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Brow & Lip Tattooing - Frequently Asked Questions

DOES IT HURT?

For brows - It is recommended but not compulsory that you apply Emla cream one hour before your appointment (available at any Pharmacy) to numb the area. This will help manage any discomfort felt during the first pass over your brow. Then shortly after, a secondary anaesthetic is applied and the rest of the treatment has no-to-mild discomfort.

For lips - you will arrive 30 minutes before your appointment to apply a pre-numbing cream as the lips are a sensitive area. We also use secondary anaesthetic during the treatment.

 

it is important to note everyone experiences pain differently and we do my best to make the process as pain free as possible.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?

4 - 6 weeks. It is important you adhere strictly to the aftercare

advice for the 6 weeks following your treatment. Your brows

may appear bold and dark for the first few days but after two

weeks, your brows will start to settle. You will be given an

aftercare kit and full instructions on how to care for your brows

after your treatment.

HOW LONG DOES A BROW TATTOO LAST?

For Microblading, we recommend a Colour Refresh every

12-18 months as your tattoo will fade and the undertone will

start to show. For Ombre or Combination Brows, we recommend

a Colour Refresh every 12-36 months as the ink tends to last

longer in the skin. 

DO I NEED TO SHAPE MY BROWS BEFOREHAND?

No, this is included in your treatment. We suggest leaving your brows to grow for as long as possible - the more for us to work with, the better.

WHICH BROW OPTION SHOULD I CHOOSE?

This will be discussed with you during your consultation. Microblading is not recommended for oily skins or brows in need of a full reconstruction. Ombre brows are suitable for oily skins and those with hair through the front of their brow but less through the ends. Combination brows are suitable for normal skins and those with very little brow hair.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

You will need two treatments - your initial treatment and the perfecting treatment. The Perfecting treatment is to make any necessary adjustments from the healing process and is carried out 6-8 weeks after your initial treatment. Occasionally, a third appointment is needed and this will be charged at a half price Perfecting treatment.

CAN I GET COSMETIC TATTOOING WHILE PREGNANT OR NURSING?

No treatments can be performed on pregnant women. If you are nursing, you will need to express and discard your milk for 24 hours post-treatment.

CAN I WEAR MAKEUP TO MY APPOINTMENT?

Yes. Your brow will be thoroughly cleansed before starting the treatment.

If you have any other questions, please email hello@draderbrows.com

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