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Microblading 101

Learning about the treatment

Microblading: Semi-Permanent, Fuller & more Symmetrical Eyebrows

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure performed on the eyebrows that can last up to 8-16 months. Using a small stainless-steel handheld blade with microneedles, hair-like strokes are individually added on the brows to enhance a fuller, darker, symmetrical and natural look. This technique deposits pigment into the top superficial layer of the dermis. Pain levels are minimal to moderate and a numbing agent is provided. Yearly touch-ups are highly recommended as the skin sheds and renews. Please note retinol, acids, anti-aging and acne topicals will also fade your micropigmentation.

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Origins of Microblading

While the act of depositing pigment into the skin has been around for thousands of years, microblading as it is known today is a relatively new practice which Initially gained traction in Asia about 25 years ago. Although Asia is still responsible for many of the industry’s innovations, new standards for the permanent makeup world, such as better tools, products, and pigments have popularized microblading as a safe and professional way to enhance your natural beauty.

Microblading was not always known by that name and was referred to by a slew of de facto names such as microstroking, microfeathering, feathering, eyebrow tattooing, 3D eyebrows, the Japanese method, eyebrow embroidery and many more.

How we begin

Microblading Starts with Brow Mapping

We brow map each and every client before the procedure by the Phi Golden Ratio (1.618). This gives exact individual and unique proportions of the client’s bone structure along with their symmetrical measurements, resulting in the best natural looks.

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Microblading Procedure

The procedure takes about 2-3 hours per client and requires a perfection touch up within 6-8 weeks. After the first treatment the color will be very dark for 3-7 days and will naturally lighten by 40-60% within 40 days. To receive the best and longest lasting results, follow exact precare and aftercare directions. During the healing phase, microblading strokes can completely not take or scab off. The 2nd session is the “perfection session” done 6-8 weeks after the initial Microblading procedure. We will address the color, shape, and where strokes may have scabbed off or disappeared.

Before & After

Microblading Care

Before your Appointment & Restrictions

Please read on what not to do prior or post Microblading and all permanent makeup for the best results. Prior to your appointment, please come in with fresh clean skin and hair so that you can go a few days without washing or getting your eyebrows wet.

  • No Accutane 3 weeks before or after treatment.
  • 7 days prior to treatment, do NOT: get a facial, wax, tweeze, brow-tint, tan, use chemical peels, retinol, or any exfoliates or acids including Glycolic, Lactic, and AHA on the skin.
  • No Botox, fillers, or microdermabrasion 2 weeks before or after treatment.
  • Avoid the sun, steam, saunas, sweating and exercise 2 days before treatment AND 7 days after treatment.
  • If not on prescribed medication, avoid any blood thinners including vitamin E, fish oils, alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, and coffee 24 hours prior to treatment. Please let me know if you have prescribed medication for blood thinners.
  • No alcohol 24-48 hours prior to treatment.
  • Wash your hair and style with no hairspray products on the day of or night before your treatment

Microblading post-care is very important

For the best and longest-lasting results, PLEASE follow exact aftercare instructions. Only use the products given as any others may alter or extract pigmentation. Remember: your eyebrows are healing, and they may be red, inflamed, sore, be extra dark, itchy, flaky, and possibly even peel or scab off. Every result and person is different, and each one may or may not happen to you. Also, the skin’s natural response after microblading is to create lymph fluid, which can often flush out the pigment and scab the cut. You will see changes every day for up to 42 days. We will do the “Perfection Session” 6-8 weeks after your initial procedure for your final result.

Day 1: Starting exactly 1 hour after treatment, use PhiBrow Aftercare wipes every hour until bedtime. Wipe both eyebrows firmly and then apply PhiBrows Skin Candy ointment after each cleaning.

Day 2: In the morning, LIGHTLY cleanse eyebrows with cold-warm water and a sensitive skin face soap (Cetaphil preferably) for 30 seconds. Pat dry and apply PhiBrows Skin Candy ointment. In the afternoon and late evening apply Skin Candy only (no more water or cleaning the eyebrows until day 10).

Day 3-10: Keep eyebrows as DRY as possible. You may only apply PhiBrows Skin Candy ointment 3 times a day (2 times if you have oily skin). Pat dry if damp from shower.

Day 11-28: Eyebrows are 80% healed, faded in color, blotchy, etc. After day 15 you may use Aquaphor if needed and Skin Candy has run out. After day 20 you may use eyebrow makeup, but keep in mind you want your eyebrows to breathe as much as possible. During this healing and color process the faded color will return, resulting in the final color.

AVOID: Applying sunscreen directly to eyebrows, sweating, steam, saunas, hot tubs, pools, direct sunlight, chemical peels, Retinols, serums, waxing, exfoliating, facials, lasers, scratching or peeling eyebrows, Botox and fillers for 2 weeks. (Please inform your cosmetic technicians when your Microblading treatment was performed.)

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Frequently Asked Questions

To have gorgeous full, enhanced, more symmetrical eyebrows everyday! It saves time, money, and is super convenient. It lifts your overall facial appearance, bringing out the youthful radiant beautiful women you are. Those who suffer from hair-loss can have natural looking 3D hair-like eyebrows or a shaded Ombre makeup effect that lasts.

People who are pregnant, nursing or have keloid scarring. The following will need a physician’s approval: diabetes, heart conditions, epilepsy, HIV, TB, blood thinners, antibiotic allergies, eczema/psoriasis, skin conditions, MRSA/staph infections, frequent fainting or dizziness, and STD’s such as herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis.

The technique of Microblading and permanent makeup on the eyebrows is at the top superficial layer of the skin. Pain is minimal, but I do apply a topical anesthetic and can reapply the agent for the client’s comfort. Pain varies person to person.

Please call or email prior to booking your treatment for a phone consultation if you have questions or concerns. I am more than happy to discuss your current eyebrow situation and look forward to helping you gain your new eyebrow couture look and goals!

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