Occasionally clients with stubborn skin will require more than 2 sessions.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is an eyebrow enhancement procedure that requires two appointments 4-8 weeks apart.
It is a form of cosmetic tattooing that typically fades after 18-24 months. It is performed with a single-use hand tool to create simulated yet natural looking hair strokes.
Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy
Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy
All appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 48 hours notice, or rescheduled for a different month will forfeit their deposit and must pay a new deposit to re-book. Your deposit is transferable for one rescheduled appointment.
Better results start with great prep!
Do not exercise the day of your procedure.
Try to not have sunburned face, any rashes, pimples, or skin irritation in the brow area the day of your procedure.
Do not have a facial, chemical peel, electrolysis, Botox or fillers 3 weeks prior.
Discontinue Retinol and Vitamin A products 3 weeks before procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, blood thinners or NSAIDs 24 hours before the procedure.
Avoid alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before the procedure.
This can thin the blood, causing more bleeding during the procedure, and less pigment retention.
Don't wax, tweeze, or dye the procedure area 72 hours before your appointment.
You may be more sensitive to pain during your menstrual cycle.
For best color retention.
Day 1: Absorb
Gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb lymph fluid. Do this every 5-10 minutes until the oozing has subsided. It is important to remove lymph and prevent it from hardening, which will lead to scabs, which can lift up prematurely and pull the pigment out with it. You could lose your beautiful new brow! This step seems small, but it makes a big impact!
Days 1-7: Wash
Carefully wash the area daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. Make sure to use a gentle antibacterial soap (Dial, Cetaphil, etc.) and tepid water. Lightly cleanse the area and rinse with water, making sure all of the soap has washed off. Pat dry with a clean tissue or towel. DO NOT use any exfoliants or harsh cleansers such as glycolic or lactic acids.
Days 1-7: Moisturize
Apply a very thin film of approved aftercare ointment onto the brow using a clean cotton swab or clean hands. Make sure the area is dry and clean before you apply ointment, as it could trap bacteria under the ointment or suffocate the skin, delaying healing. Do this twice a day for 7 days.
Keep in mind
No cleansers, makeup, sunscreen, or products other than aftercare on the treatment area until the skin is fully closed. (7-10 days)
Do not rub, pick, scratch, or otherwise mess with the treated area, as this can cause infection, scarring or pigment loss.
No facials, botox, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Limit your time in hot showers, so you do not create too much steam, which can open your pores as we are trying to close them.
Avoid direct sun exposure while healing. It's a great time for a cute hat!
Avoid excessive sweating, rinsing or hot water on the brow area.
Preservation is key!
After 10 days, it is recommended to use SPF on the treated area to prolong the appearance of crisp hair strokes.
If you are having a chemical peel, Botox or laser resurfacing, please inform the technician about your cosmetic tattoo.
The use of Retinol/Tretinoin
Vitamin A, lactic acid, glycolic acid, chemical peels and certain exfoliating products can affect the pigment under the skin. Retinol migrates under the skin and can alter the color or placement of your tattoo.
Please be aware that the results of the procedure can be altered by the following
Medications and health conditions, skin conditions (i.e. very oily, large pores, very dry/flaky, sun damage, and loose or mature skin), natural skin undertones, alcohol or tobacco intake, general stress, immune system, poor diet, and failure to adhere to microblading care instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Microblading
How long will it last?
After the initial procedure and follow up, most people find their tattoos to last about 18 months. Depending on the client's skin type, some tattoos might last as long as 2 years or as little as 1 year. It is recommended to get color boosts every 1-2 years for maintenance. For returning customers, I offer a $100 discount.
How is microblading different than a regular tattoo?
Microblading is a manual form of cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as micropigmentation. Unlike body art, the procedure uses only a small amount of pigment, causing the tattoo to fade much faster. Rather than a tattoo machine, microblading is performed with a hand tool made up of several small needles. This tool is sterile and disposed of after each client.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
Most people are! Those who are not are the following: pregnant or nursing, allergic to anesthetics or certain metals, diabetic, epileptic, undergoing chemotherapy, have rosacea, currently on Accutane, certain thyroid medications, some steroids or blood thinners, and those who are prone to keloids and heavy scarring. If you experience one of the above, please still reach out to see if you are a candidate, as many of these things are not total deterrents, but things to be cautious about.
Does microblading hurt?
Pain is relative! Some people have reported no pain at all, while others described mild to moderate discomfort. You will be numbed multiple times throughout the session to keep your discomfort at a minimum. Some people might experience temporary swelling or tenderness.
How long does microblading take?
The first session typically takes between 2 to 2 1/2 hours. The follow up session usually takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
There are a few things NOT to do before your procedure, because they can cause too much bleeding, lack of color retention, or make your skin too sensitive. Don't ingest NSAIDs, Aspirin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, caffiene or alcohol 24 hours before your procedure. Discontinue the use of Retinol and Vitamin A products, facials, chemical peels, and Botox 3 weeks prior. Do not tweeze, wax, or tint the area 3 days before. Come to your appointment well hydrated and having already eaten. This will help you feel more comfortable during the treatment. For further detail about pre-care and aftercare, please see the care page.
How should I care for my eyebrows after my procedure?
You will receive detailed aftercare information during your appointment, as well as aftercare ointment, but there are a few key tips to remember. Keep your brows clean and dry other than the aftercare cream. Avoid heavy sweating or moisture for 7 days after your procedure. Keep your brows out of too much direct sunlight and do not pick or scratch at the area, as this could ruin your tattoo. For further detail about pre-care and aftercare, please see the care page.
What can I expect during the healing process?
The true appearance of your new brows won't be seen until 30-45 days after your procedure, when the healing process is complete. At first, your brows might appear 20-30% darker or more solid. Don't be alarmed! This is completely normal. After 3-5 days the brows will begin to itch and tickle as your skin sheds its top layer and minimal scabbing might occur. It is important not to pick the scabs, which could pull out the pigment. After a week, the scabs will flake, and the skin and tattoo underneath will appear very light. Again, don't be alarmed! As the molecules in the pigment condense and your skin reforms over the tattoo, the true color of your brows will appear.
Do you have to shave my eyebrows to tattoo them?
Nope! Unlike other tattoos, microblading can be performed on an area with or without hair.
Do you offer correction of previous tattoos or tattoo removal?
Corrections are taken on a case-by-case basis. Tattoo removal is not offered at this time. Please feel free to get in touch or email photos if you are unsure of what your brows need!
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.