Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure that yields natural, crisp strokes that resemble hair. It is done by hand, using a very fine blade to deposit a small amount of ink into the skin. Kathy has developed a process at Teresa's beauty bar to create the maximum fullness and longevity for your brows. Sculpting Microblading never completely go away, however fading will occur after a few years depending on your lifestyle.
Every brow we create for our client is personalized. We interview you to get a sense of your makeup routine and lifestyle. Do you draw on brows everyday or just special occasions? Do you like dramatic brows that get attention or do you prefer a more subtle look? A lot of our clients have over plucked in the past and want a return to their original look. We can do any and all of that and anywhere in between. The interview helps us determine whats right for YOU.
If you have a picture, we'll do our best to match it. If you have any scars (perhaps from a brow lift), we'll let you know how much this will affect the procedure. This is also our time to be very realistic with you about what we can accomplish. We never over-promise, but at the same time, we can accomplish quite a lot!
PRE-PROCEDURE EYEBROW MICROBLADING TREATMENT
Wash and exfoliate your brows by using your regular soap cleanser. Then, we we will be working with new skin.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and ibuprofen two days before to minimize oozing/bleeding or swelling after the procedure.
Do not workout the day of the procedure because it expands the pores.
Do not tweeze, wax, tint, or have electrolysis for one week prior to treatment. If you bleach your eyebrows, the chemicals will bleach the pigment as well.
Avoid having your brows done when you are too tanned as tanned skin exfoliates and bleeds and the pigment will not 'take' and will look blurred. Ideally, you should have no tan or sun exposure 30 days prior to your appointment.
No chemical peels 60 days prior or 60 days after because the chemicals travel under the skin and will fade your eyebrows.
Do not wet for 7 days, please wash your face carefully around the eyebrows without getting water on the treated area. If you feel dust or discomfort on the treated area,wipe it gently with alcohol.
No rubbing, no picking. The treated area might feel a little ticklish during the first phase of recovering process, it is important not to rub it as you might get infection in your skin. Avoid any sort of peeling of dry skin as you might peel out the wrong parts and create bald spots in newly reconstructed brow.
Apply aquaphor on the 3rd day of treatment. Ointment is usually applied in the evening before sleep, some customer might need to apply it 2 times per day. It will help to keep treated area moisturized and soft for the rest of recovery period. Avoid petroleum jelly or vaseline as it can cause a reaction and block skin from breathing.
No sun beds, tanning, excessive sweating in the gym, no makeup or anti aging creams on the brow area for at least 10 days. It is best to allow the brow to heal first before using any of the above.
The skin of every person heals in different ways. Issues may arise that would be addressed in the second and sometimes third session for a fuller look.
How long will they last?
Depends on the individual's skin, activities etc. Generally lasts up to 3 years but sometimes clients refreshen as soon as 1 year for eyebrow service.
Can I get them wet or work out?
No, not for at least one week to keep the treated area dry and reduce the risk of complications or infection and to retain the maximum amount of pigment implanted.
Can I wear makeup after?
Not on the procedure area for at least one week but everywhere else is fine.
Is the secondary appointment necessary?
I highly recommend since microblading is a two-fold , (sometimes three due to the clients skin type) process that required adjustments to ensure your brows are natural and perfected.
Does it hurt?
We use top quality numbing cream so the procedure is very tolerable and comfortable for our client. If it makes you feel better, we have had many clients fall asleep during this procedure.
Will you draw in shape first?
Yes, I won't start on you until you agree with the color selected and shape. The majority of the time is spent in selecting the appropriate color for your skin, and in measuring and artistically drawing on the planned procedure prior to actually implanting the color.
How long does it take to heal? Will I be able to go back to work?
Healing period is one week. As long as you're good at following aftercare instructions, there shouldn't be a problem going to work or being out in public.
How long is the appointment?
About 1.5 hours with most of the time spent going over colors and drawing in shapes. Adequate time is allowed for topical anesthetic to make you completely comfortable. You will also be given thorough aftercare instructions for optimum healing and outcome.