AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?
No Medical Conditions
Little to no use of anti aging products/treatments like retinols, AHA (or acids), facials, serums, laser treatment etc. (All of these exfoliants will affect the retention and results)
Dry, less oily skin (oil fades and blurs strokes, require more touch-ups and soft/fuzzy results)
Clients with Fitzpatrick Scale I-IV (1-4) Skin
Some exisiting hair present to add dimension (Created a more 3D look)
Non-Smoker (Smoking fades pigment faster)
Avoids Sun exposure and uses sunscreen (Sun exposure or tanning fades pigment)
Less Ideal Candidates:
Oily Skin, Large pores (Oil prodcution fades and blurs strokes, require more touch-ups and more soft/fuzzy look). It is recommended to do a POWDER/SHADOW procedure instead.
Clients with Fitzpatrick Scale V-VI (5-6) Skin, more pigment in the skin will blur the microblading and it will be more dull than regular make up that sits on top of the skin
Medial Conditions (Its difficult to predict that affects of different conditions)
Medications (They can affect retention, fade or blur pigment)
NOT Recommeded for Microblading:
Bleeding Disorders- (Bleeding pushes out pigment and prevents retention)
Blood Thinners-You MUST have proof of doctors note saying you can temporarily stop the blood thinners to have microblading performed
Accutane Users-you must be off Accutane for 1 whole year, no exceptions, the skin is very thin and compromised from Accutane and not suitable to withstand the microblading
WILL NOT MICROBLADE THE FOLLOWING:
Under 18 years of age
Immunocompromised (recent surgeries, ill-flu, cold etc, in tx for chemo-radiation etc)
Keloid scar history (The brows can keloid as well and its not worth risking your face)
Highly sensitive skin with history of rashes, reactions and allergies
Opens sores, cold sores, rashes, pimples - these must be healed
Moles cannot be microbladed over
UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS: we will not microblade unnatural shapes or colors
**Chicago Ink reserves the right to decline services to a client at anytime**
**It is the clients responsiblity to be thorough and honest about all medical history prior to the procedure**
DOES IT HURT?
The only part that causes a little pain is the first minute or the procedure. On a scale of 1-10 clients usually rate it a 4-6, and this discomfort is comparable to tweezing or waxing. After that part the numbing gel is applied and the client feels nothing. Client's typically say they expected it to be worse. And many clients doze off or take a nap during the microblading!
*Women should avoid scheduling appointments during menstruation as the body is generally more sensitive around this time**
WHAT IS THE TOUCH UP APPOINTMENT LIKE?
It is a shorter appointment but very important. We will evaluate how they healed, how your skin took the pigment, consider your wants, make changes to pigment shade, hair stroke selection & layer in more hair.
WHAT IF I HAVE PREVIOUS PIGMENT OR FADED TATTOO ON MY BROWS?
If you have existing pigment on yours brows and would like microblading you must first be approved. Please send 3-5 clear photos, in GOOD lighting of your brows to: email@example.com
*Clients that schedule without notifying Chicago Ink of existing pigment may be referred for removal and will lose the $100 deposit from the appointment
or schedule an appointment for Phiremoval (laser-free)**
We will carefully evaluate the shape, color, and how dark or saturated the brows are. Although we would love to help everyone we would rather turn a client away than agree to service them and risk them ending up with rainbow brows and two shapes of brows. Brows that are too dark or with a drastic shape are not able to be camoflauged with microblading. Removal by laser or saline solution would be advised first.