Micropigmentation

                                             ALL ABOUT THE BROWS: NANO/POWDER

NANO BROWS:

THIS TECHNIQUE CREATES HAIR STROKES WITH A MACHINE.  USING NANO NEEDLE TECHNOLOGY, THIS TECHNIQUE IS OFTEN THE CHOICE FOR OILY SKIN TYPES THAT CANNOT HOLD MICROBLADING BUT STILL DESIRE THE LOOK OF 'HAIR STROKES'.  

THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NANO BROWS AND MICROBLADING IS THAT NANO NEEDLING USES A TINY NEEDLE AND MACHINE TO DEPOSIT PIGMENT UNDER THE SKINS SURFACE WHERE TRADITIONAL MICROBLADING USES A FINE BLADE BY HAND TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF HAIR STROKES.  THIS "NANO" TECHNIQUE CREATES THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TRAUMA TO THE SKIN.

THIS TECHNIQUE IS GREAT FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, INCLUDING OILY SKIN.


POWDER BROWS:

POWDER BROWS ARE MEANT TO CREATE A DIFFUSED POWDERED LOOK, MUCH LIKE MAKE UP.
THEY ARE ALSO REFERRED TO AS 'OMBRE BROWS' | 'AIRBRUSHED BROWS' | 'STARDUST BROWS'
THEY DO NOT INCORPORATE HAIR STROKES AND ARE BEST FOR CLIENTS THAT DESIRE A FULLER LOOKING BROW OR FOR THOSE THAT HAVE EXISTING BROW HAIR BUT WANT TO ADD BASE COLOR. THIS TECHNIQUE IS NOT THE SAME AS SOLID 'BLOCK TATTOO' EYEBROWS - IT IS SOFT AND AIRY.


THIS TECHNIQUE IS IDEAL FOR ALL SKIN TYPES.


BROW:PRE AND POST CARE

Pre-Appointment Instructions:

  • STOP USING ANY SKIN THINNERS (VITAMIN A, GLYCOLIC ACIDS, EXFOLIATION) ON THE BROW AREA 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. 
  • ANY WAXING OR BROW SHAPING SHOULD BE DONE AT LEAST 2-3 DAYS BEFORE. 
  • IF YOU TINT YOUR BROWS, TINT IT AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE. 
  • COSMETIC BOTOX OR FILLERS SHOULD BE DONE 2 WEEKS PRIOR OR 2 WEEKS AFTER.  
  • DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL, CAFFEINE OR TAKE ANY BLOOD THINNERS (ASPIRIN, IBUPROFEN, NIACIN 48 HOURS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE, THIS WILL CAUSE EXCESS BLEEDING AND MAY AFFECT YOUR RESULTS).
  • YOU MAY COME IN WITH HOW YOU NORMALLY DRAW IN YOUR BROWS SO I CAN SEE WHAT YOU ARE USED TO.  THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR CLIENTS WHO DESIRE A SPECIFIC BROW SHAPE. IF YOU ARE OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS, I AM HAPPY TO HELP DESIGN A CUSTOM BROW TO PERSONALLY SUIT YOU. 
  • YOU MAY EXPERIENCE HYPERSENSITIVITY AND MORE PAIN AROUND OR DURING YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE.
  • FOR ADDED COMFORT: I WILL APPLY A TOPICAL NUMBING BLT CREAM (BETACAINE, LIDOCAINE & TETRACAINE BLEND) TO YOUR BROWS AND COVER BROWS WITH SARAN WRAP FOR 30 MIN BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT. 
  • WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TATTOO OVER ANY BLEMISHES, SORES, AND MOLES IN OR AROUND THE BROW AREA. 

