Microblading is the art of making realistic hair strokes with pigment to create the illusion of fuller eyebrows. This is a semi-permanent procedure, with results that last up to twelve to eighteen months, depending on your skin type. The benefit of microblading versus permanent makeup is that it doesn’t go as deep into your skin, allowing more control over the ink to make cleaner, crisper and more natural looking hair strokes. It also will not fade into an undesirable color over time as permanent makeup does.
• Microblading involves the insertion of pigment into the epidermal layer of the skin and is a form of tattooing. Initially, the color will appear more vibrant or darker compared to the end result. Usually within seven days, the color will fade, soften and look more natural. It is very normal to feel shocked the first few days. Your brows will not achieve their true color until the are fully healed (4 -6 weeks).
• Generally, the results of microblading are excellent. However, a perfect result is not a realistic expectation. It is common to expect a touch up after healing is completed; I include a complimentary touch up four to six weeks after your procedure.
Microblading is semi-permanent and will fade over time. You will likely need to be touched up again within 12 to 18 months.
All instruments that enter the skin or come in contact with body fluids are single use and disposed of after use.
Possible Risks, Hazards, or Complications
• Pain –There is a possibility of pain or discomfort, even after the topical anesthetic has been used. Anesthetics work better on some people more than others.
• Anesthesia –Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area to be treated before and during the service.. Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine and Epinephrine in a cream or gel form are typically used. If you are allergic to any of these anesthetics, please inform us now .
• Infection –Although rare, there is a risk of infection. The areas treated must be kept clean, and only freshly-cleaned hands and Q-tips should touch the areas. Please see the “After the Procedure” section in this packet for instructions on post-care.
• Uneven Pigmentation –Uneven pigmentation can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding or other causes. Your follow-up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.
• Asymmetry –Every effort will be made to avoid asymmetry, but our faces are not symmetrical. An adjustment may be needed during the follow-up session to correct unevenness.
• Excessive Swelling or Bruising –Some people bruise and swell more than others. Bruising and swelling typically disappear within one to five days. Some people don’t bruise or swell at all. Typically, your forehead will feel like it has a sunburn.
• Allergic Reaction – There is a possibility of an allergic reaction to the pigments or other materials used. You have the option to take a patch test five to seven days prior to the procedure to determine this. You will need to make an appointment for the patch test. If you have existing tattoos, or suspect you have no sensitivity to tattoo inks, you may waive the patch test. (I will email you the form.)
Before the Procedure
- Do not consume alcohol or and limit caffeine 24 hours prior to the procedure application; this will help to minimize bleeding or swelling after the procedure.
- Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Niacin or Vitamin E the day of the procedure
- You must have not had Botox or similar treatment for a minimum of 30 days prior to the procedure, or two weeks after.
- You must have not used Accutane one year prior to the procedure.
- Do not tint, wax or tweeze your brows, or receive electrolysis, one week prior to the procedure. Wait two weeks after the procedure before tinting brows.
- Do not exercise the day of the procedure, as body heat expands the pores.
The following are contraindications for the service. (Meaning you can not have it. Some can be waived with a doctor’s note.)
|• Are pregnant or nursing |
• Have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring
• Have uncontrolled diabetes
• Are undergoing chemotherapy (doctor’s clearance required)
• Are sick, have any viral infections or diseases
• Have epilepsy
• Wear a pacemaker or have major heart problems, including uncontrolled blood pressure
• Have had an organ transplant (doctor’s clearance required)
• Have skin irritations or psoriasis near area (rashes, sunburn, acne, moles etc.)
• Have had Botox or similar treatment in the past 30 days
• Have used Accutane in the past year
• Have any sort of bleeding disorder (doctor’s clearance required)
Instructions Post Procedure: Microblading post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows.
The night after the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this roughly every 5 minutes (or as needed) for the full day until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.
Days 1-7: Wash Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don’t worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants
Days 1-7 Moisturize Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
A few more reminders:
- Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-procedure. Symptoms may disappear more quickly by following all after-care instructions
- After healing, do not use products containing alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid or salicylic acid; these products will lighten the color over time.
- An appointment for a touch-up procedure must be made within four to six weeks following the initial procedure; the touch-up appointment is complimentary, provided it is made within the four to six weeks.
Avoid the following for 7 – 14 days post procedure.
- Water, lotion, soap or makeup touching your eyebrow area
- Increased or heavy sweating; sweat can prematurely fade the treated area
- Swimming,sauna, hot bath or hot tub
- Sun tanning or tanning beds
- Any laser or chemical treatments; any creams containing Retin-A, retinols or acids on the face
- Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning (i.e., garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris)
- Drinking alcohol in excess; this may lead to slow healing of wounds
- Driving or riding in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles
- Touching of the eyebrow area except for applying the post-care ointmen using separate cotton swabs for each eyebrow to avoid infection
- Picking, peeling or scratching of the micropigmented area; this may lead to scarring of the area or removal of pigment
- Tinting brows for two weeks
What to expect
• Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness. Remember, brows will appear brighter, darker and larger immediately following the procedure. As healing progresses during days two to seven days, the color will soften. Initially, there may be a slightly uneven appearance; once any swelling dissipates, this unevenness usually disappears. If the color is too dark or still a bit uneven after four weeks, adjustments will be made during the touch-up appointment.
• Color change or color loss. As the treatment area heals, the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear in places. This can be addressed during the touch-up appointment. The treatment area must heal completely before we can address any concerns.
• Healing takes about four to six weeks. Additional treatments cannot be performed until the skin has fully healed. It will take at least three weeks post procedure to have an idea for how your finished brows will heal.
• A touch up may be needed every 12 months after the first touch-up procedure, to keep your brows looking fresh and beautiful, this will depend on your skin, medications, heal care, and sun exposure. The cost for future touch-up sessions will be equal to the current touch-up rate at the time you have it done. If most of the hair strokes have faded, the entire procedure will need to be repeated.
Permanent makeup policies
I want to provide you with the highest standards of service and personal care, in the most professional environment so that you will return and recommend my services.
Cancellation – If you have an appointment, this time is reserved exclusively for you. In the event that you must cancel your appointment, we require a 24-hour cancellation notice in advance for services.
Late Arrival – Arriving late will deprive you of valuable service time. As a courtesy to the next guest, your treatment will end at the time originally scheduled. Late arrivals may be rescheduled, or the remainder of the service time may be used at full price.
Children Under 18 – Due to liability reasons no children under 18 are allowed in the treatment area.
We want to provide the best relaxation atmosphere for our clients. Thank you for your understanding.
Permanent Makeup Done by Another Technician – Recoloring permanent makeup done previously by anyone else is not “just a touch-up” since it is not the original work of our Provider. Therefore, fees start at the new permanent makeup prices. Two or more appointments may be necessary to achieve and complete most permanent makeup correction procedures.
TOUCH-UP – Touch-up’s beyond the included second part of the service are not included in the original procedure fee.
Pricing – All prices quoted are subject to change without notice. All purchases and services are final, and there are no refunds.