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FREQUENTLY

ASKED

QUESTIONS.

Q: WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

A: Microblading is a manual method of tattooing that creates beautiful, subtle, and natural brows that fill in thin brows, brows with bald spots, total brow reconstruction and even alopecia. Microblading requires a touch up every year to maintain the shape and saturation. The initial appointment takes 2.5 to 3 hours and touch up takes 1.5 to 2 hours.​

Q: WHAT ARE NANO BROWS?

A: Nano-Brows are created with an ultra fine needle and machine to implant pigment. Hair strokes and combined powdered brows can be achieved with this method. With this method, we can create dramatic results. This is recommended for people who generally wear more makeup and prefer saturated brows. Results are more defined looking hair strokes than microblading and also last longer (1 to 3 years). Think of healed nano brows looking as if I drew your brows on with a pen, and microblading to look softer - as if I drew them on with a pencil. The initial appointment takes 3-4 hours and touch up takes 2 hours.

Q: HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

A: EYEBROW MICROBLADING: By 1-2 years, your microbladed eyebrow tattoo should be fairly light. Touch ups are recommended every year to retain shape and saturation. Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medications and other factors.

NANO BROWS: Results last up to 3 years, sometimes longer! 

OMBRE POWDER BROWS: Results can last up to 3 years depending on skin type.

EYELINER: 3-10 years, depending on your skin type.

LIPS: Results last up to 1 year depending on your skin type. Results look like a lip stain rather than lipstick. Since your lips are less porous and exfoliate more than brows or eyes, results are known to fade quicker.​

Q: IS IT PAINFUL?

A: EYEBROW MICROBLADING: This varies depending on the customer and their pain tolerance. I use two types of numbing to ensure the appointment is comfortable. 97% of my clients say that they feel no pain during this procedure.

NANO BROWS: Numbing asthetic is used before and during your session to minimize pain. Most clients say pain is minimal.

EYELINER: We do use a higher grade numbing during this procedure. If you have a higher pain tolerance, the eyeliner procedure should feel like just a tickle with no pain. If you have a lower pain tolerance, the pain can range anywhere between 3-5 on a scale of 1 to 10. ​1 being low to no pain and 10 being very painful.

Q: WHAT IS THE HEALING TIME?

A: EYEBROWS: Your brows will take 10 days to heal. During that week, we encourage you to let them naturally exfoliate off. This means keeping them out of water, sweat, steam, etc. Once the scabbing phase passes, the brows will appear a lot lighter, and their true color should come out after 4 weeks. A touch up is recommended 6-8 weeks after the initial appointment.

EYELINER: Will take just a week to heal.

LIPS: Will take about a week to heal.​

Q: HOW LONG IS THE APPOINTMENT?

A: EYEBROWS: The appointment takes 3-4 hours. Most of the time spent is going over drawing and shapes - to ensure that your healed brow is perfect for you. Sometimes we cannot plan how long the shaping process will take so these are approximate times.

EYELINER: Depending on the thickness, it can be anywhere between 2-4 hours. 2 hours for natural lash enhancement and 4 hours for thick winged liner. Touch up takes much quicker.

LIPS: Just about an hour.

Q: WILL YOU DRAW IN THE SHAPE FIRST?

A: Yes, I won't start until you agree with the shape style and color.​

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING AND NANO NEEDLE EYEBROWS?

A: Microblading: Done by a hand tool, so it is a manual method of tattooing. Healed results are much softer than nano strokes. Touch ups are recommended yearly to maintain the shape and saturation of your brows. Results last up to 2 years.

Nano-brows: This procedure is done by a tattoo machine and the finest tip needle which makes results last much longer (up to 3 years) than microblading. Using the machine causes less trauma to the skin. Hair strokes stay defined even when results lighten over time. 

Q: WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?

A: Before we begin the procedure, we sit down and work with you to shape your brows with a pencil and agree on the best color and shape to fit your face. This does not require your entire eyebrow to be shaved and does not damage your natural hair. To keep discomfort to a minimum, anesthetic creams are used before and during the procedure. Additional touch ups may be needed to achieve your desired results and may be booked either ahead of time, or at the time of your appointment. If you desire fuller brows, it will require 2-3 sessions to build depth to your brows. Please refer to the Pricing page for more info.

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

PLEASE WEAR A MASK:
When you arrive for your appointment please wait in your car until contacted by your artist to come inside the shop. If you are not wearing a mask you will not be allowed inside, and please do not remove your mask for the entire appointment. Once inside the shop, your temperature will be taken with a no-contact temperature monitor and you will be promptly asked to wash your hands with soap and water at the nearest sink.

To reduce the amount of talking we will ask that you come in with photos for examples of work that you desire for your service. Please do not bring any guests and try to limit the amount of personal items to only important items such as your phone, keys and wallet.

FIRST TIME CLIENTS: Please make sure to pay your $100 ($110.50 after tax) deposit on PayPal: www.paypal.com or through the PayPal app using our email: dollhousebeauty.co@gmail.com. Payment can also be done over the phone: (425) 971-5116. Deposits are non-refundable and required to secure your appointment slot otherwise your appointment is only considered a request.

