What is Microblading Brow Ink?
Microblading Brow Ink is a semipermanent cosmetic make-up done where small amounts of pigments are injected into the superficial layer of the skin using a sterile pen and blade. It is a manual hand pressure technique.
How long does it last?
It can last as long as it’s maintained. Untouched, the ink will last 1-3 years.
How often do I need a touch up?
Depending on your skin you may consider getting a small touch up in areas that may fade. Recommended touch ups are every 6 months to year.
Does it hurt?
You may feel some discomfort in the beginning however there is a topical anesthetic that is used to numb the area. Some say that the feeling is similar to tweezing or threading.
What should I do to prepare for my procedure?
It is best that you leave your brows untouched for at least a week. (The more hair for me to work with the better)
What should I do after the procedure?
Keep the area dry, and clean. Make sure to apply aftercare 3 times a day until it's completely healed. Do not pick or scratch the area.
How long does it take?
The appointment can take about 2 hours this includes the consultation and brow mapping. Sometime is less but best to have two hours so that it is not rushed.
Do I need to take a day off work?
No. Redness will occur in the beginning, There is no downtime associated. It may appear darker during the healing time but will lighten once it's healed completely.
How long does it take to heal?
Depending on the individual’s skin it can take between 7-10 days to completely heal.
What’s the process like?
Microblading is a two step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and a follow up after 4-6 weeks. After the before photos are taken, we then determine the pigment colour that best suits you. Shortly after a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area which we them inject the ink. During the time of healing, it is normal to experience some pigment loss, which is why there is a second procedure to it. This is done within 4-6 weeks after.
What can’t I do after the procedure?
You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry - that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking or peeling the tattoo. You can still wash your hair and face and once they’re healed up, you treat them as your own.
What kind of pigments are used?
Our pigments are manufactured in Texas, USA. All the colors are iron-oxide based and have been FDA approved. A wide range of colours is available.
What if I don’t like it?
There are several things we can do. Your eyebrows can be modified to a point. A good technician will work with you until you are satisfied with your results.
What are the contraindications?
Anyone with a history of heart disease, seizure, diabetes, skin disorder, infection, blood disorder, pregnant or nursing is not eligible for this type of service.
What if I had botox or fillers done on my face?
We advice that you wait at least one month prior to this procedure.
Can you guarantee your work?
No. I can guarantee that your face is important to me and that I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. I can guarantee that I will strive to make you gratified and content every time. But there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it. This is a very big deal and should be treated as such.
Q?What are eyelash extensions?
Not to be confused with the self-stick strip falsies of yesteryear or individual clusters of lashes knotted together that are a single-event accessory, these semi-permanent, synthetic extensions are glued one by one onto the natural lash (not the skin) by using a specially formulated glue that last 4-6 weeks. Eyelash extensions are a new beauty service which originated in Korea. Single synthetic eyelashes are applied to your own natural eyelash to achieve a beautiful full luscious and long set of lashes that are natural and you won’t even know they are there.
Q?How do I best Maintain my Lashes?
1. Do not perm or Tint lashes before or after lash extension application.
2. Do not use an Eyelash curler.
3. Do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face. Clean around the Eyes with a water base make-up remover.
4. Do not pull your lash extensions, as it will take out your own lash as well.
5. Do not go in a Sauna within 24 hours.
6. Do not use Mascara
7. Do not try to remove the Extensions on your own.
8. Do not cut the Extensions (you may cut your own lashes)
9. Clean your eye make up without touching the Extensions
10. Remember to come in for touch ups.
11. Do not rub your eyes at anytime.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact your resident Lash Technician at Wink Studio inc. 204-930-9465
Q?Can I still wear eye makeup?
Yes, but you won’t need mascara and you may even find you won’t need eyeliner, but you can still use eyeliner and eye shadows as usual but remember to remove with a product that does not contain oil of any kind as this will affect the glue. We recommends removing eyeliner and eyeshadow using a damp cotton bud and a small amount of eye make-up remover and gently running it along the eyeliner to remove it. To remove eyeshadow wet a cotton wipe and eye make-up remover and gently remove eye shadow in a side and upward movement not down onto the eyelash extensions. Wiping down towards the lashes will cause a build up of makeup on the lashes and may lessen the life of them.
