Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery or 3D brows, is a relatively new manual method for enhancing eyebrows. It is considered to be permanent makeup, as compared to the traditional hair stroke technique done by machine. It is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigment into the epidermis. Because the color is closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. There is no spilling under the skin.

The difference with this and ordinary permanent makeup is that microblading is not done by a machine. The pigment is manually placed into the skin. The microblading manual pen is equipped with sterile packaged blades. The blade glides with gentle pressure over the skin and causes fine cuts, as fine as a paper cut, leaving a trace that can hardly be distinguished from real hair. Depending on the drawing technique – of which we are experts – it creates an individual look perfect for your face and the style you are trying to achieve. Above all 3D, or HD, eyebrows absolutely do not appear as a tattoo.

Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of the hair you currently have.

People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from microblading, as well as people who simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows.


FAQ’s

Usually Microblading is done in two sessions. The first takes two to three hours. In the first session, the brow is shaped and styled to the client’s preference, and pigment is applied.. Four to six weeks later, the client returns for the second session for touch up, This takes one to two hours.

It takes about ten days for healing. In that time any redness will fade and the initial darkness of the eyebrows will begin to lighten. The color will lighten over about thirty days as it completely sets in.

Touch up is necessary because everyone heals differently and therefore the outcomes vary. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by adding more strokes. In the touch up session, the final adjustments are made to assure the client’s satisfaction.

This is not recommended because the healing needs to be completed before the final results are seen. Final adjustments should only be done after the initial work has stabilized.

The level of discomfort is relatively minor. Some liken it to tweezing two to three hairs at the same time. Usually a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area being worked. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.

Redness and slight swelling in the area is common after the procedure. Often clients liken the feeling to a slight sunburn. Frequently Tylenol is used to deaden any discomfort.

Generally Microblading lasts six to eighteen months, depending on skin type…normal, oily, or dry and age…young or mature. It is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Skincare also affects the duration of the pigments. To maintain the brows, touch may be done every six to eighteen months.

  • Prior to the start of your session, avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and any vitamins for seventy-two hours. Sometimes these have the effect of thinning your blood.
  • Avoid tanning to allow your natural skin tone to be assessed.
  • Gently clean brows using a Q-tip lightly moistened with water.
  • Gently wipe away Skin Candy (healing balm) and any lymphatic liquid (clear yellowish buildup) that may have occurred on the skin.
  • Re-apply skin candy (healing balm) after lightly cleaning with a tissue.
  • Apply a light layer of skin candy morning and night to brows for five to seven days.
  • Do not over apply Skin Candy.
  • Do not immerse brows in water for two weeks.
  • Avoid face area when showering.
  • When washing your face, make sure to avoid brows.
  • Do not use makeup on the brows for up to two weeks.
  • Avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamins that may cause your blood to thin for twenty-four hours.
  • Do not peel or scratch at the scabbing as your brow area heals.
  • No swimming, tanning or saunas for two weeks.
  • No face scrubs or chemical peels for two weeks.
  • Those using Accutane
  • Anyone with a heart condition or is using heart medications
  • Anyone with diabetes will need a physician’s approval.
  • Anyone with skin diseases or inflammations.
  • Anyone who had Botox in the last two weeks.
  • Anyone who has gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last two weeks.
  • Anyone who requires anesthetic and is allergic to lidocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.
  • Anyone with serious medical conditions should consult with their doctors and obtain their approval.
  • Anyone pregnant or nursing should get their doctor’s approval.
  • Anyone on blood thinning medications.

Proper procedures and precautions are used to ensure safe procedures. Either sterilized tools or disposable tools are used in a sanitized environment. When pre and post care instructions are followed the risk of complications are minimal. Allergic reactions to pigments are very rare, but sometimes occur. For this reason, a pigment patch test for those with sensitive skin or to topical makeup product, gold , silver, nickel, or hair dyes should be patch tested a few days in advance of the procedure.

