What should I look for in an artist?

 

Things to consider with permanent makeup.

There are things to consider when thinking of having a permanent make up.

1. Are they licensed? – You must check if they are licensed technicians to perform eyebrows, lips, & eyeliner permanent makeup.

2. Are they certified? Technicians must have completed the training for permanent makeup procedure and have been certified.

3. Do they get happy clients? Many customer would check out the website to see the reviews from the previous clients. Reviews are a big help in making a decision which salon you would want to have the permanent makeup done.

4. The before and after photos – Most of artist have Social Media accounts where you can check out their works.

 

All of our artists have graduated in the training program for permanent cosmetics and are up to date with their yearly Bloodborne Pathogens training. They are also registered with the Orange County Department of Health and are qualified to perform permanent cosmetics. Our studio is licensed to do business in the city of Garden Grove for permanent cosmetics. Some of the artists are licensed Aesthetician or Cosmetologist in the state of California as may be required for certain procedures.

Are they certified and safe Permanent Cosmetics?

Recent state legislation requires all practitioners of “body arts,” including tattooing, body piercing, and application of permanent cosmetics, to register with the local health department. Registration requirements for operators at this time include review of proposed regulations, completion of an application form, and payment of a registration fee.
State laws establishing minimum requirements for body art are provided in the California Safe Body Art Act (Act) which was enacted to provide minimum statewide standards for the regulation of persons engaged in the business of body art in California. Body art includes tattoo, body piercing, branding, and the application of permanent cosmetics. The requirements are intended to protect both the practitioner and the client from transmission of infectious diseases. Inspections will occur at all body art facilities within the County of Orange. The Act resides in the California Health and Safety Code (H&SC), Division 104, Part 15, Sections (§§) 119300-119328. AB 300 repeals current provisions and enacts the Safe Body Art Act as of July 1, 2012. This helps to protect both sides. That’s why we are safe and well prepared to perform these services in regards to improve your overall beauty while maintaining your health!

Do your research! Not all tattoo artists are properly trained and certified. Make sure you’ve done enough research to be confident and comfortable when choosing an artist.

Awareness after the procedure and aftercare instructions

 

Touch up visits should be scheduled between 30-45 days post procedure. All permanent make up procedures are a two-step process. Results are not determined until touch up application is completed. Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment color loss and longevity.

Things to know
Keep in mind that semi-permanent make up makes superficial cuts into skin which may cause some scabbing. We recommend that you do not touch your brows or peel the scabs. Allow the scabs to naturally fall. Do not touch the healing pigmented area with your fingers, they may have bacteria on them and create an infection.

We highly recommend
Use the dry healing method for the first 5 days following the procedure to optimize the results of color retention and longevity. After the 5th day, if you feel the area is too dry or there is too much scabbing, gently use a clean q-tip to apply a thin layer of ointment to the area to keep saturated and moisturized. Apply your favorite antibiotic ointment or Vaseline 3-5 times daily until the procedure area has healed. Always use a clean cotton swab and not your fingertip, wash your hands before applying ointment. We suggest Vaseline, as it s non-reactive.

Showering / Bathing
Before bathing, gently apply a light coating of Vaseline on the procedure area using a clean cotton swab. Continue this regime until the procedure area has completely healed.

Activities
No water, sweating, make up, tinting or lashes or brows, sun, soap, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming in chlorine pools or in the recreational bodies of water, contact with animals, gardening for 7-10 days, (until area is completely healed) post procedure and after all touch ups.

While healing
Do not rub or traumatize the procedure area while it is healing (pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue). try to sleep on a satin pillowcase while the procedure area is healing.

When healed
Gently apply broad spectrum facial sunscreen to the treated area has healed to prevent future fading of pigment color. Do not get peels or use products that contain AHA’s on the procedure area. (Exmple: Glycolic, Lactic acids). Always check your product labeling. Because it will fade your pigment color. If you are a blood donor, you may not give blood for 1 year following your Permanent Make up application (as per Red Cross). We suggest a yearly “color refresher” to maintain your procedure color integrity.

Can I wear make up after the procedure?

No. You ought not to apply any make-up on the eyebrow area if you have gone through microblading/microshading procedure. Right after the procedure, the outer layer of the skin is open and as days go by scabbing of the skin appears. We have to patiently wait for 10-14 days for the wound to totally heal. The Microbladed area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections.

Can I do exercise after the procedure?

Normally, it takes between 7-14 days for the skin to heal from the initial procedure. While healing, avoid heavy sweating or activities like swimming or running. Exercise expands the pores and produces sweat that may affect the healing process. Also damp conditions also attract dirt and contaminants.

