WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading (a.k.a. Eyebrow Embroidery, 3D Brows, 6D Brows, Hairstroke brows…) is a cosmetic tattoo technique done with a manual hand-tool that penetrates the top layer of skin with pigment. This offers a realistic and dimensional, natural style brow consisting of fine hair-like strokes instead of a “block of color." Microblading is best for people with normal to dry skin, and some existing real hair.
WHAT ARE POWDER BROWS?
Powder brows are created using a cosmetic tattoo machine to implant pigment into the skin. Powder brows heal like soft powdery makeup with a clean defined shape and no hairstrokes. Powder brows are fully shaded with softer (ombre) fronts. The powder brow technique can be performed on almost all skin types, and is especially recommended for clients with little to no real hair, and/or those with oily skin. Please note: Powder brows appear very bold immediately after procedure, but heal about 40% softer.
A powder brow with microbladed strokes only in the front is called microshading (a.k.a. combo brow).
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR MICROBLADING/POWDER BROWS?
*IF YOU HAVE EXISTING FADED PERMANENT MAKEUP ON YOUR BROWS, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE A CANDIDATE. PLEASE SEND A CLEAR PICTURE OF YOUR BROWS IN NATURAL LIGHTING TO 480-326-5276 BEFORE BOOKING.
Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are/have:
-Pregnant or nursing
-Viral infections and/or diseases
-A Pacemaker or major heart problems
-Had an Organ transplant
-Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
-Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
-Had Botox in the past 2 weeks
-Currently using Retinol
-Prone to Keloids
-Undergoing hormone therapies
NOTE: Neither microblading nor powder brows change the color of your existing brow hair or growth pattern. Please keep this in mind, especially if you have a significant amount of very blonde eyebrow hair.
Those clients who have extremely oily skin may experience a different result with microblading than those with normal to dry skin. This could equate to more fading of color faster and possibly the strokes will not heal as crisp (may be slightly blurred or dotted). Those with oily skin may need more frequent touch ups at the 6-9 month mark or should consider powder brow rather than microblading.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The pigment lasts different amounts of time on different people for a myriad of reasons (skin type, sun exposure, skincare regimen, hormone changes, etc.). In general, after the first 6-10 week perfecting session, microblading typically lasts 12-18 months before fading. Powder brow is known to last longer...typically 1-3 years.
DOES IT HURT?
I keep you as comfortable as possible by using a topical anesthetic to numb the skin before and during the procedure. I have had numerous clients fall asleep!
IS THERE ANY DOWN TIME?
No. Clients are able to leave the treatment and go directly back to work or to daily tasks/errands. There will be very little redness. The brows will heal aggressively over the next 10-14 days while you follow instructions to ensure a properly healed brow.
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE?
EYEBROW BEFORE CARE
-Do not work out within 2 hours of the procedure.
-Do not tan or have sunburned face.
-Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or IBUprofen 24 hours before procedure.
-No alcohol and very limited caffeine on the day of the procedure.
-No waxing or tinting 3 days before.
-No botox within 2 weeks of procedure because eyebrows may be temporarily raised and can alter the placement of new brows.
-Please note that you will be much more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
-It is okay to wear makeup the day of your procedure. I will clean and sanitize your skin prior to working on the skin.
-No need to get your brows tweezed or waxed before. I will shape them as needed.
-NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days.
-DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
-Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for at least 2 weeks after procedure.
-Avoid heavy sweating for the first 7-10 days.
-NO facials, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks (nothing that can serve to exfoliate the area).
-Avoid sleeping on your face or digging the side of your face into pillow for the first 10 days.
-Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.
Permanent makeup is an art, not a science. Clients results will vary. Remember, no two sides of the face are exactly the same. Perfection is our goal, but brows are sisters, not twins.
Please, no children or guests allowed at the appointment.