What is Microblading?
Microblading can fill in thinning or lost brow hairs and/or re-shape the brow. Also called micro-embroidering, it is a type of semi-permanent make up that uses a hand tool with a small blade comprised of 6-16 micro-needles to deposit pigment though the epidermis and in to the dermis level of the skin. It does not require a machine as with permanent tattooing, and is less invasive, placing the pigment closer to the surface. Using this hand tool, the technician is able to draw fine, crisp strokes that resemble natural eyebrow hairs. Microblading provides a natural looking brow.
Hair Loss – Alopecia and Chemotherapy
Hair loss contributes to low self-esteem, stress and negative emotions. Eyebrows are an important facial feature for our looks and our expression. Microblading can help to restore your appearance, self-image, confidence and lifestyle. It is relatively pain free, low risk and provides immediate results, lasting 1-3 years. Chemotherapy patients will require physician’s approval.
Have a custom, natural looking brow without filling in thinning, uneven or faded brows every day. You can eliminate the need for make-up, or simply give yourself a defined shape to color. You can also change your look, gain a more youthful appearance, and enhance the results of facial surgical procedures.
Wake up with ready to go brows and work out, swim, go to the beach or play sports without having to give a thought to your brows.
Who is NOT a candidate for Microblading?
- Pregnant or Nursing
- Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- Viral Infection or disease
- Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area
- Sick (cold, flu)
- Accutane in the past year
- MRI (within 2 weeks)
Preparation for Microblading – NO EXCEPTIONS!
- No Botox three weeks prior or 3 weeks after this procedure.
- No chemical peels sixty days prior or 60 days after this procedure No Retinols/Retin-A’s or other anti-aging creams or serums containing acids 1-2 weeks before and after procedure and touch-ups, as these will fade permanent make up prematurely.
- Do not work out the day of the procedure.
- Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
- Do not take aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours prior to the procedure.
- No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure.
The entire procedure lasts about two and a half hours.
Upon arrival you will review and complete the necessary paperwork.
Just as no two women are exactly alike, neither are their brows.
The most important part of microblading is creating the right size and shape, the foundation for the brow, if you will. We’ll spend the first hour talking about the desired shape and size of your eyebrows Based on our measurements and your facial structure, we’ll design natural looking brows and draw them using a wax pencil that can be erased to easily adjust, making sure the two brows match one another in placement and shape. Once we agree on the brow, I will dot the outline with a marker that will not easily wipe off during the procedure, so I can stay stay within the framework we’ve created for your brows. After I apply a numbing agent, we will wait about 20 minutes for it to absorb, and we’ll be ready to begin the microblading and placement of the pigment.
The microblading itself will take about one hour. I’ll outline the first brow with the hairstrokes and apply pigment, and repeat the process on the second brow. Then I’ll return to the first brow to fill in strokes in the middle of the brow and apply pigment, and do the same with the second one.
EXPECTATIONS FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE
Immediately following your microblading – the color appears darker than it will be after healing in 3 weeks, as the pigment takes 7-10 days to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
After 7-10 days, exfoliation naturally occurs, as the top layer of the skin flakes off, revealing a softer, lighter, more natural looking color. This means the skin is healing.
During the healing process, some areas may fade more or strokes will appear to be gone. In about the third week, as they re-surface, they will oxidize, taking on a new life.
Note: Every individual’s skin is different and can react differently to the procedure of semi-permanent 3D Brows. Some skin will heal more quickly than others, some skin retains the pigment longer, all skin is aging, some of us will be harder on our skin than others. Swimming, tanning and weather all have a negative effect on our skin. No one’s eyebrows are identical. Our goal is to make them match as closely as possible; nature does play a role in the contour of our brows.
Previously tattooed brows may take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired results. Plan to schedule a touch-up within the first 1-3 months.
EYEBROW AFTER CARE AT HOME
Every hour following the procedure that day, with very clean hands, very, very gently blot your brows with a cotton pad dipped in distilled water. Then take a dab of the Bepanthen cream and apply a very thin layer to the brow.
Days 2 – 10 Only touch the area with very clean hands. Continue to apply a dab of the Bepanthen cream and apply a very thin layer to the brow, about 4-5 times daily. DO NOT scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow for it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready, the pigment underneath it can be pulled out.
DO NOT get the brows wet during the healing process for the first 14 days (exception is dabbing with distilled water the first day).
DO NOT put anything (water, makeup, lotions, etc) on the brows for 14 days.
DO NOT spend time in the sun or work out hard causing heavy sweating for 14 days. Heat expands the pores, and sweat has salt and will prematurely fade, blur or cause the pigment not to take at all.
When you do return to the sun after two weeks, be sure to use sunblock on the healed brow to prevent fading.
DO NOT use any Retin-A, or Glycolic Acids in the brow area during or after healing.
DO NOT use a tanning bed for a month.
It is recommended that you apply Vaseline to the treated areas prior to swimming even after healed to prevent the chlorine water/salt water from penetrating the area.
Try not to sleep on your face for the first 10 days.
Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INFECTIONS, PIGMENT LOSS OR DISCOLORATION.
We recommend yearly touch-ups.