Author: Janine

The Truth About Accutane and Microblading

The Truth About Accutane and Microblading

How Accutane Works Acne bacteria lives in skin oil or sebum so when there’s excess amounts of sebum it clogs our pores and causes acne.  Accutane shrinks the size of the sebaceous glands in the skin which then dramatically reduces the sebum or oil it […]

Microblading Healing Process

Microblading Healing Process

Day 1: Fresh, crisp and perfect The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. Your brow area may feel tender and slightly […]

What Happens When You Microblade Over Scar Tissue

What Happens When You Microblade Over Scar Tissue

Scars

Scars are very unpredictable and cannot be perfectly “colored” during the first procedure. With scar tissue there’s no hair growth because it lacks the glands that produce oil and hair. Microblading can help cover scars and fill in any gaps where hair no longer grows.  But there’s no guarantee that it will take the pigment as well as healthy skin.

How it Will Look After Microblading

Minor swelling and redness on procedure day is normal. During the first week, there might be some minor redness, dryness, and peeling. Scar tissue heals differently and may look dramatic and have some minor oozing of natural healing fluid for a few hours. The color will appear too dark and may not match the rest of the microbladed area until your brows are healed.

What to Expect

Scar tissue may not achieve the same results from microblading as the rest of your skin because it heals differently.  The color may heal darker or cooler than the rest of your brows or the pigment can reject completely especially if your scar is keloid (thick, raised, red scarring).  You might notice more swelling from the first procedure than the second touch up procedure because as fibrous scar tissue is loosened from microblading new skin forms.  It’s a completely different skin texture so it reacts differently from the rest of the skin during a microblading procedure.  Scar tissue might bleed a lot more or be completely resistant to numbing so be prepared for extra sensitivity in that area.  It’s best to be conservative in the beginning and follow up with a second appointment to see how receptive the scar tissue is with the pigment and to ensure natural results. Make sure to tell your artist that you have scar tissue so that he or she knows where to pay special attention.

Should You Wait for Your Botox to Wear Off Before Microblading?

Should You Wait for Your Botox to Wear Off Before Microblading?

Use Botox to Enhance Your Microbladed Brows Ahh the wrinkle smoothing wonder of Botox.  How could we ever live without it?  If you’re considering microblading, you’ll want to tell your botox injector that your next appointment will have to wait because microblading has a longer lifespan […]

Difference Between Microblading and Tattooing

Difference Between Microblading and Tattooing

Microblading Microblading is also known as eyebrow feathering, eyebrow embroidering, or eyebrow micropigmentation.  It is a form of permanent makeup BUT it is considered semi-premanent.  Unlike a tattoo which uses a machine, microblading uses a manual instrument with a small row of fine needles.  With […]

Once You Go Brown You Never Go Black

Once You Go Brown You Never Go Black

Most of my clients are fair skinned with blond hair and blue eyes. In the beginning I was doing what I was taught in school and that was to use black lashes on all my clients.  What I quickly learned was how dramatic it was for some of my fair skinned clients who had blond or light brown hair with light colored eyes.  The only option I really had was to tone down the curl, length, or thickness of the lash extensions.

Discovering Brown Lashes

Then I discovered brown lashes. It’s becoming more popular in the lashing industry but not a lot of lash artists provide it in my area yet. I’ve had a couple of clients interested in brown lashes so far but I have a feeling it’s just the beginning because they look really natural and beautiful! What my clients love about the brown lashes is how it doesn’t look like they’re wearing mascara or extensions.

Switching From Black to Brown

Making the switch requires some research and investing for the lash artist.  For me I had to purchase all the different curls, lengths, and diameters of brown lashes.  I must admit working with brown lashes is a little tricky.  Initially I was using black adhesive with the brown lashes and noticed it was a little dark.  I was told to continue using my black adhesive but to use only a tiny bit so it doesn’t show.  But my perfectionism kicked in and I wanted to find something better and that’s how I found clear adhesive. It’s so much harder to work with because it’s CLEAR! But it’s worth keeping the lash line looking clean and pretty. Maybe there’s an adhesive that’s goes from white to clear like the DUO Glue for lash strips?

A Happy Client

One of my clients wanted to try something more natural because her husband and kids noticed the black lashes on her right away.  So I showed her the brown lashes and she wanted to give it a try.  I removed all of her black lashes and gave her a new set of brown lashes.  They were beautiful and so much softer against her skin and eyes. Best of all it didn’t take away from her pretty face like the black lashes did.  It makes me happy to be able to give my clients what they want and to show something even better.

Essentials for a New Lash Artist

Essentials for a New Lash Artist

Getting Started I wish I knew about all the things the lash world had to offer and what was necessary when I first started.  It definitely took me a few clients to figure out what was necessary to have in my kit in order to […]

Giving Lash Extensions for the First Time

Giving Lash Extensions for the First Time

Starting Out It can be very daunting once you’ve completed your lash training and you’re off into the world with your little lash kit.  For me, I practiced at home for hours before I applied lash extensions on people for free. Trust me, giving lash extensions for […]