WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
With the use of a small handheld tool and a feather stroke technique, microblading creates the appearance of bigger eyebrows or enhances the natural characteristics of the face. Compared to certain earlier techniques, microblading produces a softer, more subdued cosmetic tattoo. In contrast to cosmetic tattoo techniques, body art uses ink. These pigments are made to gradually deteriorate. Fading is preferred because it enables the artist to alter color and shape as the client's face features and natural color vary over time.
HOW LONG IS THE APPOINTMENT?
Usually two hours. We will consult with you throughout your visit to make sure we are on the same page. The majority of the time is spent determining your ideal form and color, as well as measuring and sketching on a symmetrical pair of brows. The operation itself lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. The session for the touch-up will last roughly an hour.
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
The procedure is regarded as semi-permanent, and it will eventually disappear. Every 1-2 years, touch-ups are advised to keep shape, color, and detail. What criteria determine how frequently include:
-Skin tone (oily skin fade faster)
- Color of pigment used (lighter colors fade faster) The sun's rays (over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment)
- Using daily anti-aging treatments, such as Retin
-A and Alpha Hydroxy (Tretinoin). These items speed up cell turnover and reduce the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo.
DOES IT HURT?
We make every effort to make the procedure as comfortable as we can. A topical anesthetic is administered to the area before Microblading to reduce pain, and a liquid anesthetic is used throughout the process. While a few clients can have a little discomfort, the most experience little to no pain. (PLEASE NOTE that the discomfort level could be exacerbated if you smoke frequently or have your appointment during your menstrual cycle.)
CAN I EXERCISE AFTER GETTING MICROBLADING?
Following your visit for microblading, you must refrain from exercising for seven days. Light exercise is OK (little perspiration), but you must wash the tattooed area with lukewarm water as away thereafter. Sweat contains salt, which will quickly fade the color and produce subpar results.
CAN I GET MICROBLADING IF I AM PREGNANT?
As a precaution to avoid any complications, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant women.
PRODUCTS AND EQUIPMENT
To ensure the highest quality of safety, all of our tools are one time use only. ALL blades, hand tools, wipes, and any other product used during the procedure are disposed of as biohazardous waste after each appointment, giving each client peace of mind.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY EYEBROW PROCEDURE?
If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment.
You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you desire.
If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment.
If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you must wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
You must stop using Retinol 2 weeks prior to your appointment and avoid using it for the 2 weeks following your appointment.
If you get Botox regularly please get that done no later than 2 weeks before your appointment. This is to ensure we can make your brows as symmetrical as possible.
Avoid chemical peels at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning for 2 weeks before and after your procedure. Do not come to your appointment with a sunburn. In this case, email us at least 48 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, fish oil, vitamin E, or any blood thinning medication 24 hours prior to your appointment.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 10 days after the procedure due to the aftercare maintenance.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the tattooed area.
- Week 1: Keep the tattooed area clean by rinsing with lukewarm water and patting dry with a disposable paper towel 3 times a day, then apply thin layer of the after care ointment provided. Apply using a disposable cotton swab.
- Week 2: Keep cleaning them with lukewarm water twice a day for the second week, no ointment.
- You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid using any soaps or cleansers on the treated area for the first week as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.
- Do NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It will appear as though the eyebrows are gone. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
- You must avoid working out for 1 week following your appointment. Light exercising is allowed (minimal sweating), but you MUST clean the tattooed area with lukewarm water as soon as you are done exercising. The salt in the sweat will fade the pigment very quickly and give poor results.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for the first 14 days. You MUST wear a hat while outside during the healing process.
- Do NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Chemicals of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.
- No swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.
- Do NOT soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for two weeks.
- Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
- Glycolic Acid, Retin-A, face peels and exfoliation must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.
- If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.