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WHAT TO EXPECT & FAQ

Welcome to our What to Expect and FAQs page! We understand that opting for cosmetic enhancements like microblading and lip blushing can feel like a significant step. It's important to us that you feel fully informed and comfortable before you proceed. On this page, we've detailed the entire process for both procedures, from the initial consultation to the final touch-up, giving you a comprehensive understanding of each stage. Additionally, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions that cover essential information about the procedures, aftercare, and other pertinent topics. Our aim is to empower you with knowledge, ensuring you know exactly what to expect when choosing to enhance your natural beauty with us.

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WHAT TO EXPECT - MICROBLADING

1. CONSULTATION

The first step in your microblading journey is a detailed consultation. We will discuss your eyebrow preferences, assess your face shape, and choose the right color to match your hair and skin tone.

2. OUTLINE DRAWING

Our microblading artist will create an outline of your eyebrows using a special tool, drawing the shape that best suits your facial structure.

3. NUMBING

We apply a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort during the microblading process.

4. MICROBLADING PROCEDURE

Our expert artist will make fine, feather-like strokes in the skin with a handheld tool, depositing the pigment into the superficial dermis of your skin. This creates realistic and natural-looking brows.

5. FINAL TOUCHES

We will clean the area and apply a soothing balm. You'll get a chance to review your new brows, and we'll provide aftercare advice.

6. FOLLOW-UP

You'll need to return for a touch-up session about 8-10 weeks later, as the pigment color will fade slightly after the healing process.

WHAT TO EXPECT - LIP BLUSHING

1. CONSULTATION

The journey starts with an in-depth consultation. We will discuss your desired lip color, evaluate your natural lip color and shape, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

2. LIP DESIGN

Our expert artist will then draw an outline on your lips, defining the shape and the symmetry based on your facial features.

3. NUMBING

We apply a topical numbing cream to your lips to minimize discomfort during the lip blushing procedure.

4. LIP BLUSHING PROCEDURE

Our expert artist uses a specialized tool to deposit pigment into your lips. This process is done with great care, ensuring each stroke is precise.

5. FINAL TOUCHES

We will clean the area and apply a soothing balm. You'll get a chance to review your new lip color, and we'll provide aftercare advice.

6. FOLLOW-UP

You'll need to return for a touch-up session about 6-8 weeks later, as the pigment color will fade slightly after the healing process.

WHAT TO EXPECT - REMOVAL

BOTCHED INK

1. COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION

Before the procedure, each client receives a detailed consultation. This ensures we understand your concerns, discuss the removal process, and set clear expectations. We'll answer any questions you might have to ensure you're comfortable and informed.

2. MINIMAL DISCOMFORT

While everyone's pain threshold varies, many clients describe the Botched Ink™ procedure as causing minimal discomfort. We prioritize your comfort and will guide you through the process step by step.

3. RAPID HEALING PROCESS

Thanks to our specialized technique and aftercare products, the majority of clients experience a speedy healing process. You'll be given clear aftercare instructions to ensure the best results.

4. NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS

Botched Ink™ focuses on achieving the most natural and satisfying results. The pigment is lifted and lightened over a series of sessions, gradually reducing the visibility of the unwanted tattoo.

5. MULTIPLE SESSIONS NEEDED

While some changes can be seen after the first session, most tattoos require multiple treatments for optimal results. The number of sessions will depend on the depth, quality, and age of the tattoo, as well as the type of ink used.

6. SAFETY FIRST

Botched Ink™ uses a saline solution which is known for its safety profile. All treatments are carried out under strict hygienic conditions, and our technicians are trained to prioritize client safety above all else.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Microblading

Q: Is microblading painful?
A: We apply a topical anesthetic before the procedure to minimize discomfort. Most clients report only minor discomfort similar to tweezing or threading.

Q: How long does microblading last?
A: Microblading typically lasts between 1-3 years depending on skin type, lifestyle, and proper aftercare.

Q: How long is the healing process?
A: The initial healing process usually takes about 2-3 weeks. However, the complete healing process takes 6-8 weeks, at which point the true color of the permanent makeup is evident.

Q: Can I wear makeup after microblading?
A: Avoid makeup in the brow area while the brows are healing to prevent infection and ensure proper healing of the pigment.

Q: Is there any aftercare I should know about?
A: Yes, aftercare is crucial to the success of microblading. We'll provide you with detailed instructions to follow after the procedure.

Q: Who is not suitable for microblading?
A: Pregnant or nursing women, people with serious health conditions, those on certain medications, or people who have had a recent Botox treatment should avoid microblading. It's important to discuss your health history during the consultation.

