Microblading and Shading

WHAT IS MICROBLADING AND SHADING?

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that can fill in missing or thin eyebrows with simulated hair strokes that look identical to real hair. It is performed by manually depositing pigment under the epidermal layer of the skin by a hand held manual tool or in some cases a digital machine is used to create beautiful natural hair strokes.

STERALIZATION & DISINFECTION
Appointments held in the studio can be assured that the space is immaculate and sterile. Each station is thoroughly disinfected before every appointment and after each procedure throughout the day. This means that each set-up for a new appointment is safely discarded afterwards.

HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION TAKE?
For the first Microblading session, the procedure could take up to 2 hours. A numbing creme is applied. During the session, the artist will shape and style the clients eyebrows. Before the procedure commences, the client is given the opportunity to approve the design.

IS IT PAINFUL?
The pain level is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area and also reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to the anesthetics used. The feeling of the procedure has been described as light scratches to not feeling anything.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
It takes 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks of healing. This is due to the tissue healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself in about 4 weeks. The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this will pull out the pigment and may result in loss of color. The eyebrow color will lighten up in color as it heals. Since Microblading pigments are not implanted as deep in the skin as the other treatments we offer, they will naturally fade after 3-5 years depending on skin type, age, how much sun exposure you have. Skin care will also affect the retention. Products used such as Glycolic Acid will fade faster as your skin is resurfacing. Always use SPF 30 on your brows to because the sun will fade them, too. Each individual's color retention will vary.


IMPORTANT BEFORE PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS

*NO alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure.
*Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
*Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
*Cut out all sugars.
*Do not work out the day of procedure.
*Stop taking Hair & Nail supplements (Biotin)24 hours prior before procedure.
*No Latisse on brows - Lash growing serum. Discontinue for a minimum of 3 weeks.
*Avoid power shakes and power greens.
*Do Not have Botox 3 weeks prior.
*Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior.
*Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrows for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after procedure. Check your moisturizer, face wash, creams and makeup primers for anything that says, "acid".
*No brow waxing or tinting one week before.
*You must be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year.

WHO IS NOT A GOOD MICROBLADING CANDIDATE?
*There are certain reasons you may not be a good candidate for Microblading such as those with:
Diabetes
Thyroid Medication
Recent Chemotherapy
Rosacea
Psoriasis
Auto-Immune Disorders
Warfarin or Aspirin Medication (Blood Thinners)
Tetinols/Retin-A
AHA's or BHA's
Recently had Laser Resurfacing or Dermabrasion
Steroids oral or topical
Those who shave off brows daily
Previous eyebrow tattoos
Antibiotics.
Although you may not be a good candidate for Microblading, you may consider other treatments we offer such as Ombre Powder Brows or Digital Machine Hair Strokes. There is less trauma to the skin and therefore you heal quicker. Instead of a manual hand held pen like device, a digital tattoo machine with a configuration of needles is used. The results are as natural looking, and has longer results than Microblading.

AFTER CARE

Day 1-7

  • Do not let water, lotion, soap or makeup touch the eyebrow area during the first 7 days after the procedure.
  • If you get your brows wet with water, sebum or sweat, the would will expand and a scab will appear, causing the removal of the pigment.
  • Don't wash your hair in the shower. Your best option is taking a bath.
  • The strokes will appear very natural looking immediately, and will be much darker the first week. Once they peel on day 7-10 they will be 30-50% lighter than day 1. They will appear to be lighter than you expected. Please be assured that as you skin cells naturally regenerate, the color will return around the 4th week and continue to clarify throughout the process.


Day 7-10

  • You can go back to washing your face like normal. The brows will appear lighter giving you the impression that the color is fading too quickly. Even with proper care, clients can lose pigment which make the brows look uneven. This is absolutely normal. The reason why it is a two step process.
  • The entire process will take from 2-4 weeks depending on your body's regeneration and age. Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.