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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I book your services?

You can book all our services at 

https://square.site/book/75NTEYBSCE82P/ladybee-lash-brow-middletown-ct

What's the difference between microblading and micropigmentation?

Microblading and micropigmentation are similar in that both are semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing techniques.  In microblading, a hand tool is used to make ultra fine hair-like stroke cuts into your skin then the ink gets absorbed into the stroke cuts.  In micropigmentation, a digital machine is used to inject ink into the skin, similar to a standard tattoo machine.  Both have excellent results and often depends on the skill and preference of the artists.  

What's the difference between hair strokes and shading?

Hair strokes are used to draw natural-looking eyebrow hairs.  This is particularly good for people that have hair loss or no hair.  Shading, often called Ombre or Powder Brows is similar to using eyebrow powder.  Ombre uses gradient shading and Powder Brows are consistent across the brow.  You can also get a combination of hair strokes and shading.  Learn more. 

What are my brow technique options?

You can choose between 4 techniques show in the graphic above.  Hair strokes (microblading or tattooing), combination which includes both hair strokes and shading, and Ombre, and Powder. Our brow experts can help you choose.   Learn more.

How long does permanent makeup last?

It depends.  Permanent makeup is often called semi-permanent makeup because it is designed to fade over time.  After the initial procedure, you should expect to get a 6-week touchup for fine tuning and finalizing the look the get a refresh touchup every couple years.  Also, there are no guarantees in permanent makeup.  It works better for some than others depending on your skin type.   

Will I need a touchup?

6-8 Weeks Touchup: Initially, you should expect a 2 step process which includes the original treatment and then a touchup 6 weeks later.  Although you may not need a touchup after 6 weeks, it is best to expect to get one for the final look you want.  Everybody's skin is different and heals differently.  Some people need a touchup after 6 weeks and some don't need it for years.

  

Refresh Touchup: Long term, you should expect to get a touchup every couple of years.  Again, everybody's skin is different. There are a couple of factors involved. 

 

1) The ink is designed to be semi-permanent so it fades gradually over time.   

2) Skin types are all different and react differently to the pigment.   There is no way to tell how your skin will heal.

 

Some of the most common reasons to get a touchup are that the pigment has lightened, the skin has pushed the pigment out, or the pigment has lost its consistency.

 

Touchups are not included in the original service.

Is it tattooing?

Yes, it is a form of tattooing.  Cosmetic tattooing is different from traditional tattooing in that the ink is designed to slowly fade over time.  Because of this fading, permanent makeup is often referred to semi-permanent makeup. Because of this, touchups are needed, generally after a few years to keep the tattoo fresh.  Also, in cosmetic tattooing, the pigment is injected at a shallower layer so the skin pushes it out over time.  Technically, microblading is different from tattooing because micro cuts are made in the skin, and the ink soaks into the cuts.

What's the age limit?

For Connecticut, you must be 18 years or older to get a tattoo. 

Who should avoid permanent makeup?

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing should not get permanent makeup because of the possibility of some chemicals entering the bloodstream.

  • People with epilepsy, pacemakers, major heart problems, Lupus, organ transplants, Eczema, Dermatitis, Rosacea, Psoriasis, allergies to metal/color, keloids, and Accutane.

  • You should get a doctors clearance for Chemotherapy, Diabetes, Thyroid, or Glaucoma.

  • You might want to reconsider doing permanent makeup if you are allergic to lidocaine or epinephrine, have very oily skin, are prone to cold sores, are prone to hyperpigmentation, or have sun-damaged skin.

 

 

Here is a good article on who should avoid permanent makeup with explanations.

What if I've had radiation therapy and lost all my hair?

We recommend checking with your doctor first.  If your doctor gives you the thumbs up, we can do it.  You just need to wait 6 months after therapy. 

I have oily skin. How does that factor in?

If you have really oily skin and you did hair strokes, the hairs can spread and become less defined.  You might want to consider shading instead. 

Does the fee include a touch-up?

For Combo Brows: No. Touch-ups are a separate fee.  While you should expect a 6-8 weeks touchup and refresh touchups after the original procedure, we separate the touchup cost for better value. 

For MicroShading, Ombre, and Powder Brows: Yes. Included Touch-ups within 6-8 weeks. After 8 weeks, you must pay the fee.

Can you guarantee your work?

Unfortunately, we cannot. How your skin reacts to PMU is different for everyone and many factors are to be taken into consideration. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, 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.  We can guarantee that your face is important to us and that we will act in accordance with our experience and expertise to give you our absolute best. We can guarantee that we will strive to make you satisfied and content every time, but there are no guarantees in this industry.

Do you accept walk-ins?

No. We work by appointment only.

Do you do corrections?

Maybe. We do minor corrections.  Text a photo to text 959-222-4909 so we can decide if you are eligible for a corrective touchup.  

Do you do bold or unusual looks?

No.  We don't do anything bold. We only do natural looks and normal makeup looks which includes hair strokes and what the typical person does with a brow pencil or brow powder. Check with us if you aren't sure. 

Do you accept pregnant clients?

No.  Pregnant women should not get permanent makeup since there is a chance that chemicals could enter the bloodstream.  

Can my friend watch the procedure?

Sorry.  Only clients are allowed in the procedure room.     

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