Frequently Asked Questions
Am I good candidate for LuvBrows Nanoblading ?
LuvBrows Nanoblading is our unique 'semi-permanent makeup' technique. It is a great option for those who have eyebrows that have thinned with age, are over-plucked, suffer from hair loss, or you simply want to improve the shape and look. Creating fine strokes like fake hair, we are able to create THE MOST NATURAL eyebrow looking crafted only for you!
At Luciana's Makeup we don't believe in 'one size fits all', reason why we do not have a 'standard' format for every person. All of our treatments are customized only for you, to your own true and authentic beauty!
Luciana's Makeup is well known for creating THE MOST NATURAL and DELICATE HYPER REALISTIC brow look for all of our clients.
We believe that the most conservative we are in the creation of the strokes like hair, the more
your eyebrows results will be. The eyebrows are mapped, measured and penciled in before beginning. We will give you our recommendation, but you will have the final decision before we continue with the treatment.
How long does LuvBrows Nanoblading treatment take?
LuvBrows Nanoblading is a two step process, usually taking 4-6weeks between sessions. It is important to complete both the initial procedure and follow-up.
STEP 1: INITIAL TREATMENT
The INITIAL TREATMENT takes approximately 2 hours. During this time, a consultation is done where we discuss your desired brow look, choose a colour tone and draw the initial outline of the procedure area for your approval. Though our faces are NOT perfectly symmetrical (one side is usually flatter than the other), we do our very best to create as much symmetry as possible! As we like to say, BROWS ARE SISTERS, NOT TWINS.
Once you are satisfied with the basic shape and symmetry, the area is then traced over and semi-permanent pigment is applied with a disposable nanoblading hand tool. This procedure uses a manual hand tool and not a machine.
STEP 2: FOLLOW-UP
The second stage of the treatment is a FOLLOW-UP appointment. The Follow-up takes approximately 30 min and it is complimentary to your service. Follow-ups are done no earlier than 4 weeks of your initial procedure and no later than 6 weeks.
If you do not schedule your follow-up within 6 weeks, you will be required to pay a follow-up fee outlined in our follow-up schedule.
It is important that you complete the follow-up treatment. Without it the results may not be optimal.
Color will fade significantly within 4 weeks as the skin heals, peels and fades. The follow-up session corrects any irregularities in the nanobladed hair strokes, cool or warmup tones and finishes the process.
*Occasionally a second follow-up (or 3rd session) - 4 weeks after follow-up - will be necessary for certain clients which the pigment does not take as well to the skin. In case this, the ADDITIONAL follow-up session will be CHARGED accordingly to our current rates for follow-ups.*
How long can I expect my treatment to last?
The pigment used for your LuvBrows Nanoblading is semi-permanent and can last between 6 months up to 1year depending on skin type, lifestyle and skin care routine. The pigment will begin to fade within 6 -10 months. In order to keep your brows looking fresh, additional sessions are recommended every 8-10 months up to 18months maximum. After 18months, full price for LuvBrows Nanoblading & LuvLips Luxe will be applied.
For clients that choose a softer look and lighter color shade initially or those who did not follow the after care instructions properly may require more frequent follow-ups. Some factors may cause your microbladed brows to fade faster, like:
weak immune systems;
exposure to salt water;
Do results vary?
Yes, results can vary from person to person. Color retention and overall results are different for each individual. Factors such as sun exposure, skin type, aftercare, lifestyle and skin tone determine how your brows heal.
OILY SKIN - tends to 'push out' the ink quicker, and may need more frequent touch ups and heals more powdery.
DARKER SKIN - will have less contrast and may heal even more powdery or solid-looking than lighter tones over time. The darker the skin tone, the less detail you will see over time. This skin type may need more frequent touch ups as the strokes heals less crisp.
MATURE SKIN - tends to be dry, very fine, delicate and thin. It tends to heal one tone darker and lines can heal on the thicker side. As this skin type is more prone to not retain water and collagen, results are less predictable due to the natural aging process of the skin and body.
