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What is Microblading?

Microblading is essentially a form of tattooing.  A small, disposable, hand tool consisting of an adjustable blade holder and blade.  The blade itself is not actually a solid blade.  It is instead a row of tightly packed needles in order to distribute the pigment evenly.  This tool is used to make tiny scratches in the skin to which pigment is applied.  The resulting marks look like individual brow hairs.  Different size blades create different widths of strokes so your results are 100% customizable.  The pigments are mixable so your color is also totally custom. 

Does it hurt?

Everyone is different.  However many clients fall asleep during the process.  I personally thought it felt like having an eyebrow hair slowly pulled out, uncomfortable, but bearable.  Before the actual tattooing begins a generous layer of an antithetic ointment is applied to the brow line to dull the nerves in the area.  Once the tattooing has begun more numbing agent can be added as needed so no need to be a tough girl (or guy).  Communication is key. 

What should I do or not do before my appointment?

The big ones are avoiding alcohol and caffeine immediately before your appointment.  If you exercise please do so before, not after, your appointment.  No tanning directly before or after your appointment.  The list is pretty long and some may not apply to your situation.  For a full list click here

  • If you have a printer and like to be super prepared you can print this document, fill it out ahead of time, and bring it with you to your appointment. 

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What is the healing process like?

Quick summary:  Brow Shock! Itching... so much itching!  Where did they go?  There they are!  Retouch.  LOVE!

 

While each client will notice some variation, generally your brows will take roughly 2 weeks to heal and another 4 for the pigment to develop and settle.  During these 6 weeks the pigment can appear to change color.  The initial appearance is always much bolder than the ultimate result.  The color will become usually cooler, or more bluish, as it settles into the skin; this is especially true when someone tans.  Because of this fact your newly microbladed brows will seem almost orange in hue at first.  The strokes themselves will also appear larger at first as the skin heals those lines will shrink to roughly two thirds of that size.  Those with very sensitive skin may also have some swelling that will cause the brow to appear even larger, this will go away within a day or two, don't panic.  During this time it is imperative that you keep the area clean, the implements I use are 100% disposable and sterile, your hands are not, keep them away.  Also, super important is proper aftercare.  After this initial healing the strokes may seem to fade, almost disappear, this is normal.  Some strokes may not reappear, this is also normal and the reason why we have a complimentary six week touch-up scheduled.

 

Your skin type will determine which healing method will be recommended, the wet heal method or the dry heal method.

After Microblading

•DO NOT get the brows wet other than washing if directed to do so. Do not soak the treated area in the bath, pool or hot tub. For 30 days, refrain from swimming in saltwater or chlorinated pools, saunas, hot yoga, steam rooms or sunbeds. Avoid hot, steamy showers. •DO NOT sweat excessively until the brows are soft again. This means no exercising without an 80’s style sweatband and a clean smooth handkerchief, no terrycloth, to gently blot (not wipe) sweat away. •DO NOT expose treated area to direct sunlight. After healed (30 days), use a sunscreen to avoid fading from the sun. •DO NOT apply makeup to the brow area during the healing process. After the brows have healed (14 days, OR after the scab/skin flakes off) you may wear brow makeup if needed. •DO NOT sleep on your face, try to sleep on your back. •No other products should touch the brows during healing, other than Bactine, Dial soap, and/or the aftercare oil. •Do not touch, rub, pick or scratch your brows following treatment or during healing process. •If your eyebrows get wet during the healing process, pat them dry with a clean tissue, DO NOT RUB. •Avoid using daily skincare products directly on the eyebrows. •Wait 4-6 weeks before having facials/peels. Please inform therapist of the procedure you have had. •If you are due to give blood after the procedure, please inform your nurse about the microblading treatment you have had as this might alter the results.

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