WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
And Why It Might Be Right For You!
Microblading is the process of using a disposable hand tool and specialized pigments to create hair like strokes that give the effect of a natural looking eyebrow without the pencil or powder. It is essentially a semi-permanent tattoo which can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years depending on skin type, aftercare, metabolism, and lifestyle.
Before & After
What you should know before your appointment.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE APPT?
The appointment is 2 hours long. You will come in, fill out a consent form and a health questionnaire. Then we will draw on the perfect shape for your facial structure and pick the appropriate color. We will not start the microblading process until you are absolutely in love with the shape. We'll take as long as we need and make any necessary changes to create the perfect eyebrow designed just for YOU because every individual is unique!
DOES IT HURT?
Topical anesthetic will be used. A numbing gel is always applied after the first pass, and we can also pre-numb you before we begin the process, if requested. Discomfort and/or pain may still be experienced after anesthetic is applied. The numbing agents work better on some people than others. Clients say it feels like little scratches or tweezing multiple hairs at once. Microblading only grazes the top layer of the skin, so it is a lot less painful than a conventional tattoo.
RISK OF INFECTION
Although infection is very rare and unusual, it is very important to keep the eyebrow area clean and make sure to wash your hands before touching especially during the healing period. See "After Care" for insructions.
This may result from poor healing, bleeding, infection, hidden scar tissue, or other causes. Your follow up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.
No down time is required after the microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it.
BEFORE your appointment:
*Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
*NO alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure.
*Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure. (If you are highly sensitive, Tylenol is the best option for pain relief since it will not thin your blood.)
*Avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure. (May cause blood thinning and heavy bleeding)
*Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure. (Sunburnt skin will not retain pigment well)
*Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels, and lasers 4 weeks prior.
*No microdermasion or dermaplaning for 2 weeks prior.
*If you use Botox, it should be done either 2 weeks before or after your procedure.
*If you use Fillers, they should be done either 6 weeks before or after your procedure.
*Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Retin-A products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, facewash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid.
*Any brow waxing or tinting should be done 3 days prior.
*You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!
*We cannot work on the brow area if there is a blemish, break out, inflammation, abrasion, or rash. If you have acne prone skin, you are not a good candidate.
NO LATISSE ON BROWS -Lash hair growing serum (Discontinue for min of 3 weeks)
*Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
WE DO NOT WORK ON ANYONE PREGNANT OR STILL BREAST FEEDING, NO EXCEPTIONS
AFTER CARE and the HEALING PROCESS:
To ensure that your newly microbladed eyebrows heal properly and that you retain as much pigment as possible, please abide by the following post-care instructions, ESPECIALLY the first 7-10 days:
THE FIRST DAY ONLY: Use gauze and sterile water to gently wipe/blot any excess lymph fluid from the brow area throughout the day.
Gently wash morning and night using a natural fragrance-free gel cleanser (such as Cetaphil, Dial soap, or Neutrogena) and water. Hands must be freshly clean. Avoid use of abrasive washcloths or sponges. Do not scrub, rub, wipe or scratch the treated area. Pat dry if needed.
Apply the provided A&D ointment 2-3 times a day for the next 4-10 days as brows are healing. Use a fresh Q-tip to apply a thin layer in one direction, beginning at the bulb of the brow and gliding towards the tail.
DO NOT PICK OR PEEL THE SCAB. This can cause pigment loss and scarring so please allow the scabs to flake off on their own.
Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.
Keep your bangs and hair pulled back from your face for the first 10 days.
Do not apply cosmetics on your eyebrows for the first 10 days.
Do not swim until the area is completely healed. Salt water/chlorine will cause the pigment to fade. Apply sunscreen to eyebrows when exposed to the sun.
Do not sweat excessively for 10 days post procedure. The salt from your sweat can lift the pigment and cause unevenness or no retention in color. Do not use saunas, steam, hot tubs, or exercise heavily. If you absolutely must work out, apply a thin layer of aquaphor prior to your workout.
Avoid long hot showers for the first 10 days, keep bathroom door to let steam out. Keep your face directly out of the shower stream.
Do not apply makeup or creams on the treated area for 10 days or until all the scabs have fallen off.
Do not wax or tint your brows for at least 21 days post procedure.
Do not get a facial/peel/microdermabrasion/exfoliating treatment/botox for at least 30 days post procedure.
Please seek medical attention if the treated area becomes infected/painful or if you develop a fever shortly after your appointment as these may be signs or symptoms of an infection.
Please understand that the skin will begin the healing process immediately after the procedure. Here is an example of the different stages that your newly microbladed eyebrows can go through while healing:
Normal reactions you may have throughout the healing process:
What you get:
-Consultation and Design
For the entire process, start to finish: