What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of tattoo artistry/permanent makeup where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. It creates hair-like strokes with the tool to mimic natural hairs in your brows. However, it's not as deep as the regular tattoo, yet it's still considered a tattoo because pigment is implanted under the skin.
How to prepare?
It is recommended to stop taking aspirin, or the use of retinol for one week before your treatment. "Retinol makes the skin thin which can cause bleeding more than usual. In addition, Avoid blood thinners, aspirin, and alcohol."
Is Microblading Painful?
Pain is relative. "Some may feel more paim than others. Overall it feels like little scratches. You feel it, but it's not unbearable. However, if required there is a topical numbing cream which will help throughout the process to help with discomfort.
Aftercare is essential
It is highly important to protecting freshly bladed brows from all moisture–no sweaty workouts or washing your face with water. Some patients experience itching and redness during the first week, which Vaseline can alleviate. Brows will look slightly darker at first, but the color will fade 30 to 40 percent. Aftercare ointments are provided during your first appointment. Furthermore, there might be a slight redness and mild swelling which is normal.
Keep in mind a 6-8 Week Follow up is required. Your first appointment procedure results can last 1- 2 years however touch up sessions are recommended every 12-18 months.
• Gently apply the aftercare ointment (A & D) with clean, washed hands or with sterile Q-Tips.
• Don’t get your brows wet for the next 10-12 days. This includes saunas, steam rooms/baths or sweat. Apply A & D ointment before showering and avoid putting your face directly under the shower head. Apply every hour for 24 hours.
• Reapply regularly when eyebrows feel dry or brow skin feels taught. Apply just enough product to moisten them, if your brows still visibly have product on, there is no need to apply more. Too much ointment can cause the scab to lift prematurely and affect the healing process.
• Do not wipe off aftercare ointment from your eyebrows. This can cause the scab to fall off prematurely. Let the ointment absorb into the skin.
• DO NOT pick, scratch or rub your scabs.
• Avoid facial cleansers or soap on brows until scab fall off. We recommend using wash cloths or face wipes to remove makeup and cleanse face.
• Do not wear makeup over your brows until scabs have fallen off – usually up to 14 days.
• Avoid working out or sweating profusely until after 10 days. Salt in your sweat will draw the pigment out.
• Sleep on your back! Rubbing your brows on pillows may cause scabs to come off and produce patchy brow healing.