Nanobrows Amsterdam

Frequenty asked questions

Semi-Permanent make-up technique is a type of tattooing in different methods such as Microblading, Powderbrows or Nanobrows for the eyebrows or Lip Blush for the lips

During pregnancy there is an increased risk of infection when using Semi-Permanent make-up. The body goes through a change and the blood flow is stronger, which means that healing can take longer. It is strongly not advised for a pregnant woman to get semi-permanent make up.

The eyebrow area will be slightly red in color after the procedure but subside after 30 minutes. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process that takes up to 4 weeks. During the healing time, the eyebrows darken and you see a slight crusting around the microblading hairs. Do not pick at the scabs (!) As this will damage the repair of the skin and your eyebrow. After the crusting, the eyebrows will be 40% lighter and the fine microblading hairs will fall nicely between your eyebrows hairs. It takes about 1 month for the color to fully penetrate the skin. That is why we recommend booking a touch-up treatment after 4 – 6 weeks to refill the spots that have not picked up the color, and to correct the shape or possibly color so that you can use it for up to 1 – 2 years to enjoy!

When you book a microblading treatment for the first time, the full session lasts approximately 2 hours. During the treatment, the eyebrow technician will shape and style the client’s eyebrows with the client’s approval. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the customer is satisfied with the choices, we begin the Microblading process.

Yes! A follow-up treatment is necessary after 4 – 6 weeks because everyone heals differently and the outcome will be different. Certain areas may not pick up during the first treatment and need to be refilled. The pigment color may need to be adjusted or the eyebrow thickness should be restored, we can also add more lines during the touch up to make the eyebrow fuller if desired. Customers with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the follow-up as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, during your follow-up treatment, we refine your eyebrows to make sure they stay looking perfect and keep the color all year long!

Many customers often wonder if a semi-permanent make-up treatment is painful. Microblading can feel stinging / distressing, but in many cases it doesn’t hurt. During the treatment you will receive a light anesthetic cream from the eyebrow technician so that you feel little or nothing during the treatment. Our customers describe the feeling as well as the pain experience that epilation of the eyebrows entails. So it is not too bad!

We do not recommend the use of alcohol, aspirin / ibuprofen or vitamins that can thin your blood for atleast 24 hours before treatment. Also do not use the tanning bed, so that we can assess your natural skin tone. No facial scrubs or chemical peels two weeks prior to treatment. Feel free to come in with your eyebrow makeup on so our technician can see your everyday eyebrow look you want. Reference photos and examples of eyebrow shapes and colors are always welcome. We will work towards creating the perfect symmetrical brows for you!

Not everyone will get satisfactory results, so Microblading is not for everyone.
People of brown and darker skin (5 and 6) don’t always pack well and fade more quickly. dark skin tones have the most oily skin
Ombre brows are the solution for everyone and suitable for all skin types and skin colors.


Please visit our “Knowledge Base” to know more about Semi permanent make up.


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