What is Microblading anyway?
Microbrows is the name of our service.. The technique we perform is a process called microblading. It's more superficial than tattooing; the strokes of pigment we implant imitate eyebrow hairs, appearing crisp and extremely fine, perfectly mimicking real hair.
How long does it last?
A Microbrows session is a semi-permanent procedure that lasts around 12 months. The key word is semi-permanent and client results will vary based on skin type and lifestyle. Aftercare must be taken seriously to ensure the best outcome for your brows. For all touch-up appointments, it is the client's responsibility to book these in advance. Touch-ups are only available if initial microblading was performed by Microbrows LLC, otherwise it will be considered an initial session.
How long does the procedure take?
Your Microbrows procedures are broken up into two appointments; the initial appointment and then a Perfecting Session 4 to 8 weeks later.
Please allow up to 3 hours for your first microblading appointment to be completed. Most of this time is spent allowing the numbing cream to take effect and talking about the specifics. After the procedure is done, you will then discuss aftercare instructions. Also, taking of some before and after pictures of your new look.
The Perfecting Session will be scheduled when you arrive for initial appointment. We schedule perfecting sessions 4-8 weeks after your first session. The time between appointments gives the skin time to heal and lets the color settle into the skin. The second appointment will not take as long; plan on about two hours. Our Microblading Specialists will see how your skin has retained the pigment and make any adjustments to color or shape as needed. They will also go over some strokes to ensure the best possible retention. To sum it up, really this appointment is exactly as described- it's all about the perfecting of your new brows.
How long does healing take?
The complete healing process takes up to 4 weeks, but you will have only 7-10 days of specific aftercare following each session. Please allow at least a week if you have an event or special occasion coming up. Microbrows will provide you with the necessary aftercare instructions and kit. Your new semi-permanent eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing process. The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settled completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually, and you may see some pigment on your towel after washing your face, or on your pillowcase - do not be alarmed. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, the brows will look like they have dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly; however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. After a couple days, this will subside. Once completely healed, we advise applying a layer of sunscreen on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun, as sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.
Does it hurt?
In a word, yes. But not that much. Numbing cream and gel are used liberally throughout the procedure and it's more uncomfortable than painful.
How long do Microbrows last ?
Everyone’s skin is different so it greatly depends on your skin composition and your healing process. No guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit the same as another from this procedure. Microbrows implants pigment into the basal layer of the epidermis; it is a form of cosmetic tattooing, using fine, delicate strokes to make the brow look as natural as possible. Other factors that play a role in longevity are skin color, the pigment used, thickness of the lines, and mostly how aggressive your immune system is in metabolizing the pigment. Factors such as sun exposure, BOTOX, AHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, or lightening the skin can cause your Microbrows to fade.
How do you choose a color?
Microbrows uses a huge variety of high quality pigments. The microblading specialists will choose the color that is perfect for you.