Yes, 1 touch up appointment is included with each new treatment. Although uncommon another touch-up can be done at an additional charge.
Microblading is handheld manual method of semi-permanent makeup. With Microblading you ‘draw’ on hair strokes following the natural direction of your hair to make filled in, shaped brows. This is done by etching hair like strokes into the skin and then filling the etches in with pigment. What makes this technique so natural is the skin space between each stroke. This technique makes a very natural realistic 3D brow customized to enhance each individual’s natural beauty!
Microblading is a little more particular on skin type. If you have sensitive skin or have oily skin this technique may not be the best option. In this case a powdered eyebrow will be a more suitable option.
Microblading can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age(youth, mature) and lifestyle (retinol creams, sun exposure, chemical peels). On average most people will want a refreshment around 18 months.
Powder Brows can be done using a handheld manual or with a digital cosmetic machine! For Powder Brows we mimic the stippling movement done in drawing and painting to create a filled in brow, similar to the makeup look! The stippling movement is done by ‘drawing’ dots that together produce a color throughout the brow! Ombre is a brow style where the color varies in intensity and is graduated from light to dark throughout the brow.
Powder, and Ombre Brows can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age(youth, mature) and lifestyle (retinol creams, sun exposure, chemical peels). On average most people will want a refreshment around 18-24 months.
Each technique may be done separately or in combination. Microblading is a very realistic looking brow and can be more of a daytime eyebrow look. Powder and Ombre Brows are a little more of a defined brow, similar to as if you were to fill in your brows with powdered makeup. Sometimes particularly for someone who has very little eyebrow hair, a combination of Microblading plus a little shading (Powder/Ombre) gives the best result for a very natural looking brow!
Yes. You must be over 18. Microblading and Powdered Brows is not advised while pregnant or nursing, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes (can be done with a doctor’s note), undergoing radiation or chemotherapy (allowed after completion of full treatment), for any skin diseases symptoms or irritations that appear on the eyebrows, prone to excessive bleeding, or prone to keloids or scarring. If you suffer from Epilepsy or Seizures (is allowed with a doctor’s note). If you are using Accutane, Isotretinoids, or other strong retinoids (after 6 months is allowed). Directly after a Botox treatment (after 2 weeks is allowed).
Absolutely not, in fact the microblading tool is designed specifically so that it does not cut the hair when preforming the procedure. The same goes for the Powdered Brows as well. No damage is done to the existing hairs.
It is best to schedule a consultation to see if we can microblade or tattoo over them. If the previous tattooed brows have faded and are light in color and the previous shape of the brows fits inside the new shape we will be doing then yes we can go over them. However if they are dark or the shape is off then it may be best to have them laser removed first and then proceed with the Microblading or Powdered procedure.
Microblading and Powdered Brows will not fade completely even throughout the brow. The skin will pick certain areas and strokes and those will appear lighter than others. When you start to notice some spots or strokes are lighter than others this is when you will have your color refreshment appointment. This appointment could be anywhere from 8 months to 2 years, on average around 18 months. The amount of time before you need the refreshment appointment will depend on skin type and lifestyle as well as how particular you are with your brows (natural vs. always on point).
Most of my clients would agree that the healing process is quite easy. You will be washing your brows every day with soap and water. This will keep the brows free of any infection and will also aid in having great healed results. Your regular hygienic routine of showering and washing your face should continue throughout the entire healing process.
The aftercare phase is about 10 days long. After the 10 days the top layer of skin has healed and you may put makeup on the brows if you wish. The brows will be darker days 2 and 3 after the treatment. Typically by day 4 the brows will already be lightening up. Most of my clients experience very light flaking, almost like a little brow dandruff, usually lasting 1 day. You will be given instructions and everything you need to have a successful healing process at the treatment appointment.
*No exercising or heavy sweating in the first 4 days. No sauna, swimming in public pools or lakes for at least 2 weeks after initial treatment. No sunbathing or tanning beds for 4 weeks after initial treatment. No tinting, chemical peels or other strong treatments for 4 weeks after initial treatment.
