Thank you for your interest in Microblading, Microshading, and/or Lash Enhancement Eyelining!
Microblading is a manual form of a cosmetic tattoo. I use a handheld tool with a
grouping of needles to insert pigment into the skin, resulting in 3D hair strokes that
look like real hair. Microblading is a natural "no makeup" brow that lasts 12-18
I am unable to perform Microblading on anyone with a prior cosmetic brow tattoo that isn't at least 85% - 90% faded. If you have a prior cosmetic tattoo or Microblading, you MUST schedule a “Microblading Consultation,” prior to a service appointment. If your cosmetic brow tattoo is not faded to at least 85% - 90%, removal may be necessary.
Attached is a PDF on what you need to know before scheduling your appointment. Please read over this carefully and contact me with any questions. If after reading the PDF, you feel like you would like to come in for a personal consultation... please book a "Microblading Consultation" at www.lauramcelroybeauty.com
The entire procedure(s) (brow mapping/design, numbing, and Microblading/EverBlend or Lash Enhancement Eyelining takes anywhere from 1 - 3 hours, so please plan accordingly.
While online scheduling is an option for any Manual Micropigmentation Service at this time, it would be beneficial to contact me prior to scheduling to make sure you are a candidate.
PRIOR to scheduling your appointment, please view the Microblading Consultation under “Online Consultations” on my website. It is imperative that you do not have any contraindications from the above mentioned PDF and that you understand ALL Pre and Post Care. If you come to your scheduled appointment, and I cannot perform your service due to not following proper Pre Care or having a Contraindication, you will be charged $100 as a cancellation/rebooking fee.
A Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 is required to book a Manual Micropigmentation appointment. This will be taken off the procedure price. If you contact me to schedule your appointment, I will invoice you for the Non-Refundable Deposit. The invoice must be paid within 24 hours to keep your preferred appointment date and time. Please be certain you want to do this procedure, as once the deposit is paid, it is non-refundable.
If you choose to schedule online, the $100 Non-Refundable Deposit is required at the time of booking. Please be sure you are a candidate for manual micropigmentation before scheduling, as once the $100 deposit is paid, it is non-refundable.
If you need to reschedule your appointment, please do so within 48 hours. Your deposit will transfer to your rescheduled appointment. While most of my services are 24 hour cancellation/rebook, ALL MANUAL MICROPIGMENTATION SERVICES ARE 48 HOURS (Including Follow-Up Appointments). Your initial deposit will NOT transfer if rescheduling less than 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
What to Know Prior to Microblading
The Morning of Your Microblading Appointment
- Do NOT drink coffee, energy drinks, or any other caffeinated and/or sugary beverage that could cause you to be jittery. (3 hours prior to your appointment.)
- Do NOT take Niacin, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or any other pain medication that thins the blood.
- Do NOT exercise.
24-48 Hours Prior To
- Do NOT drink alcohol or be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
No Less Than One Week Prior To
- If so desired, wax or thread your brows. I will clean up the brow with a brow shaver if needed.
- Do NOT tweeze your eyebrows for at least one week.
- Tint your eyebrows. The pigment color I select is based on your brow color. If you normally have darker brows due to tinting and want this color for Microblading, please do this!
- Refrain from taking Vitamin E and/or Omega 3 (Fish Oil).
No Less Than Two Weeks Prior To
- Refrain from Using Retinols and AHA Skincare Products.
- Receive Fillers, Collagen, or Fat Injections.
- Refrain from tanning or intense sun exposure.
No Less Than Six Weeks Prior To
- Refrain from using Retin-A. Depending on the length of use, the time frame may be longer. This needs to be discussed.
- Refrain from Laser and Chemical Peels. Depending on the strength and depth of the peel, the time frame may be longer. This needs to be discussed.
- Refrain from Microneedling, Vampire Facials, Photofacials, or any other intense skin rejuvenation treatments.
- Liver Disease
- Autoimmune Disease
- Serious Heart Disorders
- Blood Infections
- Hypertrophic Scars
- Keloid Scars
- If under 18 Years of Age
Need a Doctor's Letter:
- Medications, especially those pertaining to Mental Health and Chronic Acne
- Artificial Heart Valves, Heart Problems, Blood Problems
- Tumors, Growths, or Cysts
- Cancer in the Past 6 Months
Temporarily Cannot Perform:
- Under the Influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol (Refrain from Alcohol for at Least 24 - 48 Hours)
- Allergies, Especially to Nickel or Topical Anesthetics. (Must do a Patch Test)
- Retinol or AHA Skincare Products within the Last 2 Weeks
- Retin-A, Laser, or Chemical Peels within the Last 6 weeks
- Fillers, Collagen or Fat Injections within the Last 2 Weeks.
