Frequently Asked Questions

Nanoblading

What is Nanoblading?


Nanoblading, is a semi-permanent, cosmetic tattoo treatment for eyebrows that uses a combination of ultra-fine nano needles and pigment, to mimic the diameter and dimension of a real hair stroke in the skin.




Benefits of Nanoblading?


-Those who want to save time from daily makeup application. -Those who are active and constantly sweating or rubbing off their makeup. -Those with unsteady hands for makeup application. -Those who have allergies to traditional makeup. -Those with alopecia or loss of brow hair due to chemotherapy. -Those who over plucked and cannot grow back their brow hairs.




What is the difference between Nanoblading and Microblading?


Despite the name, neither nanoblading or microblading utilizes a blade. Nanoblading creates the finest hair strokes with the least amount of skin trauma. It has minimal to no bleeding, faster healing time, miminal scabbing, longer lasting results, and is siutable for all skin types. It is considerably less invasive as it uses a digital machine to implant pigment rather than manually cutting into the skins dermis layer. Nanoblading also provides an ultra-realistic effect by creating the illusion of texture, depth and movement. Soft shading can also easily be layered to mimic density, creating the illusion of fuller brows; a result that cannot be achieved or replicated by microblading. Nano is the newest technology in the permanent makeup industry, and therefore obtains cleaner, precise results, through a gentle application.




Does the procedure hurt?


Although perceptions of pain are highly subjective, every effort to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of your appointment is in place. This includes a topical anesthetic cream and gel are used to numb before and during the procedure. I also use a elevating knee wedge to help reduce back strain and pressure. Please keep in mind, if you are on your menstrual cycle, you will be sensitive to pain.




How long does permanent makeup last for?


Nanoblading is a semi-permanent treatment that normally lasts 1 to 2.5 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare. Touch-up appointments are avaliable throughout the year to maintain desired result.




How long does the procedure take?


An average treatment is about 2.5-4 hours.




How old do you have to be to get tattooed?


You must be 18 years or older to be tattooed at Lovely Brows.




Will I need a touchup after my initial appointment?


The majority of clients will require 2 sessions to perfect their desired result. After we achieve your desired brow, an annual touchup is recommend to maintain results.




Can I book Nanoblading if I am on Accutane?


Unfortunately I cannot tattoo any clients that are on accutane as the medication places you on high risk for hypersensitivity, scarring and hyperpigmentation. Clients cannot take accuntane for 12 months before any nanoblading treatment.





Lamination

What is Brow Lamination?


Brow Lamination is an affordable and non-invasive three-step brow treatment that relaxes your brow hairs, resulting in a versatile brow that can be worn full and fluffy or sleak and tamed. Lamination will give your brows a set, uniform shape by positioning the hairs to hide small gaps and give the illusion of major hair growth. Brow Lamination is an amazing solution & great alternative to Nanoblading!




How long does Brow Lamination last?


Although you can expect your Brow Lamination to last up to 2 months! You can prolong the look with brow gel or wax until your next appointment.




Benefits of Brow Lamination?


Brow Lamination is beneficial for both men and women who have coarse, stubborn brow hairs that do not lay flat or in the same direction or for those who want a temporary alternative to Nanoblading.





General

Why choose Lovely Brows?


With 6+ certifications, I have successfully completed and obtained 3 certifications, specializing in 3 different Nanoblading techniques; nanostrokes, powder ombre and combination. I am a certified Brow Lamination technician and certified tint specialist. I am also BBP Certified (safe work practices and safety awareness training) upon completing additional training program prepared by Work Safe BC. Safety is my priority for every procedure, and therefore; I only invest in the most advanced products for the safest and highest quality work. All of my prodcuts are developed to allow me to personalize my work to accurately achieve my client's needs and desires with utmost precision. Supporting the individuality and uniqueness for all of my clients are attributes I strive for! All of my pigments are developed to achieve long term colour retention and safety. They contain the highest grade of cosmetic and pharmacological ingredients, are produced with purified water, and are sterilized. All pigments used also have an internal correction factor to counterbalance any potentional red or grey healing. My pigments are 100% free of preservatives, parabens, azo pigments (Azo Pigments are the largest group of synthetic dye, however are carcinogenic in nature and therefore can be cancer causing) and ingredients of human or animal origin. I also provide you with an aftercare kit with an aftercare instructions pamphlet.




How do I book an appointment?


Appointments can be booked via email by contacting me directly at lovelybrowsbyliv@gmail.com You can also book by calling the salon, La Boutique, where I am located at (250) 656 - 7189.




Where are you located?


I am located inside the beautiful salon, La Boutique in Sidney, British Coloumbia. 2393 Beacon Ave, across from the TD Bank.