Q: What is Lip Blushing?
A: This is the process of implanting pigment into the skin using a machine and various needle combinations for maximum pigment saturation. Lips will be natural and tinted and with a clear gloss to add shine you cannot go wrong with this cosmetic enhancement.
Q: What skin type is Lip Blushing best suited for?
A: Most skin types are suited for Lip Blushing. Those with a history of cold sores will need to start taking Valtrex at least 5 days before and after the procedure to minimize the potential of an outbreak. It is trauma to the skin.
Q: How long is the healing process?
A: A few days of healing and avoiding spicy foods, swimming and saunas. Applying Aquaphor is very soothing.
Q: Does Lip Blushing hurt?
A: Everyone is different so to minimize any discomfort we numb with anesthetic.
Q: Am I a candidate for Lip Blushing?
A: Lips MUST be pre-approved for lip tint so please send me photos before you book! (Unfortunately, cooler or very dark lip tones are not suitable for this procedure).
Q: How long does Lip Blushing last?
A: Lip Blushing can last between 1.5-3 years but is a 2-3 procedure process to get you where you need to be.
Q: How long does a Lip Blush procedure take?
Q: What is Microblading?
A: This is the process of implanting pigment into the skin and applying hair-like strokes with a microblade tool. It can involve manual shading techniques with the same tool at your request. Microblading yields a more natural look and can fill in bare areas or give a fuller look to bare natural brows. This is not a dramatic brow tattoo but will make the brows pop a bit.
Q: What is Powder/Ombre Brows?
A: This is the process of implanting pigment into the skin using a machine and needle/s rather than a blade. The brows will have a filled in appearance with more defined edges and is for the person who enjoys the fuller look. These brows can be soft filled or darker depending upon your tastes. Whatever works for you!
Q: What is Hybrid/Combo Brows?
A: This is the process of implanting pigment into the skin using a combination of machine and/or needle/s. These brows will have hair strokes laid down in the front or all of the brow followed by machine shading to give that dimension and fullness. These brows can be soft filled or darker depending upon your tastes. This look is great for those who have little to no hair as it adds dimension with the hair strokes and depth with the shading. 3-D if you will.
Q: How long is the healing process?
A: The initial healing process takes 10 to 14 days in which time your brows will go through a variety of healing stages. While the full healing process will take up to 6 weeks as the skin cells turn over and slough. Take a look at the Aftercare in FORMS.
Q: Does the procedure hurt?
A: For some it can be annoying or uncomfortable and for others they feel nothing. We do use topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort you might have.
Q: What is my skin type best suited for?
A: MICROBLADING is best for healthy and dry/normal skin with small pores.
A: POWDER/OMBRE or HYBRID/COMBO is best for aging or oily skin w/larger pores but is suitable for ALL SKIN types.
Q: How long does Microblading/Ombre/Hybrid brows last?
A: Typically, it lasts 1-3 years requiring a touch-up. This time frame depends upon how you treat or protect your skin from the environment.
Q: How long does a brow procedure take?
A: A full procedure takes 2.5-3.5 hours, with touch-ups taking 1-2 hours on average.
Q: When do I get my first brow touch-up?
A: By age group:
20-25 = 4-5 weeks
25-40 = 6-7 weeks
30-55 = 7- weeks
55+ = 8 weeks or later