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What’s the 411 on Microblading

Let’s talk microblading.

OK so this topic can be a little confusing because countless people use different terms and explanations to describe it. Like 3-D brows, feathering, micro shading, powder brows ..

All those terms are different techniques of permanent make up.

By the way even though it’s categorized as permanent make up, it is a semi permanent cosmetic technique. It’s used to create hair like strokes that mimics the natural hair for people with sparse or thinning brows.

We don’t use tattoo Ink! We use biodegradable pigment, which is why when your skin regenerates new cells and exfoliates in your body breaks down the pigment, it fades over time. For some people it can be 6 to 18 months generally speaking, there are gray areas of course. This all depends on your skin type in lifestyle, if you get regular facials done, use AHAs/BHAs, peels, love the sun, workout, etc.

The pigment is color matched to you to give you the most natural look possible. Each clients’ brows are measured and mapped according to their facial structure to improve shape and symmetry. If you have an asymmetrical face it’s OK! Everyone does!

We can help correct and improve your shape to give you the illusion of symmetry.

Make sure your artist is trained and certified. There are some states that don’t require an artist to be trained or certified. (yes, it’s scary!) You can ask for credentials.

Does it hurt?

I get asked this question a lot. Most of my clients report three out of 10 or five out of 10. But to be honest it all depends on how sensitive the person is in their ability to numb. (I have had clients fall asleep during the procedure believe it or not)

I do use two different types of numbing during the procedure.

Achieving your best results relies on aftercare, your skin type, and lifestyle . Just an example, oily skin usually has poor retention when it comes to Microblading. I usually recommend different techniques for people with oily skin.

Each of my clients receive aftercare instructions specific to them along with some products to use at home to make sure they’re taken care of.

Keep in mind your fresh brows are usually darker or bolder than you would expect. But don’t worry they do heal about 50% lighter.

Talk to your artist about your skin type, what you’re trying to achieve, conditions are medications that you may be taking, or any concerns that you may have.

Communication is key.

if you’d like more information on what to expect, contraindications, or care - go to the aftercare section on our website and click permanent makeup aftercare.


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