Are you ready to wake up and go? This procedure takes 2-2.5 hours to complete and lasts up to two years! Pain is minimum (numbing cream is applied). Customize your brows to your liking.
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing procedure that mimics hair like strokes that fill in thin eyebrow areas to make them look fuller. Unlike a traditional tattoo, which is permanent, the coloring from microblading lasts 2-3 years depending on your skin type. This is because microblading uses different tools and a smaller amount of pigment. The color effect will fade over time, so touch-ups may be necessary to maintain the desired look.
Before your appointment please avoid:
Caffeine beverages or alcohol on the day of the procedure
Tinting brows before the appointment
Tanning or sunbathing for 3 days before the appointment
No waxing or plucking eyebrows within 2 days beforehand
No chemical peels and other intense facial treatments for at least 2 to 3 weeks before the procedure
Wash and style hair before the procedure, as the brows must not come into contact with water for at least 7 days.
Discontinuing vitamin A (Retinol) and Botox treatments for at least 1 month beforehand
Stop taking fish oil or any other natural blood thinners, such as vitamin E, at least 1 week before the procedure
Avoid aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (as these types of medications are blood thinners)
No working out the day of the appointment.
On the day of the procedure, it is important to sit down with the esthetician and voice any questions or concerns. Before the procedure starts, you will be numbed using a topical numbing ointment on the brow area, which helps reduce discomfort during the microblading procedure.
Once the client is comfortable, we begins the procedure. The process starts with mapping out the brows which is very detailed and can take up to 30 minutes to complete. It is important for the esthetician to take their time and make sure your brows are symmetrical because the result will last for a few years and needs to be done well.
You may feel a scraping-type or plucking-type of sensation in the brow area, but the process is usually only minimally painful and very tolerable. The complete prodedure can last up to 2 hours.
After the microblading procedure, and for at least 1 week afterward, your eyebrows might appear darker and they may peel. They may feel sharper due to scabbing and healing. It is also normal to experience some redness and mild swelling.
Generally, excess oils in the skin may make it more difficult for the strokes to heal and may cause the pigment to spread resulting in frequent touch ups.