What is Microblading?
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi permanent cosmetic procedure that uses a specialized, hand controlled tool, to make fine cuts in the skin to implant pigment that resembles the appearance of natural eyebrow hair. "Microblading" is for people who have over plucked, loss of hair/patchy areas that won’t grow back and ideally have the wrong brow shape. Microblading puts the finest hairs back into eyebrows with pigment to provide definition and dimension. Microblading is used to produce the most natural looking enhancement to your brows for balance, controlling the shape and symmetry.
Microblading, although similar idea, is not the same as an eyebrow tattoo. In Microblading, we use a manual tool unlike in tattooing (machine). Also, Microblading only penetrates the first layer of the skin. As the bottom layers of your skin regenerate, they push out the pigment. It is therefore semi-permanent, unlike tattooing that pushes the ink much deeper in the skin making it more permanent and more solid. Microblading techniques create fine life-like 3D hairstrokes!
This new tattooing technique is helping people who have lost their hair from cancer treatments, injuries, or alopecia get the appearance of full, natural eyebrows — without makeup.
This technique is also for those who just want the perfect brow: full, defined and sculpted.
How long does the procedure take?
I allow 3 hours for the procedure. The consultation is actually part of your appointment. After filling out paperwork, I numb the client, then we consult and design the perfect shape, even before the procedure begins. I allow 2 hours for Perfecting Sessions and touch ups, which take anywhere from 1-2 hours. I am a perfectionist at my Art. Clients appreciate the caring time I take for each appointment to make them feel comfortable during the procedure.
Does it hurt?
Everyone's tolerance is different. I do use the same numbing cream a tattoo artist would use. It is actually not that bad. Some people describe it as a scratching sensation. For women, it will be more sensitive if you are hormonal. Plan appointments accordingly. I cannot perform this on sunburns.
How long does healing take?
Less than a week usually just a few days. However please allow 5-7 days if you have an event or special occasion coming up! Color intensity will be darker the next few days after the procedure. Then in about 3-5 days it is followed by some mild flaking. After this time, the color will subside and start to take a "softer" appearance as the skin heals. Everyone is different.
Will I need a touch up?
This is based on your personal preference. If you want thicker brows after the healing process, I can do that in another session. Knowing everyone’s skin is different, so it greatly depends on that and the clients healing process. No guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit the same as another from this procedure. This is the process of inserting pigment into the basal layer of the epidermis. It is a form of tattooing, cosmetic, though it is semi-permanent. Generally, the results are excellent but it very much depends on your skin texture, oiliness and your health. New eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows resulting in "soft natural looking" hair strokes.
How do you choose a color?
I have a huge variety of Colors and use amazing pigment. We choose or custom create the color that is perfect for each client. The best match is to match the original eyebrow hair.
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