Q?I can’t bear to leave the house without makeup can I wear foundation, eyeliner and eyeshadow to my appointment?
Yes, it is fine to wear foundation, eyeliner and eyeshadow however your lower eyeliner maybe a little smudged from wearing the under eye anti wrinkle eye pads.
Q?I had eyelash extensions applied somewhere else and I am unhappy with them can they be fixed up at the Wink Studio?
At the Studio our technicians prefer not to mix their work with other peoples work so it is advised that you either allow your extensions to naturally come off or contact Wink Studio to discuss the options of having the extensions removed before your appointment to have a new set applied. If your eyes are red and sore from the incorrectly applied eyelash extensions that were applied elsewhere, we would advise resting your eyes from extensions for approximately 3-4 weeks before having a professional set reapplied.
Q?I had my lashes applied somewhere else and they are a disaster with excessive amounts of glue clumping my lashes together. Can I have the lashes removed and not get new eyelash extensions?
Sadly eyelash extensions are being applied by people who have had no training or have NOT been trained correctly in other lash service providing companies. Wink Studio is always happy to remove lashes that have been applied elsewhere without applying new lashes, however there will be a removal charge. Please refer to Eyelash Pricing.
Q?Can the eyelash extensions be removed?
Yes, at any time for any reason they can be removed however there will be a removal charge. Refer to prices. The extension lashes are easily removed by using a glue remover and is safe.
Q?How do I look after my eyelash extensions?
- For the first 2 hours avoid getting the lashes wet to allow the glue to completely dry
- Do not use a steam room or sauna for the first 24 hours to allow glue to cure
- Be gentle and respect your new lashes. Avoid rubbing your eyes and do not pick and play with your lashes
- Resist the temptation to touch or pull at your stunning new lashes as this will pull out your own natural lashes
- Avoid getting them caught on clothes and towels
- When drying your face do not rub instead blot your face and apply a gently pressure to your closed eyes then allow the extensions to dry naturally. Don’t try to dry them with the towel or hair dryer.
- Do not perm or curl the extensions using a clamp eyelash curlers
- Avoid wearing mascara as this will lessen the life of your extensions
- Do not use eye make-up remover that contains any type of oil products such as petroleum
- Do keep the eye area clean. This is very important. Some ladies love their lashes so much they don’t even want to get them wet at all. Avoiding proper hygiene can result in an eye infection whether wearing eyelash extensions or not
- Try and sleep on your back to avoid crushing your extensions in the pillow
The golden rule for wearing eyelash extensions is the less you touch them the longer they will last. However, it is important to keep the eye area clean.
Q?Why should I get eyelash extensions?
- It will cut your beauty routine time down in the mornings
- No running or streaking mascara
- The good news is that eyelash extensions make you able to flutter your lashes beautifully without mascara
- Lasts from 3-6 weeks with proper maintenance
- No operation, no pain – non-invasive procedure
- Safe in showers, swimming pools and saunas
- Weightless and very natural looking
- Eyelashes will appear longer, fuller and darker
- Your eyes will look bigger, more defined & gorgeous even with no make up
- Great for people who wear contact lenses
- Perfect for brides, mums on the run and busy people
- Ladies who can’t wear mascara
Q?Are eyelash extensions suitable for everyone?
Anyone of any age can have eyelash extensions applied as long as there is a natural lash to glue the extension onto. Ladies who have undergone chemotherapy and their lashes are starting to grow back also love eyelash extensions. Celebrities such as Britany Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Hillary Duff, Paris Hilton, Tyra Banks, Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham all wear eyelash extensions. Because the eyelash extensions are so natural anyone could be wearing them and you wouldn’t know. They are also suitable for people who wear contact lenses and glasses.
Q?Is the eyelash glue and glue remover safe?
