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Microblading Aftercare Instructions

MICROBLADING

Microblading aftercare instructionsMicroblading is a new, revolutionary, semi permanent eyebrow procedure. It is performed by implanting pigment under the epidermis of the skin manually. This technique is done by pulling or swiping a manual pen and very fine blades across the skin to create one by one fine hair strokes.

HISTORY OF MICROBLADING

Microblading technique originated in China 25 years ago, then spread all over Asia. This technique first became very popular in countries like Singapore, Japan and Korea by early 2005. In each Asian country Microblading carried different names; such as “feather tattoo” in China, “microstroking” in Japan and “eyebrow hand embroidery” in Korea. It spread all over Europe from 2010 to 2013, then to the US in early 2014 to 2015. We are happy and proud to be one of a very first, original, specialized Microblading clinics in America with over 6000 happy clients from all over United States.

BEFORE CARE

Please note: During consultation we discuss everything client needs to know about the treatment and prepare each client beforehand.

  • Do not work out on the day of the procedure
  • Do not drink coffee on the day of the procedure
  • Do not tan. No sun 30 days prior and 30 days after the procedure
  • Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, ibuprofen, fish oil.
  • No alcohol the night prior or on the day of the procedure
  • Any waxing or tinting of the brows should be done 3 days prior
  • No botox for 4 weeks prior to the procedure
  • Stop using any Retin-A or AHA products for 2 weeks prior to the procedure
  • No lasers or chemical peels for 1 month prior to the procedure
  • No microdermabrasion or dermaplaning for 2 weeks prior

MICROBLADING AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

It is very important to care for you brows. Please review and follow these microblading aftercare instructions. Keep your face away from water. Wash your face carefully around the eyebrows without getting water on the treated area. If you feel dust or discomfort on the treated area, wipe it gently with an alcohol wipe.

Washing your face:

  1. Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap before washing your face or applying the post-care cream or oil.
  2. Do not wash your face with alkaline soaps for a period of 5 to 7 days.
  3. Use gel or neutral base soaps (Neutrogena or Oats).
  4. Do not wipe your face with towels (15-21days).

Additional Tips:

Apply the post-care creams or oils with a cotton swamp and use no aggressive movements.

No rubbing and no picking the area. Peeling is absolutely normal during the second phase of recovery. Avoid any sort of peeling of dry skin as you might peel out the wrong parts and create bald spots in the newly reconstructed brow.

Keep you hair away from you face.

No makeup or anti aging creams on the brow area for at least 10 days.

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2022-01-20T14:41:36-06:00January 20th, 2022|News|

Permanent Makeup Cost

What makes the cost of Permanent Makeup different between shops providing the service?

Permanent Makeup and Microblading FAQ

Brow Design by Dina approaches all Permanent Makeup consultations and application with a personal customer approach. “We are proud to offer our clients with the BEST quality pigments and colors anywhere,” says Dina Richardson.  These pigments will never turn red, green, blue, purple or grey. The quality of pigments that go into your skin is one of the most important things in permanent makeup.

“Our clients at Brow Design By Dina will never suffer from unmatched color, undesired shape or pain during the procedure. Brow Design by Dina is one of the only places in the United States that offers their clients a 3D sketch, on all procedures, so you can see the exact result before you get it done,” according to Dina Richardson.

Your unique, one of a kind, permanent makeup experience includes the following:

  • Unmatched personal customer approach
  • Beautiful atmosphere
  • Incredible service
  • Unique 3D virtual design available only at Brow Design By Dina. ( Eyebrows- all techniques, lips-all techniques, eyelash enhancement, scalp)
  • Highly sanitized environment
  • Only the best plant based, elite products
  • Our unique, signature techniques only found at Brow Design By Dina
  • After care kits
  • …and so much more

