What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made up of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin.
The difference between this and a permanent tattoo is that microblading is not done with a machine. The pigment is manually placed into the dermis layer of the skin.
Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of the hair you currently have.
People suffering from hair loss benefit greatly from microblading, as well as those simply unhappy with their eyebrows.
What is Shading?
Shading is done with a machine rather than manually like microblading. This method causes less trauma to the skin and lasts a bit longer than microblading. Perfect for clients with oily skin or those wanting a more bold makeup look.
Is it painful?
Topical numbing cream is applied before and during the treatment. Clients usually feel little to no discomfort. Avoid making your appointment near your menstrual as you are more sensitive during that time.
Can everyone be microbladed?
You are not a candidate for semi permanent make-up if you are/ or have:
1. Pregnant or nursing
2. Undergoing chemotherapy
3. Diabetes- Type I & II
5. Prone to keloid
You must wait at least 1 year after using Accutane to be eligible for permanent makeup.
How many microblading sessions do I need?
Microblading is a multi-step appointment process. Your new brows will NOT be complete after just one service. At least two appointments are needed initially. Each of these appointments by 5-8 weeks apart.
During your perfection session, we will assess the pigment retention and make any adjustments necessary.
Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your microblading application does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go bolder and add more density at your next appointment.
How long does it last?
It is known to last 12-18 months depending on skin type and lifestyle before needing a color boost. Certain skin types (oily and/or large pores) may need touch ups more often. Annual touch-ups are recommended for everyone to maintain freshness and color.
There is a fear of the color used for microblading will turn ashy, blue or red. But not to worry, I use Tina Davies X Permablend pigments. High quality pigments that are pre-modified to heal true to color. I have colors from ebony to blonde!
When is a good time to book?
If you are looking to get your brows done for a big future event, it is recommended to book about 3 months in advance to said event.
Before you Come in
-Avoid plucking, waxing and threading your brows for a couple of weeks leading up to your appointment. The more hair I have to work with, the better. Any hair that falls outside of your desire shape will be removed at the appointment.
-Do not drink stimulating beverages such as caffeine(right before appt.), alcohol or energy drinks the night before or day of your treatment.
-No sun tanning for three days prior.
-I recommend waiting at least two months before botox patients receive microblading treatments to ensure proper skin expressions.
-Avoid skin rejuvenation treatments for at least 4 weeks before your appt.
-You can wear makeup to your appt. if you wish. I will remove all makeup on and around your brows at your arrival.
How do I take care of my newly microbladed brows?
Follow this after-care regimen and you'll see lasting results!