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IS MICROBLADING/NANOBROWS RIGHT FOR YOU?
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING APPOINTMENT!!
The most important part is finding the right artist. You want someone you can trust! Someone who isn't just trying to make money off you when they know you aren't going to get good results. It is important to determine whether your skin is fit and ready to be tattooed and you know your skin better than anyone. From sensitivity to the condition and quality of your skin, a lot goes into the safety and effectiveness of the microblading/NanoBrows process. As an artist, my goal is always to ensure that you receive the best possible results from your treatment. I will continue to further my education to try to accomadate as many people as I can. But the reality is not everyone is fit for . This is heavily reliant on your skin being healthy, strong, and calm. Unfortunately, pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading, leaving both you and I in an unfavorable situation. So, before you go ahead and book your appointment, read the pointers below to find out if microblading is for you. But no stress if it is not! I now offer another service that almost anyone can do! Click to learn more!
SKIN CONDITIONS (FACE ONLY)
Skin Complications - If you have skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, chronic acne, rosacea and Seborrhoeic dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated in the brow area), chances are your skin is in a constant state of irritation and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and your skin won’t hold the pigment more than 7 days.
Skin Type - Excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look. If your skin has large pores, specifically in the region of the eyebrows, the color could blur and result in a powdered look. If you just have generally very thin skin - it will bleed easily and not retain colour.
Sunburn - If you are hoping to get microblading done but have gotten a sunburn, it’s best to wait until your skin has resumed it's normal colour and wait until your skin has healed before coming in for a procedure.
Previous Permanent Makeup - Always disclose if you’ve had previous permanent makeup so the artist can treat you accordingly. We will need to do an in person consultation. Some permanent make up treatments are too dark and can not be covered with microblading cause there will be no contrast and you will not be able to see the hair strokes. If this is you don't worry there is still hope! Click for more information. Some can be done with shading if you would like a thicker better shape. If the old permanent make up is faded enough we may be able to go over it with a darker colour and get a desired effect. But if you have scar tissue you may need NanoBrows to get it to stay.
MEDICATIONS Accutane/Retin-A - Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as Accutane and/or Retin-A within the last year will not heal well after the procedure. It’s very important that you wait a year before tattooing the skin. Similarly, Retinol and Vitamin A users should discontinue the use of each a month prior to their procedure. Latisse - Eyelash and eyebrow growth serum bring extra blood flow to the area resulting in more growth of hair/lashes. Do not underestimate the power of these products! If you have been using Latisse or any other eyelash or eyebrow growth conditioners, the skin in that area is in a hypersensitive state and will bleed easily. Be mindful to discontinue using these at least 3-6 months before going in for a session otherwise you will instantly bleed profusely and you will not be happy with your result.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS Hair Transplant - A commonly unknown fact is that scar tissue will form within the eyebrow transplant site. If you've had a hair transplant for your eyebrows, microblading is not a suitable procedure for you. Irregular State - If your body naturally runs hot or you have a bleeding disorder, this will result in excess bleeding and prevent adequate color deposit. Autoimmune - Even more seriously, if you have an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, Thyroid problems that require medications, or frontal fibrosing alopecia, you will be not a good candidate for Microblading due to your compromised skin health caused by these disorders.
OTHER CONDITIONS - If you are pregnant, nursing, have hemophilia, a heart condition, it is absolutely not recommended that you get any form of permanent make up done as this puts you in a high-risk position. People who have heart issues often are on medications that thin the blood which will cause excessive bleeding a poor results with microblading. it is also required that you het a doctors note if you have Diabetes.
REACTIONS TO TREATMENTS Below is a list of medical conditions that often cause skin irregularities, making microblading an unsuitable procedure for you:Trichotillomania (i.e., the compulsive pulling of body hair) can causes scar tissue in the skin to be prominent, which does not allow the color to heal properly. If you have continued use of Accutane, Retinol, laser treatments, fraxel lasers, or skin-peeling acids, you may be prone to excessive bleeding due to your altered skin condition and pigment will disappear faster, therefore, microblading would not be a viable option for you.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS YOU’VE MIGHT HAVE MISSED....Botox- it is best to get Microblading done 30 days BEFORE or AFTER you get botox so your muscles will be in a normal state of movement. Alternatively, if you regularly use botox, you will need to keep up on your botox to keep the same shape.
IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH CONDITIONS I ASK THAT YOU GET A DOCTORS NOTE SAYING IT IS OK TO GET THE PROCEDURE DONE! THIS IS YOUR FACE WE ARE DEALING WITH! SEND ME A MESSAGE BELOW AND I WILL SEND YOU ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TREATMENT THAT YOUR DOCTOR WILL NEED TO KNOW.
Growing up Samantha has always had a passion with art. Whether it was painting, sketching, or doing body art she seemed to always be drawing on something. Samantha knew she wanted a career in art but didn't know which direction she wanted to go. Getting into high school, like most teenager girls, Samantha started to wear make up. Seeing that the face is just a big canvas, she started adventuring and that is when she found her love and passion for make up. Samantha has always had a fascination with perfect shading, blending, and symmetry. This fascination of perfection has been key in her make up career. She then transfered her knowledge and love into Microblading. She was always known for the way she did brows and now that a technique came out that she believes in she has dedicated her time into changing womens lives and giving them something they recently only dreamed of, perfect brows!
Samantha has been in the beauty industry for 12 years now. She has trained at the world-renowned make-up school, M.U.D. (Make up designory of Los Angeles), receiving certificates in beauty and airbrush make up. For Microblading she trained with the world-renowned Phi Academy. She is a certified Phi artist and is trained in Microblading.
Samantha has worked with such big screen talents as Matt Damon, Sylvester Stalone, Bridget Mendler, Deborra-Lee Furness and other amazing talents.
Samantha brings her dynamic personality to her work, balancing dedication and professionalism with a sense of lightness, fun and creativity.