Microblading is a semi permanent brow tattoo that uses a blade to create small strokes to mimic brow hair. Brow shapes can be perfected, fullness can be added, and symmetry can be obtained with this simple solution. Microblading consists of a minimum of two sessions: the initial session and the perfecting session. It can require more touch ups depending on your skin type and other factors. Microblading has been around for many years and has reached a new level of popularity. Here are some F.A.Q's about the procedure, please reach out if you have any questions that I haven't covered :)
How long does the consultation take and what does it cover?
The consultation takes about 30 minutes. Within that time, I map your dream brows, talk about color, aftercare, what to expect during the procedure, and go over any questions you may have. This is normally scheduled the same day as your first session, but can be scheduled on a different day if needed.
How long is the procedure?
The initial session including the consultation takes anywhere between 2 to 2.5 hours. The perfecting session will be closer to 1 hr long, but it varies per client.
What is a perfecting session?
The perfecting session is the first touch up session. It is scheduled 4-6 weeks after the initial appointment. At this point we will address any change in shape or color that you may need/want. I also go over any strokes that have faded. Fading is a normal part of the process, with some strokes fading more than others, and these are corrected in the perfecting session.
How long does it last?
Microblading lasts anywhere from 1-3 years on skin type, age, lifestyle, and skincare routine. Touch ups are recommended every 12 to 18 months.
How long does it take to heal?
Immediately after the initial appointment, the brows will be red and the pigment will appear to be very dark. Within the following days, the strokes will begin to dry and may scab, scabbing is normal and must not be messed with. It takes about 2 weeks for the skin to heal, and about a month before the pigment completely sets.
Who isn't a good candidate for microblading?
Those who are currently using Accutane, heart medication, have medical conditions such as heart conditions, have skin diseases or irritations, have had botox in the last two weeks, have had chemical peels, recent deep tans, allergy to lidocaine or other numbing agents.
Those who are pregnant or have diabetes require a doctors note clearing them for the procedure.
Can you touch up some one else's work/cover up a previous tattoo?
In some situations yes, but if this is the case please schedule a consultation so that we can make sure we can do this for you.
Is microblading painful?
The pain varies from mild to none, although every body is different. It is recommended to avoid scheduling your appointment if you are menstruating as this could cause discomfort during the procedure.
Should I wax my brows before I get them microbladed?
Avoid tweezing, plucking, waxing, and threading at least two weeks before your initial appointment. During your appointment I will shape your brows before we begin the procedure.
Is there an age limit?
You must be 18 years of age to get microblading.
How much does it cost?
Microblading starts at $350. This includes the initial consultation, first session, aftercare products and instructions. Any additional touch up sessions are $150.
Is a deposit required to book an appointment?
Yes. To ensure your booking time and date, 20% of the total amount is due as a deposit to hold the appointment.