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What is Microblading/3D brows?
Microblading is the most natural looking form of eyebrow tattooing done by manually depositing pigment into the second layer of the skin (dermis). The hand tool used allows the artist to create the look of real eyebrow hairs by tattooing very fine hair-like strokes in the skin with semi-permanent results that last only 12-18 months. This allows you to have results without having to commit to a ‘traditional’ permanent brow tattoo.
How long does it take?
Appointments can take anywhere from 2-4 hours, depending on the client, the procedure chosen and the client's capability to numb quickly.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing takes approximately 6 weeks. At that time, a touch-up is required to re-implant faded pigment.
Is the procedure painful?
Even though Anaesthetic is used prior to and during your session, pain threshold levels differ among individuals. Some clients may experience slight discomfort and a stinging sensation. You should not find this to be unbearable and most feel very little to no pain.
How long does microblading last?
Pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, therefore the color will naturally fade overtime. Typically brows last 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months.
What can I expect after the microblading procedure?
The healing process after a microblading procedure varies from client to client based on many factors. This could include, but is not limited to: the artist’s technique, pigments used, aftercare instructions, whether or not shading was done, as well as just overall how someone’s body and skin reacts to the procedure. Some of the most common things clients can expect after a microblading procedure are: Tenderness in the area, Pink or redness around the affected area, swelling, thickening and darkening of the area Moderate to thick scabbing will begin 3-4 days after the procedure. Scabs will begin to flake off anytime between days 5 – 10. After scabs flake off, pigment color and strokes will look light, grey, and blurry. After area is fully healed (4-6 weeks after procedure) the pigment will return to full color. Some areas may have faded out during the natural healing process. This cannot be predicted, as everyone heals differently. At the 6-week touch up, any faded pigment will be re-implanted.
Who is NOT suited for Microblading?
Please disclose any medically conditions when booking an appointment. Some conditions may require written permission from your doctor. Oily skin does not hold pigment as well as other skin types. Strokes may not heal as crisp and client may experience less pigment retention. Another session (in addition to the 6-week touchup) may also be required to perfect it. If needed, there will be an additional $100 maintenance fee to cover the procedure as well as the additional supplies required. If your skin does not seem to retain pigment as well, Ombré Brows & Combo brows may be a better option for you. Women who are pregnant or breast feeding, people who are undergoing or have undergone chemo recently, people who are using Accutane, people with heart conditions or using heart medications, people using topical steroids, people with diabetes (will require a physician’s note), people who are on blood thinners (must have discontinued use within the last 30 days), people with skin disease or irritations, people who have had Botox in the last 2 weeks, people with that have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 3 weeks, people who are allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine, anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician’s note.
What if I've had my Covid vaccine recently?
You need to wait 14-21 days before or after your vaccine for Microblading, as there have been reactions with permanent makeup prior to those time frames.
Is the 6-week touch up necessary?
YES! Microblading is a 2-step procedure and is not considered complete until after the touch up.
Should I shave my eyebrows prior to my appointment?
Absolutely not, it is desirable to have as many natural hairs as possible to achieve a natural look. Microblading is built from your natural brow.
What type of pigments do you use?
I use both inorganic and organic high quality pigments to serve every clients needs.
Can I wear makeup on or around my eyebrows?
You should not use any kind of foundation or makeup on or around your brows for up to 10 days after. Eye makeup is okay as long as it does not come in contact with the eyebrows.
Can I work the next/same day?
Yes, swelling and redness will subside within 24 hours but should not be uncomfortable/unbearable. The color of your brows will be dark for the first few days but will soften.
Does it hurt after?
The area can be a little sore for the first few hours and tender to touch for a couple days.
Is there a risk of infection?
As with any procedure involving open skin, there is a minimal risk of infection. As long as strict hygiene standards are maintained and post-care instructions are followed, this should not be a concern. Eyeconic uses only sterile single use needles and hand tools from sealed packets, which are then disposed after each use. This eliminates any possibility or concern of contamination for my clients.
What is the difference between microblading, ombre (powder) brow and hybrid (combo) brow?
Microblading is the traditional "hair stroke" method that resembles an actual hair look. Hair stroke, as the name suggests, involves cosmetic tattooing on tiny lines/strokes in a design that gives the appearance of hair. Hair-strokes alone, with no background, do require more re-touching than other methods but is the most natural appearing method. Powder-fill gives a more defined, solid appearance, and is usually a longer-lasting option. Another good, longer lasting option can be a combination of these, where a lighter powder-fill will be done at the first appointment, then hair-strokes over the top, to give texture and a realistic, hair like appearance. We can discuss these options and what would give you the best result and your consultation.