Microblading 101

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Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of the hair you currently have.

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

Microblading is a manual method for enhancing eyebrows, considered as semi-permanent makeup.  A manual microblading pen type device is used with sterile packaged blades. Treatment is manually done using a fine blade that glides with gentle pressure over the skin. The fine hair strokes deposit pigment color on the top layer of the skin (epidermis), leaving a trace that can hardly be distinguished from real hair. We will discuss your expectations and desired outcome, including the shape, style, and color you wish. On a Side note: Microblading does not affect your natural eyebrow hairs. The pigment is imbedded into the skin under the eyebrow hair.

A typical microblading session begins with a thorough consultation. We will discuss your desires and expectations for your brows and what you hope to achieve from your treatment. A numbing cream will then be applied to your brow area, and you can sit back and relax (the entire procedure should be virtually painless). We will then begin the mapping process and work with you to create the perfect brow shape for your face. Once you are completely satisfied with the new shape, the microblading will begin. You can expect your treatment to take between 2.5 - 3 hours from start to finish.

FAQ:

 

How long does the Microblading treatment take?

Usually Microblading is done in two sessions. The first takes two to three hours. In the first session, the brow is shaped and styled to your preference, and pigment is applied. Six weeks later, you return for the second session to touch up and perfect. This can take anywhere from one to two hours.

 

Why is it necessary to do a touch-up?

A touch up is necessary because everyone heals differently, and therefore results vary. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by adding more hair strokes. In the touch up session, final adjustments are made to assure your satisfaction.

 

 

Is Microblading painful?

The level of discomfort is minimal, as a numbing cream is applied prior to beginning as well as during your treatment. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.

 

How long does Microblading last?
Generally Microblading lasts 2-4 years, depending on your skin type as well as your age. Normal to dry skin types tend to hold the pigment longer, while oily skin tend to fade a bit faster. It is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Skincare is also a big factor in the duration of the results. It is very important to follow aftercare instructions. To maintain the brows, touch up appointments are recommended.

 

*Also, remember that faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Adjustments may be made during touch up, such as pigment discoloration and color correction.