Post Treatment Instructions:

AFTER EVERY APPOINTMENT, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AFTERCARE OINTMENT. AFTER CARE IS CRUCIAL, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FULL 10 DAY HEALING PERIOD TO ENSURE PROPER HEALING AND COLOR RETENTION. RESULTS WILL VARY FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS AND WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE YOUR RESULTS. YOU WILL BE GIVEN A PRINT OUT WITH DETAILED CARE AT DAY OF TREATMENT.
  • USE A GENTLE CLEANSER (LATHER IT UP IN YOUR HANDS) AND WASH YOUR BROWS MORNING AND NIGHT EVERYDAY FOR 7-10 DAYS OR UNTIL THE FLAKING HAS STOPPED.  
  • MAKE SURE YOU BLOT THE COMPLETELY DRY WITH A CLEAN TOWEL AFTER WASHING.  ALLOW NO WATER TO COLLECT OR SIT IN THE BROW AREA.  
  • APPLY THE OINTMENT PROVIDED TO YOUR BROWS MORNING AND NIGHT.   A VERY SMALL AMOUNT (SIZE OF A PIECE OF RICE) TO EACH BROW WITH CLEAN FINGERS.  
  • NO SUN EXPOSURE, SAUNA OR POOL FOR 2 WEEKS POST TREATMENT
WHAT TO EXPECT:
  • DO NOT EXPECT YOUR BROW TATTOOS TO HEAL PERFECTLY AFTER THE FIRST SESSION. THIS CAN BE A 2 STEP PROCESS. IT TAKES TIME.  BE PATIENT DURING YOUR 10 DAY HEALING PROCESS YOUR BROWS WILL CHANGE AND APPEAR DIFFERENT FROM DAY TO DAY. 
  • IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE BROWS WILL APPEAR DARKER AND MORE DEFINED AND THIS WILL LAST UP TO 2 WEEKS . YOUR BROW TATTOO CAN APPEAR MORE SOLID, HAIR STROKES MAY SEEM TO DISAPPEAR AND IT MAY LOOK WET AND PAINTED ON. 
  • AROUND DAYS 4-5 YOU WILL EXPERIENCE FLAKING AND YOUR BROWS MAY LOOK DRY. DO NOT PICK YOUR BROWS, LET ANY DRYNESS FALL OFF NATURALLY. IF FLAKES GETS PICKED OFF PREMATURELY MISSING HAIR STOKES WILL RESULT AND CAUSE PATCHY BROWS WHICH CAN LEAD TO SCARRING. 
  • YOUR BROW TATTOO WILL TAKE UP TO 4 WEEKS TO FULLY HEAL. WHEN THE FLAKING COMES OFF THE HAIR STROKES MAY SEEM FAINT THIS IS BECAUSE A FRESH LAYER OF SKIN HAS HEALED OVER THE BROW TATTOO. GIVE YOUR BROWS A FEW WEEKS AND THE HAIR STROKES WILL BECOME CLEARER.  COLOR WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE ON A DAILY BASIS UNTIL ALL HEALING IS COMPLETE AT THE 4 WEEK MARK. 
  • YOU MAY EXPERIENCE ITCHINESS IN THE BROWS AFTER THE 10 DAYS FOR UP TO 2 MONTHS DUE TO THE HEALING PROCESS OF THE DERMAL LAYER. 
  • NOT EVERYONES HAIRSTOKE BROWS CAN HEAL CLEAN AND CRISP. HAIRSTROKES FOR OILIER SKIN TYPES TEND TO HEAL MORE SOLID AND POWDERY WHILE DRIER SKIN TYPES TEND TO HEAL MORE CRISP AND DEFINED. ALSO FOR THOSE WHO BLEED MORE MAY TEND TO NEED MORE TOUCHUPS AS THE BLOOD PUSHES THE PIGMENT OUT WHILE WE TATTOO. 

