Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Microblading, also known as Eyebrow Embroidery is a semi-permanent make-up technique that typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra fine needles in the shape of a blade, hence the name microblade and is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look. Microblading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrows and is excellent for those wanting to enhance their eyebrows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning eyebrows from age or over-tweezed eyebrows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired eyebrows color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration.
They are not the same thing.
Microblading is a much safer treatment since the procedure injects pigments in the upper layer of your skin whereas tatoos are applied deeper in your skin.
Since the pigments are applied in the upper layer of the skin, it lasts only 1-3 years depending on the skin retention of colors versus a lifetime for the tatoos.
A consultation is not necessary in most cases, however, I cannot perform the procedure on those that are: pregnant, diabetic, taking blood thinning medication, or have an autoimmune disorder, or have recently completed chemotherapy.
You may not be a good candidate for microblading if:
There is psoriasis/dermatitis, eczema, keratosis pilaris, chronic acne, rosacea (mild cases can be okay) on and around the brow area.
You are an insulin-dependent diabetic.
You are prone to keloids.
You have previous microblading or permanent make-up.
You have a heart condition.
You have taken Accutane in the last year.
Please contact us if you don’t find all your answers in this section, and to discuss whether you should book a consultation before your microblading appointment.
The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process.
The color will fade by up to 40%-60% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area.
The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No downtime is required after microblading procedure.
It takes approximately 7-10 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. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.
The procedure takes from 1.5 to 2.5 hours for the first time. Touch-ups take around 1.5 hours depending on retention and how much needs to be added.
The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. After the initial strokes a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.
After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. The feeling described in the area is similar to a light sunburn. You can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.
Blood thinners will cause bleeding, swelling, hypersensitivity and slows healing.
Day of Appointment – Avoid caffeinated soda / energy drinks / coffee / tea / chocolate.
Day of Appointment – Avoid exercise and massage (circulates blood).
24 hours prior to Appt – Avoid Aspirin or Ibuprofen.
1 Week prior to Appt – Avoid fish oil vitamin E (natural blood thinner).
2 Weeks prior to Appt – Avoid exfoliation and anti-aging or acne treatments on area, peel (may thin the skin).
24 Hours prior to Appt – Do not drink alcohol.
3 Days prior to Appt – Do not wax or tint.
2 Weeks prior to Appt – Do not tan or have a sun burned face.
2 Weeks prior to Appt – Do not pick, tweeze, perform electrolisis.
2 Weeks prior to Appt – Do not use retinol products.
Please make sure to eat breakfast and/or lunch before appointment.
Please allow your freshly microbladed eyebrows around seven to ten days to heal.
Post-treatment care usually takes about 7-10 days.
Day 1 – 30-40 min after appointment, wash the eyebrow area with a water damped cotton ball and anti-bacterial soap (Cetaphil, Neutrogena, Dial) very gently. Pat dry with a paper towel. Apply a very thin layer of the ointment provided. Repeat the process right before going to bed.
Day 2 – Wash in the morning with warm water and anti-bacterial soap (Cetaphil, Neutrogena, Dial) very gently and apply a very thin layer of the healing ointment. Reapply the ointment right before going to bed.
Days 3-10 – Continue using healing ointment provided on the brow area once or twice a day.
How to Care for Your Brows
First 10 Days – Avoid hot, sweaty exercise, long hot showers, sleeping on your face, swimming, lakes, hot tubs, topical make-up including sunscreen on the area. Please wash your face with a face cloth or wipes and your hair leaning back into a bath or salon.
Day 11 – You can start washing your face and hair normally.
First 4 Weeks – No facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion, direct sun exposure or tanning. Wear a hat when outdoors.
It is safe. The pigments are based on iron oxide that will fade over time and are naturally absorbed by the skin. Iron oxides are innocuous, harmless and perfectly safe for your skin.
Microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, therefore the area will naturally fade overtime.
Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, dry, oily), age (mature / youthful).
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.
If it is your first time having your eyebrows microbladed, a touch up is recommended four to six weeks after the initial procedure.
It is suggested to have them touched-up between 12-18 months or whenever you feel like it needs a color boost.
Yes, after the treatment area has healed completely to avoid any infections.
For the eyebrows region, you will need to wait until it heals before wearing any make-up.
For the other regions, you can wear make-up immediately after the procedure, making sure you don’t get any on the treatment area, as this could lead to healing problems.
You must be 18 years or older at the time of your appointment.
Unfortunately no, you can’t have this treatment done if you are pregnant since your immune system may be suppressed during pregnancy allowing infection to occur.
A consultation is not required in most cases.
Consultation is part of your regular microblading appointment. However, if you have had previous microblading or permanent make-up, skin conditions, or medical issues requiring discussion, a separate consultation may be needed.
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