❤︎ what is microblading?
Microblading is also known as Eyebrow Embroidery, Eyebrow Feathering, and Microstroking. It is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive. Microblading is the artistic technique of tattooing individual hair strokes with a handheld tool called a microblade, which is made up of a small row of needles. Microblading artists hand draw each hair to match the color and coarseness of your eyebrows. The result? Gorgeous, natural looking eyebrows.
❤︎ how long does it last?
Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on the clients skin type (normal, oily, dry). Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months.
❤︎ How long will the procedure take?
For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 2.5-3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 4-12 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.
❤︎ Are touch-ups necessary?
Yes! A touch up session after 4-12 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during the first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!
❤︎ will it hurt?
The microblading process does involve some discomfort but it is designed to be a gentle procedure. Depending on the client’s pain threshold, some may experience little to no pain, while some may experience a little bit more pain than others. However, before microblading begins, your skin is treated with a topical numbing cream to help reduce any discomfort. The level of soreness may be similar to eyebrow threading, plucking, or waxing. A numbing gel is then applied which is absorbed into the skin within a few seconds. Once the gel has absorbed, you will have very little feeling.
*Clients who are expecting or on their menstrual cycle may experience a little more discomfort and swelling*
I advise scheduling your appointment after you are done.
❤︎ previous tattoo work?
Due to possible underlying scarred tissue caused by traditional brow tattooing, microblading is not ideal for those clients that have them previously tattooed. There is a high chance that the scarred skin will not retain the pigments causing early pigment loss during the healing process. If you fall in this category, or have any existing brow micropigmention work done, please bring it to my attention before making an appointment.
***PLEASE READ THE NEXT SECTION CAREFULLY TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU ARE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THE PROCEDURE. IF UPON ARRIVAL WE DETERMINE THAT YOU CANNOT GO THROUGH WITH THE PROCEDURE BECAUSE OF A CONDITION LISTED, YOUR DEPOSIT WILL BE NON-REFUNDABLE***
❤︎ Are you a good candidate? Permanent makeup is not recommended for those who are or have had:
•Pregnant (Nursing mothers may receive the service only without numbing anesthetics)
•Viral infections and/or diseases
•A Pacemaker or major heart problems
•Tendency towards keloids
•Skin irritations, psoriasis, eczema, especially near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
•Sick (cold, flu, etc.) If you are sick, please call to reschedule your appointment.
•Received Botox/Dysport in the past 2 weeks in the upper face area
•Used Accutane in the past year
•Use Retin-A, (must discontinue use of these products at least 4 weeks prior to procedure)
•Has received laser treatments, glycolic peels, chemical peels around the treatment area within the past 6 weeks
•Allergic to anesthetic/lidocaine (if you opt to use anesthetics for procedure)
•Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin
❤︎ more questions?
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