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Microblading & Eyelashes

Microblading:
Microblading Eyebrows Are The New Trend

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Curious about microblading?

What are common questions about microblading?
“These are the common questions:
Q. What is Microblading?

A. Microblading is the artistic technique of tattooing individual hair strokes with a handheld tool called a microblade. Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists hand draw each hair to match the color and coarseness of your eyebrows. The result? Gorgeous & Natural looking eyebrows.

Q. How long does it last?

A. Microblade eyebrows last 12 to 18 months for most people. We recommend a touch-up within 6 to 8 weeks for Introductory clients

Q. Does it hurt?

A. Most clients report little or no pain!  At Riva Health+Wellness we use a medical grade topical anesthetic before the procedure to numb the affected area.

Q. How long is the appointment?

A. It usually takes 2 hours.  We thoroughly spend time going over colors and drawing eyebrow shapes.

Q. How do I make an appointment?

A. Go on Mind and Body and sign up with Sonya Savage or give us a call at 267-534-2979.

Q. How should I prepare for my appointment?

A. In the week before your appointment, we recommend avoiding blood thinners, aspirin, alcohol or using retinol creams.

Q. How long does it take to heal?

A. In the first 7 days, you’ll need to avoid getting them wet, working out or wearing brow makeup. It takes about 30 days to completely heal, in which time you may experience mild scabbing.

Q. What is the aftercare?

A. Stay out of the sun and water while your microblading heals. Avoid chlorine, exfoliation creams, and sun exposure; they may cause your color to fade. We recommend applying a small amount of A&D ointment twice a day.

Q. When should I get a touch up? How much is it?

A. We recommend a touch-up within 4 to 8 weeks.  You can get a touch-up after that as often as you like to maintain your results.

Q. Can I get microblading while pregnant?

A. No, we do not recommend microblading while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Who is ineligible for microblading?

A. Microblading may not be recommended for those with oily skin or large pores; if unsure we offer free consultations.  If that’s you, you may want a shading or combination shading and microblading technique. We also do not provide microblading for people under 18 years old (unless signed off by a parent), pregnant or nursing, if you have diabetes, glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment, allergies to makeup, Keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis, skin cancer, hemophilia, or if you’re taking skin medications like ro-accutaine and steroids.

Q. Can I get permanent makeup if I have Juvederm injections/fillers?

A. We recommend getting microblading first, or ask your Juvederm specialist for clearance.

Q. Can microblading hide/cover my scars?

A. It’s great for that! But we recommend sending us a photo of your eyebrows without makeup so one of our artists can review and let you know whether you’re a candidate for microblading.

Q. Does microblading work on all skin tones and skin types?

A. Yes! Microblading works on all skin tones and colors. Check out our Instagram feed at RivaHealthWellness. If you have oily skin, large pores, Keloid disorder, we do not recommend microblading. Call us for a consultation.

Q. What is the difference between microblading vs. micropigmentation?

A. Technically microblading is a form of micropigmentation, but we use a microblade to hand draw individual hair strokes. Micropigmentation specialists use a permanent makeup machine, which offers less control and results in blurrier strokes.

Q. Does it look like REAL HAIR?

A. Yes! Because we hand draw every hair stroke, you will be so excited at this super precise technique.

Q. No more drawing my eyebrows every morning?

A. Believe it! This treatment transforms people’s lives! The results are incredible!

Microblading for Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common issue that, no matter how severe, can easily be discouraging. According to the American Association of Hair Loss, 40-percent of Americans who experience hair loss are women. Although it’s an issue that affects so many women, treating hair loss whether it’s via over-the-counter topical products, or in-office treatments, can be time-consuming, expensive, and won’t provide immediate results, which is what makes microblading your eyebrows an effective alternative.

Cancer Patients & Microblading?

Clients who are about to commence a cycle of chemotherapy know they will lose their hair. They are rarely prepared when they lose their brow hair. The trip to the hairdressers is planned, wig chosen, fab and funky head scarves tried on etc. the same prep is rarely done for the eyebrows!  Sometimes we don’t realize how important those little hairs over the eyes are until they are gone.

Eyebrow microblading has provided a more permanent solution to thin brows for those of us who have been let down by every powder, pencil, and gels. Riva Health+Wellness will help you achieve your dream brows, by creating an embroidery of small like strokes of pigment to mimic hair loss.

Q. Clients tell us that whilst they were prepared for head hairloss, it was the brow loss that upset them most?  Is this you? Let us help.

An Eyebrow Embroidery/Microblading treatment could be done up to a few days before the Chemo commenced.

The first pass of Microblading ideally needs to happen well before Chemo commences, but can be done safely up to 4 days beforehand.
Microblading has been done the day before chemotherapy starts, but check with your oncology nurse just in case. Most patients do not become neutropenic until after the second session, thus reducing any risks.

The “touch up” can be delayed to 6 weeks after chemo ceases. 


Alopecia & Your Eyebrows

If you’re affected by alopecia for whatever reason, your eyebrow hair will most likely be affected as well. Inevitably, you’ll be concerned about how you look (and feel) when you’re out and about. You’ll want to do all you can to look as natural as possible and to keep your confidence levels soaring to the moon. Microblading is the most natural option.

Is Microblading a good choice for Alopecia patients?
Yes.  Microblading is highly recommended for Alopecia patients.  


Pricing

Introductory Clients – $500

  • A touch up is recomended within 4 to 8 weeks of the Introductory session.
    • $100 deposit required.

Touch ups – $150

Only clients that have gotten their microblading from Riva Health=Wellness qualify.
• After 4 to 8 weeks from Introductory session

Re-occurring clients – $300

Clients that have had previous work done from Riva Health+Wellness
• 12 – 18 months after Introductory session  ** If little to no hairs are left the fee will be full price

Consultations – FREE

Find out how Microblading will help you. Schedule your appointment today for your free consultation.  

Cancellations and Prices
If appointments are not canceled or rescheduled within 72 hours of scheduled appointment clients will forfeit their $100 deposit. All prices are subject to change. Clients with previous work done from other artists with need to be evaluated thoroughly before any work can be done.

LASH EXTENSIONS & TINTING

 

 

 

 

Lash Extensions

Full Set
2.5 Hours $300

2-3 Week Refill
45 Minutes $75

3-4 Week Refill
60 Minutes $100

5 Week+ Refill
75 Minutes+ $125+

Tinting

Lash Tint – $35

Brow Tint  – $25

WAXING

Waxing

Brow wax – $25                  Brow Shaping – $40

Lip/Chin – $15                    Underarm – $20

Half Arm – $30                    Full Arm – $40

Brazilian – $50                    Bikini – $30

Full Brazilian – $60             Upper leg – $45

Full leg – $85                      Lower leg – $40