What is microblading?
Microblading eyebrows is the process of manually implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable blades and needles to produce the appearance of natural, real life looking hair strokes.
How long does microblading last?
The healed results of microblading last between one and two years. The variation in time is determined by lifestyle, sun exposure and skin type. Someone with an oilier skin type tends to experience results that fade quicker compared to someone with a drier skin type. Touch ups will be needed if you wish to continue the look.
Does it hurt?
Everyone has a different level of sensitivity. An anesthetic can be applied for numbing during the procedure to alleviate discomfort. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Clients are usually pleased to discover that it is no more painful than having your eyebrows tweezed or threaded.
How long does a microblading procedure take?
For the first microblading session, the entire procedure takes about 1.5-2 hours. During this session, our brow specialist will shape and map out the client's brows so you can get an idea of what the shape will look like. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
Is the touch up session necessary?
Yes! A touch up session after 6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure they look perfect and retain the color for as long as possible!
What is the microblading healing process?
The color will appear darker through the first week or so. This is because the pigment takes around seven days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After seven to ten days, exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter color below. The result leaves you with softer and more natural lines. As the treated area continues to heal, itching may occur. Itching is a good sign as it means the skin is healing. The complete healing process for microbladed eyebrows typically takes six weeks and then a touch up appointment follows. The touch up appointment is scheduled during the initial microblading appointment.
Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There's no downtime associated with the microblading treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within couple of hours. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
What should I do after the procedure?
The aftercare is not complicated, but it does require some diligence to provide the best possible microblading results. Microblading aftercare includes frequently applying a specialized cream in the early stages of healing and making sure absolutely nothing else comes in contact with the eyebrow area. Activities involving sun exposure, water, and even exercise to prevent perspiration, need to be avoided. It is imperative to follow the aftercare instructions to get the best possible healed results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely. Avoid extreme heat, sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools). Avoid using heavily fragranced soaps. No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process.
Can I do it if I am pregnant or nursing?
No, this service is not for those who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.
How old do I have to be to get microbladed?
You must be 18 years or older.
What should I do to prepare for my procedure?
No waxing, tanning or tinting 3 days before. Do not drink alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to you appointment. Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary 24 hours prior to you appointment. Botox should be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure. Do not work out the day of the procedure. Do not tan or have sunburned face.
Who is not suited for microblading procedure?
You are NOT a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are: pregnant or nursing, diabetic, if you have glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment, allergies to makeup and ink, Keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis, skin cancer, hemophilia, or if you're taking skin medications like ro-accutaine and steroids. Ongoing chemotherapy, epilepsy, pacemaker or major heart problems , organ transplant. Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system and healing would make you NOT a good candidate for this procedure. Contact us if you have any questions.
How much does it cost?
Our microblading service costs $400, which includes initial visit and the 6-week touch up session.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes! Microblading procedure is by appointment only. Book here.