What is microblading?
Microblading is a manual permanent makeup technique using a special blade to draw pigments into the skin. With skillful use, it allows creating very fine lines for a more natural look.
How long does a procedure take?
The whole procedure takes about 2.5 hours including the initial consultation on shape and color when I draw with a pencil as we decide for the ideal shape. There is some time needed for the application of the anesthetics.
Why I need one-month touch up?
In most cases, a one-month touchup is needed to fill in where the color didn’t take evenly. There are many factors that decide how the color stays and there can be small spots where lines are not even or some color is missing.
Is it the same as a tattoo?
It is a form of a tattoo, although the technique and the pigments used are different.
Is it permanent? How long does it last?
It’s semi permanent, the color will fade with time, generally you need to touchup every 11- 18 months depending on type of skin (oily skin makes color fading faster), activity and how you take care of them. You should avoid strong sun, whitening cream and laser treatment on permanent makeup area. The good thing with fading is that it makes it possible to change the shape and follow different fashion trends.
Is it safe to get permanent makeup?
Absolutely, I follow strict hygiene and sterilization procedures that conform to OSHA using disposable needles and sterilization of equipment as required. You’re in very safe hands.
Is it painful?
Not painful. I use a topical anesthetic which is applied prior and during each procedure to numb the epidermis and help ease any discomfort. You will feel a bit burning just about 1 minute.
Will it look natural?
Yes, I try the best to make your eyebrows look like real eyebrow hair. Immediately after the treatment the color will appear stronger and darker. Within the first 7-14 days, during the healing process, you can lose approximately 30-40% of complete color.
Can I see beforehand how it will look?
Yes, during the consultation, I draw the desired shape with a pencil. I usually also make suggestions depending on the shape of the face and the existing eyebrow hair.
What color should I choose?
For best result, the color should match the existing eyebrow hair. If there is no eyebrow hair at all, the color should match the color of the hair.
Do you have to shave off the eyebrows?
No, however if a different shape is desired, it could be necessary to shave off around the outline.
I have no eyebrow hair at all. Will it still look natural?
The method I use results in very natural looking eyebrows even if there are no eyebrow hair at all.
I like my eyebrows, but need to improve the shape and make it more even. Can I do it with permanent makeup?
Yes, definitely. It is possible to change the shape or fill in any gaps for more symmetry. This will eliminate the daily makeup procedure of the eyebrows.
When will I see the final result?
There is a healing period of 7 – 14 days. The second day after the treatment, the color looks darker. 4 – 7 days after the treatment there are some tiny scabs and the looks are not the best. The real color appears after about a month.