Frequently asked questions about microblading
Technically, microblading is eyebrow tattooing, but microblading is not like any eyebrow tattoo. Microblading is considered a ‘cosmetic’ tattoo.
This makes a big difference. Microblading features very fine lines and when applied by a skilled artist, those lines do not “bleed out” over time. This is not true of traditional eyebrow tattooing. Eyebrow tattooing is usually done by a machine, with much greater injury to the skin.
Microblading and tattooing each take specific training and are not linked! Microblading artists do not learn how to tattoo during their training and likewise, tattoo artists do not necessarily learn the skills necessary to become a microblading artist. For the noted differences, tattooing and microblading are each separate artforms that take their own time and training to master.
Pregnancy and breast feeding are a big NO for Microblading for a few different reasons. During pregnancy your hormones and blood volume is at an increased level, by 20%. Pigments may not settle very well into the skin, as the “bloom” of pregnancy may not last very long.
The pigments used have tiny traces of iron oxide and nickel in them. The mature adult kidneys can excrete this – usually bearly detecting their minute presence, however this is a different story to a tiny developing foetus or baby. As there is no research done on this area, or very little and insurance companies prefer to exclude cover as a precaution.
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Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.
Do not take any prescription blood thinners at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.
Discontinue any vitamin A skin care products (Retin-A, retinols) close to the enhancement area at least two weeks prior to your procedure. We recommend NOT to use these products over or around the brow area after you receive Microblading. It could cause fading and distortion of hairstrokes.
Microblading method is not for everybody. Please be aware that this treatment may not be suitable for you if you have excessive amounts of natural oils in your skin. If you feel this might apply to please send in a picture of your eyebrows and we can assess and evaluate if this treatment would be beneficial to you. You also shouldn’t have microblading done if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
We will provide you with detailed instructions at your consultation since microblading post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows. Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after your procedure.
After 5-7 days, make sure your hands are completely clean and gently apply the post-care ointment with clean hands. This can be done once at night time, but be sure to use the ointment sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself. Please continue to apply the ointment for 7 days.
The entire healing process will take 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during that healing cycle.
The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker the next day.
Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that the color is fading too quickly. Often even with proper care, clients may lose original hairstrokes which make brows look uneven. This is absolutely normal and the reason why most customers need a touchup after 6 weeks.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. However, this is just superficial color due to dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.
Enjoy your fabulous new and improved eyebrows!
Microblading is a semi-permanent solution that lasts anywhere from 1-18 months. How long it lasts varies from person to person due to different factors such as skin type, diet and environmental factors such as sun exposure. Your body will naturally break down the pigment particles. As a guide, the treatment could last anywhere between one to two years, although refresher colour topups are recommended for maintenance between six to eighteen months from the original treatment which are offered at a discount.
Your treatment starts with an initial consultation, where we discuss your desired shape, then colour in the area to plot the shape and style you prefer. The colour choice is patient specific, and is mixed using a natural selection of semi-permanent pigments to complement hair colour and skin tone. Varying shades of pigments react differently with each skin type and fade accordingly, depending on skin regimen, sun exposure, environmental and after care actions. We will also carry out a patch test to ensure that the pigment is compatible with your skin type.
The second treatment involves the actual nanoblading procedure, and takes approximately two to three hours. Immediately post treatment, eyebrows will appear darker than expected, but will fade approximately fifty per cent during the healing process over the following two weeks.
Your third and final treatment application four to six weeks later includes a touch up to ensure the pigments are healing properly and responding well.
Microblading is suitable for people of all ages who want to save time every morning, and who want to achieve natural looking eyebrows. Microblading can improve brow definition, cover gaps of lost hair, extend an area, or provide a full reconstruction if the brows have little or no hair. Because each stroke is done individually, the artist is able to perfect your specific shape, colour and density.
Korean Nanoblading is the latest Microblading Technique. A superfine nano-needle is used to create fine hair-like strokes following the growth pattern of your natural hair.
Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment, that uses a specialised manual hand tool which holds disposable microblades, and implants colour onto the skin. Similar to permanent makeup brow treatments using a machine, microblading involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes to form a natural looking eyebrow.