FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MICROBLADING...
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a 3D effect, semi-permanent makeup procedure that allows you to correct or shape sparce or thinning eyebrows. It is performed by manually depositing pigment in the superficial layer of the epidermis with a special pen. It does not involve the use of a machine. Unlike permanent makeup brow treatments, Microblading techniques involve drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that are more natural looking than tattooing, brow pencils or powders. The blade of the microblading pen contains numerous pins that allows the artist to create thin hair like strokes that mimic the look of real brow hair.
What are Powder Brows?
Powdered brows, also known as microshading, will give you a beautifully defined brow shape with a natural soft look that mimic a light dusted powder make up.
What is Microshading + Microblading?
Combination of microblading and shading that gives a soft and full brow effect.
What is Color Removal?
Saline removal of permanent make up or microblading helps break up the pigment in the skin, the pigment then gradually moves to the surface and exits the skin. It may require an average of 3 to 10 sessions for optimum results.
What is the process like?
Consultation: It is the most important part of the procedure. During the consultation, clients are asked to show a photo of the eyebrow they like and a photo of their natural eyebrow before make up.
Mapping: With the help of special rulers, we design and draw the eyebrows to create the desired look. This is all done with a pencil first to ensure that the shape can be adjusted, if needed.
Color: We swatch selected colors on the forehead based on the clients natural eyebrow color and their unique style.
Numbing: To ensure our client's utmost comfort we apply topical numbing cream for 20 minutes and cover it with saran wrap to seal the numbing as much as possible.
Microblading: A sterile needle will then be opened in front of the client before we start the microblading procedure. Numbing is applied throughout the procedure to ensure the highest level of comfort.
Adjustment: Once the procedure is complete, the client will be asked to sit up for any adjustment that is needed before taking the 'after' pictures.
How long is the procedure and how long does it last?
The process takes about 2 to3 hours including prep time. This procedure generally lasts 1-3 years, depending on individual skin type, proper aftercare and lifestyle. Each individual’s color retention is different. Clients with oily skin may experience fading sooner. People who tan, use resurfacing products like Glycolic Acid, or swim in chlorine water will have a shorter retention time.
Why do I need a touch up?
All microblading and permanent makeup are a multisession process, meaning touch ups are necessary. It can be thought of as the second coat of nail polish to complete the look. Since the pigment is processed differently and healing time is different in each person, a touchup in 6-8 weeks is crucial to your overall success. During this session we will go over any concern during the healing and fill in any areas that may have faded. Since we will be conservative on the first session, during the touch up we can adjust to a thicker or darker look based on the client's desire.
Does is hurt?
Topical anesthetic is used before and during procedure to reduce any discomfort. It has often been compared to threading or scratches. Pain threshold will also depend on the tolerance of each individual.
How long is the healing time?
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to 10 days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. The pigment takes some time to settle into the deeper layer of skin.
What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
Follow these pre-appointment guidelines to ensure the best result, minimal discomfort and bleeding.
Refrain from alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before the procedure.
Stop Ibuprofen, Aspirin and other blood thinning medications 3 days before the procedure.
Stop plucking, waxing and threading 7 days before the procedure.
Stop Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Niacin, sun exposure, AHA cleansers 14 days before the procedure.
Stop laser treatments, micro-needling, dermaplaning, botox, fillers and chemical peels 4 weeks before the procedure.
Stop Accutane and Steroids 6 months before the procedure.
During menstural cycle skin is more sensitive.
This procedure is not for you if:
You are under 18
You are pregnant or nursing
You are under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the appointment
You have epilepsy, a bleeding disorder, healing disorder, mitral valve disorder, major heart condition, pace maker, uncontrolled high blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, hepatitis, autoimmune disorder
You have any skin conditions on or around brow area. This includes rashes, Psoriasis, eczema, melasma, rosacea, shingles, varicella, open cuts, wounds, sores, etc.
You have a history of MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Allergic to lidocaine , epinephrine.
Those with darker skin are more prone to Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation or Keloids
Those with active cancer, or going through chemotherapy need a doctor’s note before we can perform the microblading
You are taking prescription steroids.
You are using Accutane or acne treatment.
You are taking prescription blood thinners like Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Coumadin
You use skin care products containing Retin-A, Glycolic Acid or Alpha Hydroxy Acid
You have recieved a chemical peel or botox treament either two weeks before or plan to get a chemical peel or botox two weeks afer this procedure.
*Cancellation and or rescheduling
There is a non-refundable deposit of $100 upon booking your appointment. The deposit is applied toward your final fee. We are happy to reschedule or cancel your appointment up to 48 hours before your appointment time. Appointments canceled or changed within 48 hours of your appointment time will forfiet your deposit. If your deposit is forfiet, we can cerainly make a new future appointment, however another $100 deposit will be required. Any deposits made previously from a canceled/no show appointment will not be applied.