If you experience any itching, swelling, blistering or any other complications post-procedure, stop using product and call your technician immediately. You may be allergic to the after care product you are using. If you have the excessive redness, swelling or tenderness or any red streaks going from the procedure, elevated temperature, or purulent drainage from the procedure site, contact your physician as the area may be infected and you may need to seek medical care.

Preparations during the Microblading/Microshading procedure

 

Eyebrows serve the wonderful function of keeping unwanted sweat, dust and debris out of your eyes. They act as a barrier that prevents bacteria like sweat from rolling down your forehead and into your sockets. Eyebrows also play an important role in facial recognition and in communication. Downcast brows immediately communicate an individual’s displeasure, while arched and heightened brows may convey amazement, curiosity and pleasure.

 

Do you have clients who draw their own shape for the microblading? 

No we don’t, we have to draw it. Client can’t draw their own because:
1. Pencil we use is safe to perform the blading/shading over, it won’t get infected even if it gets into the the open wound.
2. We have certain way to draw the shape for the artist to follow when it comes to balding/shading part. The drawing can’t be like their regular make-up look.
3. The artist gets to know what client wants while shaping/drawing.

 

Can i bring photos to show to the artist as how i like to draw them?

Client is encouraged to bring photos of their liking permanent make-up work or eyebrows style, even picture of themselves with eyebrows make-up. Also they should wear their regular make-up to their appointment so we can make the shape to fit their styles.

The process can be time consuming because it is important to map out and pencil in your eyebrows  with your technician prior to penning in your semi-permanent eyebrows. Be patient and take as much time as you need for this part of the treatment. You will be the one sporting these eyebrows, so you want to ensure you absolutely love the look of them. The aim of the procedure is to beautifully compliment your facial expressions, and highlight your structure and features. Before beginning the blading process, examine your face in the mirror from multiple angles. Have your technician take a photo of you from head-on and from the side so you can fully see what your eyebrows will look like.

The microblading procedure is a bit of a commitment with the two-step, multiple hour procedure, but in comparison to the daily chore of penciling in your eyebrows, it is an engagement worth investing in, with significantly less maintenance than that of pencil or powder.

Why touch up is recommended

 

Is the initial session not enough?

The touch up session is recommended but not necessary. Some clients are satisfied with their brows after just the first session and prefer not to do the first touch-up but come back annually to maintain the shape and color of their brows. However, touch ups are recommended if clients have stubborn skin and are unable to properly follow the aftercare instructions.

The second stage of the treatment is a TOUCH-UP appointment. The touch up that takes approximately 1 hour and is included in your service. Touch ups are done no earlier than 5 weeks of your initial procedure and no later than 10 weeks. It is imperative you complete the touch up treatment. Without it, the results will not be optimal. Colour will fade significantly within 4 weeks as the skin heals, peels and fades. The touch up corrects any irregularities in the microbladed hair strokes, color tones and finishes the process.

Why touch up is important?

After a month and a half, the skin will have completely healed from the Microblading. This means another layer of skin has become over the eyebrow embroidery pigment, so it will turn out to be somewhere in the area of 30% to 70% lighter. Many individuals leave their first Microblading appointment worried that their eyebrows are too dark; however, when their skin has healed the color should be flawless, or perhaps too light.

In some cases, the body thoroughly assimilates the ink, and the semi-permanent tattoo absolutely vanishes. In different cases, due to an assortment of factors, including body chemistry, treatment, or sun exposure, the pigment embroidery may even change color.

The touch-up is an opportunity for the Microblading professional to settle any of the progressions that may have happened. Also, before you ask, yes, even changed ink color can be rectified! It’s also an opportunity for your permanent makeup artist to roll out any little corrections or changes to the shape.

Reasons why Microblading might not take and prevent you from the service

What your experiencing is the normal part of the healing process. Remember that some loss of pigment is a normal part of healing process. You should expect about 85% pigment retention before your touch up (about 6 weeks after the initial procedure).

Your artist didn’t go deep enough. If it’s been more than 2 weeks and your pigment is gone, then it is most likely NOT normal and related to some other cause. In this case it may be that your artist did not go deep enough in order to get lasting results. Artist must go into the dermal epidermal junction.  You might have an infection. Other factors can interfere with the normal healing process and one of those things is an infection. An infection of the skin will push out the pigment and may result in scarring or other problems. Your artist used the wrong color for your skin tone.
You didn’t follow the aftercare instructions.

