What IS Microblading?
Microblading is a manual "hand" method of permanent cosmetics for your eyebrows which creates extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. The results? Perfectly natural looking, thick, full brows.
How long does Microblading last?
Depending on your skin type, environmental factors, and home care, the pigment can last 2 to 5 years.
Is Microblading painful?
The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, there is an anesthetic applied prior to, and during, to keep this to a minimum and where it is completely tolerable.
How does it work?
The pigment is applied with a specific tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. Your artist will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique required, and your skin type. The pigment is applied just below the epidermis, the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 30 days after your initial treatment.
How long does the service last?
The appointment should take about two hours, possibly three hours if consultation is completed during the application session.
Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for a Microblading treatment?
• Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic is questionable)
• Keloids, or if you have tendency to keloid; birthmarks or moles.
• Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Blood thinning medication (doctor's note is required)
• Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
• If any skin disease symptoms, or irritation, appear on the area to be treated.
• You've recently had Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport, (wait 2 weeks) or Filler treatment (must wait 2 months)
• Old PMU; Other services may be required, i.e. Lightening or Correction
• Broken capillary in the eyebrow area
• After waxing (must wait 3 days)
• After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my service?
• Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment. This prevents successful anesthetic.
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment. This causes excess bleeding.
• Do not take omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
• Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
• No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.
• No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.
• Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.
What can I expect during my service?
1. The artist will need to do a patch test on the skin at least 24 hours before the procedure, to ensure there is no allergy to the pigment. There is a waiver available for those who wish to decline.
2. Before the appointment begins, the artist will provide a quick consultation to review expectations and results of the treatment.
3. The artist then draws on the eyebrow shape to complement your unique face shape and size.
4. Next, the artist chooses the perfect color. Your natural skin tone & natural hair color are considered.
5. Topical anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort prior to and throughout the service.
6. Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow.
7. After each pass, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin.
8. Once that's finished, the artist cleans the area thoroughly.
9. After the service, the artist will apply ointment that will continue to be used for the next 7 days.
Is there any After-Procedure Care?
Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:
• Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Acid based products on the face or neck.
• Picking, peeling or scratching of the pigmented area-- avoid scarring of the area, or removal of the pigment.
• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
• Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow wound healing.
• Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.
• Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care A&D Ointment with a cotton swab.
• Before showering apply a layer of A&D to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head. Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days after procedure, however, experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms quickly disappear.
• Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade more quickly.
What happens during the touch up?
The touch up is recommended 30, no more than 45, days after initial treatment. During your touch up, the artist will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer, or achieve a darker color.
What's the Microblading healing process like?
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended 30-45 days after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!
Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, this is excess pigment and/or body fluid naturally exiting your skin).
Once healing of the skin starts, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later, skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once healing is complete, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, natural looking eyebrows.