Carefully choose your practitioner. Compare the work of various artists before choosing. Discuss your expectations and desired outcome, including the shape, style, and color you wish with the artist. Realize that faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Adjustments may be made during touch up, such as pigment discoloration and color correction. Remember that Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if touch ups are not done.

It is the process of depositing pigment into the epidermis (first layer) of the skin with a rotary machine pen. “Ombre Powdered” is the style where eyebrows are dark at the end of the tails gradually blending lighter toward the front of the eyebrows. This effect gives off a more natural look and is in trend at the moment. It gives an illusion that eyebrows had already been shaded in with makeup. Great for OILY skin, T-ZONE skin, and anyone with bare brows, or brows that have too many gaps. Also great for people who want a fuller eyebrow look, as the Microblading technique can look a bit too natural and not cover “bald spots” too well.

This is still a form of permanent makeup. The shape will be permanent, as the color will fade over time. Color will be good for 2-3 years (varies per person).

No complimentary retouch included. Retouch is optional for an additional price.

Retouches are recommended annually to maintain skin’s healthy/proper texture and to give your pigment a “color boost.” The earliest retouch you may get is 6 weeks from your initial session to allow skin to heal properly.

For brand new clients, the procedure can take up from 2.5-3 hours max. That will include consultation, consent form signing, additional questions, brow shape measurements, and the actual procedure.

Numbing is applied during the tattoo session. Browista Academy anesthetic is applied after pores are open by using the rotary machine pen. There is no pre-numbing as the anesthetic does not numb topically. Ingredients: lidocaine and it’s derivatives with epinephrine.

There is no down time! You will be able to go out and/or attend to any events after your session. However, you must follow the aftercare instructions given at the end of the session CAREFULLY to avoid any pigment loss or infections. Specifically avoiding sweating & sun exposure.

Yes, you may apply makeup although we do not recommend it on the eyebrow site. You will be able apply makeup around the procedure site, not on top of it. However, it will be more complicated to clean/cleanse your face afterwards because you still have to be very careful with the eyebrow area.

You can still come into your session with your makeup on for photo purposes. Warning: Eyebrow area will have to be cleaned off with makeup wipes and prepping wipes for skin preparation. Please notify us if you have an open wound on your eyebrow area.

Please try not to gym as sweating of any kind can cause pigments to lighten excessively and not set properly. You need to avoid any type of moisture (sauna, pool water, beach water, sweating, vapors, steam) coming onto the procedure site to prevent any pigment loss and/or infections. Daily activities resume when your ombré powder eyebrows are COMPLETELY DONE PEELING. For ombré powder brows this is typically after 7-10 days.

Healing process can take from 5-10 days, this varies per person.

Nitrile gloves. Many people suffer from latex allergies. Therefore, our choice for an alternative is nitrile. Nitrile are often referred to as “medical grade.” They are latex-free and works well with allergy-prone skin.

Shaping goes according to your natural features such as: existing hair, brow bone structure and overall face shape. Everyone is different among those factors. What may look good on her, may not look good on you. We would prefer for you to show a picture of how YOU draw in your eyebrows to stay in your comfort zone, and if you need other suggestions we will be glad to guide you in that direction for best results possible.

We go based off your skin tone and natural hair color, unless you tell us otherwise. Natural hair color is the best to mimic. Highlights and bleached hair will be ignored.

You need to send in a CLEAR image of your current eyebrows without any makeup on them for approval though our online consultation page before booking if this is the case. When sending in your image, please take your photo with your face straight forward and facing the camera. Take the photo in a nice, bright lighting. Do not crop the image. The photo has to be in FULL size. Do not use any photo filters. We do not perform any corrections or removals. Cover-up sessions are only to deposit new pigment over the previous one, along with updated shaping over the previous work. Current eyebrows must be LIGHT to perform a cover-up session. Price will be considered as a brand new set of brows. (Typically the ombré powder brow technique is the right technique to cover-up old work done by another technician)

Please follow instructions on how we book appointments, pricing & dates are also discussed once you submit your online consultation.

