What is Microbading?
Microblading is a permanent makeup procedure. It will fade over time. It will usually last around 1-3 years, making annual touchups necessary to keep the shape and color going strong. Microblading is done with a fine and sterile needle to transfer color pigment to the skin. This method creates the look of natural hair strokes making brows full and fluffy.
Microblading is at least a two step process so a follow up session is needed 6-8 weeks after your first appointment! Some clients will need more than two sessions to achieve desired results. Check out the pricing under the “appointments” tab.
Is Microblading right for you?
Microbladinig is most effective if you have smooth, normal - dry skin. Although this is the ideal skin type the healed results are not guaranteed. Healing varies from person to person and it is crucial to follow the pre-care and aftercare instructions closely in order to get the best end result.
If you have oily skin, are exposed to the sun often, have large pores, highly prone to scarring/keloids, super coarse dark eye brow hair, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea or melisma microblading will fade faster, may heal fuzzy and loose detail and may require additional touch up sessions. Again, results are never guaranteed as everyone’s skin reacts differently to the procedure.
How to prepare for your appointment?
If you take any blood thinners (Ibuprofen, vitamin E, fish oil, etc.) you must stop taking them 24 hours before your appointment
If you normally wax, tweeze or thread your brows, make sure to have it done beforehand (2 weeks before).
Come to your appointment with a bare face or minimal makeup.
Stop using any Retinoids, Glycolics or Vitamin C Serums 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before your appointment
Do not drink caffeine the day of your appointment.
Do not workout the day of your appointment.
Do not use a tanning bed for 30 days before or after the procedure.
If you use Accutane you must wait a year before getting Microbladed.
If you get botox, lasers or peels make sure to wait 2 weeks before or after getting Microbladed.
Skin should not be sunburnt or have any blemishes in the brow area before your appointment.
If you plan to go on vacation, you will want to get this procedure done at least two weeks before the planned trip.
You cannot receive permanent makeup if you are:
Under the age of 18.
If you are on Accutane or have been on Accutane in the past year.
Are you any blood thinners or antibiotics.
Are currently undergoing cancer treatments (you must be off chemo or radiation for 6 months).
If you are sunburnt.
The Healing Process - What to expect
Day 1 - Slight redness to the skin around brows. Lines will look fine and detailed.
Day 2-9 - Brows will become significantly darker, this is totally normal. They may also form a light scab, do NOT pick any scabs! Skin may feel tight, this is normal.
Day 10-30 - After this point you may wash your brows with a mild cleaner (Cetaphil is great). After 10 days you may use brow makeup (gently) if needed. During this time your brows may look lighter and faded. Be patient, it takes at least 4 weeks to see the true color as the pigment settles into the skin. Any faded areas we will strengthen during the touch up appointment.
6-8 weeks - This is the time frame you’d schedule your second appointment. This is crucial. Here is where we assess your new brows and see how your skin reacted. Here we can touch up the shape, color and any faded spots to create the look of even fuller brows.
Around 2 hours after your appointment you will need to wash the ointment off your brows. Take the gauze pad from your aftercare kit and dampen with water. Gently wipe your brows clean. This is the only time you will “wash” your brows for 10 days.
This is a dry healing process so you will need to keep your eyebrows as dry as possible. Do not let them get wet while showering and try to keep showers short in order to avoid excessive steam. Pat eyebrows with a paper towel if they accidentally get wet.
Use the blotting paper (included in aftercare kit) at least 2-3 times a day if you have normal skin and at least every hour if you have super oily skin. Blot brows during the first 10 days of healing. You will want to blot the eyebrows directly as well as the area all around them.
You will need to avoid sweating the first 10 days so it is recommended to take a break from heavy exercise. This is super important to keep lines crisp and the color strong.
Wait at least 10 days before applying any makeup to brows.
Keep brows out of direct sun by wearing a hat. Once brows are fully healed you will want to protect them with sunscreen. This will help any fading or discoloration from occurring.
During this 10 day dry heal period, wash your face with a disposable cleansing wipe or do your best to wash around your brows, making sure to keep them dry. After 10 days you may wash your face and brows but only with a mild cleanser.
If you use any harsh facial products make sure to keep your brows free of them and apply the product away from your brows while they are healing and even after they are fully healed.
Do NOT pick or scratch your brows. It is normal for your new brows to shed a layer of skin. If your skin is still super dry after 10 days you may use a gentle moisturizer (such as Cetaphil face lotion).
Do NOT use any healing ointments or products with petroleum on brows.
Please avoid direct sun and tanning beds for 30 days after your procedure