Microblading or manual microstroking is a way of applying micropigmentation to the brows.
A manual technique, it is a very precise art which can create finely feathered brows, 3D brows, cosmetic tattooing or even eyebrow embroidery.
Originally from Asia, it is now extremely popular in most countries.
I use a manual hand tool and pharmaceutical grade pigments to add pigmentation to the epidermis; this creates delicate strokes that look just like eyebrow hair which do not blur after healing in the way that permanent makeup applied by machines do. The results are extremely natural and almost undetectable from your own hair.
I create your brow strand-by-strand, for the most natural-looking 3D-like results
Perfectly filled-in, and balanced.
If you want to gently enhance your brows with a very natural look
I can offer the perfect technique, no matter how sparse your eyebrow hair may be. If your brows have been over-plucked or you have alopecia, trigonometrically or any other condition that causes hair loss, you will see a fantastic difference.
The end result is flawless, giving a naturally fuller looking brow.
Results can last up to 18 months, depending upon each individual. An annual touch-up will keep your brows looking fantastic in both shape and colour.
About My Process
The first part of the process is a consultation.
I do a full consultation and treatment all on the same day but if you prefer to meet separately for a consultation and have a think about it, that's absolutely fine. Please let me know in advance so I can organise my schedule
I will talk to you in great detail about the look you are trying to achieve and provide my recommendations.
This is very much a two-way conversation. I will also ask that you apply your brow product the way you like your brows to look when coming to the appointment - this will help us when we are creating the outline.
I will then create the 'template' by drawing on your new brow shape with a pencil
I always love your input at this stage of the process to make sure that you are happy with the overall look of the brows. I measure and draw on the eyebrow, so that it's in alignment with your brow bone and facial features and then adjust it based on your feedback and preferences until you have the desired shape and look. And only when you are 100% satisfied with the shape and look we will perform the procedure. Individual hair strokes are created within the new template using the custom blended pigment. I will apply pigment to each brow 2/3 times.
The final stage is the control session which is around 5-8 weeks after your first treatment
This session is to make any tweaks to the color or shape and add in any brow strokes if necessary.
Appointments can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours depending on your skin type and needs.
What You Should Know Before your Microblading Procedure
Avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to appointment.
This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin and ibuprofen as they are natural blood thinners
Do not drink any alcohol 24 hours before and limit the amount of caffeine you consume.
This will affect the color deposit and may make you more prone to sensitivity and/or cause more bleeding
If you have been on Accutane in the past
You must wait at least one year before considering this procedure
It is highly recommended that you avoid intense sun exposure and tanning bed exposure for 20 days before and after your procedure.
If you show up to your appointment with a new tan or sunburn, you will need to reschedule
Avoid waxing the procedure area 2-3 days prior.
Avoid getting any type of facial, chemical peel
Scrubs at least two weeks prior
You may want to shower and wash your hair ahead of the procedure as it is advisable to avoid getting your eyebrows wet and over hydrated after the appointment.
I can't perform the procedure on pregnant ladies.
Although numbing cream is used during the procedure
Sensitivity or discomfort may still be felt. Skin may be red and/or swollen after the procedure
I recommend that you try to avoid having a treatment if you are pre-menstrual as the skin is far more sensitive during this time.
Botox, AHA products and retinoids should be avoided for 2 weeks prior to the procedure
Exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasion should not be performed within 2 weeks prior to procedure
Chemical and laser peels should be avoided no less than 6 weeks prior to procedure
Patients prone to cold sores/fever blisters should take an anti-viral prior to treatment
Hormone therapies can affect pigmentation and/or cause sensitivity
Discontinue use of any brow-growth serums like Latisse
As it can cause sensitivity / affect pigment
Furthermore, I don't shave the eyebrows I keep as much brow hair as possible when designing the shape to help add to a natural voluminous look.
It's also important to know that the procedure doesn't damage hair follicles and doesn't reduce future hair growth. And once the procedure is complete it's easy to tweeze any stray hairs that are outside of the strokes.
Contraindications for Microblading
Candidates under 18 years
Liver disease – high risk of infection
Pregnancy/Nursing, lactating women
Compromised skin near brow area
Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, etc near the brow
Blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
Any other medical condition that causes slow healing or a high risk of infection.
The Following Conditions Will Require a Doctor's Note Before Performing the Treatment
People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from nanoblading, as well as people who simply aren't happy with their eyebrows.
Diabetes Type 1 and 2
High blood pressure
Please follow these instructions for 10-14 days after the procedure to improve and prolong the results of your microblading. If you don't follow these instructions, it can greatly affect your microblading results or put you at risk of infection! In order to let your brows heal properly:
Avoid getting anything on the brows, including water, except for cleansing as directed.
This includes soaking the treated area in the bath, pool or hot tub
No exercise for 14 days.
