There are many different applications of semi-permanent makeup – i.e., Micro Pigmentation – Microblading is what has gotten attention lately, however it’s not a new procedure. It is a semi-permanent tattoo, using a “hair stroke” technique to create fuller, more defined, yet natural looking brows. A “single use” sterilized manual tool, consisting of a bundle of tightly bound needles creates a tiny cut to be able to deposit pigment into the skin, simulating the look of hair. The needles only reach the superficial layers of the skin, therefore lasting 1-3 years. The hair strokes fade down naturally over time, and you can freshen up every year or so, as per your preference. Other manual techniques we incorporate include micro feathering for fluffier brows, and micro etching/scoring to fill in minor bare spots. If you are looking for a more dramatic brow, consider a machine method of Powder Brows, or Combo Brows, which incorporates both methods. Regardless of what you choose, and don’t worry, we will help you decide what look is best for you, your brows will be custom designed and executed by using one of or a combination of these techniques.
Manual Method – Microblading, Feathering, Scoring, Etching $450 – 4-8 week perfecting session included
1-2 year Refresh $200 (for work done at Deyo only)
Powder Brows – using a machine (verses a hand tool), creating a soft powdery airbrushed brow. This is a fully filled in brow compared to the hair stroke method of Microblading.
$500 – 4-8 week perfecting session included
1-2 year Refresh $225 (for work done at Deyo only)
Combo Brows – combines the best of both worlds, creating crips Microblading strokes at the front of the brows, and filling in the body and the tails with the powder method for a more dramatic look.
$550 – 4-8 week perfecting session included
1-2 year Refresh $250 (for work done at Deyo only)
*We do offer touch ups/refreshes and corrections for work done elsewhere by other artists, but please understand you are new to us, and require a consultation to be able to quote pricing.*
What do I need to do to prepare prior to my Micro Pigmentation procedure?
Chemical exfoliants such as Retinol/Retin-A, glycolic acid, etc. must be discontinued 7 days prior to procedure. (It will cause the skin to bleed). Injections (Botox, Radiesse, JuvaDerm, Voluma, etc.) must be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after procedure. Chemical peels and laser treatments may not be done within 60 days before or after procedure. You cannot expose the area to the sun for 30 days prior to your procedure. Do not schedule this procedure within one week prior to a water vacation. Avoid alcohol and caffeine 1 day before procedure to minimize any oozing, bleeding or swelling – and this may reduce the effectiveness of numbing treatment. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin, fish oil or vitamin E or any other blood thinners 3 days prior to procedure unless medically necessary.
What can I expect during my appointment?
All the appropriate paperwork will be emailed to you, or can be downloaded on our website, and should be filled out prior to coming to your appointment if possible. We will have extras on hand if you forget! Be sure to read all the PRE instructions carefully to make sure you are a good candidate for Micro Pigmentation. Once you arrive, you and your artist will discuss shape, color and expectations for your brows. After your consultation, numbing cream will be applied and will need to sit for 20 minutes for it to process. Once you are numb and ready to go, the application will begin! The entire procedure should take about 2 hours. In 4-8 weeks you will return for your perfecting session (included in the initial cost) and will take about an hour to complete. Please note that this is a 2 step process and it’s normal for pigment to not retain 100% from the initial session.There are many variables that go into this, one being swelling, preventing pigment from depositing.
What can I expect afterwards?
Immediately after your session, you will have some minor redness and you will be thrilled! The morning after however – they will be DARK! DO NOT PANIC, IT WILL LIGHTEN! The color you will see the day after the procedure will lighten 30-50%! As the epidermis layer heals, sheds and renews, your brows will undergo many changes during the next 3-4 weeks. Please be patient with the process until after this time frame to see your final results. Any imperfections will be addressed at your perfecting session. During the healing process – DO NOT TOUCH your brows. You may experience flaking, dryness and itching. This is just your skin healing. It is normal. Leave them alone and let them go through the healing process. Yes, you will go through the same process after true second session, but a mixer version. It’s really not as scary is it may sound, and the healing process will pass quickly and you will be so glad you took the plunge!
