Frequently Asked Questions

MICROBLADING

Am I a suitable candidate

for Microblading?

If any of the following apply to you, please contact me directly to discuss:

 

  • Under 18 years of age

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Have previous eyebrow tattooing done 

  • Are prone to keloids

  • Are an insulin dependent diabetic 

  • Are taking blood thinners (e.g. aspirin)

  • Have eczema, psoriasis/dermatitis, keratosis pillars, chronic pillars, chronic acne, rosacea (mild cases okay) on or around the eyebrow area

  • Hemophilia

  • Healing disorders, uncontrolled high-blood pressure or mitral valve disorder

  • Taking medication such as Accutane, ro-accutaine, antasure, steroids which thin and over-sensitize the skin

  • You have a heart condition (doctor's note required)

  • Undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment (or due to undergo such treatment) and any of these came to an end not less than 42 days ago from the date of the treatment (doctor's note required)

  • You have had major plastic surgery in the past year

  • Are epileptic and experienced a seizure within the last two years

Let me know if you have had previous allergic reactions to anesthetics and/or pigments.

A sensitivity patch test is offered and has to be done a minimum of 24 hours prior to treatment if you wish to have this done. However, you can choose to waiver the patch test and therefore release the technician from liability if you develop a reaction to any products used.

 

For further questions or concerns please call or email me to discuss prior to booking your appointment at 647-746-5239.

 

How long does Microblading

take?

Microblading requires two appointments. The first Microblading session will take between 2-2.5 hours. During this session, the technician measures and shapes the eyebrows for client approval. Pigment is then selected and the session begins. 

 

At the follow up visit (complimentary), we will assess the colour retention and make any adjustments necessary. The second session takes place 4-8 weeks after the first session. It will take approximately 45min-1 hour. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your Microblading does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry -- we can always go bolder and add more density at your next appointment.

No downtime is required after Microblading. The eyebrow area will be slightly red and the colour will appear very dark following the procedure. The colour will fade 40-60% as it heals and the eyebrows will shrink 10-15% in size. In the following days the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. During the second week of healing, the eyebrows will lighten up in colour and you will notice the skin has an opaque quality to it. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over and 14-28 days to then see the full colour reveal.

How long is the

healing process?

Is Microblading painful?

The pain level is considered mild to none. A numbing anesthetic is applied topically for comfort. Clients are usually pleased to discover that it is no more painful than tweezing, threading or light scratches.

                                                   
Please note:

  • Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.

  • If you are a frequent smoker or "sun worshipper" the topical anesthetics used during the treatment may not last as long and can lead to poor retention and poor lasting results.

  • If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.

  • Topical anaesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracain and/or epinephrine.

How long does

Microblading last?

Microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos and will naturally fade over time. Microblading can last 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, dry, oily), age, skincare routines, lifestyle (sun exposure, skincare products, iron deficiency, etc.).

To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. 

 

Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. Your skin will be re-evaluated at the touch-up to see how it has received the pigment and any necessary changes will be made. 

Will it change colour 

over time?

No. PhiBrows pigments are guaranteed to never change colour as they fade. Also, because Microblading is implanted into the epidermis the high quality pigments remain stable. The pigment will eventually diminish from skin cell turn over and/or from sunlight, or use of products containing AHA or Glycolic Acids. 

What should I do/not do prior to my procedure?

Please avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 48 hours prior to your appointment (one week prior is best). This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen. 


Do NOT drink any alcohol 48 hours prior to your appointment. (

 

NO COFFEE or caffeine at least 4 hours prior to your appointment. Yes, decaf coffee has caffeine)!
 

You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please refrain from doing so for at least 3 days before your appointment. 

Do not use retinol products for 2 weeks prior to your appointment, and avoid the brow area after your appointment indefinitely as it will increase the speed at which the pigment fades.

NO Botox for 2 months prior to Microblading and No Botox 4 weeks after Microblading (it is recommended to wait until after your touch up heals to get Botox).

 

If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure. Doxycycline users are also encouraged to wait up to 6 months before receiving Microblading.

 

It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn/tan, it will take the pigment with it.

What should I do

after the procedure?

Please review the detailed pre-care and post-care instructions. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the colour will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme heat, sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools, lakes, and places with hot humidity, etc.). 

Do I need a consultation?

In most cases, no. Consultations are part of your regular Microblading appointment. However, if you have had previous Microblading or permanent cosmetics, skin issues, scar tissues, or medical issues requiring further discussion, an additional consultation may be required prior to Microblading. 

Do you Microblade

men's eyebrows?

Yes! I am happy to accommodate consultations for men interested in microblading.

What is the difference between Microblading and Microblading & Shading?

Shading is a different technique of depositing pigment into the skin with a hand tool and a needle(s). It creates an illusion of a more full, denser, powdered or coloured in eyebrow and helps to blend areas with very little hair with areas that have thick dense hair. Shading is added and done in combination with Microblading.

How do I book an

appointment ?

Appointments can be booked online on the                                           page or by calling (647) 746-5239.

Where are you located?

My primary location is in Toronto at Keele and Eglinton. I also have locations available in Hamilton and Courtice that can be booked by calling (647) 746-5239. 

I also offer Mobile Microblading (in your home) at an extra charge which is based on location. 

LASH LIFT AND TINT

Say goodbye to the dreaded mascara and eyelash extentions! Lash Lift and Tint is a Keratin treatment just like a perm (but without chemicals like parabens or formaldehyde), for your natural lashes. It lifts and curls them from the base of the lash, which creates a longer and lifted look. Pairing this with a tint is the perfect replacement for mascara. A lash lift can take from 45 minutes to an hour. The procedure is painless and will not cause damage to the natural lash.  You will have your eyes closed for the entire treatment, which offers you a chance to relax.

  • It enhances your eyes by curling, lengthening and tinting your lashes

  • It strengthens the structure of the lashes

  • It gives nutrition to lash hairs with vitamin serum/oil and Keratin

  • It makes eyes appear more vital, open and brighter

  • It feeds the lashes with vitamins and keratin serum

  • Helps lashes grow longer after each session.

What is a Lash Lift?
Benefits
 

A Lash Lift can last 6-8 weeks but can vary from person to person.  There is no need for any maintenance appointments in between but you will need to have the process repeated every 6-8 weeks to lift the new hair growth. There are some situations that may cause the lift to drop/weaken prematurely such as swimming, use of harsh products or heat.  If you find that your lift does not last the full 2 months, you can repeat the treatment after a minimum of 4 weeks of having the initial treatment, but not before. It is advised that you leave your lashes untouched for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You may find that there is no need for mascara anyway, but if you wish to make your lashes even fuller, a non-waterproof mascara is advised as the removal of waterproof mascaras can be harsh on the lashes and weaken the lift.
 

Do not apply any oil-based products to the lashes for the first 24 hours. Lash Lift and Tint's should not be performed on clients who suffer from chronic dry eye, conjunctivitis, damaged lashes or lashes with gaps (this treatment may make the gaps more noticeable), active eye infections of any kind, trichotillomania (habitual pulling out of lashes), recent chemo treatments (you will need to wait at least a year from your last treatment). When in doubt, always consult with your physician.

Taking care of your freshly lifted
& tinted lashes