Permanent cosmetics, a procedure also known as permanent makeup or microblading is applied by a gifted practitioner that can give you the polished glamour of professionally applied makeup that will never flake, smudge or run, stay with you day and night and last for years.
At a fraction of the cost of plastic surgery, permanent makeup can instantly take years off your appearance, bring out and enhance your best features and correct minor and not so minor flaws and skin imperfections. Many entertainers, actresses and models have used it to maintain their polished, seemingly flawless appearance.
Microblading or 3D eyebrows is a form of semi-permanent makeup. To apply this technique, we use a tool that has many fine scalpel-like needles to apply the ink rather than a traditional tattooing machine, allowing us to create a natural-looking brow with short, ultra-fine micro lines that look like individual hairs. Pigment is implanted close to the surface of the outer layer of the skin, meaning the strokes are crisp and fine. The fine lines are applied in the same direction as the natural hair growth resulting in an appearance that is as close to a natural brow as possible.
Microblading fades after a while, but it can last up to 3 years. A Color booster treatment should be done within 12 to 18 months from the last visit and be repeated in that order to maintain beautiful look of your brows. Color booster is only for people that I have seen before. If you had work done somewhere else and you are coming to see me for the first time then please book 1st visit not a color booster.
If you have extremely thick oily skin, or you are a smoker the microblading may NOT work well for you but I am happy to do it for you as long as you have a realistic expectation. The constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a diffused, softer look.
Our talented team of artists provide everything from semi-permanent full lip treatments, microblading, semi-permanent eyeliner and eyelash extensions. We also offer tattoo removal for small tattoos.
Please Note: Consultation is done on the day of procedure and not as part of a separate appointment. Together, we will choose the style and color that works the best for you!
Touch Up: Typically, Microblading/Permanent Makeup is broken into two appointments, the 2nd appointment is a touch up, done 6 weeks after the initial visit. This touch up appointment is very important for the best results so please make sure you book it sooner rather than later.
Color Booster: Pigment fades over time. A Color Boost procedure are for clients who have had previous permanent makeup completed by High Brow, and need a refresher application of pigment to perk up their color.
This will allow me the most flexibility to achieve optimal results:
4 WEEKS BEFORE PROCEDURE
Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin around treated area.
2 WEEKS BEFORE PROCEDURE
Stay away from any face acid products, check your makeup, creams, face wash for anything that says acid and stop using it! If you use Botox, it should be done 2 weeks before procedure.
1 WEEKS BEFORE PROCEDURE
Avoid sun and tanning, no brow tweezing, waxing or tinting.
4 DAYS BEFORE PROCEDURE
For LIP procedure you will need an antiviral prescription. Physician usually instructs to begin taking it 4 days before procedure, for a 7-10 day course.The stimulation from the needle can bring out cold sores and that can really ruin the procedure and make the healing process much worse.
24 HOURS BEFORE PROCEDURE
Please do not work out; do not use alcohol or caffeine; do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E; avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil; Hair, Skin, Nail supplements.
Eyeliner procedure: DO NOT wear eyelash extensions and contact lenses during procedure, remember to bring your glasses with.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR FOR APPROVAL OF THIS PROCEDURE IF YOU ARE TAKING MEDICATIONS OR HAVE A HISTORY OF ILLNESS!!! PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING LADIES CANNOT GET THIS PROCEDURE!!!
The day of the treatment: Absorb
After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.
Wash: Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!) Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.
Moisturize: Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment (Vaseline) with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days, use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area, let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days. Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should be getting wet only at the end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.
Avoid swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,
Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area for one week.
Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your microblading procedure.
All permanent cosmetic procedures are a multi-session process. You are required to come back for at least one touch-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. Touch-up visits are scheduled at 6 week intervals or longer. Be prepared for the initial color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time to heal. Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately. Pigments will slowly fade over time according to ones metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed (color booster) to keep it looking fresh.
Show up to your appointment completely bare-faced
That includes not curling your lashes either if they’re curled, there’s a crease right by the root and it’s hard for the lash artist to apply the extensions—it won't be a smooth-finish job. Other things to avoid: mascara, waterproof eye makeup, oily skin care, and eye cream. You basically don’t want anything that’ll interfere with the glue. If you need to work out, go to the gym and take a shower in advance. You can’t get them wet for 24 hours post session because the adhesive has to dry completely. Avoiding waterproof eye makeup for up to a week before your appointment, because leaves an invisible film that will keep the lashes from adhering fully.
They WILL feel weird at first. It takes a day or two to get used to the feeling of wearing extensions, but I found them to be much more comfortable than strip lashes.
The general rule of thumb is to avoid anything too oily around your eyes.
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Hi, I'm Sylwia. I am a mother of two adorable kids. Reinhart is my oldest and the second, Thian was born last June. I am a certified permanent makeup artist specializing in eyebrows and small tattoo removal. After working for years in the dentistry field, I chose to dedicate my career to permanent cosmetics in 2015 and I absolutely love it! I combined my artistic talent and career to help people look and feel great.
Hi, I am Ewelina. I was introduced to permanent makeup few years ago by none other than Sylwia herself. I honestly can't imagine doing anything else at this point, since this job gives me so much satisfaction. I get to use my artistic vision and skills to make your brows, lips and eyes look fabulous 24/7. I can't wait to help you all feel amazing.
Hi, I am Ewa. I am a professional eyelash stylist and work only on proven products of the highest quality. Eyelash styling is my passion. I perform the procedure of lengthening eyelashes from the classic 1: 1 method to the beautiful effect of volume. Eyelash extension treatment is a completely safe and non-invasive treatment that allows you to densify, darken and extend our natural eyelashes by sticking a synthetic eyelash to the real one. Do you want your eyes to look unique?
I’m Sandra, I am a certified permanent make up artist. I’m so happy I that can help people feel confident and look beautiful. I formerly worked as a nail technician for a few years and have always been interested in cosmetology. I will be honored to suit your needs.
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