EYEBROW ENHANCEMENT { Q & A }

What is Nano Precision Technology? (Aka Micropigmentation, Feathering Technique)

Nano Precision, a new technology whereas the needle is extremely thin and sharp to help achieve the finest hairlines that looks fine and natural along with smooth and intensive coloring that can be flexible in length and curves. There are many advantages of this technology such as, perfect lines that can be drawn effortlessly, minimization of cuts on the surface of the skin, reduced risk of scarring, high quality and beautiful results.
Here is an overview of the advantages: 
  • Drawing perfect lines effortlessly. 
  • Minimization of cuts on the surface of the skin. 
  • Reduce swelling, redness, irritation infection and risk of scarring. 
  • High quality and beautiful results.
  • Easy aftercare and fast healing (5-7days) 

Who would benefit from Semi-Permanent Make-Up Procedure?

Clients of all ages, all colors! If you’re looking to enhance your appearance with a natural look, if you have an active lifestyle, parents, professionals, students, anyone looking to save time from their daily makeup routine, clients with nearly no eyebrows, sparse brows, anyone with cosmetic allergies, and so much more! Really, anyone can benefit!
What are some things you should know before deciding on a Micropigmentation service?
We recommend that you research different artists and see styles and techniques that best fits you. Review photos of the artist’s work and see if it matches your personal style.

 Semi-permanent make-up is not suitable for the following candidates:

  • Anyone using Accutane. Accutane usage must be stopped for at least 1 full year prior to eyebrow tattoo.
  • Have heart conditions or using heart medications
  • Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)
  • Have skin disease or irritations on the face
  • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
  • Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
  • Pregnant women
  • Nursing clients who want to cosmetic tattoo can be done at your own discretion. We suggest discussing 
    with your doctor first.

    What is the difference between Microblading and Micropigmentation

We see many potential clients get confused between the two procedures: 
  • Micro-pigmentation is done by a machine with single fine needle.Also known as nano needling or micropigmentation, nano needle brows are created with one single needle and a permanent makeup device. Similar to a conventional tattoo machine (although nowhere near as intense or painful!), the device is then used to provide controlled movement as it dispenses pigment into the skin.
  • Microblading is a form of semi-permanent eyebrow embroidery that will enhance the look of your eyebrows. A collection of around 10 to 16 fine needles configured into a blade shape will be used alongside a small instrument to deliver pigment into the skin. Once the cuts have manually been made, pigment is left on the skin for a few minutes before being wiped off and anaesthetised to reveal your new brows.
  • Skilled practitioners can create natural and beautiful results using either technique. 
  • We are specialized in both procedures.  We recommend Micropigmentation (machine procedure) because we feel it is more comfortable and safer for the client. We believe that the single needle method of Micro-pigmentation promotes faster healing and better results compared to the slicing technique used in Microblading. 
  • 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.

How should I prepare for the appointment?

This procedure requires 5-7 days to heal. If you have  any special occasions, vacations, etc. please plan head! (Sensitive skin maybe more susceptible to redness and swelling after the procedure as well). Clients need to refrain from facial treatments, swimming, tanning, exercising, or sweating during healing period. Also, refrain from making an appointment during your menstrual cycle. (Due to being more sensitive to pain and increased blood circulation that effect retainment of pigments) Do not use retinol or oil products for at least a week prior to scheduled appointment. Light makeup on the day of the appointment is acceptable, as we will want to see your makeup style to find the best shape for your facial features.Do not use retinol or oil products for at least a week before your appointment.  

What are the pre and post care procedures?

In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions. 
Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:
  • Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 48-72 hours. Tylenol is ok
  • No chemical peels, Botox, or fillers at least two weeks prior to the procedure.
  • No excessive tanning or sunburn
  • No Retin-A or retinols on the brow area for 7 days prior
  • Feel free to come in with their brow makeup on so the artist can see the everyday look you prefer. Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed.
After your procedure, clients MUST follow these instructions:
  • Try to keep the treated area as dry as possible for 24hours (microblading 7days or until the scabs fall off.) When showering, make sure to avoid face area. When cleaning or washing face, make sure to avoid brows and clean around it.
  • No excessive sweating such as intense cardio, hot yoga, etc.
  • Make sure to apply a light layer of the provided healing product morning and night to treated area for a minimum of 3 days. Do not over apply healing product.
  • Do not apply other occlusive products to the brow area such as Neosporin, Vaseline, or Aquaphor
  • Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 7 days or until the scabs have flaked off.
  • The brow area may feel slightly itchy as it hand will start to lightly scab over
  • . Do not peel or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation.
  • Do not go swimming, tanning, or into saunas for at least 14 days.
  • No face scrubs or chemical peels at least 2 weeks after.

