Microblading is just one form of cosmetic tattooing. It is the process of applying tiny, individual hair-like strokes, following the directional growth of natural eyebrow hair, to create a semi-permanent tattoo that looks more realistic. This type of tattooing is completed with the use of a hand tool, not a machine, creating a soft effect that can eventually partially or fully grow out over time. Pigment is deposited in a much more shallow fashion than conventional tattooing.
CAN RESULTS VARY?
Absolutely. Colour retention and overall results vary from person to person. Factors such as sun exposure, skin type, aftercare, lifestyle, immune system, and skin tone determine how your brows heal.
DOES THIS ONLY REQUIRE ONE TREATMENT?
You will require a minimum of 2 treatments, both of which are included in the initial cost.
The 1st appointment is the "FOUNDATION SESSION” - This is where we will map your brows and discuss together the perfect shape according to your facial features, desired thickness and your desired look. We then begin the application of a natural hair like stoke pattern. Strokes are applied by hand with a single use disposable tool. Brows are quite dark for the first week and soften as they heal over the next month. Every skin type is different, some people will retain a lot of colour, and other people will heal very light or patchy. This appointment is not meant to heal perfectly. This appointment takes approx. 2- 2.5 hours.
The 2nd appointment is the “PERFECTING SESSION"- We recommended this treatment be completed 6-8 weeks post the initial treatment. This appointment allows us to touch up any light spots, build additional texture, add hair strokes or tweak and perfect the shape. This session usually takes approx. 1-1.5 hours.
10% of people will require a 3rd treatment (this is not included in the initial pricing) to achieve their desired brow. This can be due to stubborn skin, improper aftercare, or scarring from tweezing etc.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED TO HAVE MY BROWS RE-TOUCHED?
As this is a semi-permanent treatment, it will fade over time, and to varying degrees. A touch up or REFRESH APPOINTMENT is recommended every 12-18 months to keep your brows looking their best.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE HEALING PROCESS?
Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in colour and more sharply defined.
This can last up to a week following the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort and minimal redness.
Within the first few days, the colour will darken, then up to 27 days following the procedure, your brows will lighten up to 40%. The size of the treated area will also shrink by 15% and your new brows will look much more natural in appearance.
The complete healing process takes about 4-6 weeks, at which time the true colour of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much colour has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating.
Day 1 - finely detailed, slight redness. Day 2-4 - They become darker and more filled in looking as they form a light protective layer or scab. This is only temporary - don't panic! Day 5-12- The protective layer naturally exfoliates, peels, and flakes away over the course of several days as your skin heals underneath it. The freshly healed skin is white and has a waxy coating, making it appear that the brows are now too light. Be patient! Day 10-30 - After 10 days you may use brow make-up very gently if you need it. The colour will slowly come back to life and bloom back to the surface as that new, white skin settles in and heals. Wait at least 4 weeks to see the true colour, as it will take on new strength, and it is only after 4 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Your second appointment is to tighten up your shape, touch up any light spots and also to assess how your skin reacts to the process, and the chosen colour. We note everyone’s pigment blend, in case we need to layer in a different shade or adjust the method for the best results. This is a two-step process. Remember, your brows are not complete until following your 2nd appointment and 10% of clients will require a 3rd appointment.
DO I REQUIRE A CONSULTATION PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL TREATMENT?
Yes, absolutely. Unfortunately microblading is not suitable for everyone and we therefore need to ensure it is suitable for you.