WHAT NOT TO DO:

  • DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR BROWS TO THE SUN DURING THE HEALING PROCESS.  UV RAYS CAN ALTER THE PIGMENT OF YOUR TATTOO.  FOLLOWING THE FIRST 10 DAYS SPF IS IMPORTANT FOR THE LONGEVITY YOUR MICROPIGMENTATION.
  • DO NOT SWEAT EXCESSIVELY FOR 10 DAYS. SWEAT CONTAINS SALT AND CAN INFECT AND PREMATURELY FADE YOUR BROW TATTOO. SALT IN THE SWEAT MAY ALSO ALTER THE COLOUR OF YOUR TATTOO.  MODERATE EXERCISE IS FINE. 
  • DO NOT RUN DIRECT WATER ON YOUR BROW TATTOO. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS, YOU DO NOT WANT TO WASH OUT ANY PIGMENT.
  • DO NOT USE VASELINE ON YOUR TATTOO.
  • DO NOT USE ANY MAKEUP, CREAMS, EXFOLIANTS ON THE BROWS FOR 10 DAYS. 
  • DO NOT GO INTO SAUNA’S, POOLS, AND STEAM ROOMS.
  • DO NOT GET MASSAGES OR FACIALS OR SKIN TREATMENTS DURING THE HEALING PROCESS.
  • DO NOT GO TANNING AND IF YOU DO COVER YOUR BROW TATTOO, UV RAYS CAN ALTER THE COLOUR OF YOUR TATTOO.
  • DO NOT USE EXFOLIANTS, RETINOL ACIDS, OR AHA’S ON THE BROW AREA.  IT WILL FADE YOUR TATTOO PREMATURELY.
  • DO NOT USE LASER LIGHT THERAPY ON YOUR BROW TATTOO. THIS CAN DARKEN, LIGHTEN, AND DISTORT THE PIGMENT.

BROW MAINTENANCE IS IMPORTANT!
COME SEE US TO KEEP THOSE BEAUTIFUL BROWS IN SHAPE! WE OFFER TINTING & SHAPING.


ALL ABOUT THE LIPS: BLUSHING


Lip blushing is a type of semipermanent cosmetic tattooing procedure achieved by depositing pigments in your lips using small needles. While also sometimes called lip tattooing, this is more of a cosmetic enhancement rather than traditional tattoo art.

LIP BLUSH AFTERCARE:

YOUR LIPS CANNOT BE DRY FOR THE APPOINTMENT.  IF THEY ARE DRY WE WILL NEED TO RESCHEDULE AND YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR DEPOSIT.  YOU MAY EXFOLIATE 3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO REMOVE ANY DRY SKIN.  YOU CAN USE A LIP SCRUB OR CREATE YOUR OWN USING A LITTLE HONEY AND BROWN SUGAR.  FOR THE WEEK LEADING UP TO THE APPOINTMENT YOU MUST MOISTURIZE YOUR LIPS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE (I RECOMMEND USING AQUAPHOR).  

*IMPORTANT*
COLD SORES ARE A RISK OF LIP BLUSH TATTOO.  IF YOU HAVE HAD A COLD SORE IN THE PAST- WE ADVISE YOU TO GO TO THE DOCTOR FOR AN ANTI-VIRAL MEDICATION PRIOR TO ANY LIP PROCEDURE, TO HELP AVOID AN OUTBREAK.  EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD A COLD SORE BEFORE- I RECOMMEND ALL OF MY CLIENTS TAKE L-LYSINE 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT AND 2 WEEKS FOLLOWING THE APPOINTMENT TO REDUCE THE RISK.  

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT:

LIPS WILL FEEL SWOLLEN AND VERY DRY AFTER YOUR TREATMENT. APPLY OINTMENT ON LIPS SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. THIS SHOULD BE DONE FOR AT LEAST 14 DAYS POST TREATMENT. DO NOT ALLOW LIPS TO BECOME DRY. THIS MAY INTERFERE WITH HEALED COLOR. DURING THE DAY IF LIPS FEEL DRY, APPLY A LIBERAL AMOUNT OF OINTMENT. JUST TAP ON SKIN AND DO NOT RUB IN. 


ALWAYS USE A CLEAN Q-TIP, NOT FINGERS TO APPLY OINTMENT TO THE LIPS AREA. THIS WILL REDUCE THE RISK OF INFECTION. 

