Adding shading to a Microblading treatment is perfect for anyone with thin or thick brow hair, missing spots, or previous micropigmentation/tattoo. It creates a fuller and more defined look. Shading is used to fill in pigment between Microblading strokes which creates a soft, powdered effect. We will not be able to tattoo over any blemishes, sores and moles in or around the brow area.
The purpose of microblading is to enhance the features with what appears to be undetected, natural looking eyebrows. Microblading is more subtle – it is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Traditional body tattoos use electric tools and ink while microblading procedures involve pigments and a manual hand tool.
If you want to effortlessly look your best anytime, then microblading is for you! If you want to look younger healthier and more vibrant, permanent makeup does wonders! If you’re a busy mom, business woman or have an active lifestyle you’ll save hours every week not having to stand in front of the mirror slaving over applying makeup. Not to mention you won’t have to worry about sweating it off during a workout or melting by the end of an evening out.
Everyone has a different level of sensitivity. An anesthetic gel is applied for numbing during the procedure to alleviate discomfort. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Clients are usually pleased to discover that it is no more painful than having your eyebrows tweezed or threaded. PLEASE NOTE: Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure. We ask that you arrive 15 min prior to appointment time to go over Health screening.
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness following your procedure. It doesn’t take very long for it to disappear. Immediately following your treatment the pigment will appear darker than how it will appear once it has healed. Around week 2, the surface color naturally exfoliates to leave a softer color. During week 3 & 4 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment darken a bit. An enhancement session visit approximately 6 weeks after your initial appointment is necessary in order to achieve that richness of color and density in the shape.
No, please do not tweeze, thread, wax or modify your eyebrows in any way for as long as possible, and no sooner than two weeks. Your regular brow maintenance of tweezing, threading, waxing and/or tinting may continue once the brows have healed.
Microblading is a permanent makeup applied to the skin. The pigment will fade over time and we recommend to get a touch up annually to keep them looking their best. There is no guarantee in how long it lasts as each individual’s skin will respond differently. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: skin type, pigment selection, lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), chemical peels, etc. Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.
For microblading, at least two appointments are needed initially at least 6-8 weeks apart. At the second treatment we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates.
Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your pigment, so a physical sunscreen should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement. The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds. The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold. The choice of pigment color: Some colors may fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde pigment may fade quicker than a dark brunette pigment. Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Caffeine, alcohol and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should be avoided 48 hours prior to your appointment.
If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, please bring a couple of reference photos with you to your appointment. You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we may take into consideration the shape you feel most comfortable with. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please refrain from doing so within a week of your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 30 days after the procedure. We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 48 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen. NO Botox for 4 weeks prior to microblading and No Botox 4 weeks after microblading (We recommend that it’s best to wait until after your touch up heals to get Botox, as an educated injector will take your new brows into consideration when choosing where to inject.) If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least 6 months before considering this procedure. It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
Your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first week or so. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal. Please view our detailed Before & Aftercare Instructions.
Please review our detailed Pre & Post Care Instructions. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely and avoid extreme heat, sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools, lakes, and places with hot humidity, etc.).
The color will lighten over time. We recommend an annual touch up to keep brows looking their best. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency and if any chemical peels were done after your procedure. If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic procedure . Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the microbladed area. If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.
If you have extremely oily skin, the microblading technique may NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered instead of a crisp hair stroke appearance. If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment will fade sooner.
Yes!! We are happy to accommodate consultations for men interested in microblading.
Expect to be with me for 2 hours depending on your eyebrow needs….