Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology


Permanent Makeup Services

Microblading (Hair Strokes)

Microblading is a form of tattooing, in which a small handheld tool is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin to mimic natural-looking eyebrow hair. These fine strokes help enhance, reshape, or add volume to finer brow hair.

ideal for dry to normal skin types

Ombré Powder Brows (Machine Shading)

This technique uses a machine to place pigment into the skin, gradually building up the color and saturation. It will resemble light brow makeup and not individual hairstrokes (like microblading). If you want to replace your brow makeup as much as possible, this service is best for you!

great for all skin types, especially those with oily or mature skin

Combo Brows (Hair Strokes + Machine Shading)

This technique helps add dimension with hair strokes and density to the brow with shading, which creates a perfect blend to your natural hair. Combo brows are great for those with natural to no brow hair, but are looking for a more filled in, fuller brow makeup look.

ideal for any skin type, including oily/large pores, little to no brow hair, patchy hair growth, or mature skin

Permanent Makeup FAQ's

Although microblading is considered to be a form of tattooing, it does eventually fade over time due to the pigment used, the density of the hair strokes, and also if one does not keep up with the touch-up appointments. Microblading deposits pigment into the epidermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which place pigment deeper into the skin.

After your initial session and your 6-10 week perfecting session, microblading can last around 1-2 years. Ombré and Combo brows can last anywhere from 1-3 years. 

*Results may vary due to skin type, lifestyle, medications, and sun exposure.

*Touch ups are necessary, and aftercare is KEY to keep your brows looking their best!

Yes! Touch ups are normal and expected in permanent cosmetics. All services require two sessions- the initial appointment and the touch up appointment. During the touch up, we will assess your healing results and make adjustments, which will increase the durability of your brows. Touch up appointments are booked for 6-10 weeks after your first session. Following this second appointment, touch-ups should be every 10-18 months, or as needed.

A topical numbing cream is applied throughout to make you feel at ease and comfortable during the service, but pain tolerance does vary from client to client. If the client is having the service done during their menstrual cycle, some increased sensitivity may occur. 

There is no downtime per say because clients normally walk out ready to show off their new brows, but they will be initially bolder and a little patchy for about the first week or so depending on the client. The color will later rise back to the surface to a beautiful, natural color within 2-5 weeks. On average, your brows will fade up to 30-50% after your first appointment, which is why it is important to book your touch up appointment.

Microblading heals best on dry to normal skin. If you have oily skin, an ombre or combination brow would help achieve the best results.

Permanent Makeup Expectations

Preparing For Your Eyebrow Service

Real CCSD Microblading Results