Microblading is a way of manually implanting pigment under the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) using a specially designed blade which mimics thin realistic hair strokes for the most natural finish. Aftercare instructions are discussed at the appointment. The results of your microblading will be based on the health and quality of your skin, more information can be found under FAQ.
Preparing for your microblading service:
- Schedule your appointment 14 + days after you’ve had botox / fillers in the area to be treated, any chemical peels, retinA skincare treatments, or been exposed to tanning or the sun.
- Avoid sauna’s, hot yoga or anything that might make you sweat 12hours prior to your appointment. As this will open up your pores and this is not ideal for pigment retention.
To avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit avoid the following:
- Do not drink coffee before your procedure
- Avoid the use of ibuprofen, asprin or any medication containing asprin 48h prior to your appointment
- Avoid taking fish oils or Vitamin E one week prior to your appointment (these act as natural blood thinners)
- Avoid consumption of any drugs or alcohol 24h prior to your treatment, as these act as blood thinners.
Do I have to shave off my eyebrows to get it done?
No! Microblading is done to enhance what you already have to make the eyebrows look as natural as possible. Microblading is a great solution for over-plucked eyebrows, or those who have very light and thin eyebrows. It is not necessary, nor recommended for a client to get rid of any of the natural hair he or she may already have.
Does Microblading Scar?
No. Microblading itself will not cause scarring. What can cause scarring after a microblading procedure is picking at the healing skin. This is why it is extremely important to NOT pick at any scabs or flaking skin after you have had a microblading procedure. Picking could result in the loss of pigment as well as some unwanted scarring.
What Can I Expect After a Microblading Procedure?
The healing process after a microblading procedure varies from client to client based on many factors. This could include, but is not limited to: the artist’s technique, pigments used, aftercare instructions, as well as just overall how someone’s body and skin reacts to the procedure or heals. Some of the most common things clients can expect after a microblading procedure are:
- Tenderness, swelling & redness in the area
- Thickening and darkening, even a bold look on eyebrows (this will fade)
- Moderate to thick scabbing 3-4 days after the procedure
- Scabs will begin to flake off between days 5-10
- After scabs flake off of the area, the pigment color and strokes will look light, grey, and even blurry
- After area is fully healed (4 weeks after procedure) the pigment will return to full color
Will they look fake?
NO! Microblading is a unique artistry that guarantees soft, natural looking eyebrows. The semi-permanent makeup pigment mimics your natural hair strokes for a more natural look than topically applied cosmetic makeup.
How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for microblading?
The decision to have this procedure is done so at your own discretion. However, doctor’s clearance is required if you have any health / medical conditions such as, but not limited to: Diabetes, Autoimmune disorders, HIV, shingles, thyroid disease, history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, pregnant or nursing, chemotherapy, recent eye surgery.
Please note that you are NOT a suitable candidate:
- If you are currently using blood thinners
- If you are under the age of 18 years of age
- If you have any diseases or infections (viral or bacterial)
- If you have any blood conditions such as; anemia, hemophilia, hepatitis, prolonged bleeding, tuberculosis
- If you have allergies to ingredients in topical anesthetics.
- If your skin is prone to complications such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis; where your skin is constantly flaking, itching or in a constant state of unrest. Because the skin is constantly shedding it will not hold the pigment well.
- If using Latisse (eyelash & eyebrow growth serum) as it brings extra circulation to the area, resulting in more growth of hair / lashes. Discontinue use 3-6months before considering having microblading done to avoid excessive bleeding
- Conditions such as chronic acne and rosacea. These type of skins bleed easily, which means your skin will not retain the pigment well and excessively oily skin cause the strokes to blur.
- If you have large pores in the “T-Zone”, the color in the strokes will blur
- If you have deep wrinkles, moles, bumps or piercing around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain color nor will the stokes lay properly on the skin
- If you have Fitzpatrick Skin type 1 (you are a red head, have thin, translucent skin with light eyes) this skin type is hypersensitive and bleeds easily
How many treatments are needed?
Generally, two treatments are needed with 4-6 weeks between the two. The second touch-up session is usually needed after your brows have healed. Some require more than one touch-up (i.e. tattoo cover up, iron deficiency, active lifestyle, excessive sun, etc) and some none at all.
How long does it take to do?
The procedure is split into 2 appointments, which are 4-6 weeks apart to allow for the healing process to complete. The initial procedure will take from 60 to 90 minutes, and your second appointment takes from 30-60 minutes.
How do you choose the shape?
We choose a shape and style together. At the beginning of the microblading procedure, we will draw in a suggested shape for your new brows and then we work together to perfect this to your preference and measurements are taken to check symmetry and position.
What if I don’t like it?
Although the procedure is considered semi-permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing colour and shape to some extent. Colours will appear much darker immediately following the procedure but will often soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and remember it takes time to adjust to a new look!