Whether you are a victim of the overplucked 90’s brows or you just want fuller more shapely brows without hassles and pencils, then Microblading could be right for you
With eyebrow microblading, you can enjoy beautifully shaped, realistic looking brows created by individual hair strokes which are placed under the skin with the desired color pigment.
Microblading is a method of semi-permanent makeup as opposed to the traditional technique performed by a machine. It is done manually using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the skin. The strokes appear crisp and very fine to produce a natural looking brow. Optimal results typically require a perfecting visit 4-6 weeks after the 1st procedure. This allows enough time for the ink in the epidermis to naturally slough off and the color to settle into your skin.
This procedure is not right for everyone and a full consultation with Ashley, our Microblading expert, is required. Your Microblading appointment requires about 2 hours. Because of this, if you are a candidate and would like to proceed, a deposit will be required to hold your appointment.
Microblading results can create the look of fantastic, natural looking eyebrows. In order to achieve the best outcome, there are certain things required of you.
What to do before your appointment…
- No Botox, fillers, chemical peels, laser treatments or other cosmetic procedures 4 weeks prior
- No anti-aging, anti-acne creams, serums or lotions containing acids, at least 2 weeks prior
- No Retin-A/Retinols for at least 2 weeks prior
- No waxing, tinting or tweezing brows 3 days prior
- No tan or sunburned skin near the eyebrows on day of procedure
- No Aspirin, Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin), Naproxen Sodium (Aleve), Fish Oil, Vitamin E or any other vitamin supplements for 4 days prior
- No alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior
There are certain instances when a person is not a good candidate for microblading. Those include the following…
- Previous eyebrow tattoos (must be approved by Ashley prior to scheduling)
- Pregnant or nursing
- Under 18 years of age
- Eczema, Psoriasis, dermatitis, acne or any skin irritation/ wound near the eyebrow on day of
- Undergoing chemotherapy
- History of keloid or hypertrophic scarring
- Ill with cold, flu, sinus infection or other infectious diseases
Patients with very oily skin types may have difficulty holding the pigment and may require more frequent touch-ups. Oily skin types or large pores in the eyebrow/forehead area may not produce as crisp of “hair strokes” when healed.
On Day of Appointment
- Bring a list of medicines you take with you
- It is encouraged that you wear your eye makeup to the appointment for reference of color and shape
- No children will be allowed in the treatment room for this procedure so please make child care arrangements prior to the appointment
Topical anesthetic is used prior to and during the procedure. You may experience mild discomfort depending on your pain threshold. The procedure usually takes about 2 hours total.
ln order to achieve the best results possible, it is critical that you follow the after care guidelines:
Day One (day of treatment):
Wait 2 hours and let the wounds weep lymph. After 2 hours, wipe off the lymph drainage with a moistened cotton pad (bottled or distilled water). Repeat this every two hours the rest of the day. Apply a think layer of Zensa aftercare cream (provided to you) in the evening after wiping the last time.
In the am wipe down brows one LAST time.
Oily Skin: With clean hands, cleanse brows 2 times per day with warm water and a mild soap. If skin is mildly oily, apply Zensa aftercare cream once per day. If skin is very oily, do not use any aftercare cream. Normal-Dry Skin: With clean hands, cleanse brows in the evening only and apply a thin layer of the Zensa aftercare cream. You may apply Zensa in the morning as well, if needed, but DO NOT cleanse.
The following must be avoided during all nine days post microblading procedure:
- Increased sweating. It is recommended that you not sweat heavily for the 9 days after the procedure. Sweat contains salt and salt can cause loss of pigment in unhealed skin.
- Playing sports of any kind
- Swimming, sauna, hot bath, jacuzzi
- Tanning, tanning salons or spray tans. No sun tanning 10 days pre/post procedure
- Laser, chemical treatments or peels, exfoliant creams containing Retin-A or hydroxyl acids
- Picking, peeling or scratching the micro-pigmented area to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
- Performing heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement where there is a lot of airborne debris
- Makeup and eyeshadows containing mica, or glitter/sparkles around the brow area
Before showering, apply a layer of Zensa and keep your brows away from direct shower stream. Try to keep brows as dry as possible during your shower.
Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days. This is normal and will subside quickly with proper after care.
Healing of deeper wounds may last 7-21 days. Pigment may seem to flake, disappear and reappear over the next month. This is a natural part of the healing process and following proper aftercare will resolve this quickly.
Any questions or concerns, please call JEM (708) 942-1112.