Does it hurt?
There is a slight sting for no more than 10 sec immediately after removal.
Waxing removes hairs from the root leaving the skin soft. When the hair is removed correctly, the follicle will remain hair free for a few weeks. With consistent waxing sessions, hair will grow in thinner and sparse.
How do I prep for a Brazilian/Bikini Wax?
The night prior to appointment make sure to softly exfoliate the entire area. In the shower it is best to use a Japanese scrub towel (rough wash cloth) and your body wash soap. Create small circles over the top and sides of the area that will be waxed to remove any debris in the follicles.
What is the difference between "Bikini" and "Brazilian" waxing?
Bikini wax removes the hair the outside of the bikini line including top and sides.
Brazilian wax removes all the hair front to back including the "bunny tail". If desired, hair can be left at the top in any custom shape.
What type of wax do you use?
At AFW we use a high quality low heat hard wax for the entire Brazilian Wax. For facial waxing, we use a low heat titanium dioxide cream base that is specialized for sensitive skin.
Can I get waxed while on my monthly moon?
Yes, as long as there is a fresh tampon in prior to appointment. If your pain tolerance is low, we recommend taking something at least 1 hr prior to appointment (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, CBD). Pain from waxing can be increased leading up to or while on your cycle; about 3-5 days before or after. The best time frame to get waxed is during ovulation because your pain tolerance levels are higher.
Can I get waxed if I am Pregnant?
Yes! AFW specializes in Maternity Waxing. When booking, book your first appointment 2 wks before your due date. Then count backwards to the present day every 4-6 wks and make an appointment.
What's my After Care?
Starting the next day after your wax, you can continue to softly exfoliate daily during your shower using a scrub towel and soap. Apply a non clogging, hydrating moisturizer daily to area that was waxed.
Q: Why is Microblading not for everyone?
A: Depending on your skin’s texture(really rough/bumpy), elasticity (thin) and thickness it may not be the best technique for you. A technique like a powder brow may be better.
Q: Isnt everyones Microblading the same, only different prices?
A: Every artist has their own style. Please do your own research to make sure my style fits your expectations for your brows.
Q: How many sessions do I need?
A: Microblading is a PROCESS and may take multiple sessions depending on how your own individual skin heals to reach desired brow expectations. (see microblading price list page).
Q: When are my Brows fully healed?
A: Brows are fully healed at 8-10 wks after the last Touch Up session is done, so please do not freak out about anything until you hit this time stamp.
Q: What is Microblading?
A: Microblading is a unique semi-permanent technique depending on: skin type, after care, daily activity, medications and individual skin's healing, lasting about 6 months to 3 years. It’s done by using a hand held manual tool with a tiny disposable fixed blade with needles. (The individual needles are 1/3 the size of a traditional tattoo needle) The tool is dipped in pigment to create a fine and natural looking hair stroke. The tiny needles do not penetrate to the deepest skin layer (like a machine tattoo), only etching the very top layer.
Q: Why do my brows look so bold & dark immediately after my 1st session?
A: each individual stroke will oxidize resulting in an overall bolder brow.
Q: Why do my brows disappear when my scabs come off?
A: Once scabs come off, the healing process continues and brows appear much lighter and color is dulled because there is a new virgin layer of skin at the top. At around week three or four pigment will appear brighter as it makes it's way back up to the skin’s surface.
Q: Why don’t they heal perfect?
A: Several factors that play a significant role in the healing process and healed results: age, skin type, circulation, estrogen levels, how your body swells up/bruise, diet, stress, diabetes, smoking, excessive sun exposure, physical activity, water and medications.
Q: Do I really need a 6-8 wk Touch Up?
A: Yes, it’s the perfecting phase of the process. I go over strokes that are spotted, extend strokes, fill in areas to create more density throughout the brow and do any alterations needed.
Prohibited: For Microblading Treatment:
● during pregnancy or nursing
● skin disease or skin irritation on treatment area
● directly after botox treatment (wait 2 weeks)
● using Acutane, Isotretinoin, or any other retenoid-base products. (wait 6 months after use) (these products speed up cell renewal process and thins skin)
● suffering from sunburn or frostbite
● on a keloid scar or if your skin keloids, on birthmarks, moles, unusual scars
● directly after waxing (wait 2-3 days after waxing)
● directly after a chemical peel, microdermabrasion or any treatment used to speed up the natural cell turnover (wait 2-3 days depending on skin’s sensitivity)
Prior to Treatment DO NOT:
● Do not take: asprine, Niacin, VitaminE or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the treatment
● Do not drink: coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment
● If you are used to getting your brows tinted, do it no less than 24 hrs prior to treatment
● Do not tan or sun bathe 3 days before treatment
● Do not have any chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy, or any other intense treatment
Microblading After Care:
1. Day 1-3 keep dry. Day 4 Wash with liquid ANTIBACTERIAL soap, everyday 1X/day, 5-10 sec with lukewarm water and pat dry.
2. Apply rice grain size amount of Butter (given at 1st session) to brow’s after patting dry. If you run out of provided products, you can use a tiny amount of grape seed oil in place of Butter.
3. For major itch relief you can use Bactine, which contains lidocaine and benzalkonium chloride. It will also disinfect the area. (one spray on sterilized gauze and softly pat or if Brow’s are flaking apply small amount with clean fingertips) You can also apply the butter to soothe the itch.
4. To soothe dry tight skin/brows, apply a rice grain amount of butter provided in the aftercare packet
5. After 10-12 days, you can continue to use liquid soap if scabs are still on and to keep eyebrows clean
For Best Results Do not:
1. Do not use any other ointments, creams with vitamins or antibiotics on eyebrows
2. No working out 2 days after treatment
3. No sauna, swimming in public pools, lakes or other risky places until scabs are completely off
4. No sunbathing, solarium or tanning for 4 weeks. If exposed to direct sun, please always wear a hat.
5. No tinting, chemical peels, mesotherapy, dermabrasion, botox, and any other strong treatments for 4 weeks after treatment.
6. No heavy cosmetics on affected area for 2 weeks after scabs are removed completely. A light powder can be used.
7. Do not scratch, touch and sleep on your eyebrows
HEALED RESULTS DEPEND ON EACH AND EVERYONE OF THESE THINGS LISTED ABOVE TO BE DONE AND FOLLOWED CAREFULLY.