Microblading is a wildly popular beauty service that gives you the most natural looking eyebrows. This is done using small hair like strokes with a tiny blade which deposits pigment into the skin, similar to a tattoo. Because the pigment is only deposited into the first layer of skin, the "tattoo" is semi-permanent and lasts up to 2 years. The only maintenance required are touch ups as per personal preference. This procedure can change the shape of your eyebrows, add fullness, give life to over-plucked brows, fill in spots that are sparse or uneven and cover over scars. You will enjoy waking up with brows that are beautiful while saving yourself time from shaping and filling in your brows.
Not everyone is suited for Microblading Services. For those clients, Ombre or “Powder” brows are a better solution. Ombre powder technique resembles brow tattooing since it involves the application of thousands of tiny dots of pigment, inserted into the skin. However, unlike traditional tattooing, this procedure is done on the epidermis layer of the skin, thus making it less permanent. The result is solid looking brows that look fuller and powdered. It is called ombre because the tail of the brow is always darker than the head. Also, if you choose this procedure, your eyebrows will always look as if you are wearing makeup.
Not sure what option is right for you?
Microblading works BEST on these types of skin:
- Dry skin type with tiny pores. Skin that’s thin but not super thin. This type of skin is usually not very sensitive with non-translucent fair ivory skin tone and doesn’t bleed easily.
- Normal to combination skin-type with small pores. Skin can be a bit oily to dry and sensitive or not sensitive. This type of skin is usually non-translucent and can range from light to dark skin tones, young or mature skin and doesn’t bleed easily.
- Normal to Oily skin with medium pores. Skin that is thicker and a bit oily. This type of skin is usually non-translucent and can range from light to dark skin tones, young or mature skin and doesn’t bleed easily.
Microblading will NOT WORK WELL for these types of skin:
- Thick oily skin with large pores, tends to bleed easily. The skin texture and constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a thicker diffused, softer look. I can work on this type of skin; however, you must be aware that your end result will look more powdered and blended than you would expect.
- Super-thin, soft, hypersensitive, skin with barely any upper skin layer. Usually translucent and pale with invisible pores and can have rosacea or dermatitis. This type of skin bleeds VERY easily, has a harder time healing, Pigment can appear more ashy, blurred and patchy.
If you have an old tattoo that is still quite dark, the strokes will blend right into the old tattoo and results will not look as crisp as going over blank skin.
If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner.
If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.
If you generally have problematic skin, bleed excessively, get infections easily, and do not heal well when cut or injured, you may want to reconsider having this procedure as the results are extremely depends on the healing process.
Microblading is a two part process:
Part 1 – The initial appointment
– I measure and mark your face by methods of The Golden Ratio using several different measuring tools to help achieve the best proportions, harmony, and balance for your bone structure.
– With wax pencil, I draw in a general shape in accordance with the markings I have made. We may adjust the shape and thickness as many times as you’d like until we achieve the desired look.
– I numb the area, choose the most suitable color for your skin and hair color
– I perform the initial microblading service.
Part 2 – Four to eight weeks later
– I go over the lines that have been made – you will see them fade 20-50% after the initial procedure, so this will ensure they last.
– I adjust color or add more strokes if needed.