Q: Is this procedure for me?
Conditions in which I can not microblade:
- Skin predisposed to Keloids or Hypertrophic
- Expecting mothers
I will microblade with very specific directions:
- Chemotherapy patients who have been chemo free for 6 months to one year with a doctors authorization
- Botox or Injectable 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after
- Retinols/ Acid peels off 7 days prior and 30 days after.
- Accutane must be off for 1 year
- People with diabetes also need doctors authorization
Skin Conditions under which I will microblade but results may not be ideal:
- Oily skin
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Eyebrow Keratosos
- Patients who are on thyroid medications
- Cholesterol and blood pressure medications
*For these clients, the results will be different and we will need to discuss this.
Q: How long will it last?
Everyone is different, but typically your beautifully microbladed brows can last about 12 months. This is not guaranteed because results can vary by person based on several factors (skin type, after care, sun exposure, etc). This technique does not last as long as a “regular” solid eyebrow tattoo because a smaller amount of pigment is implanted into the dermis of the skin during microblading. This is how you achieve the feather like hair strokes that look like natural eyebrow hair.
Q: Does it hurt?
Great question! The truth is everyone has different pain thresholds. However, in general it is not that painful and I can use a numbing cream. It is worth the discomfort for a small amount of time to be be happy with your brows everyday.
Q: How long does the microblading procedure take?
The first visit will take about 2-3 hours. It includes a consultation, paper work, numbing, drawing your brow shape, microblading, photos and aftercare instructions. Your second will only take an hour or less. The touch up allow us to fine tune the thickness of the brows and correct any hair strokes that may have faded during healing. We will schedule your touch up at the same time we schedule your initial visit.
Q: What can I expect during the healing time?
Your eyebrows will be completely healed in 6 weeks. The color will be darker immediately after the procedure, but the intensity of the color will soften as the skin heals. You will be flaky for 2-3 days and may even have scabbing. Although eyebrow Microblading is effective in most cases, no guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit from the procedure. Generally, the results are excellent but it really depends on your skin texture. Oily skin tends to not retain pigment as well. Also, you may see some pigment come out when you wash your eyebrows for the first time. This is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. It is very similar to how a “real” tattoo heals…because it is a tattoo. After your visit I will give you aftercare instructions to follow. If you really want them before, just ask me and I can email them to you.
Q: Will microblading give me perfectly identical brows?
Eyebrows are sisters, not twins. Remember. This procedure is about a natural realistic brow.
Q: When can you use makeup on your brows after microblading?
Do not make contact with water, powders or any other liquids than what was recommended for 10 days after the treatment. Even a small drop which seems unimportant may expand the wound and scabbing will appear. You will want to avoid all makeup on the eyebrows for a minimum10 days. Makeup can have bacteria in it, and with freshly done microbladed eyebrows we increase our chances of infection.