You we’re picking your scabs or interfering with the healing process. If you have a tendency to pick at your skin then this one is extremely important. If you are using the dry healing process then it’s absolutely critical that you do NOT pick your scabs. Picking off your scabs will prematurely pull the pigment out. ​Scabbing is simply a normal part of the healing process. Microblading requires me (and other artists) to make a small cut into the skin to the level of the dermal epidermal junction. This is the perfect place to set the pigment for lasting results, but also not deep enough to cause scarring or a permanent tattoo.

You have oily skin. Some people naturally produce more oils than others, but what’s important here is that the oil may push out your pigment making your retention less than desirable. If you have really oily skin make sure to discuss that with your artist so you can determine if it’s worth undergoing the procedure. In most cases you can deal with the excess oil production and it won’t interfere with your results.

 

What are some contraindications which may prevent me from a service?

Conditions that are not allowed for the procedure. There are different conditions that we do not allow or need a physicians approval. See the following below:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnant / breastfeeding
  • Currently on a Chemotherapy
  • Viral infections
  • Sick (cough, colds, flu)
  • Botox for the past 2 weeks
  • Skin irritations or conditions like psoriasis
  • Epilepsy
  • History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
  • Accutane in the past year
  • Heart conditions, High Blood Pressure
  • Organ transplant

Most clients should consult their physicians before getting their brows, eyeliner or lips done.

 

Anxiety after the procedure

 

Many people considering permanent make up to improve their looks do not realize that they may also experience some emotional ups and downs. Numbers of positive psychological benefits that contribute to the client’s boost in confidence and self-esteem. Some adverse emotional side effects may also be involved, such as depression and anxiety. This procedure can be very exciting. Some clients may find the process a pleasant one, while others find it stressful. Many costumers find it hard to find a Certified Micropigmentation Permanent makeup artists they are comfortable with and who they feel they can trust with this major change.

It is normal to have anxiety after the procedure. Because some women thinks the negative side.You might felt the anxiousness because it’s your first time and or your afraid of mistakes. The healing process has ups and downs. As its color will darken to light. You might feel the uneasiness. As we have the pre and aftercare instructions, you can achieve the best eyebrows that you want.

As we want to step up to the next level and aim for a better tomorrow walking on the street head up high. We are very careful for what the outcome would be. So we do have touch up for you. For your eyebrows to make it beautiful, fuller and bolder. Anxiety is there but when you saw the final result, you will just feel the achievement that you wanted.

As we conquer everyday life, most women give time to make themselves presentable. Yes! You don’t want to go out with a messy look right? So as you were going to undergo procedure to step up your confidence, you felt this kind of feeling. But everything changes when you saw our artists works. As we give the best of the bests outcome. It might be a life changing moment. And that is how Vbrows does!

How will my eyebrows look like after the procedure?

 

Immediately after the procedure it will look natural but will darken up while healing. Eventually they will lighten up when fully healed.

As your new eyebrows will go through several stages during the healing cycle. It will go from too dark, to too light, too just right. After the pocedure, the pigment will appear very dark. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. It might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. This is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of gorgeous, beautiful, new and natural looking eyebrows.

As touch up is recommended to have. To achieve more well defined brows that you could ever have. As this process takes time to see the result but as well as with your high patience, you can have the best and jaw-dropping result. Satisfactory takes in. And you can find it in Vbrows.

Natural look for Lip Augmentation

 

It is entirely up to you to decide how enhanced you want your lips to look.

Lip Augmentation through facial fillers is technique dependent. In other words, experience counts! The use of lipstick clearly demonstrates the demand for fullness of the lips. Female clients frequently look at celebrities and socialites whose lips are ‘over the top’ in terms of augmentation, however, and are fearful that they might end up with huge, ‘fake’ looking lips if they were to undergo injection augmentation.

 

The lips are a very important feature of the face. Whenever we are talking to someone, either consciously or sub-consciously we notice and evaluate their lips. Full lips are a sign of sensuality and youth. There are numerous options today to create soft, natural-appearing lips. Most people don’t want others to know they had their lips enhanced. There are several natural proportions that need to be followed so that the upper lips and lower lips look good together. Another important point is that lips must FEEL NATURAL. If material is placed that takes the sensation away or makes the lips lumpy or hard, this can be very traumatic for patients.

