- Microblading is permanent makeup for your eyebrows. The technique which is also called 3D eyebrows is far more advanced than just tattooing eyebrows on which many have used in the past. Microblading is where pigment is implanted in the dermis layer of your skin with a manual tool that creates hair like strokes. It is not as deep as a tattoo which makes it semi permanent and it will last up to 12 to 18 months.
Is this the same as an eyebrow tattoo?
Absolutely not. The end result in the Microblading process is very natural because of the techniques involved as it only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin. The strokes thus result in a hair like appearance. Hair strokes are created one by one, unlike the traditional eyebrow tattoos where the entire eyebrow is filled in ‘block style’
Who should get microblading?
Microblading is good for those who:
- want natural-looking, fuller, shapely eyebrows
- currently use brow makeup to fill in and shape their eyebrows due to over tweezing
- want to save time on their daily makeup routine
- suffer from alopecia and/or any condition/medical treatment which causes hair loss
- have sparse or thinned eyebrows
- want to change the shape of their eyebrows (i.e. thicker, thinner, pronounced arch, etc.)
- have fair eyebrows
- have discontinued or patchy eyebrows (i.e. scars)
- have asymmetric eyebrows or lack of definition
- have drooping eyebrows
- have short eyebrows
- have active lifestyles
- simply do not want their eyebrow makeup to wipe off (i.e. gym, swimming, sweating, etc.)
Who should not get microblading?
Microblading is NOT recommended for those who:
- are under 18 years of age
- are pregnant or nursing
- are diabetic (doctor's note is required)
- are allergic to topical anesthetics, nickel or other metals, or are allergic to ingredients in cosmetic or tattoo pigments
- have serious illnesses like cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders
- have transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
- are on blood thinners and/or on heart medications
- have Hemophilia
- have viral infections and/or diseases or sick (please reschedule if you are sick due to cold or flu)
- have skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the area to be treated
- are proned to keloid scars
- have had Botox in the past 3 weeks
- have used Accutane in the past year
- have had their eyebrows tattooed previously
Please note: If you are under a physician's care, a note is required stating that it is ok for you to have microblading performed. It is always a good idea to book a consultation if you are not sure you are a good candidate for this procedure. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
What is done during the treatment?
During the treatment, a special microblading pen is used to draw on individual strokes one by one. It’s an extremely meticulous process that takes around two to three hours to complete. In the first hour, the shape is sketched with a removable pencil. That’s perhaps the longest part and the most important step. The shape is customized for every client according to the shape of their face. Before this process begins, a numbing cream is applied to the area to alleviate discomfort and then liquid anesthetic is applied. Some clients may experience slight discomfort, but it’s overall it’s a relatively painless procedure. The best quality pigments that heal true to color are used. All materials used during each and every appointment (including pre-sterilized blades) are 100% disposable.
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Does the Microblading Application Hurt?
Every skin type is different and level of sensitivity.Clients may experience minimum discomfort. Numbing cream is applied prior to the Microblading procedure to ease any discomfort a client may have. On a scale of 1 to 10 with “1” being no discomfort, clients often experience between a 2 and 3 with this treatment. Other factors such as menstrual cycles also affect level of sensitivity.
How long is the microblading procedure?
We are extremely meticulous when it comes to performing this procedure. Paying close attention to detail is a must and in many cases this procedure can take up to 2 hours.
What is a touch up session?
The Touch Up Session, done 4 - 6 weeks after the initial treatment, is extremely important to ensure perfect results. We use this session to set the shape and color, and to make any small adjustments if necessary.
Is the touch up session included in the price?
YES! One touch up 4 - 6 weeks after the first treatment is included in the initial price.
What is the recovery time?
Your new brows will go through quite a bit of changes throughout the healing process. Do not panic! At first they will be very dark, within the first 2 weeks or so they will lighten up about 40%. In the first 10 days, you will notice mild scabbing and flaking… this is normal and expected. Scabs will naturally fall off and it is crucial you do not pick at the scabs. During week 3, the skin is going through its regeneration phase as the ink is settling and it may even appear that the tattoo has vanished.
No worries! In week 4, is it very important that you schedule any necessary touch ups that the scabs may have taken the ink from while healing.
How long does microblading last?
