What is Microblading?
Microblading is all about creating the ideal eyebrow for your face.
Microblading is a Semi-Permanent 3D tattoo-like procedure that is
accomplished by tiny realistic-looking hair-like strokes.
The traditional methods of permanent makeup consist of implanting
pigment to the dermis layer of the skin. The dermis is live skin made up
of blood vessels, sebaceous glands, sweat glands and nerves. Since this layer
of skin is alive, it usually retains pigments permanently.
With microblading, the pigment is deposited right above the dermis into the basal layer of the epidermis. Because the cells of the basal layer continuously divide, the pigment is then broken down and eventually migrates to the surface causing the pigment to fade away.
This is why it is IMPORTANT that you go to an experienced professional so that the pigment is not planted too deep.
If done with a quality Artist and quality products, Microblading is the perfect solution for thin or hairless eyebrows...
Hold off on the waxing, tweezing or threading—So that we may craft customize the perfect shape and give you the perfect brow you are looking for! Thick or thin, fuller, longer, more elegant, more beautiful…
When you call, we can set up a free consultation to map out everything beforehand so you get exactly what you want...
Resulting in the perfect brows you have always wanted!
How does it work?
First, we consult with the client (you) to discover what you would like to accomplish. It is important to provide any information if there is a particular look you are going for. Pictures of models with eyebrows you are fond of from Google, your favourite picture of your eyebrows, any examples help.
After the consultation, we craft customize a solution that works best with your bone structure. This includes tools for measuring and multiple mapping techniques so that we may achieve your desired brows. We always work with your current shape and hair. Meaning: There are never any surprises—you’ll know exactly how the brows will look going in. And chances are, you’ll love it even more when we’re done because it looks so realistic (and not like a funny pencil drawing).
Once we map out your brows, we’ll create an outline that you may provide feedback on. Again, no surprises here.
This next part is what surprises some people…
I’ve often seen and heard of microblading as “semi-permanent tattooing.” But I think that’s a misnomer…
Microblading is not tattooing. There’s one big difference… and that’s the dimension.
Our hair follicles aren’t two-dimensional, like a flat tattoo. They are three-dimensional because they have one thing tattoos don’t: depth.
If you look at an eyebrow tattoo, it appears drawn onto the face. Not the case with microblading…
Following the outline, we then use a small, hand-held tool (called a microblade). It’s comprised of several tiny, little blades, which we dip into a pigment we’ve selected to match your hair colour. (There’s an important note about pigment. Read on below to learn more…)
Next, we use the tool to gently etch the skin with tiny, almost microscopic cuts, creating a 3-D hair lookalike. It’s the small etches that give the faux hairs dimension and a completely natural, classier look.
What is the before and aftercare routine?
This is important. Because if you do not take the appropriate steps for aftercare, you can lose more of the coloration than is normal… and you may not have the results you would have had otherwise. The aftercare is just as important as the pre-care. I’ve put together my own treatment plan for my clients. It’s been extremely successful.
Here are the basics: You should not wash—not even with water—your eyebrows for one week after your microblading. Stay away from makeup and makeup remover—any cosmetics you normally apply to your brows. You should also avoid working out 24 hours after. Hold off on caffeine (unless you can’t bear it).
For cleaning, I recommend using raw, organic coconut oil to clean your brows. Again, don’t use any of your makeup or makeup remover on them.
Coconut oil has healing properties, natural SPF of 4-5 and contains antioxidants that help protect the skin from harmful radiation from the sun and is great for clearing out bacteria. It also moisturizes the eyebrow. No fragrances, no harsh chemicals.
Some brow studios may put a kit together for your eyebrows at an extra cost, which is convenient. Just make sure there are no fragrances or alcohol in it.
How long does it take to heal?
The healing is going to be a day-to-day process. What you’ll notice, though, is that the color will lighten anywhere from 10-20%. A big factor is how much you’re in the sun.
Also, your brows are going to shrink or tighten anywhere from 10- 40%. There are so many factors that go into your skin, bone structure, the symmetry and knowing if one side will shrink more than another; that is why it is so important to go to a licensed experienced professional. It might be helpful to ask to see before and after pictures on your artists' phone.
Again, it’s particular to each person. It all depends on the type of skin you have. Do you have oily skin or dry skin? Are you in the sun a lot or hardly at all? Do you have a thick dermis layer or a thin one? What's your cell turnover rate? (Now we're getting a bit technical.) Are you taking any medications or vitamins? These are all variables in the healing process.
How long does it last?
After the initial microblading session, you’ll need one touch-up at a minimum. Most studios will mandate the touch-up. That's because, after the initial healing takes hold, it’s very normal that some cleaning up is necessary.
Remember that your eyebrows will fade and shrink after the microblading. Sometimes the color may not hold as well as it should have on some “hairs.” A bit more shaping may be required…
I always recommend the touchup 6-8 weeks after the initial session. But it doesn’t hurt to wait a little bit longer. Sometimes, I will do two touchups, depending on the results and the requests of the client. And again, it depends on your skin and lifestyle habits.
In general, a microbladed set (with touchup) tends to last anywhere from 8 months to 2 years.
Remember that it’s important to share with the consultant any medication you’re taking (hormones, vitamins, etc.) and your lifestyle habits (sun, working out, etc.), and anything that could affect your skin, so that we have a sense of how long the microblading will last.
Some adjustments may be necessary, and I’ll always talk with you about those so we can factor in these variables together.
The common average I’ve seen is about a year and three months. My typical client will get one new eyebrow set and two touchups a year.
My GOAL is to make sure my clients are HAPPY and get the EXACT brows they are looking for so that they feel absolutely AMAZING! Not to mention you will have beautiful elegant eyebrows on the go... forever (so long as you keep up with touch ups.
Please reach out with any questions you may have. The more the better as I want you to feel 100% confident .... you may reach out by texting or calling my cell at 925-487-6621 or by email at email@example.com.
Yours Truly - Danielle Howe