What You Need To Know Before Scheduling With a Microblading Dallas Artist
In the good ol’ state of Texas, microblading dallas falls under tattooing. What does this mean? It means that to be able to perform the procedure, you do not have to go to cosmetology or esthetician school. It is certifiable; not licensed. Professional microblading courses are on average about 3 days long. Unfortunately, there are many microblading “artists” out there who have simply learned from youtube and are out there doing brows. Some legally…some illegally. The two main requirements to legally perform the microblading procedure are:
- Pay a $1,000 fee to the Texas Health Department for the Tattoo Permit over the building/room you use to perform microblading
- Be atleast 18 years of age
With these two items in place, you are legally able to do microblading Dallas. The Tattoo Permit is important because it ensures that the facility you are using for the procedure follows the regulations for sterilization and cleanliness that the Health Department requires. What this permit does not do is regulate the products that the artist chooses to use such as pigments, needles, and proper techniques.
Things To Consider When Choosing a Microblading Dallas Company
One of the most important things to do before choosing a Microblading Dallas Company to do your brows is to verify their work. Pictures can say alot about their technique and performance. I know I have mentioned this in a blog before, but it is extremely important that you are able to verify that the pictures they are using to advertise is ACTUALLY their own work and not just pictures taken off of the internet of someone else’s work.
Look at their reviews. Granted, no matter how amazing the company, there is usually always atleast one unhappy person. Do not base your decision off of the one bad review. Look at the overall responses and satisfaction of their previous clients.
For those of you who are over the top, here is another good tip to ensuring that the artist you are choosing is knowledgable and fit to perform the procedure: Ask questions. Lots of questions! Ask about what pigments they use. The two pigments most commonly used for their high quality ingredients is Li Pigments and Phi Pigments. Ask if they have the Tattoo Permit from the Health Department. If they are working out of their home, they don’t. Also, you can know if they are lying if there is not a sink in the room they are doing the procedure in. That is a requirement for the permit so if the room does not have a sink, they do not have the permit. Ask who they were trained by and feel free to step out and “use the bathroom” while you research that institute or course to be sure that it is legit.
What You Need To Know: Post Procedure
Now that you have chosen a good and reputable microblading dallas artist, here are some other important things to note before setting your appointment…
The following 2 weeks after your procedure are the most important when it comes to healing. The aftercare routine is very simple, but must be followed to be sure to get the best results and retention. Depending on your skin type, your artist will give you specific instructions on how often to wash your brows and apply the aftercare ointment. There is also a list of “do nots” that you should be aware of:
- No prolonged time in the sun or tanning
- Stay away from using any other products (including makeup) on your brows except for what the artist gives you
- Do not submerge brows in water such as chlorinated pools or lake water. This could risk infection or change of color to the pigment
- No excessive sweating. If you workout, be sure to clean brows immediately after
- Keep from scratching/picking at the brows
Now that you are aware of some of the “do nots,” you can see how important it is to schedule accordingly. For example, if you have a vacation planned shortly after your procedure and knew you were going to go swimming or be out in the sun alot, you may want to hold off on the brow procedure until AFTER your trip.
Eyebrow Healing Phases
Another factor to consider is the phases of healing that your eyebrows will go through. Are you planning on attending an event that requires a little bit of dressing up or wearing your Sunday’s best? In the first week of healing, your brows will be very bold in color and look slightly unnatural as some of the pigment rises to the surface and creates tiny scabs over each stroke. After about a week (sometimes sooner for some people), your brows will begin peeling and the little scabs will start falling off. For some people, it just gets a little flaky. For others, there may be larger amounts of flakiness. This is definitely not the time to be going to a party. Your brows are still healing, thus you cannot cover it up with makeup just yet. Until the flaking is completely done, your best bet is to let your brows do their thing without any interference. Keep this in mind when planning events during the first week or two after getting your microblading Dallas brows done.
Touch Up Procedure
The touch up procedure is schedule 4 to 6 weeks after your first procedure. This is the “perfecting” stage where the important little tweaks are made. Keep in mind that the healing process is repeated.
The More You Know
It’s so important to be informed on the expectations of the process of microblading and knowing that who you have chosen is well trained and able to perform the procedure. Ofcourse, we hope that DFW Microblading Dallas and Fort Worth will be your choice! For scheduling or if you want to talk to a professional and ask more questions, call us at 855-696-5274.