Microblading is a form of permanent makeup where a small blade is used to create thin hair-like strokes throughout a persons brows, giving the illusion of a full, natural brow. Is it a semi-permanent and can last up to 1-2 years.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a relatively new manual method of semi-permanent makeup. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional eyebrow tattoo technique. It is done using a very fine blade, that deposits pigment into the epidermis. Since the color is being applied closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of natural eyebrow hair. The results are natural, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present. This style is strongly desired when the natural brow hair will not grow on its own, since it presents brow look.
The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow color and blend perfectly into eyebrow hair that currently remains. The results are a natural and fluffier-looking brow. Initially, the brows will appear darker but fade significantly over a two-week period. It is absolutely crucial to have a touch up done as it is very difficult to predict how well the skin will retain the pigment.
How long will it last?
The results can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years. Many factors can affect this time frame, such as the clients type of skin, proper care of the brows after the procedure, and many others. It is recommended to have a touch-up procedure done annually to retain the proper shape and saturation of pigment.
Does it hurt?
There are various reviews on pain of the procedure. Everyone acquires a different level of sensitivity, so it is impossible to give a direct answer. A topical anesthetic is always applied prior and throughout the treatment, this will alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Some clients may even feel more sensitive with one brow than the other. You will hear a scratch like noise during the procedure, this is normal and nothing to be concerned about. Music is usually played during the procedure, however feel free to bring your own ear phones and music to listen to.
Is it safe?
Absolutely! Only sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used.
How long does it take?
The procedure lasts roughly two hours but may be longer or shorter. Please allow a solid 3-hour window for your appointment. It likely will not require that much time but is not something that can be rushed.
Am I a good candidate for Microblading?
Microblading is fit for dry and normal skin types. It is not recommended for those with oily skin type as the strokes tend to blur with poor retention. For oily skin, Ombre powder brows may be the best option.
If you have certain health conditions or take certain medications.
Semi permanent makeup is NOT recommended for clients who are or have:
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Skin conditions such as keloids, skin irritations or rashes near the site, etc
Viral infections or diseases, cold or flu
Botox within the last 1 month
Used accutane in the past year
Please inform your artist if you have any allergies, medical conditions, or take any medications.
What should I do before my appointment?
If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring or send few reference photos. You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so I can take into consideration the shape you desire. You may pluck any unwanted stray hair if you would like but I will be doing that for you during brow mapping. And no you do not have to shave your brows prior to procedure. You will not experience any permanent hair loss from the semi permanent tattoo process.
Please wear your normal make-up to your enhancement appointment.
NO alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements 48 hours prior to procedure.
Discontinue Retin-A at least 4 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).
Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure).
Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.
No brow waxing, tinting, or threading one week prior (the more natural hair growth you have, the better!
Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or facials for 4-weeks prior to procedure.
If you have anemia or low iron, please take an iron supplement prior to procedure.
***Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
How long does it take to heal?
The healing process should take 10-14 days.
At day 2, your brows will appear darker but do not be alarmed this is expected. The color will lighten 20-30% when healed and will continue to fade over time.
At day 4-5, you can expect your brows to start flaking. During the flaking period, your brows will appear light and patchy but give it 2-4 weeks the color will even out and resurface.
Once your brows are done flaking, you can resume normal activities such as applying makeup, working out, etc. (EXCEPT certain activities listed in the aftercare) However to prolong the longevity of your brows, avoid aggressive washing and exfoliating of the brow and wear sunscreen when exposed to sunlight.
What is the process for Microblading?
This semi-permanent makeup is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and a touch up, between 4 to 6 weeks after. After taking a before photo, the brow design is drawn with a pencil, to give the client an idea of shape and form. (Please note that majority of faces are not completely symmetrical. Eyebrows are not meant to be identical and it is impossible to attain this look even with natural brow hair. It is also not possible to match a photo of your favorite celebrities’ eyebrows when you may have an entirely different face shape.) Once both the microblading artist and client have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is the clients decision – but the artist may make recommendations based on their knowledge of what suits a person aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows then we will decide on the color. Shortly after that,
a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited. During the healing process, it is normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why a touch up is done. Expect a booking time of 2-3 hours.
When can I schedule my touch-up appointment?