- Visible Skin Conditions in the Brow Area, such as Eczema, Psoriasis, or Chronic Acne
Other Conditions that may Affect the Healing Time, Color Retention, and/or the Overall Results of the Procedure:
- Sensitivity to Cosmetics
- Prolonged Bleeding
- Trichotillomania (Pulling out Hair and Picking)
- Hair Loss
- High Blood Pressure
- Low Blood Pressure (May Experience Dizziness, Weakness, and/or Confusion)
- Hemophilia and other Bleeding Disorders
- Thyroid Disturbances
- Healing Problems
- Oily Skin
What to Know AFTER Microblading
The Day of Your Microblading Appointment
- After the procedure, every 30-60 minutes (sooner, if needed), blot your brows carefully with gauze, lightly dampened, a damp q-tip, or a clean tissue to prevent lymph fluid buildup and scabbing.
The Day of Your Appointment Until Healed (30 Days)
- Wash brows gently for 10 seconds (patting motion, not rubbing) AM and PM with baby soap if you have dry skin, Dial Gold if you have oily skin. 1 pump of soap, suds up between fingers so all you feel are the bubbles. Splash your brows with lukewarm water. Pat dry with a clean tissue or paper towel. Wait 10 minutes. Apply your aftercare product with a q-tip sparingly (rice grain amount), as needed. Apply aftercare 4 times per day, unless told otherwise. (7-14 Days)
- Be sure not to over-apply the aftercare product. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER apply the aftercare on a wet or damp tattoo.
- Normal, gentle skincare routines may be used, avoiding the brow area. (Skincare may NOT contain active ingredients, such as AHA's, retinols, etc.)
- Continue to apply aftercare as needed, very sparingly (rice grain amount) with a q-tip to help with healing and dryness.
- Do NOT allow brows to get wet, other than washing AM and PM for the first 7 days.
- Do NOT pick or rub the brows. The flakes must fall off on their own or you risk removing the color and possibly scarring
- Do NOT soak the treated area in the bath, pool, or hot tub. Refrain from swimming in salt water or a chlorinated pool.
- Do NOT use saunas or do hot yoga.
- Do NOT expose treated area to direct sunlight.
- Avoid touching your brows and be mindful of sleeping on your back until your brows have healed.
For One Week
- Do NOT exercise... sweat can lead to loss of pigment retention, infection, and possibly blurring of the pigment.
For Two Weeks
- Days 8-14, light to moderate exercise that does not result in sweating is allowed... wear a sweatband at least until healed. (30 Days)
- Do NOT use any makeup on your brows. After the initial 2 weeks, please only use POWDER brow products.
After Four Weeks
- You may resume waxing, threading, and tinting.
- You may resume your normal skincare routine that includes AHA products, Retin-A, or any other active ingredients. Always avoid the brow area when applying. These products will migrate if used on the forehead. Your Microblading may fade quicker, resulting in the need for additional touchups.
- Use a sunblock to avoid sun fading.
For ONE Year
- You may NOT give blood, per The American Red Cross.
Failure to follow aftercare procedures may cause loss of pigment, discoloration, or infection. Remember colors and hair strokes appear darker and sharper right after your Microblading treatment. As your brows heal, the color will soften and some hair strokes may disappear and reappear.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or text Laura McElroy at (605) 370-1577.
The Science Behind the Disappearing and Reappearing Hair Strokes
- The body recognizes Microblading as an injury so it heals a protective skin over the strokes, which pushes up & releases the scabs, and conceals the strokes until cellular turnover occurs, revealing them over the next 3-4 weeks.
Pricing: (Lasts 12-18 Months)
Microblading: (3D Hair Strokes) - $395
EverBlend: (3D Hair Strokes with Shading) - $495
Microshading: (Shading Only) - $195
Microblading Perfecting Enhancement Session:
AFTER Initial Procedure: (6-8 Weeks) - $100
* Microblading is a process, the Perfecting Enhancement Session is a very important part, if needed. During this time, I will add strokes, go over weak strokes, and adjust the color if needed
Microblading Color Enhancement:
(2-10 Months) - $195
Yearly Color Boost:
(10-14 Months) $200 OFF ($295)
(14-18 Months) $100 OFF ($395)
(18 Months and After) - FULL PRICE
Lash Enhancement Eyeliner: (Lasts 18 Months - 2 Years)
Lash Line Enhancement (Top) - $245
Lash Line Enhancement (Top & Bottom) - $345
Lash Line Perfecting Enhancement Session (4-6 Weeks After Initial Treatment) - $50