What is microblading?
Microblading, also less commonly known as “eyebrow embroidery”, is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that allows you to dramatically correct or fully reconstruct any lost or thinned eyebrow hairs with the use of a medical grade, disposable pen-like instrument containing fine needles that are three times thinner than regular tattoo needles. The hand-held instrument gently deposits a special pigment into the basal layer of the skin, to create crisp, hyper-realistic, hair-like strokes that are virtually indistinguishable from real hair.
Will I still need to fill in my eyebrows?
Microblading creates the illusion of a thicker/ fuller natural eyebrow for an everyday realistic look however brow powder may still require to achieve a full makeup look. Please keep in mind that this is not a solid-filled tattoo and is rather tiny hair-strokes that make up the shape of your desired brow. (See portfolio for examples).
Does it hurt?
There is some discomfort associated with this procedure – however as everyone’s pain tolerance is different, it varies for each individual. To help lower the discomfort, a topical anesthetic will be applied prior to beginning that will help numb the area.
How long does the full procedure take?
The consultation, shaping of your brow, numbing and blading procedure usually does not exceed 3 hours.
How long does a touch-up take?
These sessions can take anywhere from 45 minutes – 2 hours depending on the level of touch-up needed.
What does my initial appointment include?
Your first appointment will include a shaping/color consult, design, and microblading procedure.
Do my existing eyebrows need to be shaved off?
Most definitely NOT! Please do not tweeze, thread, wax or modify your eyebrows in any way for as long as possible, and no sooner than two weeks. Your regular brow maintenance of tweezing, threading, waxing and/or tinting may continue once the brows have healed.
What is the recovery time?
Healing time varies greatly for each individual. As everyone has different skin types – there is no “set” heal time – however many clients experience a fully healed brow within 7-12 days. The first 2-3 days, your eyebrows may appear much darker and red. This is completely normal! As your skin begins to heal, it may push out excess pigment as well as form scabs over the strokes. It is best to not wear product or makeup on your eyebrows for at least 7 days and it is recommended that you plan your session far enough in advance for any events post procedure.
How long does it last?
Microblading is semi-permanent procedure and therefor will fade over time. Most client’s will experience a lifespan anywhere from 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature).Oily skin with large pores typically has a shorter life-span, however Microbeauty.US specializes in oily skin clients and offers a technique and aftercare method that holds better than typical microblading procedures done elsewhere. 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.
Will I need a touch-up session?
For most clients, microblading does require two sessions in order to achieve the desired look. The first session we will design your desired shape and lay down the first level of hair strokes. Based on your level of retention, your touch-up session may require additional hair-strokes and/or touching up any areas that had issues retaining the first time. This varies for each client and will be evaluated during your second session. Please make sure to book ahead of time to lock in any listed pricing. Please make sure to book ahead of time, as we book out weeks to a month in advance .
How long does the touch-up session take?
6-8 Week touch-up sessions can take anywhere from 60 minutes to 2 hours depending on level of pigment retention, natural amount of hair growth, and overall quality of heal. Please allow up to 2 hours for your touch-up session. Yearly maintenance sessions can take upwards of 3 hours.
Will I need to maintain my brows?
Yes! Similar to other cosmetic procedures, touch-up sessions are suggested to upkeep your shape and pigment saturation. A yearly touch-up is recommended to extend the life of your new brows. Aftercare also plays a significant role in your microblading lifespan & an instructional sheet will be given to you at your appointment.
Do I need to prep my brows before my session?
It is not necessary to wax, tweeze, or thread your brows prior to your session – I will clean up any stray hairs that fall outside of your new shape – however if you do decide to come pre-prepped it is important to do this at a minimum of 3 days prior to your appointment to avoid skin irritation.
Do you use one eyebrow shape for everyone?
No! I do not believe in the phrase “one size fits all,” & I treat every face with a fresh look vs. a standard “pattern.” I will build a custom eyebrow shape based off of your facial structure as well as your desires and it will be bladed based on your natural hair growth pattern.
Can this procedure be done on anyone?
Unfortunately, similar to any cosmetic procedure – not everyone is a candidate. Due to many factors, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not eligible for microblading services. Clients with previous tattooed eyebrows also may not qualify for microblading (depending on level of pigment/scarring.) If you’re unsure if you are a candidate for a microblading session, please contact me directly before booking.
Can I book a touch-up with you if I have had microblading done somewhere else?
Yes – however, this is not considered a touch-up session. If your brows were tattooed ( including microblading, soft tap, powder brow) elsewhere, you will be required to book a corrective session. Microblading is not one-size fits all and artist do not use the same tools, pigments, and patterns – because of this, your brows will need to be redone entirely in order to allow for a cohesive heal. Client’s who have had previous work done, often have minor to major scarring which extends the appointment time and requires a longer secondary touch-up session.
How do I book an appointment?
I would absolutely be honored to give you your dream brows! Please fill out the form located in the Contact section of my website and include a picture of your eye brows or you may book it online by Clicking the Booking tab. I will reach out to you with my soonest availability as quickly as possible. All sessions require a $100 non-refundable retainer. This fee is to hold your appointment day/time. Please understand, that once your appointment is booked, it is blocked off the calendar from other potential clients. For this reason any appointments that need to be rescheduled, must be made at least 5 days in advance to receive credit. This credit can be applied to a new appointment at a later date without penalty. Appointments cancelled last minute and/or no call, no shows, will result in a forfeited deposit & a new retainer will be required to re-schedule. Your appointment includes: – Consultation and Design – Custom Eyebrow Shaping/Stencil – Microblading treatment. ***Last minute appointment rescheduling for touch-ups will incur a rebooking fee.
Can I book a consultation?
I do not offer in studio consultations, however, I do offer free online consultations. If you ever have any questions or would like me to look at your current shape, please feel free to email me and I’d be more than happy to chat with you about your options!