FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is Eyebrow Embroidery / Creative Strokes Eyebrow?
Ans: It is known as Micro-Pigmentation on the skin. It is a modern version of the “old school” facial tattoos (which almost never looked “natural”). Hair strokes and 3D eyebrows are incredibly realistic looking, and are small tattoos that are applied by hand one by one. This means it literally looks like individual hairs, not a tattoo!!!
The color that I use is Botanical Dye (100% non toxic dyes). So it is very Safe. Color does not change to chemical colors like blue or purple too. Thus, even people with sensitive skin are safe to do it.
Q: What is the Difference between Eyebrow Embroidery & Creative Strokes Eyebrow/3D Hair Strokes?
Ans: Eyebrow Embroidery is a technique which is done by a patch of color like a tattoo, and usually done with a ‘softap’ method by hand, not with a machine. Skin may be a little swollen for a few days depending on individual.
Q: What is the process like?
A: Numbing cream is used to minimize any discomfort. I always be sure all tools are sterilized and have never been used before (sanitation is paramount). The process takes about 2 hours in total, and about 1 hour of that is preparation time. All in all the actual embroidery takes one hour.
During the 1 month healing process, skin may itch & scabs will peel off. As Embroidery is done by a patch of color, scabs will be more obvious & peels in big patches.
Creative Strokes Eyebrow/Hair strokes is a Newer technique, which is done by strokes & look like ‘Individual Eyebrow Hair’. Looks natural. No swelling even immediately after procedure.
Q: Is it Painful & What are the Hygiene levels?
Ans: Numbing cream & lotion will be applied. Eyebrow Embroidery is more painful, as its done by a patch of color. Creative Strokes Eyebrow is less painful, & most clients feedback mention it feels like eyebrow plucking. New & sterilized needles will be used for each client. New gloves will be used for each client too.
I am always very honest with my clients. Yes, there may be some discomfort. However, it is totally tolerable to everyone who comes to me. After the procedure, it feels like a mild sunburn for a few hours, then any discomfort is gone by the next day.
You may feel a little sore the next day, and that goes away quickly.
Q: How is the procedure done & How long is the procedure?
Ans: The whole procedure takes around 2 hours.
The procedure starts with Consultation, discussing into client’s lifestyle & preference. Choice of color dye will be chosen. Next, the artist starts to draw the eyebrow shape. The shape is customized based on individual face shape & features. Once client is totally satisfied with the given shape, Numbing cream will be applied. (Please note: If client is not satisfied with the shape, it will be adjusted until client is satisfied) After waiting 15 mins for numbing to take effect, procedure of doing will begin.
Q: What happens after the procedure?
A: During 1 month healing, skin will itch & scabs might peel off. As hair stroked is done to look like individual hair, scabs are less obvious & peels in small flakes. There is basically no downtime for this technique. Clients can return to work the next day.
Petroleum Jelly must constantly be used the first week to help the brows clean and dry, no Reynolds or acids (glycolic) should be used. No Swimming, saunas, Stanton the first week.
Q: Who will benefit from doing Permanent Makeup?
Ans: People who participate in activities such as swimming or any other sports. Those who cannot wear cosmetics due to allergies. Those who simply don’t have the time. Those who don’t know how to apply Makeup. Those who find difficultly in balancing their eyebrows. Those whose Makeup smudges easily due to oily skin. Those who wants to have a better eyebrow shape to compliment their face shape & features.
This is also great for cancer patients who have lost their brows due to chemotherapy.
Q: Who is not suitable to do Permanent Makeup?
Ans: People who has serious Eczema on Face. People who are in Late Stages of Diabetes. Anyone on blood thinning meds, those who don’t heal quickly, and pregnant women should not do this procedure.
Q: How many types of Eyebrow permanent makeup are there?
Ans: 1st Generation is Eyebrow Tatoo. This is permanent & color turns green or blue over years due to the poor quality of color dye.
2nd Generation is Eyebrow Embroidery. This is semi-permanent which lasts around 2-3 years. The effect is a patch of color similar to tatoo, but smaller. You are ’embroidering the color in with existing hairs. They are done in strokes that resemble hairs.
3rd Generation is 3D Creative Strokes Eyebrows/Hair Strokes. This is semi-permanent which lasts around 1-2years, and usually requires touch ups. The effect is done by individual strokes & looks like “individual eyebrow hair”. Non-toxic color dye is used.
**in the video, we use both embroidery and the hairstroke ‘softap’ method ** I believe that you need to use both for the best results.
Q: How long can Permanent Makeup last?
Ans: On the average up to 7-8 years, & color will totally fade off. It also depends on individual skin conditions & lifestyle.
(it is very important to use sunscreen to avoid fading) Those who swim or do sports will cause color to fade faster. As swimming has chlorine, & perspiration for sports. Those who use whitening or skin peeling products will also cause color to fade faster. Oily skin: color will fade faster. Best to touch up 1-2 years to maintain shape & color. If client wants to wait longer to touch up,they may use eyebrow pencil to color-in eyebrows before they decide to do touch up.
Q: How much does 3D / 4D Creative Eyebrow Strokes cost?
Ans: Our rates are very reasonable,lower than the market rate in those specialized permanent makeup salon. But,you are not getting anything less. As the best quality of materials, non toxic & Organic color dye are used. Together with great artistic skills, personalized & customized service,you will be sure that you are in safe hands!
So,here are the rates :-
3D Creative Strokes/hairstrokes cost $450. This price includes one free followup/touch up (generally one month after the first visit).
Future touch ups 1-2 years or later, will cost lower depending on how much the color has faded. Price for Touch up varies.
HD Eyebrow Embroidery and Permanent Eyebrow Makeup: http://youtu.be/TSWJSc4xFN0