Brow FAQ

Do you Microblade?

No! I do not offer microblading anymore. This technique I found was not suitable for most skin types, has more trauma on the skin causing scar tissue, and doesn’t have great healed results and can change color over time. I offer only the best and most up to date cosmetic tattooing to ensure you the best, longest-lasting and natural-looking results.

What is the difference between Microblading, Powder, and Combo brows?

Microblading creates hair-like strokes by implanting pigment with a scalpel-like hand tool which has a series of needles attached at the tip.

Powder Brows are a more traditional method of cosmetic tattooing in which a tattoo machine is used. When properly applied, using a dilution solution, eyebrows look soft and natural, contrary to a “magic marker” brow look. More pigment is implanted than with microblading and color boosts are usually needed within 2 years depending on lifestyle. This technique is for those that want more of a powdery looking, filled brow. It is ideal for most skin types and ages.

Combo Brows is when a powder brow technique is combined with machine hair strokes in the front to mimic minimal hair strokes. They are used together to create more dimension than a powder brow or just strokes can produce separately. Perfect when the client has sparse brow hair. The combo technique creates definition and longevity.

Is the Touch Up session necessary?

Yes! A touch up session within 6-8 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. 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!

How long does it last?

Cosmetic Tattooing typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: clients who tan, using products with AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 9-18 months. Clients can let the area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.

Who is not suitable for the procedure?

Cosmetic tattooing is not suitable for the following candidates:

  • Using Accutane.
  • Using heart medications.
  • Have diabetes (will require a physician’s note).
  • Have skin disease or irritations.
  • Have used topical creams that contain retin-A, retinoids, glycolic/salicylic acid, or acne medications in the last 30 days.
  • Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks.
  • Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks.
  • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine.
  • Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician’s note.
Am I a candidate?

Cosmetic tattoo services cannot be performed if you are:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Under the age of 18
  • Taking immunosuppressive medication
  • Have any active infection
  • Have an upcoming surgery within 4 weeks
  • Taking blood thinning medication
  • Noncompliant with aftercare instructions
  • Commonly suntan.
  • Have an undiagnosed/untreated heart issues
  • Have taken antibiotics in the past 30 days.
  • Have tendency to keloid
  • Have had peels/laser/microneedling within the past three weeks
  • Have taken Accutane in the past year
  • Have had laser resurfacing in the past year
  • Have had botox injections on the forehead within 2 weeks
  • At high risk of infection/must take antibiotics during dental work

If you are unsure whether or not you can receive treatment, please contact Definitive Beauty LLC.

Am I a candidate?

You should avoid the use of any skincare products with AHA/BHA, Retinol, Retin-A, Hydroquinone, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, etc. Prolonged exposure to these ingredients can lead to fading and pigment discoloration.

Is it permanent?

Combination Brows and Powder Brows are cosmetic tattoo services. They do fade softly over time and require refresher or touch up sessions, on average, every 12-24 months. It is impossible to determine how long pigment will remain in the skin for years to come. Everyone retains pigment differently and fades at different rates. Skin type, lifestyle, and skincare products can all affect the longevity of cosmetic tattoos.

*Please note that final results CANNOT be guaranteed as everyone retains and breaks down pigment differently and a follow-up appointment is recommended at 6-8 weeks where we can assess your pigment retention and make any changes necessary.*

What to Expect at Your Appointment

Step 1: Consultation

Welcome to the studio! To start, We will go over your concerns and goals for your brows and ask a few questions about your daily routine. You’re welcome to bring any inspiration photos or come to your appointment with your brows filled in with your normal makeup.

Step 2: Eyebrow Mapping/Pre-Draw

Using measuring techniques and experience, we will shape your brows according to bone structure, face shape, any existing brow hair, and overall appearance. The goal is to create a symmetrical, softly arched brow to accentuate the face and open up the eyes. We will review the design together and make any necessary adjustments. Once the design is approved we can begin! But first, numbing cream.

Step 3: Numbing Cream

Once the design is approved, a generous layer of topical numbing cream will be applied to the brow area. This will set for 15 minutes before we begin the first pass of the procedure. We will continue to apply liquid numbing solutions to the brows as we work to keep you comfortable!

Step 4: Procedure

Time for the real magic! We will now begin the cosmetic tattoo procedure, working back and forth between the brows utilizing the chosen technique, the procedure itself will last from 40-60 minutes. Please be advised you will be laying down flat for the entire procedure.

Step 5: Aftercare

We will review after care instructions with you and provide you with Definitive Beauty Balm and give you your healing brochure for you to refer back too. It’s important that you follow all the aftercare instructions to achieve the best results and retention for your brows. We wouldn’t want to waste all that time and TLC we just invested into them!

Lip Blush FAQ

What is lip blushing?

It is a lip tattoo that enhances and defines your lips. It can help enhance and even out natural color, or add color if you are lacking any pigment. Your lips will look darker and more like lipstick on the first day, and soften as they heal to become a subtle, natural looking lip tint. Apply a little gloss or balm and your lips are perfectly kissable! If natural isn’t your thing you’re also able to achieve a lipstick look!

How long does it last?

Results will always vary from person to person, after your initial session and the touch up, your results should last between 2-3 years. Additional touch ups may be required depending on the person and look desired. Permanent makeup ink is not the same as body art ink, and by design it does not last as long as body art ink.

Does it hurt?

Pain levels vary from person to person. Strong medical grade topical anesthetic cream is used before and during your procedure to keep you as pain free as possible.

General Precautions

If you are prone to cold sores, lip blushing can cause an outbreak, which can result in loss of pigment. We ask that our clients take their prescribed antiviral medication (Valtrex) starting 48 hours prior to their appointment and after the procedure to prevent outbreak. You can still have lip blushing done! We just want to ensure you get the best results possible. Consult with your doctor for any additional questions. If you have an outbreak, or any other type of scratch/acne we ask that you reschedule your appointment as soon as possible. If you show up with any type of outbreak your appointment is considered canceled and you forfeit your booking fee.

Still have additional questions? Contact Us!

Call/Text: (315) 870-8787
Email: Definitive Beauty LLC
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