Do I qualify for Microblading?
Of course, just like you, we only want the best possible results if you decide to have your eyebrows microbladed. This is why it’s important for you to review the above list to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for microblading. Your age, your type of skin, your sensitivity and the quality of your skin all comes into the equation when pre-determining the safety and effectiveness of microblading. Therefore, the end results will vary among individuals.
Microblading is designed to generally last 1-3 years, depending upon your age, skin type, skin health, how well you follow your aftercare instructions, your usual skincare routine and environmental factors, particularly sun exposure. As a result, it will be necessary to include “maintenance” microblading procedures as part of your (approximately) yearly routine.
At the time of your scheduled microblading maintenance procedure, it will be important to again refer to the above list to be sure that you continue to remain a candidate for the treatment.
Your microbladed eyebrows will fade to a lighter color prior to your maintenance treatment. This is absolutely normal and is to be expected. It’s important to understand that like other similar cosmetic treatments, like cosmetic eyebrow tattooing, microblading is permanent, but will fade at a faster rate. The reason it fades sooner is because there is a smaller amount of pigment used. Sometimes, waiting approximately two years without a maintenance procedure, you will most likely have to repeat the microblading procedure in its entirety.
It is recommended to apply a sunscreen over your microbladed eyebrows to help block sun exposure and to also avoid the use of tanning booths. Certain acids found in skin care products can also cause premature fading of your microbladed eyebrows. Microblading maintenance procedures take about half the amount of time as a brand new microblading procedure due to the fact that the shape has already been established and it is just a matter of darkening the hair strokes again with fresh hair strokes of pigment.
How is Microblading Done?
Microblading deposits pigment into the superficial layers of the skin in order to resemble eyebrow hair or strokes. This technique incorporates the use of a hand tool with disposable needles or pins (about the size of acupuncture needles). The technician uses the hand tool to etch a pattern of hair “strokes” dipped in pigment which is implanted into the skin. All microblading needles used by the technician are individually packaged, sterile, include batch/lot and expiration dates from the manufacturing companies and are one time use. We are regulated by the health department of the county that the studio is located, the studio is a licensed bodyart facility and each artist is a licensed body art technician. The artists also have First Aid, CPR & Bloodborne Pathogen certifications which are renewed yearly. We attend continuing advanced education at least twice a year.
Is Microblading Permanent?
Technically any time pigment is implanted into the skin in ANY form it is considered a permanent tattoo regardless of the method of implantation (hand tool or machine). However, the reason why many people consider microblading “semi-permanent” is because of the fading factor. It fades faster than a traditional tattoo because less pigment is used and normally the pigment is not embedded as deep as a regular tattoo done with a machine.
Is It Painful?
Most clients report minor pain and slight discomfort but it all depends on your overall pain tolerance. The good news is that we will apply a numbing cream prior to treatment and during the treatment which will make the entire process much more comfortable. However, if you are aware that you have an extremely low pain tolerance and/or do not normally numb with prescribed topicals you may want to reconsider getting the procedure done.