Microblading is one of the latest trends to restore a youthful and natural look to the face. The next generation eyebrow tattoo, Microblading makes the brows restored to their original shape and look, by stroking individual looking hairs onto the skin. People no longer want the tattoo look, and prefer to look naturally like themselves without makeup. It is also great for creating a lift in the eyebrow for those who have lost their eyebrow shape with age.
Q. What is Microblading?
A. Microblading is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows, or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age, or just over tweezed brows. Unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, Microblading is less invasive, more natural looking, and is considered semi-permanent. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each ‘hair’ is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look, and can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow
Q. How long does it take?
A. For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about two hours. During this session, our brow expert will shape and style your brow for approval, and follow with pigment color selection. Once you are 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 4-6 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
Q. What should I expect after the Microblading procedure?
A. 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 you will notice 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 1 month for the color to fully set in. You’ll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing. True color will reveal itself once healed.
Q. Is the touch up session necessary?
A. A touch up session is usually needed after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. This time frame is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal. Certain areas may not pick up during 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.
Q. How long does Microblading last?
A. Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically lasts a year or more, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). 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. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.
Q: Is Microblading painful?
A: You have topical anesthetic on, so the pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. You can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.
Q. What are the pre and post care procedures?
A. In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions. Prior to your procedure: Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours. Don’t get Botox 2 weeks prior Avoid tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone. No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior. Feel free to come in with brow makeup on so we can see your natural daily look After your procedure: Make sure keep brows dry for at least 5-7 days. Do not over apply healing balm. Do not immerse brow area in water until healed. When showering, make sure to avoid face area. When cleaning or washing face, make sure to avoid brows and clean around it. Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 10 days. Microbladed area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections. Avoid alcohol, aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 24 hrs. The Brow area will feel slightly itchy as it heals and will start to lightly scab over. Do not peel or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation. Do not go swimming, tanning or into saunas for at least 14 days. No face scrubs or chemical peels at least 2 weeks after.
Q. What if I do not like the results after the initial session?
A Our brow technician will do their utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.