WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a procedure that is considered semi-permanent. It usually lasts 1-2 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look. It does not cut deep enough to affect the hair follicle or hair growth making it a safe and effective treatment.
WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
We encourage clients to go peruse our work and decide on their preferred eyebrows shape as this can be very subjective. Eyebrows come in many shapes and styles, from straight to arched, thin to bold. We will work with you to customize the best shape for you. In the week before your appointment, please check through the before care instructions on this site and follow them accordingly.
SHOULD I SHAVE OR TWEEZE MY EYEBROW BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
No, please leave as much hair as possible. Best results are obtained when the microblading artist can see the natural shape and growth pattern of the client's eyebrows.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE?
We will answer all questions from the client. Eyebrows shape will be drawn based on the discussion between the artist and client prior to the procedure. We will only start the procedure once the client approves the shape and color.
CAN I CHOOSE THE COLOR?
There is a range of Pigments to choose to match the natural or desired brow color. We advise to take skin tone and condition into consideration. We can also help you with choosing the right shade to suit your preference.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
For the first Microblading session, the procedure takes about 2-2.5 hours. Most of the time will be spent to draw the eyebrow shapes. The microblading session takes about 30-40 minutes.
IS IT PAINFUL?
The pain level for the procedure is considered to be none to mild. Prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area. The anesthetic will be reapplied during the procedure. Everyone's pain threshold is different as is their response to anesthetic. This depends on the client. Some say the feeling of the procedure is similar to having their eyebrows plucked while some feel nothing.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
We don't recommend having a cosmetic tattoo procedure prior to an event or a special occasion. The pigment color will darker before fading to a normal level and this could cause certain people to feel self conscious.. No down time is required after the microblading procedure. The color will fade by up to 30-40% as it heals. You will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal, 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 microblading. This is due to 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 A MUST AND WHEN SHOULD THAT BE?
Touch up session is not a must as everyone heals differently. Some heal very well and require no touch up, while some may lose some strokes or more. It very much depends on skin condition as well as after care. Results are never guaranteed. However, touch up’s should be done a minimum of 4-6 weeks post the initial treatment. This allows time for the microbladed area to heal completely before perfecting them on the follow up session.
AM I SUITABLE FOR MICROBLADING?
Usually the tattooed hair strokes will heal more blurred and soft on oily skin compared to those with normal to dry skin. You may need touch up sooner if your skin is oily, as the tattoo will fade faster. An additional 3rd session may be required on top of the complimentary touch up to perfect the results. Please understand that there will be additonal charges incurred for this. Combination brow ( microblading + shading ) is more suitable for oily skin.
WHAT SHOULD I BE AWARE AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
We recommend the “ Dry Heal” method, which means you need to keep the treated area dry, Do not to expose to any water, oils, moisturizers or heavy make up ( even the Tzone area ) for 7 days. Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
CAN I BRING MY FAMILY/ KIDS/ FRIENDS/ PETS ALONG?
Unfortunately, only the tattooist and client can be in the room during the procedure. No family/ kids or friends are allowed in the room.
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