What is microblading? Microblading is the process of manually implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of natural, real life looking hair strokes.
How long does it last?
The healed results of microblading last between 16 and 36 months. 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 is 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 should takes about 1.5 hours. During this session, the our specialist will shape and style the client's brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
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 to eight weeks.
Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There's no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour after. 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. And avoid extreme heat, sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools). Avoid using heavily fragranced soaps. Do not apply anything to the eyebrows other than an antibiotic cream. Do not apply Vasaline or like product and do not use baby oil. (These products can cause the pigments to migrate from the microbladed area.) No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process. Ignoring any of these after-care instructions will negate the final result.
Can I get tattooed 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 to receive microblading at Brow Studio.
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.
Do I need an appointment? Yes! Microblading procedure is by appointment only.