What is microblading?
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattoo done manually by hand to implant pigment into the dermis layer of the skin. It gives the finest, most natural results, and due to the fact it does not go as deep into the skin as a traditional tattoo. Microblading is considered semi permanent.
Is microblading a good option for me?
If you have extremely oily skin, the constant production of oil could cause the strokes to heal more diffused instead of crisp fine lines, it will appear as a more powder filled brow.
If you have little to no brow hair the result could appear more 2 dimensional instead of 3d as it does on clients with a decent amount of natural hair to blend with the tattoo. Also a 3rd session is almost always necessary when someone has no brow hair at all.
If you have an iron deficiency the pigment could fade faster because the pigments are iron oxide based.
Does microblading hurt?
I apply a topical anesthetic before and throughout the whole procedure to keep you as comfortable as possible. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. Some find it painful, but most compare it to the pain of tweezing, if not less painful. Getting your brows tattooed during your menstrual cycle could cause more sensitivity.
What should I do to prepare for the procedure?
Avoid alcohol and excessive caffeine for 48 hrs. Drinking alcohol and caffeine can cause excess bleeding which will dilute the pigment and enable me to see clearly while i am working.
If you are on any blood thinning medications that you *can* stop taking it is suggested to discontinue use for 48 hours as well.
If you normally get your eyebrows waxed or threaded please do so at least 48 hrs prior to the appointment.
If you plan to go on vacation it is recommended to wait at least 14 days after the procedure, since sun exposure and going in the water is discouraged during healing.
If you have a shape in mind it is suggested to bring photos so I can have a clear idea of what you are imagining. Just because there is a brow shape that you like, doesn’t mean it will always fit perfect on everyone’s face. We may need to make adjustments to make it just right for you.
How long does microblading last?
Microblading is considered semi-permanent. It will not wash off, but it fades over time and will not last forever. Color refreshing touchups are suggested every year or so to keep your brows from looking dull. How often you need a touchup depends on many factors such as color choice (lighter colors fade faster than darker colors), lifestyle (sun exposure, swimming in pools or jacuzzis often), and skincare products (glycolic acid, AHA, retinols, chemical peels, etc). Results cannot be completely guaranteed as each skin type can heal differently. Two sessions is only required as a guideline, another session may be needed or wanted to get desired results.
Immediately following the procedure your brows will appear much darker and they will be slightly red, as if you got your brows waxed. The few days following the procedure your brows will appear even darker, that means your skin is beginning to scab. Once the area scabs up the dark pigment on the surface will flake off. Once the top layer flakes off the color underneath will appear very light. It could take up to three weeks for the true color to develop in your skin. Typically the surface appears healed after 10 days.
How will I look after the procedure?
It is discouraged to bring anyone to the appointment as it can be distracting and my work space doesn’t have that much room to accommodate. If you feel the need to bring someone, based on the square footage of my work area, health department guidelines allow one guest to be in the room.
Can I bring guests to the appointment?
Consult your Doctor and provide written Doctor permission if:
- You are diabetic (consult your doctor)
- You are undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- You have epilepsy
- You have a pacemaker or major heart problems
- You have had an organ transplant
Microblading isn't everyone. You may not receive a microblading procedure if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have been on Accutane within 1 year
- You have irritation of the skin of any kind such as blemishes, pimples, rash, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, sunburn on the area of procedure.
- You are on Retin-A or Retinols. Be off 7 days before appointment and avoid 30 days after procedure.
- You are sick (cold, flu, etc. Will affect the healing process, please reschedule)
- You are under 18
- You have an old brow tattoo that is too dark
- You get keloid scars