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What is Microblading?

Microblading, also known as Eyebrow Embroidery is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine.  The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra-fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look.


Microblading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow and is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration. 

Microblading Technique
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, followed with selecting the correct pigment color. Please make sure you approve of the shape, style and color before proceeding. If you’re not sure about something, now is the time to speak up!

What should I expect after the procedure?

There is no down time is required after the microblading procedure. It typically takes 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. The eyebrow area will be slightly red immediately following the procedure and eyebrow color will appear very dark. This is normal. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. Overall the color will fade up to 40% as it heals. You might experience slight scabbing in the days following, again this is normal. Do not pick at the scabs - this could damage the skin and alter the outcome of the microbladed area. 

Are touch up sessions necessary?

A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcomes could vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted; brow thickness and more strokes can be added at this time too. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. But most important, at this time we refine your brows to ensure they look perfect!

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 if necessary can be reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to topical anesthetics; these anesthetics may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine – notify your technician if you are allergic to any of these ingredients before the procedure begins. 

After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal.  Clients describe the area feeling similar to mild sunburn.  Clients can take Tylenol, but not aspirin or ibuprofen, to dull any discomfort they are experiencing.

How long does it last?

Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime.  Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry) and age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows and keep them looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. 

What are the pre and post care procedures?

In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions. 

Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:

  • Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours.  

  • Avoid tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone.

  • No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.

  • Feel free to come in with brow makeup on so our technician can see your desired look. Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcome. We will then work together to create the perfect brows! 

After your procedure, clients MUST follow these instructions:

  • Within 2 hours after the procedure, clean brows using a lightly moisten qtip - please us distilled or cooled downed boiling water. Gently wipe away balm or liquid that may have built up during the procedure. Your technician may give you additional instructions following the procedure.

  • Do not immerse brow area in water for 14 days. When showering, make sure to avoid face area. When cleaning or washing face, make sure to avoid brows – use a clean washcloth to gently clean around the brow area.      

  • Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 10 days. Microbladed area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections.

  • Brow area will feel slightly itchy as it heals and will start to lightly scab over. Do not peel or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation. 

  • Do not go swimming, tanning or into saunas for at least 14 days.     

  • No face scrubs or chemical peels for at least 2 weeks following the procedure. 

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this procedure please discuss it with your technician before moving forward.
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