Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo used to offer natural looking and defined eyebrows. Whether you have thin eyebrows naturally or just want to create a perfect symmetry, microblading is the best technology available for achieving natural looking results. The artist uses a microblade tool to apply color pigment strokes that look like real hairs. Touch ups may be necessary to maintain the desired look as color effect will fade over time.
The initial procedure can typically last from 2 1/2 to 3 hours since it does take some time to perfect both brows. Every treatment includes an in-depth consultation in which your artist makes sure you are comfortable with the shape and color of your brows. You will be given a numbing agent that will take up to 30 minutes to take effect followed by the actual procedure. Some people feel some discomfort and some people feeling no pain at all.
Results vary for every person depending on the pigment retention of individual’s skin, most people can expect the results to last 1-3 years over the course of two sessions. The initial session in which the majority of the work is completed should be followed with a touchup session about 4-8 weeks later.
What to expect in your appointment
- Medical and Client Consent Forms
- Applying Numbing Topical Anesthetic
- Determining Shape & Color
- Microblading process
- Before and After Pictures
- Aftercare Instructions
Before the Treatment
- Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energy drinks on the day of procedure.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before
- No tanning at least 3-5 days before appointment. Tanning causes exfoliating causing the color to fade.
- No waxing or tinting 3-5 days before microblading treatment.
- No dermabrasion, mesotherapy chemical peels or intense face treatments. If you do get any of these procedures done it is recommended you do so 2-3 weeks before appointment or it will cause skin cells to rejuvenate faster than usual and will result in skin irritation.
- No self-numbing
Day of the Treatment
- Please arrive least 10 minutes before your appointment. Late arrival will not be accepted, please call us; it can lead to your treatment being postponed to another day.
- We clean your brow area with sterile, hygienic pads and draw the brow form on to your skin.
- A photo will be taken, often times a photo will show defects or issues that may need to be addressed.
- We use a sterile microblading tool and disposable blade during your procedure.
- The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker the next day.
- For the next 10 days after the procedure, you want to avoid any water around the brow area, as this can result in the ink being washed out of the skin. Which includes keeping your face dry during a shower.
- Don’t wear makeup for at least a week. Pigments are still settling in open areas by the blading.
- Avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating until the area is completely healed and you have a follow-up appointment.
- Keep your hair away from your brow line.
- Apply medicated cream or healing balm as directed.
- Avoid any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck
- Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
- Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
Unfortunately if any of the below apply to you, you are not a candidate for microblading.
- Pregnant or nursing
- Diabetic patients
- If you are undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- Those with skin diseases (unless cleared by your physician)
- If you are currently sick (cold, flu, etc.)
- If you currently have any viral infections and/or diseases
- If you have ever had an organ transplant and are on immune system depressants
- If you have skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- Within two months after Botox treatment (after 2 months is allowed)
- Use of Accutane, Isoltretinoin, or other retinoids (after 6 months is allowed)
- If you have a pacemaker, this manual method can be used, but any machine use is not allowed.
- Very sensitive and pain intolerant
- Sunburn or frostbitten (allowed after symptoms are gone)
- Seborrhea Dermatitis
- Excessive sebum, oily skin
- Problem skin broken capillaries
- Very dry or peeling skin
- Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.