Frequently Asked Questions
Pre and Post Aftercare
*Failure to follow the instructions will result in less than desired result.”
Although rare, if you experience allergic reactions please contact your doctor
immediately and Elizabeth Smith at Million Dollar Brows.
It is important to keep the eyebrow area healthy, clean, strong, and non-irritated to prevent and decrease the risk of bacterial infection.
- Do not pick, tweeze, dye, or wax 3 days before your procedure.
- Electrolysis should not be performed one week before procedure. This can cause extreme sensitivity in the eyebrow area.
- Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face.
- Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment.
- Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment.
- Do not work out the day of the procedure.
- Do not have Botox or facial fillers 3 weeks prior.
- Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners).
- Do not take ibuprofen, aspirin, marine or anything that would thin the blood.In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
- Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your procedure.
- Do not consume coffee before your procedure
What to expect:
- Expect treated area to appear big and dark for several days and will fade.
- Do not panic when fading takes place. It’s part of the process. After 15 days you will see the true color. This is why we book your follow up appointment 30-45 day after.
- You may be ice to relieve swelling.
- Use a clean cotton swab to apply aquaphore 2-4 times daily until the treated area has healed.
- No makeup, tinting of lashes, sun, sauna, soap, steam, exercise, hot yoga, and Jacuzzi. Also, avoid swimming in chlorine pool or ocean for one week until treated area is completely healed.
- Do not rub, pick or traumatize the treated area during the healing phase.
- All procedure must HEAL, PEEL, and FAD. This will take up to 10 days.
- Sleep on clean satin pillow after while treated area is healing.
- Do not use any products that contain antibiotic ointment, AHA’s, Vitamin A, Retinol or similar lightening and peeling products on the treated area during the healing process. It will fade out the pigment color.
- Do not wear contact lens during the procedure.
- Do not wear mascara on the day of your procedure.
- Do not wear eye shadow or use eyelash curler on the day of the procedure.
If you have ever had a history cold sore, fever blister, and or chicken pox please you are recommend to take Zovirax, Valtrex or anti-viral 2 days before and 2 days after procedure to prevent potential outbreak of a cold score.
- For swelling apply ice a couple minutes at a time.
- Do not wear mascara for 7 days after procedure.
- Do not touch your eyes, use clean cotton swab.
- Use a new mascara when resume back.
- Do not use eyelash curler a couple of days before and after procedure.
- Sleep on a clean satin pillowcase
- Avoid driving yourself to and from procedure.
- Do not use harsh soaps, or cleaners for 2-3 days.
- Do not wear contact lenses for 1or 2 days after eyeliner tattooed.
- Avoid all eye makeup until treated area us completed healed.
- Do not smoke while lips are healing.
- Keep lips lubricated with (PETROLEUM or AQUAPHORE) for at lest 2 weeks.
- Avoid fruits and foods that are citrus, greasy, salty or spicy until your lips are healed.
- Avoid Retin A on the lips.
- Avoid long and steamy showers.
- Do not bleach your tooth while lips are healing.
- Drink using a straw.
- Be gentle with your lips during the healing process.
Commonly Asked Questions
Eyelash enhancements will last through one full growth cycle of a person's natural eyelashes. This varies from person to person, but you can generally expect it to take six to eight weeks. To maintain a consistently excellent look, I recommend light maintenance on eyelash enhancements every three or four weeks
Microshading effectively delivers all of these benefits:
- Filling in sparse parts of the brow
- Increasing the symmetry and appealing shape of your eyebrows
- Providing darker color for very light brows, without requiring daily makeup
- Rejuvenating your brows and eyes with little need for daily upkeep
As a general guideline, a full ombré powder brows treatment applied by a professional using quality pigments will last two to three years. There are person-to-person variations on this figure based on skin type, treatment type, health, lifestyle, and so forth.
These are both effective wrinkle-fighting treatments, but they rely on different methods of action. Botox immobilizes the facial muscles that cause and deepen wrinkles. Facial fillers work by adding new collagen to trouble areas. This not only plumps and lifts the skin by replacing your own lost collagen, but it can also help stimulate the growth of new collagen.
Brow lamination is an amazingly versatile brow treatment, and it's generally worth considering as an alternative to microblading. It can correct a range of brow issues, including thinning, gaps, overplucking, and more. Brow lamination is great at producing the appearance of fresh hair growth, hiding gaps and irregularities. Brow lamination usually takes less than an hour.
Waxing removes unwanted hair down to the root. When hair does start to re-grow, it comes back thinner, with a naturally-tapered end. Not only does this generally look better than the hair that comes back after shaving, but the pointed ends of the hairs are also less likely to become ingrown.
Permanent eyeliner, like most forms of permanent makeup, will look its best for roughly one year. Some slight fading over time is inevitable, but for most clients, it will take two or even three years before you need to start thinking about a touch-up.
The duration of permanent lip makeup varies widely according to the client. Some individuals have skin that's simply better suited to color retention. Depending on the color, permanent lip makeup can last up to ten years. At an absolute minimum, it will last at least 18 months. Note that regularly-scheduled touch-up visits will significantly improve the lifespan.
In a word, no! There is no part of the microblading process that encourages hair loss. If you begin to lose brow hairs, the most likely culprit is a health issue. We advise speaking to a doctor first if you start losing hair.
While microblading should ideally be done correctly the first time, an experienced technician can correct defects in the shape of an earlier microblading treatment. We'd be happy to help you by re-working a prior artist's brow work. We can also handle color correction if your brows develop a red, blue, or purple tint over time.