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MICROBLADING   101

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What is Microblading?

How is it done?

Microblading is a permanent makeup technique done with a manual tool - a blade that consists of 12-18 tiny needles - to make a thin incision on the surface of the skin that imitates natural hairs. Think of the thin incision as paper cut deep. 

 

Pigment is deposited into the skin during each hair stroke pass and during the procedure to ensure pigment retention. The result is natural and has a 3D effect.

 

Unlike eyebrow tattoos, Microblading does not go deep into the skin. Tattoos go deep into the Dermis while Microblading is placed in the Epidermis. Because of this, Microblading fades over time and needs to be touched up every 1-2 years.

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How long does it take?

The treatment takes 2-3 hours and is divided into 3 parts.

Consultation - you will discuss with your artist your wishes on your brow shape and style. The artist will help determine the best brow shape and pigment color that best matches your natural hair color and works with your skin tone.

Brow Mapping - During this time, the artist will clean and map your brows. Taking the artist suggestions into consideration, this is the time to let the artist know if you like the brow shape outlined. 

Procedure - Once you are satisfied with the brow shape, numbing cream will be placed on your eyebrows and is left on for 25-30 minutes. The numbing cream is then removed after this time and the artist can begin the procedure. 

The actual procedure takes about 2 hours.

Who is the right candidate for Microblading?

Unfortunately, Microblading isn't right for everyone.

It is not safe to do Microblading on people who suffer from certain conditions:

  • Diabetes (unless cleared by a Doctor)

  • Cancer or people going through chemotherapy
    (unless in remission for 6 months and cleared by a Doctor)

  • Epilepsy or autoimmune disorders

  • Bleeding disorders

  • People on blood thinning medications

  • People with viral infections or diseases

  • People with skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing

  • People with oily skin (if you have oily skin, microblading is NOT ideal as the oil produced can cause your hair strokes to heal lighter and softer than an ideal defined hair stroke. Combo Brows or Powder Brows is recommended for better pigment retention.)

How should you prepare before your Microblading appointment?

The following treatments should be avoided within 4 weeks of the procedure:

  • Botox injections or fillers

  • Chemical Peels

  • Laser Treatment

7 days before the procedure:

  • Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn. Your skin should not be in the process of healing before procedure.

  • Brow service - Avoid plucking, waxing, threading or any hair removal service. This can also trigger the skin healing process.

  • Do NOT use Retino/Retin-A, Accutane or other anti-aging/acne creams.

  • Do NOT apply serum containing acid.

48 hours prior to your appointment:

  • Do NOT take Aspiring, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, Omega-3, unless medically necessary. (Tylenol or Acetaminophen is okay!)

  • Do NOT use Nicotine or Cannabis.

24 hours prior to your appointment

  • Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.

  • Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine before the procedure.

  • Do NOT take pre-workout drinks.

Aftercare

How should I take care of my brows after my appointment?

Aftercare is crucial to ensure the best results. Keep in mind that every persons skin responds differently to Microblading and each Artist has their own recommended aftercare method.

 

Post Appointment (1st hour):

  • 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 hardening of the lymphatic fluids.

Post Appointment (7-10 days):

  • Gently wash your eyebrows daily - morning and night - to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!) 

  • Use a gentle soap or an unscented cleanser like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or baby shampoo.  With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the area.

  • Rinse the area gently ensuring all the soap is rinsed away.

  • With a clean tissue, gently pat the area. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.

  • Apply a tiny, rice grain amount of ointment provided by your Artist 2-3 times a day with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area.

  • Do not over apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The product should be barely noticeable on the skin. Your skin needs to breath.

Things to avoid:

  • Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.

  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure.  Wear a hat when outdoors.

  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,

  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.

  • DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.

When showering:

  • Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair.

  • Your face should only be getting wet only at the end of the shower.  

  • Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

COVID-19

Can I have a permanent cosmetic procedure after my Covid-19 vaccine?

Based on the available information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, permanent cosmetic procedures must be avoided 14 days prior and 14 days after a COVID-19 vaccination due to possible delayed reactions to vaccines.

We PracticeCOVID-19 Safe Workspace

Please Wear a Mask

PMU Artist and guests are required to wear a face covering in the studio.

Safety Check-Ins

Your temperate will be checked before entering the studio. You will be required to fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire 1 day prior to your appointment to make sure all guests are symptom-free and haven't been caring for someone sick in the past 14 days.

Guests Only

To maintain social distancing, please come alone to your appointment. No exceptions!

If you feel unwell, please notify The Brow + Lash Studio prior to your appointment in order to reschedule.

Cleaning & Sanitation Standards

All stations, tools and products are being thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between every service.

We can assure you that all tools and products used are clean, sterile and disposable for your safety and ours.

Sanitize Together

We will provide hand sanitizer/hand washing stations available for both guests and employees.

We invite everyone to sanitize their hands before every appointment.