How long does the result last?

Generally, eyebrows and lips last up to 10-18 months and eyeliner lasts 2-5 years. Please note that results vary depending on client’s skin types, aftercare and lifestyles (sun exposure, chemical peel). Each client’s skin will react differently to the pigment. Some skin types retain pigments better than others but on average most clients need a touch up session every 6 to 12 months

Is the procedure painful?

This may vary according to each individual's pain threshold. Most clients feel comfortable during the procedure – you may feel some pressure, pinching or a mild pricking sensation. The face is a sensitive part of the body
 –Prior to the procedure a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure if necessary. Everyone responds differently to anesthetics, however the pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.
After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.

Is it safe?

Allergic reactions to permanent cosmetic procedures are extremely rare. The cosmetic pigments are medical-grade and manufactured from completely natural ingredients. We use disposable sterile needles and latex-free surgical gloves for every procedure. Hygiene is the most important factor!

What tattoo gun/needle do you use when doing Semi-Permanent Make-Up?

We use a customized digital machine made in Germany. The tattoo machine is perfect for the Feathering Micropigmentation technique. The needle is extremely thin, sharp and flexible. 
This machine and needle combination produces high quality hair strokes that are precise with natural looking curves. 
Other benefits of the Micropigmentation procedure:
  • Reduces cuts on the surface of the skin 
  • Reduces risk of scarring 
  • No bleeding 
  • Quick recovery time compared to other techniques 

Will my eyebrows look "natural?

Yes, your eyebrows will look more natural than your own conventional make-up. Unless you tell somebody you've had the procedure, they'll never know. Our method is based on "natural-looking" hair strokes for brows and looks like real hair. 


How does the semi-permanent makeup look immediately after the procedure is done?

Depending on your skin type you may experience minimal redness and swelling. Colors will appear darker and somewhat unnatural for the first few days and then lighten to a more natural look during the following weeks. Pigment colors can be soft and natural looking, or a bit bolder and dramatic – we can adjust this to get the perfect look you want. We can deepen the color with additional applications, or lighten the color slightly based on your preferences. 

How long does each procedure take?

Procedure time can slightly vary depending on each client’s skin types.
Average procedure time is approximately 1-2hr including consultation. (Full Lip procedures are 2+hr)


How many appointments will be necessary?

4-8 weeks after the initial session, follow-up visit is required to perfect the initial result. (Follow-up visit is usually 1hr) Depending on your skin type, the color will fade by 20-50% from the initial session. Follow-ups are highly recommended, 4-8 weeks after the 1st visit. 
Certain areas may not pick up during the first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year

Can I get my touch up session sooner than 4 weeks?

Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 4 weeks after initial microblading session as pigment color has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.

How much does permanent cosmetic make-up cost?

The average cost for the procedure is based on the procedure time and the technician’s expertise. 
Our Prices start from $450 to $700

Are Semi-Permanent Cosmetics truly permanent?

Longevity of semi-permanent makeup really depends on lifestyle, activities, and personal care. UV exposure, usage of medications, excessively dry skin, smoking, can all affect your results. Alpha-hydroxy, Retin-A, glycolic acids must be kept away from treated areas. Usage of these components will cause fading of pigmentation that will require additional maintenance over time. Applying sunscreen on treated areas will greatly prolong the longevity of the procedure.

What happens after a year?

Pigment retention can vary between skin types. Some clients may need a touch up every 6-12 months to refresh the strokes. The strokes start to blend and look like a powder-filled brow when it fades away.


Still have more questions?

Should you still have more questions or inquiries, feel free to give us a shout at 929.400.5855  or email us at beautyartistny@gmail.com