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  • What is microblading?
    Microblading is a form of permanent makeup that artistically enhances the appearance of your brows using a manual handheld tool to implant fine deposits of cosmetic pigment in the dermis layer of the skin. Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, each hair stroke is hand drawn by the artist to blend in with the client’s existing eyebrow hair. The results are a realistic, natural, fuller looking eyebrows.​ see About Microblading
  • What is the difference between microblading and ombré shading?
    Microblading (lasts between 6-18 months) uses a manual tool to create individual, natural-looking hair strokes throughout the eyebrows, whereas Ombré Shading (lasts 3-5 years) uses a digital handheld machine to create a soft shading affect. This method creates an ombré appearance starting darker at the tails of the brows and moving lighter into the center of the brows. Ombré Shading is great for all skin types and eyebrows as it heals and fades more naturally and evenly.
  • How long is the healing process?
    Microbladed eyebrows take 10 days to heal. During that time, we encourage you to let the scabs/flakes naturally exfoliate off. This means no picking and keeping them away from water, sweat, steam, etc. Once the scabbing phase passes, the brows will appear 30-50% lighter, and the true colour of pigment will not be visible till about 4 weeks later. A perfecting session will be scheduled for 6-10 weeks after the initial appointment. see Pre-care & After-care
  • How many treatments are needed?
    For microblading two treatments are needed (initial appointment + perfecting session). 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.​
  • How do I achieve the best healed results?
    Strictly adhering to the Pre-care and After is crucial to achieve the best results.
  • How long do the results last?
    All eyebrows treatments offered are a form of permanent makeup, the results will fade over time – 18 months is typical for most clients. Traces of pigment can retain in the skin longer than 18 months. 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.
  • Does microblading work on all skin types?
    Yes! Microblading works on all skin tones and types. If you have oily skin, large pores, Keloid disorder, we do not recommend microblading. See our full list of contraindications in About Microblading.
  • Is microblading safe?
    Yes! Microblading is a safe process 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 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! One year you can have your brows microbladed to look fuller and thicker, and two years later you can have them microbladed to look thinner and sleeker.
  • Who benefits from microblading?
    Microblading is beneficial for anyone with an active lifestyle, limited time to apply makeup daily, restricted mobility or eyesight, alopecia sufferers as well as cancer survivors, and anyone who wants to wake up everyday with perfectly applied eyebrows!
  • Who should avoid microblading?
    We do not recommend microblading 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. Cold Sores: Clients with a history of cold sores need to pre-medicate with an anti-viral drug (Zoviraz, Valtrex, or Acyclovir) prior to a lip coloring procedure.
  • Is microblading painful?
    The pain level for microblading is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure 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.
  • Can I have microblading done if I am pregnant or nursing?
    As a precaution, we do not perform microblading or cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
  • What do I need to know before my appointment?
    If you have an ideal shape and colour in mind, please bring a couple reference photos with you to your appointment. You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we may take into consideration the shape you feel most comfortable with. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please refrain from doing so within a week of your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen. DO NOT drink any alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure. It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from sunburn, it will take the pigment with it. see Pre-care & After-care.
  • 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.
  • How much does microblading cost?
    See our pricing under services.
  • How old do I have to be for microblading?
    You must be 18 years or older to receive microblading or permanent makeup at Campbell Nicole Microblading.
  • 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 & Procedures
  • What if I have additional questions?
    Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns and we will reply within 24 hours.
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