Who is not suitable for the procedure?
Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates:
• Pregnancy or nursing
• Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)
• Have skin disease or irritations (i.e. acne, keratosis, Seborrhea Dermatitis)
• Directly after Botox treatment (after 2 months is allowed)
• Use of Accutane, Isoltretinoin, or other retinoids (after 6 months is allowed)
• Sunburn or frostbitten (allowed after symptoms are gone)
• Very dry or peeling skin
• Excessive sebum, oily skin • Problem skin with broken capillaries
• Have heart conditions or using heart medications • Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
• Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
• Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason. Our brow technicians make the decision to microblade an individual based on their own discretion.
How long does it last?
Microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, therefore the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure and can typically last up to 3 years. However, everyone is different. Retention can depend on your age, skin type, after care and lifestyle. Skincare routine will affect the lasting effect of the pigment. Clients who tan, who are constantly exposed to the sun, use products with retinol, AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a color boost is suggested every 12-18 months. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.
Does it hurt?
This is procedure is designed to be a gentle procedure with minimal discomfort. The degree of discomfort will depend on several factors, such as if you opt for anesthetics, and your pain threshold. In the beginning you will feel a scratching feeling while we are marking the shape and design of the brow. A numbing cream is then applied which is absorbed into the skin within a few seconds. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, they may feel light scratching to nothing at all. After the procedure, there may be redness and slight swelling. Clients can take Tylenol for pain but not aspirin or ibuprofen.
How long does it take to heal?
The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and there may be slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about four weeks for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed at about the 4th-6th week.
How long is the procedure?
For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 3-3.5 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows using several tools and techniques to measure and align the shape that best suites the client’s facial structure. We then follow with pigment color selection. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration. Once the client and Brow Specialist agree with the choices, we begin the procedure.
Is the follow-up perfecting session necessary?
It is highly recommended for each client to return for a follow up perfecting session 4-8 weeks after the initial session. Everyone heals differently and outcome will vary, so it is important for Brow Specialist to examine brows after the healing process. Certain areas may not pick up during first session or heal uneven due to skin type and aftercare. Seventy percent of your outcome of your brows will be determined by aftercare. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. This will also ensure cleaner healed hair strokes and enforce longevity of your brows. Pigment color, brow thickness and shape may also need to be adjusted during this time.
During your follow up appointment, I will go over every individual hair stroke. Depending on your healing and skin type, I may be able to add more hair strokes for a fuller look and/or alter the shape if desired. This appointment requires just as much work and precision as your first session. Therefore, your touch up will not be included in your first session cost. However, I do offer a referral reward for your follow up appointment. If you have a referral before your touch up appointment, you will receive $50 off per referral, up to two referrals.
Instructions before the procedure:
You will get much better results when you properly prepare for microblading. The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:
24 hours prior to your appointment:
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, or Ibuprofen
• Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energy drinks
• Do not work out Wash hair and face
1 week before your appointment:
• Do not tint, tweeze, wax or perform electolysis
• Do not tan or sunbathe
• Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E (natural blood thinners)
2-3 weeks before appointment:
• No chemical peels, dermabrasion, mesotherapy or any other intense treatments
• Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol skin care use
• This will cause skin cells to rejuvenate faster which will result in skin irritation or fading in the pigment