Cost for permanent makeup cosmetics will depend on many factors. Here are a few…

  • TRAINING LEVEL: It will be a huge price difference if you get your permanent makeup done by PMU artist, PMU master or PMU expect. This adds to the cost of procedures.
  • LEGAL FACTORS: Legal permanent makeup facilities are registered with the state and have a permit to operate from the Louisiana Department of Health. This license comes with annual fees and taxes to the state. This adds to the cost of procedures.
  • INSURANCE: All legal PMU facilities and artists should have the proper insurance to be allowed to perform permanent makeup cosmetics. This adds to the cost of procedures.
  • MEDICAL WASTE: All legal facilities the performs procedures which could result in bleeding are required to have a medical waste contract. This adds to the cost of procedures.
  • EDUCATION: The education of the PMU technician will play a big role in the cost. If the technician participates in annual continuing medical education conferences and stays current on the latest products and techniques, to make sure they are giving their clients the very best, this will add to the cost of procedures.
  • CERTIFICATIONS: PMU procedures are performed slightly different around the world. If your PMU technician has travelled and received international training, this will add to the cost of procedures.
  • PRODUCTS: PMU shops that use only high quality, safe, top level products, i.e. pigments, machines, needles, anesthetics, etc., spend much more money on these products. This will add to the cost of procedures.
  • TECHNIQUES: If you PMU technician has stayed current on the best, latest techniques and provides more individualized, customized procedures, this takes significantly more time. This will add to the cost of procedures.
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2021-12-15T10:34:50-06:00December 15th, 2021|News|

Eyelash Enhancement Care

Eyebrow Enhancement

What Is Eyelash Enhancement?

Eyelash Enhancement is meant to create the appearance of thicker eyelashes. This treatment adds color, thickness and definition to the lash line and enhances the eye area by making eyes look more defined. Some of the more common reasons to get eyelash enhancement include: asymmetrical eyes, eyes that are too small, aging eyes that are looking tired and wanting thicker eyelashes.

Our clients have many reasons for wanting eye procedures done and we want to correctly and accurately direct them to what is best for them. As experts we take into consideration facial asymmetry, aging process, color fading and color migration, just to name a few, in order to help our clients select the best shape and procedure for them.

For example; some clients prefer the eyeliner to be wedged and others like it domed, it will be up to us to direct our client to the best choice. Remember, when it comes to the eyes, its better to keep your procedures more conservative. This will help you look healthier, stay looking better, longer and produce fewer problems from your procedure in the future.

Eyelash Enhancement Care

BEFORE CARE:
Please note: During consultation we discuss everything client needs to know about the treatment and prepare each client beforehand.

  • Do not drink coffee on the day of the procedure
  • Do not tan. No sun 30 days prior and 30 days after the procedure.
  • Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, ibuprofen, fish oil.
  • No alcohol the night prior or on the day of the procedure
  • Stop using any Retin-A or AHA products for 2 weeks prior to the procedure
  • Do not wear contact lenses during procedure and 24 hours after getting your procedure done.
  • Have sunglasses available.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • There may be swelling and redness for the first 5 days.
  • During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin.
  • Eyes may feel dry or irritated.
  • The color will look darker.
  • Expect the color lighten up by 40%.

CAUTIONS:

  • Do not pick, rub or peel off your scabs, to avoid bald spots, scars or infection (itching is normal as skin is repairing itself)
  • Keep the treated area clean and dry (use clean towel or tissue to dry it)
  • Avoid environments that would cause dirt or germs to contact area while healing
  • Wash daily with a light touch to remove bacteria, use gentle soap, dry with a clean tissue.
  • Do not expose the treated area to sun or tanning bed ( 30 days)
  • Do not sweat and exercise after the procedure for a week
  • Keep your hair away from your face
  • No makeup on the treated area ( 2 weeks)
  • Do not use mascara until outer healing is complete
  • Do not sleep on your face
  • No face-down swimming in pool, sea, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 7-10 days
  • No perm, or use an eyelash curler for 2 weeks
  • No eyelash serums or growth stimulation products, they might cause pigment migration
  • Do not use Vaseline or other petroleum products
  • No bleach or dye (30 days)
  • No anti-aging products around eyes containing AHAs, Retin-A, Lactic, Glycolic Acids. (these will fade permanent makeup, since creams travel in the skin)
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2021-11-22T12:17:17-06:00November 22nd, 2021|News|

What Is Microblading?

