Frequently asked questions
What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as Eyebrow Embroidery is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent.
How long is a session?
For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 1-2 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
How long does it take to heal?
The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.
Is the touch up session necessary?
Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!
Is it painful?
What are the pre and post care procedures?
Who is not suitable for the procedure?
Risks and Complications?
What if I do not like it?
As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. We always recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists' work and portfolio when making their decisions. Our brow technicians will do their utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.
What are your cancellation or missed appointment policies?
We reserve your appointments especially for you, therefore, we respectfully request at least one week notice for cancellations or rescheduling.
What is the difference between Microblading and powder brows?
Microblading uses a hand tool to create realistic looking hair strokes in the browline. Powdered brows help clients achieve more of a powdered or ombre look instead of individual hair strokes. Powdered brows have a soft makeup look and work great for clients with oily or mature skin.
What are combo brows?
Combo brows is a combination of two forms of semi-permanent techniques: microblading and powder brows (shading). Microblading hair-strokes are placed with a manual tool around the border of the brow to give the brow a natural look.
Which procedure takes longer to heal
Healing time and process is also quite similar. They both take 4-6 weeks to completety heal.
Your brows will be dark and swollen after the procedure. Then you need to follow strict aftercare rules for two weeks. Your brows will change color and scabbing is usually involved after both treatments. Unlike microblading scabs that fall off in patches, powder brows scab in one big (or a few big) pieces.
Which procedure lasts longer
The life expectancy of microblading treatment and its variations is 1-3 years. It is said that powder brows last a little bit longer than microblading. Average microblading lasts around 2 years, while powder brows can last three, and even up to four years.
The longevity of both microblading and powder brows depends on your skin type, as well as your lifestyle and everyday routine. If you do some sport, sweat a lot and are exposed to the sun very often, your microblading/powder brow will fade faster. You can prolong both brow’s effects by booking regular touch ups.
What is saline removal?
The saline removal solution is implanted using a tattoo machine or hand tool, the salt dries out the skin it's implanted into. Treated skin forms a dried-out scab during healing, and during treatments you'll see the scab contains some of the tattoo pigment.