Microblading is the art of creating hair-like strokes on the eyebrows using a manual tool and pigments. Unlike a tattoo, microblading is semi-permanent and will partially fade with time. You can expect the effects to last 1-2 years."
Microblading has taken the world by storm, allowing people to rediscover fuller, defined brows without having to rely on powders and gels. Prices are subject to change. $50 deposit to confirm your microblading/misc services appointment and for consult.
If you require help correcting previous work done by someone else or covering up old permanent make-up, we require a consultation first to determine if you are a good candidate.
Q: What is Microblading?
A: Also known as Embroidery Microblading, 3D Microblading and semi-permanent makeup, Microblading is the art of drawing hairlike strokes on the brows using a manual tool with fine blades on it and customized pigments. The epidermis is 'scratched' and pigment is deposited - unlike a tattoo, the pigments break down and partially fade with time.
Q: Will it hurt?
A: Everyone has different sensitivities as far as discomfort goes, however I have never had anyone tell me to stop. If a tattoo is 10/10, microblading would, on average, be a 3 or 4 on the discomfort scale. I've been told that tweezing brow hairs hurts more than the microblading and have even had a few clients fall asleep.
You can expect to feel a scratching sensation and hear a "velcro" sound that may intensify by the end of the procedure. It is uncomfortable, but by no means unbearable.
Q: What are the risks?
A: As with any invasive esthetic procedure, the biggest risk is infection. Infection will almost always be the result of improper after care in the first 10 days following the procedure. I use one-time, sterile disposable tools and disinfect and wash everything (including the towels and sheets) after each session.
Sleeping on dirty pillows, picking at the strokes, applying makeup to the area and constantly touching, rubbing or wiping your brows (among other things) can result in an infection, which could lead to scarring and other complications. As long as you follow my after care instructions this risk is nearly eliminated.
Q: How long does it take?
A: You can expect to be with me for around 2 hours, depending on how long it takes to draw your shape. Shaping takes about an hour, numbing half an hour, and microblading about 20-30 minutes.
Q: What is "Brow Shock"?
A: So you've gone from no brows to wow brows - and you don't look like you anymore! If you've been looking at your brows in the mirror every day for years and are used to seeing yourself a certain way, suddenly having dark, full brows can be a little...shocking. But don't worry. Give it a few days and the shock will wear off - this is a completely normal reaction. And don't forget, your new brows will soften and shrink within 14 days.
Q: Is one session enough?
A: No. Microblading is a 2-step layering process. Some strokes will heal out and that is normal, therefore you must come back to complete the process or risk walking around with unfinished work....and neither of us want that.
Sometimes it is necessary to do a 3rd touch up session - this is entirely at the discretion of the client and is only needed if they would like a few strokes here and there to even things out - we do not go over the whole brow again.
Q: How long will it last?
A: Depending on your skin type, you can expect the look to last anywhere from 6 months to up to 2 years. Remember, this is a semi-permanent procedure. Microblading will fade, but for some of us it will never completely fade away and you may be left with a shadow. It is up to you how long you want to maintain the shape and crispness.
If you have oily skin, the strokes will fade quicker and may take on a more powdered "makeup" look. If you have dry skin, the strokes will last longer and heal sharper. Both looks are an improvement on patchiness, unevenness and will reduce the amount of time you spend drawing your brows each day.
Q: What about down time afterwards?
A: You will notice that your brows may feel sunburned or be a little red after the procedure - this is normal and will fade away within 24 hours. You can carry on your normal activities provided you carefully follow the post-procedure aftercare. It takes up to 14 days for your brows to complete the healing process and a minimum of one-month before you can come back for your touch up.
Q: How much do they fade after the initial session?
A: About 20-30%. They will become softer and lighter - this is normal.
Q: What else can cause them to fade faster?
A: Suntanning, exfoliation, excessive sweating (working out) or improper aftercare. All these things can cause the pigment to fade faster, so if you want your treatment to last longer, take care of your brows as if they were tattoos.
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