Microblading is not your typical permanent makeup, nor is it gels, eyebrow pencils or the tattooing of your eyebrows. Rather, it’s a semi-permanent sort of embroidery of your eyebrows made look just like real hairs.
If you need to fully reconstruct, define, add a slight arch, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows, Microblading is for you.
How it Works
During the microblading process, a very fine blade is used to draw on individual strokes one by one and deposit pigments into the epidermis. Because we’re impacting color closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. This process is very detailed and can take around two hours to complete. Generally, the first hour is spent drawing the shape in with temporary pencil markings. It is the longest and most important step. It is also the moment when the shape is determined. The shape is customized to every customer’s facial contours, etc.
Next, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area. This helps minimize discomfort. It’s followed by a liquid anesthetic. For most customers the process is painless, although some have experienced a slight discomfort.
Once your new set of eyebrows are in place there is essentially no down time, although there is a healing process that can take up to 30 days. A follow-up is recommended one month after the initial procedure. The touch-up takes about 45 minutes.
Microblading is low maintenance. After healing, you can rub them and enjoy all the activities you would normally enjoy, including swimming and exercise. There is no need for special care. Expect to return for a brief touch-up every six months.
Prior to Appointment
To ensure best results, make sure your health is in good condition. Get enough rest and eat right.
- 72 hours before:
- Avoid alcohol, aspirin, Ibuprofen.
- 1 Week before:
- Stop taking the following supplements: Vitamin E, B6, Omega-3, Ginko-biloba, St. Johns Wort.
- You may resume taking your supplements 72 hours after procedure.
- 24 hours before:
- Avoid caffeine and exercise.
- You may want to wash your hair prior to appointment because you will need to avoid the shower for a few days after procedure.
Days 1 & 2:
The eyebrows are about 25% darker and wider than when healed. Do not be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process. Your skin is red underneath the pigment, causing it to appear darker. There is some swelling although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside.
Eyebrows start to itch and will appear thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins. Exfoliation will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow to flake away, and a more narrow appearance will result.
Days 4 & 5:
The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first. DO NOT pick at or try to remove any flaking skin. Allow skin to naturally fall. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Expect your eyebrows to appear softer and grayer for a few days until the color clarifies.
|Basic (for some hair, with guide)||Starting at $490|
|Detailed (for no hair, no guide)||Starting at $590|
|Corrective||Starting at $690|
- All prices include two visits (first appointment plus 30-day touch up). Some skin types require a third visit, for an additional $150.
- All appointments require a $100 deposit at time of booking.
- Any cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to appointment will forfeit deposit.
- Touch ups performed at 6 months from initial service will receive a discounted rate. Touch ups performed after 6 months will be original service price.
Microblading is affected by the canvas it’s performed on (your skin.) If your skin is sun-damaged, even from tanning beds, thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry or oily, the result cannot be expected to be perfect after the initial procedure.
Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery, and age of skin all contribute to fading. Touchups are needed 30 days after initial procedure to keep your microblading at its best. Some skin types may require a third visit.
Procedure pre/post maintenance is very important.
You may not be a suitable candidate or may require Doctors clearance for any of the following conditions:
- Pregnant or Nursing
- History of Keloides or Hypertrophic Scarring
- Diabetic (requires doctor’s clearance)
- Chemotherapy (requires doctor’s clearance)
- Viral Infections and/or Diseases
- Pacemaker or Major Heart Problems
- Organ Transplant
- Skin Irritation or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- Sick – cold, flu, etc.
- Botox in the past 2 months
- Accutane in the past year
- Heart conditions, uncontrolled blood pressure, poor general health.Any treatment, medication or illness that compromises your immune system/healing.