Will it look natural?
Microblading is a technique used to create tiny hair like incisions filled with pigment to simulate the look of real hair. Those that prefer a more filled in, powdered look, can also get microshading. Your brows can be as big and bold or as soft and subtle as you like.
How long does it last?
This will vary by each client. If aftercare instructions are followed diligently, your new brows will last approximately 12-18 months. For some people, their brows may last even longer, certain factors such as sun exposure, getting chemical peels/facials, oily skin type, life style, etc. will affect how long your brows will last. There is no way to predict how long your brows will last or how your brows will heal. Everyone’s skin type and lifestyle are different.
Is microblading for anyone?
Unfortunately not all clients are good candidates for microblading. Compromised skin conditions or pre-existing medical conditions will not allow the skin to retain color well.
SKIN CONDITIONS (that may not be suitable for microblading)
Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea
Shingles (the procedure could cause flare ups)
Ingrown hairs are an open wound on eyebrow (injured skin cannot be tattooed).
Large pores on the eyebrow area (color will blur or blend in large pores).
Severe oily skin.
Extremely thin skin (bleeds easily and cannot hold color).
Retinol or Vitamin A: (must discontinue use one month prior to procedure).
Accutane or Retin A (must discontinue one year prior to procedure).
MEDICAL CONDITIONS (that may not be suitable for microblading)
Due to certain medications that treat these medical conditions, color will not retain well. If skin is not healthy and/or flared in any way the color will not retain or heal evenly.
Pregnant or nursing
Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition (hypo or hyperthyroidism, graves disease, Hashimoto’s)
Autoimmune disorder: lupus or frontal fibrosing alopecia
Body runs hot(increased bleeding which prevents color deposit).
Failure to disclose any of the above skin or medical conditions prior to microblading will result in poor outcome of the procedure. It is the clients responsibility to discuss any medical concerns with your artist.
Is the microblade artist certified?
Yes, Angie is a certified tattoo artist and completed a hands-on microblading apprenticeship program where she received certification for microblading. She also has a certification in blood-borne pathogens which is necessary for tattoo artists by Occupational Health and Safety. Angie has experience in microblading, completing over 200+ brows as of 2018 and that number increases weekly!
Does it hurt?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different and varies with each client. Angie use sthe best topical lidocaine numbing cream to minimize discomfort prior to procedure and also a second numbing agent is used during the procedure. Most clients describe the pain level as minimal.
How is this different than traditional eyebrow tattooing?
Traditional eyebrow tattooing involves the use of a tattoo gun. Microblading is done with a manual hand held tool to create crisp, natural looking hair like strokes.
What is the procedure like?
First, measurements are drawn according to your eyes, nose and face shape. Angie will work with you to determine the thickness and pigment color that is suitable for you. A topical numbing cream is used and hair like incisions are made on each eyebrow using a handheld manual microblade tool. A second numbing agent is used. Passes on each brow are done until desired brow is achieved. Pigment is then applied into the incisions then the area is wiped clean and aftercare ointment is applied.