MICROBLADING IS AN AMAZING COSMETIC TATTOOING PROCEDURE SPECIALIZED JUST FOR THE EYEBROWS. YOU WANT THEM, RIGHT? KEEP READING...
Please read through this guide, it will tell you everything that you need to know. This treatment is NOT ideal for everyone, so please read this carefully and if you still have questions, please feel free to contact me. This guide acts as a pre-consultation.
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading (also known as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, feather-stroke, and hairstroke tattoo) has actually been around for many years in Asia. The US is just catching on to this amazing technique.
This is a manual brow tattooing method, a type of permanent cosmetics. With Microblading, the thinnest hair strokes are created with pigment using handheld disposable sterile microneedles, NOT A TATTOO MACHINE. The pigment is deposited beneath the surface of the skin, which makes the hair strokes appear very crisp and realistic. Microblading is considered a corrective brow enhancement. The goal of Microblading is to create a very natural looking brow. This technique may not eliminate the need for brow makeup, depending on your desired look. The pigments used for microblading are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to colour and shape over the years as client’s natural colouration and facial changes occur.
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
NO GUARANTEE CAN BE MADE AS TO HOW LONG RESULTS WILL LAST.
That said, Microblading is considered a semi-permanent brow procedure that can last about a year. The pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Microblading is an art NOT a science. Client results will vary from person to person. Although it is effective and can last up to a year in most cases, no guarantee can be made about the length of time they will last. Everyone’s skin is different, it is very important that each client understands that we cannot guarantee how long the pigment will be retained in your skin. Retention depends on your skin type, texture, oiliness, and aftercare. Most clients will need 12-month touch-ups/color boosts, but results will vary from person to person.
WILL I STILL HAVE TO TWEEZE OR WAX MY BROWS?
Yes. Your hair will continue to grow. Your maintenance will be a lot easier, though.
WILL I STILL NEED TO WEAR BROW MAKE-UP?
You might, depending on your desired look. Microblading is meant to enhance your natural brows, creating fine hair-like strokes. If you prefer a filled in look, YES you will still need make-up to achieve that.
DOES IT HURT?
Pain threshold levels vary from person to person. It is a slightly uncomfortable procedure, but worth it! I use a numbing liquid throughout the procedure to help you remain comfortable. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anaesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity. If you have a very low tolerance for pain, this procedure may not be for you.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE HEALING PROCESS?
***READ THIS THOROUGHLY*** A COMPLETE AFTERCARE FORM IS ATTACHED BELOW. REVIEW THOROUGHLY BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT PLEASE.
Microblading heals about 30-50% lighter than the initial service. If you have very dark hair please know the pigment may heal lighter than your natural hair Healing can be a very hard process for some. Everyone's skin is different.color. Generally, the results are excellent but it very much depends on your skin texture, oiliness, and aftercare. There are many factors that could affect your healing.
Your new Microbladed eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
FIRST- The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. Your brow area may be slightly swollen and your brows may look/feel slightly larger. While some are ok with this, some have a very hard time - Just breathe, give it time and trust the process.
– The NEXTcolor of the pigment will soften gradually, for some, the pigment may seem to disappear. Again, just breathe and trust the process. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is the excess pigment and/or lymph exiting the skin. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial colour and dry skin being naturally sloughed from your eyebrows. Your brows may develop some undesirable scabbing. DO NOT PICK! I cannot stress this enough, DO NOT PICK.
– Although I will give you a thorough aftercare form with strict instructions for you to follow, I want to mention a few things here, so you are prepared. Your brows cannot get wet for 10 days (no water – sink, shower, pool, ocean- no sweat, steam, no moisture at all). You will be spending a lot more time washing your face. You’ll be washing your face with cotton wipes, pads, or washcloths, very carefully for the first 10 days. You are not to apply make-up to your brows until they are completely healed – at least 4 weeks. Once completely healed (at the AFTERCARE 4 week mark), I recommend applying a layer of sunscreen (SPF 30 up to SPF 50) on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure can cause the pigment to fade.
*Plan accordingly, please allow 2 weeks if you have an event or special occasion coming up!
DOES EVERYONE NEED A TOUCH-UP?
MICROBLADING IS A TWO-STEP PROCEDURE. EVERYONE WILL NEED A TOUCH-UP OR PERFECTING APPOINTMENT.
Your touch-up session is performed no sooner than 6 weeks after your initial Microblading appointment and no later than 8 weeks after your initial session. **Please note: If you do not complete your touch-up 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure, there will be additional charges for your touch-up**
CAN MICROBLADING BE DONE ON ANYONE/EVERYONE?
MICROBLADING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. PLEASE READ THE CONTRAINDICATIONS CAREFULLY. IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU, THIS PROCEDURE IS NOT RECOMMENDED…
...You have extremely oily skin and/or very large pores on your forehead (pigment may not retain properly-they may fade quickly or strokes will appear fuzzy and blurred).
