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m i c r o b l a d i n g  &

 p e r m a n e n t  m a k e u p  .

     Permanent makeup made its fashionable debut back in 80's, but has progressed greatly since then and undergone a complete transformation in applied technique and skill.  Today one of the newest techniques is microblading, especially in the United States, and it is catching on quickly.

 

     Microblading is the creation of hair like strokes within the brow line to enhance the visual appearance of brow hair.  This technique is growing in popularity since the shape and definition of the brow is critical in both men and women's appearance.  Individuals that have completely lost their brows due to over plucking, medical reasons, or unwanted medication side effects can achieve more of a youthful appearance simply with microblading.  Have a look through our gallery to see the amazing before & after photos. 

     There are a variety of other permanent eyebrow techniques performed by Luxe Brow Studio.  The combo brow accomplishes a fuller look to the microbladed brow by adding shading.  The shading is done either manually or by digital tattoo machine for added depth and dimension.  For those who have oily skin type where microblading is not best suited, not to worry the powder brow or ombré brow is perfect for you. This technique is done by digital machine to give more of a "powdery" or makeup finish. The ombré has a lighter shading at the head of the brow. A desired look can be discussed at a consultation or at the day of your appointment. We will find the best look based on you lifestyle and desired look to best complement your facial features.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

With microblading and micropigmentation high quality pigment is gently deposited under the skin with a tattoo needle either with a manual blade or by digital tattoo machine.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Procedural times do vary depending on the service (brows, eyeliner, lips) and whether it's a new application or a touch up. Most services are between 1 and 3 hours. Two sessions are typically required. The initial session is about 2-3 hours and the touch up is much shorter. The touch up session is scheduled 4-6 weeks after the initial session and it is important to added pigment in the areas where it may not have taken well.  It is important to consider that the final result isn’t determined until you have had the touch up and have gone through the full healing period of 4-6 weeks post second session.  

IS IT PAINFUL?

The treatment can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive.  

However, topical numbing agents are applied during the treatment to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely comfortable for our clients.

IS IT SAFE?

Completely. New, disposable, and sterile implements are used every time for each client and all tools and machines are completely cleaned each time.

The type of pigments used are a high quality line of permanent makeup pigments that have been tested by the CTL. (Click here to learn more about CTL's testing and standards for pigments & inks). In addition, these pigments have passed the Resolution ResAP (2008) which currently is the most stringent test on the market for tattoo and permanent makeup products. 

HOW PERMANENT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?

All micropigmentation or permanent makeup procedures are considered semi permanent because pigments are deposited below the dermal layer and cannot be washed off like topical makeup.  Many factors play into how long the permanent makeup will last.  Aspects such as aftercare, skin type, amount of sun exposure, use of anti aging products and treatments and the shade of the pigment used, and the technique used to implement the pigment will last.  Taking these factors into account, your new eyebrows can last any where from 6-18 months. Yearly top ups are required there after

HOW SOON CAN I GO BACK TO WORK?

Down-time is minimal. Swelling and redness are typically mild and most people can return to their normal activities within 24 hours.

WHO IS MICROBLADING OR PERMANENT MAKEUP IDEAL FOR?

Microblading & permanent makeup are perfect for clients with:

  • Difficulty applying makeup

  • Busy schedules

  • Makeup allergies

  • Active, sporty lifestyles

  • A desire to look their best at all times

  • Hair loss from chemo or radiation therapy

  • Sparse/thinning eyebrows

  • Undefined lash line

  • Fading/pale lips

  • Tearing eyes

  • Contact lenses

  • A mastectomy (areola reconstruction)

  • Burns

  • Scars

  • Alopecia

  • Vitiligo

WHO SHOULD AVOID MICROBLADING & PERMANENT MAKEUP?

Generally, these are not recommended for people with:

  • AIDS

  • Hepatitis B/C

  • Lupus

  • Diabetes

  • Pink eye

  • Warts

  • Psoriasis

  • Active herpes simplex

  • Sickle cell

  • Hemophilia

  • Keloids

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Permanent Makeup & Microblading by Sophia Abbott

110 Goodman Street @ Holladay Spa, Charlottesville, Va.

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