ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement technique, where though the manual application of inserting pigment into the outer layers of the skin, we are able to imitate individual hair stokes to create your desired eyebrow shape, fullness, and color. The effects can last up to 18 months after which time the pigments fades.
WHO IS MICROBLADING FOR?
Microblading is for anyone who wants natural realistic effortless brows. If you’re a busy, business
woman or man, have an active lifestyle, you’ll save time on your everyday routine while giving the
appearance of a younger, healthier youth to yourself.
IS IT GOING TO HURT?
Everyone has a different level of sensitivity.
I apply a topical numbing agent which I let set for 25 minutes to insure numbness during the process and an anesthetic is applied for numbing during the procedure as well to alleviate discomfort.
PLEASE NOTE: Having this service performed during menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during procedure.
* Dehydration will increase sensitivity so please keep hydrated before and after service to insure the
best healing results.
HOW LONG IS THE HEALING PROCESS?
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and redness depending on different skin types after procedure. It doesn’t take very long for it to disappear average time for most is 30 min. Immediately following your treatment the pigment will appear darker than how it will appear once it has healed.
During the first 10 days the surface color naturally exfoliates to leave a softer color. During week 3 + 4 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment darken a bit.
A Touch-Up visit (Perfecting Stage) approximately 5-8 weeks after your initial appointment is necessary in order to
achieve that richness of color and density in the shape, because pigment will normally fade 40% after the first session.
ABOUT OUR TOOLS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
We use the highest quality disposable stainless steel blades from Tina Davis and Everlasting
Brows. Our Everlasting handles which hold our blades are 100% disposable. Limiting risk of
infections. Our Pigments are of the highest quality in the cosmetic industry Everlasting, LI pigments, and PermaBlend to insure the best healing results for any hair color.
CAN I GET MICROBLADED IF I AM PREGNANT OR NURSING?
As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo. The pigment will fade over time and also fade depending on the lifestyle of an individual and we recommend to get a touch up annually to keep them looking their best.
On average microblading will last between 18 months and 2 years, but there is no guarantee in how long it lasts as each individuals skin will respond differently. Touch-ups on an individual depends on a number of factors including: skin type, pigment selection, lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), chemical peels, etc.
Please note that final results cannot be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
For microblading, at least two appointments are needed initially, at least 5-8 weeks apart. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If you’re cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, DO NOT WORRY!
We can always go bolder and add more density at your second appointment.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY EYEBROW PROCEDURE?
If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please refrain from doing so within a week of your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them during procedure. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 30 days after the procedure. We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.
Do NOT drink any alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to your appointment. (Yes, decaf coffee has caffeine as well as green tea) If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure. It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
WILL MICROBLADING WORK WELL FOR ME?
If you have extremely oily skin, the microblading technique may NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a diffused, blurred look. Your end result will look more powdered instead of a crisp hair stroke appearance. During our consultation we will discuss any outcome depending on the person. If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment will fade sooner and bleeding may occur during and after the procedure.
HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER?
Your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first week or so. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Please review our detailed "Pre" and "Post" Care Instructions. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme heat,
sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools, lakes, and places with hot humidity, etc.).
HOW WILL MY MICROBLADING BROWS LOOK IN THE FUTURE?
During your appointment, we will analyze your skin tone to anticipate how pigment colors will heal and fade in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure the color blends well with your natural hair and skin color. There are some cases, however, where the color may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your follow up appointment (Perfecting Stage) we will re-analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. If needed, special formula alterations to correct the color is made at this time. Your eyebrow tattoo will eventually look softer and to keep your brows looking their best, a refresher appointment is suggested every 12 months. Results and preferences vary with each client.
WILL MICROBLADING WORK WELL FOR ME?
If you have extremely oily skin, the microblading technique may NOT work well for you. The
constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a diffused, blurred look. Your end result will look more powdered instead of a crisp hair stroke appearance. During our consultation we will discuss any outcome depending on the person.
If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment will fade sooner and bleeding may occur during and after the procedure.
WHAT FACTORS WILL AFFECT MICROBLADING?
Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo or make it heal gray, so a physical sunscreen should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement.
The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds. The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold. The choice of pigment color: Some colors may fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde pigment may fade quicker than a dark brunette pigment.
Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should avoided 24 hours prior to your appointment.