First things first, what is eyebrow microblading?
Eyebrow microblading is a permanent method of reshaping and defining your eyebrows. A special eyebrow microblading pen is used to ‘draw’ on individual hair strokes to help fill in gaps and create gorgeous shapes that will frame your eyes.
If you’ve been looking for a way to get your eyebrow game on point without having to apply heavy makeup on a daily basis, connect with me to chat about microblading or schedule your session today.
Is eyebrow microblading the same as a cosmetic tattoo?
Eyebrow microblading is one form of cosmetic tattooing. It’s similar to the tattoo process as a licensed professional will use a sterile, disposable needle to implant strokes of pigment in the skin in order to fill in over plucked or generally thin brows.
Some Artists think of Microblading as Semi-permanent because the results will fade, and you will need to get touch ups, but it is a permanent makeup service. The pigment fades, but there can be a residual of color left behind. The lasting results vary depending on many different factors like skin elasticity, sun exposure, oil production, and exfoliation.
The process typically requires two initial sessions to achieve the desired results, with touch-ups required every 12 to 18 months depending on how well your skin holds the pigment.
In order to keep you comfortable during the process, topical anesthetic creams and/or gel are used for numbing throughout the session. Because everyone tolerates pain differently.
The pain you experience can range from nothing to minimal discomfort. I use two Topical Numbing Cream and they works wonders. One will be applied before microblading, and one will be applied once the skin has been opened, so it can seep farther into the dermis of the skin. The one thing that seems to bother clients the most is the sound the implement makes when making the individual strokes.
Microblading is a two-step process and it really does take both sessions to get the results you want. Everyone has different elasticity within their skin that play a factor in the healing process, so pigment can be lost. Don’t worry! The touch up is to perfect the shape, add density, and to fill in any areas that did not take as well. Depending on many different factors, a third session may be required.
Eyebrow microblading aftercare. It’s SO important!
Aftercare begins the moment your session is over. This is a semi-permanent eyebrow solution that you want to get the most out of, right? It’s wildly important that you do everything possible to achieve the maximum results from your treatments.
Please read and follow these instructions very carefully to achieve great healed results.
- No Alcohol, caffeine (including decaf coffee), aspirin, niacin, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen, Fish Oil, or any kind of blood thinners at least 24 hours before your appointment
- No direct sun exposure or tanning for a week prior to your appointment
- Stop using Retin A, Chemical peels, Laser peels, Microdermabrasion, AHA’s or BHA’s at least 6 weeks before your appointment
- If you usually pre-medicate before going to a Dentist appointment, please do the same before your microblading appointment. Do exactly as you would if you were going to the dentist
- If you are on a prescription blood thinner, your skin will be more likely to bleed, and you may not get the desired pigmentation retention. Talk to your doctor if you are taking any medications and are unsure if they cause your blood to thin
- Do not get Botox within 4 weeks of your microblading appointment, please be advised that your brow muscle may still shift resulting in uneven brows
- If it’s possible, please come with a fresh, clean, no makeup face. You will feel a lot more comfortable, it’s much cleaner, and it will save time not to have to remove makeup
- Please stay hydrated. Drink 6-8 glasses of water everyday—try to do this for at least a week leading up to your appointment
- Please keep in mind if you are on your menstrual cycle, you will be more sensitive than you normally would be
Day 1: Before touching your fresh new Brows, WASH YOUR HANDS EVERYTIME. Starting one hour after your appointment, carefully dab your brows every hour until bed time with lightly dampened gauze. You can use distilled water or sterile water (boiled and cooled water). Right before bed, gently wash your brows with baby wash. Use room temperature water to lightly wet your brows. Pump a small amount of soap onto your fingertips and make suds, you should no longer feel the soap, just the bubbles. Gently pat the bubbles on your brows for about 10 seconds. Splash rinse and pat dry with clean gauze or tissue. Wait 10 minutes and apply a small amount of aftercare by tapping it on the brows. If they look too saturated, use a tissue to carefully blot the excess. No drinking alcohol or caffeine.
Day 2 to 14: Continue with washing both day and night until healed. If you have oily skin, use aftercare only after washing. If you have normal to dry skin apply aftercare throughout the day as needed, when brows feel dry. Do not over use aftercare.
The Do Not Do List:
- DO NOT get brows wet other than washing. Be careful when showering.
- DO NOT take steamy showers.
- DO NOT go swimming.
- DO NOT expose your brows to the sun. Wear a hat if you will be outside for a prolonged amount of time.
- DO NOT sweat for 10 days. This means no working out.
- DO NOT apply make up to the brow area. Other make up is fine but avoid touching the brows with anything but aftercare.
- DO NOT apply anything but the aftercare product provided to your brows.
- DO NOT get facials and/or peels for 4 to 6 weeks.
- DO NOT get BOTOX for 3 weeks.
- DO NOT pick the flaking color, this can remove it completely, let it release on its own.
Is eyebrow microblading for you?
If your eyebrows are over plucked, heavily waxed, or just naturally thin – eyebrow microblading is definitely an option. The absolute best thing you can do is reach out to me and we’ll chat about your eyebrow goals, the microblading process, and exactly what you can expect from the results.
However, if one of these applies to you, you’ll need to reschedule or unfortunately cancel your appointment entirely.
- Pregnant or breast feeding
- People who Keloids
- People who have had laser resurfacing in the last year
- People at high risk for infection
- People who have had botox injections within the last 3 weeks
- If you have been on Accutane in the last year
- People taking blood thinners
- People who have been diagnosed with trichotillomania
- People with immune/auto-immune disorders
- People who have had micro needling, peels, or laser treatments in the last 2 months
- People who are taking immunosuppression medication
- Some people who have tattooing or microblading previously done. If this is you, you will need to schedule a consultation
If you have questions regarding your unique circumstances and if you’re a candidate for eyebrow microblading, please send me an email and we’ll set up a time to chat.
When you’re ready, you can go ahead and book an appointment and we’ll get started on creating the eyebrows you’ve always dreamed of! I cannot wait to work with you.
Beauclair Beauty Bar
Located in Downtown Kirkland at Mosaic Salon
Here’s how you can reach me:
Our cancellation policy:
- Clients must cancel their appointment before 3 days of your scheduled service.
- Clients agree that the $100 deposit will not be refunded. The 3-day cancellation notice is required to cancel your eyebrow microblading appointment.
Our no-show policy:
- Clients who do not show up to scheduled appointments and fail to notify the business will be charged 100% of their scheduled service.
- If the client wishes to reschedule, a non-refundable $100 deposit will be due before the appointment date.
- Even though consultations and eyebrow microblading touch-up’s do not cost anything, if you do not show up without notifying me, you will be charged $30 dollars because this is time I am losing.
- Clients that are 15 minutes + late to their scheduled appointment may be rescheduled.
- This policy is due to the number of clients that are seen a day, as the eyebrow microblading artist cannot risk running late to following clients.
I am an independent and locally run eyebrow microblading studio. This means I truly respect the time of my clients and of my own. Please consider this when booking. I greatly appreciate it and am so excited to help you on your self-care journey!