Semi-Permanent Makeup

Microblading

Create Brow Envy with Microblading

Want to spend less time applying makeup to your lips and brows but are nervous about permanent tattoos? Missing or ultra-thin brows (anyone guilty of overplucking?!), blond or ultra light color, or experiencing brow loss? Microblading to the rescue! Anyone having these kinds of brow issues are great candidates for microblading that will give them naturally full brows created with custom color that matches your natural brow color or is deeper for more contrast, definition….all with a beautiful, eye enhancing shape. Even those with great looking brows already can further enhance them for an even more dramatic, bold yet natural, look. Most of us have heard of eyebrow microblading, but what exactly is it? A tattoo? Or permanent makeup? From a technical standpoint, microblading is a type of tattoo, but it does not use a machine to drive the pigment as deep into the skin as a tattoo nor is it a solid, unnatural line used in tattoos.

The results? Incredibly natural looking brows that give you a polished, balanced look that will be admired and envied!

How the Magic Happens – Round One

The entire microblading process can take an hour or more. First, very detailed, exact measurements are made – called mapping (similar to an outline) – is done to ensure symmetry and a custom look for your unique face shape. Microblading uses a very thin blade with tiny needles to make shallow hair-like incisions in the skin that pigment is deposited into. It is not permanent but does last one to three years, depending upon how well your skin retains pigment, before a retouch may be necessary. This is perfect for those of us not wishing to commit to a more permanent process.

Next, a topical numbing cream is applied which sits for about 30 minutes to ensure a painless procedure before the microblading process begins. This is actually the last step and typically takes 15 – 30 minutes to etch the small, crisp hair-like strokes into the skin. Pigment is applied and allowed to penetrate the tiny incisions thoroughly. After the pigment has saturated the skin and deposited, your brow area is cleansed, and a topical antibacterial ointment is applied.

Voila! Your treatment is complete!

Retouch – Round Two

Typically, brows are retouched in about four – six weeks. This is because during the healing process the skin can ‘push’ out a little bit of the pigment and in other areas the hair strokes are not as pigmented as they need to be. So those areas are filled in after the initial numbing has taken place.

*Please note: everyone heals differently so these times are only a general guideline.

Microblading Healing Process:

Day One

First Day

  • Eyebrows look amazing immediately after microblading appointment
  • Pigment gradually gets darker through out the day
Day One

Week One

First Week

  • Pigment reaches darkest level on day two
  • Light scabbing develops where microblading strokes occurred
Week One

Week Two

Second Week

  • Scabbing from microblading strokes begin to peel and flake off, sometimes revealing no definite, visible color in skin
Week Two

Week Three

Third Week

  • Pigment in skin continues to oxidize and microbladed strokes begin to reappear in color intended from the beginning, but some strokes come back looking patchy
Week Three
  • Eyebrows fully           healed and ready to undergo the finishing effects of touch-up appointment
  • Beautiful eyebrow enhancement & transformation is    complete after final    touch-up

How Long Will
My Microblading Results Last?

You will enjoy your beautifully sculpted, microbladed brows for up to 12 months due to its semi-permanent characteristics.

Maintaining Beautiful Results

We recommend these important tips to ensure maximum microblading results for the longest period of time.

Follow all aftercare instructions thoroughly. Do not pick, peel or scratch the microblading areas. Avoid sun during the healing process; afterwards, apply a layer of SPF 30+ on your brows when exposed to sunlight to avoid fading. Do not skip your followup retouch in 4-6 weeks. For 10 days after the procedure, avoid tanning beds, swimming and excess exercise/sweating.

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of Cosmetic Tattooing is to enhance the natural features of a client. Cosmetic Tattooing is softer and more subtle – it is meant to be a natural-looking beauty enhancement. Body tattoos use ink while cosmetic tattoo procedures involve only iron-oxide based pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the technician to make changes to color and shape over the years as client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur.

A topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.  For those with low pain tolerance, additional options for managing any discomfort.

  • MICROBLADING 6  - 18 months*
  • OMBRE BROWS 2 - 5 years*
  • LIP BLUSH TATTOOS 2 - 5 years*

The treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, it will fade over time and regular touchups are required to keep color crisp. 

In some cases, we can work on previously tattooed eyebrows but not always. Cover-ups depend on the current color, age of the previous tattoo and scar tissue. If the old tattoo has left the skin scarred there is a great chance the Microblading will not hold. Scar tissue tends to reject pigment in a lot of cases. We are happy to review your unique needs during your complimentary consultation.

YES. Always be upfront and honest with your provider about your medical history and any medications or supplements you are taking. For instance, if you are prone to cold sores or fever blisters, laser treatments may induce breakouts.

Acne medications that contain isotretinoin (i.e., Accutane) can lead to poor healing or scarring from laser resurfacing, while common over-the-counter products like aspirin can increase the risk of post-procedure bleeding.
Common over-the-counter products like aspirin can increase the risk of post-procedure bleeding; other meds can lead to poor healing or scarring after laser treatments

Diabetes and other chronic conditions can also impact safety and results with laser resurfacing. You should also quit smoking at least 2 weeks prior to and after laser treatments to avoid complications with healing and provide your body with the best chance for optimal results.

While it’s suitable for most people, there are certain reasons that we can’t treat everyone. Before undergoing treatment, clients are always made aware that certain contraindications can prevent us from proceeding. These include:

  • High blood pressure or heart conditions
  • Taking blood-thinners such as aspirin or similar medication
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Herpes simplex
  • Certain skin conditions e.g. rashes, blisters, psoriasis, or eczema
  • Taking steroids such as cortisone, Accutane, Retin-A or Renova
  • Allergy to makeup
  • Acute acne in the treatment area
  • Susceptibility to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Hypertrophic scarring or keloids
  • Spider veins or a birthmark in the area they want to be treated
  • Blood disorder e.g. sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, or a platelet disorder

For some of the above, we may also ask that you provide written authorization from your doctor before we can proceed.

We hope the above information has given you more of an insight into the possible contraindications relating to microblading and permanent makeup. As we’ve mentioned several times in this post, it really is a good idea to have a chat with your doctor if any of the above conditions apply to you.

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