The Art of Microblading
Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking and feather touch is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using a small blade to deposit pigment into the upper layer of the skin. It is a semi permanent tattoo, lasting anywhere from 12 to 24 months.
It is very important to understand that microblading is a two-step process. The initial procedure is followed by a touch up in 4 to 6 weeks once the skin has fully healed. During the healing process the skin can loose 30-40% of pigment, leaving the touch up appointment to perfect the brows and allow the clients new brows to last anywhere from 12-18months. Clients that do not follow aftercare instructions, expose skin to excessive sun or use exfoliating skincare products may need to have more than one touch up.
Are You a Candidate?
Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for microblading.
If you fall into the following categories, microblading should be avoided unless otherwise approved by your physician and
booking an appointment will require a doctors note:
Hemophilia (excessive bleeding), diabetes, hepatitis, HIV +, skin irritations/psoriasis in brow area, autoimmune diseases, epilepsy,
cardiovascular problems, taking blood thinning medications, pregnant/breastfeeding women,
minors under the age of 18 or anyone with an allergy to lidocaine.
In addition, unfortunately I can no longer accept new clients who
have had a previous permanent makeup tattoo in the eyebrow area as there are
too many factors that can cause unsatisfactory microblading results.
Before Your Appointment
Avoid heavy sun exposure, no sunburns
Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.
Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3 48-72 hours prior to the procedure.
(Tylenol or acetaminophen is ok)
Do NOT drink alcohol before the procedure.
The following treatments should be avoided within four weeks of the procedure:
Botox or other fillers (okay if not in the brow area)
Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.