What Is Microblading?
Microblading (or eyebrow embroidery) is a new, manual method of tattooing. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional technique done by machine. I use a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the epidermis layer of your skin. Because the color is closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine, just like natural hair!
The difference to ordinary permanent make-up is that Microblading is not done by a machine. The pigments are manually placed into the skin with a small blade & hand tool. The cut from the blade is as fine as a paper cut and you can hardly distinguish it from real hair.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of natural hair there. People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as people who simply aren't happy with their eyebrows.
Are 3D Microblade Brows The Same As Eyebrow Tattoo?
No. Eyebrow feathering is only performed on the skin’s surface in the first layer unlike the traditional technique that penetrates deeper into the layers of your skin. Microblading fills in any gaps and scars through the brow leaving you with a fuller, more beautiful brow that can last anywhere from 3 months to a year depending on your skin & after care. Permanent eyebrow tattoo (which lasts 3-5 years) uses a tattoo machine pen & needle, which penetrates deeper into the layers of the skin, thus resulting in a longer lasting tattoo. It also has a much more flat & darker look which in some cases may be a better result depending on the clients needs. Many clients who have had multiple 3D Micro Blade procedures throughout time eventually opt for a more permanent brow.
Why 3D Eyebrow feathering?
3D Eyebrow embroidery is an amazing way to give yourself beautiful eyebrows. It will save you time in the morning instead of penciling in your eyebrows. No more tinting and eyebrow powders or gappy, uneven brows. You will wake up brow beautiful everyday.
How long is the procedure?
The procedure can take up to 2 hours for eyebrows.
What should I expect during the appointment?
Consultation, eyebrow shaping and design ( approx 30 mins)
- every appointment includes a consultation where we will discuss colour options and draw a symmetrical shape that suits your features
Numbing ( approx 10 mins)
- a light scratch over your eyebrows to break the skin is required for the anesthetic to set in and "do its job" - once anesthetic is applied tattooing can begin
Tattooing ( approx 1 hour)
- pigment is implanted into the first layer of your skin with a manual hand tool to create "hair like strokes" that mimic the appearance of realistic hairs
How long does microblading last?
Microblade eyebrows can last approx 3 months, up to a year. This is dependant on your lifestyle, skin type, sun exposure & exfoliation. Your skin type and cell regeneration cycle also plays a big role in how long your new tattoo will last, the quicker your skin cells regenerate, the faster your tattoo will fade. Please note: lighter colours will fade faster then darker colours.
What does it look like after my healing process is finished?
You will loose approx 40% of your inital colour after approx 10 days of healing. Hairstrokes will appear softer and more blended.
What is the healing process and is there any downtime?
Immediately after treatment an antibiotic ointment is applied to protect the area from any bacteria entering and to allow the area to heal to its full potential. After Day 5, peeling/freckling may be visible. The treated area will reduce up to 40 % in colour and pigments will be more visible at Day 10.
A follow up retouch appointment is required after 6-9 weeks to fill in any gaps and adjust any changes that may be requested to complete your look.
There is no downtime, there may only be some slight peeling involved
What are the after care rules?
Do NOT take hot steamy showers or get your eyebrows wet during 7- 10 days of healing. If you get them wet, which will greatly affect your pigment retention, you may LIGHTLY pat dry IF necessary. The only thing that should be coming in contact with your new eyebrows is your aftercare and clean q- tips every time you wipe & reapply fresh after care balm.
No rubbing, picking or lathering your eyebrows. During healing peeling & scabbing is expected & you may feel a light tickle or itch- resist the urge to scratch, poke or peel, you could potentially pull out colour and heal with missing patches of pigment. No tanning beds, excess sun exposure, sweating, makeup or anti aging creams. Absolutely NO makeup on your eyebrows. Remember not to let them dry out! Keep them moisturized with the after care that i provide you with at ALL TIMES until healed. It is your responsibility to follow direct after rules for optimal results.
