Frequently Asked Questions - MICROBLADING
What does a Microblading package include?
An initial Microblading package is broken down into three separate sessions. The first session includes a 15 to 30 minute complimentary consultation. This is where you and your artist decide if Microblading is right for you and any questions are answered. Your Microblading session is scheduled and a deposit is taken down at the consultation.
The Microblading session includes numbing time, mapping (drawing) the brows and the actual Microblade procedure. This appointment typically runs 2.5 to 3 hours.
The final session is a touch up that is scheduled 6-8 weeks post your original Microblading procedure. This session is to touch up any fading or to build on the brow if needed. This session includes numbing and Microblading and takes approximately 60-90 minutes.
What is the healing process like?
No down time is required after the Microblading procedure. The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is a normal appearance after the procedure and part of the healing process. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. It is important to not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten in color up to 40% as it heals. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal entirely and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You may notice the color is very light approximately two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky quality to it. This is known as milk skin and is common in tattooing. Milk skin is caused due to the tissue healing from the inside out after the surface of the skin has healed. True color will reveal itself after healing is complete.
Is the touch up appointment necessary?
Yes, a touch up appointment is necessary approximately 6 weeks post Microblading due to one’s ability to heal differently than another. It is normal for certain areas of the eyebrow to not accept pigment right away, so you will need another session to fill in any empty areas. Pigment color may need to be adjusted or more brow strokes may want to be added to build the brow. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session, as the oils can tend to lighten the pigment . Most importantly, your touch up session is when your artist refines your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!
Can I get my touch up sooner than 6 weeks?
For best results, it is suggested you stick to the 6 week mark to ensure that the pigment is fully settled into the skin. This also prevents any scarring damage because the tissue requires the time to fully heal.
Is Microblading painful?
The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure your brow technician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything.
How long does Microblading last?
Since Microblading pigment is not implanted into the skin as deeply as a traditional tattoo, the area will naturally fade over time. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years depending on the skin type (oily, normal, dry) and age (older, younger). Skin care routines also effect the life of the pigment. Clients must be diligent about protecting the tattoo from the sun. The use of glycols and AHA will promote the pigment to fade more quickly. To maintain the brows vibrant look, it is suggested to get a touch up every 12-18 months. Clients can allow the tattoo to fade away but please note that a light shadow may remain
What are the contraindications?
Microblading is not suitable for people who:
Have the following conditions:
heart conditions or using heart medications
diabetes (will require a physician's note)
skin disease or irritations
Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
Have had botox in the last 2 weeks
Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last 2 weeks
Are allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
Pregnant or nursing clients who want to microblade can be done at your own discretion.
We suggest discussing with your doctor first. Microblading is still considered a tattoo, and just like with wine or sushi consumption, it is a personal choice to do so during this period.
* We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason.