Microblading is a semi permanent form of cosmetic tattooing. It lasts 1-2 years on average depending on your skin type. It does not go as deep into the skin as a traditional tattoo resulting in hairlike strokes close to the surface of the skin. The results are a much more natural alternative to traditional permanent cosmetic techniques.
Who is microblading for?
Microblading is for anyone who wants to enhance the look of their eyebrows. Eyebrows frame your face and by making them perfectly placed and symmetrical they can truly open up your eyes and give you a more youthful appearance. Great for busy moms or working women with no extra time on their hands. People with trichotillomania, alopecia, or anyone who is simply unhappy with their brows, microblading is your answer.
Who should not get microblading?
Although most people have great results, not everyone is a good candidate for microblading. Here is a list of circumstances in which microblading is not recommended:
- If you have excessively oily skin, there is chance the pigment may not take in your skin and fading can occur faster. In these cases, clients do not wait for their annual touch up and choose to come in sooner and more frequently.
- If you have an existing tattoo in the brow area. Please email a photo of your brow area to firstname.lastname@example.org to further discuss your options for microblading.
- If you have had Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, or other aesthetic procedures to your face in the past 2 weeks.
- If you are sick with a cold, flu, fever, etc.
- If you are Diabetic, you must bring a Doctor's note to your appointment. Microblading will not be performed without a Doctor's note and you will risk losing your deposit.
- If you are pregnant or nursing.
- If you have predisposition to form keloid scars.
- If you have Epilepsy.
- If you have had a hair transplant in the brow area.
- If you have a pacemaker or major heart problems.
- If you have had a organ transplant.
- If you have a viral infection and/or diseases.
- If you are undergoing chemotherapy or have undergone chemotherapy within the last year.
- If you have skin irritation such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, etc. in the brow area.
- If you have used Accutane in the last year.
- If you are on prescription blood thinners, you must bring a Doctor's note and be off medication for 1 week. Microblading will not be performed without a Doctor's note and you will risk losing your deposit.
- If you have had a chemical peel or laser treatment within the last month.
- If you have used retinols, glycolic acids, or aggresive exfoliation within the last week.
- If you have moles or raised scars in the brow area, they can not be microbladed over. As long as the scar is not raised it can be microbladed over, but there is no guarantee the pigment will take.
How long does the healing process take?
It is completely normal to have tenderness and swelling immediately after or a few days after microblading. The strokes will appear sharper and darker the first few days and then they will soften and lighten up as the skin heals. For a period of 10 days following the microblading, Aquafor is recommended to be worn on your brows. Your brows must be kept dry and clean for the 10 day period. No sweating, touching, picking at or wearing makeup on your brows. After 10 days, you may notice the pigment fading in and out of color as the skin continues to heal. At 4 weeks, you will see your healed results. Between 4-6 weeks, you will come in for a complimentary perfecting session to fill in any areas that have faded.
Before & After Care
To maximize your results, it is important to follow the procedures listed below prior to your scheduled visit.
- Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or over the counter medications that thin your blood for 2 days prior to appointment.
- Do not take fish oil for 1 week prior to appointment.
- Do not get a wax or tint during the 2 days prior to appointment.
- Do not drink alcohol the night before or day of appointment.
- Do not use retinols or aggressive exfoliation 1 week prior to appointment.
- Do not get botox during the 2 weeks prior to appointment.
To ensure you have long lasting results, please follow the guidelines for aftercare listed below carefully.
Day 1: Two hours after receiving your microblading treatment, wipe the brow area with a cotton round and distilled water. Apply a rice grain size drop of Aquafor with a Q-Tip to the microbladed area. Do not touch the microbladed area with your hands. Repeat this process every hour for 24 hours, except while sleeping.
Day 2: After the first 24 hours, keep the Aquafor on your brows at all times. Apply the Aquafor twice a day or as needed. Wash your brows with Cetaphil cleanser morning and night. Gently wash the area with clean hands and dab dry. Use a Q-Tip to reapply the Aquafor. Repeat this process until Day 10.
During Days 1-10:
- Absolutely no creams, makeups, or products besides those listed above on the microbladed area.
- Do not get the microbladed area wet unless cleansing with clean hands twice a day with Cetaphil cleanser.
- Keep the area clean & sterile.
- No touching, picking, scratching, or rubbing the microbladed area. Flaking and scabbing are expected.
- No sweating: this includes working out, saunas, steam rooms, spicy foods.
- No sun on the microbladed area. After 10 days, ALWAYS wear SPF on the brow area.
- Avoid cleaning dusty areas or doing anything that may risk debris getting in the microbladed area.
Day 11-30: After 10 days the surface of your skin is healed. At this point you can get your brows wet or use makeup as needed. Your brows will begin to fade in and out of color and will continue until about 4 weeks when your skin is completely healed.
Between 4-6 weeks, you must come back for a complimentary perfecting session. During this session, your brows will be perfected. Altering the color as needed, going back over existing strokes, and focusing more on areas that did not hold the pigment as well.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE’S SKIN IS DIFFERENT SO THE RESULTS VARY FROM ONE PERSON TO THE NEXT. THIS MEANS THAT THE MICROBLADING MAY FADE AND WITH SOME PEOPLE COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR. YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A RISK YOU ARE TAKING. MICROBLADING IS AN ART AND NOT A SCIENCE SO IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ALTHOUGH 95% OF CLIENTS HAVE A SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURE, SOME DON’T. SOME PEOPLE’S SKIN DOES NOT TAKE THE PIGMENT SO IT FADES PARTIALLY AND/OR FULLY AND THAT IS A MAJOR RISK YOU ARE TAKING.
Please call or email with any further questions BEFORE booking your appointment.
Terms & Conditions
The Lash & Brow Gal advises all clients to read and understand these terms and conditions prior to making an appointment.
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing where pigment is placed in the epidermis. Retention of the pigment is out of my control, as it is determined by the clients skin type, how well they follow aftercare guidelines, as well as their immune system, therefore no specific result can be 100% guarenteed!
As a general rule, the client should expect to book a maintenance appointment every 12-18 months. With that said, some factors will effect fading more quickly for some verses others. These factors include, but are not limited to the following:
- Not taking care of the mirobladed area after session.
- Exposure to sun and tanning beds.
- Using retinols, glycolic acids, AHAs or Vitamin A.
- Certain skin treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
- Specific medications that are known to cause fading.
- Excessive use of alcohol.
- Swimming in chlorinated pools.