Microblading gives your brows a natural and flawless appearance that can last 12 months or longer.
This service is a two step process with appointments being 6 weeks apart.
We have the ability to redefine and reshape brows or just fill in a little in the sparse areas and even camouflage scars
Waterproof and sweat proof
Semi permanent so you can switch up your style every couple of years with current brow trends
If you are unsure about getting microblading, you can schedule an appointment for a free consultation.
All microblading appointments include consultation before any work is done. If you have previous eyebrow tattooing or microblading, email a clear picture of your brows before scheduling an appointment. We need to assess whether a correction is possible and may have an additional charge.
SAFETY COMES FIRST
At Elixr Wax Bar, we only want what is best for you. We have high quality tools and pigments. Most importantly, our entire set up is disposable. Our strict methods eliminate cross contamination. We go above and beyond Universal Precautions alone. We are keeping our artists and clients risk-free of contracting and spreading diseases. It's time to change the beauty and tattoo industry's irresponsibility. As a client, you don't always know what to look for so you may not see what is wrong. With our fully disposable setup and strict protocols, you don't have to worry.
You may arrive with brow make up to show how you normally fill in your brows (if you want this taken into consideration) or bring brow sample pictures.
If you are within a couple days of your period or on your menstrual cycle, you may experience heightened sensitivity.
If you have any breakouts or blemishes in the area, we will not be able to go over those. Generally, scars are fine but may not retail color well.
72 Hours Prior
Stop use of alcohol, caffeine (at least 6 hours prior), aspirin, fish oil, Vit E or any other blood thinners. (With approval from your Dr of course) This will cause excessive bleeding and may effect your results.
2 weeks prior
If you get Botox or other cosmetic fillers, this should be done at least 3 weeks prior or 3 weeks after your appointment.
If you have herpes simplex and get cold sore breakouts, use your medication for 1-2 weeks prior and for 1 week after.
Am I a candidate for Microblading?
There are several contraindications to getting this procedure. Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate. If any of the following apply to you, we would not be able to perform this service.
Under 18 years of age
Using Accutane (must stop using for 1 full year)
Have heart conditions or using heart medications
Have diabetes or autoimmune disorders such as lupus
Have had Botox, sunburn, deep tan, or chemical peel in the last 2 weeks
Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
Nursing clients who want to have microblading treatment can be done at your own discretion.
Very thin skin will not hold color well.
* We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason.*
If you have diabetes or another autoimmune disorder that causes poor/slow healing, you may not be right for this service. We cannot perform this service during pregnancy. We will not perform this service on those under 18 years of age. If you are receiving chemotherapy treatments, we cannot perform this service until 4 weeks after you've completed your last session and with a Dr's note of approval.
Consultation and brow mapping (45 min)
All appointments include a detailed brow consultation where we will shape and design your brows to enhance your natural facial features.
Numbing (30 min)
A topical anesthetic is applied for a minimum of 25 minutes prior to the procedure to ensure maximum comfort. During the procedure a separate numbing agent is used to enhance numbing effects.
Tattooing (60-90 min)
Chosen pigment color(s) are implanted in the top dermal layer to create hair like strokes that mimic the appearance of natural brow hair within the designed brow shape.
The procedure takes 2-3 hours and includes a thorough consult before starting any work to help you achieve your dream brow. We will map your brows to find the best shape for your facial structure but the ultimate shape is up to you. If you want thin, thick, arched, straight, etc, you have total control and we would never move forward with the service if you are not 100% happy with the intended shape and style.
There is generally no downtime and you are able to return to work immediately. Following our aftercare advice is crucial for proper healing and color retention. Results can vary depending on skin type and how closely you follow directions. We cannot guarantee your results. Do not expect your brows to heal perfectly after the first session. You will need to be patient and trust the process. This is generally a two step process, in rare cases, 3 step.
14 day healing:
-Do not submerge your brows in water. If they get wet in the shower or when washing your face, pat them dry immediately.
-Wash hands before touching your brows for any reason
-No sunbathing or direct sunlight
-Absolutely no creams, products, or make up in the area unless specifically recommended to you at your appointment.
-No working out or sweating for 10 days
-You should expect to flake lightly and although it may be itchy, it's important not to pick or scratch. The light scabbing needs to fall off naturally. If you do pick or scratch, you will have a patchy outcome.
-It will take about 6 weeks to fully heal.
More details on healing and aftercare will be provided to you at your appointment. If you have already had your service with us and have misplaced your aftercare print out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Not everyone’s hair stroke brows can heal clean and crisp. The results depend greatly on your skin type. Hair strokes for more oily skin tends to heal more solid and powdery while dry skin usually heals more defined. Also, those who bleed more then normal, may need additional touch-ups as the blood pushes the pigment out during the service.
Are there risks and complications?
We go above and beyond Universal Safety Precautions for a safe session and eliminate the chance of cross-contamination by using pre-sterilized disposable tools and all disposable set up in a sanitized environment. If you follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications. Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. We suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:
Topical makeup products
Gold, silver and nickel
Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior.
Your safety is our #1 concern.
Does it hurt?
We use a highly-effective anesthetic cream and gel to numb before and during your procedure. Because of pain threshold variations from person to person, you may experience minor discomfort. Every effort is made to ensure your are comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
How long does it take to heal?
About 14 days. Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal. The first 10 days are critical for proper healing so follow aftercare instructions closely. If you have vacation plans, your appointment should be completed at least 14 days in advance.
What can I expect from this service?
You may experience hypersensitivity and more pain around or during your menstrual cycle. We will not be able to tattoo over any blemishes, sores, and moles in or around the brow area. You should not expect your brows to heal perfect after the first session. This is a 2 step process, sometimes more. Be patient - the healing process can be a little scary because your brows will appear very dark at first, and slightly muted toward the end of healing. But this is normal. Your microbladed brows will last anywhere from 6 months to 18 months depending on various factors.
What will my brows look like?
There are no guarantees with cosmetic tattooing. Results will vary depending on skin type, lifestyle, and the immediate and long term aftercare by the client. Immediately after, the brows will look very dark but once they scab and peel (lightly), the color will reduce by 15%-30%. The hair-strokes will appear softer and more muted (oily skin types hair strokes may heal softer and more powdery while drier skin types may heal crisper and more defined). The color will fully settle in about 6 weeks. You may experience some patchiness after your first session but that will be addressed at the perfecting session (touch up appointment).
How often do they need to be touched up?
Your initial touch up should be 6-8 weeks after your procedure. Then we recommend once per year but that is up to your preference. More oily skin types will notice quicker fading as well as those that spend a lot of time in the sun or use exfoliation products.
What if I'm not happy with the outcome?
As with all cosmetic procedures, you should take the time to really consider your decision. We always recommend clients do their research to fully understand the procedure and probable outcome. Your artist will do her best to shape and style your eyebrows before we start the procedure. It's important that you are honest and give your true opinion should you want anything changed during this stage of the service. Also keep in mind that our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but there could be minute differences. Uneven appearance can usually be fixed during the perfecting session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the perfecting session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.