Will my Microbladed brows look fake?
Microblading brow enhancement offers the most natural looking results you will find with semi-permanent makeup. We create a fine hair-like strokes that look completely natural. We use a specialized technique that guarantees soft, natural looking results. When we implant the semi-permanent make up pigment in the skin, it appears more natural looking than even topically applied cosmetics.
Will the procedure hurt?
We take every precaution necessary to ensure the microblading procedure is as pain-free as possible. A wide range of physician-grade topical anesthetics are utilized for your comfort.
How long is the recovery/ healing period?
You do not have to hide from the world until you are healed; many clients can walk right out the door. Initially your microbladed makeup will be stronger/ darker, which will soften to a natural-looking colour in 1 - 2 weeks. The stokes will appear up to 40% lighter when they are healed, depending on the individual's colour retention within the skin.
Will Microbladed brows fade?
Your body's skin changes over time, and so will any permanent makeup colouration implanted into the skins layers. However, this natural fading process takes years and touch-ups are easily done as your colour fades over time.
What types of pigments do you use? Are they safe?
There have been no reports or issues submitted regarding the brow pigments used. The ingredients for the inorganic pigments are the following: iron oxides, distilled water, alcohol, glycerin, lake colours (colours that are found in all makeup sold in retail). We have been advised that patch testing for allergic reaction is not necessary.
How is the right colour chosen?
We recommend matching the color of pigment to your natural eyebrow colour or to your natural hair color. If you prefer slightly different color or tone than your natural, we will accommodate your request. The color will always appear 40% darker on the first week of healing, so we recommend choosing a slightly darker tone to begin with.
Our colours will not fade into a red, blue, grey or any other color like permanent tattooed eyebrows tend to do. This is because we use very expensive, cosmetic or pharmaceutical grade pigments developed specifically for facial skin and not for the chemical body tattoo ink.
How long does the Microblading procedure take?
The procedure will take up to 2 hours.
When will I see the final results?
A noticeable difference will be readily apparent immediately following the permanent makeup application procedure. Your final results will be visible after the healing process is fully completed, usually in about two weeks.
What if I'm not satisfied with the result?
This procedure is considered semi-permanent, so your brows have some flexibility in changing colour and shape to a certain degree. You should be aware that the colour will appear up to 40% darker for the first two weeks until the strokes are healed. The healing time is different for each individual, however the general consensus is 2-4 weeks for the brows to be completely healed. It takes some time to become used to a new look and very often this applies to eyebrows which were sparse and barely noticeable beforehand. Be patient and give it some time.
How could this happen?
1. If you cannot communicate with your technician, it is possible your desires will not be realized.
2. If your technician recognizes your requests, but does not take your desires for colour or design into account, you should not proceed with the procedure.
3. Don't request eyebrow colour based on your dyed hair colour. that is subject to change and it may affect how you feel about the colour of your permanent cosmetic eyebrows. Eyebrow colour should be selected based on your skin undertone and the colour of your eyebrow hair.
4. Conversely, most well-trained technicians will not perform a procedure if the design and/ or colour requested by the client is not reasonable. If your requests are turned down by one or more technicians, re-think what you're asking for.
5. Permanent cosmetics are not easily removed. make good decisions up front. You can enjoy the liberation permanent cosmetics provides when you do your research and choose a qualified professional that you work well with.
Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?
The eyebrow area may be red, irritated and slightly swollen after the procedure, which is completely normal and should subside within 24-48 hours. During the procedure the client may bleed, this should be minimal and not at all excessive. Many people take blood thinners on a daily basis, so some bleeding should be expected. There are other medications that cause bleeding as well; others show no signs of bleeding. Also, some people swell more from minor skin infractions than others. Bruising is very rare, but again, if someone is on blood thinners then some bruising may occur. This again, is client specific.