Skin Care

What IS Microblading?

Phibrows, Microblading is a manual "hand" method of permanent cosmetics for your eyebrows which creates extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. The results? Perfectly natural looking, thick, full brows. 

How long does Microblading last?

Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 12-24 months. 

Is Microblading painful?

The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, there is an anesthetic applied during to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely tolerable. 

How does it work?

The pigment is applied with a specific Phibrows tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. Romy will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment.

How long does the service last?

The appointment should take about 1.5 hours. 

Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for a Microblading treatment?

• Pregnancy

• Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)

• On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.

• Diabetic.

• Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)

• Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)

• You're taking blood thinning medication

• Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)

• If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.

• You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)

• You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area

• If you have a sunburn. 

• After waxing (must wait 3 days)

• After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)


Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my service?

• Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.

• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.

• Do not take omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.

• Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.

• No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.

• No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.

• Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.


What can I expect during my service?

Here's a quick rundown of what to expect the day of your Microblading.

Before the appointment begins, Romy will provide a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the treatment.
The romy then draws on the eyebrow shape according to the PhiBrows golden ratio measuring tool. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size.
Next, the Romy chooses the perfect PhiBrows color.
Initial strokes are placed, then anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort.
Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow.
After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin.
Once that's finished, she cleans the area thoroughly.
After the service, the artist will apply medical ointment that will remain on the skin for 24 to 48 hours.

Is there any after-procedure care?

Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:
• Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.

• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.

• Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.

• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.

• Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.

• Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.

• Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.

• Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head. Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post microblading procedure, However, experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear.

• Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly

What happens during the touch up?

The touch up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment.  During your touch up, the Romy will fill in missing/faded hairs during healing, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.

What's the Microblading healing process like?

Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended  4 to 6 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right! 

Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin). 


Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.

PERMANENT MAKU-UP & MicroBlading 

FAQ'S

Permanent Makeup – What is it?
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.


 How are Permanent Cosmetic Procedures Performed?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are performed using various devices, including the traditional tattoo coil machines, the pen or rotary machine (includes the digital rotary machines) and the non-machine or hand device. The process includes a consultation, the application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for evaluating the healed design work and color of the pigment.


 Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?
People who meet minimum age requirements and have the ability to heal properly from minor wounds can benefit from the liberating benefits of permanent cosmetics.Interest in this service spans the young to the more mature; those who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially  valuable to people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics.Permanent Cosmetics also benefits the vision challenged who have difficulty applying their cosmetics; and others with dexterity related conditions  such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and busy people who don’t have time to spend applying and refreshing makeup throughout the day and evening.


 What Type of Permanent Cosmetic Procedures can be Done?
 Permanent Cosmetic procedures can be very subtle or dramatic depending on what you are looking for. Options include:

Eyebrows
Eyeliner, Top and Bottom 
Lipliner, Lip Color, and Blend
Scar Camouflage, Beauty Marks, Hair imitation, Lash Enhancement, and Areola Repigmentation

NOTE: Some of these procedures use more advanced techniques (para-medical techniques) and thus require an experienced technician with advanced training.

 Are Permanent Cosmetics Really Permanent?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as color re-enhancement or color refreshing. ( Touch Up's)  The scientific structure of pigments and the requirement for periodic refreshing is identical to that of tinted hair color; faded material on furniture that may be located near a window and subject to sun exposure; house paint that is exposed to the sun and other environmental elements; pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time.This colorant periodic maintenance requirement is a good opportunity to reevaluate one’s color and design preferences.  While the concept of permanent, without any change, may seem like a perfectly good idea, think about how your tastes have changed over the years.  From time to time likely you have made subtle or dramatic changes in your clothing preferences, your hair color and style, and if you wear topical makeup, those colors have changed as well.The fact that most people will require periodic color refreshing of their permanent cosmetics is the opportune time to work with your technician to reevaluate your overall appearance profile and determine if any changes are appropriate.Longevity varies from person to person depending on their life style (sun exposure), the color(s) used for the permanent cosmetic procedure, and are also thought to be affected by topical products applied to the skin.


 How Long Does Each Procedure Take?
Depending on the Desired area The initial procedure will generally take approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours; there are records to establish; photographs to take; desired design and color to discuss; the procedure to perform; and the aftercare requirements to discuss.Follow up or color refresher procedures usually do not require the same amount of time.


 Is It Painful?
Most people experience some discomfort. This will vary according to each individual’s pain threshold.There are different methods available, however, to help with discomfort management, including various topical anesthetics that are specifically developed for our industry. I will discuss these methods with you to determine which one is appropriate.To put this in perspective, thousands of body art tattoos are performed annually, possibly millions.  As a rule, traditional tattoo professionals do not use any anesthetics for their tattoo procedures. Anesthetics for permanent cosmetics are more of a tattoo service luxury because of the nature of the tattoo location and the fact that permanent cosmetics falls into the beauty treatment category.


 Is It Safe?
Absolutely! Here at Euphoria we follow all guidelines outlined by the Connecticut Department Of Public Health and OSHA to keep out clients completely safe. We routinely attend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes to become well versed on safety principals. These guidelines include, but are not limited to the following.

All Needles should be new and sterile for each client. Unopened new and sterile needles should be opened in your presence.


Disposable sterilized one-time use machine parts should be purchased by the artist, and disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure has been completed.


Personal protection equipment such as disposable one-time use aprons and gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed.


The technician should be clean and neat.


Disposable one-time use chair/bed covering should be new for each client.


The room or treatment area should be in an area free from other contaminants. The SPCP has taken a position against permanent cosmetic procedures conducted at trade shows and in salons where nail dust, aerosols or other chemicals are present.



 What If I Don’t Like It?
Although the procedure is considered permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape to some extent. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and procedure.It’s very important to realize that often the new procedure represents something somewhat different; at times color where there was no color at all or very little.  It takes time to become acclimated to a new look (very often this applies to eyebrows which were sparse and unnoticeable before the permanent cosmetic brow procedure.) Eyeliner color is more evident due to the contrast to the skin color.  Lip color can take up to six weeks to reflect the final color. Be patient.After the procedure has healed, and you are able to make an informed decision about the healed version of the procedure.

 Do The Pigments Pose Allergy Problems?
People can develop an allergy to anything, anytime; however, pigment allergies are considered rare. Some doctors recommend that people with environmental allergies or allergies to conventional makeup have permanent cosmetic procedures because they can replace cosmetic products that people are sensitive to.  While allergic reactions to any type of tattooing pigments on the body or on the face through permanent cosmetics may occur at any point in time, they are extremely rare. Altho Rare We DO REQUIRE A TEST SPOT 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE. 


 What’s a Touch-Up and Do I Need One?
Often the tattooed color is not perfect after the initial procedure heals. Permanent cosmetic procedures are a process and at least one follow-up to the initial procedure should be scheduled.It is recommended that any required detail work to the original procedure be performed no sooner than four weeks after the original procedure.The minimum standard for follow-up detail work for lip procedures is six weeks.  Lips have a different healing agenda than procedures performed on other parts of the face due to their delicate nature.The cited time frames will vary depending on the health profile and age of the client, but these are good minimum standards for consideration.


 Can I Still Have an MRI Scan?
Numerous studies have shown that even for people who have large body tattoos there is little to no potential for irritation resulting from an MRI.In the rare instance where discomfort resulted, it was localized and very temporary. However, with that said, it is prudent to advise your MRI technician that you have permanent cosmetics.


How much does Permanent Make-Up Cost?

Check out our service page for our cost and procedures

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