Eyebrow Microblading

EYEBROW MICROBLADING

What is Microblading?

Microblading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrows. It is also excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration.

Microblading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrows. It is also excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration.

Microblading is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent. Microblading usually lasts 1 to 3 years, depending on skin type and skin care routine. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultrafine needles and each “hair” is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look.

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How long does it take?

For the first microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 2 hours.  During this session, your Medical Aesthetician will shape and style the patients’ brows for client approval.  We then follow with pigment color selection.  Once the patient is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.

Is the touch up session necessary?

Yes!  A touch up session after 6-8 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcomes will vary. Certain areas may not pick up the pigment during first session and need to be refilled.  Pigment color may need to be adjusted; brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment.  Most importantly, your touch up session is when you refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!  Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 6 weeks after initial microblading session, as pigment color has not fully settled into the skin before then. Most importantly this is to prevent scar damage, as the tissue requires time to completely heal.  The touch up session may take 1-2 hours.

Is it painful?

The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none.  Prior to the procedure your Medical Aesthetician will apply a 23% lidocaine blend (Benzocaine, Tetracaine, and Lidocaine) to numb the area.  Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the patient, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything at all.  Patients can take Tylenol for comfort but not aspirin or ibuprofen.

How long do the results last?

Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep at traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade over time. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type and age. Skin routine will also affect the lasting effects of the pigment: patients who tan or use products with AHA, retinol, glycolic acid or any type of chemical exfoliation will fade as your skin will resurface faster.  Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary.  To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months.

Risks and Complications?

We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilized equipment, new needles and a sanitized environment. Should patients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications. Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. We suggest a pigment patch test 5-7 days prior to procedure for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are also sensitive to:

  • Topical make up products
  • Gold, silver and nickel
  • Hair dyes

Who is not suitable for the procedure?

Microblading may not be suitable for the following candidates:

  • Have heart conditions or using heart medications, thyroid medications
  • Have diabetes (will require a physician’s note)
  • Have skin disease or irritations, or diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, or undiagnosed rash or blisters on the site to be treated
  • Have glaucoma
  • Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
  • Allergic to lidocaine, benzocaine or tetracaine
  • Anyone who has serious medical conditions
  • Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last 2 weeks
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Using Accutane or Retin-A
  • Patients with allergies to makeup, hair color, or any dyes

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