How long is the healing process?

Both Microblading and OmbréBrows take approximately 10-14 days to heal. A touch-up appointment will be scheduled for 6-10 weeks after the initial appointment. We will walk you through the healing process during your appointment. We will also supply you with full After-care instructions & everything you'll need for proper after-care :) see Pre + After Care

How long do the results last?

Although microblading is a form of permanent makeup, the results will fade over time – 18 months is typical for most clients. We recommend getting a color boost annually to keep them looking fresh. Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medications and several other factors.

Do microblading and ombré brows work on all skin types?

Microblading works on most skin tones and types. If you have oily skin, large pores, Keloid disorder, we recommend Ombré Brows.

Who should avoid microblading and ombré brows?

We do not recommend microblading or ombré brows for the following:

  • Those under 18 years of age
  • Anyone with diabetes
  • Woman that are pregnant or nursing
  • Anyone who has been on accutane in the past year.
  • Anyone with glaucoma or taking blood thinning medicines (i.e. aspirin)
  • People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters in the treatment area
  • People with allergies to makeup or topical antibiotics
  • Those with easily triggered postinflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Anyone with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
  • Active skin cancer in the treatment area
  • Are a hemophiliac
  • Anyone with healing disorders or uncontrolled high blood pressure
Other Contraindications
  • AHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, fading can discolor your permanent makeup.
  • Flu or Cold: Please stay home, reschedule your appointment if you have cold or flu or sinus/respiratory infection.
  • Coumadin: Amount of bleeding and response to topical epinephrine will determine coverage per appointment. If excessive bleeding occurs, extra appointments may be necessary for desired outcome or procedure may not be effective.
  • Cancers/Chemotherapy: Doctor's clearance may be necessary.
  • Laser eye surgery: Wait about 3 months for eyeliner procedure. All other permanent makeup procedures are ok.
  • Juvederm or other "fillers": Get permanent makeup first or ask your juvederm tech for clearance.
  • Shingles (varicella): If you have shingles on your face, wait several months to get permanent makeup.
  • Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait about 3 months.

How old do I have to be for microblading or ombré brows?

You must be 18 years or older to receive microblading, ombré brows, or permanent makeup at Campbell Nicole Microblading.

What do I need to know before my appointment?

see Pre + After Care.

How many treatments are needed?

Both Microblading and Ombre Brows require two treatments (initial appointment + touch-up). During your inital appointment, we will schedule your touch-up/perfecting session for 6-10 weeks later. The pigment will lighten 20-40% during the healing process and certain hair strokes may completely disappear and seem patchy. This is completely normal and the reason for the perfecting session. Skin cells also turn over more frequently on oilier skin types causing the colour to fade quicker than drier skin types. For oilier skin types more frequent touch ups may be required.​

What qualifies Campbell Nicole Microblading?

Licensed through the Advanced Permanent Cosmetics Academy which has been approved to operate by the Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Approved for safe operation by the Illinois Department for Public Health Proper documentation of completed blood-borne pathogens course Compliance with all zoning regulations and health ordinances. Hold permanent cosmetic insurance. Knowledge of infectious disease control, including waste disposal, hand-washing techniques, sanitization and sterilization of equipment.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?

Should your appointment need to be cancelled or rescheduled, it must be 48 hours prior to the appointment day. If cancelling or rescheduling of the same appointment occurs more than once, it will be treated the same as a cancelled/missed appointment and will be subjected to cancellation fees or declining of all future appointment requests. see Policies

Is microblading or ombré brows painful?

The pain level for both Microblading and Ombré brows is considered mild to none. Prior to each treatment, your artist will apply a cocktail of topical anesthetics to numb the area which will be reapplied throughout the treatment. Everyone responds differently to the anesthetic and depending on the client, the feeling of the treatment has been described as "light nail scratches" to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. Following the treatment, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients may take Tylenol if necessary but not aspirin or ibuprofen for at least 72 hours.

How do I achieve the best healed results?

Strictly adhering to the Pre + After Care for both Microblading and Ombré Brows is crucial to achieve the best results.

What if I have additional questions?

Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns and we will reply within 24 hours.

What if the current eyebrow trends change or go out of style?

As long as you aim for a natural classic shape, which can be determined by a combination of your personal preferences, the artist's suggestions, and our measument technique used to obtain the correct eyebrow proportions, you will not need to be concerned with the changing eyebrow trends!

Are microblading and ombré brows safe?

Yes! Microblading and Ombré Brows are both safe processes as long as it is done by a properly trained and certified professional that follows the proper sanitation and sterilization procedures.

To assure the client that proper sanitation methods are being used, we open a manufactured sealed and 100% disposable microblading tool at the beginning of the procedure. The used tool is disposed of in a sharps container once the treatment is completed. In addition, we sanitize all areas the client will come in contact with using a hospital grade disinfectant and apply barrier film to protect all surfaces from contamination during a procedure. By performing all treatments in this manner we feel that the health and safety of our clients' is being safeguarded to the highest degree. Following the appointment, it is the client's responsibility to strictly adhere to the post treatment instructions to promote proper healing and to prevent an infection.

If proper sterilization and sanitary guidelines are being met, permanent cosmetics is completely safe!

What is the difference between microblading and ombré shading?

Microblading (lasts approximately 6-18 months) uses a manual tool to create individual, natural-looking hair strokes throughout the eyebrows. Ombré Brows (lasts approximately 2-5 years) is a technique that uses a digital handheld machine to create a soft shading effect. This method creates an ombré appearance starting darker at the tails of the brows and moving lighter into the center of the brows. Ombré Brows are great for all skin types and eyebrows as it heals and fades more naturally and evenly.