Frequently asked questions

What is Microblading?


Microblading is a 2 step process, usually 4-6 weeks apart. It is important to complete both the initial procedure and touch up.




What is the procedure for Microblading - Step 1


Microblading consists of 2 steps. STEP 1: The initial procedure takes approximately 2 hours. During this time, a
consultation is done where we discuss your desired brow look, choose a colour tone and draw the initial outline of the procedure area for your approval. Though our faces are NOT perfectly symmetrical (one side is usually flatter than the other), we do our very best to create as much symmetry as possible! As we like to say BROWS ARE SISTERS, NOT TWINS. Once you are satisfied with the basic shape and symmetry, the area is then traced over and semi-permanent pigment is applied with a disposable microblading hand tool. This procedure uses a manual hand tool and not a machine.




Does it hurt? WillI I feel any pain?


We take every precaution necessary to ensure the microblading procedure is as pain free as possible. A topical anaesthetic cream is used prior to and during the procedure to keep you comfortable. The microblading practitioner will test the eyebrow area before the microblading treatment starts to ensure the brow area is numb. Will I feel any pain? The brow area is numbed before the treatment commences. The microblading practitioner will test the brow by tapping the microblading needle over the brow area. The first sensation that is usually felt at this stage is similar to eyebrow hairs being plucked. This is used as a baseline measure to see how the sensation of the brows change further along when the brow is tested again. It can take 5 - 20 minutes for the brow area to become numb and this varies from client to client. However, the microblading will not commence until you can no longer feel the tapping of the blade. Clients often describe the sensation similar to that of tapping with a finger but no pain.




What Is the 2nd Step of the procedure?


The second stage of the treatment is a TOUCH-UP appointment. The touch up that takes approximately 1 hour and is included in your treatment. Touch ups are done no earlier than 4 weeks of your initial procedure and no later than 6 weeks. If you do not schedule your touchup within 6 weeks, you will be required to pay a touch up fee. o
It is IMPERATIVE you complete the touch up treatment. Without it, the results will not be optimal. Colour will fade significantly within 4 weeks as the skin heals, peels and fades. The touch up corrects any irregularities in the microbladed hair strokes, color tones and finishes the process.
**Occasionally a third touch up (4-6 weeks later) is necessary for certain clients where the pigment does not take as well to the skin.**




How long will the treatment last?


The pigment used in microblading is semi-permanent and can last between 1-3 years. The pigment will begin to fade within 12 months. In order to keep your brows looking fresh, a touch up is recommended every 12 months to 24 months maximum. After 2 years, full price for microblading will apply.
For clients that choose a softer look and lighter color shade initially or those who did not follow the after care instructions properly may require more frequent touch ups.
Factors that will cause your microbladed brow tattoo fade faster:
• Iron deficiency
• Sun exposure
• Exfoliants
• Strong immune systems
• Exposure to salt water
• Smoking




Are Semi-Permanent Eyebrows permanent?



Technically, semi-permanent micro-pigmentation is considered permanent because the colour is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, so it naturally fades over time.




How long is the recovery or healing time?


Immediately after your microblading procedure and in the first 10 days, your brows will appear significantly darker and defined than perhaps your desired look. It may continue to get darker over the next few days as scabs may begin to form, however this is not an accurate indication of the finished and healed result. 30-50% of your brow color will fade as if your brows scab, the scabs will fall off within 7-10 days. In some cases, the scabs may take longer to heal and fall off. DO NOT PICK YOUR SCABS. The pigment is within the scab and you do not want to pull any pigment out of your skin prematurely. We all heal differently and what works on one client may not be effective on another so please do not compare your results.
The complete healing process takes approximately 6 weeks from the touch up session.




How is the colour chosen?


The practitioner will discuss colours and colour theory with you and explain about the different skin tones and pigment colours. We choose a colour together, based on the colours that would be suitable for you and by applying small amounts of different coloured pigments to your skin and selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preferen.As a rule of thumb, we closely match the color of your brow hair rather than your current hair color for the most natural results.




Can I have my brows microbladed if I’m pregnant?


No you cannot have this treatment done if you are pregnant in case of infection, or if you are breast feeding.




Does it hurt afterwards?


The area can be a little sore for the first few hours and tender to touch for a couple days.




Can you microblade over an existing brow tattoo?


Microblading can be done over an existing brow tattoo, however the old tattoo must be significantly faded for the hair strokes to show through and look natural. Please advise if you have an existing tattoo and submit a picture to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.




Will my microbladed brows look fake?


NO! Semi-Permanent makeup is done using a cosmetic tattooing process and our eyebrow pigmentation unique artistry guarantees soft, natural looking eyebrows. When we implant semi-permanent makeup pigment in the skin, it appears more natural looking than topically applied cosmetics.




Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?


During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. This depends on the client. If you take blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding may occur. Bruising is rare but can occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days.




Is there anything I need to do before my Microblading Treatment?


- Do not drink Alcohol 24 hours prior to the treatment - Do not take Ibuprofen, Aspirin or any other blood thining medication 48 hours prior to the treatment unless it is medically essential for you to do so. - Avoid waxing, threading and tanning 3 days before your treatment.




Can I have Botox treatment before or after the microblading treatment?


- Botox procedures should be done to weeks prior or 2 weeks after the microblading treatment.




Is everyone suitable for Microblading?


You are NOT suitable for Microblading if you are: - Pregnant or breast feeding - Have a history of keloid or Hypertropic scaring. - Diabetic (you will require a Doctors clearance) - Chemotherapy (Consult your Doctor) - Viral Infections and/or diseases - Epilepsy - Pacemaker or major heart problems - Organ transplant - Skin irritations near the treatment area (Psoriasis, rashes, sunburn, acne). - Sick (cold, flu etc) - Hear conditions, uncontrolled high blood pressure, poor general health. - Any treatment, medication, or illness the compromises the immune system/healing would make you NOT a good candidate for Microblading Treatment.




Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?


During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. This depends on the
client. If you take blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding
may occur. Bruising is rare but can occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days.




Can I have my Microblading done straight away?


No, you woud need to have a sensitivity patch test at lest 24 hours before the treatment. This is a 'scratch ' test. The scratch teast is a light scratch that the microblading practitioner will do prior to your microblading treatment. There are 2 'light' scratches, one scratch will have the aneasthectic applied. The other scratch will will have a flesh coloures pigment applied. This is usually done behind each ear. You should consult your practitioner immediately if you have a reaction. This could include itching, redness or a rash.




Are the consultations free?


Yes





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