Unregulated by the State?

Much has been reported and said off the record about microblading lately. Not all was positive but yet it was positive for business. I get daily phone calls about microblading and all the good questions about retention, pain level, healing etc. I am glad microblading is being widely discussed.  It brings more attention to the industry as well as licensing.  Speaking of lisencing for microblading...it is regulated the same way our tattoo industry is...not too closely.  The Health Department however keeps an eye out for all the registered microblading specialists.  Make sure to ask your microblading professional for their health department lisence.  If they can't show it to you then please be caucious, it is very important to follow proper sanitation procedures while performing permanent makeup.  Side effects of poor sanitation can be as minor as infection or as major as Hepetitis. Another thing I'd recommend is looking at not only microblading before and after photos but also healed microblading photos.  I corect an average of one set pf poorly done brows per week.  They are very tricky to correct so please do your microblading homework! 

 

What To Expect After The Procedure

Immediately after the treatment the color will appear darker than it will eventually be.  This is because the pigment takes around seven days to enter the deeper layers of the skin.  After 7 to 10 days exfoliation will take place. The top layer of the skin will peel off leaving a softer color below.  The result is an natural looking brow enhancement. As the treated area heals some itching may occur. This is a good sign.

IT IS COMON TO HAVE SOME ARES FADE MORE THAN OTHERS AND TO PUSH (LOOSE) SOME OF THE PIGMENT THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS. SOME STROKES WILL APPEAR TO BE GONE BUT MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THEY WILL RESURFACE AS THEY OXIDIZE. WEEK 3 SEEMS TO BE THE 'SWEET SPOT' TO HAVE THE STROKES APPEAR AGAIN.

Previously tattooed brows may take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired results. Plan on scheduling the touch up within the first 2-3 months. 

 

Here is what you might expect for healed before touch up results if your aftercare is exceptional and your microblading professional was an expert

Here is what you might expect for healed before touch up results if your aftercare is exceptional and your microblading professional was an expert

You Are a Perfect Candidate If...

Depending on the drawing technique miroblading creates an individual look for each eyebrow. So called 3D eyebrows do not appear as a tattoo. The technique has its origin in Asia and is gaining popularity worldwide.

This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present. People suffering from alopecia or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as people who simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows.  If you have over-plucked your brows, have a scar running through your brow that causes a bald spot or have a shape of a brow that makes your eyes/face appear sad, angry, permanently surprised  etc. then you are a perfect candidate for this semi-permanent procedure!


How Is Microblading different From Permanent Cosmetics?

Microblading (or eyebrow embroidery) is a relatively new, manual method. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional hairstroke technique done by machine. It is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the epidermis. Because the color is closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. There is no “spilling” under the skin.

The difference to ordinary permanent make-up is that Microblading is not done by a machine. The pigments are manually placed into the skin. As with the handle of the machine the Microblading manual pen is equipped with sterile packaged blades (“slope” style, in U-shape or curvy.). The blade glides with gentle pressure over the skin and causes a fine cut. The cut is as fine as a paper-cut and you can hardly distinguish it from real hair.

Microblading Might Not Be For You If...

 

  • You are pregnant or nursing, hormones do funny things to our bodies and the chances of your tattoo lasting are much lower
  • You like the "done up" look even when you are not wearing any other makeup. This procedure is meant to make you look youthful aka natural full brow, not give you what is affectionately known in the beauty industry as "Instagram brows"
  • You have taken Acutane in the past year
  • You are diabetic
  • You are on chemotherapy  (consult a doctor)
  • You have a viral infection or disease
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have a pacemaker or have major heart problems
  • You've had an organ transplant
  • You have skin irritations or Psoriasis near treated area
  • You are sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • You've had Botox in the past two weeks
  • You have oily skin (results can not be guaranteed and will vary significantly)
  • You had or plan on having a chemical peel within 60 days of the procedure

 

Here is a picture (right after) of an alternative procedure that works well with oily/problematic skin called Ombre Brows.  This also happens (in my opinion) to have the best healed results,  superior even to microblading.  

Here is a picture (right after) of an alternative procedure that works well with oily/problematic skin called Ombre Brows.  This also happens (in my opinion) to have the best healed results,  superior even to microblading.  

What Happens During The Appointment?

• First we consult with you about your wishes and evaluate the condition of your eyebrows

•  Then some initial drawings of brow outlines are made on your face and corrected until your are fully satisfied with the results

•  We take photographs of the eyebrows and digitally check their symmetry

•  We match the color of the pigment to your hair color and skin tone

•  Thanks to some numbing cream the procedure is almost painless and the redness disappears in a day

•  The initial procedure takes about 2 hours and the touch up about 1 hour

 

How Long Will It Last?

How Long Will It Last?

• The durability of the pigment depends mostly on the skin type and life style (exposure to sun, cosmetic procedures, general health, etc.)

• The results of microblading can last from 1 to 3 years

• About a month after the procedure, the client comes in for a check-up and a touch-up (included in the price)

•  A touch-up once a year is recommended to retain the saturation of pigment

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So Why Microblading?

• Because every hair on the missing part of your eyebrow is drawn individually, which makes the eyebrows look as natural as possible

• Because you are fed up with filling up your eyebrows with a pencil every day

• Because you want to look natural and put together even when you wake up, relax on holidays or exercise

• Because the final look is adapted to your hair colour, skin tone and the direction of your eyebrow hair growth

• Because your face will look more youthful and brighter while you will be more confident

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Crazy New Trend or Here To Stay?

The beauty world is abuzz with a new word, MICROBLADING! And we are in love.  How could Asia and Europe be apprise of such a great feat in permanent cosmetics when here in the US we a lagging behind, but no more. With the influx of Eastern European Microblading Academies we are now well on our way to utilizing this great semi-permanent cosmetic technique.  

Microblading is a pulling or swiping motion with a curved needle. This results in a fine line or scoring of the skin into which color is delivered by multiple needles on a slight curve.  No tapping. We’ve learned to use microblading not only for fine, natural hair-strokes that don’t blur or spread but to use many hand-tool needles, in addition to the curved ones, in a microblading stroke or to correct wrong color of old tattoos.

Microblading can be a life changing event.  Put the finest hairs back into your eyebrows to provide the finest definition and dimension possible. We can control the shape and symmetry of the brows better than ever before. Truly the most natural way to do eyebrow hair-strokes, you'll need to receive microblading from experienced professionals.