All You Need To Know About Microblading

t00352What is Microblading?

Microblading is a form of tattooed makeup, but unlike regular permanent makeup, microblading is semi-permanent. This means the results can last anywhere between 1-3 years, depending on your skin type. After your eyebrows fade, you can get them microbladed again in a different brow style without having to get them removed.

(if you prefer longer lasting results you will want our machine applied techniques that can last 4-9 years. Call us to book a consultation for these methods as well)

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The process is fairly similar to tattooing. It begins with properly sanitizing the area, numbing, picking your custom color, measuring and deciding together or the best shape and size for your face. Then using a brand-new hand tool (or a “pen”) with several needles to create hair strokes the high-quality cosmetic-grade permablend vegan pigments are deposited into the skin.

 

Before the Treatment

Prior to getting your brows done, you must make sure that you aren’t using any of the following for at least 72 hours beforehand:

  • Aspirin, ibuprofen, alcoholic beverages
  • Fish oil
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin E

These will all cause the blood to thin and may result in thicker hair strokes then desired. You should also avoid sunbathing, waxing or threading, and any treatments that encourage faster exfoliation and skin cell production like microdermabrasion or chemical peels a few weeks before and after the procedure.

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The Healing Process and After Care Instructions

The healing process is pretty much the same as taking care of a tattoo. After the procedure, you will be provided with an after care sheet of instructions along with a container of special ointment to apply daily to protect your new brows from infection and help more even healing. Just like with tattoos, it’s important to apply just a thin layer of A&D skin ointment. The tattoo needs to breathe, so be careful to apply just a very thin layer to keep it from drying and cracking. You may have some light scabbing but nothing excessive so don’t feel like you will have to hide away at home during the haling process.

Sweating, swimming, and getting your brows wet should be avoided for at least 10 days after the treatment. Stick to brief showers and avoid the face. If you need to clean your face, use cotton pads and sterile water to wipe down your brow area and then apply ointment when dry.

Direct sun exposure should be avoided for at least 30 days and threading or waxing should be avoided for at least 14 days. The skin is still very tender post-procedure as tattoos are basically a form of scarification, so you should let your skin heal accordingly.

Microblading is great for:

  • People who suffer from alopecia
  • People who have faint or blonde brows
  • People with sparse brows
  • Anyone tired of doing brow makeup daily
  • Anyone who needs a fresher brow look

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Microbladed Brows Are Low-Maintenance

Before hitting North America, microblading was first popularized in Asian countries as a means to enhance natural eyebrows, not create high-arched or unnatural-looking ones. This allows your natural eyebrows to grow in without having to constantly tweeze, wax or thread your brows into a shape it doesn’t naturally have.

Although you can choose to have a different style of eyebrow arch other than the one you were born with, doing so defeats its original purpose: convenience.

 

Lindsay also specializes in ombre’ powder shading that can achieve a more filled in and voluminous look, which can be done during your initial session or just added at the complimentary 4-6 week touch-up session. 02cb4d_db0df95e132d4cf194d4a3cad47049c3~mv2.png_srz_283_270_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srz

 

Does it Hurt?

Most clients find the procedure quite comfortable. Before beginning the microblading, a anesthetic cream will be applied to both brows. During the treatment if you feel anything the anesthetic can be reapplied.

 

Men Can Get Microbladed Too

Contrary to popular belief, men are also suitable candidates for microblading! This doesn’t mean that you’ll have high arches like a woman’s – microblading is great for men who have bald spots or sparse areas on their brows. Just like how eyebrow waxing and threading is becoming a popular trend for male grooming, microblading is becoming extremely popular with males as well.

 

Cost Vs. Convenience

A lot of people wonder about the long-term worth of microblading when considering the price. It’s true that microblading isn’t as affordable as getting waxed or threaded, but it definitely offers long-term convenience for busy people as well as a semi-permanent solution for those with balding or sparse brows.

Microblading is just $150-$450 depending on whether you need a whole new set of brows or just a touch-up and which technique you desire (hair strokes, ombre’, shading etc) Your full set of brows also includes a free touch-up at the 4-6 week mark where we can make any adjustments necessary including but not limited to adding to the size, adjusting shape, filling in and adjusting coloring so you are left with your most desired brows.

We offer complimentary consultations and can give quotes over the phone if you provide us with pictures.

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Lindsay @ (403) 877-1395