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Frequently Asked Questions about Microblading and Saline Removal
- Does it hurt? Most clients describe the experience as comfortable. Skin is numbed before the procedure starts, then numbed again after the first pass to ensure comfort for the duration of your session.
- How long does microblading last? Microblading is often described as semi-permanent makeup. I feel this is misleading. When you are implanting pigment or ink into the skin in any manner, there is no guarantee how long it will last. Most people will want a touchup between 1 and 3 years to keep their hairstrokes crisp and defined as they will soften with time. For some people, they will eventually go away completely and for others, they will have some about of ink in their skin permanently. Every persons skin and lifestyle is different and affects longevity differently. Proper care of your microblading will help get the longest lasting crisp hairstrokes.
- Are you going to shave off my eyebrows? No! You get to keep all your brow hair. We clean up the shape after designing your brow, but the rest of the hair stays on. In fact, its important in creating your brow so that we can follow your natural hair growth patterns to create the most natural looking brow for you.
- I had microblading/permanent brows done before, can I still get microblading from you? In most cases, yes. BOOK a free consult so that we can come up with a plan for you. If there is too much pigment in your skin for old permanent makeup, saline removal might be required before microblading is an option for you.
- What is saline removal and why is it better than laser? Saline removal happens very much the way traditional tattooing happens, in that an all natural saline solution is implanted into the skin with needles. The salinity is such that the skin opens up and the ink molecules are released. As the skin heals, the ink comes out. In laser removal, ink is dissolved with a laser, and sometimes pushed deeper into the skin. Scarring is a common side effect of laser removal, but with saline, the condition of the skin is actually improved in some cases.