Frequently Asked Questions

Most Common Microblading & Ombre Brow FAQs

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What is Microblading?

Microblading is known by many names, such as micro stroking, feather stroke brows, 3D brows, and micro-pigmentation. It is the process of manually implanting brow-colored pigment. This pigmentation is carefully selected to match your skin tone and place natural color into the dermis. Finally, sterile disposable needles are used to produce the appearance of natural brow hair.

Does Microblading Hurt?

The level of discomfort is client-dependent but is often very mild. Prior to the procedure, I will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area. I will re-apply if necessary during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to an anesthetic. The sensation has been described as light cat scratches. However, some claim to not feel anything at all.

After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area are normal. Clients describe the area as feeling similar to a light sunburn. In addition, clients may take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.  Read more on our “Does Microblading Hurt?” blog post about this very topic!

Where Can I Lean More About Your Precare Procedures

For Precare procedures please click here.

Where Can I Lean More About Your Aftercare Procedures

For Aftercare procedures please click here.

Can I Get Microblading While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

As a precaution, I don’t perform Microblading or permanent makeup on pregnant or nursing women.

What Is The Difference Between Microbladed And Ombre Brows?

Microblading is a permanent makeup technique that mimics the appearance of natural brow hair. Whereas, ombré brows achieve a powder-filled look that is gradually darker at the base and tail of the brow. While being lighter at the top and bulb of the brow. Ombré can be soft or intense, depending on client preference.

Who Is Not A Good Candidate For Micoblading or Ombré Brows?

  • History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
  • Diabetic (requires doctor’s clearance)
  • Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area.  For example, rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.
  • Accutane in the past year
  • Heart conditions, uncontrolled high blood pressure, poor general health
  • And finally, any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system/healing.  This will render you NOT a good candidate for micro-pigmentation procedures.

You can learn more about how to prepare for microblading at our blog, “Here is All You Need to Know Before Microblading”.

Will I See The Shape and Color Before Starting?

Yes, I pre-draw your eyebrows before I start! You will approve the shape and color ahead of the treatment. I do a one-hour consultation with each client beforehand.  Setting up an appointment for your microblading is quick and easy!

How Should I Prepare For My Treatment?

All my instructions are on my website. Please be ready with preparation before
appointment. It is very important for good results.  In addition, there are tons of helpful tips and information on my blog!

Can Microblading Hide/Cover My Scars?

It’s great for that! However, I recommend sending me a photo of your eyebrows without makeup so I can review. Then I can let you know whether you’re a candidate.

Does Microblading Work On All And Skin Types?

I do not recommended microblading if you have very oily skin, large pores, or a tendency to form keloids. However, I do recommend ombre brows for individuals with these conditions for better and longer-lasting results. Click here to learn about the difference between ombre brows and microblading?

How Do I Make An Appointment?

For an appointment, please call 708-268-4642 or email me at You can also find me on Facebook to view my most recent work as well as customer reviews.

What Is Your No-Show / Cancellation Policy?

Cancellation and no-show policy can be found under Policy under “No-Show / Less Than 24 Hour Cancellation Policy” tab.