What is Microblading?

Microblading, also referred to as semi-permanment or micropigmentation, is the process of implanting colour pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the apperance of hairstrokes, makeup, or to enhance the natural features of the face.

What is the difference between cosmetic tattooing and standard body tattooing?

The purpose of cosmetic tattooing(microblading) is to enhace the natural features of a client... Body tattooes use ink while cosmetic tattoo procedures invlolve pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time.

Does Cosmetic tattooing(Microblading) hurt?

A highly-effective, 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. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long.

How old do I have to be to recieve cosmetic tatooing(Microblading)?

You must be 18 years old to recieve microblading at Studio Rox.C.

Can I get microblading if I'm pregnant or nursing?

As a precaution, we do not perform microblading on a pregnant or nursing women.

How long does cosmetic tattooing(microblading) last?

The treatment is considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, it will fade over time and may need a touch-up every 1-2 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. I will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.

Touch-ups are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring 2 visits. The initial procedure followed by a touch-up procedure about 2 months later. Previously tattooed eyebrows may require one or two additional appointments and rarely achieve similar results to those who have no previous tattoo work.

Can you cover "old school" tattoo?

In some cases we can revive traditionally tattooed eyebrows but not always. Cover ups depend on the current color, age of the previous tattoo and scar tissue.

Darker previously tattooed eyebrows are harder to cover because the hair strokes we apply disappear into the previous tattoo. Think of this like drawing on black paper with a black pen, you wont see much. If the issue is to adjust the color from blue back to brown, we CAN color correct. We can also make them thicker but they will always be solid where the old tattoo exists.

Pink or orange previously tattooed eyebrows have a better chance for coverage but still can leave us pretty solid depending on each individuals skin. If the old tattoo has left the skin scarred there is a great chance the Microblading will not hold. Scar tissue tends to reject pigment in a lot of cases.

If you need cover up work please email us a clear photo of your eyebrows with no makeup on them.

What factors will affect my tattoo?

Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, so sunblock should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement. The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds. The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold. The choice of colour: Some colours fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde colour will fade quicker than a dark brown colour. The area of treatment: Enhancements to the face, for example, fade more quickly due to constant exposure. Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Alcohol and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should not be taken prior to and following your appointment.

How many treatments will I need?

Two treatments are usually needed, at least 6 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient, but a touch-up appointment is recommended just in case. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.

Contradictions

Epilepsy

Diabetic

Chemotherapy

Sick: (cold, flu, etc.)

Pregnant or Nursing

Major Heart Problems

Viral Infections/ Disease

Botox in the Past Month

Accutane in the past year

Lash or Brow Grown Serums.

Keloid scarring

Anemia

HIV/AIDS

Tumors/Cysts

Trichotilomania

Lupus

Psoriasis, Rash or Sunburn on or Around Treated area

An Allergy to Lidocaine, Tetracaine or Epinephrine.

Previous Permanent Makeup

If I have any of these contradictions, what do I do?

Please contact Studio Rox.C (780-518-0382) or email christina@studioroxc.com before booking an appoitment. We will dicuss if you can still have cosmetic tattooing(microblading).

What should I do before my procedure?

For eyebrows: If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please let me know. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them. You may fill-in your eyebrows prior to your appointment if you wish so we can get a sense of what your daily makeup routine is like. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. We also request our clients avoid prescription blood thinners (if possible) for 24 hours prior to their appointment. This also includes Vitamin E, Aspirin and Alcohol

How will I look immediately after? What is the healing process?

Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Please view my detailed Aftercare instructions.

How will my cosmetic tattoo(microblading) look in the future?

During your appointment, we will analyze your skin's undertone to anticipate how pigment colors will fade in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure color remains in the same tone. The majority of our clients' cosmetic tattoos stay true to color. There are some cases, however, where colors may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your follow up appointment, we will re-analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. Special formula alteration to correct the color and to prevent further color change is made at this time.

What should I know about for long term care?

A good sunscreen should be applied daily AFTER healing and is required to help keep colour true. As with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the colour soften faster.

Fading speed depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment colour used, broken capillaries, and if any chemical peels were done after your procedure.

If you are planning a chemical peel, laser treatment or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had a cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area.

Will cosmetic tattooing(microblading) work well for me?

If you have extremely oily skin, the hairstroke eyebrow technique will NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered than you would expect.

If you have little to no existing hair, your tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than those clients who have more hair naturally.

If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner.

If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.

Is Studio Rox.C studio safe?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on having an immaculate and sterile studio space. We only use single use, disposable needles and supplies. Anything treatment product that is not disposible, we use a medical autoclave. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards.

How can I book an appointment?

Call Christina @ 780-518-0382