With our bespoke approach, every brow is tailor made to frame and define your face. Imagine waking up every morning with the perfect set of brows.
Am I A Candidate For Microblading?
The process of microblading goes beyond finding the perfect technician for you, it is important first to determine whether or not you are a candidate for microblading. Unfortunately pre-existing skin and health conditions, skin treatments, and more can compromise pigment retention and overall effectiveness of microblading. It is one of my top priorities to provide the best possible results for my clients. Before booking your appointment please read the following list of microblading contraindications. If any of the following apply to you, you may not be a fit candidate.
• Under the age of 18
• Pregnant or breastfeeding
• Psoriasis or eczema on brow area
• Using medication such as Accutane or antibiotics
• Currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation
• Have received botox and/or fillers in the past 4 weeks
• Have any open wounds or sores on brow area
• Prone to keloid scarring
• Using latisse and/or any eyebrow growth serum. These serums can cause hypersensitivity in the area causing excessive bleeding.
• Have taken drugs or alcohol 48 hours prior to appointment
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup technique, similar to eyebrow tattooing that uses advanced tools and pigments. It is done by manually depositing specially created pigments into the dermis of the skin, using a unique formation of needles that allows the creation of hair-like, feathered strokes. The blade delicately scratches the surface of the skin, much like a paper cut, mimicking the hair strokes so realistically. Unlike traditional tattoos, which go seven layers deep into the skin, microblading requires only two layers. The purpose of microblading is to enhance and frame your face with the result of natural-looking, beautiful eyebrows.
Does Microblading Hurt?
Prior to the procedure, you will be numbed with a lidocaine cream which reduces the amount of pain experienced. There is still discomfort to be expected, as we are breaking the skin. Most clients agree that the pain felt is comparable to that of a continuous cat scratch on and around the area. Although skin thickness varies from person to person, as does their pain threshold, so everyone will have varying experiences.
Touch- Up Sessions
After your initial appointment, it is required to return for a touch up session, which is performed 6-8 weeks following your initial visit. This appointment is important for optimal results. It allows the technician to add strokes, where they may not have taken the first time or to thicken/darken the brows, if requested. Even if you do not feel that a second session is necessary, it is important to return for the technician to assess your retention and results in person.
Is Microblading Permanent? How Long Will it Last?
Microblading is considered a semi-permanent tattoo. The difference that makes this technique ‘semi-permanent’ is the depth of which the pigment is implanted. We do not reach the layer of skin that a traditional tattoo would, which is why microblading is expected to fade over time. There are many other factors that will affect your tattoo such as: skin type, natural skin exfoliation, sun exposure, medications and the use of cream/chemicals. To maintain the colour and shape it is advised to return for a touch up every 1-2 years.
I Have Had Previous PMU on My Brows, What Are My Options?
If you have existing permanent makeup on your eyebrows, it will be required to have a photo sent of your current brows, prior to booking your appointment. We will advise you of your best options, which may include removal. Depending on skin type, pigment saturation, scarring, discolouration, etc. it may not be possible to go forward with microblading. Please note that all new clients are subject to pay the cost of an initial appointment whether or not they have had previous work done (Not performed by All About The Skin).