Microblading (also known as microstroking or featherbrows) is a method of eyebrow tattooing that uses a pen-like device with disposable microblade attached to stroke very thin lines of pigment into the skin. This technique allows for patchy, barely there eyebrows to appear more defined, fuller, and shaped to perfection. After the initial treatment, a second follow-up session is required 6-10 weeks after the first in order to evaluate the results and provide touch-ups if necessary.
The Microblading Process
The first appointment is about structure, design, and building hair strokes on the eyebrows. Your brows are measured and marked by a certified technician in order to create the the best shape for your face. Next,the general shape is drawn in and adjusted according to desired thickness and length. Once the desired pigment is chosen, the area is then numbed and the tattooing procedure begins.
The touch-up appointment is about seeing how the skin heals and retains pigment, as well as making any necessary adjustments to achieve better symmetry and volume. One free touch-up must be booked after 6 weeks and no later than 10 weeks after initial appointment.
Additional touch-ups may be be necessary to achieve desired results as everyone heals different & many factors can lead to varied results.
The Microblading Healing Process
The first 10 days you cannot wet, sweat or pick at brows, or wear makeup on them. It is also recommended to avoid the sun. Brows will appear much darker and scabbing will occur during the first 2 weeks.
There are some restrictions with microblading. Please call our office for more information. You may not receive microblading if:
- You are under 18
- You get Keloid scars
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have been on Accutane within 1 year
- You have irritation of the skin of any kind such as blemishes, pimples, rash, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, sunburn on the area of procedure.
- You are on Retin-A or Retinols. Be off 7 days before appointment and avoid 30 days after procedure.
- Diabetic (consult your doctor)
- Have HIV or Hepatitis or any other viral infections and/or diseases
- Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- A Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Had an Organ transplant
- Sick (cold, flu, etc. Will affect the healing process, please reschedule)
- You generally don’t heal well and develop infections easily
- If your old tattoo is too dark (please contact me to send a picture so I can see how faded your old tattoo is)