BROW FAQ

1. What are the differences between brow treatments?

Micro-blading is a procedure in which organic pigment is etched into the uppermost layers of the skin to produce very realistic and hair like strokes for individuals with hair loss or bald spots within the brows. Nano Powder Brow is created using a tattoo machine which softly fills in the brows and does not produce hair strokes. Combo Brow is the mixture of both Microblading and Nano in order to create more dimension and fullness. Please refer to the Brow Treatment page for examples of all three. 

2. How long do they last?

These brow treatments are considered permanent as aspects of the implant will be visible for many years to come but, the skin will begin to break down the pigment molecules within the first year.  Each individual will have varying retention. On average our guests return for a Color Boost or Touch Up every 1-3 years. Due to the nature of each individuals skin and metabolism, we cannot place a specific time frame on the longevity of the pigment in the skin. 

3. Does it hurt?

Very simply, NO! We use the best topicals to help our clients feel as comfortable as possible.We apply two types of topical numbing agent that work very effectively to reduce discomfort.

4. How experienced are the technicians?

Christina, owner/trainer is a licensed tattoo artist and has been a certified micro pigmentation specialist for over 15 years with 700+ permanent procedures under her belt before deciding to learn the art of microblading. She obtained her certification for microblading in Jan of 2016 and since has had over 3000+ successful eyebrow sculpting procedures completed to date. She provides a 4 month hands-on apprenticeship program for her other licensed technicians before they are able to accept clients. Our trained and Certified artists have portfolios available online to view and well as lots of glowing reviews. We are OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Certified, fully licensed and insured as required by the State of Missouri. There are two pricing tiers that are based on experience and training levels for our technicians. Please view each artists portfolio in order to choose the right fit for you!

5. How do you determine which color to use?

The color chosen for your procedure will be the closest match to your natural eyebrow hair color in order to produce the most seamless blend.

6. What if I am a blonde?

Good question! We will determine which level of blonde you are and what your desires are for your fill in. Most blondes fill in their brows much darker in order to add definition and shape. In this instance, we will suggest tinting the blond brows on an every 4 week basis in order to blend with the pigment color or choose a color which is lighter and would blend well with the natural brow.

 

7. How do you determine what shape to do?

We will take many measurements based on facial structure using the “Golden Ratio” method. This is the most accurate way to create a natural yet, shapely eyebrow based on each individual’s facial structure. We will then take into consideration what shape and thickness you

have in mind. Together, we will discuss the options and decide on the final shape.

 

8. What does aftercare look like?

 

Microblading Aftercare:  

 - No sweating or exercise for 3-4 days

- No shower for 24 hours

- Avoid getting the brows wet for 2 weeks

- Apply a thin layer of ointment 2-3 times per day

- Do not pick, itch or rub the area for 2 weeks

- Do not sleep on face

- Avoid sun and swim for 2 weeks, if not please use a hat and do not submerge

- Can use brow powder only after day 5 on the area

Nano Powder Brow & Combo Aftercare:

- No sweating or exercise for 3-4 days

- No shower for 24 hours

- First day: Blot brows every 2 hours with a tissue and reapply a thin layer of cream. Apply a fresh layer before bed.

- Next 5 days: Pat AfterInked foam cleanser onto brows, rinse off, pat dry and apply a layer of cream onto brows 2x per day.

- Do not sleep on face

- Do not pick, itch or rub the area for 2 weeks

- Aside from the 5 day cleansing, avoid getting the brows wet for 2 weeks

- Avoid sun and swim for 2 weeks, if not please use a hat and do not submerge

- Can use brow powder only after day 5 on the area

9. Where do I get the ointment or cream?

You will be provided a packet to take home which will be enough for both your initial healing and after your touch up. Please do not loose or throw away your ointment or cream as you will need to use it again. Make sure to hold onto the printed after care instructions that will be provided for you. If you misplace it, you may always refer to our instructions above. AfterInked foaming cleanser and replacement packets of cream are available for purchase.

10. How do I go about scheduling?

Because these procedures do have contraindications we do require a virtual consultation for approval of a requested appointment. Please visit our Brow Treatment page, fill out the consultation form and submit pictures of your brows. Our coordinators will consult with your chosen provider to help answer your questions and give you a recommendation for the appropriate brow treatment option. At the bottom of the Brow Treatment page you will find a link to our online booking portal where you can go ahead and request an appointment date as well as add to our virtual waitlist. If you are having any scheduling issues, please do not hesitate to contact us directly via text or phone at 636.220.8181. 

