Microblading

What is it?

Microblading  also known as 3D 6D brows, eyebrow embroidery, or feathering  is semi permanent cosmetic procedure. This procedure uses a fine needle point manual tattoo pen to create fine crisp lines. These hair-like strokes drawn one by one will fill in, camouflage, correct or simply enhance the look of your brows. The finished look will appear to be more natural because of the thinness of the strokes, unlike the traditional permanent cosmetic tattoo. The results can be last up to 12 months before getting a touch up.

Custom brow design

We recognize that each client has her own unique eyebrow shape, and we do not rely on stencils to create a perfect shape. High quality pigments are custom blended to match your natural brow color and complement your skin tone. The procedure involves implanting the pigment by “scratching” the epidermis. Brand new sterilized needles are used for each client and disposed properly after each use. We use a medical grade topical anesthetic during the procedure to keep you comfortable. However, this is a tattoo-like procedure so some pain and discomfort is to be expected.

What to expect?

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Microblading procedure is done in 2 appointments . The initial appointment  followed by a touch up appointment in 4-6 weeks. At the initial appointment, we will discuss in detail your brow desire such as size, shape and color. Then we will create a preliminary drawing to create the frame. Once everything is finalized and approved by you, we will begin to embedding the pigments using brand new, sterilized, one time use, hand held tool. 2 to 3 days after the procedure the color and the strokes will appear darker, but after about a week, it will lighten and slightly shrink, and once completely healed the colour may lighter by up to 40%.

At the second appointment, we will do a touch up. This can only be done after the area has completely healed (approximately 4-6 weeks) . We will add any strokes to area which had faded or disappeared to complete the look. (Two Touch up session is included in the initial price as introductory promotion)

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Additional touch up may be required depending on how the pigment is accepted by the skin.  In order to keep the color sharp and strokes crisp, a color boost or a touch up is recommended every 12  months. The timing of a touchup appointment depends on your skin type (oily skin does not hold the pigment well), and your maintenance (sun exposure without proper protection will fade the colour quickly) The secret to proper healing and long lasting brows is healthy skin.

 

 

 

Candidates

Microblading is perfect for anyone who want to get up looking beautiful with full and defined brows.

You are not  good candidate if;
– You are pregnant or breast feeding
– You have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring
– You have skin irritations or psoriasis in the treatment area
– You have viral infections and/or diseases
– You are allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
– You are using accutane, or have stopped using accutane in the last xx months
– You had botox done in the last 2 months
– You have a  cold/flu
– You had a chemical peel in the last 2 weeks
– You had a tan or planning to tan in the next 4 weeks
– You had a sun burn in the last 4 weeks
– you have a birthmark on your eyebrow

We will require a doctor’s note if;
– You are diabetic
– You have received/give organ transplant
– You have a heart condition
– You have/had cancer
-You have high blood pressure
– You have epilepsy
– You are on certain medication

Book an appointment

Consultation is required before booking the treatment appointment.  The consultation may be done through e-mail, by phone or in person. The treatment appointment will be booked on a different date. During the consultation, the procedure, pre and post after care instructions will be explained to you, and we will check if your skin is in good condition to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you suspect that you may be allergic to the pigment, we recommend you to do a pigment patch test  at the consultation to check for any sensitivity.

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Possible Risk and Complication

You may experience some pain and discomfort. We use a topical anesthetic to numb the procedure area, however some people may not respond well to the anesthetics. Some discomfort should be expected during the procedure.

Allergic reaction to the anesthesia. In the topical anesthesia, most common ingredients include Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine and Epinephrine. If you are allergic to any of these medications please notify your technician prior to your scheduled appointment.

Infection. It is very rare but it may happen if you are negligent. The best way to prevent infection is not touching the area with dirty hands. Always keep the area clean and hygienic during the healing process. Please read and follow our aftercare instructions thoroughly.

Uneven pigmentation. This may result due to different factors such as poor healing, infection, bleeding, excessive oil in your skin etc. These imperfections will likely be corrected at the touch up appointment. The healed result rely heavily on your aftercare at home, so please carefully follow the aftercare instructions.