AFTER LIPS ARE NO LONGER TENDER TO THE TOUCH THEY MAY BECOME FLAKY. THIS IS NORMAL AND IS EXPECTED. PLEASE DO NOT PICK OR SCRATCH AT THEM. THIS MAY SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT PIGMENT ABSORPTION. AVOID THE SUN AND TANNING BEDS PRE AND POST PROCEDURE. BE SURE TO USE A SUN BLOCK ONCE LIPS ARE HEALED. DO NOT USE ANY GLYCOLIC, HYDROXY OR FRUIT ACID PRODUCTS ON LIPS. AVOID DIRECT WATER PRESSURE, POOLS AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER, UNTIL HEALED. YOU CAN RESUME WEARING LIPSTICK ONCE LIPS ARE HEALED. REDNESS, SWELLING, TENDERNESS, DRYNESS ARE ALL COMMON POST TREATMENT SIDE EFFECTS AND WILL DISSIPATE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. AVOID OILY, SALTY, ACIDIC FOODS AND ALCOHOL WHILE HEALING. 

LIPS ARE A MUSCLE AND MAY REQUIRE A TOUCH-UP SESSION TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS OF THIS PROCEDURE. LIPS ARE UNPREDICTABLE. SOME CLIENTS WILL YIELD VERY STRONG HEALED LIP COLOR. OTHERS WILL ONLY HEAL WITH SLIGHT COLOR UPTAKE. THIS WILL VARY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. CLIENTS WITH SUN DAMAGE, SCAR TISSUE (FROM INJURY OR FEVER BLISTERS) AND CLIENTS WITH IMPLANTS MAY NOT HAVE STRONG RESULTS. HYPERPIGMENTATION CAN HAPPEN ON ANY LIP CLIENT WITHOUT WARNING. IF YOU HAVE A HISTORY OF FEVER BLISTERS, COLD SORES OR CHICKEN POX, WE ADVISE YOU TO GO TO THE DOCTOR OR FOR AN ANTI-VIRAL MEDICATION PRIOR TO ANY LIP PROCEDURE, TO HELP AVOID AN OUTBREAK. FOLLOW ALL BEFORE AND AFTER INSTRUCTIONS AFTER ALL LIP TREATMENTS. LIP RETOUCH MUST BE SCHEDULED 30 TO 45 DAYS APART FROM INITIAL SEASON TO HELP WITH COLOR RETENTION. 

LIPS HEAL IN THREE STAGES: TOO DARK - TOO LIGHT - JUST RIGHT. THIS TAKES ONE MONTH TO HAPPEN. PLEASE AVOID ANY FRICTION TO LIP AREA.



ALL ABOUT THE EYES: LINER


A BEAUTIFULLY APPLIED EYELASH ENHANCEMENT/EYELINER TATTOO IS FUNDAMENTAL IN ACCENTUATING AND ENHANCING THE SHAPE, COLOR AND SIZE OF YOUR EYES. BESIDES CONVENIENCE, EYELASH ENHANCEMENT TATTOO IS THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR ANYONE WITH ALLERGIES, CONTACT LENS SENSITIVITY, DEXTERITY ISSUES, VISION PROBLEMS OR AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. THE ARTISTIC PLACEMENT OF COLOUR AND LINE CAN ALSO HELP CORRECT THE APPEARANCE OF CERTAIN EYE SHAPES AND FACIAL ASYMMETRY.

EYELASH ENHANCEMENT TATTOO WILL QUITE LITERALLY ENHANCE YOUR LIFE, ADDING DEPTH, DEFINITION, AND LIFT TO THE EYES SO THAT THEY APPEAR LARGER AND MORE STRIKING, AND LASHES APPEAR THICKER AND FULLER.

FOR A SUBTLE, ‘BARELY THERE’ LOOK, LASH ENHANCEMENT WILL DISCREETLY DEFINE AND FRAME YOUR EYES.  AN EXTREMELY THIN LINE OF COLOUR IS IMPLANTED BETWEEN THE LASHES CREATING FULLER, THICKER, LOVELIER-LOOKING LASHES.  LASH LINE ENHANCEMENT REJUVENATES THE EYE AREA WITHOUT THE NOTICEABLE EFFECT OF MAKE-UP, FOR A STRIKINGLY NATURAL, FULLER-LASH APPEARANCE.

