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1What is microblading?
Manual microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattooing. It involves the use of tiny needles that make up a small blade instead of a tattoo gun. During the microblading process, the blade is used to help deposit pigment under your skin.Microblading is a more permanent solution to thin eyebrows than the typical eyebrow penciling, powder or gel. Hair-like strokes are drawn with the tool to mimic natural hairs in your eyebrow.
2How is brow shape and color decided?
Melanie and Savannah evaluate your skin type and undertones, as well as your brow and hair color, natural growth patterns, face shape and bone structure. With your input, they design and shape the brow to something that looks both flattering and natural. Color is choosen to closely match your brown hair. Only hair sitting outside the desired shape is removed.
3Is it painful?
While pain tolerance varied from person to person, topical anesthetics are used during the session to maximize your comfort. Most clients experience minimal comfort and stay relaxed throughout the process. Clients can experience sensitivity immediately after the anesthetic wears off, but after that there's minimal tenderness and swelling.
4What will my brows look like immediately after?
After the microblading procedure, pigment on the surface of the skin begins to oxidize and appear darker. In 5-10 days, brows begin to flake and peel, sometimes creating a spotting appearance until the entire brow has finished exfoliating. After peeling, the epidermis will be thicker, which causes muting, hiding or diffusing of any pigment underneath. Over the next 2-4 weeks, the epidermis normalizes and the softened pigment blooms back to the surface of the skin.
5What should I expect once healed?
Healed results vary from person to person. Many variables affect your final results including skin type, tone, colors used, skin thickness, medications, medial conditions, lifestyle, amount of natural brow hair, aftercare and more. Due to these factors, results cannot be guaranteed. Most clients experience crisp immediate results that heal into a diffused and softer version.
6What often will I need a followup?
Microblading typically requires two sessions to complete most brows. The first session is used to create the shape and apply the first layer of pigment and texture. Each client heals and retains pigment differently. Once healed, you return in 6-12 weeks for an additional perfecting and layering session to complete your brows. Clients may need or desire a third session, but this is on a case by case basis. Maintenance is recommended every 12-24 months.
7What goes into microblading aftercare?
Clean the treatment area on the night of procedure and daily thereafter. Gently wash your eyebrows with an antibacterial fragrance-free soap, pat dry and then apply a thin layer of aftercare balm to the treatment area twice daily (once if you have oily skin), being careful not to over saturate. A thin layer is all you need. Melanie and Savannah will go over aftercare instructions with you in detail during your first appointment.