What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure. The procedure is done by using a manual hand tool with micro sized needles which is dipped into pigment and swept through the brow. This ‘sweeping’ through the brow is done by making small etches into the skin that mimic hair strokes, resulting in a natural, realistic look.
Am I a good candidate for Microblading?
Microblading cannot be performed on individuals that are:
on blood thinning medication
have an autoimmune disorder
have recently gone through chemotherapy.
You may not be a good candidate for microblading if:
there is psoriasis/dermatitis, eczema, keratosis pilaris, chronic acne, rosacea (mild cases can be okay) on and around the brow area
you are an insulin-dependent diabetic
you are prone to keloids
you have previous microblading or permanent makeup (a consultation will need to be done to determine if you’re a candidate)
you have a heart condition
you have taken Accutane in the last year
Please email or call for more clarification if necessary.
How long does it last?
Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine.
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?
Healing typically takes approximately 7-10 days. During this time you can expect a number of changes to your brows:
Immediately after procedure: Slight sore/ tenderness (similar feeling of a sunburn)
Day 1-3: Brows appear approximately 40% darker
Day 3-6: Scabbing brows (brows may be itchy, flakey, and patchy looking as they heal)
Day 6-8: 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 your brows WILL re-surface and come back)
Day 8-10+: True healed brows. Approximately 40% lighter than immediately after the procedure (client depending)
What is the Aftercare like? Is it true I can’t workout or wet my brows for a week?
Click here for the aftercare guide
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.
How long does the Microblading procedure take?
The procedure takes between 1.5 - 2.5 hours.
When will I see the final results?
A noticeable difference will be readily apparent immediately following the semi-permanent makeup procedure. Your final results will be visible after the healing process is fully completed, usually in about 10 days to 2 weeks.
Is there anything I should do/ not do pre-procedure?
NO fish oils or omega supplements one week prior to your appointment.
DO NOT consume caffeine the day of your appointment (no tea, coffee, chocolate, Coke, Diet Coke). Avoid alcohol the night before and day of your appointment.
AVOID any aspirin, Advil, or Ibuprofen the day before and the day of your appointment.
DO NOT use any retinol products for 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Avoid the brow area after your appointment indefinitely as it will increase the speed at which the pigment fades.
NO waxing or tinting at least 3 days before your appointment.
No tanning beds for at least one week prior to your appointment.
If you are going on vacation to a sunny destination, please be sure not to arrive at your appointment with dry/extremely tanned skin. Should you arrive with your skin in this condition, we will not be able to proceed with the appointment.
Keeping brows at their most natural (wild) state actually helps give us full control when mapping and shaping them out. During the procedure, we will tweeze/ shape brows as necessary. Any other questions or concerns you may have, please contact us by text or email and we’ll be happy to clarify any information.
For Microneedling+ Removal:
Come to your appointment with NO makeup on
DO NOT consume caffeine the day of your appointment. Avoid alcohol the night before and day of your appointment.
How does Microneedling for hair growth work?
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