SMOKEY LINER IS MORE NOTICEABLE AND LOOKS MORE LIKE MAKEUP.  A LITTLE DRAMA NEVER HURTS!

EYELINER AFTER CARE:

IMPORTANT NOTE

YOUR SKIN WILL BE TEMPORARILY SENSITIZED AFTER THE TREATMENT AND YOU SHOULD ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS. 

THIS WILL HELP AVOID INFECTION AND ALLOW TIME FOR THE SKIN TO RECOVER.

IF YOU APPLY MAKEUP DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS FOLLOWING YOUR TREATMENT, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. 
HEALING CAN TAKE UP TO 10 DAYS AND IT IS PERFECTLY NORMAL FOR SMALL SCABBING TO APPEAR ON THE TREATED AREA. THESE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO FALL OFF NATURALLY OVER A PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS.


AFTER THE APPOINTMENT:

IT IS ALSO NORMAL FOR THERE TO BE FADING OF THE COLOR DURING THE FIRST 2 WEEKS AND PATCHY SECTIONS, AS THE SKIN IS STILL HEALING AND THE PIGMENT WILL RETURN TO THE SURFACE IN ABOUT 30 DAYS. THE OUTCOME WILL BE SUBTLE.  THIS IS NOT EYELINER TATTOO, IT IS EYELASH ENHANCEMENT.  A SOFT SHADOWED ENHANCEMENT TO YOUR LASH LINE TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF FULLER LASHES.  THIS WILL NOT REPLACE THE USE OF EYELINER BUT INSTEAD GIVE YOU A NATURAL EYE ENHANCEMENT. 


INSTRUCTIONS:

  • FOR THE 10 DAYS FOLLOWING THE TATTOO PROCEDURE, WASH THE SITE GENTLY AND APPLY OINTMENT 2 TIMES PER DAY
  • WITH EYES CLOSED WASH THE SITE GENTLY WITH GENTLE SOAP AND WARM WATER USING YOUR HANDS ONLY. (BABY SHAMPOO IS IDEAL)
  • BLOT THE AREA DRY. DO NOT RUB WITH A TOWEL.
  • WITH EYES CLOSED MASSAGE OINTMENT IN GENTLY FOR 10 SECONDS AND THEN GENTLY BLOT OFF THE EXCESS GOO. BE CAREFUL TO NOT GET ANY OINTMENT IN THE EYES AS IT WILL BURN.
  • AFTER BLOTTING, THE AREA SHOULD NOT BE OILY OR GREASY TO THE TOUCH. ALLOW THE SKIN TO BREATHE. 
  • SLEEP SLIGHTLY ELEVATED FOR THE FIRST FEW NIGHTS TO REDUCE SWELLING. 

EYELINER TATTOO IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANYONE WHO HAS USED EYELASH GROWTH SERUM OF ANY KIND IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS.

EYELINER TATTOO IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WITH VASULAR EYELIDS.  (VISIBLE VEINS)

YOU MUST REMOVE EYELASH EXTENSIONS 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT AND LEAVE THEM OFF FOR 4-6 WEEKS POST PROCEDURE.



Permanent Makeup is not recommended for those with the following:

-PREGNANT OR NURSING
-DIABETIC
-UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY (CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR)
-VIRAL INFECTIONS (DISEASES)
-HAD BOTOX WITHIN A 3 WEEK PERIOD OF BROW APPOINTMENT
-HAD AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT
-SICK WITH A COLD OR FLU LIKE VIRUS
-USED ACCUTANE IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS


Questions or ready to book your consult? Call us at 847-459-6611 ext. 243 or email [email protected] and schedule your appointment today.

This treatment is provided at both Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove locations by Rachel Miller.

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