Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique that involves using tiny, fine-point needles that make up a small, disposable blade. The needle finely scratches the surface of the skin, creating featherweight strokes on the epidermis layer of the skin.
The technique creates thin, crisp lines giving the illusion of realistic, natural hair strokes. With this technique, our artists can create a natural light finish to a bold brow look.
Microshading, or the powder-fill method, is more similar to a traditional tattoo, and involves the application of thousands of tiny dots of pigment, inserted into the skin, gradually building up a colour and defined shape.
If you are someone with oily or combination skin, or who fills in your brows regularly with pencil or shadow, then this is the method for you! It mimics the look of filled in brows, without all the effort each morning.
This technique combines both Microblading and Shading, creating the best of both worlds! In addition to our signature Microblading pattern, the Shading method is similar to a traditional tattoo, which uses an application of tiny dots of pigment that is inserted into the skin. This method creates the soft, feathery hair strokes of Microblading and the fullness and definition of Shading.
This technique can be fully customized for anyone who wants the fluffiness of Microblading and the dimension of Shading. Once healed, it creates a natural, yet defined brow.
How Long Will the Pigments Last?
Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade over time. The Microshading results can last anywhere between 1 - 2 years depending on skin type, lifestyle, age and how often you get touch-ups.
Your skincare routine will also have an effect on the longevity of the pigment. Patients who tan, use chemical peels or products with AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade faster as your skin will resurface faster.
THE HEALING PROCESS
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FIRST 6-8 WEEKS:
Intensified color and swelling are part of the initial stages of healing. Be patient. The intensity should regress within 7 days. The sensation can be comparable to that of a slight burn, and minimal scabbing and/or flaking may occur. Refrain from picking at your brows as you may run the risk of removing pigment in the process. The true vibrancy of your cosmetic tattoo is achieved between weeks 6 and 8; in the time leading up to then, you’ll experience a slight loss in color before it begins to regenerate as your skin naturally exfoliates.
Wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. During the shower, keep your face away from the showerhead or take a bath.
THE HEALED RESULTS
CARING FOR MY NEW BROWS:
To preserve your completely healed results, apply sunscreen regularly, hats and larger sunglasses are encouraged, and avoid overexposure to the sun. Chlorine, glycol acid, microdermabrasion, and other cosmetic products can lighten the pigment with repeated use. When getting any procedures, whether it be cosmetic or not, done to your face please let the individual performing the service know about your microbladed brows and continue at your own discretion. We are not responsible for any changes made to your brows in its reaction to any additional services you may receive.
DURING THE HEALING PROCESS, PLEASE AVOID THE FOLLOWING:
Direct water on the tattooed area for 4 days
The use of oils, vaseline and heavy creams on the treated area 4 days
Activities that will cause sweating for 7 days
Swimming pools, hot tubs, or other bodies of water for 14 days
Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause discoloration of the pigment.
Exfoliants, retinol acids or AHA’s on the area for 30 days after the appointment.
Massage, facials, or intensive skin treatments for 7 days.
Most clients require at least two sessions for ideal results. The 1st session builds shape and gains symmetry; the 2nd session is to perfect the brow and add density.
After the procedure, gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents the hardening of the lymphatic fluids.
The treated area will appear 2-3 shades darker as the skin heals and scabs as normal—Pat your brows 2 to 3 times a day with a dampened cotton round.
Brows will start developing a layer of scab. Continue keeping your brows dry and clean.
BEGIN APPLYING OINTMENT
The brows will be exfoliating and shedding the scab, revealing a much lighter brow. Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment on each eyebrow with clean hands.
Spread a VERY THIN layer of the ointment across the treated area every morning and night. Brows should not appear greasy, glossy, or shiny. If so, you used too much, as this can suffocate the skin and delay healing.
You may begin lightly cleansing your brows with any mild/fragrance-free cleanser. Continue ointment until your brows are no longer scabbing. Always remember to pat dry your brows before applying the ointment.
The color is now sealed under the skin and will begin to resurface and reveal its final color at 4 weeks. They may appear patchy or incomplete during this time until the follow-up appointment is completed.
Microblading normally last 1 to 3 years
Hybrid & Microshading normally last 2-4 years
Depending on your lifestyle, skin type, and aftercare, yearly touch-ups are recommended to maintain your results. An SPF is HIGHLY recommended to protect the pigmentation from sun exposure.
*If you have a serious medical emergency, please call 911*