Avoid going to the gym, sauna or swimming pool during this time. After 14 days – when exercising, wear a sweatband to avoid sweat on brow area
Avoid swimming in salt water or chlorinated pools, saunas, hot yoga, steam rooms or sun beds for 30 days.
Do not expose treated area to direct sunlight.
Once healed (30 days), use a sunscreen to avoid fading from the sun
No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process.
Do not touch, rub, pick or scratch your brows following treatment or during healing process.
You may find that your eyebrows will scab or become slightly dry following the treatment. If they itch, DO NO SCRATCH them. You may tap them to alleviate the itch. (make sure you wash your hands before)
If your eyebrows get wet during the healing process
Pat them dry with a towel, DO NOT RUB
Avoid using daily skincare products directly on the eyebrows.
NO facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 week.
If you are planning a chemical peel, or any other medical procedure, please inform therapist of the procedure you have had. The procedure should only be done once the healing process is complete
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
If you are due to give blood after the procedure
Please inform your nurse about the microblading treatment you have had as this might affect your eligibility
Does It Hurt?
Everyone's pain threshold is different, for most it can be uncomfortable, however I do use anaesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. I would describe Microblading as a little 'scratchy' rather than painful. Most people don't feel much at all once the anaesthetic is applied. I do recommend that you try to avoid having a treatment if you are pre-menstrual as the skin is far more sensitive during this time.
Is It Safe?
All my pigments are pharmaceutical grade, meaning that they are sterilized and purified for cosmetic use. The ingredients used have been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. In addition, all my tools are single-use and discarded after the treatment. I am highly trained and experienced professional and safety of my clients is one of the most important aspects.
Can I Have a Facial before Microblading?
Please avoid facials at least two weeks before Microblading. Some intensive facial treatments can make your skin thinner and more sensitive, resulting in more bleeding which can affect color retention. Wait two weeks after Microblading before doing facials, to allow the brow to fully heal.
Who is Not Suitable for the Procedure?
Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates: Have heart conditions or using heart medications. Have diabetes (will require a physician's note). Have skin disease or irritations. Have had anti-wrinkle Injections in the last 3 weeks. Are pregnant. Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last 3 weeks Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note. I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone I deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason.
What If I Do Not like It?
As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. I always recommend clients to do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists' work and portfolios when making their decisions. I will do my upmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realise our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch-up session. Pigment discoloration and colour correction can also be fixed during the touch-up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.
How Will I Look Directly Afterwards?
Most of my clients look perfectly normal after the treatment, if you are prone to rosacea or have very sensitive skin, you may look a little red around the area for a couple of hours afterwards but this will fade quickly. Most people resume normal activities directly after the session.
How Long Does Microblading Take To Heal?
Your brows will go through a number of changes as you heal, they will appear a little darker around day 4/5 and then fade during the second week, this is due to the pigment being 'hidden' by the healing skin and is nothing to worry about. During the 3rd week, the colour will bloom back and by week 4 you will have your healed result. You should expect some light shedding but nothing more and you will lose around 30% of the pigment after your first treatment which will be reapplied at your control session.
What Will the Results Be Like?
The results are extremely natural and will last around 12 months before a refresh session is needed.
How Long Does Microblading Take?
I schedule 2 and a half hours for your treatment which includes consultation time and to create your template, the actual microblading takes around 45 minutes. It entirely depends on your needs and skin type.
Who Is It Good For?
Microblading is a great option for almost anyone looking for a hyper-realistic brow. It is perfect for those looking to fill out over plucked or sparse brows or anyone who has Alopecia or hair loss following chemotherapy. Other options such as hair stoke brows/powder brow may be better if you are extremely oily or have a medical condition that would not suit microblading. Your practitioner will advise you on which option would be best for you.
What If I Am Nervous?
It's perfectly normal to be a little nervous before your treatment, especially if you haven't had any semi-permanent makeup previously. I understand that this is a big step for a lot of clients and hope that you feel as at ease as possible, I am here to help so please do ask me if you have any questions or concerns at all.
Still Have More Questions?
Should you still have more questions or inquiries, feel free to give me a call on 4154237470 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until end of July
Follow up visit
4-8 weeks after initial treatment
I have just moved to San Francisco from London
I am offering the reduced price while I build up my client base so will make this offer available through to the end of July.
I love referrals.
I you refer a friend you will receive 10 percent of the fee
To secure your treatment you'll be asked to place a $50 non-refundable deposit which will be taken off the price on the day.
Please kindly give me 48 hours notice if you intend to cancel your appointment
To avoid disruption from no-shows and short notice cancellations, and to ensure availability for all my clients
You can reschedule, without losing your deposit, if you let me know with more than 48 hours' notice.
Unfortunately, last minute cancellations cause untold problems
They play havoc with my schedule, income and being able to keep my appointments on time, and running as they should. Therefore cancellations with less than 48 hours' notice will incur a lost deposit
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.