Microblading: What exactly is it?

Eyebrow Microblading - What is MicrobladingEyebrow trends come and go and have changed through the decades. Our taste when it comes to how we want our eyebrows to look has evolved from very thin and rounded arches in the 1920’s, to arched and bushy in the 1950’s, to thick and natural in the 1980’s, and to somewhat bushy again in the early 2000’s.

The techniques how we get our eyebrows in shape have been changing too. There is, of course, plugging, but also waxing or threading. The latest trend in eyebrow design is called Microblading.

How Does It Work?

Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure. It is a new, superficial solution to sparse, over-plucked, over-waxed, and thinning eyebrows. It is a tattoo technique that fills brows out or reshapes them by drawing on tiny lines that look like individual hairs. It is ideal to cover scars and gaps, define shape, create an arch and fill in the brows.

 “This is a perfect technique for people with thin hair or no hair because it looks so natural,” says Dina Richardson, owner of Brow Design By Dina.

This procedure is perfect for both men and women. Eyebrow Microblading is a way of implanting pigment under the epidermis using a specially designed fine blade that is three times thinner than the blade used in a machine. This allows for the creation of very fine, crisp, realistic hair strokes that do not blur after healing.

How long the results last depends on many factors including the thickness and oil levels of a person’s skin, how much they sweat and how humidity affects them. The results can last between one and three years, according to experts.

What Are The Advantages?

Having semi-permanent eyebrows is convenient and allows you to get ready faster in the mornings. If you have sensitive skin, you don’t have to worry about finding the right eyebrow make up that does not make you break out.

It also gets rid of the hassle of trying to fix your eyebrows while wearing glasses. Semi-permanent eyebrows can help cover up possible scars you may have in the area that may not allow brows to grow.

You will have perfect looking eyebrows every day and don’t have to worry about smears or makeup disappearing throughout the day even if during and active day outdoors or at the beach.

Brow Design by Dina
An exclusive Permanent Makeup & Microblading Clinic in New Orleans.

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2021-10-28T14:02:24-05:00October 27th, 2021|News|

90s Eyebrows Trends

Do you have 90s eyebrows?

feather tattoo & 90s Eyebrow TrendsThe 1980s was big everything – big hair, big shoulder pads and yes even bushy big brows. But, in the 90s, the thin, low-arched eyebrows were all the craze and thus the bushy eyebrows were obliterated. A generation of women plucked their brows as thin as the style demanded. They created the perfect The 90s Eyebrow style. It wasn’t all that bad because the 2000s still enjoyed the thin brow until the end of the decade when a more natural shape began to surface again in popularity. Today, in the 2020s, the big, bush brows are back!

Did you pluck your eyebrows too much?

We’ve all been there in front of the mirror cleaning the eyebrow just a little bit….and then you realized that half the brow is gone. The good news is most people will only have to deal with the slow process of the brows growing back which could take up to six months. Unfortunately, some people plucked the brows so thin that they simply don’t seem to be growing back to today’s fashions. As we get older, the hair does thin and that includes the eyebrows. The good news is that there is Microblading.

Have you ever thought of microblading your eyebrows?

Microblading is a wonderful solutions for people who plucked their brows a little too much. Microblading is a new, revolutionary, semi permanent eyebrow procedure. It is performed by implanting pigment under the epidermis of the skin manually. This technique is done by pulling or swiping a manual pen and very fine blades across the skin to create one by one fine hair strokes. Microblading looks natural and is a wonderful solution for people who overplucked their brows. If you have overplucked or still have the 90s eyebrows style and would like to make a change, call Brow Design By Dina.

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2021-09-26T20:00:03-05:00September 26th, 2021|News|

Sun Safety For Your Skin

Sun Safety For Your Skin

Sun is actually good for you because some some exposure helps to produce vitamin D which helps calcium absorption for stronger and healthier bones. However, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eyes, skin, and even the immune system. The skin can be damaged by a sunburn and excessive UV light exposure that will not only prematurely age skin but also can lead to skin cancer. It is important to make sure that you know proper sun safety.

