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 Microblading By Sandra Guglielmo

Microblading: $450

Microblading touch up: $150

Microblading 6 month color boost (touch up): $75

* We only offer Touch-Ups to work done in our salon.  New clients are not eligible for 6 month Touch-Up pricing.

Microblading + microshading: $550

Scalp micropigmentation

Session 1: $500

Session 2: $500

Session 3: $500

Session 4 (optional): $250

BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT

•Do not work out the day of the procedure.
•Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
•Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or IBUprofen 24 hours before procedure.
•No alcohol or caffeine on the day of the procedure.
•No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure.
•Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

•NO cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days.
•4-5 hours after the procedure, you can take a q-tip and pat dry any water that comes out from brows
•DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
•Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
•Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
•NO facials, Botox, chemical treatments, and/or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
•Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

PLEASE NOTE: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all semi-permanent cosmetic procedures.

Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have:

•Pregnant or nursing
•Diabetic
•Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
•Viral infections and/or diseases
•A Pacemaker or major heart problems
•Had an Organ transplant
•Skin irritations near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
•Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
•Had Botox in the past 2 months
•Used Accutane in the past year

Microblading By Sandra Q&A

1. Are you certified?

Yes, I am a Certified Microblading Technician.

2. What is 3D Eyebrow Microblading?

It is a semi-permanent makeup method; the technique is natural feathering of hair-like strokes directly on the skin’s surface that creates natural-looking eyebrows. 3D Eyebrow Microblading creates the background and fills in the areas of the eyebrows that look empty so that a full and complete look is accomplished. The “3D” effect adds realism to the end result. Unlike a traditional eyebrow tattoo, 3D Eyebrow Microblading does not leave a flat, dull, and fake look that tattoos leave behind and is a MUCH SAFER treatment. The 3D Eyebrow Microblading method can fill in sparse brows or create an entire brow, which makes it the perfect procedure for Men and Women.

3. Does it hurt?

There are mixed reviews on pain. Everyone has a different level of sensitivity/pain tolerance, so topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Some clients naturally feel one brow sorer than the other. You will hear a “scratching” noise/ sensation throughout. Music can be played during the procedure, however feel free to bring your own ear phones and music to distract you.

4. Is it safe?

Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used during the process.

5. Will I be swollen?

This depends on each person and their skin type, but most likely. One might also have slightly red skin around eyebrows.

6. Will I need a touch up?

Most likely. Within a week of your first treatment the color will fade significantly and over the next 4-6 weeks it can continue to fade as much as up to 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. After this period your follow-up appointment is carried out. At this point, any changes you would like to be made should be discussed.

7. How often do I need a touch up?

In order to keep your eyebrow Microblading results looking fresh, an annual touch up is recommended.

8. How long does it last?

It will last as long as it’s maintained. Untouched, the ink will last up to 2-4 years.

9. Why do I need a touch up if this is semi-permanent?

Because color is implanted into the facial area, there tends to be more fluid circulation than in other parts of the body. Your face sees the most wear - exposure to the sun, facial products, daily regimens, etc. All of these things cause color to fade, which is why you need a touch up.

10. How long does it take?

The procedure takes about 2 hours, sometimes more sometimes less, depending on the client and their eyebrow situation. Please allow up to a 3 hour window for your appointment; I might not need that much time, but this isn’t something I want to rush.

11. Do I need to take a day off from work?

No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour after. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.

12. How long does it take to heal?

Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before the process is considered complete.

13. What’s the process like?

Eyebrow Microblading is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up between 4 to 6 weeks after.
After taking your before photo, I will draw the brow design in pencil so you get an idea of shape and form. (Please note that nobody’s face is totally symmetrical and you need to be realistic with your expectations. There is no point in trying to make the eyebrows identical or match a photo of your favorite celebrities' eyebrows if your face shape looks nothing like theirs.). Once we have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is your decision – but I will always voice my opinion on what I think suits you aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows. Then, we will decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited. During healing it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place.

14. What can’t I do after the procedure?

You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry - that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking, peeling, scratching or rubbing the area, this may result in a loss of color and scarring. You can still wash your hair and face and once they’re healed up, you treat them as your own.

15. How do I extend the life of the procedure?

Your beautiful eyebrows will last longer if you apply sun block often and avoid abrasive facial treatments in the brow area.

16. How many colors do you have?

Of the 3 main colors I use, I can blend several to achieve even more shades to suit the client. ALL clients who have had the procedure done will be conscious that they have obvious brows, however, please keep in mind that the skin has JUST been broken, and healing has yet to take place to allow the pigment to settle. This is why I ask you to bring your eyebrow pencil or powder (if you use one) with you at your appointment, so I can match the pigment to the desired HEALED RESULT, which emerges after the crust naturally falls off and the skin gently (and naturally) exfoliates itself to reveal the new brow. Clients who are used to having no brows can find this challenging for at least a couple of weeks. I usually advise clients (who have no brows) to start wearing a brow pencil or shading for some time before the process so they get used to having a brow!

17. Do you or I have to shave off my own eyebrows?

No. Every attempt is made to retain all natural hair and integrate it into the design of the eyebrows. In some cases where shaping of the natural brow is required, a few hairs here and there may need to be removed to create a clean and aesthetically pleasing result.

18. I have heard some clients just do not retain pigment even after a few visits. Could this happen?

Yes, it does happen.
A third appointment can be set up so the client has the opportunity to sort out any (if any) tweaks that might need to be done. Some skin may react to the trauma of the tattooing, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an extreme scab, so they eventually fall off, taking all the pigment with it. There is a condition called Pigment Allergy (PPD Allergy, a condition known by dermatologists) or Auto Immune disease symptoms (the client may not even be aware of it), where the skin could have a reaction and become super sensitive to the pigment, rejecting it at all costs.

19. Can you guarantee your work?

Unfortunately, I cannot. How the skin will react is different for everyone and many factors are to be taken into consideration. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, etc. all play a key role in how the pigment will hold, which is why it is important to know that more than one touch up may be required.
I can guarantee that your face is important to me and that I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best, and that I will strive to make you gratified and content every time, but there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it.

20. What if I don’t like it?

Although Microblading is considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. However, I will work closely with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the proposed technique. I will allow you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there’s very little room for error. If you do not like the decision you have made, the Touch Up can be cancelled and the pigmented area naturally fades away over time. If you aren’t 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for a more temporary option.
Please read through the before and aftercare pages before setting your consultation appointment to ensure that you are an ideal candidate for eyebrow Microblading