Lack in symmetry. We do our very best to keep the brows symmetrical, and you will check the shape of the brow before we proceed with the procedure. However, our faces are not perfectly symmetrical. If the healed result appears to be off in terms of symmetry, we will make adjustments as necessary at the touch up appointment.

Redness, swelling or bruising. Minor redness and tenderness is normal right after the procedure and perhaps the following day. If you experience excessive swelling or bruising contact your physician.

Keloid formation. This is when injured skin forms scar tissue to protect the skin, which then grows excessively beyond the scope of the injury. If you are prone or have a history of keloid scarring please inform your technician.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) This is a pigmentary disorder which occurs commonly to individuals with darker skin tones. If you are prone to PIH you are not a good candidate for this procedure.

Developing granulomas. These are nodules that may form around material that the body perceives as foreign, such as particles of makeup pigment.

If you have an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scheduled please inform the doctor or technician of your cosmetic procedure. This only occurs on rare occasion where people with permanent makeup have experienced swelling or burning sensation around the procedure area.

The risk of an allergic reaction to the pigment or other products during the procedure.  We recommend to doing a patch test at the consultation appointment to determine if you have any allergies to the tattoo pigments. Should you experience an adverse allergic reaction it is your responsibility to seek advice from your health care provider for proper diagnosis.
Please be truthful and answer all of our questions in our medical history questionnaire.

Pre and Post After Care

Before your appointment

– If possible, do not take blood thinners 5-7 days before the procedure to prevent bleeding.
***Important note:  Do not discontinue any medications that are prescribed by a physician or which are necessary for your health without consulting your doctor!

– Avoid alcohol 24 hours before your appointment to prevent excessive bleeding.

– Wash your hair before the appointment since you will need to avoid touching the treatment area.

– Do not drink any caffeinated drinks within 72 hours of your appointment.

– Start drinking 2L of water every day for 2 weeks leading up to your appointment to improve your skin condition for optimal result.

After your appointment

Step 1. Immediately after procedure dab eyebrows every 5 minutes with tissue to absorb the yellow lymph until you begin the rest of the aftercare regime.Picture_20170404_201247779

Step 2. At the half hour mark you will gently wash your brows with the provided soap on a wet cotton round. Then pat dry with a dry cotton round. Apply a thin layer of ointment.

Day 1 – same procedure outlined above every 3 hours. *Be sure to wash off old layer of ointment every time you wash your brows.
Day 2- same procedure every 5 hours
Day 3- same procedure every 5 to 7 hours
Day 4- same procedure 3 times per day…
Day 5- 2 times per day…
Day 6-10 – at least at once per day and before going to sleep.
If you don’t wash them, lymph will leak and dry when it mixes with the air. Lymph, pigments, and cream become scabs. Scabs will fall out and you will loose strokes.

Other aftercare instructions;

– Protect your brows from uv rays. If you must be in the sun, wear a hat or large sunglasses.

– You can apply a cold press on the procedure area. Cover the ice in a clean plastic bag and use a clean tissue to cover the bag each time. Apply for 10-15 minutes per hour for a couple hours.

– Avoid exercise that causes sweating for 5 days.

– Avoid immersing the procedure area in water (swimming, bathing, pools etc)for 24 hours. Avoid water in the procedure area as much as possible until the procedure area heals.

– Avoid make up, lash/brow tints and other facial treatments until the procedure heals (2 weeks).

– Avoid gardening and contact with animals for 2 weeks following the procedure to prevent infection.

– Avoid any clothing that may irritate the procedure area.

– Your permanent cosmetic will begin to turn darker immediately and for the next 3-4 days. After this, the color will settle back to the original color chosen.

– It is normal for some people to have pigment scabs, let them flake off naturally. If you pick your scabs you it may result in patchy or uneven brows. It may also lead to scaring, keloids and prolonged redness.

– Over the next 2-3 weeks, the color may lighten up by 40%.

– Try to sleep on your back as the pigment may come off on your pillow while you sleep, and may stain linens.

– If you develops any symptoms of infection or adverse reaction please seek medical attention immediately.  symptoms include: excessive redness, swelling, tenderness of procedure site, elevated body temperature, rash or purulent drainage from procedure site. Please note that some redness, swelling and tenderness is normal.