What is Microstroking

Microstroking is cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as microblading, feathered brows, embroidery, 3d brows, micropigmentation or dermal implantation. This technique is achieved by implanting pigment in the dermal layer of the skin using a hand tool to  manually create strokes that resemble eyebrow hairs. The hand tool is a grouping of needles affixed to a handle (this tool is disposable and sterile).

Microstroking is the perfect service for those who want to fill in thin/sparse eyebrows, eyebrows with bald spots, total brow reconstruction or alopecia. You can wake up to perfectly groomed eyebrows everyday without worrying about filling them in with makeup. No more stress of your eyebrows smearing or disappearing throughout the day.

Esthetic Haus is licensed by The State of Illinois Department of Public Health as a Body Art Establishment.

About the Service

Step 1: Together you and your specialist customize the right eyebrow shape, thickness, and color for you. Before the service is begun, the specialist will work on shape and fullness of your brows with a pencil. Once an agreement on the shape has been made swatches of potential colors are placed on your skin. Yourself and the specialist will choose the perfect color.

Step 2: To keep discomfort to a minimum, anesthetic creams are used before and during the procedure.

Step 3: The specialist implants pigment into the dermal layer of skin creating crisp, fine hair strokes that resembles eyebrow hair. The entire process takes about 2 hours and there is no down time. A touch up is required 2-4 months after initial procedure. Touch ups are recommended once a year to prevent natural fading.

Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Accutane (must be off for 1 year)
  • Prone to Keloids
  • Diabetic
  • Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Pacemaker/Defibrillator/Heart Conditions
  • Organ transplant
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Botox in the past 2 weeks
  • Hemophiliac
If you are on the following medications
  • Triflusal (Disgren)
  • Clopidogrel (Plavix)
  • Prasugrel (Effient)
  • Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
  • Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
  • Cilostazol (Pletal)
  • Vorapaxar (Zontivity)
  • Dipyridamole (Persantine
  • Coumadin
  • Pradaxia (dibigatran)
  • Xarelto (rivaraxaban)
  • Eliquis (apixaban)
  • Savaysa (edoxaban)
Before Care
  • Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil or Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
  • No alcohol or caffeine 2 days before the procedure.
  • No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure.
  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
  • No tweezing/ waxing at least 48 hours before procedure; electrolysis no less than five days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least three weeks.
  • Do not workout the day of the procedure
  • 4-5 hours after your procedure clean your brows with distilled or boiled water at room temperature with cotton balls, pads or gauze. Squeeze out the excess water from cotton ball, pad or gauze so that they are not saturated before wiping off any ointment or lymph fluids.
  • NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days.
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and loss of pigment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
  • Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
  • NO facials, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
Longterm Aftercare
  • Use a good sunscreen because sun exposure will fade your cosmetic tattoo.
  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your cosmetic tattoo.
  • The regular use of Retin­A/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used on the forehead will cause the cosmetic tattoo to fade prematurely.
  • The use of chemical peels and acid peels regularly on the forehead can cause cosmetic tattoos to fade prematurely.



Microstroking $600

Booking Fee $100 ( non-refundable, holds appointment and goes toward your service)
First Visit $350
Follow Up Appointment $150

Microstroking Color Boost

Color boost within 1 – 2 years of last visit $300
Color boost after 2 years of last visit $375
Color boost after 3 years of last visit $450
Color boost after 4 years of last visit $600


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