What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi permanent technique using color pigment drawn onto the skin giving you natural looking eyebrows. The technique used is natural feathering of hair like strokes creating a beautifully designed brow. It’s like imitating your hair growth into fine lines and filling the gaps thus defining a 3D definition with a fuller and thicker finish.
Will Microblading be the same as eyebrow tattoos?
No. Definitely not. The work involved with eyebrow embroidery is only performed on the skin surface. Microblading will be a MUCH SAFER treatment than eyebrow tattoos. This technique deposits colored pigments in the upper layers of the dermis. The color can also be adjusted in alignment with the original eyebrow hair color, which results to a realistic look and feel. It is a method whereby colors are inserted to the upper layers of the skin where it lasts only 1-2 years depending on the skin retention of colors. The process will take around 2 hours.
Are the procedures painful?
Pain is relative. We use the most effective topical anesthesia’s available. There are several things to consider prior to your procedure, no caffeine, no alcohol, do not schedule your appointment around your menstrual cycle as all of these make you more sensitive. Some that have permanent makeup say tweezing their eyebrows is more painful.
Are there any contraindications for PMU?
Yes, if you are under a physician’s care we want you to obtain a release written on their prescription note pad stating that it is safe for you to have a procedure performed. Your health care provider will know if you will heal without any complications. if you are prone to infections or have a compromised immune system. Contraindications include but are not limited to: Blood thinners, heart medications, aspirin or products containing aspirin, medications for any disease like diabetes, lupus or any autoimmune disease. Also any vitamins or supplements that thin the blood would need to be stopped prior to your procedure but only with the consent of your health care provider.
What will I look like after my procedure?
The area will appear darker at first because of the blood and lymph that has been brought to the surface during the permanent makeup application. The procedure area tissue will crust a bit and this tissue will slough off usually within 5-7 days leaving you with a softer color. This will be repeated at your touch up appointment. The color will fade between 40-50%.
How do I care for my procedure after?
We require you to use Vaseline morning and night for the next 7 days following procedure. Do not use Neosporin, bacitracin or other products may cause an allergic reaction on open skin, as well as pull out the pigment. If you experience any type of redness, irritation or pain stop using the product and phone your technician who will advise you what to do. Follow your aftercare instructions exactly and you will have a beautiful procedure. We do our 50% to give you a beautiful procedure and you are responsible for the other 50% with your aftercare. Together we can create a long lasting, beautiful, natural permanent makeup procedure.
How will the shape of my eyebrows be determined?
Your facial features and bone structure is measured to determine the best eyebrow shape for your face. The eyebrow is first drawn with makeup, then the client can decide if she likes how thick it is, where its positioned, if the arch is perfect and if the overall shape is what they desire. Only after the client has approved and is satisfied with the drawn shape will the permanent procedure begin.