The Impact of Skin Tanning

The tanning of the skin is a response to UV light. When the UV rays reach the skin, the skin makes melanin. Melanin is the pigment, or color, that causes tanning to take place. It is important to understand that tanning does not prevent skin cancer. The melanin is the first defense that the skin has against the sun because it absorbs the dangerous UV rays. A sunburn develops when the amount of UV damage exceeds the protection that the skin’s melanin can provide. Proper sun safety can help to get enough sun to remain healthy.

Protecting the Skin Against The Sun’s Harmful Rays

The best way to protect the skin against the sun’s harmful rays is by limiting the exposure and by applying sunscreen and wearing protective eyewear. Make sure to choose a sunscreen that has a minimum of 15 SPF and apply it regularly to the skin. All skin types need protection from the UV rays. Even darker skin tones can have painful sunburns and get skin cancer from the sun’s rays.

Brow Design by Dina

Dina truly wants every client to have the best possible procedure for their features. She is providing her clients with a truly unique PMU experience, which she has learned and brought from the international arena. Dina brings her years of art training, knowledge of facial features and anatomy, in depth experience of portraits and mastery of color to all those who she works on. She truly brings an international PMU experience to her clients. Learn more – HERE.

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2021-07-03T10:26:43-05:00July 3rd, 2021|News|

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

What Is Hyperpigmentation?

HyperpigmentationHyperpigmentation is not necessarily a skin condition but a term that describes skin that appears darker. The darker color can occur on small patches, large areas and even affect the entire body. Increased skin pigmentation is not harmful, but it is important to determine if you are prone to hyperpigmentation before getting a permanent makeup treatment. Brow Design by Dina will help to determine this by searching the body for scars and other blemishes. These blemishes will help to show the skin pigment and whether it becomes darker in certain areas of the body.

Types of Hyperpigmentation

There are several types of hyperpigmentation but the most common include melasma, sunspots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma is considered to be caused by hormonal changes and may develop during pregnancy and can cause certain areas of the body to darken. Sunspots are very common and are caused by sun exposure over time. Post-inflammatory  is the result of an injury or inflamed skin. This can also be caused by acne.

A very important factor to remember is that when working with Fitzpatrick 3-6 there is the tendency for hyperpigmentation. Fitzpatrick skin type is a numerical classification system that uses physical features like skin tone, eye color and natural hair color to determine how much melanin is present in the skin. Skin type 3 gradually tans, sometimes has a mild burn.  Skin type 4 tans with ease and rarely burns. Skin type 5 tans very easily and very rarely burns.  Skin type 5 tas ver easily and never burns. Learn more HERE.   As the majority of clients do not know if they are prone to hyperpigmentation, it is necessary to search the body for scars or blemishes.

Due to darker healing results when working with hyperpigmentation, Brow Design By Dina will always choose a pigment 1-2 shades lighter than desired color to ensure the perfect color. 

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2021-03-10T07:35:43-06:00March 10th, 2021|News|

Halloween Eyebrows

Halloween EyebrowsHalloween is almost upon us, and that means it is time to start thinking about your outfit and all the necessary accessories. Makeup will be very important. We would like to give you some ideas on how you could spruce up your eyebrows to make them go with your Halloween costume.

Halloween Eyebrow Ideas

If you are thinking about embellishing your eyebrows for Halloween, you have a couple of options. From eyebrow powder to eyebrow pencils, to coloring your eyebrows in a wacky shade to match your outfit, the sky is the limit. When it comes to eyebrow shape, you need to know which direction you would like to go. You could go gothic with thick dark eyebrows, enhance the arch of your brows if you are going for the vampire look, or make them extra bushy.

