Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing technique that creates hair like strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows. The practice aims to give you an effortless full brow and can also be done to fully construct missing brows. The technique is also known as embroidery, microstroking and cosmetic tattooing. Over time, the strokes can blur and fade and will need to be refreshed. Cosmetic tattooing is unlike body art tattooing because it is much more superficial. The pigments are more degradable and your own immune system will digest the ink and push the pigments out as well. When done properly, the procedure can last one to three years depending on your skin type (dry, normal or oily).
Microblading is performed by placing pigment/colorant in the dermis of the skin using a hand held tool with attached needles. The needles used come in a variety of diameters so that the thickness of each individual hair stroke can be customized to each client depending on the width of their natural hairs. The Microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that can be very natural looking. Microblading is not like a tattoo. A tattoo uses a different type of ink and a larger quantity is deposited in the dermis at one time. In microblading, colorants/pigments are used and there is a lot less pigments deposited in the dermis.
How does Microblading Work?
The pigment is applied with a specific hand held manual tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. The needle type is chosen according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
The procedure takes about 2 hours. However, after the procedure and the 4-6 week follow up, your brows can last from 1 to 3 years depending on you skin type. Microblading lasts the longest on dry skin (up to 3 years) and lasts the shortest period of time on oily skin (up to a year).
How Long Does it Take to Heal?
The healing process can take 4 to 6 weeks. Clients cannot come in for the follow up visit before the brows are completely healed. This could start the healing process over and further damage the brows
Is the Touch up Required?
YES! The touch up will be where we modify the color if it faded or greyed out. Thicken the brow if you want them heavier. Where hair strokes are added if they completely faded during the healing process or if certain areas of the brow did not retain the pigments. The touch up will be where we ensure the clients ultimate look is achieved.
Does it Hurt?
All clients are numbed using a triple ointment numbing cream. When you arrive for your session, you will be numbed for at least 30 mins before we begin the procedure and we continue to numb throughout. Even with the numbing cream, although bearable, there will be some discomfort.
Is Microblading Right For Me?
Most people can receive the microblading enhancement, but the following pre-existing conditions are not recommended for the procedure
• Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)
• On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid.
• Diabetic (doctor's note is required)
• Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)
•Chemotherapy (must wait 2 years after treatment ends)
• Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)
• You're taking blood thinning medication
• Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
• If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
• You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)
• You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
• If you have a sunburn (Must be completely healed)