Aftercare- Days 1-4, apply after care product (provided) several times a day to keep the cuts protected. Treat it like a wound – you don’t want bacteria getting in. However, it’s important to keep them clean, so if you see dried blood or lymph fluid, you can use a cotton round with warm water to blot. It’s ok to get them wet in the shower, but don’t put your face in the direct stream of water. Wash around your brows. Be careful not to disturb the pigment! Once you see flaking, drop down to morning and night with aftercare product. Discontinue at day 7. Please do not over saturate, as this can effect pigment retention! No excessive exercise/sweating for 3 days. No scratching, rubbing or picking! This may pull the pigment out or cause scarring. Do not wear any makeup on or near the eyebrows for 7 days. Stay out of steam rooms, saunas, swimming pools and the sun for 7 days. Always wear sun block – SPF 15 or higher – when outdoors. A complete list of Pre/Post care is available for download at the bottom of this page, and will be discussed, and an instruction sheet will be given to you at your appointment.
Here is a more detailed view of the healing process:
Day 1 – I love my brows!!
Day 2 – Holy cow they are dark!!
Day 3 – ok, they are itching now (Don’t scratch!!)
Days 4-8 – I’m molting!! You may have some minor scabbing, flaking, dry skin – this is all normal – do not pick, snd let it do its thing.
Days 10-20 – My brows are gone!! Don’t worry – new skin has formed over and has created a shade effect. Once this naturally sheds, the color will come back!
Days 21 on – This is the final result! However, it will be lighter than the initial application. Color can be boosted at the perfecting session if desired.
Who is NOT a candidate for semi-permanent makeup?
You are NOT a candidate for micro-pigmentation if you have/are any of the following:
- On Accutane or Steroids – must be off for 6 months prior
- Diabetes type 1, Lupus, Hepatitis type B/C, AIDS, Blood Disorders (Sickle Cell, Hemophilia),
- Active skin disorders such as Cold sores, Shingles, Impetigo, Psoriasis, Pink eye, sun burn, or severe acne
- Active Vitiligo
- Severe Rosacea
- Keloid formation issues
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
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Saline Tattoo Removal
Sometimes things can go wrong. The shape is off, or too dark, old work can ash or change color over time, or maybe you just want something different. (Or maybe you regret that ankle tattoo when you were 18 – we can fix that too!) Thankfully there is a solution! Li-FT Solution! Li-FT pigment lightning solution is a saline emulsion, applied with a sterile microshading hand tool or PMU pen machine (depending on darkness/depth of color) to remove unwanted permanent makeup or small tattoos on the body. It works by osmosis, drawling pigment out of the skin, into a scab, allowing it to fall off naturally, and the unwanted pigment along with it. Li-FT is a non-acid, high concentrate, salt/saline based solution containing: Lemon seed extract, Orange seed extract and aloe vera. LI-FT is one of the one safest saline removal in the industry. It is significantly less invasive and less painful than laser removal, and pre-numbing is done at the appointment for ease of comfort.
The healing process: You may experience swelling, redness, bleeding and some more than others. Everybody heals differently. The area can stay pink or discolored for several weeks or on some people it might take a few months for it to completely go away. You will experience some scabbing which is totally normal and is a good sign. The unwanted pigment will be drawn up into the scab so it is important to keep the scab as long as possibly. Let it fall off naturally. Full after care instructions will be given at the time of the initial appointment.
Removal can take up to 6 sessions, and must be done 6-8 weeks a part, allowing time for the skin to fully heal in between. It depends on how saturated or dark the pigment is, integrity of clients skin, healing history, if titanium is present in the pigment, and how much lightening is desired. Some may need just 1-2 sessions in order to perform new work over it. Most people will see significant lightening after the first treatment, however 3-4 sessions is average.
Initial session $175 – follow up appointments $125 per session *Package prices available after consultation for removal and application of new Microblading, Powder or Combo Brows
Emergency Removal (within 48 hours of a initial procedure) We have a 24-48 hour possibility after a procedure has been performed before the skin fully forms its epidural crust and we may attempt lightning. $250 first session, follow up appointments $125 per session
*Please note we specialize in eyebrow PMU removal, and small body art tattoos, and are not offering eyeliner or lip PMU removal at this time.*
Deyo Studio is fully licensed by the Oakland County Health Department and the State of Michigan as a Body Art Facility!