RETURNING CLIENTS/TOUCH UP APPOINTMENTS: Please make sure to pay a $50 deposit ($55.25 after tax).

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please give at least 48 hours notice via email. No-shows are subject to forfeiting their deposit.

We are cash preferred but we do accept all cards - please note Lynnwood sales tax of 10.5% will be added.

Before your MICROBLADING appointment:
- Wear comfortable clothing as you will be laying down for a couple hours.
- DO NOT drink any caffeine, alcohol, or tan prior to your procedure.
- Coming in with your brows drawn in will help me determine what shape/color you like. If you're getting waxed, please make sure to do it a week before your appointment.
- If you are using AHA, Retin-A or Accutane, please let me know and we will have to reschedule your appointment for a couple weeks after you discontinue using these products due to blood thinning.

Before your EYELINER appointment:
-Do not workout 24 hours before the procedure
- Must arrive makeup free
- Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure or for 24 hrs after - please bring your eyeglasses.
- Do not drink any caffeine, alcohol 24 hours prior to your procedure
- Do not take Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure
- No tanning a week prior to your procedure
- Discontinue Retin-A, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) at least 2 weeks prior.
- Do not have eyelash extensions. You must have your eyelash extensions removed prior to coming in for your appointment.
- If you have had any type of eye surgery, including cataract, Lasik, and blepharoplasty, you must consult your physician and get clearance. Most physicians require 2-9 months before you can have your eyeliner done. This is because there is slight pressure on the eye during the procedure.
- If using an eyelash growth serum, you must discontinue use 2 weeks prior to the procedure and cannot use for 2 weeks after the procedure.

*Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

This service is amazing and I know you will be happy with the results. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email or call us. Email is the quickest way to receive a response!

**To prevent distractions, we ask as a courtesy, that you do not bring any guests with you to your appointment.**

PERMANENT EYELINER AND LIPS​

EYELINER:​

Swelling:  Moderate. An ice bag should be applied for the first few hours. Ten (10) minutes on and ten (10) minutes off. Following the procedure, you may find the area slightly puffy for the first few mornings. Either thinly sliced cucumbers or an ice bad placed on the eyed on the second day for a few minutes in the morning along with sleeping somewhat propped up on your back will make a if you know that you have a tendency to swell.

Use only Artificial Tears product to moisten and cleanse eye area.

Avoid:

· Contact lenses the day of the procedure

· Driving (for 8 hours following procedure)

· Chlorine pools for one (1) week

· Soaps, facial cleansers on pigmented area for 2-3 days

· Eye makeup for 5 days until flaking is finished (included g

  allergenic)

· Jacuzzi, sauna for 2-3 days

· Retin A on pigmented area for 1 week

· Hot, long, steamy showers

· Eyelash curlers for 2-3 days

· Terry towels on pigmented area for 2-3 days

· Mascara for 5 days then begin with NEW mascara

Shower with your back to the water to avoid water, shampoo and conditioner from getting into the pigmented area.

IF EYES BECOME INFECTED, call your physician and obtain prescription for eye drops.

Do not rub eyes doing so may cause damage.

Do not be alarmed by fading after first application. The final color cannot be judged until 3 weeks after touch up applications are completed.

LIPS:​

If you are known to get cold sores or have ever had a cold sore, it is recommended that you go to the doctor and get prescribed Valtrex. Take it two weeks prior to your appointment to avoid getting cold sores post procedure. ​

Swelling: Moderate. An ice bag should be applied for the first few hours for ten (10) minutes on and ten (10) minutes off.

Moisture: Lips will tend to be very dry. Keep them moist with Shea Butter or Coconut Oil ONLY. Some peeling may occur. DO NOT PEEL OFF! Do not wipe your lips with a napkin while eating blot instead. Drink through a straw. Lips have a tendency to fade up to 60% after the first procedure.

Avoid:

· Chlorine pools for 1 week

· Retin A on the lips

· Drinking without a straw

· Hot, long, steamy showers

· Sun on pigmented area for 2-3 days

· Soaps, facial cleansers on pigmented area for 2-3 days

· Terry towels on pigmented area for 2-3 days

· Any topical product such as Chapstick, Blistex, Ambesol.

· Rubbing lips with wash cloth wash around lips carefully

To avoid excessive bleeding the day of your appointment, please:

• Avoid blood thinners, pain killers relievers, aspirin, ibuprophen, niacin, and

Vitamin E

• Do not consume alcoholic beverages the night before

• No caffeine the day of procedure

• Avoid exercise, tanning, or waxing before procedure

• Please note that you will be more sensitive around your menstrual cycle

Permanent makeup is NOT recommended and we will not perform any appointments on any clients who are or have any of the following:

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Diabetic

  • Undergoing chemotherapy (consult your doctor first)

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Epilepsy

  • A pacemaker, or major heart problems

  • Had an organ transplant

  • Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)  

  • Generally not feeling well (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Had Botox in the past two months

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • HIV

  • Hepatitis