Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here is everything you need to know about Microblading:

Use the numbers to reference your question:

1.  What Is Microblading?
2. What Is The Difference Between Microblading / 3D Brows / Eyebrow Embroidery / Micropigmentation / Eyebrow Feathering / Microneedling / Shading / Ombre Brows?
3. How Long Does Microblading Last? Is It Permanent?
4. How Do I Prepare For My Appointment?
5. Will It Be Painful?
6. Do I Need To Shave My Existing Eyebrows?
7. How Long Does the Procedure Take?
8. How Long Does it Take to Heal?
9. What Should I do for Aftercare? What Is The Healing Process?
10. Do I NEED A Touch-Up?
11. Are There Any Side Affects?
12. Can Anyone Get Microblading?
13. I Already Had Microblading And/Or A Previous Eyebrow Tattoo But I Don’t Like The Shape/Colour. Can I Fix This?
14. What Type of Pigment Do You Use? Is It Organic? Is It Vegan?
15. Do You Accept Credit/Debit?
16. What is your cancellation/rescheduling policy? Am I charged for cancelling/rescheduling?

 


1. What is Microblading?

Microblading is the art of creating 3D hair like strokes by inserting pigment into the dermis of your skin with a handheld blade comprised of multiple needles to achieve a fuller, natural looking brow. If the technician is using a machine, or creating one solid eyebrow instead of individual hair strokes, it is not Microblading.


2. What Is The Difference Between Microblading / 3D Brows / Eyebrow Embroidery / Micropigmentation / Eyebrow Feathering / Microneedling / Shading / Ombre Brows?

Generally, the tool, technique, and final look of the brow is different.

Microblading uses a handheld tool with a varying number of needles in the shape of a small blade to insert pigment into the dermis of your skin. It is used to create individual 3D hair strokes resulting in defined hair strokes, and a natural looking brow.
3D Brows, Eyebrow Embroidery and Eyebrow Feathering are all different names for Microblading.

If the procedure is done with a machine, and/or creates one solid look rather than individual hair strokes it is not Microblading.

Shading / Ombre brows also uses a handheld blade but with needles in two parallel rows, or in a circle. This is used in a tapping motion to create the look of shading, and thus a fuller brow. It gives more of a powdered look. The term Ombre brows refers to the style of shading, creating an ombre effect, mimicking make-up.

Microneedling is the use of a machine to create either hair strokes or shading. The results are not typically as crisp and detailed as Microblading / Shading because of the tool.

Micropigmentation is the process that is happening in all of the above types of eyebrow enhancements. It is the process of inserting pigment into the skin. It is another word for permanent make-up or cosmetic make-up.

You can combine Microblading and Shading to create an even more sculpted, makeup look while maintaining the natural aspect of hair strokes.


 3. How Long Does Microblading Last? Is it Permanent?

Microblading is a form of permanent makeup. Most technicians refer to it as semi-permanent, however, that is incorrect, and is merely used for marketing purposes. It is considered permanent because it is a tattoo. However, because it is not inserted as deep into the layers of the skin, and because the area ( the face ) is exposed to the elements ( wind, sun, water) more than other parts of the body, it tends to fade a lot quicker than a typical tattoo.

Microblading can last from 1-3 years. It is a large gap because everybody is different and fading is dependent on a number of factors that are out of your control such as:

– metabolism
– immune system
– diet
– colour retention
– skin type
– health
– age
– sun exposure
– proper aftercare
– exfoliants / peels / other treatments used on the face
– etc.

One factor you can control to ensure optimal results? The technique and skill of the technician! Choosing a great artist is key.


4. How do i prepare for my appointment?

All of the following are recommendations to help you achieve the best results.

1-3 Weeks Before: 
– Avoid botox  ( 4 weeks )
– Avoid chemical peels/dermabrasion ( 4 week )
– Avoid tanning ( 2 weeks )
– Avoid waxing or tinting your eyebrows ( 1 week )
– Avoid consuming fish oils ( 1 week )

72 Hours Before:
– Do not take any medication such as: Ibuprofen, Advil, Asprin, Niacin, Vitamin E ( unless medically necessary )

24 Hours Before:
– Do not consume alcohol
– Do not consume caffeine
– Avoid saunas and steam rooms

Day of:
– Do not exercise
– Avoid booking during your menstrual cycle
– Make sure you wash your hair the day of your appointment as it is important to avoid steam for a few days after procedure
– Come with just your eyebrows filled in the way you like them. All make-up, if any, will be wiped off during procedure


5. Will it Be Painful?

A numbing cream is applied to the eyebrow area. 
Depending on the individual pain tolerance, some people may feel slight pain and discomfort, some may not feel anything.


