What is microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure where thin strokes of pigment are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin to mimic the appearance of eyebrow hair. It is a form of body art/tattooing. With the right technique, microblading can create fuller, thicker, more even looking brows. It is a two step process. The first appointment is to add the base layer of hair strokes. The second appointment is to make any adjustment to color or shape depending on how your brows heal.

How long does microblading last?

Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure that generally lasts  12 to 18 months. Initially the color will appear much more vibrant or darker compared to when it is healed. When the pigment heals it is a lot softer and more natural looking. Since the pigment is semi-permanent, you will need to have it touched up around a year. It's also important to protect your microbladed eyebrows from the sun and wear an SPF to prevent premature fading of the pigment. Clients' eyebrows who have oily skin typically fade faster.

Are there any medical conditions that exclude me from microblading?

Yes, microblading cannot be performed on individuals who are pregnant, diabetic (unless you have a doctor's note) or people with cardiac valve disease. People with certain skin conditions such as keloid scarring shouldn't have microblading done. People with certain allergies, such as allergies to alcohol or heavy metals, should be apprehensive about having this procedure preformed. If you have a question regarding your eligibility, please e-mail Michelle.

What should I expect after my first appointment?

Immediately after your appointment, your brows may feel sore and appear slightly swollen or red. For the first couple of days following your appointment, your skin will feel tight and will lightly scab. Please refrain from rubbing or scratching at your healing brows, as you risk the chance of taking off the pigment prematurely. 7-10 days following your appointment, the scabs will flake / peel off. Your brows will appear lighter as the skin heals, and after 2-3 weeks, the pigment will "reappear". However, fading is normal and the pigment will not be as vibrant as the first day.

Does microblading hurt?

The pain associated with microblading is very subjective. I numb my clients twice (once before the procedure and a second time once the skin is broken) to ensure maximum comfort. Some people are very sensitive and experience pain, and others feel nothing at all.

Why do I need a second appointment?

Microblading is a two step process. A second appointment, or touch-up session, is required to make the finishing touches, shape and color adjustments, and to add more layers of hair strokes. Everyone's skin heals differently, so the second appointment is required to make the appropriate adjustments. Your brows aren't finished until the touch-up appointment.

Can I have microblading done if I receive botox?

If you have botox please wait at least 2-3 weeks before getting microbladed. Also please refrain from any sort of laser treatments or chemical peels 4-6 weeks before being microbladed.