The final results are not guaranteed to daily replace makeup. You may still need to use a pencil or powder to create your own unique, desired look. The ultimate goal is to have NATURAL looking, balanced brows.
Are Semi-Permanent Eyebrows deemed permanent?
Technically, semi-permanent nanopigmentation is considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, so it naturally fades over time.
Does the application hurt?
We take every precaution necessary to ensure that LuvBrows Nanoblading treatment is as painless as possible. A strong topical numb cream may be used during the treatment to keep you as comfortable as possible. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable while others report no discomfort at all. Most of our clients tell us that tweezing hurts more and LuvBrows Nanoblading feels like a 'cat scratch'.
How long is the recovery or healing time?
Immediately after your LuvBrows Nanoblading treatment and in the first 7 days, your brows can appear significantly darker and defined than perhaps your desired look. It may continue to get darker over the next few days as scabs begin to form, however this is not an accurate indication of the finished and healed result. 40% of your brow color will fade as the scabs fall off within 7-10 days. In some cases, the scabs may take longer to heal and fall off. DO NOT PICK YOUR SCABS. The pigment is within the scab and you do not want to pull any pigment out of your skin prematurely. We all heal differently and what works on one client may not be effective on another so please do not compare your results.
The complete healing process takes approximately 4 weeks.
How do you choose a color?
We choose a color by applying a small amount of pigment to the skin near to your brows and selecting the best match for your skin tone and natural brow hair color. As a rule of thumb, we closely match the color of your brow hair rather than your current hair color for the most natural results.
We only work with the best pigment brand in the Market: PHIBROWS pigments .
Phibrows is a reputable brand of organic pigments, which means that our pigments are 100% free of any heavy metal in the composition. The Phibrows pigment formula was developed to meet the requirements of the HIGHEST EUROPEAN STANDARDS when it comes to purity and the absence of heavy metals in their composition. Besides the fact that Phibrows pigments are organic, they are the purest pigments in the Market and hypoallergenic, which means they are less likely to cause allergic reactions.
Another benefit is that, Phibrows pigments were developed in a way that the body doesn't recognize it as a foreign object, reason why our organic pigment has a great capacity to penetrate the skin, having a better fixation and durability.
Phibrows pigments are the first pigments in the world to ensure that the color doesn't change into unwanted colors over time.
The brows will just become lighter and gradually fade over time, until it's time for another session.
Can I have my brows nanobladed if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
At Luciana's Makeup we do not offer this treatment if you are pregnant. Please, understand that this is precaution for your own safety and for your baby's safety as well. If you are breastfeeding, after 3 months the treatment can be performed with your Doctor's clearance letter.
Is the studio equipment safe?
Absolutely! We pride ourselves on having an immaculate and sterile studio space. We only use single use, disposable needles and supplies. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards. Each of our stations are thoroughly disinfected before and after each treatment throughout the day.
Does it hurt afterwards?
The area can be a little sore for the first few hours and tender to touch for a couple days.
Can I have my LuvBrows Nanoblading over an existing microblading?
LuvBrows Nanoblading NOT ALWAYS can be done over an existing brow tattoo. The old procedure must be significantly faded for the hair strokes to show through and still look natural. Please advise if you have an existing procedure done elsewhere and submit a picture of your brows in our email email@example.com to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Will my LuvBrows Nanobladed brows look fake?
Absolutely NOT! LuvBrows Nanoblading is done using the best pigments there are in the Market: Phibrows Pigments.
Our technique called LuvBrows Nanoblading is an unique artistry that guarantees NATURAL, ELEGANT and SOFT looking eyebrows, but not heavy or makeup look brows. When we implant semi-permanent makeup pigment in the skin, it appears more natural looking than topically applied cosmetics.
Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?
During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding and a minor discomfort, that will depends on the client pain tolerance. If you take blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding may occur. Bruising is rare but can occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days.
