FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup also known as eyebrow embroidery, micro stroking, feather touch or micropigmentation. Unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing which is performed using a machine, microblading is done with a manual, handheld tool with attached needles that are fused together in a linear grouping. The microblade is a sterile, single-use blade. The blade holder or pen is sterilized in a dry-heat sterilizer. These very fine needles of the microblade deposit pigment into the basal layer under the epidermis with a swiping cuts, replicating hair by following the natural growth of your hair, giving you a flawless, fuller brow.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Microblading can last anywhere from 10 months to 3 years depending on your skin type, activities and aftercare. Oilier clients may not hold onto the pigment as well. Everyone will respond to the procedure differently, therefore results are not guaranteed.
HOW IS THE SHAPE/COLOR DECIDED?
In most cases we can discuss this at consultation or your first appointment. You may want to come in with your brows “done” the way you like them in order for the artist to better assess your #browgoals from your current status. At the first appointment, the artist will work with your natural hair color, your skin’s undertones, and a custom pigment will be mixed, at which point you may alter the color. The artist will work with the natural grown of your eyebrow hair to determine the hairstroke pattern, and using the Golden Ratio, will work with the dimensions of YOUR face, the outline shape will be drawn onto your brows with a wax pencil. Shape alterations can also be made at this time. Keep in mind, all of this is happening before the actual procedure to make sure that you are comfortable with going forward.
WHY DO I NEED TWO APPOINTMENTS?
When you leave your appointment, your brows will look very bold and MUCH darker than the end results. Throughout the first week following your treatment, the color will fade drastically. Some customers may like that, while others prefer a more bold, structured look. It may appear at times that the pigment disappeared but be patient, this is completely normal for all permanent makeup procedures. Your Perfecting Session will ease your woes and give your brows the extra finishing touch they may need. All Perfecting Sessions (second appointments) are included in the cost of your treatment because they are important in achieving your #browgoals. It is at the Perfecting Session that the color is assessed, we re-evaluate how your skin has reacted to the pigment, and any necessary changes are made.
**Additional touch up appointments may be necessary for customers with very oily skin, problematic skin, darker pigmentation or customers that did not follow after care procedures correctly. Additional appointments within a 6month period will be placed in one price bracket, whereas all other appointments made after 1year will be at full price.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Your new temporary eyebrow will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. You can now enjoy your beautiful new temporary eyebrows. You will simply love your new gorgeous fresh look!