At Pinpoint Permanent Cosmetic all artists are held to this standard of quality and skill. We are a licensed tattoo artists performing services in a clean environment.
When selecting your artist, ask them the following questions:
- What advanced microblading training have you completed?
- How long have you been microblading?
Have a consultation with them to ensure they are professional and knowledgeable in the art of microblading and review examples of their work – especially healed photos. Look at their style, shape, precision. Do you like it? They should be posting healed photos as well. If you can not find any healed photos then please assume that they have not mastered the skill of microblading yet and therefore healed results are not optimal at this time.
Trust us, if they are getting great healed results they will be posting it! Skill level is determined by healed results not the freshly done photos!
Do your research, don’t get impatient! There are too many things that need to go right in order for microblading to look natural; shape, measurements, arch, stroke pattern, color, depth, and technique. It’s worth the wait to know you will be happy with your investment.
Lash Enhancement and Soft Liner are two different ways of tattooing eyeliner. The Lash Enhancement is the most natural and subtle out of the two where a black line is tattooed in between the lashes, giving the appearance of thicker, fuller lashes.
The Soft Liner is the next step above the Lash Enhancement. With the Soft Liner we do the Lash Enhancement plus up above the lash line, for a more enhanced eyeliner look. The Soft Liner gets its name from the way that eyeliner fades up to a powdered edge instead of a harsh line. This keeps the eyes looking fresh and open instead of closing them down.
The Lash Enhancement and Soft Liner will last around 2-3 years before needing a refreshment.
*This service is not ideal for someone with visible broken capillaries near their lash line. Please schedule a consultation if you are unsure whether you are a good candidate.
The eyes are one of the quickest spots to heal and are typically healed in about 5 days. After the treatment saturating the area in water will be avoided and no eye makeup can be used around the eyes for 1 week.
The Lip Enhancement or Lip Blushing is a form of tattooing the lips to create a natural lip color and more defined lip line. The treatment involves lining and shading the lips to achieve a natural-looking lip tint. The Lip Enhancement is not a lipstick look but more of a lip stain.
The Lip Enhancement will last 2-3 years before a refreshment is needed.
*Due to the high risk of post inflammatory pigmentation (brown spots) the Lip Enhancement is not suitable for Fitzpatrick Skin Types 4 and above. Please schedule a consultation if you are unsure if you are a good candidate for this service.
The healing process for the lips is quite easy. The initial healing phase of the top layer of skin takes about 5 days, in which a balm will be applied regularly to ensure the lips do not dry out.
Refreshments are a one-time touch up sessions done on previous clients only. Refreshments can be done anywhere from 1-2 years after the initial appointment depending on skin type, lifestyle, and personal preference on how you like to see your brows, lips, or eyeliner.
We are Iowa Department of Public Health inspected and approved establishment.
All artists are state licensed tattoo artist and have yearly blood borne pathogen certification.
Safety is very important to us. We only use 100% disposable tools, preventing any possible cross contamination. All blades and needles are pre- sterilized and individually packaged with a trackable lot number and sterilization date confirming sterilization certification. After one time use, all needles or blades are disposed of properly in FDA approved sharps container.
Hands are washed before and after procedure and gloves are worn at all times. Any machine parts or surface areas that may come in contact with fluids are protected with a barrier film that is replaced for each new appointment.
Treatment set up is thoughtfully done to ensure proper sanitation during the treatment and easy disposable clean up after. Once all tools are disposed of properly, new gloves are applied and all surface areas are cleaned with medical grade, disinfectant Cavi wipes.
We will not put your health or ours at jeopardy. Rest assured knowing we go above and beyond to ensure healthy practices.
Pain is very subjective. Minimal discomfort may be experienced at the beginning (possibly 5-10 minutes) until our secondary numbing is applied. For all treatments numbing will be applied to aid in comfort. Most of our clients are very relaxed and it is not uncommon for them to fall asleep during the treatment.