PRE-CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Do not take any aspirin, energy drinks, painkillers, or any other medications that has the effect to thin your blood atleast 48-72 hours before your procedure. Less bleeding=better retention of pigments!

2. Do not consume any alcohol beverages 24 hours before your procedure, this causes thinning of blood.

3. Do not wax or thread your eyebrows 3 days before your procedure, this causes sensitivity on eyebrow area.

4. Do NOT take caffeine 24 hours before procedure, also causes thinning of blood.

STUDIO’S POLICY:
1. NO GUEST(S)/ANIMALS allowed in the studio during the tattoo procedure. This is to prevent any distractions and/or cross-contamination.

2. Arrive no later than 15 minutes from your scheduled appointment time. After 15 minutes, we would either have to reschedule to the next available date/time or cancel your appointment.

3. Anyone with: hepatitis, diabetes, cancer, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, blisters, high blood pressure, pregnant or breast-feeding will not be able to book an appointment for permanent eyebrows.

4. There is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit amount due in order to secure your spot. This deposit payment will go toward the remaining balance that will be due on the day of your appointment. You will be able to reschedule (or cancel) your session 72 hours before your scheduled appointment, if you cancel within 72 hours, you will incur a cancelation fee for taking up.

STUDIO’S POLICY:
1. NO GUEST(S)/ANIMALS allowed in the studio during the tattoo procedure. This is to prevent any distractions and/or cross-contamination.

2. Arrive no later than 15 minutes from your scheduled appointment time. After 15 minutes, we would either have to reschedule to the next available date/time or cancel your appointment.

3. Anyone with: hepatitis, diabetes, cancer, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, blisters, high blood pressure, pregnant or breast-feeding will not be able to book an appointment for permanent eyebrows.

4. There is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit amount due in order to secure your spot. This deposit payment will go toward the remaining balance that will be due on the day of your appointment. You will be able to reschedule (or cancel) your session 72 hours before your scheduled appointment, if you cancel within 72 hours, you will incur a cancelation fee for taking up the appointment spot that you won’t be using anymore, and can not be filled with someone else at such short notice.

5. Payments are accepted in Cash or Card the day of your appointment.

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Apply a thin layer of your favorite antibiotic ointment or the aftercare ointment we give you with a clean cotton swab every time. Gently apply when area begins to feel tight and dry. Only apply when it is needed. For best results use once a day, to avoid excess fading of color.

2. Always use a clean cotton swab. DO NOT use your finger tips! Do not touch the procedure site with your fingers to avoid infections.

3. Do not scratch or pick at the tattoo during the healing process. Do not rub against or traumatize the area when it is healing. If you do so, the pigment may be removed along with the crusting tissues (and the peeling pigment).

4. Restrictions of physical activities such as bathing, recreational water activities, gardening or extremely close contact with animals UNTIL the area is completely healed.

5. NO salt water, NO sun exposure, chlorine, makeup, eyebrow tinting, eyelash extensions, sauna, excessive sweating, perfumed soaps, exfoliating products, whitening/brightening products on the procedure site UNTIL the tattoo is completely healed.

6. Sleep on your back during the healing process to avoid rubbing against pillowcases/bedding.

7. You may shower and wash other parts of your face and body AS LONG as the water is not directly hitting the procedure site.

8.If you are experiencing any itching, swelling, blistering or any other complications post-procedure, STOP using the aftercare product and CONTACT YOUR ARTIST immediately! You may be allergic to the aftercare product!

9. Healed results will vary per person depending on: skin, blood type, amount of existing brow hair, bone structure, face shape, the amount of times the area had been worked on, lifestyle, medication use, if bleeding occurred during procedure, and aftercare.

HEALING PROCESS: 5-14 DAYS VARIES PER PERSON.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PIGMENT COLOR LOSS.
ANNUAL RETOUCHES for ombré powder brows ARE RECOMMENDED TO MAINTAIN COLOR’S INTEGRITY.