A technique that uses a manual hand tool to precisely deposit small amounts of pigment into the skin to create natural, hair-like strokes. Microblading lasts only one to three years depending on your skin's pigment retention. Also known as "3D Eyebrows", "Micropigmentation", "Permanent Cosmetics", and "Cosmetic Tattooing".
This procedure requires two-appointments within 8 weeks of each other for maximum results.
During your first appointment, we'll create a brow foundation by measuring your eyebrows according to the natural measurements of your face. We'll choose a color that will suit you best according to your skin tone, hair color and brow hair color.
After 8 weeks, we will see how your eyebrows healed and retain pigment. Then, we'll determine and make the necessary adjustments on thickness and/or color, as well as touch-up any spots that may have lost pigment.
Permanent makeup is a process. It often requires as "follow-up" application. There will be a charge for additional "touch ups" "spot touchups" or "color boosters" (after the second session) since there is no way to determine how each person may hold color, will follow after-care instructions, each skin is different and care of skin is different. This is not body art ink, it is permanent cosmetic pigments and it will fade over time.
It is extremely important that you follow the pre-care and post-care instructions to achieve the best results. Please click on the following links to get informed!
NOT CANDIDATES FOR MICROBLADING EYEBROW PERMANENT MAKEUP:
WE DO NOT WORK ON ANYONE PREGNANT OR STILL BREAST FEEDING, NO EXCEPTIONS!
NO ONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE WILL HAVE PERMANENT MAKEUP OR MICROBLADING.
*Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
If you "keloid" scar, you need to ask your doctor (raised scarring)
IF YOU ARE ON THESE MEDICATIONS :
Triflusal (Discern), Clopidogrel (Plavix), Prasugrel (Effient), Ticagrelor (Brilinta), Ticlopidine (Ticlid), Cilostazol (Pletal), Vorapaxar (Zontivity), Dipyridamole (Persantine, Coumadin, Pradaxia (dibigatran), Xarelto (rivaraxaban), Eliquis (apixaban), Savais (edoxaban)
If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain.
If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer (eyebrows can look solid) in appearance and may require additional procedures.
Dark Skin types please note that your permanent makeup will not appear as bold as lighter skin types. (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.)
Come to your appointment with your eyebrows penciled the way you like them (optional) if you like & bring your eyebrow pencil with you
Clients with darker skin (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.), Please know that the Hair Strokes WILL NOT appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to the skin color already being naturally darker.
IF USING AN EYELASH GROWTH SERUM (Matisse) OR THERE LIKE ON YOUR EYEBROWS, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE AND CAN NOT USE UNTIL 2 WEEKS AFTER PROCEDURE.
FREQUENT Q & A:
Microblading Fact Sheet from The Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals (SPCP)
Is it tattooing?
With the sudden popularity and media attention to the term microblading, many are led to believe microblading is not a tattoo process. Permanent cosmetics, micropigmentation, dermal implantation, microblading/microstroking, eyebrow embroidery, and long-time/long-lasting makeup, are all different names for the same procedure – cosmetic tattooing. Any time color is placed into the skin with any device, it is a tattoo process as defined by many well informed regulators, the medical community, and dictionary sources. Denying this process is a tattoo can be problematic for those who would, for religious or other personal reasons, normally refuse to have a tattoo.
Is a blade being used to perform the microblading tattoo procedure?
Microblading is performed with a grouping or configuration of needles affixed to a handle to manually create lines that resemble eyebrow hairs. Manual methods of tattooing have been used through the ages, and the tools have gone through changes over time from pre-historic sharpened stones to the hand tool devices currently being used. An actual scalpel or cutting-type blade should not be used under any circumstances as these are considered medical devices and cannot legitimately be used for this process. Any hand tool device (i.e., both handle and attached needles) used for microblading should be pre-sterilized and fully disposable.
Is it semi-permanent?
Some are promoting microblading or eyebrow embroidery as a semi-permanent process; and that the color only reaches the epidermal (outer) layer of the skin. A careful review of basic skin anatomy and physiology would reveal this is not true. By definition and tattoo industry standards, color is tattooed/implanted into the dermis of the skin. If pigment particles do not reach the dermis, they will disappear during the healing phase of the skin, during normal regeneration of cells at the epidermal level. Pigments do fade in the skin over time, but that does not make the process semi-permanent. It is impossible to predict how much pigment will fade away and how long it will take to do so with any measure of consistency or reliability.
Why does microblading not last as long as other eyebrow tattooing techniques?
This is simply because a much smaller amount of pigment is inserted (tattooed) into the skin as compared to fully or solidly filled eyebrow tattoos.
Is there less training needed to learn microblading as compared to learning permanent cosmetics?
No; if someone is new to the industry and does not already have a minimum of 100 hours of training in permanent cosmetics, they need to have a similar amount of training in microblading, even if it is for just that one type of procedure. There are many areas of study when learning these techniques, which include facial morphology and bone structure, brow shaping and design, color analysis, color theory, proper handling of equipment, prevention of cross-contamination, as well as practice work and the opportunity to observe procedures before actually performing them under supervision. Anyone interested in pursuing training in cosmetic tattooing, including microblading, should first check with state and county regulating agencies. This would also include verifying the qualifications of any trainer, in addition to checking with regulatory agencies for trainer compliance with local health, safety, or permit requirements if the trainer is travelling from another state or country to offer training.