What is Microblading?
Microblading method is a tattoo done by hand and not machine which. Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery, originated in Far East Asia and is taken from the bamboo tattoo method which is known as one of the oldest technique of implanting pigment into the skin.
This method is the finest form of eyebrow tattooing, using disposable pen-like device to microblade very thin lines into the skin. These thin lines flow in the same direction as your own hairs, and create the most natural results.
When using the hand held microblade, the colour is deposited closer to the surface than when a machine is used, leaving very fine and crisp hair strokes with no spilling under the skin so these lines heal thinner and sharper and there is less blurring over time.
With this method I can create almost any look, from a very natural light finish or a beautifully bold brow. Each set of brows I design is bespoke to you and your measurements and the colour we choose should compliment you without any makeup but can easily be amped up for an evening out with a little added brow makeup.
Microblading is great not just for anyone looking to improve or enhance the appearance of their brows, but also for those with fine and gappy brows, and even those suffering from alopecia, as sparse or missing brows can be completely restored. The strokes are more visible when there is high contrast between skin and ink colour, and they can last 1-3 years depending on the skin type and colour chosen.Yearly color boost is recomended.
Will you draw the shape first?
Yes, the design will be discussed with you and drawn based on the classic measurements of golden ratio for eyebrows. I won't start microblading until you are completely happy with the colour selected and shape.
How long does it take to heal?
Initial healing period is 9-14 days with special attention needed for the treated area, however overall healing can take up to 28 days.
Can I get them wet or work out?
No, not for at least a minimum of 9-14 days to keep the treated area dry and reduce the risk of complications or infection and to retain the maximum amount of pigment implanted. Should the brows still have scabs, it would need to be kept dry until all the scabs have fallen off naturally. It is generally advised to avoid hot Baths for a couple of weeks .
When can I go out in the sun after the treatment?
The sun will be the main factor that accelerates the fading of the tattoo, it is essential that you avoid direct sunlight on the treated area for the longer life span altogether, not just during healing period. Wearing a hat, sunglasses and sun cream(after healing) will be of highly advice.
Do not work out before procedure.
NO alcohol 48 hours before procedure.
Avoid caffeine 5 hours before the procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
Discontinue Retin-A, Chemical and Laser Peels, microdermabrasions, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) atleast 4 weeks prior (and avoid on eyebrow area after procedure to prevent premature fading).
Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye area should be avoided 1 month prior to procedure for those who do not regularly receive injectables.
No brow waxing, tinting, or threading one week prior.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Who may not be a good candidate for Microblading?
• Pregnant or Breastfeeding
• History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring (NO Microblading)
• Diabetic (result in slow healing)
• Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Accutane in the past year
• Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Mitral valve disorder. Poor general health.
• Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing would make you NOT a good candidate for micropigmentation procedures.
• Those undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment at present (or due to undergo such treatment) and any radiotherapy or chemotherapy came to an end not less than 42 days ago from the date of the treatment
Preparing for Your Eyeliner Procedure Appointment
If you wear contact lenses, you will not be able to wear them for 48 hours after your procedure. You must be fully healed after any eye surgery (e.g. LASIK) before your appointment. You must stop using any eyelash growth product (like Latisse™) at least one month prior. Additional specific preparation guidelines will be given to you when you schedule your eyeliner procedure.
Before booking your Appointment
If you have had previous microblading or permanent makeup please provide photos. You may need to book a separate consultation for approval by the artist before booking your appointment. If you have any skin conditions, scar tissue, or medical issues please contact me directly with any questions.