MICROBLADING FAQ

What is microblading?

Microblading is a procedure where a specialized hand tool with tiny needles is used in conjunction with pigment to create hair-like strokes on the skin.

Am I a candidate for microblading?

You are not suitable for this procedure if you:

Are pregnant/nursing

Are undergoing chemotherapy

Have used accutane in the past year

Have any medication or illness that compromises the immune system/healing

How long does the procedure take?

Microblading is typically a 2-step process with the second appointment being 6 weeks after your initial procedure.

The first appointment takes around 2.5 hours. It will include a consultation to decide the color and shape of your desired brows. After this, measuring and drawing in of the desired shape will be done.

We will continue with the procedure when you are 100% happy with the shape.

When you are happy with the shape, a semi-permanent pigment will be applied with a disposable microblading hand tool to create hair strokes. (This is not a machine)

Shading can also be done to create more definition.

A touch up appointment will be needed 6 weeks after the initial service. This appointment lasts around 1 hour. This touch up appointment is very important as the skin heals and peels. This will complete your brow service and ensure that your brows looking fresh for longer.

How long will it last?

Microblading typically lasts between 1-3 years depending on your after care and skin type.

Does it hurt?

We use a lidocane cream before the service and wait for numbness to occur before we start the procedure, and most clients report little to no discomfort at all.

How long is the healing time?

Although there is no downtime required after a microblading procedure, it will take 7-14 days to heal and around a month for the color to fully set in.

Aftercare instructions will be given to you at your procedure that are tailored to your skin type.

What types of pigments do you use?

Only the best iron oxide pigments will be used that naturally fade over time. These are perfectly safe to use.

Can microblading be done over an existing tattoo?

Microblading can be done over existing tattoo work. Please email/text a picture to determine if you are a candidate.

Pre/post care instructions:

Botox may be done 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after this service

Retin A may be used up to one week before service.

Avoiding caffeine and alcohol 24 hours before your service is advised.

No eyebrow waxing 3 days prior to your appointment

Chemical peels may be done up to two weeks before your appointment

Do not immerse brows in water up to 14 days after your service. When showering, avoid washing your face. Instead, when washing your face, clean around the brow area. We know this sounds hard, but this is crucial to the healing process and your completed result!