Touchup appointment can be scheduled in 4-8 weeks. Touchup session is a must and considered a perfection session to go over any spots that did not pick up the pigment well. They should last you 1-3 years and you may return annually or bi-annually for a color reboost.
Can you guarantee your work?
Unfortunately, we cannot. It is impossible to predict how the skin will react in each individual and many factors are taken into consideration; skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, etc. These all play a key role in how the pigment will hold, which is why it is crucial to know that more than one touch up may be required.
We treat our client’s brows as our own and offer the best possible treatment as we can. Using our experience and expertise to give the absolute best outcome possible. We guarantee to strive for complete satisfaction in the design of your brows every time. Again, reiterating that there are no guarantees in this industry. Please carefully take into account all aspects of the process and decide carefully if having your eyebrows microbladed is right for you.
I already have my eyebrows tattooed/microbladed. Can you still work on them?
Unfortunately, I do not work over another artist’s work. Exceptions may be if the color is invisible or has been removed completely. If you have prior work done, Ombre Powder Brows may be the best option for coverups and corrections.
How do I book an appointment with you?
Please book through the scheduling system by clicking here. Nonrefundable booking fee of $50 required to secure appointment which will be added towards your total.
RIGHT AFTER PROCEDURE:
Expect some redness and swelling right after the procedure. After procedure, your lips will appear too dark and unnatural. It will heal and lighten by 30-50%. You may also experience a white halo surrounding the area and this is related to the topical anesthetic used. These symptoms will disappear in the next hour or so.
For Microblading, wipe off Magic Sealer 4-5 hours after with a damp cotton pad.
Clean eyebrows at the end of the day with a damp cotton pad.
For oily skin, dry heal (NO ointment or anything applied to the eyebrows).
For non-oily skin, after 48 hours, apply After Care Gel or A&D ointment 1-2 times daily.
Keep eyebrows dry (avoid them being submerged in water for too long; ex. Swimming or sauna. A quick shower or washing face is fine, but try to avoid the eyebrow area)
No exercising, tanning, waxing or threading.
No makeup, eyebrow pencil, lotion or other facial products on the eyebrows.
If necessary, use an eyebrow pencil to touch up after eyebrows heal completely.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE HEALING PERIOD:
***days may vary for everyone
Immediately after: shape may appear uneven due to swelling
Day 1 – 3: eyebrows will appear darker and thick.
Day 4 – 7: eyebrows will be dry and itchy. Do not scratch, rub or pick at them. They may start to scab, crack or flake off. Eyebrows will look patchy and uneven during healing process. It is absolutely normal and crucial to leave them alone. Please DON’T PANIC.
Day 7 – 10: scabs should be all gone (some can take up to 3 weeks) Sometimes eyebrows will appear as if there is no color. The remaining color has absorbed under the layer of skin and in the following week it will resurface as skin cells repair.
Week 3 – 4: eyebrows will appear their true color. Eyebrow might still look patchy or have an uneven shape. Some rare cases the pigment does not retain well. (in this case please visit and look for question #18 in FAQ)
Week 4 – 6: come back for a touch up. Any small corrections can be made at this visit.
IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS:
Avoid sunbathing, solarbrium, light therapies, chemical peelings, fruit acids, microdermabrasion, creams that contain regeneration factors. Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can speed pigment fading.
After 14 days, apply sunscreen to the brows when exposed to sunlight to promote longevity. Other ways to extend the color of your brows: being gentle around the brow area when washing your face or when exfoliating avoid the brow area.
Always avoid laser treatments over the treated area (fraxel, laser, IPL) because it can destroy the pigments.
TOUCH UP APPOINTMENT:
A touchup session is considered a perfection session to fill in any spots that did not take pigment well. Touchups are recommended as everyone heals differently. It can be scheduled between at 4-8 weeks as it can take up to 4 weeks for full results. Any appointments scheduled after 8 weeks from the initial procedure may results in extra charges. New procedures are a two step process and final results are sometimes not guaranteed until a follow visit is completed.
Please Note: Subjective effect on different individuals, e.g. skin types that affect the attachment of color. Most clients will need two sessions, some will only need one, and some will need a third touch-up to complete the look, at an additional charge.
***Please keep in mind that results are not 100% guaranteed because everyone’s skin takes permanent makeup differently. But every effort will be made to ensure satisfaction.