Important Microblading Information
How long does Microblading it take?
For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 1.5-2 hours. During this session, A desired shape and style will be designed for client approval. Then an appropriate pigment will be chosen for the right skin type and tone. Once the client is satisfied with the brow design and pigment colour, The procedure can be started.
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 6-8 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete.
How long does Microblading it take to heal?
The eyebrow area may be slightly red after the procedure and colour will appear very dark. This is a totally normal part of the healing process. The colour will fade and the brow will shrink by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microblade area. The eyebrows will lighten up in colour as it heals. No downtime is required after a microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the colour to fully set in. You’ll notice the colour 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 colour will reveal itself once healed.
Is the touch-up session necessary?
Yes! A touch-up session after 6-8 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and the outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during the first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment colour may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch-up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when I refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the colour for the whole year! Remember, Microblading can be a 2-3 step procedure depending on skin type.
Can I get my Miroblading touch up session sooner than 4 weeks?
No!! Touch up sessions will not be performed any earlier than 4 weeks after the initial microblading session as pigment colour has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.
Is Microblading painful?
The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied to the brows to numb the area and also reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; 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.
After the procedure, there may be some redness and slight swelling, this is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.
How long does Microblading last?
Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade over time. Microblading typically lasts 1-1.5 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid, work out a lot, have certain medical conditions etc. with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s colour retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 6-12 months. Clients can let the microblade area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain. 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:
– Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure.
– Do not tan two weeks prior or have a sunburned face.
– Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment.
– Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment.
– Do not work out the day of the procedure.
– Do not have botox 3 weeks prior.
– Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners).
– Do not tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:
– Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your tattoo
– Do not consume coffee before your procedure
– Avoid aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours.
Feel free to come in with their brow makeup on so our technician can see your every day look you prefer. Reference pictures of shapes and colours of brows are always welcomed. We will then work together to create the perfect brows!
After your procedure, clients MUST follow these instructions:
– Gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this for the full day after the procedure until the oozing has stopped.
– Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin (don’t worry …this does not remove pigment!) gently and with a very light touch, wash your eyebrows each morning and night with your fingertips, water and antibacterial soap like Dial, Cetaphil or Neutrogena. Ensure it is rinsed well. Gently pat dry with a clean tissue or soft towel. Do not use any cleaning products that contain acids or any exfoliants.
– Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area twice daily. Be sure to not apply too much as it will suffocate your skin and delay healing. Never put it on the wet or damp skin. It should be barely noticeable on the skin.
– Use a fresh clean pillowcase
– You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid getting any soaps, shampoos or other cleansers on the treated area for the first five days as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.
– DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment.
IMPORTANT: 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.
– DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Cosmetics of any kind may interfere with the healing and colour of your tattoo.
– DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum-based products while healing.
– DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.
– DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching creams) such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.
– NO anti-ageing products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids
– DO NOT thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.
– NO exercising and/or sweating for a few days prior to getting tattooed and for one week after.
– NO swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.
– DO NOT soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for two weeks.
Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine you will have much better results with your Microblading/combo Brows procedure *individual results will vary*
Who is not suitable for the Microblading procedure?
Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates:
– Using Accutane
– Have heart conditions or using heart medications
– Have diabetes (will require a physician’s note)
– Hepatitis or HIV
– 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 nickel, lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician’s note.
* Please note – Even if none of the above apply, Microblading cannot be guaranteed as this is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, I can give you amazing brows but it is up to your skin to retain my service! Generally, results are amazing however they do differ due to skin typing, healing or bleeding during the procedure. IF YOU SHOW UP TO YOUR SCHEDULED SESSION AND DECIDE NOT TO PROCEED BECAUSE ONE OF MORE OF THESE LISTED ABOVE IS PRESENT AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO PROCEED, YOUR DEPOSIT IS STILL NON-REFUNDABLE AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED A LATE CANCEL FEE.. *
Risks and complications?
All proper precautions are taken for a safe session by using single-use tools, and a completely clean and sanitized environment. Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications. Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals.
I suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:
Topical makeup products
Gold, silver and nickel
Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior.