Initial Session $450
Touch Up $125
Manual microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattooing that involves using tiny, fine-point needles (instead of a tattoo gun) that make up a small disposable blade and handle that helps score and deposit pigment simultaneously under your skin.
What is microblading?
Microblading is a semi permanent cosmetic tattoo that last for approximately 1 to 2 years. Pigment is implanted into the skin with a disposable blade that gives the appearance of hair strokes.
Does microblading hurt?
Pain levels vary by person. A topical anaesthetic for numbing is used before and during the procedure.
Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during the procedure.
Also, if you are frequent smoker, The topical anaesthetic used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have ever been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure as well.
How long does microblading last?
Results vary by person depending on their skin type and aftercare. Since microblading is semi-permanent, it will fade over time. They may need to be refreshed every 6 to 8 months in order to keep lines crisp, otherwise they will fade after 1 to 2 years. Frequency of sessions depends on a number of factors including the colour pigment used (lighter colours fade faster), sun exposure, exfoliating, oily skin, aftercare, and bleeding during the procedure.
*Please note that final results cannot be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and breakdown at different rates. It is highly recommended to book a touch-up session 6-8 weeks after the initial appointment to fill in any areas that may have been faded after the healing process*
What factors will affect the tattoo?
- Sun exposure: The sun will soften the look of the tattoo. Once healed, sunblock SPF 50 should be applied daily to prevent eyebrows from fading as quickly.
- Regeneration of the skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.
- Speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold. This depends on the thickness of the skin.
- Colour choice: Lighter pigments will fade much quicker than darker pigments.
- Bleeding during the procedure: Bleeding will reduce the pigment absorption as blood will push out the colours. Alcohol and certain medications act as blood thinners and should not be taken less than 48 per hours prior to the appointment.
- Botox: Clients must wait at least 3 weeks after having Botox in order to be a good candidate for microblading, in particular Botox for brow lifts. This will change the shape and position of the brows, which will affect the final outcome.
- Eczema and Rosacea: Clients with sin conditions in the brow area cannot perform this procedure as it will be extremely sensitive and may also result in excessive bleeding: resulting in poor retention.
What should the client do before their eyebrow procedure?
- If you have an ideal shape and colour in mind please bring a few reference photos.
- You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so that the artist can take into consideration the shape you desire.
- If you get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted regularly, please do so at least one day before your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of your final shape, you can remove them.
- If you plan on going on vacation it is recommended that you plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.
- It is recommended that you avoid any blood thinning medication for 48 hours prior to your appointment. This includes vitamin E, fish oil pills, Aspirin, Niacin and Ibuprofen.
- You cannot consume ANY alcohol for at least 48 hours prior to your appointment.
- If you have been on Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before undergoing this procedure.
- It is highly recommended that you avoid the sun and tanning for 30 days before and after your procedure. If you show up to your appointment with the new tan or sunburn, you will need to reschedule and forfeit your deposit as the skin exfoliates from the sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
What should browse look like after the procedure?
Brows will appear much darker for the first 3 to 5 days. This will gradually lighten to 40% of the colour once healed. Redness and swelling may also occur.
What will be the end result?
Before the procedure of the artist will analyze your natural hair colours and match a pigment accordingly to ensure the blends well with your existing eyebrow and hair colour. The end result pigment will stay true to colour and lighten overtime. The eyebrow tattoo will eventually look softer and have more of a powdered look. To keep the lines crisp, a touch-up appointment as suggested every 6 to 8 months. Results vary by client.
If you are planning to get a chemical peel, laser treatment or other medical procedures, you must inform the microblading artist that you jhave a cosmetic tattoo.
How can you know if you're a good candidate for microblading:
- If you have extremely oily skin, microblading may not work that well. The constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. The end result will appear more powder than expected.
- If you have little to no existing hair, the tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than that of clients who naturally have more hair.
- If you?re a frequent smoker the pigment may fade sooner.
- If you are iron-deficient or anemic, the pigment me fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.
- If you have previously had your eyebrows tattooed and you?re interested in a cover up/re-work, you must bring this to the attention of the microblading artist and provide photos of your current brows. There are no guaranteed results for such cases, and they must be approved. In some case where the previous work is too dark, dense, discoloured or large. Previously-tattooed areas and cover-ups will require additional touchups for best results.