Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent process of enhancing your brows shape, fullness, and color. Using a small handheld tool made up of several tiny needles, pigment is implanted under the skin with a technique called a “feather stroke” method. This gives the appearance of natural hair strokes for beautifully perfect brows.

Who is Microblading for?

Microblading is for anyone! Man or woman. If you want to look younger, healthier, and more vibrant permanent makeup does wonders.

What is the difference between tattooing and Microblading?

The main difference is that microblading is SEMI-permanent. Microblading is subtle – it is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Traditional tattoos use electric tools and ink while microblading procedures involve pigments (ours are organic) and an manual hand tool.

How long does Microblading last?

Everyone’s skin responds differently to the pigment, so there are many factors. The color can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Touch ups are recommended every 8 to 24 months depending on your skin retention. People with oily skin don’t seem to hold the pigment as long as someone with normal to dry skin. Excessive sun exposure can fade the color faster, which is why sunscreen on the brows is recommended. Not following the aftercare instructions can result in faded pigment as well.

Is Microblading painful?

A numbing cream is applied to the brow area 30 minutes before the microblading process begins. After the first pass, the numbing agent is applied again to make sure you are completely comfortable.

How long does the appointment take?

The initial appointment usually takes between 2 - 3 hours. The touch up session is typically 1.5 - 2 hours.

How long will it take for my brows to heal?

It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to set in. The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. Don’t be alarmed! This is normal and part of the healing process. The color will fade by 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. DO NOT pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the micro bladed area. The eyebrows will lighten in color as they heal.

What does after care entail?

Immediately after the procedure, mild redness around the eyebrow area is normal. This inflammation is part of the natural healing process. Showers are permitted; however, it is important to limit drying to tender “pat” touch. (Facial soap must be limited to “scent free” baby shampoo or Dial brand soap). The second day after the procedure you will wash your brows 1x a day for 3 days. Allow the eyebrows to dry heal; do not apply ointment/antimicrobial. After 3 days, with clean hands, apply a thin coat of antimicrobial ointment to your eyebrows until the eyebrow areas are healed. Do not expose your eyebrows to direct sunlight and tanning booths for 7-10 days. Use sunscreen with at least SPF30. Wear a hat as needed. Do not go swimming in the ocean, chlorinated pools, fresh water lakes or soak in a tub or jacuzzi until the eyebrow areas are completely healed. Do not perform gardening activities that may expose your eyebrows to dust, dirt, fertilizers, etc. until the eyebrow areas are healed. Do not allow the eyebrows to come in contact with animals until healed. The following signs and symptoms necessitate the need to seek medical attention include the following:

  • Fever
  • Swollen, tender eyebrows
  • redness
  • Discharge from eyebrows (green, yellow or foul odor)
  • Red streaks going from eyebrows toward the heart

How do you choose the color?

I always choose a color based on your skin tone and hair color, something to match your natural brows. As it heals, the color will fade significantly so we usually go a little darker than desired at the initial appointment.

How do you determine the shape?

Shape should be based on what fits the angles of your face, and your personal preference. I always carefully measure and "brow map", then confirm with my client to see how they feel about it. We then adjust, confirm, and proceed.

You are NOT a good candidate for Microblading if you:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Are diabetic

  • Have skin irritation in the eyebrow area (acne, rashes, etc.)

  • Are sick (please reschedule appointment)

  • Recently had Botox 

  • Have an illness that compromises the immune system

  • Have a history of keloids

  • Are undergoing chemotherapy (please talk to doctor for clearance)

  • Are on accutane or have been within a year of appointment


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