Why do people get microblading?
Microblading is the fastest growing brow treatment in the world because they can give you natural well shaped brows. They don't look fake or over done. The opposite is true. People (yes, women and men including celebrities) who have never considered permanent cosmetics are getting it done. If you’ve grown accustomed looking at your eyebrows and can not see your brows because they have been damaged by a scar or the brows are translucent or over tweezed. From the pictures below, you can see it is not just a woman thing to reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked or damaged brows. If you need a temporary first step that could help define your brow shape or color, we do eyebrow extensions in our Salon. It is a way to play with the brows shapes and colors before making any final decisions. While microblade brows falls under the permanent cosmetics category it's much less invasive than getting an actual tattoo and it's only semi-permanent lasting 12-18 months. Artists use a digital pen or microblading tool to implant ink more superficially into the skin although, we do offer an hybrid tattoo that last longer if desired.
What's cool about Microblading is that the results are subtle but definitely darker and filled in...you don't want it to be too dramatic, as this is your everyday look. Tallia is an amazing artist working with the undertones of your skin and picking out colors that will be very natural.
So what else do you need to know about Microblading? (Besides the fact that it will give you ridiculously good brows without having to put in any daily effort!) Go ahead and try it or try Eyebrow Extensions first. It gives you back a few years and makes your face look complete!!
Q & A THE MYTHS
Myth #1 Don’t get your eyebrows wet for several days after your procedure.
Myth #2: Use A&D ointment on eyebrows for healing. or several days after your procedure.
Myth #3: If your skin is oily it’s best to use the “dry healing” method
Myth #4: I can go to the pool or the beach as long as I don’t get my head wet and use a hat during the first 7-10 days after the procedure and all will be well.
Myth #5: It’s only safe to do Microblading on the eyebrow area after the full effects of Botox have passed, which can take several months for some people.
Myth #6: Pre-numbing makes the skin texture different and impairs the successful outcome of your eyebrow microblading procedure.
Myth #7: If I am taking vitamin E, or blood thinners I shouldn’t get my eyebrow microbladed. Also I can’t use my retinoids or chemical peels after getting my brows microbladed.
Q & A THE FACTS
Fact #1 Fact: eyebrows should be washed (lightly, think finger tips, softly, luke warm water and sensitive skin soap) as soon as you get home in order to remove any drying blood or lymph that might be oozing out of your cuts. The cuts should be kept clean and dry, they should be able to "breathe"
Fact #2 Fact: A&D while very effective for machine (rotary, digital etc) tattooed eyebrows works horribly for pigment and color retention on microbladed eyebrows. Big no-no, unless you want your microbladed eyebrows to go away and never come back.
Facts #3 Fact: while eyebrows should be kept moist with aftercare AFTER the cuts have fully healed into a dry scab! Even oily skin needs proper aftercare, as weird as this may sound; once a thin layer of aftercare balm is applied in the microbladed area it also helps to control the levels of oil coming out of the pores. Remember: oily skin usually has difficulty retaining color because the oil coming out of the pores pushes the pigment out, but if the skin is moisturized enough, then it won’t have the need to produce this extra oil to begin with, think “fight fire with fire”, yeah, kinda like that, trust me on this one; I have been suffering with extremely oily skin and big pores all of my life myself and now the only thing that controls my oily skin is actually adding oil rich moisturizers! Go figure
Fact #4 Fact: If you go to the pool, beach, or any “hot” place you will end up sweating. And remember: sweat pushes the pigment out of the skin, especially during this crucial 1st 7-10 days.
Fact #5 Fact: Fact: My board certified plastic surgeons tell me that microblading can be done 10 days after botox application.
Fact #6 Fact This is by far the worst myth, which even the greatest microblading masters in the world insist into swearing it into an absolute truths: go ahead and make your patient feel comfortably, numb before you start your beautiful work! And potential patient: don’t you fear! No pain is near! So does the microblading application hurt? We take every precaution necessary to ensure the micro-pigmentation application is as pain free as possible. A wide range of medical grade anaesthetics are used for your comfort. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable, whereas other clients report no discomfort at all.
Fact:#7 Fact: If you are prone to bleed more than usual be sure to tell your artist about it, so he or she may proceed with caution and a lighter hand to prevent bleeding. Bleeding interferes with a successful procedure because the blood pushes out the pigments. After your procedure you can put any cream, or do any treatment on your face as long as you avoid your eyebrow area; the rest of the face and neck is ok to apply.
Sunburn - If you are hoping to get microblading done but have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn, it's best to wait until your skin has resumed it's normal color and wait until your skin has healed before booking in for a procedure
Look at her work. Make sure to see it healed as well. We can offer personal references to her previous clients on social media to hear their experience. The Salon maintains a hygienic environment for a safe experience.
Are there reasons why the skin would not accept the pigment or dye after your microblading procedure.
Recall that the microblading procedure is done by making small cuts into the dermal epidermal junction in the skin and placing pigment into the "well" that is created from these cuts.
The body then heals up over the pigment and the pigment remains in the dermal epidermal junction for 12-18 months.
This is what is supposed to happen in a perfect world and assuming everything goes the right way and the client follows the aftercare, but what happens if your pigment is coming out during this healing process, what then?
Let's go over all of the potential reasons this may be happening...#1. What your experiencing is a normal part of the healing process
Remember that some loss of pigment is a normal part of the healing process.
The best case scenario you can hope for is about 85% pigment retention before your touch up (about 6 weeks after the initial procedure).
That means you might be freaking out from the normal healing process.
Let me give you an example.
When the procedure is done, you will have a darken version of the final outcome. The pigment normally begins to to become patchy, then lighten up. On day 7 you might be freaking out thinking that all of the pigment is coming out, when in reality this is completely normal.
This cycle can cause an emotional roller coaster - but remember, you have to trust the process!
Follow the aftercare rules: “You will need to keep ointment on the brows for approximately seven days so the skin can repair itself". Also, don’t scrub or pick at your eyebrows
Be realistic about your expectations: Make sure that you understand what is possible for your face.
A few words tips on choosing your shape.
Make sure your artist draw in the brow first so you can see exactly how they will be shaped before he/she gets started on the permanent part!
Once they do draw them on make a few expressions and look at them from a few different angles. Even having them snap a photo of you from the side. A big mistake I see people making is just staring straight at the actual brows to make sure they look the exact same. Or expect your brows to match those of a celebrity or friend. You will drive yourself (and your brow person) crazy if you obsess over this. Don’t just look at your brows independently, evaluate them as they relate to your face. When you look in the mirror are they flattering your face? Do you like they way they accompany your expressions? Do they fit your personality? Do they bring out your features and bone structure?
Your face is unique, in fact each side of your face is unique and different so your brows can’t be cookie cutter, they have to fit you properly. We look forward to meeting you and giving you back your best facial feature.