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Semi-permanent eyebrows

Updated: Oct 16, 2023


Permanent Makeup can render transformative results. Clients who have the following conditions will greatly benefit from this service:

  • sparse eyebrows/lashes

  • no eyebrows/lashes

  • Alopecia Patients

  • mobility limitations

  • limited vision

  • allergies to topical makeup

  • tired of applying makeup but want to look awake and polished

  • want to save time in the morning!

Semi-permanent eyebrows Criteria

The following list of conditions and/or situations are contraindicated for microblading and will determine whether or not you are a candidate:

  • Eczema (in the eyebrow area)

  • Psoriasis (in the eyebrow area)

  • Keratosis Pilaris (in the eyebrow area)

  • Dermatitis (itchy and flaky skin in the eyebrow area)

  • Moles/Bumps/Piercings, Raised Skin (in eyebrow area)

  • Trichotillomania (in eyebrow area)

  • Botox (must wait 3 weeks following botox if in brow area)

  • Sunburn/Suntan (in brow area - must wait until skin returns to normal color)

  • Vacationing (make sure to plan your vacation at least two weeks following your microbladed eyebrows so that they have time to heal before "fun in the sun")

  • Blood Thinners (microblading will create excessive bleeding)

  • Heart Conditions (oftentimes taking blood thinners)

  • Hemophilia (excessive bleeding if microbladed)

  • Pregnant (Absolutely not!)

  • Breast-feeding (Absolutely not!)

  • Rosacea (skin too sensitive and will not hold color)

  • Sensitive Skin (skin too sensitive will not hold color)

  • Chronic Acne/Excessively Oily Skin (hairstrokes will blur together)

  • Large Pores (in eyebrow area will cause hairstrokes to blur together)

  • Deep Wrinkles (the result will appear uneven)

  • Natural Redhead (skin is too sensitive and will not hold color)

  • Thin-Skinned (skin to fragile and hypersensitive)

  • Previous Permanent Eyebrows (microblading will not implant properly)

  • Accutane (severe acne medication creates tissue-thin skin - must wait an entire year following Accutane usage to regain skin integrity)

  • Retin-A (creates very thin skin and must wait one year following usage of this product)

  • Retinol/Vitamin A (discontinue the use of these products on forehead/brow area for at least 30 days prior to microblading procedure)

  • Autoimmune Diseases (such as Lupus, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia - skin health is too compromised for microblading)

It is important for you to review the above list and help to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for permanent brows. Your age, your type of skin, your sensitivity and the quality of your skin all comes into the equation when pre-determining the safety and effectiveness of microblading. Therefore, the results will vary among individuals.

What you should avoid before microblading

There could be a list of what you should avoid before any attempt on microblading. The procedure is harmless, aside from those who might have an allergic reaction to applied pigments. But usually following a few steps before microblading will secure the process. Here are some topics on not-to-dos before microblading.

Medication, drinking and eating before microblading

You should avoid using any medications or food supplements that will dilute your blood. Thus, avoid taking any blood diluting medication such as Niacin, ibuprofen and aspirin at least 24 hours before your treatment.

Stop using fish oils or vitamin E a week prior to your session.

Also, quit taking retinol or any vitamin A products at least a month before visiting your clinic.

Do not:

Wax, pick, tint, tweeze, or electrolyze your eyebrows a week before microblading appointment.

Botox your face three weeks before your appointment.

Use any product to peel off your facial skin two weeks before your appointment.

Sit under direct sunlight or take a sunbath two weeks before your appointment.

How long does it last?

Like any tattoo, permanent eyebrows do fade over time. Expect to return to your artist after 12 to 18 months for a touch-up. Exactly when to come back is up to you: "The pigments are designed to slowly fade over time, so it’s a personal preference when to come in for maintenance once the color starts to lose concentration. Some people fade a little bit and they want more; others let it almost all fade out before they come back. At a maintenance appointment, I will add color concentration to the existing work.


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