What is Microblading?
Microblading is a procedure under permanent makeup that is considered semi-permanent and less invasive. The procedure uses a hand tool with sterile, precise needles to gently etch natural and realistic looking “hairs” into the skin by implanting pigment beneath the surface of the skin. Microblading can correct or reconstruct lost eyebrow shape and structure and is the perfect procedure for those who want to enhance their thinning, aging, or over-tweezed eyebrows. Pigments are selected based on skin tone and desired brow color.
How Long Does the Eyebrow Last?
Microblading will typically last around 1-3 years depending on age (mature/young skin) and skin type (normal/dry/oily). Each client’s individual color retention will vary. Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure, which means that the pigment isn’t being deposited into the skin as deep as a traditional tattoo and will naturally fade over time. Skincare routines also affect the length of the pigment. Clients who tan or use products with Glycolic Acid will fade faster due to constant skin resurfacing. To maintain color richness, a touch up is advised every 12-18 months after the initial procedure.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The initial microblading session is approximately 1.5 hours. During this, the brow technician will design and shape the client’s eyebrows for client approval. Once both parties are satisfied with the result, the pigment color is selected and the procedure begins.
The follow-up session is required for minor touch up and color retention and should be about 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. This session will take about 1 hour.
Who Shouldn’t Have This Procedure Done?*
Microblading isn’t suitable for everyone so please refrain from having this procedure if:
- You have had Botox or fillers within the last 2-6 months.
- You have gotten a deep tan or a chemical peel in the last 2 weeks.
- You are allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.
- You have keloids.
- You have skin with moles or skin cancer.
*If you are using Accutane or any strong retinoids, it must be stopped 6 months prior to the procedure.
You should consult with your physician before having this procedure if:
- You are pregnant or nursing.
- You have diabetes.
- You have a heart condition, pacemaker, or using heart medications.
- You have a skin disease or irritation.
*We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure for any other reason. Our brow technicians make the decision to microblade an individual based on their own discretion.
Do I Need to Shave Off My Existing Eyebrows?
Absolutely NOT! Please do not wax, thread, tweeze, or modify for about 2 weeks before the procedure. This is to allow the brow technician to design the most natural looking eyebrow for your face. You may resume your regular brow maintenance once the brows have healed.
Does it Hurt?
For most clients, discomfort is minimal because we use effective topical anesthetics to help numb the entire area involved in the procedure.
What Can I Expect Immediately After the Microblading?
After the eyebrow treatment, there is no downtime at all. People with very sensitive skin may have a little redness around the brow area, however, the redness should subside within 2-3 hours.
What Can I Expect Immediately After Micropigmentation?
The eyeliner and lip procedure do cause some swelling due to the sensitivity of the area being worked on. Each client’s skin is unique and therefore it is difficult to specify the length of time the swelling remains, however, in most cases the swelling subsides within 3 days.