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Will my Microbladed brows look fake?
It is important to know that microblading is a procedure that strives to replicate your natural brow hair and not the 'look' of makeup application. Using hair-like strokes and shading, we mimic the density and hair flow of your natural brow hair. This method allows for the most natural results suited just for you and your unique brow pattern. Although those with oily skin and/or large pores aren't the best candidates for microblading, we offer shading/ ombre brow techniques that are better suited for this skin type.
Will the procedure hurt?
We take every precaution necessary to ensure the microblading procedure is as pain-free as possible. 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; most clients can walk right out the door without redness or any visible signs of procedural work done to their face. During the 10 day- 2 week healing period, you should expect many changes to your brows.
Day 1: Slight sore/ tenderness
Day2-5: Dark brows (most clients typically enjoy their darker brow at this stage!)
Day 5-8: Scabbing brows (this is likely the least enjoyable stage. Brows may be itchy, flakey, and patchy looking as they heal)
Day 8-10: Disappearing brows (this stage is the most confusing as it will appear your brows did not hold any pigment and are gone/ very light. But have no fear, they will ACTUALLY re-surface and come back)
Day 10+: True healed brows. 40% lighter than immediately following the procedure (depending on the individual's colour retention within the skin)
Will Microbladed brows fade?
Your skin changes over time, and so will any semi-permanent makeup implanted into the skin. This natural fading process varies with each client and can take anywhere from 6 months to 3+ years to fade completely.
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. We have been advised that patch testing for allergic reaction is not necessary.
How is the right colour chosen?
We mix pigments based on the undertone of your skin and hair colour. Colour matching is done during the initial steps of the procedure and are approved by the client before we begin. The touch up appointment is a great time to revisit the healed colour of your brows and make any colour changes if necessary.
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. The touch-up also provides an opportunity to make changes from the initial visit, if the colour, shape, or fullness isn't exactly what you had in mind!
Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?
The eyebrow area will be sensitive and tender after the procedure, which is completely normal and should subside within 24-48 hours. During the procedure there is minimal bleeding, but this is very client dependant. Some people take blood thinners on a regular basis, so some bleeding can be expected. Those with very sensitive skin may experience more redness and minor swelling. Bruising is very rare, but if using blood thinners, some bruising may occur. This again, is client specific.