FAQ'S for Microblading
How long does the microblading procedure last?
A microblading session is a procedure that lasts about 18 months. Client results will vary. Generally the results are amazing but it very much depends on your own skin type, texture and oiliness. After care must be taken seriously!
How long does it take to do?
The procedure is split into 2 appointments, which are 6-12 weeks apart to allow for the healing process to complete. The initial procedure will take about 120 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes for the numbing cream to absorb. Most of this time is spent waiting for numbing to take effect and measuring and balancing the brows and working together to get the best final shape. The tattooing itself is quite quick. The follow-up (to perfect your new brows) is about 90 minutes, with an additional 30 for the numbing cream.
Initial appointment: Please allow up to 2.5 hours for your first microblading appointment to be completed.
Most of this time is spent waiting for numbing to take effect and measuring and balancing the brows and working together to get the best final shape.
When you arrive to your appointment your esthetician take photos and then will immediately apply your numbing cream (this is a Lignocaine & Tetracaine based product.) During your 30 minutes of numbing, you will fill out your consent form, while your esthetician gets her tools set up.
Your esthetician will now be ready to to chat about your desired look, color, and shape. She will measure, balance and draw on a brow. This is the template she will use to start the tattooing. Your brow may be a little tender to start with, but once the process is underway, a different type of numbing gel will be applied, and most clients feel very little after a couple rounds of numbing gel.
Once finished with the tattooing, you'll discuss aftercare, and take some additional photos to compare your pre and post procedure eyebrows.
Do I need a patch test?
A patch test is only neccessary if you feel that you might have an allergic reaction. Upon request, it will be done behind the ear and must be done a minium of 24 hours before the scheduled appointment.
Does the application hurt?
We take every precaution necessary to ensure the micro-pigmentation application is as pain free as possible. A wide range of medical grade anesthetics are used for your comfort. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable, whereas other clients report no discomfort at all. A combination of 2 anesthetics are used, first a topical numbing cream and then a local anesthetic is introduced once the microblading procedure has started. This is topped up regularly during the treatment to keep you comfortable. It's more uncomfortable than painful.
How long is the recovery or healing time?
You do not have to hide from the world until you are healed. Many clients can walk right out the door, ready to show off their new brows. Initially stronger in color, your new brows will soften to a natural looking and beautiful color in two to three weeks.
When will I see the final results?
A noticeable difference will be readily apparent immediately following the microblading procedure. You will see your final results after the healing process is fully completed, usually in two to three weeks.
How do you choose the shape?
We choose a shape and style together. At the beginning of the microblading procedure, We will draw in a suggested shape for your new brows and then we work together to perfect this to your preference and measurements are taken to check symmetry and position.
How do you choose a color?
We choose a color together by applying small amounts of different colored pigments to the skin near to your brows and selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preference.
What types of pigments do you use?
Cosmetics and medical tattooing have been proven to be safe. Many medical professionals, who perform their own tattooing, use the same pigments that we use. People have been placing color in their skins for a very long time and through the years a generally accepted list of color additives, which are expected to perform well, have proven to be safe. The FDA does not regulate the colors that are used in tattooing nor do they regulate colors used in cosmetics. Our supplier’s ingredients for our inorganic pigments are iron oxides, distilled water, alcohol, glycerine and general colors that are found in all retail makeup.
What will they look like immediately after the procedure?
Your brows may be a little swollen, red and sometimes a bit white. This is all very normal. They will be considerably darker for the first week, before they begin to fade out to a softer color.
Will they fade?
Your body’s skin changes over time and so will any permanent makeup coloration implanted in to the skins layers. However, this natural fading process takes years and touch ups are easily done as your colors fade over time.
Can I have my brows microbladed if I’m pregnant?
No you cannot have this treatment done, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Does it hurt afterwards?
The area can be a little sore for the first few hours and then tender to the touch for a couple of days.
Will my Microbladed Eyebrows look fake?
NO! Semi-Permanent makeup is done using a cosmetic tattooing process and our eyebrow pigmentation unique artistry guarantees soft, natural looking eyebrows. When we implant semi-permanent makeup pigment in the skin, it appears more natural looking than even topically applied cosmetics.
What if I don’t like it?
Although the procedure is considered semi-permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing color and shape to some extent. Colors will appear much darker immediately following the procedure but will often soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and remember it takes time to adjust to a new look!
Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?
During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. This will depend on the client. If a person is taking blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding may occur. Bruising is rare but if a person is on blood thinners, then bruising could occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The color is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days.
Last Updated: 09/26/14
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