MICROBLADING: INITIAL PROCEDURE
MICROBLADING: 4-8 WEEK TOUCHUP
MICROBLADING: YEARLY TOUCHUP
Microblading is the art of tattooing hair like strokes into the dermis of the skin. Unlike a regular brow tattoo, microblading is not a filled in brow look but a realistic hair stroke tattoo in the shape of a brow customized to suit the client's facial structure. The initial procedure lasts about 2 hours, and the procedure is not considered complete until the touchup appointment 4-8 weeks from the initial procedure.
Scheduled at the initial appointment, the touchup is considered the final touch to the microblading procedure. At this appointment any peeling from the initial appointment will be corrected, the shape will be perfected, and can be slightly adjusted for any desired changes. The procedure is not considered complete until after this touchup appointment where the color and shape are set.
Microblading can last up to 2 years, but has significant fading by the 1 year mark. If you schedule a touchup at the 1 year mark the rate is discounted. However, any appointment after the 1 year mark is priced like an initial procedure.
If you've ever been looking for that perfect brow shape, you've come to the right place! When it comes to brows Kristin is an absolute perfectionist and trusts no one with her own brows, so she knows the importance of eyebrows and how they compliment the face. We do waxing, tweezing, & trimming.
Before the microblading procedure you can first have a free consultation. We can either do this appointment over the phone, in an appointment before the initial procedure, or combined with the initial procedure appointment. We can discuss the procedure, the shape and look you want, the healing process, and the aftercare. It is a good idea to exfoliate the brow area a few days before the initial procedure in order to remove any dead or flaking skin in the brow area. Also, be sure to avoid any alcohol or aspirin at least 24 hours prior to the initial appointment.
Step 1: Preparing for Microblading
Step 2: The Microblading Procedure
The first thing to be done when you arrive for the procedure is for the anesthetic to be applied. It will take about 20 minutes for it to take affect, so once the anesthetic is applied we will discuss shape and color, you will sign consent forms, and I will prep and re-sterilize the area for microblading. Once the 20 minutes is up, you will sit very still and silent while I measure and draw the brows on your face. This will be an outline and will look stark black and somewhat odd. You will have to keep in mind that the brows will be tattooed inside of the outline and will not be as large as the outline appears. Once you have approved the shape, you will lie down and I will begin the microblading process. I use a hand tool that has, what is basically, a blade of needles. The tool is dipped into the mixed pigment and then the strokes are applied with a very fine microblade. Once the first strokes are made within the outline, I then apply a pigment mask that sits for 5 minutes. The pigment mask is where pigment is applied to the strokes in order to push more pigment into the dermis of the skin. Then I move over to the other brow and repeat the process. Once the 5 minutes is up I clean up the pigment and then apply more anesthetic to sit for 5 more minutes. Then, I remove the anesthetic and use a second larger blade to go back over the initial strokes and deposit more pigment. This is then repeated on the other brow. During the procedure you will be asked to sit up so I can clearly look at the brows and check for evenness and see if there are any areas that need extra hair strokes. Then once the brows are even I will apply one final pigment mask for 5 minutes. Then the procedure is complete once I apply a barrier cream to the brow area to prevent infection. You will be given an aftercare instruction sheet and a vial of aftercare serum. Viola, you now have beautiful brows!
Step 3: Microblading Aftercare
Once the microblading procedure is finished you will not touch your brows again for 24 hours. After that you will gently wash them with warm water, a cotton pad, and mild soap, then gently apply the aftercare serum by blotting the area with your clean finger. This should be continued throughout the peeling stage. The brows will get significantly darker during the next 3 days, and will then begin to fade drastically. During the "3 days of darkness" you may feel regretful and scared that you will not like your brows and that they are too dark. Do not worry, this is part of the process. Then, you will begin to peel and flake. It is very important that you do not peel or scratch the area, this could lead to blotchiness and actually remove parts of the brow. During the healing process you will find that some hair strokes may disappear and reappear. Crazy I know, but this is a common occurrence. Before the 4-8 week touchup you will notice that your brows are extremely lighter and may have some spotty areas, this is why the touchup is necessary. This is all part of the process and is to be expected. When you come back for the touchup, there will be no drawing of eyebrows and we will go straight to microblading, going over the strokes from the initial procedure