Microblading is a semi-permanent solution to improve and enhance eyebrows that are naturally too light, too thin, non-existent caused by chemotherapy, alopecia or hair thinning with growing older.
Microblading can be defined as a form of tattoo artistry where the pigment is being implanted under your skin using a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. Hair-like strokes are drawn with this manual tool which enables mimicking of the natural hairs in your brows. This procedure is not as deep as a regular tattoo, or permanent eyebrow makeup, but this treatment can still be classified as a tattoo procedure as pigment is implanted under your skin.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
A consultation before your treatment is a must. Before this treatment, your technician might ask you to come with your eyebrows pencilled in to provide a guideline for the technician to see how you prefer your brows to look on a normal day. You are allowed to bring along a picture as a reference of the eyebrow design you desire to have.
As discomfort during the treatment may occur, an anesthetic is applied to the treated area with the aim to reduce it.
As soon as the anaesthetic has taken effect, the technician will draw an eyebrow shape to your (the client’s) specification combined with the technician’s experience which will best suit your facial shape. The various colours that the technician will make use of will be communicated to you (the client) in order to make sure all preferences are met in accordance to your specific skin tone.
You will be given the opportunity by your technician to approve the design before the cosmetic permanent makeup commences.
More anaesthetics will be applied to the treatment area to further reduce any discomfort that may occur and as soon as the procedure is done, the client will be provided with an aftercare regime as well as with an ointment to help with the healing process.
You might experience that your permanent makeup is very dark and prominent within the 3-5 days of it being done, which is perfectly normal. As your eyebrows heal, it will lighten to a beautiful natural looking colour allowing you to have a “wash and wear face”.
A follow-up treatment in 6-12 weeks is necessary in order to make sure the treated area has healed and allow your technician to perfect your eyebrow design.
1 Treatment, 4-6 week touch up. Yearly touch up if needed
Kindly read do’s & don’ts
Very mild – mild pain scale
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How long does it take ?
For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 2.5-3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
The client is to come in for a follow-up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 4-6 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.
Does it hurt ?
Look, we’re not saying you will experience zero pain however the pain level for the procedure has been described as mild to very mild. Prior to the procedure your brow technician will apply a topical anaesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anaesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. So girl, if you can get a bikini wax, you can do this.
After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn.
How long does it take to heal ?
It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You’ll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.
Are there any Do’s and Don’ts ?
We thought you’d never ask. Here are some crucial Do’s and Don’ts pre and post treatment:
Prior to your procedure, DONT:
- Consume alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours.
- Go tanning. (We need to know your natural skin tone)
- Get a face scrub or a chemical peel at least two weeks prior.
Prior to your procedure, DO:
- Make sure this is something you want to do, it’s pretty permanent.
After your procedure, DONT:
- Over apply healing balm
- Touch your scabs. (Seriously guys, this is a MAJOR no-no!!!)
- Apply makeup over the brows for at least 10 days
- Go swimming,tanning or go into saunas for at least 2 weeks
After your procedure, DO:
- Within 2 hours after the procedure, clean brows using a q-tip and lightly moisten with distilled or cooled downed boiling water.
- Gently wipe away the old healing balm and any lymphatic liquid (clear yellowish liquid) that may have built up.
- Lightly pat dry with tissue and using a new q-tip, re-apply healing balm to the brows.
- Apply a light layer of healing balm morning and night to brows for at least 5-7 days.
- We know we did mention it, but we need to say it again: No matter how tempting to not scratch or pick your scabs.