Microblading

Permanent Eyebrows

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?


Microblading is a technique where fine lines are scratched into the surface of the skin, and pigment embedded.  The strokes accurately replicate hair (as in a brow or hairline).  Results can last from six to 18 months, depending on a variety of factors such as color of pigment, skin type, and lifestyle.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 2.5-3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection.  Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure. The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 4-6 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.

How long does it last?

Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime.  Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.

Ineligible for microblading !

Individuals under 18 years of age

We cannot Microblade anyone under 18 years of age.

Women who are pregnant or nursing 

As the body is going through hormonal changes, it is more prone to infections. Your skin may change and results can be unpredictable. 

Epilepsy

It is unsafe to undergo treatment in case of a seizure. 

Individuals with Pacemaker or major heart problems

We use epinephrine, as a numbing agent, that can increase your heart rate possible causing dysrhythmias.

Individuals with viral infections and/or diseases 

The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system.

Individuals with Lupus

The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system. 

Individuals who have undergone Organ Transplant

The risk of developing an infection is higher in people with compromised immune system. 

Individuals with any kind of skin condition on or near the treatment area

Eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis or any one of these skin conditions may compromise the surface and texture of the skin. Procedure performed on skin with these type of condition may have sub par results.

Individuals who are allergic to metal and colour

We use small needles and pigments that can contain some metals and colorant, so allergy can be a show stopper. 

Individuals prone to keloids 

Since permanent makeup punctures the skin, there is always a risk for people that are prone to keloids to heal with keloids scaring

Individuals who used Accutane

Accutane alters the skin and makes it thin, dry, and sensitive. It also weakens your immune system. For those reasons you'll need to one year after your Accutane treatment is completed and your skin is back to its normal state. 

What to Expect on the Day of Treatment

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment and call us if you are going to be late; treatment for late arrivals may be postponed to another day.

  • We clean your brow area with sterile, hygienic pads and draw the brow form on to your skin.

  • I take a photo that will show issues to be addressed. 

  • I use a sterile microblading tool and disposable blade during your procedure.

  • I use EU-regulated permanent makeup with high quality pigments, specially manufactured for microblading

After Care Instructions

 

The Day of Treatment -

 

No water or liquids on the affected area for 24 hours after the Microblading procedure.

 

Right after the procedure, for the first 10 minutes on the drive home, gently blot and dab the affected area with a clean tissue to absorb any excess lymph fluid. Within the hour, as necessary dab the brows again with a new clean tissue to absorb any lymph fluid until it has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.​

 

Wash your Brows: Day 1-10

You will need to Wash daily to remove bacteria, buildup of products/oils, & dead skin. (DON'T WORRY: This does not remove the pigment). Cleanse your hands thoroughly before you wash your brows.​​​​

 

Wash the Brows 2x/Day with the (Splash, Swipe & Pat Dry) method. You do not want the brows wet or to retain moisture for more than 1 minute.

 

Please make sure to wash your brows OUTSIDE the shower. Look in the mirror while washing to make sure you are being EXTRA gentle.

 

GENTLY Wash your brows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial gentle soap (Ink soap, Dial Bar, Cetaphil) With a very light GENTLE touch, use your fingertips to cleanse the eyebrows.

 

Rub the brows in a smooth motion that goes along with the direction of your brow hair for 10 seconds. No hard rubbing or circles. After, rinse with lukewarm or cold water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue or paper towel.

DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids: (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.

 

If there is any contact with water (besides your daily quick wash), sebum, or sweat, the wound will expand and cause a scab. The scab will result in itching and peeling of the pigment. If you scratch the scab, a scar or white spot can appear and no pigment will be left.

 

If you keep your brows clean & dry, only a thin film (not a scab) will appear after 4-7 days. It will peel off itself in 7-10 days (do NOT peel it off). After the film peels off naturally, you may still experience some dryness. In this case you can continue to apply a very thin layer of aquaphor as needed.

 

Moisturize your Brows - Day 1-10

​​​​Once the brows are dry, apply a rice grain amount of aftercare healing ointment with a cotton swab and GENTLY spread it across the treated area in the natural direction of the hair 3 times a day for the first 3 days.

  • Moisture after each wash morning & night

And once more at noon. Always use a new q-tip.

You can continue to apply the aftercare ointment if there is any left after the 3 days. Be sure not to over apply as this will suffocate the skin and delay healing. The ointment should barely be noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

 

Once the ointment provided is all used. You can continue the wash and ointment process with aquaphor. Use only a rice grain amount as well. You want a very thin layer to moisture the brows but still allow your skin to breathe and heal. They should not be visibly oily or greasy.

 

When it comes time to use aquaphor:

Clients with very oily skin can apply the aquaphor only 2x/day instead of 3x/day.

 Clients with very dry skin can wash only once at night and apply aquaphor 3x/day or once more if needed. Still using a very thin layer each time.

 

Extra Tips for a Healthy and Smooth Recovery:

 

  • Use a Fresh Pillowcase while you sleep.

  • IMPORTANT to avoid sleeping on your face or side for the first 10 days. It’s best healing when you sleep on your back or elevate your pillow as to not sleep on any area of the brows.

  • Let any scabbing or drying skin exfoliate away naturally. NEVER rub, pick, or scratch the treated area. Picking the skin can cause poor healing and loss of color.

  • IMPORTANT to avoid long, hot, & steamy showers for the first 10 days. If you do your pores will open and your scabs will soften. Not good!!

  • Try to take quick 5 minute showers in the beginning. It’s best to wash your body and do everything else first and then last wash your hair quickly and try not to get any water on the brows. Tilt your head back to avoid water dripping down. If water happens to touch the brows. Gently pat them dry. It’s recommended you take a bath or get your hair washed at a salon to avoid any accidents if you feel comfortable.

  • No facial, Botox, chemical treatments, microdermabrasion, or microneedling for 4 weeks.

  • Avoid hot sweaty exercise for 10 days. Especially hot yoga or saunas.

  • Avoid any topical makeup, sunscreen, or moisturizers on the treated area for the first 10 days. You can wear makeup like foundation but just not anywhere near the brows.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning/ tanning beds for 4 weeks. Wear a hat when outdoors. Once brows are fully healed (2 weeks) you can apply gentle face sunscreen to the brows to prevent fading when being outdoors in the sun.

  • Avoid face down swimming, lakes, Jacuzzis, for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid any anti-aging or acne treatments on your brows from now on. This will cause faster fading or loss of color over a period of time!

  • The full healing period is 28-45 days to reveal the true color.

  • Once fully healed, Try to not apply anything on the brows besides a gentle face wash, moisturizer, and makeup on the brows. This will keep the color for a longer period of time.

  • Sometimes residual pigments, blood, white blood cells, etc. can arise from the open wound. If this occurs you should gently dab this away. Don’t panic if scabs or dry patches occur during the healing process as this can be taken care of in the touch-up appointment.

  • Avoid petroleum jelly or Vaseline during the healing period. These are too heavy and the skin isn’t able to breathe.

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