What is Microblading?
Microblading, also called Semi-Permanent Makeup or Micropigmentation, is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a small, sterile, disposable needle to produce the appearance of hair strokes and to Enhance the natural features of the face.
What is the difference between Microblading and standard tattoos?
The purpose of Microblading is to enhance the natural features of a client. Microblading is softer and more subtle. It is meant to be a natural looking beauty enhancement. Tattoos use ink while Microblading procedures involve only iron-oxide based pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the technician to make changes to color and shape over the years as the client's natural coloration and facial changes occur.
Does Microblading hurt?
A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream is used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.
What are the pigments made of?
The pigments used in Microblading come in a variety of colors specially formulated with iron-oxide, an ingredient safe for the skin. Because color is implanted just underneath the dermal layer of the skin, the resulting shade is soft and muted, unlike regular cosmetic makeup that sits on the surface of the skin.
How long will my new brows last?
The treatment is considered semi-permanent and will not wash off. However, it will fade over time and may need a touch-up every 1-3 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including; the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that the final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. I will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch up appointment and make any changes necessary.
Touch-ups are normal for Microblade procedures
with each new procedure requiring 2 visits.
The initial procedure followed by a free touch-up procedure about 6-8 weeks later.
Previously tattooed eyebrows may require one or two additional appointments at an additional cost.
How many treatments are needed?
Two treatments are usually needed, at least 6 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient, but a touch-up appointment is offered just in case. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your brows do not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.
What factors will affect my new brows?
The sun fades the pigment faster so sunblock,
sun glasses and hats may be used to prolong your enhancement.
2.The regeneration of skin cells:
The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.
3. The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment:
The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.
4. The choice of color:
Some colors fade quicker than others.
For example, a blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color.
5. The area of treatment:
Enhancements to the face, for example, fade more quickly due to constant exposure
What should I do before my procedure?
If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of your final brow shape, I can remove them. You may fill-in your eyebrows prior to your appointment if you wish so I can get a sense of what your daily makeup routine is like. I also request my clients avoid Vitamin E, Aspirin, caffeine, and alcohol for 24 hours prior to their appointment.
What should I do after the procedure?
I will provide you with aftercare instructions following your procedure. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme sweating and bodies of water (such as saunas, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, pools, lakes and places with hot humidity). If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure
How will I look immediately after?
Your new brows will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process.
What is the healing process?
I will provide a detailed aftercare instructions.
How do I book an appointment?
Appointments can be made online by clicking the Book on Line tab.
Please note that a deposit is required to schedule and
secure your appointment and is deducted from the total cost of your session.
This deposit is to ensure that you are serious about your appointment and is non-refundable.
If you miss your appointment, you will automatically forfeit your deposit.