The microblade tool is designed to scratch the outer layer of the skin producing a very fine line that resembles real hair. Each individual hair stroke is hand-drawn by the artist and blended in with the client’s existing eyebrow hair.
Microblading vs. Eyebrow Tattooing
- Microblading artists’ hand draw each line. Eyebrow tattooing uses a machine.
- Microblading has different retention.
- Microblading uses a different kind of ink that maintains its original hue over time.
- Microblading is less painful.
- Results from microblading are more natural than traditional eyebrow tattoos.
How long does the treatment last?
The treatment last anywhere from 6 to 18 (to 24) months on average, depending on your skin type and care after which time the pigment fades and the eyebrows and skin return to their previous and natural state.
Microblading typically takes two appointments to complete.
The initial appointment is 2-3 hours.
- First I will compile the client’s health history, then together we will discuss their lifestyle and aesthetic taste.
- Next, using a waterproof eyebrow pencil I draw the eyebrow design directly on the client’s face. This is my guide for the microblading procedure, and the client will give final approval before moving forward.
- Then, I begin microblading, according to the drawing agreed upon with the client.
- Once the microblading is finished, all of the excess pigment is removed from the area and the newly enhanced brows are revealed.
The second appointment is a touch up at least 30 days after the first session. This allows enough time for the ink in the epidermis to naturally slough off, and the color to settle into your skin. In the touch up appointment, we can see how your skin has received the ink and make any necessary corrections.
Is microblading painful?
Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. You might feel a slight discomfort but it is almost painless.
Microblading can be done 10 days after Botox application.
Who Should Avoid Microblading?
While microblading is great for most people, there are some people who are ineligible for microblading:
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Those easily triggered post inflammatory hyperpigmentation are not good candidates; keloids or if you have tendency to keloid.
- People with diabetes.
- Those under 18yrs of age.
- Serious diseases such as cancer (must have doctor’s note), epilepsy, autoimmune or transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis.
- Circulatory disorders (doctor’s note is required)
- Any bleeding disorders (doctor’s note is required)
- You’re taking blood thinning medication
- Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
- People with allergies to makeup or colors
- If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
- Old permanent makeup or tattoo.
- You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
- People with a sunburn.
- After waxing (must wait 3 days)
- After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing microblading procedure. Please read carefully:
- Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expand the pores.
- Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before procedure. Skin should not be in process of healing before procedure!
- No coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.
- Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
- Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
- Chemical Peels and Laser treatments should be avoided within four weeks on either side of the procedure.
- $500 (Includes six week perfecting session)
- Annual 12-18 Month Touch Up $200
- Touch Ups Thereafter $75