…You have dark/solid existing permanent makeup (tattoo lightening/removal may be necessary). Microblading can NOT be done immediately after tattoo removal, you must wait at least 8 weeks.
IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUS COSMETIC BROW TATTOOING, SEND AN EMAIL OR TEXT (BEFORE BOOKING!!) WITH A PICTURE OR BOOK A 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION BEFORE BOOKING YOUR MICROBLADING APPOINTMENT. YOU NEED MY APPROVAL BEFORE BOOKING, THIS IS FOR THE GOOD OF YOUR BROWS!
...You are a smoker (pigment may not retain properly, colours may distort).
...If you have a history of MRSA
...You have psoriasis in the treatment area.
…You have an auto-immune disease.
…You have Diabetes type 1 or 2 (due to slow healing and infection, colour may or may not retain well).
…You have thyroid/graves disease (medication may cause pigment to not retain properly).
...You have rosacea or anaemia (pigment may not retain properly).
...You have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.
...You are currently undergoing chemotherapy.
…You are pregnant or nursing. (You cannot have this service. No exceptions.)
…If you are under a doctor’s care and have questions at ALL about being able to have this procedure, it is your responsibility to meet with your doctor and get written approval.
.... even if none of the above ** Please note, Microblading cannot be guaranteed.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY MICROBLADING SESSION?
BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT:
Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.
Do not take any prescription blood thinners at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure (you must get your doctor's approval).
Discontinue any vitamin A skin care products (Retin-A, retinols) close to the enhancement area at least two weeks prior to your procedure. **I recommend NOT using these products over or around the brow area after you receive Microblading. It could cause fading and distortion of hairstrokes.**
Discontinue use of AHA (chemical exfoliation) skin care products close to the brow area at least one week prior to your procedure.
No laser or electrolysis on or around the treatment area one week prior to procedure.
Do not have any chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy, or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 3-4 weeks before procedure.
No Botox or fillers in the procedure area four weeks prior.
Plan trips or events a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.
Limit the amount of caffeine you consume the morning of your appointment.
If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
AFTER and BEFOREexposure for 30 days TANNING BED and NO SUNyour procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your booking fee. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment.
You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would the day of your appointment.
If you have existing cosmetic tattooing you need to contact me BEFORE booking your appointment.
**If you don’t take into account these instructions and we need to cancel your appointment day of, you will lose your booking fee and be charged a late cancellation fee of $100
Please be realistic with your brow expectations, although symmetry is always our goal, no one's face is 100% perfectly symmetrical. IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR EYEBROWS TO BE PERFECT MIRROR IMAGES OF ONE ANOTHER, you've heard the saying "brows are sisters, not twins", that applies here too. We reserve the right to refuse service to ANYONE - have realistic brow goals and be nice.
Microblading Forms - READ THEM!
Before booking your appointment, read each of the following forms thoroughly. To save some time, the day of, you may print and complete these forms at home if you'd like and bring them with you the day of your appointment.
MICROBLADING DISCLOSURE FORM
Read thoroughly. You will complete this form the day of your appointment.
MEDICAL HISTORY FORM
Read through this form carefully. Microblading is not for everyone. If you have any of the listed medical conditions, you may not be a good candidate for microblading. If you have concerns, please consult your doctor prior to booking your appointment. It may be necessary to bring a written approval from your doctor if you currently have any of the listed medical conditions.
What to do after you've received your Microblading treatment. Read thoroughly so you are prepared.
MICROBLADING POLICIES - READ THOROUGHLY
BOOKING FEE (DEPOSIT)
A $50 non-refundable booking fee is required to book your microblading appointment. The fee is 100% NON-refundable and is credited towards your appointment. Please be aware that you will forfeit the fee if you cancel your appointment, no exceptions. An additional $100 fee will be required to make a new appointment. IF two appointments are missed or cancelled, you will not be able to book a third appointment unless the service is pre-paid in full.
We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise that could force you to reschedule your procedure. Please understand that such changes affect not only Theresa, but other clients as well. If you choose to reschedule your appointment, we REQUIRE 48 hours notice, otherwise you will lose your booking fee PLUS need to pay a late cancellation fee of $100.
If you choose to NOT reschedule, you will lose your booking fee and any other future appointments will require another $100 fee to secure your appointment.
To avoid unfair delays to other clients, if you are more than 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, your procedure will need to be rescheduled and you will lose your booking fee.
If you "no-show" your appointment, you will lose your booking fee, need to pay a late cancellation fee of $100, AND you will not be able to book another appointment without payment in full. If you no-show your complimentary touch-up appointment, you lose it NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO CHILDREN OR PETS ARE ALLOWED AT YOUR APPOINTMENT. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you show up with children or a pet, your appointment will be cancelled and you will be charged a late cancellation fee of $100.