WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a procedure that is considered semi-permanent. It usually lasts 1-2 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look. It does not cut deep enough to affect the hair follicle or hair growth making it a safe and effective treatment.
WHAT IS NANO BROWS?
The latest technique that being introduced in the brow world. Also known as nano needling or micropigmentation, nano needle brows are created with one single needle and a device. The device is then used to provide controlled movement as it dispenses pigment into the skin.
THE DIFFERENCES OF MICROBLADING & NANO BROWS
Generally speaking, both microblading and nano needling will give a similar end result. That being said, there are a few differences that you’ll want to consider.
You’ll get a more effective result from nano needling as the procedure involves less trauma to the skin. With microblading, the pins used to create the blade shape for microblading are more rigid than the flexible and fine ones used for nano needling. Nano needling also comes with the benefits of offering a more natural and crisp result, with less risks of the pigment being implanted too deep. Basically, see nano needling as microblading but with more precision and accuracy.
Price wise, microblading is the less expensive option. However, while the results of your microblading procedure can be expected to last between 12 to 18 months, the results of a nano needling can last up far longer – up to three years with touch-up sessions.
WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
We encourage clients to go peruse our work and decide on their preferred eyebrows shape as this can be very subjective. Eyebrows come in many shapes and styles, from straight to arched, thin to bold. We will work with you to customize the best shape for you. In the week before your appointment, please check through the before care instructions on this site and follow them accordingly.
SHOULD I SHAVE OR TWEEZE MY EYEBROW BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
No, please leave as much hair as possible. Best results are obtained when the cosmetic tattoo artist can see the natural shape and growth pattern of the client's eyebrows.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE?
We will answer all questions from the client. Eyebrows shape will be drawn based on the discussion between the artist and client prior to the procedure. We will only start the procedure once the client approves the shape and color.
CAN I CHOOSE THE COLOR?
There is a range of Pigments to choose to match the natural or desired brow color. We advise to take skin tone and condition into consideration. We can also help you with choosing the right shade to suit your preference.
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
For the first cosmetic tattooing session, the procedure takes about 2.5-3 hours. Most of the time will be spent to draw the eyebrow shapes. The cosmetic tattoo procedure session takes about 1- 1.5 hours.
IS IT PAINFUL?
The pain level for the procedure is considered to be none to mild. Prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area. The anesthetic will be reapplied during the procedure. Everyone's pain threshold is different as is their response to anesthetic. This depends on the client. Some say the feeling of the procedure is similar to having their eyebrows plucked while some feel nothing.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
We don't recommend having a cosmetic tattoo procedure prior to an event or a special occasion. The pigment color will darker before fading to a normal level and this could cause certain people to feel self conscious.. No down time is required after the cosmetic tattoo procedure. The color will fade by up to 30-40% as it heals. You will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the cosmetic tattoo area. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in cosmetic tattoo. This is due to the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.
IS THE TOUCH UP A MUST AND WHEN SHOULD THAT BE?
Touch up session is not a must as everyone heals differently. Some heal very well and require no touch up, while some may lose some strokes or more. It very much depends on skin condition as well as after care. Results are never guaranteed. However, touch up’s should be done a minimum of 4-6 weeks post the initial treatment. This allows time for the cosmetic tattoo area to heal completely before perfecting them on the follow up session.
WHAT SHOULD I BE AWARE AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
We recommend to avoid direct sun exposure and tanning for 2 weeks. Avoid activities that caused heavy sweating. Gently wash the tattoo area with soap and warm water, once a day. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic cream once a day.
CAN I BRING MY FAMILY/ KIDS/ FRIENDS/ PETS ALONG?
Unfortunately, only the cosmetic tattoo artist and client can be in the room during the procedure. No family/ kids or friends are allowed in the room.
nano brows and microblading in Houston
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 2:30pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 4:00pm
T. +1 (864) 324 2612
A: 24551 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77494
( Salons by JC Katy -Suite 801 )
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