What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as semi-permanent makeup or micro pigmentation, is a technique where fine lines are scratched into the surface of the skin , and pigment embedded. The effect very closely mimics the look and detail of actual brow hairs, creating a bolder, natural-looking brow.
What is Microshading?
Microshading, also known as semi-permanent makeup or 'powdered brows', is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin to produce the appearance of filled in brows. The overall look of the eyebrows once it has healed is more of a filled-in make-up look compared to the hair-like look of microblading. Some clients prefer this type of look or if someone has an oily skin complexion, this procedure might be more ideal for better healed results.
Clients who may be ineligible for the procedure:
Taking Accutane (within 12 months of appointment)
Active acne breakouts in the area to be treated
Have heart conditions or using heart medications
Have other autoimmune diseases; lupus, graves, etc.
Have skin disease or irritations
Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
History of keloid scarring
Severely oily skin
On any or has taken any anticoagulants; aspirin, alcohol, other blood thinners in the last 24 hours
Pregnant or nursing
How long does the results last?
It depends on the individual, however hair color, skin type, after-care, and lifestyle also affect longevity of the results. Generally microbladed brows last for 1-3 years but often clients come in to be touched up as soon as one year. Occasional touch-ups are a way to refresh the results. Done correctly, the treatments do not change color and fade naturally away with time. For areas such as brows, this allows future flexibility with shape, as standards of beauty change.
Does the microblading process hurt?
A topical anesthetic is used to numb the brow area prior to the procedure. You can expect some minor level of discomfort during the procedure similar to threading or tweezing.
How long is the appointment?
The initial procedure takes approximately 2 - 3 hours. The appointment includes brow shaping, customized colour matching and microblading/microshading. The first half of the appointment is the consultative component of the procedure and the second half is the microblading itself.
Why did my brows disappear after my initial appointment?
During the initial healing process, your skin will begin to flake. Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It may appear as though the tattooed area has completely disappeared. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
How long will my brows take to heal?
The initial healing period is one week. The complete healing process takes between 6-8 weeks. It should not be a problem going to work or doing daily activities immediately after as long as you are following the after care instructions.
Cancellation, Late, Reschedule Policy:
ALL NEW APPOINTMENTS, A RETAINER DEPOSIT FEE IS REQUIRED. THE RETAINER DEPOSIT FEE, CERTIFIES YOUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, THAT WILL BE APPLIED TOWARD YOUR TOTAL
COST DUE AT TIME OF SERVICE. TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT A 48 HOUR NOTICE IS REQUIRED. ANY PERSONS LATER THEN 15 MINUTES AND OR IF YOU CHOOSE TO CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT
TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT A 48 HOUR NOTICE IS REQUIRED. ANY PERSONS LATER THEN 15 MINUTES WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESCHEDULE
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YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY FORFEIT YOUR RETAINER DEPOSIT FEE. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER CLIENTS TIME. **RETAINER DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Touch Up No Shows:
NO SHOWS ON TOUCHUPS WITH LESS THAN 48 HOUR CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULE NOTICE IS SUBJECT TO $50 FEE
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE WHO WE DEEM NOT SUITABLE FOR THIS PROCEDURE OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON. OUR BROW TECHNICIANS MAKE THE DECISION TO SERVICE AN INDIVIDUAL BASED ON THEIR OWN DISCRETION