What is Microblading?
Microblading is a procedure we offer under permanent makeup that is considered semi-permanent and less invasive. This procedure uses a hand tool with sterile, precise needles to gently etch natural and realistic looking “hairs” into your skin by implanting pigment beneath the surface of the skin. Microblading can correct or reconstruct lost eyebrow shape and structure and is perfect for those who want to enhance their thinning, aging, or over tweezed eyebrows. Pigments are selected based on skin tone and desired brow colour.
How long does the eyebrow last?
This will typically last around 1-2 years depending on age (mature/young skin) and skin type (normal/dry/oily) as each clients individual colour retention will vary. Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure, which means that the pigment isn’t being deposited into the skin as deep as a traditional tattoo and will naturally fade over time. Skincare routines also affect the length of the pigment. Clients who tan or use products with Glycolic Acid will fade faster due to constant skin resurfacing. To maintain colour richness, a touch up is advised every 12 months after the initial procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
The initial session is approximately 2.5 hours. During this, your brow technician will design and shape the your eyebrows for approval. Once both parties are satisfied with the result, the pigment colour is selected and the procedure begins.
The follow-up session is required for minor touch up and colour retention and should be 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure. This session will take about 1-1.5 hours. **The brows are not considered ‘finished’ without the 2nd touch up appointment. **
Who shouldn’t have this procedure done?
Microblading isn’t suitable for everyone so please refrain from having this procedure if:
– Using Accutane or any strong retinoids must be stopped 6 months prior to the procedure.
– Have had Botox or fillers within the last 2 months (If you maintain with Botox consistently, you are ok)
– Have gotten a deep tan or a chemical peel in the last 2 weeks.
– Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.
– Have keloids.
– Have skin with moles or skin cancer.
Clients should consult your physician first before having this procedure if:
– Pregnant or nursing
– Have diabetes
– Have a heart condition, pacemaker, or using heart medications.
– Have a skin disease or irritation.
*We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure for any other reason. Our brow technicians make the decision to microblade an individual based on their own discretion.
Do I need to shave off my existing eyebrows?
Absolutely NOT! Please do not wax, thread, tweeze, or modify for about 2 weeks before the procedure. This is to allow the brow technician to design the most natural looking eyebrow for your face. You may resume your regular brow maintenance once the brows have healed.
Does it hurt?
In most clients discomfort is minimal due to the use of the most effective topical anesthetics available which provide nearly total numbing of the entire area involved.
What can I expect immediately after the procedure?
After the eyebrow treatment there is no downtime at all. People with very sensitive skin may have a little redness around the brow area, however the redness should subside within 2-3 hours.