What is Microblading?
This procedure is no longer just for the rich and famous. It’s for anyone unhappy with their naturally thinning or damaged eyebrow hairs. Some of our clients describe the results they have gotten as life changing!
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that dramatically corrects or fully reconstructs thinning or disproportional eyebrows. This sophisticated technique includes manually depositing small and precisely placed molecules of pigment directly into the Dermis layer of the skin using sterile, disposable needles. The pigments used in this technique have been specially formulated to match your original eyebrow color, and if the eyebrows are still present, blend perfectly into them.
Your Microblading Artist will draw individual, fine hair strokes that yield more natural looking results. The procedure is nearly painless; a numbing solution and anesthetic are used to keep any discomfort to a minimal level. This procedure is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look and define the shape of his or her eyebrows. The results are the most natural looking hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present.
Microblading is a two-part process: the initial procedure is typically followed by a touch-up procedure 6 weeks later. At first, the brows will appear darker, but fade significantly over a two-week period. It is absolutely crucial to have a touch up done, as it is very difficult to predict how well the skin will retain the pigment.
What are some of the conditions Microblading can resolve?
- Lack of definition or hair loss
- Thinning brows (often caused by over-tweezing)
- Chemotherapy or Alopecia
- Lengthening shorter brows
- Defining and thickening thin brows
- Correcting asymmetry
- If you’re tired of wasting time & money on temporary unnatural alternative makeup techniques.
Some Frequently Asked Questions About Microblading
The purpose of microblading is to accentuate the natural features of the clients face. Microblading is softer than tattooing and is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Body tattoos use ink, whereas microblading uses “pigments.” These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur.
Microblading treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. Our specialists will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your second session and make any changes necessary. Multiple sessions are normal for microblading procedures, with each new client requiring a minimum of 2 visits. Your second session can be booked no sooner than 6 weeks after the initial appointment.
A topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
1) Sun exposure: The sun will soften the strength of the color; therefore SPF (50+) should be used once healed to prolong your retention. 2) Your choice of color: Some colors fade quicker than others (for example, a blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color). 3) Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Alcohol and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should not be taken prior to and following your appointment.
If you have a specific idea of what you want your brows to look like, bring in photos for our reference. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen. Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume. It is highly recommended that you avoid sun and tanning bed exposure for 30 days before and after your procedure as your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense for the first few days. Here’s a visual idea of what to expect while healing.
Yes, you must be 18 years or older to receive the microblading service at The Wax Specialists.
For precautionary measures, we do not perform microblading on pregnant or nursing women.
Absolutely! In addition to keeping our studio immaculate and at the highest standard of sanitary status, all needles are pre packaged, sterile, single use only and disposable. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards.
What NOT To Do
DO NOT allow water to contact the brows for a minimum of 24 hours. After 24 hours you may shower but avoid getting any soaps, shampoos or other cleansers on the treated area (for the first five days) as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.
DO NOT pick or scratch at any dry skin. As the skin flakes, let it fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It may appear as though the microbladed area has faded drastically. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Cosmetics of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your new brows.
DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum-based products while healing.
DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.
DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching creams) such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.
DO NOT thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.
NO exercising and/or sweating for at least 4 days after.
NO swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.
DO NOT soak your face underwater in a bathtub or hot tub, or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for two weeks.
Once You’re Healed
Sun exposure overtime can cause fading or discoloration of the pigment. Once you’re completely healed, it’s recommended to use SPF (50+) on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and/or a sunhat to stay protected. If you’re in contact with chlorine, it’s recommended to rinse and dry the area thoroughly.
Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, and chemical face peel products cannot be used near the treated area, as it could significantly lighten the pigment.
Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment – no sooner than 6 weeks later.