Eyebrow microblading is known by several names, including microstroking, micropigmentation, eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow feathering, and 3D eyebrows. Although the names differ, the procedure is the same. Microblading fills in sparse areas of your natural brow, which is done by using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. The result is a natural, real life looking hair stroke.
Microblading is not permanent. The results from microblading have semi permanent qualities for two reasons. First, the pigment used for microblading has an iron oxide base rather than a carbon base that is used for permanent cosmetics. Second, microblading pigment is not implanted into the skin as deep when compared to permanent cosmetic procedures.
Microblading tends to fade gradually over time, so a touch up is recommended 12-18 months after the initial microblading which keeps the color of each microstroke looking vibrant. It’s important to know, even though the color gradually gets lighter, it will not fade into shades of blue or pink like the fading that occurs with permanent cosmetics.
The healed results of microblading last between 6 Months to three years. The variation in time is determined by lifestyle, sun exposure and skin type. Someone with an oilier skin type tends to experience results that fade quicker compared to someone with a drier skin type.
The average microblading appointment lasts two hours. Nothing is ever rushed during your microblading appointment because the results are a semi permanent eyebrow tattoo that stays on your face for an extended period of time. We insist on being thorough and taking the time to provide the most beautiful, natural looking brows possible.
We take pride in creating extremely natural looking eyebrows. Natural looking results are made possible by mastering three key elements of microblading; brow shaping, color theory, and microstroking technique. Feel free to review some of our before and after pictures in the gallery.
The aftercare is not complicated, but it does require some diligence to provide the best possible microblading results. Microblading aftercare includes frequently applying a specialized cream in the early stages of healing and making sure absolutely nothing else comes in contact with the eyebrow area. Activities involving sun exposure, water, and even exercise to prevent perspiration, need to be avoided. It is imperative to follow the aftercare instructions to get the best possible healed results. Please refer to the aftercare page for additional information.
The color will appear darker through the first week or so. This is because the pigment takes around seven days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After seven to ten days, exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter color below. The result leaves you with softer and more natural lines. As the treated area continues to heal, itching may occur. Itching is a good sign as it means the skin is healing. The complete healing process for microbladed eyebrows typically takes six weeks and then a touch up appointment follows. The touch up appointment is scheduled during the initial microblading appointment for six to ten weeks later.
Microblading results create amazing looking eyebrows, however the procedure is not recommended for everyone. To prevent any complications related to your overall well being, please review the suggestions/requirements and contraindications below.
***Appointments typically last 2 hours; babies or children can not be present during your appointment, so please make the necessary arrangements in advance.
No Botox treatments should be done 3 weeks prior or 4 weeks after procedure
No chemical peels 60 days before or after procedure (brows will peel quicker due to chemicals traveling under the skin)
No Retinols/Retin-A or other anti-aging/acne creams, or serums containing acids as these will fade brows prematurely
Do not work out or sweat heavily the day of the procedure (Or 2 weeks after)
Do not tan or have a sunburned face the day of the procedure
Do not take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, or ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure
No waxing or tinting 3 days before procedure
No alcohol or caffeine 24 procedure procedure
Sick with cold, flu, or sinus/respiratory infection (please reschedule your appointment and stay home to recover)
Skin irritations including: sunburn, rash, eczema, shingles, acne, or psoriasis near the treated area
Pregnant or nursing
Under age 18
Skin irritations (sunburn, rash, eczema, shingles, acne) or psoriasis near the treated area
Had Botox within 3 weeks from scheduled appointment
Used Accutane in the past year
Prone to keloid scarring
Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had an organ transplant
Viral infections and or diseases
Transmittable blood disease, HIV or Hepatitis
It’s a lifting technique designed to give you longer-looking lashes without the need for lash extensions. It will look as if you used a really good eyelash curler, only this lift lasts for 6 to 12 weeks! To top off the treatment. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. It really is an easy way to instantly brighten and open up the eye area!
Please come in make up free. If you wear contacts, they must be removed.
Lash extensions and lash lifts are 2 totally different treatments. We will not be adding any additional lashes. We will simply be curling your natural lashes. That said, for most, it can make your lashes appear fuller because they are so uplifted.
Pretty simple: Do not apply an oil based products to the lashes for the first 24 hours.
None at all! You don’t have to do anything special with your lashes in between lifts.
Of course! You’ll just achieve a more dramatic effect when mascara is applied to your curled lashes.
Some of the lash perms of years past use tiny little rods that product a way too inverted curl. Others, use a type of lash curler/clamp which can be uncomfortable and difficult to work with. The methods I employ use silicon domed shields that lift the lashes from the root, producing a beautiful, uplifted look as if you used a high quality eyelash curler.
No. The lifting solutions are only applied to the new growth area of the lashes, down towards the base and up a bit. Never to the ends of the lashes.
I have found, on occasion, that it’s very difficult and sometimes not possible to sustain the curl with lashes that have a strong cowlick or slanted growth pattern. Also, growth patterns due to plastic surgery in the eye area are often not able to be corrected. I say, give the treatment a shot once, and let’s see how your lashes hold the curl.
No. At first, when I’m applying the shields to the eyelids, it may feel a bit strange. But, for the most part, it’s very relaxing! You just kick back and relax 🙂
Yes. Some of the most dramatic results I’ve achieved have been from those using Latisse® because their lashes are already so long.
Heck yes! Anyone with these types of pesky lashes will love the lash lift! Post treatment, your lashes will all be evenly dispersed and lifted.
Depending on the length and quality of your natural lashes, the lift can last for 6 to 8 weeks.
Most of the time, yes. Though it can be challenging if the lashes aren’t even long enough to bring up and back on to the shield. But I say, give it a shot once and see how you do!
Yes. If ever in doubt, always consult with your physician.
You need to wait at least 1 year from your surgery. It has been my experience with clients who have had this surgery that there is an increased sensitivity in the eye area for quite a while. You need to give yourself that time to heal first. After that, you can consult with your physician to be sure.
Yes, but you need to wait at least 6 months. As always, when in doubt, please consult with your physician.
Chronic dry eye, conjunctivitis, damaged lashes or lashes with gaps (this treatment may make the gaps more noticeable), active eye infections of any kind, trichotillomania (habitual pulling out of lashes), recent chemo treatments (you will need to wait at least a year from your last treatment. When in doubt, always consult with your physician.)