What is microblading?
Microblading is the most subtle form of brow enhancement. A special pen-like handtool equipped with several tiny needles arranged in a row is used to deposit small amounts of pigment into the dermis layer of the skin leaving behind super-precise hair-like strokes that naturally blend with your existing eyebrow hair. It is ideal for filling in bald spots or enhancing the shape and fullness of your eyebrows.
Will it hurt?
I use a combination of surgical-strength anesthetics so most people feel little-to-no discomfort. It is a tattoo so it is possible that there will be slight discomfort at times, but anesthetic is reapplied throughout the procedure to keep you as comfortable as possible.
Can I go to work right after the procedure?
There is no down time! Most people typically experience very little swelling or redness so if you are comfortable you can continue on with your regular activities. Just remember to keep the area clean and practice great aftercare by avoiding sweating, swimming, or contact with dirt, dust, or other airborne debris.
Does it look natural?
Microblading or the manual hairstroke technique is the most subtle form of brow enhancement. It is meant to look as natural as possible.
Ombre shading can also look very natural, especially when combined with microbladed strokes and/or the client's natural hairs. It adds "fluff" and density to really up your brow game!
How is the pigment implanted in the skin?
For microblading or the hairstroke technique a hand tool equipped with fine needles will implant dermatologically tested, state-of-the-art pigments into the skin. These pigments are formulated specifically for permament makeup and use on the face and are different than pigments used for body art.
Ombre shading is implanted using a motorized tattoo machine equipped with different needle configurations to create a soft, shaded effect using a technique that is very similar to a typical body art tattoo.
Is microblading a good fit for me?
If you have extremely oily, tough, or thick skin, the hairstroke technique may not work well for you. While I would be happy to do it for you, it is important that you have a realistic expectation. Hairstroke eyebrows on very oily skin will typically heal softer and more diffused resulting in a more "powdered" appearance.
If you are a smoker, your pigment may fade faster.
If you are anemic or iron deficient, your pigment may fade faster and you may bleed or bruise more.
Skin that is compromised due to health issues, medications, or use of anti-aging or acne products may affect the outcome. Results will vary from client to client.
Microblading might not be a great fit for me. Would an ombre or powdered brow work better?
If you have tough, oily, or otherwise more difficult skin that just won't hold hairstrokes, ombre or powder fill might be a better fit for you!
If you prefer a more fiilled-in, makeup-look to your eyebrows, microblading alone might not be enough for you! We can use a combination of microblading and shading to give you more density and a crisper shape, more similar to a makeup-filled brow! The great thing about shading is that we can do a little or we can do a lot depending on the look that you are wanting to achieve.
Will I need to come back for a touch-up?
The initial procedure is a 2-step process. After the first appointment you will come back for the "perfecting" appointment no sooner than 6-8 weeks following.
It is strongly suggested that you come in for a color boost appointment every 1-2 years to keep your brows looking fresh. These additional appointments will be charged depending on how much work is required.
Healed results will differ greatly from client to client. There is NO guarantee. Additional sessions may be needed or desired to achieve the best results -- additional charges will apply. There are many factors that may cause a less than desired outcome -- each client heals differently. While I always give my best efforts to provide the best service that I can, it is important to understand that results differ from client to client and NO guarantee can be made. It is your responsibility to make sure the Pre-Care and Aftercare fit your lifestyle.