Please Note: Because of our natural skin regeneration, after recovery period brows will appear lighter then originally tattooed. Often, even with proper aftercare, clients may develop missing spots of pigment or loose original hair strokes. This is completely normal because your skins natural regeneration process is not something your technician can control. This is why a follow up appointment 6 - 9 weeks later is required to assure that brows are perfectly symmetrical and desired effect was achieved.
Is permanent makeup similar to tattooing?
It has some of the same qualities, yet it is very different. Only specialists in micro-pigmentation can perform this procedure on the face; tattoo artists cannot. We use only the techniques, tools and pigments that are specially designed for micro-pigmentation procedures making it safe, sterile and painless. Permanent makeup clinicians also use effective topical anesthetics that are not allowed for use by tattoo artists. They also use instruments that are much more delicate in design that provides natural-looking results.
What are the reasons for having permanent makeup?
Natural looking alternative to your daily makeup routine.
Saves time for the active person
Look your best at all times
Enhances your natural beauty
Accentuates, corrects, or reshapes lips
Corrects uneven brows
Fills in brows where hairs were lost
Creates subtle eyebrows
( Day & Effect )
Days 1 & 2: The eyebrows are approximately 30 to 40% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment, which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appears darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
Day 3: Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Exfoliation begins.
Day 4: The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first.
Day 5: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until color clarifies.
GOOD TO KNOW:
It is necessary to be off of Accutane for one year, prior to all procedures. It is necessary to be off Retin A or Renova for 30 days, prior to a procedure.
Try to avoid aspirin products for 7 days prior to all procedures unless medically necessary. Tylenol is okay.
Try to avoid Vitamin E and Niacin for two weeks prior to all procedures unless medically necessary.
Avoid alcohol 48H prior the procedure.
Do not schedule an appointment prior to major events, such as a vacation, wedding, social outing, etc. as you will have to wear an aftercare ointment on your procedure site(s) for one week following the procedure(s).
AFTER CARE FOR EYEBROWS
Your permanent cosmetic procedure was performed using a sterile single-use needle and high quality pigments. The end result of your procedure depends greatly on following this aftercare protocol. Please follow the instructions below unless otherwise instructed by a physician.
Immediately after the procedure your eyebrows will appear to be too dark, too thick and will have an unnatural appearance. Relax! And don’t worry, within one to two weeks the color will fade and they will become more natural looking. It is only after healing is complete that you will be able to fully appreciate your new eyebrows. At that time you may even think they are too light, if that is the case we will correct it during your “touch-up” session. On average you will lose 20% to 50% of the initial color.
Brows may oxidize and actually get slightly darker before the color softens in the healing process. Don’t worry, this is normal, they will lighten!
Apply the aftercare ointment two to three times a day for 7 to 10 days, do not let your brows get dry & crusty. It is absolutely imperative that you do not let the brow area dry out as this will create dryness and scabbing, resulting in the loss of color and shading. It is best to apply the ointment approximately 3-4 times a day for 7 to 10 days. Always use a fresh Q-tip with each application of ointment; this will reduce the risk of a secondary infection.
Be sure to put ointment on right before you go to bed at night, first thing when you wake up in the morning and one to two more times during the day. Itching is also common but do not rub your eyebrow area or pick at it if it starts to peel and flake, if you notice a little lifting of color, apply ointment again and let it fall off
Some tenderness and itching is normal and is to be expected. Keep clean and avoid tanning beds, sun, pools, hot tubs, any bodies of water, direct water pressure and all creams around the for brow two weeks. Do not pick or rub the area.
Do not use Retin A, Retinol A, Renova or products that contain AHA’s, or similar lightening products on the procedure area (Glycolic, Lactic Acids etc). These products will fade your pigment color prematurely.
Always wear a powerful sunscreen when in the sun, use a SPF30 or higher, on your brows AFTER they have healed to insure longer lasting pigment retention. Hair strokes and lighter colors will fade faster than a solid brow fill. Fading is also dependent on your aftercare, your skin’s age and its ability to retain color. Although it is permanent, your color will fade over time. You must do your part to ensure long lasting results by proper follow up and care.
VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER - the most important thing to remember is to constantly keep the ointment on your brows for at least 7 days, you WILL lose a lot of your color if you don’t do this!
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