 

11. How do I know if I am a good candidate?

We will view your submitted photos and advise you accordingly. Here is a list of contraindications to consider. 

Candidates who are contraindicated (meaning those that we cannot treat) are:

    •    Those under 18 and older individuals with loss of elasticity

    •    Some types of skin (overly oily, large pores, thin/wrinkled/loss of elasticity, extreme sun damage, sun burnt, eczema           or psoriasis on or around the brow area) are not good candidates for any tattoo procedure. 

    •    People with diabetes

    •    Pregnant and lactating women

    •    People with glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinning medicines (e.g., aspirin).

    •    People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated.

    •    People with allergies to makeup or colors

    •    Those with easily triggered post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation or are not good candidates

    •    Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis

    •    Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed

    •    Have healing disorders such as trouble scarring, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve disorder.

    •    Those on any skin medication such as accutane, steroids which thin and oversensitive the skin

Let us know if you have/had allergic reactions to topical anesthetics.

 

Other Contraindications:

Use of AHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, fading can discolor your Eyebrows.

Flu or Cold: Please stay home, reschedule your appointment if you have cold or flu or sinus/respiratory infection.

Cancers/Chemotherapy: Must be 1 year Chemo free and cannot be done if you are within 8 weeks of beginning treatment.

Shingles (varicella): If you have shingles on your face, wait several months with doctor clearance.

 

Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait about 3 months.

 

Pinkeye: As soon as their infection has cleared, medication completed.

Pre-Appointment Restrictions

 

The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing brow procedure.

Please read carefully.

 

 - Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before procedure. Skin should not be in process of healing beforehand.

 

 - Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.  

 

 - Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure.        

 - Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure. 

 

    The following treatments should avoided within 2-4 weeks of the procedure:

    •    Botox or other fillers - 2 weeks

    •    Chemical Peels - 4 weeks

    •    Laser treatments - 4 weeks

12. I have had my first application and the pigment is beginning to fade out. I have patches- is

this normal?

Yes, it is 100% normal! Depending on how your skin heals, genetics, or aftercare you will experience 20-50% pigment loss on average after the first application. Between the first and second application it is completely expected that you will have to fill them in with brow powder to

get you by. That is why this is a two part process and requires a touch up application. It takes a total of  4-8 weeks for the skin to completely heal and reveal the pigment beneath. The second application allows us to darken the color as need be, add to places that didn't take as well and finalize the finished product.

 

13. Will I have to continue filling my brows in even after having these procedures?

The greatest thing about having Microblading or Nano Brows is that it creates a soft structure within your skin that lasts. It is meant to look soft and natural while providing shape and color. When applying a full face of makeup you may desire a more dramatic look to your brows in which case, filling them in will be necessary. You will have a beautiful guideline to follow and without makeup your brows should remain natural looking and defined. 

14. I love my brows but, after the first touch-up I would like to have another application done to fill in a few little spots?

Even though our client retention and healed outcomes are typically wonderful and as expected, there are circumastances that are beyond our control and we do not guarantee retention. Skin types, products your skin is exposed to, sun, skin cell turnover rate, medications, and genetics to name a few are instances that would cause this. Getting additional touch up applications will typically remedy this. A consultation appointment may be required to determine if this is necessary. 

15. Can you fix previous Microblading or Permanent Brows done elsewhere?

We have many clients that seek us out from all over requesting to have previous brow treatments done elsewhere fixed. We absolutely love to help and will determine if it is possible to remedy color, correct shape and work with what is there. In the event that we believe that we cannot improve your brows using our methods, we have partnered with MORPHD Laser Tattoo Removal to have parts or all of the previous work lightened in order for us to make corrections. Please contact Mary at 314.570.1510 to make an appointment. 

16. Refund Policy 

The services we offer we are considered cosmetic and voluntary by the client. Our operators have extensive training, licenses and certifications in order to service our clients. We do not offer refunds on our services. An exception to this policy is allergic reaction which will have to be determined and proven by a doctor or an examination by us within 24-48 hours. Upon receiving any service by us, you will be required to agree to these terms via written waiver.

Child Policy:

Due to insurance reasons we cannot have any child under the age of 8 years old in any of our locations.  We have sharp instruments and chemicals present. Our technicians provide adult services that are intricate, time consuming, and require much concentration. This is NOT a suitable environment for small children left unattended. This policy is in place to protect our business and our clients overall experience of relaxation in this environment.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  

 

 

We reserve the right to refuse our services if we deem necessary.

Prices are subject to change anytime.