What is microblading?
Microblading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made up of several tiny needles is used to add permanent pigment to the skin. Microblading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hair stroke is created by hand producing a thin, natural looking line that blends in with existing eyebrow hair, whereas, with eyebrow tattoos, it is still done with a machine and needle often producing thicker, less natural lines that tend to expand over time. It is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance, or reshape the appearance of the eyebrows.
How is microblading done?
Microblading deposits pigment into the upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper into the dermis. Microblading artists are not necessarily tattoo artists and vice versa because the techniques require different training.
How long does microblading last?
Microblading typically lasts one to three years, depending on skin type and skincare routine.
Does microblading affect hair growth?
Microblading does not increase hair count or add thickness to thinning hair. Microblading does not prevent progressive hair loss or encourage new hair growth.
Is microblading painful?
Microblading is more uncomfortable than painful, although this depends the individual's pain threshold. Numbing cream can be applied to minimize discomfort.
Can microblading be corrected or removed?
Yes. You'll need a consultation and depending on the saturation and your skin type, it may take anywhere from one to six treatments.
How long does it take to heal from microblading your eyebrows?
No down time is required after a microblading procedure. It takes approximately seven to 14 days for the brows to heal and about one month for the color to fully set in.
How often do you have to touch up microblading?
The pigment used in microblading is semi-permanent and can last between one to three years. The pigment will begin to fade within 12 months. In order to keep your brows looking fresh, a touch up is recommended every 12 to 24 months.
What are Ombré brows?
Ombré brows are done with a combination of microblading and permanent makeup.
How to prepare for a microblading appointment
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, aspirin, and fish oil supplements for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Avoid waxing, threading, or tweezing your eyebrows five days prior to procedure.
Wear comfortable clothing.
Please contact us if you are sick.
What to expect during a microblading procedure
Heidi will create your brow by hand, strand by strand, to get to the shape that is made just for you. She takes into account your existing brow shape, facial structure, and your preferences. Then she mixes a customized color and tracks the information for future touch-up appointments,
A topical numbing cream is applied to the area. Most patients report that they have little to no discomfort during the treatment process. A special medical pen is used to draw on individual and small hair-shaped strokes, inserting cosmetic pigments into the dermis layer of the skin. The shallow cuts are filled with the highest-grade pharmaceutical pigments. The treatment takes about 1 ½ -2 hours.
After your microblading procedure
For 24 hours, keep the area dry and blot the brows once an hour with a tissue.
Immediately post treatment, you will typically experience redness, tenderness, and swelling of the skin, which will subside over the next few days. The treated area may feel like a sunburn. In some cases, bruising may occur. The color and intensity will be darker and sharper immediately after the procedure. This will reduce over the next couple weeks.
Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the microbladed area.
Skin will start to flake and itch after about five days. Do not pick at the brow when the color starts to peel. Color will start to lighten and appear blurry. After about two weeks, the color and definition will start to return and even out.
Avoid sweat-inducing exercise and direct contact with water for seven days.
The use of cosmetics in the treatment area should be discontinued until the skin has fully healed.
Avoid sun and UV exposure in the treatment area for seven days post treatment, or until the skin has fully healed.
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