FAQs

THE

ARCH EDIT.

Brow Specialist. 

WHAT IS MICROBLADING/FEATHER TOUCH BROW TATTOOING?

Feather-touch brow tattoo is a very popular semi-permanent make up brow technique using a hand-tool with a cluster of fine probes, which is used to implant pigment into the skin to create life-like hair strokes and natural-looking eyebrows. We draw each individual hair stroke following your natural hair growth and direction.

WHAT ARE NANO BROWS?

Nano Brows, unlike micro-blading, are hair strokes completed by a needled machine, similar to a conventional tattoo. Nano Brows can last longer and are less invasive on the skin in comparison to Microblading
 

 

IS IT LIKE A BODY TATTOO?

It is not the same as body tattooing. The main difference between a traditional body tattoo and a cosmetic tattoo is the type of equipment used and the depth of the pigment implanted. Unlike body tattooing, you do not bleed during the procedure.

 

HOW DO YOU SELECT THE BEST COLOUR & SHAPE?

Prior to treatment, we spend roughly 20 minutes on the design of your tailored brows to give you the most natural and appropriate shape and colour to suit your specific facial features, natural brow line, skin tone, and hair colour. Together we discuss final shaping and colour selection for approval.

 

IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?

On a scale of 1-10, most clients report the discomfort of a 3.

HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?

Initial appointment: 3hrs including the consultation and numbing time (It might take longer in some cases).

Perfecting touch up within 4-6 weeks: 1-2hrs

 

HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENT LAST?

This varies from person to person, depends on your skin type, diet, sun exposure, genetics and environmental factors which can all contribute to how long the pigments will be retained.

As a guide, it could be anything between one to several years before a new treatment is required, although refresher colour boosts are recommended for maintenance during this time.

 

IS THERE A CANCELLATION POLICY?

All new tattoo appointments will require a $100 deposit that will come off the total price on the day. Deposits will not be refunded for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice.

For more information regarding cancellations and rescheduling please refer to our

TERMS & CONDITIONS.

 

HOW DOES THIS AFFECT MY BOTOX TREATMENTS?

We recommend that you book your botox appointment at least 4-6 weeks before your initial brow tattooing appointment. This aids with symmetry and skin firmness.

 

WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY TREATMENT?

 

Leave waxing/tinting 72 hours leading up to your appointment. Discontinue active skincare 1-2 weeks before treatment (e.g. Vitamin A, chemical peels, prescribed skincare etc.) Inform us before your
treatment of any medical conditions or severe allergies that may interfere with treatment.

Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E or Ibuprofen 48-72 hours prior to the procedure (do not cease regular medications without consulting your GP).

No alcohol 24 hours before your procedure.

You are required to supply your own numbing cream, legally this can not be supplied to you.

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?

Immediately after treatment, the colour will appear darker than your chosen shade.

After 7-10 days, natural exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter colour below. As the treated area is settling down, itching may occur, it means the skin is healing.

Apply the recommended cream to the treated area as recommended.

Swelling and redness is minimal and usually subsides within 24 hours.

The skin takes 4-8 weeks to heal at a cellular level and for the true pigment colour to settle.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

Two treatments are usually needed, at least 6-8 weeks apart. Individual results do vary.

 

IS THERE A RISK OF INFECTION?

There is a minimal risk of infection providing strict hygiene standards are maintained.

 

WILL I BE ALLERGIC TO THE TREATMENT?

Allergic reactions are extremely rare, however, if you do have any allergies, please inform us and a patch test can be performed upon request.

 

CAN I GET THEM WET OR WORK OUT?

Not for at least 48 hours, keep them dry and sweat-free to ensure maximum retention.
 

 

PLEASE CONTACT THE ARCH EDIT:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Planning to fall pregnant

  • If you are under the age of 18 years of age

  • Taking medication (of any kind)

  • Have any known medical conditions

  • Had a previous reaction to waxing/tinting treatments

  • Planning to have Cosmetic Surgery or injectable

  • Suffer from keloid scarring

  • Suffer from severe allergies

  • Any internal and/or external factors that you think may affect the tattooing procedure.