What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the illusion of fuller brows. Done with a manual tool instead of a machine, small, hair-like strokes are implanted into the skin with a cosmetic-grade pigment. With this method, you can achieve a wide range of different looks, from full and bushy brows to ultra- natural and whispy brows. A full consultation is performed prior to the treatment where we’ll determine your ideal brow shape and color. A mandatory follow-up appointment will ensure that your new brows are perfect; the result is natural eyebrows that look like your own hair!
How long is the appointment?
About 2-3 hours. We will clean up your eyebrows prior to your appointment as well as color match you and take facial measurements so we can achieve perfect brows that are as individual as you are. We prefer not to rush so that we can meet the high standards you deserve.
How long does microblading last?
Microblading can last anywhere from 8-24 months depending on a person's skin type. We recommend getting yearly touch ups after your initial two appointments to keep your brows looking fresh and the lines looking crisp.
Is the secondary appointment necessary?
Yes!!! We absolutely recommend the second appointment. It takes 4-6 weeks for your skin to fully heal and for the pigment to set into the skin, and during that healing process, some strokes may fade or come apart. Microblading really is a two-part process, and the second appointment is where we can truly see how your skin heals, add more strokes and perfect the shape. We want your brows to be perfect, and this part is necessary!!!
Will you draw in shape first?
Yes-we won’t start until we agree on the color and shape. The majority of the time in your initial appointment is spent selecting the appropriate color for your skin, taking facial measurements and outlining or drawing in your new brows.
How can I make my microblading last as long as possible?
Following the aftercare instructions that we provide to you after your service is essential for pigment retention. Staying out of the sun or at least using sunscreen on the eyebrow area, not using chemicals or exfoliants, and paying close attention to and following all aftercare instructions, especially within the first month of the healing process, will help keep your new brows looking amazing. Keep in mind that everyone’s skin heals differently and everyone retains the pigment differently; there are so many factors that come into play. If your brows start to fade sooner than expected, do not fret! This is part of the healing process. Sometimes, your individual skin type may need touch-ups sooner than the recommended yearly appointment, and we have special pricing for this circumstance.
Can I get them wet or work out?
No, not for at least 10-14 days. The goal is to keep the treated area clean and dry and reduce the risk of infection to retain the maximum amount of pigment implanted.
Can I wear makeup after?
Not on the treated area for at least 10-14 days, but everywhere else is fine. Please be mindful in applying and removing your makeup post-procedure.
Is it possible that my skin just will not hold pigment?
This is absolutely a possibility. For example, some people with a very oily skin type will not hold pigment as well as someone with a normal to dry skin type. If this is the case, microblading with manual shading may be a better option for your skin to retain the pigment better. This will be determined in your follow-up appointment.
Can I get microblading done if I am on thyroid medication?
You can get microblading done if you are on thyroid medication, but please be aware that the medication can sometimes cause the pigment have a cooler undertone as it heals. It is definitely possible to use a warmer-toned pigment, however there is always a small chance that the pigment will heal cooler in tone than desired. With that being said, many people will still love their brows, even if they are on the cooler side!
Does it hurt?
The pain level of microblading has been compared to that of eyebrow threading, but everyone has a different pain tolerance. Some say it feels like little scratches on the skin. We use a numbing gel throughout the procedure to make sure that you are comfortable. Having microblading performed one week prior to and/or during your menstrual cycle could increase the amount of discomfort.
We have heard clients say “it’s easier then going to the dentist!” so hopefully that will help put your worries at ease.
How long does it take to heal? Will I be able to go back to work?
The healing process varies! The entire process takes about 4 weeks, but your skin will look and feel normal after about a week. You may experience some light scabbing, and if so, DON’T PICK! Picking scabs=picking off the color. It can be a bit of a roller coaster during the healing process and everyone’s skin heals differently, but as long as you’re following the aftercare instructions, everything else will fall into place. Be patient and trust the process. :)
Can I get microblading done if I am pregnant or nursing?
Unfortunately no, we cannot perform microblading on individuals that are pregnant or nursing.