There is no guarantee to how long the Microblading appearance will last given there are a lot of factors that must be considered. [i.e. skin type, skin care regimen, sun exposure, iron deficiency, hormones, etc.] Generally, the procedure tends to last anywhere from 12 to 18 months. It is recommended to get a refresher every year to year and a half to keep your lovely brows looking their best!
How should I prepare for this procedure?
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
- Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo
- Do not consume coffee before your procedure
- Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)
- Do not tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
- Do not pick/tweeze/wax/thread/perform electrolysis one week before procedure
- Do not take omega3 (fish oil) or Vitamin E one week before treatment
- Do not tan or have sunburned skin 2 weeks before treatment
- No chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser or any other intense facial treatments 2 weeks before treatment
- Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment
- No Accutane for 1 year prior to application.
- Please feel free to wear makeup to your appointment as your brows will be cleaned prior to treatment
Post Treatment Care
Now that you know what NOT to do, here are the WHAT TO DO's for amazing microblading results: Absorb, Wash, Moisturize!
30 minutes after the treatment rinse the eyebrows with neutral soap (children’s). Remove all the lymph and previously applied cream by doing so. After that apply a very thin layer of skin candy.
Repeat this procedure 3 to 5 times during the day. If the treatment was done late in the afternoon and you do not have time to do it 3 to 5 times, put a plastic foil over the eyebrows you previously applied the cream on, so that you protect the eyebrows from drying and wiping overnight.
In the next 7 days, maintain facial hygiene and apply the cream after washing your face or having a shower. Skin candy can be used on all skin types, due to its natural active components that regulate oiling.
What is to be avoided:
During the first 7 days all the creams (except for protective one), all make up (foundation) in the eyebrow area. Avoid workouts that involve a lot of sweating, sauna, facial massage and steaming (inhalation).
In the next 30 Days:
Sunbathing, Solarium, Light Therapies, Chemical Peelings, Fruit Acids, Microdermabrasions, Creams that contain regeneration factors. Always avoid laser treatments over the treated area (Fraxel, Laser, IPL) because they can destroy the pigments and cause burns. Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to a faster pigment fading. Always protect the eyebrows from the sun with SPFs (not during the first 7 days).
Absorb, Wash, Moisturize should have you covered, but here are some extra tips to help with a smooth and easy recovery:
- Use a fresh pillowcase
- Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away (picking can cause scarring or loss of color)
- No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
- Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure (wear a hat when outdoors)
- Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
- Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
- Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
- DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
Important note about showering:
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.
Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine you will have much better results with your microblading procedure.
For 4 - 6 Weeks After Treatment
- Use sunblock on treated area and do not use tanning beds
- No laser treatments, peels, microdermabraisons, Botox or fillers (in treated area)
- Please note, if you are a blood donor, you cannot give blood for 1 year following the treatment
If you suspect any signs of infection (including abnormal redness, swelling, etc.) contact your doctor ASAP
SOME VERY IMPORTANT NOTES TO KEEP IN MIND:
- BROWSBYSEYMA cannot guarantee results as everyone heals and retains pigment differently.
- Results vary person to person, no two people will have the same exact results.
- The Post Treatment Care instructions are extremely important in yielding you the best results outside of uncontrollable factors such each individual's natural healing process, medications and/or medical conditions.
- Brows may appear dark at first, but the color will lighten up by 40% - 50% during the healing process (up to 4 weeks).
- Brows may be itchy, flaky, peel or scab, please DO NOT rub, pick, peel or scratch as this will effect your final results and may scar.
- Please moisturize as needed. You do not have to stick to twice a day if you have more itchiness and flaking, you may moisturize up to 4-5 times a day.
- You will love your brows the first day, after that, they will go through a transformation as the skin is trying to heal itself. Do not be alarmed at fading, patchiness, flaking and scabbing. This is normal and they will go through several stages before they completely heal (up to 4 weeks). After that, a touch up is necessary to set the final shape and color. Although this is a 2 part process and both sessions are needed to get the best results, your brows will start looking great from Day 1.
- Please remember that this treatment is done to enhance your natural brows. You may still need to fill in even after the final results.
- Finally, please keep in mind that there are many sites out there with different information. This is an art and no two artists have the same technique. Each artist has their own style and their own experience. Trust in the process and most of all, trust your artist and you will be in great shape, literally!