 

Patients with very thin lips who want to look like Angelina Jolie will be disappointed. Their natural lip structure is simply not suited to producing that lip volume without developing a “sausage” apppearance. There is a range within which a client’s natural lips can work. There is actually a maximal amount that can be attained given each client’s lip contours and position within the face. You may not know why, but when you see a client with “duck lips”, no doubt you recognize the lack of harmony in the face. This look is to be avoided. Your artist should view the face as a whole, and create lip fullness that matches your face, your bone structure, and, most important of all, your natural lips.
Facial balance consists of the lips, their maximal natural fullness, and the balance of the tissues around them. The distance from the lip to the nose is important. The balance between the sides of the lips and the central lips is important. The vermillion border and white roll of the lip should be considered. Excessive aubmentation or augmentation with certain fillers blunts this beautiful transition, as though it had been sanded off.

Each filler can achieve different looks and beauty.

Gone are the days when women had only collagen as an option. A variety of dermal fillers have emerged that are based on hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies and is highly attracted to water and binds to moisture. Choosing a type is best left up to the doctor based on your needs.

Here are the Dos that will help you with your procedure:

  • Before treatments, DO let your injector know if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores.
  • DO have ideas of what you want. Like a haircut, if you can bring in pictures of what you are looking to achieve, it will be very helpful to your injector.
  • But at the same time, DO be realistic with your expectations. injections were likely spaced apart by a month or so, and it was a gradual process.
  • DO be prepared for a little discomfort. The dermal-fillers used for lip injections all have a numbing agent mixed in, but with an area as sensitive as the lips — you are likely still going to feel some of the injections.
  • DO ice afterwards! If you ice immediately after the treatment, it will help minimize any bruising. If you ice later on in the day, it will help tremendously with swelling.
  • DO sleep that night with a little elevation, using an extra pillow will also help prevent swelling.
  • DO wait about a week to get a good idea of what your results will look like, and then please DO ENJOY!

    Like as Lip Enhancement can keep your beauty or as can add more confidence. And can face the world head up high like walking in a red carpet. Vbrows can give you the best of the best results as we have the professional, certified and well-trained artists.

Expectations during the healing process

 

In every PMU procedure our body will undergo the healing process. No down time is required after microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. The most important thing to remember before, during, and especially after your first microblading procedure is that the color will look very dark at first. You’ll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. Many are a bit uneasy and have many questions about this period. Keep in mind, essentially these procedures are creating tiny wounds in our skin as our bodies’ natural defense will repair the wound.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Day 1: Your brows will look detailed and some redness may occur.
  • Day 2-3: Normally, you will not see too much change in this period. You may experience some redness or feel swollen.
  • Day 4: Color will become darker.
  • Day 5-6: Don’t panic during this stage! This is when scabs are starting to show. It is not recommended to peel them off as it affects the healing process. The color may become weak, this is still part of the healing period.
  • Day 7-10: Scabs start to flake off and you will see some patchiness. This is normal, DO NOT pick it. Let it naturally fall off on its own.
  • Day 11-14: Scabs will be completely gone and the color will be lighter.

Normally, it takes a full 3 weeks before its final result. It is crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your artist to achieve the best result.

Microblading healing process is filled with ups and downs. But don’t let it scare you, let it encourage you to achieve the prettiest eyebrows you’ve ever wanted. The physical part of healing process is only part of the journey. Because your brows are such a huge part of your self confidence.

Getting Permanent Cosmetics?

 

 

Confused on chosing to which and where to have your Permanent make up done?

Here are some tips:

  • Research the procedure you want done carefully.
  • Interview the potential body art practitioner at the shop you are considering. Don’t be afraid to ask
    questions about the procedure, equipment, and how things get cleaned. This is your body and your
    health, so you need to be sure of the process.
  • Verify the facility has a current health permit issued from Orange County Health Care Agency
    Environmental Health Division. You can also ask to see their most recent health inspection report,
    but there’s no law that requires the owner to provide that information.
  • Verify that the body art practitioner has a current body art practitioner registration issued from
    Orange County Health Care Agency Environmental Health Division.
  • Ensure you are comfortable with the body art practitioner and the shop. If you don’t have a good
    vibe, check out another shop.
  • At the time of your procedure, ask to have all reusable equipment that will be used in your procedure
    opened from the sterilization pouch in front of you, or verify that the equipment was sterilized.
  • Make sure you eat before your procedure, as eating and drinking are not allowed while the work is
    being done. Consider bringing some of your favorite music to help you relax. Some tattoos can take
    hours, so you want to be comfortable.

Whether you are getting a tattoo, piercing, branding, or permanent make-up remember that most procedures
are permanent. Removal procedures are expensive, time consuming, and often more painful than the
original procedure.