WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a semi-permanent brow tattooing technique to create the illusion of fuller brows by using a handheld tool made up of small individual needs to create beautiful realistic hair like strokes on the skin or to enhance the natural features of the face. Microblading is a softer/more subtle cosmetic tattoo than some of older methods which typically use tattoos ink while cosmetic tattoo procedures involve pigments designed to gently fade over time. Fading is a good thing when it comes to "Permanent Makeup" it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as client’s natural color and facial features change with time.
HOW LONG IS THE APPOINTMENT?
On average 2 hours. The majority of the time is spent consulting, measuring and drawing on a symmetrical set of brows and approving your desired shape and color. The actual procedure itself takes 30 min to an hour.
IS A FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT INCLUDED?
A follow up appointment is not included.
A follow up appointment is recommended within 4-6 weeks of the initial procedure.
A follow up is recommend to ensure optimal results. During the healing process, some areas of the skin may retain pigment better than others – this is completely normal.
Occasionally clients want the color darkened or the shape adjusted. This will be addressed at the follow up appointment.
This appointment usually takes about 45-60 minutes.
HOW LONG DOES MICROPIGMENTATION LAST?
Micropigmentation is considered a semi-permanent tattoo and will fade over time. Touch-ups are recommended every 6-12 months to maintain shape, color, and detail.
Often the amount of time between touch-ups depend on a number of factors like:
Skin type (oily skin tend to fade faster)
Pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster)
Direct exposure to sun (over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment)
Use of daily products that contain (Tretinoin (Retin-A) & Alpha Hydroxy). These products increase your cell turnover rate and will shorten the life of your cosmetic tattoo.
DOES IT HURT?
To ensure a smooth painless process a topical and liquid anesthetic is used throughout your procedure. Topical anesthetic is applied before starting the procedure to minimize discomfort, liquid anesthetic is used during the procedure.
Everyone experience discomfort differently. Some people may feel a slight discomfort, most people describe what they feel during the procedure as irritation, scratching or a slight burning sensation. For the most part it’s relatively pain free.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
The healing process varies per individual. Typically It takes 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light almost opaque right after two weeks of healing; that is completely normal before the following two weeks are over you should see the official color setting in.
HYGIENE AND SAFETY
We ONLY use NEW individually packed and sterilized disposable needles and microblading pens.
We are commited to the strictest standards of cleanliness and adhere to OSHA regulations.
Certified in Blood-borne Pathogens and Infection Control.
Properly state licensed Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (CPCP).
Use EPA registered, hospital level tuberculocidal disinfectants.
Use proper personal protective equipment.
As members, we uphold the ethic code of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP).
Only use pigments specifically formulated for permanent makeup in accordance with the FDA’s Food and Cosmetic list of approved ingredients.
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WHAT TO AVOID DAY OF PROCEDURE?
Avoid drinks containing caffeine and alcohol as well as pain killers containing aspirin prior to coming in.
No sun burn.
Avoid having Botox in the area to be treated less than 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
The skin should be in good condition at the time of treatment. Avoid chemical peels and treatments that cause sensitivity to the skin.
We provide you with an after care kit.
Apply a small amount of the provided ointment every three hours or as needed while awake for the first day. AVOID wetting area for 24 hours. If treated area accidentally gets wet gently dab dry with a tissue or cotton rounds (DO NOT cotton balls tend to leave unwanted cotton hairs, can cause infection).
DO NOT remove any crust or scab formed. Removing crust/scab has a VERY high probability of removing pigmentation.
Avoid heavy sweating for the first 7 days after your treatment (light exercise is ok).
Avoid intentional direct sunlight on treated area, facial tanning, swimming under water, sauna, steaming, facials or abrasive treatments for 2 weeks following treatment.
Avoid products containing retinols or acids on the treated area – these ingredients increase cell turn over (cell growth) and have a VERY high probability of affecting durability of pigmentation.
Avoid coloring or bleaching eyebrow hair for a 30 days after procedure.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MICROPIGMENTATION FOR EYEBROWS?
What is Microblading? Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique to create the illusion of fuller brows by using a handheld tool made up of small individual needs to create beautiful realistic hair strokes.
What is Microshading? Microshading is often referred to as the “Shadow Effect” which gives the brow a more powdered makeup appearance by using small needles to create tiny dots for fuller brows.
Ombré is the newest trend in eyebrow semi-permanent makeup. It gives a soft shaded brow pencil look vs Microblading which consists of individual hair-like strokes that mimic the natural hair of the eyebrow. Once healed, it is more natural looking than a solid color.
Combo Brows is a combination of two forms of semi-permanent techniques: Microblading and Microshading. Microblading hair-strokes are placed with a manual tool around the border of the brow to give the brow a natural look. While using a PMU mechanical pen for shading creating a fuller more beautiful brow.
Microfeathering is a cosmetic procedure that uses a precise blade to create the look of individual hairs to fill in sparse or to add volume to the brows in this case in form of feathered like strokes.