Eyebrows frame the face, and when designed correctly, can add symmetry and definition to lift the eyes, give a brow lift and create a more youthful appearance. Our eyebrows are the windows to our emotions- happy, sad, excited, scared, or pensive. Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. Those with sparse or light eyebrows can enjoy beautifully shaped, natural looking brows created with single hair strokes which resemble small natural hairs for a fuller finish. The technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin may date back thousands of years.
What is the difference between microblading and permanent makeup?
Unlike Eyebrow tattoo of old, these are semi permanent and fade over a 2 year period naturally ,as the pigment is not placed as deep in the skin as tattoos one would get in a tattoo parlor. A medical grade pigment is used, which is hypo allergenic. The microblading procedure is done by hand with a technician pushing pigment into the skin with a small razor. The strokes can be very precise, but it requires a great degree of skill to get the pigment consistently into the correct area of the skin.
How long do the microblading results last?
This varies from person to person and a color refresh is recommended on average from 12-18 months after your initial microblading service.
How long does it take to do?
The procedure is split into 2 appointments, which are 4-6 weeks apart to allow for the healing process to complete. The initial procedure will take from 90 – 120 minutes, and your second appointment takes from 60 minutes.
Is the touch up session necessary?
Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment.
Can I get my touch up session sooner than 4 weeks?
Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 4 weeks after initial microblading session as pigment color has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.
Will they fade?
Your body’s skin changes over time and so will any permanent makeup coloration implanted in to the skins layers. However, this natural fading process takes years and touch ups are easily done as your colours fade over time.
Can I have my brows microbladed if I’m pregnant?
No you cannot have this treatment done, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.