What is Microblading?
Microblading is the artistic technique of tattooing individual hair strokes with a handheld tool called a microblade. Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists hand draw each hair to blend in with the existing brow.
How long does microblading last?
Microbladed eyebrows last 1 to 2 years for most people. Those with oily skin tend to fade faster and have shorter lasting retention. Some people with very oily skin will only have results for 6-9 months. Dry and non-porous skin has the best retention and healed results - may last up to 2 years.
Does microblading work on all skin tones and skin types?
No. Microblading works best for dry to normal skin types that are not heavily textured. If you have excessively oily skin, we recommend microblading with microshading or nanoblading. Oily skin types can get microblading but must understand that retention is shorter and more touch ups are required. Nano brows or combination brows are recommended for oily skin types that want a hairstroke tattoo.
Who is ineligible for microblading?
Microblading alone is not recommended for those with excessively oily skin, large pores, or very textured skin. We also do not provide microblading for people: under 18 years old, pregnant or nursing, if you have diabetes, glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment, allergies to makeup, Keloid disorder, skin cancer, hemophilia, or if you're taking skin medications like ro-accutaine and steroids. Medical contraindications are in place to protect your health and safety.
Can I come in for a consultation?
Consultations are part of the initial appointment. We can also do a digital consultation via email or phone call. If you are adamant about doing an in person, you may book a consultation.
Does it hurt?
Most clients report little or no pain at all! We use a topical anesthetic before and during the procedure to numb the affected area.
What is the price?
All service prices may be found on the “services” tab above. Prices are subject to change at anytime.
Are your pigments vegan & cruelty-free?
How do I make an appointment?
Click on the “booking” tab.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
In the week to 24 hrs before your appointment, we recommend avoiding blood thinners, aspirin, alcohol or using retinol creams. Please see our information tab for a full list of contraindications.
How long does it take to heal?
It takes about 30 days to completely heal, in which time you may experience mild scabbing and flaking. Most clients report that their scabs were gone by end of week 2.
When should I get a touch up?
We strongly suggest booking a perfection session within 4 - 8 weeks of your initial procedure. Once you heal from that session, your brows will be set for about one year. People with very oily skin tend to fade faster. A great way to decide when to get a touch-up is when you notice yourself filling in the brows more due to fading.
Why do I need to return for a touch up?
a second session/touch up is apart of the process of Microblading . It is very important to have this session to go over or correct any areas that may lighten up. With out a touch up, the results may not be optimal. Which means coulour will fade significantly with in 4 weeks as the skin heals, peels and fades. The touch up corrects any irregularities in the Microblading strokes, color tones and completes the process.
Can I get microblading while pregnant?
No. Please DO NOT book if you are pregnant or nursing!
Can I get permanent makeup if I have Juvederm injections/fillers?
We recommend getting permanent makeup first and waiting at least one month prior to getting injectables, or ask your filler provider for clearance.
Those under 18 years of age.
People with diabetes.
Pregnant and lactating women.
People with glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinning medicines.
People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated.
People with allergies to tattoo inks or specific make ups (please consult with doctor before you book a appointment).
Those with easily triggered post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation are not good candidates.
Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed.
Are a hemophiliac.
Have healing disorders, on blood thinners or uncontrolled high blood pressure.
* Let us know if you have/had allergic reactions to topical anesthetics.
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing semi-permanent makeup procedure. Please read carefully:
• Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expand the pores.
• Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before procedure. Skin should not be in process of healing before procedure!
• Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.
• Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
• Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
• Avoid within 4 weeks of procedure: Botox, fillers, Chemical peels. laser treatment.
Healing & After Care Instructions: The #1 rule for eyebrows with microbladed hair strokes is a Wet heal. You can wash your brows very gently with Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena, but be sure to properly dry them afterwards and apply healing ointment. Avoid sweating excessively or using anti-aging/acne products on the treated area during the healing process, you can end up with blurry or faint hair strokes. Salt and chlorine can cause your tattoo to fade or change color – so it is imperative to avoid sweating and swimming. Please follow the instructions below to protect your cosmetic tattoo and promote a beautifully healed result.
WET HEAL FOR 10 DAYS! You may gently wash your eyebrows after 24 hrs of procedure, with Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena, but must keep your brows free from sweat and harsh products.
For the first 2 days, do not wash your hair at all or in a traditional manner in the shower (salon washes or dry shampoos are great alternatives). You want to avoid any harsh products touching your eyebrows.
For days 3-10, you can wash your hair in the shower but be sure to put to avoid hair products to touch your eyebrows while in the shower. You may wash your brows only with just water or a very sensitive soap (Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena). Once you exit shower immediately add your healing ointment (do not wipe with applied pressure as this can pull off the scab).
Do not rub, scratch, or pick at the treated area – this can cause scarring or pull out pigment causing premature fading. If you must tend to an itch, gently pat the area.
Remember that your cosmetic tattoo is a wound that is healing – treat it with care like any other wound. Clean hands are a must!
During the 10 day healing period, do not apply any products to the treated area (except for Vaseline temporarily). This includes make up, moisturizers, ointments and cleansers.
During the first month, do not scrub or exfoliate the treated area. Let any scabs fall off naturally.
For the life of the tattoo, never use the following products on the treated area: anti-aging, anti-acne, Retinol, renewal, skin-brightening, chemical peels, and heavy oil moisturizers. You can still use these products on the rest of your face, but take care to avoid the eyebrows. The better you care for your new brows, the better they’ll look and the longer they’ll last!
Healing Schedule / Typical Effects:
Days 1-2 The eyebrows are much darker and bolder than they will be when healed. The hair strokes will lighten and shrink throughout the healing process. Minor swelling may occur.
Day 3 Eyebrows can start to itch and appear a bit thicker in texture (this is a scab forming). Natural exfoliation begins – do not pick or scratch!
Days 4-7 Skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first – resist picking the scabs and let them fall off naturally. Be careful to avoid sleeping on your face, as this can rub off scabs.
Days 8-14 Any scabs that form will continue to flake and appear softer. The first part of the healing process is complete when there are no more scabs and the texture of the skin is once again smooth (typically around the 10-14 day mark). After this point you can resume working out, normal showering, and using makeup and gentle products on your eyebrows.
Days 15-45 Over these several weeks, color will gradually come back darker and more clarified. Continue to avoid exfoliation, excessive tanning and harsh chemicals. Schedule your follow up session after 6 weeks!
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