Microblading is a form of permanent cosmetic tattooing with semi-permanent results, called micropigmentation where a very small sterile handheld disposable blade made out of many fine needles, deposits pigment under the top layers of the epidermis (skin) using fine hair-like strokes that mimics actual hair growth and gives a 3D illusion of real eyebrow hairs. Each fine hairline stroke is strategically placed throughout your brow to give you the ultimate "perfect brow" you have always dreamed of. So, whether you already have great eyebrows and want a little more definition or fullness or have little to no eyebrow hair at all and need a full brow recreated all together. Microblading can achieve the finest, most life like results on the market today. Microblading is beneficial for over plucked brows, brows with loss of hair/patches/scaring, clients with medical hair loss or who want more of an arch, or even a different shape all together.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Results will vary from client to client. It typically lasts 10-15 months. Results depend on how well you take care of them. Other factors include skin pigment, texture and oiliness of the skin. No guarantee can be made regarding benefits from the procedure because it is up to how you take care of it and how well your skin itself retains the pigment. Being in the sun a lot can speed up the fading process.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The procedure takes about 2-2.5 hours. Touch-up sessions generally take about 1.5-2 hours and a FREE 30-minute consultation is recommended prior to your procedure so your practitioner can give you the best results and let you know if you are a candidate or not. Unfortunately, not everyone will have great ink retention and the Practitioner will be able to determine if Microblading is right for you.
DOES IT HURT?
The majority of people have very little to no pain at all. A topical numbing cream is applied 15-20 minutes prior to the procedure and throughout to maintain numbness of the area. Afterwards you can expect a certain level of discomfort such as redness, swelling, itchiness while healing- just like you after a permanent tattoo. Your aftercare instructions that will be given to you at the time of the procedure will contain instructions and products on how to take care of the area, what to expect and how to manage any discomforts. Most people go right back to work as usual or don't notice much discomfort at all. Everybody is different and it all depends on your body and how it heals.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
Usually 7 days it will superficially heal and in 14 days you can go back to daily facewash routine while apply a small amount of sun screen if you are in the sun. Color will be darker immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will gradually soften to about 30-60% after the first treatment depending on how well your skin retained the pigment. To fully heal it takes 3-4 weeks and between 4-8 weeks we will schedule your touchups.
WILL I NEED A TOUCH-UP SESSION?
Yes. This is a two-step process. A touch-up session should be booked between 4-8 weeks (after it's totally healed), and no later than 12 weeks after your initial procedure. During your touch-up session, we will make any adjustments to the shape, color and fill any pigment that may have had poor retention from the first session.
You can expect follow up appointments after your initial blading session to be anywhere between 6 months to 1.5 years depending on your desired upkeep. Over time the implanted pigment color will slightly change or fade due to circumstances beyond control and you will need to maintain the shape and color with future applications. Being able to give brows a fresh new start or no touch up at all after fading is a good thing because as you grow older the skin changes and you don’t want to be stuck with a more permanent result.
WILL I NEED TO STILL WAX OR PLUCK IN THE FUTURE?
Yes, you will still need to pluck or wax any unwanted new growth or add eyebrow powder as filler depending on how you like your eyebrows and makeup to be finished, but the eyebrow template that microblading provides makes the process so much easier on you and anyone else involved.
SHOULD I WAX OR PLUCK BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
No, you should not. It is best to leave your eyebrow hairs as natural as possible that way during your consultation right before the procedure, that way we can see your hair growth patterns and what we are working with. Trust me it is helpful!
HOW IS THE COLOR AND SHAPE DETERMINED?
This will be part of your eyebrow consultation right before the actual procedure. Together we will choose the perfect color and eyebrow shape that compliments your natural beauty, bone structure and skin tone. State-of-the-art measuring tools are used to measure and draw out symmetrical eyebrows. An eyebrow template is NOT used, as each brow is totally custom, meaning hair like strokes are done free hand to make the most realistic hair like structure. Micropigmentation does not commence until we have a shape and color that is 100% agreed on by you and the artist.
CAN I DO THIS PROCEDURE IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
We do not tattoo pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. The pigment enters into your blood stream, just like with any tattoo and there is not enough scientific data out there to ensure that it will not harm your unborn child, enter into your breast milk or alter hormones affecting the mother’s milk supply.
WHO IS NOT AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR MICROBLADING?
If you have large pores on your forehead, extremely oily skin, Diabetes, Graves’ disease, Pregnant, Breast-feeding, or have a history of Keloids, Vitiligo or Rosacea.
AFTERCARE: Instructions will be discussed at your appointment and given to you in writing.
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