- 24 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE.
- 72 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary.
- Botox should be done 4 weeks before or 4 weeks after the procedure.
Avoid booking during your menstrual cycle as it can increase your discomfort.
- No waxing, tanning or tinting 3 days before.
- Arrive with no makeup for your appointment. A lot of wiping of pigment takes place and makeup can get ruined, so save yourself the hassle!
- Be prepared for your brows to look a little red and really dark! – don’t worry, they will fade in color 20-30%.
- History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
- Diabetic (require doctor’s clearance)
- Chemotherapy (consult your doctor and get clearance)
- Viral infections and/or diseases
- Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Organ transplant
- Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
- Accutane in the past year
- Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.
- Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing would make you NOT a good candidate for micropigmentation procedures.
Microblading is a 2 step process, usually 6-8 weeks apart. It is important to complete both the initial procedure and follow-up.
During this time, we discuss the procedure and your desired brow look and go through any questions or concerns you may have. We also do a patch-test to rule out adverse reactions from pigments used. If you have any tattoos, no patch-test is required!
The initial procedure takes approximately 2-3 hours. choose a color tone and draw the initial outline of the procedure area for your approval. Though our faces are NOT perfectly symmetrical (one side is usually flatter than the other), we do our very best to create as much symmetry as possible! As we like to say BROWS ARE SISTERS, NOT TWINS. Once you are satisfied with the basic shape and symmetry, the area is then traced over and semi-permanent pigment is applied with a disposable microblading hand tool. This procedure uses a manual hand tool and not a machine.
The second stage of the treatment is a FOLLOW-UP appointment. The touch up that takes approximately 2 hours and is included in your service. Follow-ups are done no earlier than 5 weeks of your initial procedure and no later than 10 weeks. If you do not schedule your follow-up within 10 weeks, you will be required to pay a touch up fee outlined in our touchup schedule.
It is IMPERATIVE you complete the follow-up treatment. Without it, the results will not be optimal. Color will fade significantly within 4 weeks as the skin heals, peels and fades. The follow-up corrects any irregularities in the microbladed hair strokes, color tones and finishes the process.
Occasionally a third touch up (4-6 weeks later) is necessary for certain clients where the pigment does not take as well to the skin.
The pigment used in microblading is semi-permanent and can last between 1-3 years. The pigment will begin to fade within 12 months. In order to keep your brows looking fresh, a touch up is recommended every 12 months to 24 months maximum. After 2 years, full price for microblading will apply.
For clients that choose a softer look and lighter color shade initially or those who did not follow the after care instructions properly may require more frequent touch ups.
Factors that will cause your microbladed brow tattoo fade faster:
- Iron deficiency
- Sun exposure
- Strong immune systems
- Exposure to salt water
Technically, semi-permanent micro-pigmentation is considered permanent because the colour is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, so it naturally fades over time.
We take every precaution necessary to ensure the microblading procedure is as pain free as possible. We do not use a topical anesthetic, however we do use secondary numbing at which point some clients fall asleep! Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable while others report no discomfort at all.
Immediately after your microblading procedure and in the first 10 days, your brows will appear significantly darker and defined than perhaps your desired look. It may continue to get darker over the next few days as scabs begin to form, however this is not an accurate indication of the finished and healed result. 30-50% of your brow color will fade within 4-10 days. In some cases, scabbing may occur – DO NOT PICK YOUR SCABS. The pigment is within the scab and you do not want to pull any pigment out of your skin prematurely. We all heal differently and what works on one client may not be effective on another so please do not compare your results.
The complete healing process takes approximately 6 weeks.
As a rule of thumb, we closely match the color of your brow hair rather than your current hair color for the most natural results. If no hair is ;resent on brows, we take into consideration your skin tone and preference.
We use oil-based, iron oxide pigments that will fade over time and are naturally absorbed by the skin. Iron oxides are innocuous, harmless and perfectly safe for your skin.
No you cannot have this treatment done if you are pregnant.
The area can be a little sensitive for the first few hours and tender to touch for a couple days.
Microblading can be done over an existing brow tattoo, however the old tattoo must be significantly faded.
If you have an existing tattoo please submit a picture to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Semi-Permanent makeup is done using a cosmetic tattooing process and we always strive for soft, natural looking end results.
During the procedure there may be some minor discomfort. This depends on the client. If you take blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding may occur. Bruising is rare but can occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days.