Microblading is a form of permanent makeup. That involves creating tiny ‘scratches’ in the skin using fine-point needles and pigment. The needle, or microblading pen as we call it, lightly scratches the surface of the skin, creating thin lines or strokes, in the skin.
Microblading is a hair-like pattern mimicking the look of natural hairs. With this technique our artists can create a very light natural brow to a more medium density finish.
The microblading technique is not suitable for sensitive, oily, or thin skin types. For these skin types please consider the Powder Brow.
Microblading can last 1 to 3 years depending on skin type, lifestyle, and age. Majority of clients will go about a year and a half before coming back for their microblading refreshment.
Many factors will contribute to your fading, the major factors being skin type, products used, sweat, and sun. Drier skin does hold pigment better than oily skin. If you tend to use facial products that contain acids (Rentin-A, age defying products, or acne products) on a regular basis, your pigment may not last as long as someone not using those products. The same is true for clients that receive laser treatments or chemical peels on a regular basis. Fading is also dependent on how much you sweat and your time in the sun. If you happen to be avid workout person, or someone who sweats a lot daily, please note that this will eat up your pigment quicker. As well as, sun exposure can break our pigment molecules in which the body can then metabolize the pigment faster. SPF is always advised if you plan to be in the sun.
Nope! Microblading is not actually a blade but a bunch of tiny needles in a row. This design allows for the hairs to slip through. Brow hairs are not cut by the microblading nor is there any damage to the hair follicle, as that lays much deeper into the skin’s dermis.
Yes, two weeks before or two weeks after is okay to have your Botox.
Pain is very subjective. Minimal discomfort may be experienced at the beginning (possibly 5 -10 minutes) until our secondary numbing is applied. Most of our clients are very relaxed and comfortable however if pain is your biggest concern, possibly consider the powder brow technique as it is less irritating to the skin.
Absolutely! Safety is very important to us. We only use 100% disposable tools, preventing any possible cross contamination. All blades and needles are pre-sterilized and individually package with a trackable lot number and sterilization date confirming sterilization certification.
To ensure the best healed results and to receive the treatment it is very important to follow the pre-care instructions. Failure to do so will directly affect the healed results.
4-weeks: Stop the use of any Retinol products, chemical peels, Laser treatments, Microneedling, or any resurfacing treatment during the 4 weeks prior to the appointment. If you have used Accutane, you must wait 1 year before having the treatment done.
2-weeks: Avoid Botox with in 2 weeks of your appointment. (It is okay to get Botox 2 weeks after your appointment.)
5-Days: Stop the use of any products that are not medically prescribed that thin the blood.
Aspirin, Advil, ibuprofen, or Fish Oils should be stopped if possible 5 days prior. Tylenol can be taken for aches and pains with in the 5 days. Discontinue the use of any age defying products that may contain any acids. If you have oily skin, please exfoliate the eyebrow area a couple of times prior to the appointment.
24-hours: Please limit any alcohol the night before and limit caffeine and/or coffee the day of the treatment.
A cup of coffee or caffeine is okay. No tanning within 24 hours of the treatment
Please consider all the rules below when booking your appointment. Keep in mind any vacations, events, facial appointments, or outing that would interfere with the
recommended aftercare in order to avoid any unwanted healed results.
No heavy sweating for a minimum of 4 days. Sweat is salt, we use salt to remove permanent makeup. Please avoid sweating during the after care phase to ensure the
best result. If you are an avid workout person (4+ times a week) know that your permanent makeup may fade out at a faster rate and earlier refreshments may be needed.
No swimming for 10 days after your treatment.
Avoid the use of any facial products (e.g. anti-aging creams or acne products) that would contain any acids and retinoids until after you have completely healed, 4-6 weeks from you touch up appointment.
Avoid any facials, chemical peels, laser treatments, or resurfacing treatments until after you have completely healed 4-6 weeks from your touch up appointment. The more aggressive the treatment you are desiring, whether it be an advanced chemical peel or resurfacing treatment, the more time that is needed after the permanent makeup treatment.
No tanning for 4-6 weeks after the treatment. Tanning during the healing process can negatively affect the retention and pigment color. You must wear a hat if you decide to be outdoors within 10 days from your appointment. Wearing an SPF over the brows after
10 days is advised if you will be outdoors.
As long as you follow our after care instructions which will be given to you at the time of the appointment. You can res assured that your brows will not look gross or scab at any time.
Eyebrows can appear darker to some. However, if you are used to seeing your brows filled in, this may not be dark for you. Instead, you may be getting used to the slight shape change if it was much different than what you were used to seeing.
Clients with sensitive skin my feel as though their pigment is looking to ‘warm’ or ‘red’ for them. This is due to the skin itself healing and turning red. These days are considered the dark days. You can expect the brows to look slightly bolder. In this case, we recommend wearing a bit of other makeup to balance the brows if you feel like they are darker. (Don’t worry they won’t look black; they will just be a bit darker than what you are used to seeing)
The brows will begin to flake. Dry skin clients usually don’t notice flaking. Oily skin clients will experience about a day or so of brow dandruff.
These days the pigment can ghost, meaning the top layers of the skin are healing and not allowing for the color to show through. The brows can look extremely light during this phase. After day 10 you may apply a little makeup if needed until the color returns.
As the skin heals the color will start to show through again. Your final color may take a full skin cycle of 6 weeks before arriving at your final color.