Microshading is a process where semi-permanent ink is pushed into the skin using a needle. The procedure is common for defining eyebrows.
The needle usually has multiple points and connects onto a pen-like device. This uses a soft powder effect that resembles eyebrow powder. The ink can be liquid or cream style and comes in many different colors.
Treatment is prohibited for:
High risk clients such as Diabetics and those with keloids, rosacea, low pain tolerance, or those who have very thin/sensitive skin.
Microshading - 1 complementary touch up with 6-8 weeks
Color Boost / 3rd Touch Up - touch up within 6 months of last service
Yearly Touch Up - returning clients within 1 - 2 years
Color Correction - add On
It is not recommended to perform the treatment:
• During pregnancy or nursing
• If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the particular area (eyebrows, eye line or lips)
• Directly after botox treatment (after 2 months it is allowed)
• If you are using Accutane, Isotretinoinor other strong retinoids (after 6 months ¡t is allowed)
• If you have a Pacemaker (not allowed for machine technique, but allowed for manual technique)
• If you are suffering a sunburn or frostbitten (treatment allowed after symptoms disappear)
• Unusual scars, birthmarks. moles
• Straightaway after waxing
• After a strong chemical peelings
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment
• You have to be off Accutane or any prescribe acne medications for 1 year. NO Exceptions!
• Do not take Aspirin, Fish Oil, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen or blood thinners, unless medically necessary, 72 hours prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine.
• Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day before and of procedure. This will minimize any oozing/bleeding or swelling after the procedure.
• If you are used to getting your brows tinted, do at least 1 week prior to the permanent makeup procedure.
• Do not tan or sun bathe 30 days before and after the procedure.
• If you get your eyebrows waxed, threaded, or tinted, please have this done at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled procedure. It is recommended to wait at least 14 days to have them waxed or threaded & 30 days for tinting after the procedure.
• Do not have any chemical peels, microdermabrasion, mesotherapy, or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 3-4 weeks before procedure.
• Wash your hair before the procedure.
• Do not get your brows directly wet; water, ocean, pool, sweating or any other liquids for 10 days after the treatment. Even a small drop which seems unimportant may expand the wound / possible infections I excessive scabbing may appear, and you may ruin the results. No sweating (of any kind), gym, yoga, swimming for the 10 days. If you work out regularly results may heal more to a powdered look due to the oils the body produces when it gets heated and sweaty.
• Clean the area with a small amount of sterile water on a cotton pad 2—4 times a day for the first day. This will help remove any excess lymph, blood and pigment that may appear after the procedure.
• In case of dryness, but not earlier that the 3rd day, apply a very small amount of coconut or grape seed oil. Make sure your eyebrows are not greasy, but just moistened a little so you won’t see any residue of the oil.
• After 10 days you may use a gentle soap or non greasy facial cleanser to keep the eyebrows clean.
• Do not use other ointments, cream with vitamins or antibiotics on eyebrows during the healing process.
• No sunbathing or tanning for 4 weeks. No direct sun exposure.
• No Retinols, AHA’S, exfoliating treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, botox and any other strong treatments for 6 - 8 weeks after your procedure.
• Smoking WILL cause the pigment to fade prematurely and anesthetics will not last as long.
• DO NOT USE growth enhancement products such as Latisse, Revitabrow, Grande lash, one month prior and after treatment has fully healed as it may shift your color.
• With proper after care and no water/oil contact, no scab will appear. You will only see a thin layer of film which will peel of gently day by day.
• Wipe access of lymph during the first day
For 7 days:
- No water or any other liquids
- No sauna, pools, steam, sunbathing
- No make up, creams, lotions, ointments, other liquids
Normal to Dry Skin
Cleansing with Saline 3 times a day
1 drop of coconut oil from 3rd day
Cleansing with saline/witch hazel 4-5 times a day
• If eyebrows will be kept clean and dry only a thin film (not scab) will appear after 4-7 days. It will peel of itself gently (do not touch or scratch ¡t) after 7-10 days. After the film peels of dryness and flakiness can appear. In this case a small amount (almost invisible) of coconut or grape seed oil can be used after disinfection. Pay attention on cleansing eyebrows during all healing period (28-45 days).
• In case of water, sebum or sweat contact, the wound will expand and depending on wetness type soft or hard scab will appear. This scab is usually itching and peeled of by scratching together with the pigment. If scratching the scab the scar or white spot can appear and no pigment will be left.
• If skin is sensitive, on the next day of treatment. area around the strokes can turn red because the skin was irritated. This will return to normal after few days. Strokes will appear darker in the next few days after treatment.