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Click the link above before booking a Microblading or Permanent Makeup session. It is imperative that you are the right fit for this type of procedure to ensure your safety. Health and safety always comes first. Below is more general information.
THE MICROBLADING PROCESS
Microblading is a multi-step process. It will take multiple sessions to get the desired results. Two sessions are typically required to achieve results, but it could take more sessions.
- First session: base layer. This layer adds a little bit more structure to the brow. It will look like a full eyebrow, but there will be a little bit of room between hair strokes to ensure everything heals crisp and individually. Everything will heal softer and some strokes may be lighter than others.
- Second Session: Adds Density. This session is to add density and build up structure of the brow. I will go between the previous hair strokes created and go over any strokes that are light or may have been lost. This really makes the brow.
- Depending on elasticity of the skin, oiliness, sun exposure, exfoliation, and other factors more sessions may be required. Everyone heals and holds ink differently, this means some people may need more sessions.
WHAT IS MICROBLADING AND PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Microblading is the newest form of Permanent Makeup. It is when a trained professional uses a hand-held tool to mimic realistic looking hair to reshape and fill in your natural brows. The use of a manual tool to create custom brow shape and realistic hair strokes. Each brow is custom shaped to the client’s facial structure to accentuate their natural beauty and bone structure. Please see the “YOU ARE NOT A CANDIDATE IF” section above before booking. Deposit is Non-refundable.
**If you have existing Permanent Makeup from another artist, we cannot perform new Microblading unless it has almost fully faded, please make a consultation appointment.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST
Microblading is a tattoo and permanent makeup. Pigment fades so touch-ups are required to keep the brows crisp and fresh, but you may have a light residual pigment depending on many different factors including…
- Environmental factors such as exposure to UV light. Tanning and not using protection will fade or discolor cosmetic tattoos faster. USE SPF after procedure
- Your health and overall individual physiology- some people retain pigment very well. It is considered permanent (in eyeliner and very dark browns especially) and you may have some lasting pigment in the skin. Touchup treatments are recommended at 6 weeks and 1 year (as needed or desired).
- The darker pigment used tend to last a lot longer than lighter shades
- The amount of oil your skin produces. Oil breaks down the pigment.
- The amount you exfoliate your skin.
WHO BENEFITS FROM MICROBLADING
- People who don’t want to take time to apply makeup
- People who have a busy work schedule and are expected to be well groomed
- People who enjoy sports, swimming or the beach
- Those who suffer from alopecia and hair loss from medical treatment
- Those who suffer from bad eye sight and have trouble applying makeup
- Those who don’t like the makeup look or feel of makeup
POWDER BROW vs. MICROBLADING (hair strokes)
Powder brows give a defined, solid appearance and tend to last a long time because the pigment is packed into an area with continuous movement like a traditional tattoo. The end result will look like you have just flawlessly filled in your brows with powder makeup.
Microblading creates hair like strokes in the brow to resemble real hair to fill in the sparse areas of the brow or to make brow appear fuller. This technique alone doesn’t last as long because the strokes themselves are reinforced once. That being said this procedure can be reinforced more than more time, meaning you can get touch ups! The most common are 1 year, 2 years, etc.
A good method, that I use, is to do a “combo” brow. This refers to using a combination of powder brow and Microblading, which makes the entire results look incredible and stay longer! The Powder brow brings density to the brow while Microblading adds texture and a realistic appearance.
I like my clients to keep in mind that not everyone is a good candidate for Microblading because it causes trauma to the skin that some people’s skin is not strong enough for. A good option for a person like that is powder brow because it causes less trauma to the skin.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The procedure usually takes 1-2 hours. For eyebrows a lot of time is taken for the consultation, numbing, and drawing on the brow shape. I take extra time drawing on your brows and making sure they are as symmetrical and perfect as you want them. As the expert I draw on a shape that I think will look best with your features and face shape, but I also take into consideration the style you want and will feel most yourself in! I understand that eyebrows are very specific and styled to each person, so I want to help tailor you the perfect brows.
The tattooing portion takes on average 45 to 60 minutes.
When we set up your appointment, we will make sure to leave plenty of time for any questions before we begin!
IT LOOKS REALLY DARK, WILL IT LIGHTEN?
Yes. Do not worry. The brows get darker as a result of healing, but when they are fully healed they will lighten to the desired color.
Keep it hydrated. Keep it fresh. Exfoliating your brows a week prior helps review new skin to microblade on, which creates better retention. If you have sensitive skin, it may not be necessary. Be intuitive with your body.
- Drinking coffee or caffeine the day of can lead to more discomfort and less blood flow to the area.
- Avoid high intensity workouts 24 hours prior to your appointment.
- Do not drink alcohol or take any medication that will thin your blood like Coumadin and Aspirin 24-48 hours before or after your appointment.
- If you have diabetes, you must be in good health and a doctor’s note is recommended!
- If you have been on Accutane, you must wait until you have been off it for at least a year with a doctor’s note.
- You cannot be on any skin sensitizing or skin drying medications.
- If you are on steroids or Prednisone, you need a doctor’s note.
- If you have been on chemo therapy, you need a doctor’s note.
- If you have any auto-immune or wound healing illness, you need a doctor’s note.
- I require a doctor’s note when needed, I want to make sure you get the desired look you want and that requires making sure your skin is strong enough to give you the awesome results you want.
Aftercare is an essential part in your progress to beautiful brows!
- No makeup or skincare within an inch from your brows for the first 14 days. Only the aftercare I give you should be touching your brows the first 14 days after your session. You should be wearing a hat anytime you are outside or in the car for the first 14 days.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- After day 14: You can start using your makeup and skincare products. You will need to wear sunscreen on your brows every day to avoid discoloration.
Failure to follow aftercare instructions may result in infections, pigment loss or discoloration.
WHATS NORMAL WHEN YOUR SKIN IS HEALING
- Immediately following appointment brows will look red. This will slowly go away in 24-48 hours.
- Brows will darken about two shades in the few days after the procedure. Brows should never scab because you are keeping them sterile and moisturized.
- Brows may flake (NOT SCAB) after a few days, leaving a light pigment. Pigment will slowly push forward through the skin and gain saturation back.
- slightly uneven appearance? After 2-7 days the darkness will fade. Any adjustments that still need to be made will be done at the second session. The procedure has to be completely healed before the second session can take place and this takes at least 6 weeks.
- Color change or color loss. As the procedure area heals the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear. This is normal and apart of the process.