q&a


WHAT IS MICROBLADING?


Microblading is an advanced technique of cosmetic tattooing that is done by a process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin with a row of micro sterile, disposable needles that form a blade shape which will produce the appearance of hair where there isn't any, or add more to enhance and create fullness where hair already exists. This is with a manual hand tool, not a machine.


DOES MICROBLADING HURT?


Topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Most clients say it does not hurt at all! However, please note you will be more sensitive on your menstrual cycle.


WHAT IS THE COST?

The initial microblading session is $1,000 and the 4-8 week touch up is $150.  An additional touch up is required at least every 6-8 months which is $250. If you do not return within the 8 month period, it will be considered a full microblading.


HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?


The treatment will fade over time and a touch-up is required 4-8 weeks after the initial procedure and then every 6-8 months. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including sun exposure, chemical peels (glycolic, lactic, etc.), how active the client is, and how fast each individual's cell turnover is.  Please note that final results and time frame cannot be guaranteed as each skintype will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. 


Touch ups are needed for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring 2 or more visits. The initial procedure followed by a touch up procedure 30 days later. Previously tattooed eyebrows may require one or two additional appointments and rarely achieve the same results to those who have no previous tattoo work because of the existing scar tissue and color under the skin, even if it isn't visible.


WHAT WILL AFFECT MY NEW BROWS?


Sun exposure: The sun fades the pigment faster so sun block & hats should be your new best friends! (Besides your beautiful new brows)
The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.
Not following aftercare instructions.
Exfoliating Acids.
Excessively Oily Skin Types.


CONTRAINDICATIONS


* Epilepsy
* Diabetes
* Chemotherapy
* If you are currently ill (cold, flu, etc.)
* Pregnant or Breast Feeding
* Autoimmune Diseases
* Major Heart Problems
* Viral Infections/Disease
* Botox within 30 days of procedure
* Accutane in the past year
* Psoriasis, Rash or Sunburn on or around treated area
* An Allergy to Lidocaine, Tetracaine or Epinephrine
* Previous Permanent Tattoo (Done with a machine)


WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY PROCEDURE?


If possible please come to your appointment with your brows filled in the way you do them daily so we can get a general feel of how you'll be comfortable with your microblading result. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 7 days after the procedure. Avoid any blood thinners for 24 hours prior to the appointment. This also includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Pre Workout and Alcohol.


CAN I BRING A GUEST TO MY APPOINTMENT?

You are more than welcome to bring one friend or family member with you to your appointment, however the county Health Department does not permit infants/toddlers or pets as we are located in a tattoo shop where client's open skin and blood is exposed.


HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER? 


Beautiful. A lot of people think they will leave red and swollen but microblading doesn't usually cause swelling since its less invasive than a tattoo. You may feel your new brows look darker and thicker than expected for the first few days. Color will gradually soften in color and shrink slightly in size during the complete healing process (30 days).


HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?


Appointments can be made at the link below. A non-refundable deposit is required to book with Haley. Because of the demand for this procedure, once your appointment is booked, 2 hours of time will be reserved for you and you only, which is why this is non-refundable. If you have to reschedule please do so within 48 hours. 


WHAT IF I NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

Life happens. We get it. If you need to reschedule you can use your deposit for a future appointment, but we ask you give 48 hours notice when possible.


BOOK HERE:

https://squareup.com/appointments/book/7Y5QF97WMSXK7/haley-buckner-brows-long-beach-ca


IF I'VE HAD MICROBLADING/PMU FROM ANOTHER ARTIST HOW CAN I GET AN APPOINTMENT WITH HALEY?

Please send a photo of your eyebrows makeup free and in natural lighting to [email protected] so that we can see if we can help.

If your brows are too pigmented to work on, we suggest using an exfoliating acid like glycolic a few times a week to fade the old tattoo faster.


Location:

The Raven & The Wolves

212 The Promenade N. Long Beach, CA 90802

[email protected]