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Frequently asked questions

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanant make-up procedure that allows the artist to reconstruct a persons eyebrows. It is possible to achieve the most natural finish or a bolder looking effect. Microblading is performed by depositing the pigment under the epidermal layer of the skin by a hand held manual blade.

How long does the procedure take?

2 hours or less. Clients who have no hair, might take a bit longer. This includes mini consult, numbing & procedure for all clients.

What is the procedure process like?

1.Upon arrival you will fill out consent forms 2.Artist will meet with you to conduct a consultation to discuss questions, concerns and desired brow shape 3.Brow shaping and very detailed brow mapping is done until the perfect custom brow shape is achieved. Client approval is needed. 4.Microblading session begins (first pass of pigmentation) 5.You will begin a 25 minute numbing process 6.Microblading continues (second pass of pigmentation)

How long does it last?

Results vary depending on your skin type and lifetstyle. Normal to dry skin - up to 2 years (touch-ups recommended annually) T-zone/Oily - will need touch ups more frequently. (twice a year on average) Very oily skin can cause fading and touch ups are needed every 4 months on average. Medications can affect your retention and can cause fading much quicker (Anti-Anxiety, thyroid, heart meds etc...)

What pigments do we use?

We use organic, vegan, metal free pigments that do not contain high levels of metals in them. Imported from Germany

What tools do we use?

We use high end medical grade, stainess steel disposable one time use microblades for all procedures.

Do I need a consultation?

We reserve about 3 hours for each appointment to give us plenty of time to discuss brow design and questions regarding the procedure. Our artist work with all types of brow shapes and designs. If a client has no hair, that will not be a problem. Due to the high demand in services, consultations may not be available for a few weeks out. Make sure to read our FAQ section to educate yourself on what is required for the microblading procedure.

Does Microblading Hurt?

We use a medical grade Lidocaine 5% numbing creme. Pain is a 3 out of a 10. Clients have different pain threshhold. It is best to not microblade during your menstrual cycle, as pain sensitivity is higher.

Who isn't a good candidate for microblading?

People who are:

  • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Diabetic, HIV, Hepatitis
  • Heart Conditions
  • Taking Thyroid medications (Can= affect retention)
  • Has done Botox within 2 week period
  • Prone to Seizures
  • Undergoing chemotherapy (best to get doctor approval)
  • Prone to keloid scarring

What is the difference between Microblading & tattood eyebrows?

Unlike eyebrow tatooing or permanant makeup, the microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hairstrokes that are more natural looking. A microblade is several times more thinner than the needles used on a tatoo machine. Microblade strokes heal much thinner and crips...they also do not blur.

How long is the healing process?

  • Results vary depending on your health and age.
  • The healing of your skin takes 25-35 days for the full pigment retention to occur.
  • Be prepared not to wet the brows excessively the first two weeks.
  • Brows will be up to 40% darker and bolder the first 9 days as mild scabbing will form
  • Once the scabbing period is over, you will experience the "milky effect" which will look as if pigment completely disappears. The skin will continue to heal over the next three weeks and will pull the pigment back up to the skin
  • 4-6-week perfecting touch up is scheduled

How to prepare for microblading?

  • Do not take fish oils the week of the procedure
  • Do not take ibuprofen or blood thinners the day of the procedure (do not discontinue prescribed medications without physician approval)
  • It is best to not microblade the week you are menstruating. Pain sensitivity is heightened, and your skin becomes tougher
  • Do not drink coffee the morning of your microblading procedure
  • Exercising and Work outs are not recommended after procedure.

Is the perfecting touch up necessary?

The perfecting touch up is always recommended. Microblading is a two step process. The first session creates the shape while the touch up adds most of the detail and density. Correction to any lost strokes or color can be achieved during this session giving the brows more life and a much more fullness.


Healing & After Care

Immediately after the session:


Eyebrows will look very defined and darker than the final results.  Redness and tenderness is common for the first 12 hours.  Color will gradually become darker for the next two days before micro-scabbing falls off and the dead skin cells shed. Once cell renewal occurs, brows will look lighter and start to develop their true color.

What is to be avoided:


During the first 7 days all the creams (except for the protective one), all make-up (foundation) in the eyebrow area.

  • DO NOT WET BROWS FOR 7-10 days

  • No Make up or (foundation)  in the eyebrow area.  

  • DO NOT Touch brows with your hands.  You have open flex and need to keep bacteria out.

  • It is ok to apply a small amount of Aquafore to the brow area to help with cell renewal.  

  • Apply aquaphor to brow before showering to keep water from entering beneath the skin.

  • Do not scratch your brows.  If itchy, it is ok to dab lightly using a clean tissue to help with itching discomfort.

  • NEVER PICK OFF SCABBING.  If you do not allow scabbing to fall off naturally, this will cause color pigment to com out and look uneven.

  • NO SWEATING, SUN, HOT SAUNA or outside running for 10 days. Avoid workouts that involve a lot of sweating, facial massage and steaming – inhalation.

Day 1-2 The Eyebrows are approximately 40% darker and bolder than they will be once they are healed.  Your skin will be pink or red under the pigment which will cause the color of the pigment to look much darker.  Redness and swelling will subside.  


Day 3  Eyebrows might start to itch and may appear to look much thicker in texture.  Scabbing exfoliating will begin.


Day 4-5 The skin’s dead cells will begin to flake and peeling might begin around the edges of the brows.


Day 5+ Color will finish flaking off and appear much lighter and softer.  Allow for the color to fully develop. 


In the next 30 days:

Sunbathing, solarium, light therapies, chemical peelings, fruit acids, microdermabrasion, creams that contain regeneration factors.


Always avoid laser treatments over the treated area (fraxel laser, IPL), because they can destroy the pigment and cause burns.


Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to a faster pigment fading. Always protect the eyebrows from the sun with SPFs (not during the first 7 days).


A complimentary touchup sessions will be done 4-6 weeks after your eyebrow microblading session to touch up any loss of color.  Client is responsible for scheduling their appointment.  If apportionment  is not scheduled by client or client misses appointment they will lose the complimentary touch up session. 



As a general rule, the patient should expect to book a maintenance appointment every 12-18 months.  With that said, some factors will effect fading more quickly for some verses others.  These factors include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Not taking proper care of procedure area after treatment.

  • Sunbathing or using sun beds.

  • Using Retin A creams, or any other products that contain AHA’s, Glycolic or Vitamin A.

  • Certain skin treatments such as laser treatments, microdermabrasion or chemical peels.

  • Certain skin conditions and or excessively dry/oily skin types.

  • Specific medications which are known to cause increased fading.

  • Excessive use of alcohol.

  • Swimming in chlorinated pools

Call 202.270.9502 or email Luxury Brow LLC at Info@luxurybrow.com if you have any questions regarding post care instructions. 


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