Hair stroke eyebrows created by using a manual method of tattooing that creates beautiful, subtle, and natural brows that fill in thin brows, brows with bald spots, total brow reconstruction and even alopecia. Microblading requires a touch up every year to maintain the shape and saturation. The initial appointment takes 2.5 to 3 hours and touch ups can take about 1.5 to 2 hours
How long does microblading last?
Microblading can last about 1-2 years depending on skin type and can longevity can be extended with routine touch up sessions. How long they will last is also dependent on the client's lifestyle and skin care routine.
How many sessions will i need to achieve my desired look?
Most of our clients need at least 2 sessions. The secondary touch up which is scheduled at least 6-8 weeks after your initial session is highly recommended but is optional. For those with oily skin it is likely there will need to be additional touch ups as oil affects the healed results.
How long will my microblading take to heal?
Microblading will take about 10 days for the tattoo to dry and then fully peel. It will take a total of 4 weeks to fully heal and see the true results. Until the 4 week mark, it is normal for the color to look dull or uneven temporarily.
To ensure you are an eligible client for your microblading, you must follow all pre-care instructions. Failure to follow pre-care instructions will affect the outcome of your final results and may result in rescheduling your appointment.
90 DAYS BEFORE:
Avoid skin exfoliants, laser or chemical peels.
2 MONTHS BEFORE:
Discontinue Retina-A, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) or any skincare. Must not be on any antibiotic medication.
2 WEEKS BEFORE:
Avoid botox, tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, retinol and tinting your brows.
Will cause you to bleed more and will not only make it harder for your artist to work, but it can and will affect the color that your brows will heal:
72 HOURS BEFORE:
Avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen, Smoking, Soda, Niacin, Vitamin E, Advil, Fish Oil, etc.
24 HOURS BEFORE:
Avoid Caffeine of any type, Alcohol
Please note that if you are on your menstrual cycle during the appointment, you will be more sensitive during the procedure due to hormones.
Temporary side effects from microblading include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches & tenderness. Though rare, infection is possible if aftercare is not handled correctly and cautiously. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness, swelling, fever, drainage or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.
Upon leaving your appointment, you will be sent an instruction sheet that will outline all the steps for your aftercare as well as verbal instruction.
Stay out of direct sunlight while the brows are still healing/scabbing. You most wear a hat if you decide to be outdoors, or stay under shade. Once the skin is healed it is advised to apply SPF to your brows; this will help your tattoo last longer and counter the affects that UV rays can have on the color of your new tattoo.
Avoid sweating until all of the scabs have shed, which is about 10 days (+-2 days)
Do not sleep on your side/on your face until brows have fully shed. Using pillows or sleeping on your hand to prop your brows OFF of your pillow will help them heal their best and reduce the chance of infection.
When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel, or pull on the skin. You WILL result in loss of color and can potentially cause scarring.
Instructions with washing and ointment is dependent on the client and their skin type and they will be directed on instructions accordingly.
Must keep brows dry other than the directed washes. Using a washcloth to wash your face will help control any liquids from getting on your brows.
Keep hot and steamy showers short
Avoid all products on the newly tattooed area i.e. makeup, skin care: face wash, lotion
Once all of the tattooed area is healed which is about 10-12 days you may resume using your regular skin care products that are not exfoliating, and may apply makeup if desired. You MUST make sure it is fully done shedding before applying products or you may cause an infection.
Avoid botox for minimum 2 weeks
While microblading is great for most people, there are some people who are ineligible for microblading:
Those prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately, since microblading punctures the skin as we add ink, we cannot work with clients with these conditions.
If you have a transmittable blood disease such as HIV or Hepatitis. Again, microblading artists cut the skin so it is our policy not to work with these conditions.
If you’ve had Botox, Juvederm or other fillers in that area. Depending on the timing, we recommend to get microblading first! Otherwise, check with your doctor. Many artists may request a note from your doctor first.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy. Although microblading is great for restoring eyebrows, we would require a doctor’s note in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.
If you have any kind of skin condition on or near your eyebrows. This includes eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near eyebrows.
Pregnant and nursing women must wait until they aren't pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are using Accutane or any acne medication, you may need to stop using it before microblading. Please check with your doctor.
Anybody who is ill or not feeling well. Please be courteous and reschedule an appointment if you are not feeling well! We completely understand if you are sick, we just want to keep everyone safe.
Anyone under the age of 18
Eyebrows will appear slightly darker than how the healed results are expected to look. All clients will have moderate swelling and redness which should subside within 24 hours
Eyebrows will be noticeably darker than they looked on day 1 due to the microblading scab beginning to form.
Scabbing & shedding will begin to form. As the brows get more dry the shape may begin to look like it has shrunk or change shape which is normal. Do not pick
Scabbing/shedding should be done. (Give or take a few days)
Hairstrokes may look light or dull in color, some areas may even look like they did not heal properly.
Color of the hairstrokes will gradually get darker, "missing" spots will begin to fill in/surface.
Touch up session will be used to fill in any areas that did not heal properly, and can also be used to reshape and/or adjust color if desired.