What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as Eyebrow Embroidery is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent.
The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra-fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look. Microblading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow and is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration.
Frequently asked questions
HOW LONG DOES THE MICROBLADING PROCEDURE TAKE?
PRIOR TO MICROBLADING PROCEDURE
- It is very important to refrain from all alcohol, aspirin, or aspirin products, such as blood thinners. Please check with your physician if you are taking blood thinners to determine if this procedure is right for you.
- Please refrain from Ibuprofen and Aleve for 24 hours prior to your appointment.
- The only product for aches and pain that will not make you bleed is Tylenol.
- Also refrain from Vitamin E and fish oil capsules for 7 days prior to your application.
- Please avoid energy drinks & coffee for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Not having caffeine in your system will help you to relax much more easily, as well as help to relax the facial muscles in the areas we will be working on.
- Please don’t bring small children to the appointment.
- Please turn off your phone during the procedure.
- Only you will be allowed in the room during the Microblading procedure due to liability and sanitation reasons. In addition, Microblading requires focus and concentration by the artist. Any distraction should be avoided.
DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
AFTER MICROBLADING PROCEDURE
- Keep eyebrows lightly glossed with post care cream 3 times per day for 5 days. Do not over use ointment, only apply very thin layer. Do not suffocate your eyebrows.
- Do not use any Retin-A, Glycolic Acids, Peroxide, Neosporin while healing
- Do not scrub,scratch or pick your eyebrows.
- Do not expose area to sun or tanning beds!
- Avoid any facials, swimming, whirlpools or sauna for 7 days.
- Do not exercise the first 3-5 days. No heavy sweating!
- No make-up on the eyebrows for 14 days!
- Do not tint eyebrows for the next 30 days.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MICROBLADING TO HEAL?
The eyebrow area and color will appear very dark for the first few days following the procedure. Slight swelling and redness is also normal for one or two days after the procedure. Don’t be alarmed, this is completely normal for the procedure and is all part of the healing process. In the following days, you may notice slight scabbing. DO NOT PICK at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the Microbladed area. It takes approximately 7 to 14 days for the brows to heal and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. The true color will reveal itself once your brows are completely healed. The eyebrows will lighten up in color and can fade anywhere from 40% to 60% as they heal, which is normal. It is also normal for the brows to shrink by approximately 1/3 during the healing process. It is very important that you follow all the post procedure instructions that we will provide to you for your eyebrows to ensure proper healing.
Please be patient. Healing takes up to 30 days and any imperfections will be addressed at the follow-up session 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure.
AM I SUITABLE FOR MICROBLADING?
If any of the following apply to you, then you are likely not a suitable candidate for Microblading. If you have questions, please call and we can discuss your situation.
- Using Accutane in the past year
- Have heart conditions or using heart medications
- Have skin disease or irritations
- Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
- Sick with cold, flu, or sinus/respiratory infection (please reschedule your appointment and stay home to recover)
- Skin irritations including: sunburn, rash, eczema, shingles, acne, or psoriasis near the treated area
- Pregnant or nursing
- Under age 18
- Had Botox within 3 weeks from scheduled appointment (Botox should be performed 3 weeks before or 3 weeks after the procedure)
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Undergoing chemo
- Prone to keloid scarring
- Pacemaker or major heart problems please let us know then we are not using machine
- Had an organ transplant
- Viral infections and or diseases
- Transmittable blood disease, HIV or Hepatitis
- Have oily skin. If you have extremely oily skin, the Microblading technique may NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hair-strokes to expel the pigment or heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered instead of a crisp hair stroke appearance or may not retain the pigment at all.
- Have had chemical peels within 60 days prior to procedure (must wait 60 days after procedure for chemical peels)
- Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note authorizing the procedure.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OR COMPLICATIONS OF MICROBLADING?
I take all proper safety and sanitary precautions to minimize the risk of complications. I only use sterilized and disposable equipment, in a clean, professional and sanitized environment. There should be minimal risks or complications when clients follow our pre and post care instructions. Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, they are possible for certain individuals. We offer a pigment patch test for all clients (upon request), and recommend a patch test for those who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:
- Topical makeup products
- Gold, silver and nickel
- Hair dyes
- Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE RESULTS FROM MICROBLADING?
As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. I always recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists' work and portfolio when making their decisions. Prior to the procedure, I will outline the shape and style of your eyebrows to your satisfaction. The procedure will not begin until you are satisfied and approve the shape and style of your new eyebrows. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical and no two sides of the face are the same. Perfection is my goal, but brows are sisters not twins.
Permanent Makeup is an Art, not a science.
Prior to the procedure, I will suggest the best color for you based on your natural hair color and your desired result. Remember, pigment discoloration and color can be addressed during the touch up session.
CANCELLATIONS / NO SHOWS
If you need to reschedule your appointment, we request a minimum of 24 hours prior. Please be considerate as we set aside the time and effort to be ready for your service and to other clients who could have an appointment during the time we have reserved for you.