Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo consisting of individual hair-like strokes resulting in a realistic, fuller brow. The process is done entirely by hand, not with a tattoo machine, and the client is numb throughout.
Microblading is perfect for anyone who wants a fuller looking brow while still looking natural. Your eyebrows will look great without makeup, but for those who still prefer to fill them in, you will now have an outline, making it much easier and less time consuming. Although microblading IS a great choice for most, unfortunately there are certain contraindications that will make you ineligible for this procedure. Check my “before” and “after care” for a list of all contraindications. All questions can also be answered during a consultation.
Microblading typically lasts anywhere from 1-3 years. The strokes will naturally fade over time, and skin type, skin care routine, age, and sun exposure all play a roll in how long they last. We recommend annual touch ups to keep your brows looking fresh!
The pain level for microblading is moderate to none. Before the procedure, I will numb you with a liquid and cream topical numbing agent. In order to allow the numbing agent to absorb into your skin, I start by lightly exfoliating with a small row of needles. This has been compared to tweezing hairs. After that, you should be completely numb for the rest of the procedure. I also have contingency methods for clients who do not numb immediately, making every client’s experience as comfortable as I possibly can. It’s actually common for my clients to fall asleep during the procedure!
Each procedure can take 2-3 hours. Each client will require different care and attention in specific areas, so it will vary client to client.
It takes 7-14 days for the eyebrow to heal and a month for the pigment to fully settle. Directly after the procedure, your eyebrows will appear slightly darker and warmer than they will end up once they are fully healed. During healing, your eyebrows might have slight flaking from dry skin. Do not pick at it, as this can remove pigment and affect your desired result.
Yes, the second session is critical, and is booked 1-2 months after the first. Everyone's skin heals differently, and your eyebrows will need to be adjusted once fully healed. Changes can be made if desired (shape, color, thickness, length, etc.) to perfect the final outcome. This is especially important for clients with little to no eyebrows, because we will need to build up your brow by layering hair strokes to achieve a fuller, more realistic look. In rare cases, a client may require a third session: a touch up session. Touch ups are booked on a case by case basis, as they are not common.
The pigments I use are vegan and cruelty free. This means they contain no animal products, are never tested on animals, are better for immunity and overall health, more reliable and safer in skin, and are longer lasting. For more details on exact ingredients, click here.
Be sure to read through the Before/After Care page for specific information on things you need to know before making your appointment and the healing process. Please contact me if you have any other questions you would like answered!