How Long Does a Microblading Appointment Take?
The microblading procedure lasts about two hours, depending on the patient’s desired results. A topical anesthetic is applied to the eyebrows at the start of the appointment to numb the area and increase patient comfort. Collaboratively, we will work to determine the best means to create your ideal results. Measurements and guidelines are used to ensure symmetrical, accurate and balanced results.
Once the numbing agent has set in, then we begin applying the pigment using the handheld needle pen. The tool is scraped across the eyebrows to allow the ink to penetrate the top layer of the skin and darken the eyebrows. Once the desired shape and thickness has been achieved, the appointment is over and you are free to return to your daily routine.
A second appointment is necessary to provide a touch-up to the eyebrows since a portion of the ink will not settle into the skin. The touch-up appointment is normally completed about one month following the initial treatment.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Microblading is a semi-permanent treatment, with most patients experiencing results for one to three years. The procedure can be performed as necessary for sustained results. Recommended maintenance appointments every 12 months to keep your brows looking shapely and well-defined for years to come.
What is Microblading Recovery Like?
Microblading is a safe and gentle treatment that produces minimal side effects. You may experience some mild redness or bleeding immediately following your appointment. Your eyebrows will scab over after about five days and will continue to heal for two weeks. Your eyebrows will also appear darker in color than desired, but they will continue to fade to the optimal shade over the first several weeks as some of the pigment is washed out.
Results are apparent immediately following the appointment, although they may not be visible due to scabbing and other side effects. Final results are typically visible in about six weeks, as the touch-up appointment is necessary to fill in areas that may fade at first.
Who is NOT recommended for Microblading?
Under the age 18 years old
Medication under Blood Thinner: Coumadin – Amount of bleeding and response to topical epinephrine will determine coverage per appointment. If excessive bleeding occurs extra appointment may be necessary for desired outcome or procedure may not be effective.
Cancers/Chemotherapy: Doctors clearance may be necessary.
Injectables / Fillers: Get permanent makeup first. Botox within two weeks prior to treatment.
Shingles: If you have shingles on your face wait several months to get permanent makeup.
Pregnant & Lactating Women
Serious Health Problems
Skin Lesions, Psoriasis, Eczema and diagnosed rashes or blisters on the site to be treated.
People with allergies to makeup or colors.
Those with easily triggered post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation are not good candidates.
Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV, or Hepatitis.
Are a hemophiliac
Have healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve disorder.
Tendency to “Keloid” or scarring
Accutane the past year, those on any skin medication which thin and over sensitive to skin.
Viral Infections or Diseases
How do I Prepare for a Microblading Appoinment?
We ask that you refrain from drinking any alcohol 24 hours before your appointment.
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to the procedure.
Do not take any Aspirin, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure.
No brow waxing, tinting, microdermabrasion or chemical peels 1-2 weeks prior.
Discontinue the use of Accutane/Retin-A or any other acne medication at least 6 months prior to the procedure.
No Botox/filler around the brow area or forehead 4 weeks prior.
On the day of your appointment limit coffee to one cup.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
A $100 non-refundable credit card deposit is required when booking your appointment. This deposit will be credited towards the total cost. Cancellations are required 12 hours in advance. If the client "no shows" or cancels on the day of appointment, the client will be charged 50% of the scheduled service price. If there are any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact the studio directly at (508) 455-2243.