strokes may seem faint this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer. Color will continue to change on a daily basis until all healing is complete at the 4 week mark.
You may experience itchiness in the brows after the 10 days for up to 2 months due to the healing process of the dermal layer.
Not everyone's hair stoke brows can heal clean and crisp. Hair-strokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined. Also for those who bleed more may tend to need more color boost touch-ups as the blood pushes the pigment during the procedure.
Allow your brows a MINIMUM of 6 weeks to heal before booking a touch up.
Color Boost's are typically done within the first 3 months after the initial appointment.
Do not expect perfect results after the first session of permanent cosmetic makeup.
Darker skin and oily skin women, permanent makeup will not look as bold or sharp compared to lighter, dryer skin type's.
There is no guarantee of results, as everyone’s result will vary due to skin type, lifestyle and the initial 10 day care and long term care of your brow tattoo.
Use at least SPF 50 to protect your brows, sun exposure will cause fading and can alter the color of your tattoo.
Do not use chemical exfoliates on the brows, this will case the brows to fade faster.
Do not do laser your brow area (IPL etc), some lasers may change the color of the ink. As the tattoo fades the strokes will get fainter and less defined.
Maintenance is required to maintain desired results. Color Boost's are done on average every 9 - 24 months to maintain you brow tattoo.
Microblading eyebrows is a technique that creates very fine lines or strokes to replicate the look of real hairs. Manually applied with different types of microblades. The size and thickness of the blades can determine how the hair strokes will look.
Permanent cosmetic makeup will eliminated time spent applying makeup every morning or worrying if your eyebrows will still be there at the end of the day.
For a client with excessively oily skin, this technique will result in a soft powder stroke. Dry skin types tend to heal with a more crisp defined result. Microblading is ideal for normal to dry skin types. Depending on your personal style, Microblading can transform your eyebrows to a youthful, thicker natural look.
The procedure takes two to four hours and an anesthetic is applied to decrease any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Typically semi permanent makeup will last one to two years.
Permanent cosmetic makeup is not recommended for clients who are or have any of the following:
-Pregnant or Nursing
-Viral infections (diseases)
-Botox injections (wait at least 3 weeks after injections prior to treatment)
-Sick with a cold or flu like virus
-Used Accutane in the past 6 months
Always contact your physician to make sure this is the right procedure for you
The idea of having my microblading eyebrows made me a little nervous, however Anna made me feel comfortable and confident in my decision. She had a gentle hand and made the whole experience worth it. My eyebrows look amazing after Microblading every day. -Jenny
I cannot say enough good things about Anna. She is a natural at microblading eyebrows. I am beyond pleased with my results. I went in with no shape and little brows and came out with perfect brows that shape my face. I even feel more confident going around without makeup! Anna was sweet and talked with me through the entire process step by step. I wasn't nervous for a second. If your looking for perfect brows Anna's your girl! -Christy
I was a little nervous at first to do the microblading, but the second I started talking with Anna all nervousness went out the door! She was so sweet, welcoming and confident about what she was doing, which made my experience amazing! I am constantly getting compliments on my eyebrows and I feel so good about them. I can’t say enough good things about Anna and the work she did! -Heidi
Learn what products/supplements you will need to take, prior, during and after the procedure. One week before the appointment use the recommended lip scrub, then keep lips hydrated and moisturized leading up to the appointment. No alcohol 24 hours before.
Follow recommended after care instructions and take products/supplements for the 1-7 days. Avoid water, makeup, excessive sweating, no sauna, pools or sunbathing. Apply healing balm daily.
Touch up appointments are best 8 weeks following procedure. Use SPF sunscreen for face and lips daily.
Lash growth serums must be stopped 3 weeks prior. Removal of eyelash extension must be completely removed.
Follow recommended after care instructions and take the products and supplements for the first 1-7 days. Avoid water makeup, excessive sweating. No saunas, pools or sunbathing. Apply healing balm daily.
Touch up appointments are best 8 weeks following the procedure. Using an SPF sunscreen daily for your face, as well as hats and sunglasses are highly recommended.
Come to the appointment with a fresh, clean face. Make sure that you are not sunburnt! No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to appointment.
Apply healing ointment two times a day for one week. Stay out of the pool, hot tub, and sun.
Do not tint (dye) your eyebrows for 2 weeks prior to the tinting procedure.
Keep the eyebrows dry for the first 24 hours following your appointment. Apply daily balm.
Tinting can last on the skin for 2 weeks, and the eyebrow hair for 2-4 weeks.
No need to prepare!
Do not wet your eyebrows for 24-48 hours. Do not apply the makeup to the brows for 24 hours post-treatment. Apply brow balm daily and comb hair into place each day.