Do yo offer Consultation and is there a fee?
Yes, we do offer Consultations. We have a one-on-one consultation with Luciana where the LuvBrows Nanoblading treatment is explained to you in details. Luciana will go over: face and bone structure analyze, brow shape, color, thickness and a drawing is created in one brow side for you to be able to see the difference a great brow shape can make on your face and self-esteem. The Consultation also includes how to prepare, what to expect during and after the procedure. The consultation is perfect for the clients who still have a lot of questions and concerns about the treatment. The price of the consultation is extra and it is NOT included in the price of the procedure. Fee: $50.
What is LuvLips?
LuvLips creates a soft and subtle blush of color defining the shape and giving the appearance of plump and flushed lips. Lip color is customized to each client based on natural lip color, undertone and skin tone.
How does LuvLips work?
A semi-permanent makeup device is used to deposit the pigment and create layers of colors on top of the lips to create a soft and natural blush tone.
Does LuvLips hurt?
We take every precaution necessary to ensure that LuvLips treatment is as painless as possible. A strong topical numb cream may be used during the treatment to keep you as comfortable as possible. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable while others report no discomfort at all. Discomfort is minimal as a strong topical numbing cream is used to insure a painless treatment. This may vary depending on the individuals pain tolerance.
How long does LuvLips take?
There are several stages which include: numbing, outlining the lips, and the actual process of implanting the pigment on the lips. This usually takes roughly 2-3 hours.
What colors are available for LuvLips?
A wide range of tones in the pink, coral, and red families are available to create a customized shade. This will be determined with your artist prior to beginning.
What happens after LuvLips treatment?
Like any semi-permanent makeup treatment, swelling and redness are always expected. You may experience an intensified vibrancy from the pigment causing a temporary boldness to your lips. As they heal, the swelling will desist, the vibrancy will settle, and the color will restore to a natural finish.
Is there a downtime for LuvLips?
The external healing process of the lip skin takes approximately 3-4 days. In that time you may experience some dryness and texture until the lips naturally exfoliate themselves. Bepanthen cream or a provided barrier cream is to be applied during the healing process.
How will I know if I need a touch up?
The best results generally come from a two step process. Touch ups allow us to analyze how the color regenerates underneath the skin and add in areas that may have healed too light. Healed results are unique to each client and we do our best to create a consistent experience. Touch ups are beneficial for layering the pigment for more saturation and must be completed within 6 weeks from the original session.
Are there any reasons why I may be ineligible for LuvLips?
You must be 18+ to receive a service at Luciana's Makeup.
As a safety precaution, we refrain from working on individuals who are pregnant or nursing.
If you’ve received lip filler you must wait a minimum of 1 month before receiving your session.
How long does LuvLips last?
Approximately 2 years after you’ve received your touch up. Skin type, lifestyle ands skin care routine can effect the longevity of your treatment, reasons why we can not guarantee specific results.
Do yo offer Consultation and is there a fee?
Yes, we do offer Consultations. We have a one-on-one consultation with Luciana where the LuvLips treatment is explained to you in details. Luciana will go over: lip structure analyze, lip shape, color, thickness and drawing. The Consultation also includes how to prepare, what to expect during and after the procedure. The consultation is perfect for the clients who still have a lot of questions and concerns about the treatment. The price of the consultation is extra and it is NOT included in the price of the procedure. Fee: $50.
PLEASE NOTE: THE RESULTS ARE VERY NATURAL AND FULLER LOOKING BROW/ LIPS. INITIALLY, THE BROWS/ LIPS APPEAR DARKER, BUT FADE SIGNIFICANTLY OVER A TWO WEEK PERIOD. IT IS ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL TO HAVE A FOLLOW-UP DONE. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PREDICT HOW WELL YOUR SKIN WILL RETAIN THE PIGMENT. DUE TO THIS AND MANY OTHER VARYING FACTORS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR RESULTS.