6. Do I need to shave my existing eyebrows?

No! Your eyebrow hairs will blend with the 3D hair strokes to create a more natural look.


7. How Long Does the Procedure Take?

Be prepared to be here for 3 hours. However, a great deal of time is spent measuring the symmetry of the face, and getting the perfect shape unique to you. The Microblading portion will only take about 30-45 minutes.


8. How Long Does it Take to Heal?

Your eyebrows should look healed after about 3 weeks, but they are fully healed at 6 weeks at which time you should come in for your touch-up.


9. What Should I do for Aftercare? What is the Healing Process?

The Healing process is as follows:

– At first your eyebrows will look very dark and defined
– They will begin to scab as the pigment lifts up to your dermis and eventually fall off
– Once the scab falls off they may look like there is almost nothing there but the strokes will begin to show once again
– The strokes may appear patchy and some may have disappeared completely. Your 6 week touch-up will fix these problems

-Apply very small amounts of treatment cream starting 2 days after your procedure
-Avoid hot showers/ steam rooms/ saunas
-Avoid excessive sweating from exercise or heavy work/household chores
-Avoid tanning
-Avoid submerging brows in water
-Avoid any face creams with retinol, or glycolic acid
-Avoid any laser, chemical peels, facial peels
-Avoid picking or scratching and/or touching the eyebrows/scabbing


10. Do I NEED a Touch-Up?

Not necessarily. It is strongly recommended you come in for a touch up. About 80% of clients need a touch-up after their first appointment. In the 6 weeks following your appointment the pigment will fade about 40%. Some strokes may have disappeared or may appear patchy. The second appointment is needed to fill in missing spots, and sharpen faded strokes. The touch-up must be approximately 6 weeks after your appointment – too early may cause scarring, and too late you may have too much fading.


11. Are There Any Side Affects?

During and after the procedure you may experience some pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and/or swelling. It sounds worse than it is! Most people do not experience very many side effects, and typically you are able to go about your day without fear of looking strange. During the healing process you may also experience scabbing, but usually just light flaking. ( see “What is the healing process” above).


12. Can Anyone Get Microblading?

No. People who:

– Are pregnant or breast feeding
– Have keloids on the area or are prone to keloids
– Insulin dependent diabetics
– Have heart conditions
– Have cancer and/or are undergoing, or have recently (last 1-2 years) undergone chemotherapy
– On any type of blood thinners or have bleeding disorders
– Are using Accutane or other retinoids
– Have skin irritations near the area
– Other serious medical conditions

are not recommended to get Microblading. Other conditions may also affect the procedure.

Note: You should always consult your doctor if you have ANY conditions before having this procedure.


13. I Already Had Microblading and/or a previous eyebrow tattoo But I Don’t Like The Shape/Colour. Can I Fix This?

YES! If there is something you do not like, a corrective agent can be used to fade the pigment and a new shape/colour can be created.*
Ofter time if the old Microblading is faded or we can simply cover what was originally there to save time and of course, money.

*Note: This may take multiple appointments depending on the individual. The amount of fading is dependent on many uncontrollable factors and therefore cannot be guaranteed.


14. What Type of Pigment Do You Use? Is It Organic? Is It Vegan?

We use pigments which are not labelled organic or vegan, although none of the listed ingredients seem to be sources from animals.

We use a mix of organic and inorganic pigment.
– Organic pigments have a higher risk of creating allergic reactions or infections.

– Because they are organic, pigment colour may not be exactly identical from batch to batch even though it may be labelled the same – meaning if you come in for your touch-up and your technician bought a new bottle of pigment, it is probably not going to match your initial pigment and therefore fade into the wrong colour.

– Organic pigment is more easily absorbed and metabolized by the body and therefore is likely to fade significantly more, if not completely. Because it is readily metabolized it can also bleed into the skin causing the strokes to look more blurred rather than crisp.

Overall, organic pigment cannot provide the quality result we look for.


15. Do You Accept Credit/Debit?

Should you wish to pay for your procedure at the time of booking, you are able to pay with both credit and debit through Paypal. In person payments are currently accepted in CREDIT and CASH. Unfortunately we cannot process debit in person.


16. What is your cancellation/rescheduling policy? Am I charged for cancelling/ rescheduling?

Time is precious! So we respect that things come up in life- you shouldn’t be charged for that! In return, we kindly ask you respect our time as well and provide 72 hours notice for any cancellations and/or rescheduling.

 

 

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