Finally there is a way to have natural looking way to achieve eyebrow definition. Microblading can help cover gaps of lost hair, extend the eyebrows or fully reconstruct a brow line with little to no hair. Every microbladed stroke is applied individually, allowing the artist to control the shape, color and density of the completed eyebrows.
Microblading is a technique used to deposit pigment superficially in the upper region of the skin with the use of a hand held blade-like tool. Similar to permanent makeup brow treatments using a machine, the microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that can be very natural looking.
Contraindications and Precautions
Microblading is not recommended for:
-Those under 18 years of age
-Pregnant and lactating women
It is contraindicated in the presence of:
– Glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinning medicines
– Skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated.
– Allergies to makeup or colors
– Easily triggered post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation
– Transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
– Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed
– Healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder.
– Medications such as isotretinoin (Accutane) or steroids
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for a microblading procedure:
– Do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expands the pores.
– Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before procedure. Skin should not be in process of healing before procedure!
– Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.
– Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
– Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
The following treatments should avoided within four weeks of the procedure:
• Botox or other fillers (okay if specialist agrees)
• Chemical Peels
• Laser treatments
What to Expect During Your Microblading Session
A typical microblading appointment lasts 2 hours.
Profiling the client.
First, Stephanie will interview you and get an idea about your taste and personal preferences. Things to have in mind for your appointment are: Do you want something bold or natural? Do you wear makeup every day or just special occasions? This will help Stephanie to create the best brows for you. If you have a specific look you are going for, bring photos.
Drawing on the eyebrows.
Next, eyebrows will be sketched directly on your face with a waterproof eyebrow pencil. This will be my guide for the microblading procedure. This also allows you to see the final look before any permanent work is performed.
Numbing & Microblading.
The numbing process is usually the longest part of the appointment. A numbing agent is offered to help with avoid any discomfort. Feel free to bring a book to read or play on your phone to occupy yourself.
Removal of the excess ink.
Once the microblading is finished, there will be an excess of ink remaining on your face. This will be wiped away to reveal your new eyebrows! Except for some redness, you will be ready to go back out in public.
Photographs will be obtained both before and after the procedure.
What can I expect after the session?
The entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle as well as your emotions.
The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker later the same day and especially the next day. They also will seem much bigger due to inflammation. People often get very worried during this time, stay calm and be patient!!!
Note that because of natural skin regeneration during the recovery period, brows might appear lighter than originally anticipated. This might give you the impression that color is fading too quickly or is disappearing. It is absolutely normal.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. Again you may think your brows are disappearing. It is common for people to lose some strokes during healing but the final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately thirty days after your procedure.
Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly. When using foundation avoid applying to your healed eyebrows. If foundation covers healed brows, your eyebrows will appear lighter.
Microblading nearly always requires a touch-up appointment. Everyone’s skin is different and receives the ink differently. It’s impossible to accurately predict how a pigment will be affected by a client’s undertones. After thirty days, you should come in for a touch up. This will be scheduled before you leave from the initial appointment. Touch-ups must be scheduled no later than eight weeks after the initial procedure or free touch-up is voided. This appointment can last as little as thirty minutes or as much as two hours depending on the amount of work needed. In this appointment Stephanie will “warm up” or “cool down” the colors to get it to match perfectly. Think of the touch-up as perfecting the look.
How much does the procedure cost?
New Client Price: $500
This includes touchup within 4-8 weeks. Approx. 2 hours. A touch up will be scheduled at time of the first treatment. It is always encouraged. There is no additional charge for this.
Double Appointments (you and a friend): $800
This includes touchup within 4-8 weeks. Approx. 3 hours. Touch-up does NOT have to be at same time.
How long can I expect it to last?
Microblading, although semi-permanent, lasts between 6 – 18 months if proper aftercare instructions are maintained. In order to keep the color crisp, a touch-up service is required up to every 2 years depending on the individual’s skin and how well it holds the pigment
What are my after-care instructions? What should I avoid?
Microblading post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows.
Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup directly touch or saturate your eyebrow area during the first seven days after your procedure.
After five days, make sure your hands are completely clean and gently apply the post-care ointment provided once at night. Use the ointment sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself. Continue to apply the ointment for seven days.
The following must be avoided during all fourteen days post-microblading procedure:
• Increased sweating
• Practicing sports
• Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
• Sun tanning or salon tanning
• UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck
• Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
• Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
• Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
• Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab
– Wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. During the shower, keep your face away from the showerhead or take a bath.
– Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
– If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact us immediately at 812-491-6772 to discuss further instructions. Specifically report fever, redness at the site, extreme swelling, severe tenderness, red streaking extending from the procedure site, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.
Why choose us?
Stephanie trained at the Microblading LA Studio & Academy in Woodland Hills, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. MLA is a very prestigious and costly training program and the studio is the place where celebrities go to get their brows perfected!
MLA boasts a modern studio & top-notch instructors. In January 2016, Lindsay Ta, the founded of Microblading LA Studio & Academy won First Place at the World of Microblading Championship. Lindsey and her team make sure all Microblading LA students are qualified and on-track for wonderful careers before they graduate from the MLA academy.