If you want to conceal your eyebrows, do not pluck them. There is plenty of makeup out there you can use to hide or block them. If you want to completely conceal your brows, try using a washable, non-toxic glue stick. Apply the glue to your brows, and then brush them straight up. You may need one or two or even more layers of glue to make sure you cover all the hairs and they are all laying down. Once the glue is completely dry, use either an orange lipstick or orange concealer to cover your brows. That will help to cover up the dark color of your brows. If you have fair brows this step is not necessary for you. Next, comes the concealer. Make sure the lipstick is completely dry.  Use a brush to paint over the orange. Make sure to feather out the edges. Use a sponge next to cover up the concealer with your powder foundation. Press the power foundation all over the concealer. By now your brows should be completely blocked.

For a more dramatic look, you could even get latex eyebrows for an even more dramatic look. There are plenty of retailers online offering all kinds of products.

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2020-10-09T07:56:52-05:00October 9th, 2020|News|

Find The Right Eyebrow Trends For You

Permanent Makeup and Microblading TrainingEyebrows help accentuate your eyes, shape your face and even play a rather important role in communication. Over plucked, unkempt or scarred eyebrows can make you look older and will make you appear less refined. Nobody is born with perfect eyebrows, that is why it is important to routinely trim and shape them and sometimes you will have to fill them in. If your eyebrows need some help and you want to cut down a little bit on the maintenance time of your eyebrows, microblading is the perfect procedure for you. Microblading is a tattoo technique that will give you beautiful natural looking eyebrows. There are several eyebrow trends you should know about before getting your eyebrows done.

What Are The Latest Trends?

Just like fashion trends and beauty  standards change over time, so do eyebrow trends. Soft and more naturally looking brows appear to replace bold and overly-defined eyebrows. Just because they are softer looking does not mean they appear sparse. Another trend are darker  eyebrows that appear a little grown out. The so-called feather look, a naturally fuller looking shape, is also very popular right now.

Choose Dina For Your Brows

Not only does Dina know about the latest trends, she will always find the right eyebrow shape that fits your face and your style. Dina has been involved in art for many years, with her emphasis on portraits for many years. She has an excellent eye for facial features, bone structure and artistic beauty.  Take a look at Dina’s amazing portfolio: https://browdesignbydina.com/photos/

“Dina is a perfectionist! Part artist, part technician.” – Recent Client

Dina has not only many years of experience in the permanent makeup and microblading, she also holds certifications in permanent makeup from East Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the U.S. Dina has worked with some of the best permanent makeup artists from around the world. Dina’s natural ability and international background in permanent makeup has set her apart from everyone else in the permanent makeup field. She became very successful and recognizable due to her extensive background and has performed thousands of permanent makeup procedures on clients from all over the United States and World.

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2020-07-10T14:08:15-05:00July 10th, 2020|News|

Look Your Best Coming Out Of Quarantine

Qarantine

Most places now have started the reopening process and most of us are coming out of quarantine, shall we say looking a little shaggy. A lot has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic from mask requirements to social distancing measures. We don’t know yet what the new normal will exactly look like, but we do know, no matter what happens next, we still all want to look our very best. Dina wants to make sure you get your look back or even improve your appearance after quarantine. People say your eyes are the windows to your soul. If that is true, then one could say your brows are your eyes’ frames. If you want perfectly shaped eyebrows every day, consider Microblading. This semi-permanent procedure will give you the eyebrows you always wanted and, best of all, they will stay looking like that for years.

What Dina Can Do For Your Brows After Quarantine

During quarantine, you either let your brows go and now they completely lost their shape, or you over-plucked them. Now is the perfect time to get Microblading done. This a new, superficial solution to sparse, over-plucked, over-waxed, and thinning eyebrows. Microblading is ideal to cover scars and gaps, define shape, create an arch and fill in the brows. The procedure allows people with little or no brow hairs to have beautiful natural looking eyebrows. This procedure is perfect for both men and women. Eyebrow Microblading is a way of implanting pigment under the epidermis using a specially designed fine blade that is three times thinner than the blade used in a machine. This allows for the creation of very fine, crisp, realistic hair strokes that do not blur after healing.​

Schedule your appointment with Dina today: https://browdesignbydina.com/contact-us/

2020-06-08T12:13:28-05:00June 8th, 2020|News|
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