Yes, in the right hands and having your extensions applied by some one who has been correctly trained it is safe. Beware of untrained people who claim they have been professionally trained with years experience. Because we specialize just in eyelash extensions we take great care to ensure that the adhesive and adhesive remover does not come in contact with the skin or eyes. The glue used at the Wink Studio is a high quality fast drying glue which does not give a clumped look. As the glue is being used around the delicate eye area it is important to only have eyelash extensions applied by a trained and qualified eyelash technician.
Q?What should I do before my eyelash extension appointment?
Preferably arrive with no makeup or at least no mascara and do not perm or curl your eyelashes before your eyelash extension appointment.
Q?What are Fills, why do I need them and how often do I need them?
Fills are when the natural eyelash has fallen out (due to the eyelash cycle) and there has been an extension lash applied to it. You will require in-fills every 3-6 weeks if you would like to achieve a full fresh set of lashes. At the Wink Studio we take the time to remove any eyelash extensions that have either grown out to far or are not sitting correctly. Please not that we do not stack the lash extensions as other operators do. Please refer to Eyelash Pricing. For fill bookings allow approximately 30 min-1 hour.
Q?Can I wear Mascara?
You won’t have to. You can roll out of bed looking great and best of all it will make your lashes look like you’re wearing mascara 24/7 without the clumping, streaking and smudging look that you get with mascara. No more running and streaking mascara which is fantastic for brides on their special day. If desired you can wear a non-waterproof on the lower lashes but remember to use an eye makeup remover that contains no oil
Q?I had eyelash extensions applied a few days ago and a few lashes have fallen out – why?
As explained above the lash has a growth cycle and unfortunately it is hard to determine which lash is ready to fall out naturally so it is unpredictable when applying the synthetic lashes. Each day we can loose 3-5 natual lashes, but often they fall out unnoticed unless they fall into your eye, but when eyelash extensions are applied we are more aware of when they shed as we know the extensions are there plus they are longer, darker and thicker. If you sleep on your stomach with your face squashed into the pillow or you favour sleeping on one side you may notice the lashes may not last as well as the other side.
Q?Should I be careful who applies the eyelash extensions and should they be trained?
Absolutely, we cannot stress the importance of choosing an eyelash technician who has been taught by a qualified and experienced person. There are many eyelash extension operators who are claiming to have been professionally trained but have been self taught via the internet and these operators are also using poor quality, non regulated products. This is disastrous and at the Eyelash Boutique we are having more and more distressed ladies contacting us for help and advise as they have had a bad experience by one of the many self taught people. Please do your research thoroughly and ask many questions.
Q?Who wears eyelash extensions?
You don’t have to be a celebrity or model to wear eyelash extensions. Normal everyday ladieslove eyelash extensions and can’t bear to be without them. Eyelash Boutique clients include nurses, beauty therapists, surgeons, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, mums, detectives, dancers, business owners, nail technicians, forensic chemists, university students, hairdressers, police women and many more wonderful people.
Q?How are the eyelash extensions applied?
A single natural eyelash is isolated and a synthetic lash is glued to the top of your own natural eyelash approximately 1mm from the eyelid so neither the glue or the lash has contact with the skin.
Q?How long does the application take?
The procedure will take approximately 1 hour for a full set and approximately 30-45 minutes for a half set and 30 min-1 hour for an in-fill. It is a meticulous procedure that requires patience and concentration so therefore it should not be rushed so that clients can leave with a perfect set of lashes. You relax with your eyes closed and there is no pain as this is a non-invasive procedure. Often clients are so relaxed they fall asleep.
Q?Can I do eyelash extensions myself?
No. Eyelash extensions can only be applied by a trained professional.
Q?Do eyelash extensions make my own lashes fall out?
No, definitely not. This is a myth. At Wink Studio many of our clients have been with our techs since 2008 and have constantly had extensions applied with no break and they have never encountered their lashes all falling off. It is important to have your lash extensions applied by a qualified operator who uses to quality product. The eyelash has a cycle and are constantly being replaced like your hair. If you pull so hard on an extension lash and pull out your own natural lash there will be no new lash ready to grow to take its place and you will have to wait 6-8 weeks for that lash to grow.