Q: What if I don't like my brows?
A: During the consultation, we ensure we understand your expectations and draw the brow shape for approval before we begin. After the procedure, minor adjustments can be made during the touch-up session.

Q: How do I prepare for my appointment?
A: We advise clients to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and blood-thinning medications 24 hours prior to the procedure to minimize any bleeding or swelling. Also, avoid sunbathing or tanning for a week before your appointment.

Lip Blushing

Q: Is lip blushing painful?
A: We use a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. Most clients describe the sensation as a light scratching.

Q: How long does lip blushing last?
A: Lip blushing typically lasts between 2-5 years, depending on your lifestyle, skin type, and aftercare routine.

Q: How long is the healing process for lip blushing?
A: Initial healing typically takes about one week, during which your lips might appear darker than the final result. Complete healing takes about 4-6 weeks.

Q: Can I eat and drink normally after the procedure?
A: Yes, but with some precautions for the first few days. Avoid hot, spicy, salty, or acidic foods and drinks that may cause discomfort or interfere with healing.

Q: What aftercare is needed for lip blushing?
A: Aftercare instructions will be provided, which may include avoiding certain foods and drinks, keeping the area clean, and applying a specific lip balm.

Q: Who is not suitable for lip blushing?
A: Lip blushing is not recommended for individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, certain skin conditions, or those who are pregnant or nursing. Always consult with your doctor and our professional artist.

Q: What if I don't like the color of my lips after the procedure?
A: The color immediately after the procedure is not the final result; it will fade and soften over the healing period. A follow-up appointment is recommended for any necessary adjustments.

Q: How do I prepare for my lip blushing appointment?
A: Stay hydrated, avoid caffeine and alcohol 24 hours before the procedure, and do not take blood-thinning medications on the day of the appointment. If you have a history of cold sores, you may need to take antiviral medication beforehand.

Botched Ink™ Pigment Removal

Q: How quickly can I have treatments?
If it’s a fresh tattoo, we refer to this as an "Emergency Removal!" The ideal time to start removal treatments is within 48 hours. However, if the tattooed area has begun to dry and heal, it's necessary to wait a few days for the scab to naturally heal off. After that, treatments can commence. It's essential not to attempt any removals yourself or pick at the area, as it will delay our ability to treat you.

Q: My eyebrows are very saturated. Will it work?
Absolutely. It's important to understand that the pigment will be dense, and there might be some scarring. However, the initial few sessions of Botched Ink will begin improving the skin and removing pigment.

Q: Will I have thick, unsightly scabs?
For saline tattoo removal, Botched Ink uniquely dries the skin so quickly that it doesn’t initiate the skin's natural wound healing response. Hence, you won't experience a traditional scab. What forms is a dried-out skin and pigment scab, which often appears brown for many individuals.

Q: Is there aftercare to follow after treatment?
Yes, the aftercare is straightforward and will be discussed during your consultation. All you need to do is apply the aftercare product we provide once, 48 hours post-treatment. Botched Ink's unique approach allows for prompt aftercare, ensuring a more comfortable healing process for you.

Q: When can I apply makeup after treatment?
Makeup can be applied once the scab has naturally healed off. However, be cautious with some modern or high-coverage foundations and creams, especially those containing actives. The skin will be delicate and still healing, necessitating gentle care. Applying inappropriate products to this healing skin might lead to irritation, redness, a bumpy texture, and itchiness.

Q: Will I see pigment coming out?
This is more common with the removal of fresh pigment or pigment that's been superficially implanted. Some acid or alkaline removal solutions might show a brown substance on the skin or a cotton pad. This is usually blood that has turned brown.

Q: Why have my eyebrows changed color over time?
Pigments change and degrade as time goes by for various reasons, such as body acids, pigment oxidation, and exposure to the sun and environment. It's akin to dyeing your hair – even though a permanent change was made, it still fades and changes.

Q: I had my eyebrows tattooed 10 years ago with tattoo ink. Will Botched Ink work for me?
Certainly. It might even be easier to remove since tattoo ink generally requires fewer touch-ups, meaning you'll have less pigment in your skin.

Q: Isn’t laser the preferred removal method?
Laser isn't always the first choice for cosmetic tattoo pigments, especially brown eyebrows. Brown is comprised of black, white, yellow, red, and green, and lasers struggle with four of these colors. The base color of the brow might not always be evident due to frequent touch-ups and pigment fading, especially with iron oxide, which is commonly used for permanent makeup. If you're torn between laser and Botched Ink, it's advised to try Botched Ink first, as it brings the pigment up and closer to the skin's surface. This makes removal easier by any method. If brows are scarred from numerous or aggressive pigment treatments, lasers can't access the pigment in scar tissue, but Botched Ink can!

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