If thinning or un-even eyebrows are keeping you from feeling your best, then Microblading is perfect for you! Microblading is a non-permanent technique designed for brows, allowing the beauty of natural brows to be accentuated. The pigment we use is vegan friendly and 100% natural and can last anywhere between 6 months to 2 years.
The pain depends on the individual, but generally we can say: yes, a little. It’s a different sort of feeling and may be a little itchy but not completely painful.
The process is done via a blade which consists of micro-needles. The artist will match the color of the hair with ink and the ink is sliced into the superficial layers of the skin. The artist creates hair like strokes in order to create a fuller, natural brow design.
Pre-treatment instructions are provided below:
- Avoid caffeine the day of procedure.
- Restrain from alcoholic beverages 48 hours prior to procedure.
- Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen or any similar pain reliever should not be used 7 days prior to procedure.
- Tweezing or waxing should be done 48 hours prior to procedure.
- Do not expose the areas to be treated to the sun or tanning beds for one week prior to procedure.
- Fillers should be done 6 weeks prior to your scheduled procedure or done 6 weeks after the procedure.
- Arrive for the procedure with a clean, dry face, and free of any products and makeup.
- Consult with your physician before taking or discontinuing the use of any medications.
- If is recommended to NOT have a tan/burn on your dace at the time of the procedure.
- No eyebrow tinting 5 days before the procedure.
- Botox injections should be performed either 2 months prior to your scheduled procedure or 1 month after your final procedure.
- TYLENOL is best for minor pain relief.
- Small ice packs may be used (5 min max) to minimize swelling the day of, and the day after the procedure.
- for the first 3-4 days, avoid soap and cleansing products.
- Avoid getting new brows wet.
- No cleansers, creams, make-up or any other products on procedure area for 10 days.
- DO NOT use products with fragrances or hard chemicals, Peroxide, Retin-A or Glycolic Acids for 4 weeks following procedure.
- DO NOT use antibacterial / antibiotic ointments such as Neosporin.
- UNDER NO CIRMCUMSTANCES should you scrub, scratch, or pick treated areas.
- AVOID sun exposure and tanning beds, facials, sweating, swimming, whirlpools, and exertion for at least 14 days.
- AVOID sleeping on your face.
- KEEP ALL PETS kisses and dander away from treated areas until completely healed.
- FOLLOW ALL post care instructions provided.
No, microblading is nothing like permanent tattooing. You will look perfectly fine after the session – your brows will be slightly red but nothing crazy.
Days 1 - 2: The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a narrower appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and bolder in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
Day 3 - 7: Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins. Star applying a thin coat of ointment provided. Apply ointment days 3-7, in the AM & PM.
Day 7-10: The skin begins to flake and peel from the outside edges first. Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies. Color may appear to disappear during the healing process.
Day 11-21: Through the final healing stages, color will emerge and refine. Some strokes may fade and come back and some will not. The touch-up will correct and address with the tough skin that did not absorb the pigment well.
NOTE: Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition, based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates. Since skin is delicate and sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden for 1-3 days. Permanent makeup procedures are affected by the canvas (your skin) that they are performed on. If your skin is sun damaged (even from tanning beds), thick and uneven textures, and/or excessively dry or oily, the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, and age of skin, all contribute to fading. Color refreshers are sometimes needed to ensure the best results and to keep your permanent makeup looking the best.
When we zoom deep into the actual procedure of microblading we come across the following three phases: design, the actual process and fine-touching. Thus during the first phase we will design you perfect brows. This means that we use special tools to measure the different parts of your brow-line, as well as your facial features and draw so-called ‘new brows’ to on your skin. When you see and approve the design we’ll suggest you pigments that match with the color of your skin and hair the best.During the ‘blading’ phase we use a special microblading blade that actually consists of 11-14 tiny blades to slice the pigment into the surface layers of tour skin. As this phase looks a bit like tattooing many people may get the false idea that there is something in common when it comes to perm tattoos and microblading. However, that’s the integral part of the procedure and it indeed results in you having ‘perfect new brows’.During the fine-touching phase we use different calming creams on your skin and tell you all about what is going to happen in the following days. You will get fully prepared to cope with your changed looks and take the best care of your new microbladed brows.
Well, it depends of whether you follow the instructions or not :) The most important thing is to keep your skin dry and clean. This means that you should not jump into a pool within a couple of days after the procedure. We also suggest you not go in for physical activities that cause heavy sweating. Sun exposure or tanning is a big no-no for at least 72 hours. In addition to that you should keep your fingers off your new brows - no touching! We all know that the skin starts to really itch and you want to peel off smaller pieces of dead skin, however you shouldn’t do that! No super-strong anti-aging creams or other anti-aging stuff, a lot of keep-calm attitude, and you should be perfectly fine :)
As with all the services in the beauty industry the quality of materials used determines the end-result to a large extent. We only use the pigments with the highest quality. These pigments do not include any metals and are 100% natural (this by the way, is also one of the reasons those dissolve into your skin during the year, making microblading vastly different from tattooing). If the pigments used are not with the highest quality or if those contains any sort of metals, the results can be pretty devastating: not only rash but also pinkish, close to blueish or even orange skin-tone, heavy irritation and other worries.
There are some rare types of skin that do not react to microblading well. However, you should consult with a physician during your consideration for microblading. There have been a couple of clients we have turned down because of excessively oily skin, however, this means that the skin must be really remarkably and unusually oily. You should not go for microblading if you have moles close to your brows and also when there are large capillaries or keratosis in your brow area.
This is a possibility, however it has never happened to us (knock on wood :) ). The chances that you will discover after the procedure that the brows you got are not at all as you imagined them to be, are really slim. Why? Because during the design phase you’ll get a pretty good idea how your new brows are going to look. In addition to that let’s not forget that we always start with a thorough consultation. We will discuss each and every step, talk about and agree on the brow design and color. However, we have heard some horror-stories about microbladed brows that look bad and therefore there is only one great and sure way to avoid this problem: have a professional do your brows! Professionals are highly trained and have excessive amounts of training hours. When you go for a hyper-discounted knockoff you’re on your own babe, as they say :) And if something terrible happens the person who generated this chaos on your forehead can also take a lot less responsibility because most likely his or her name is not connected to any significant brand or company.