Microblading


MICROBLADING

Microblading, also known as Eyebrow Embroidery is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. The procedure is done using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look. Microblading is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration. 

Price:

Full brow work: $370 

Service includes one free touch up within 4-6 weeks after initial session. Past 4-6 weeks, a nominal fee may be charged. First session, 2:30-3 hours, touch up 1:30-2 hours.

Additional touch up: Within 4 weeks after last session $50 . Within 6 weeks after $75

For returning clients who want an additional touch up session after their initial microblading and touch up session. 

Yearly touch up: $250 

For returning customers, within 12 - 18 months. After 18 months, regular price in effect. Service includes one free touch up within 4-6 weeks after initial session. Past 4-6 weeks, a nominal fee may be charged. First session, 2:30 hours, touch up 1:30-2 hours.

New client touch up: $370 

For new clients who are in need of a touch up with brows previously done by another artist. Our 'Beauty&Brows' technician will determine amount of work required and price will be set prior to session. Service includes one free touch up within 4-6 weeks after initial session. Past 4-6 weeks, a nominal fee may be charged. First session, 2:30-3 hours, touch up 1:30-2 hours.

Consultations are free.

Price will be determined by technician during consultation or at appointment prior to the start of session.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take?


For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 2.5-3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection.  Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.

The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 4-6 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.


How long does it take to heal?


The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after microblading procedure.  It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.


Is the touch up session necessary?


Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled.  Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!


Can I get my touch up session sooner than 4 weeks?


Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 4 weeks after initial microblading session as pigment color has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.


Is it painful?


The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none.  Prior to the procedure your brow technician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure.  Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine. 

After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal.  Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn.  Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.


How long does it last?


Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime.  Microblading typically lasts 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. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.


What are the Pre and Post care procedures?


In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions. 


Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:


*Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 72 hours.  

*Avoid tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone.

*No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.

*Feel free to come in with their brow makeup on so our technician can see your every day look you prefer. 

*Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed. We will then work together to create the perfect brows! 


After Care Process

* The Microblading healing process can be quite suspenseful for new clients.

 * Attached is a little chart for my clients so they have some reassurance while they are healing.

* It is important for anyone considering a cosmetic tattoo to know that it is a MULTI-STEP PROCESS!

* Some may even require more than one * Touch-Up appointment to achieve desired results. 

*  In addition to this, it takes a total of 4-6 weeks to see final healed results!

* It's important not to get the brows wet during the healing process other than wiping your brows on day one.(5-7 days)

* Do not immerse brow area in water for 14 days. When showering, make sure to avoid face area. When cleaning or washing face, make sure to avoid brows and clean around it.  

* Use the healing balm given to you at your appointment on the day one after drying your brows. 

* On days 2-7 only apply thin layer of healing balm when brows look dry, feel tight or itchy. 

Keep eyebrows and face out of the sun for 14 days. Then after 14 days use sunscreen to aid longevity of your eyebrow tattoo. 

* As instructed apply the healing balm with freshly washed hands or a Q-tip.  * *Never touch the procedure area without washing your hands immediately before. 

* It is very important to dab eyebrows completely dry after shower or during strenuous workouts to prevent moisture from penetrating. 

* Do not scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake by itself. If it is removed before it is ready the pigment underneath it can be pulled out.

*  Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 10 days. * Microbladed area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections.

* After your brows are completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine. 

* Avoid scrubbing the area. 

* Use sun block after the procedure area is healed to protect from sun fading. 

 FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN 

INFECTIONS, PIGMENT LOSS, OR DISCOLORATION. The master is not 

responsible for any retention or healing issues if after-care is not followed correctly. 

 



Who is not suitable for the procedure?


Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates: (no exception)

Using Accutane

Have heart conditions or using heart medications

Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)

Have skin disease or irritations 

Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks

Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks

Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine

Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note. 

Pregnant or nursing clients who want to microblade can be done at your own discretion. We suggest discussing with your doctor first. Microblading is still considered a tattoo, and just like with wine or sushi consumption, it is a personal choice to do so during this period.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason. Our brow technicians make the decision to microblade an individual based on their own discretion. Hair stroke technique will not work on everyone  *


Risks and complications?


We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilized equipment, new needles and in a sanitized environment.  Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications .  Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. We suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:

Topical makeup products

Gold, silver and nickel

Hair dyes

Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior


What if I do not like it?


As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly.  We always recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists' work and portfolio when making their decisions. Our brow technicians will do their utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.


What are your cancellation or missed appointment policies?


Clients are able to cancel or reschedule appointments at anytime with a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to the appointment time, otherwise a fee will be charged. To book a reservation, you must provide a valid credit card that is in your name. No charges will be made at time of booking.  For a more detailed list of policies and associated fees, please click here. To cancel or reschedule, please email or call us.  Clients can also do so by selecting the 'View Appointment Details' button on their confirmation email to reschedule themselves online. Confirmation of cancellation will be done by email or phone. We reserve the right to refuse service to clients who have cancellations or rescheduling of appointments 3 times in a row. 


Still have more questions?

Should you still have more questions or inquiries, feel free to give us a shout at 813-605-1953 or email us at info@beautybrowsbar.com