THE PROCESS OF MICROBLADING
Microblading requires a two-step process to complete your full brow goals regardless of the amount of natural hairs present. During the healing time it is difficult to predict how well your skin will retain the pigment. The skin may push out pigment resulting in loss of color within the individual hair strokes. This is completely normal hence why getting a touchup within 4 weeks of the initial application is so crucial. Touchups are needed bi-yearly to retain the shape & color. If you do not keep up with bi-yearly or yearly touchups your brows will simply fade away over time.
Initially, the brows will appear darker, but can fade up to 40% over an average over the next two weeks. During the initial healing time it is extremely important to follow the aftercare instructions for best results.
The pigment used is thick-plant based and does not change color but fades slowly over time. It is 100% organic and vegan & considered semi-permanent.
A dedicated tool is used to deposit the pigment into the epidermis, the most superficial layer of the skin. Unlike body art and permanent makeup, the ink is much more degradable and a machine is used to deposit ink as apposed to the hand method. Body art and permanent makeup tattoos exist in the dermis, the deepest layer of the skin. This dedicated tool, as I like to call it, is a pencil tool that has a fixed blade with many tiny needles. The needles are 3x thinner than those used in machines and the depth of the pigment does not reach the dermis. What this means to you is it is not as painful of a procedure. The tools I use are one-time use and are sterile wrapped. They are disposed of after each client to ensure your safety.
I start by sanitizing and preparing your skin. Then I draw out the ideal anatomical brow shape and clean up any unwanted hairs that fall outside of the lines I've created. Patch testing is done while the numbing agent is on brow area. This allows us to commit to the ideal color and to rule out any risk of allergic reaction. I then apply the topical anesthetic and we wait about 20 minutes. I do not start tattooing until we both agree and are happy with the brow shape and color.The actual tattooing part is about 15-30 minutes depending on comfort and desired thickness or hair strokes needed.
People suffering from alopecia or any other condition that causes hair loss, like cancer and chemotherapy, as well as people who are simply unhappy with their eyebrows, greatly benefit from Microblading.