Please inquire for all questions including pricing and availability for full-service microblading as well as touch-ups at 847-780-6211 (Text or Call) or e-mail me at email@example.com. My studio location is in Elk Grove Village, IL.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing that is semi-permanent. The process is done with a manual pen tool and very fine (micro) needles that implant pigment under the epidermis of the skin. Microblading provides a realistic and natural result by creating hair stroke patterns that mimic the shape and growth pattern of a natural eyebrow. Microblading can dramatically correct or reconstruct a lost eyebrow and is an excellent procedure for those who have thinning or sparse brows or for individuals that simply don’t want to be bothered with filling in their brows every day. It will be one less step in your every day makeup routine!
The results can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years depending on the skin type and skincare routine. It is mandatory that the client comes in 4-8 weeks after their initial appointment for a touch-up, or what we call the “perfecting session”. This is where I will go over the strokes once more and touch up any areas that need further filling in. This appointment is very important as everyone heals differently and some of the hair strokes may have faded depending on your skin, or your aftercare. This appointment will ensure that your skin retains the color and your results will last.
What is the difference between an eyebrow tattoo and Microblading?
For a helpful article that explains the differences between eyebrow microblading and eyebrow tattooing, view ‘Microblading vs. Eyebrow Tattoo: What’s the Difference‘.
How long does the procedure take?
The first appointment averages to about 2.5-3 hours. The touch-up appointment will take less time, and averages to around 1.5 hours.
Is the procedure painful?
Everyones tolerance is different, but the pain is considered mild to none. It is nothing like getting a regular tattoo. Some describe it as a light cat scratch, while some feel almost nothing at all. Many of my clients actually fall asleep. Anesthetic will be applied throughout the procedure to help with any pain.
After the procedure, redness and light swelling is normal. The area may feel similar to a mild sunburn.
Microblading is not right for you if you:
- Are currently on Accutane or other strong Retinoids – you must wait 6 months after you are finished before you can consider getting microblading done.
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Are prone to keloids (raised scars)
- Are Diabetic (will require a note from your Doctor)
- Have had Botox in the last 30 days
- Have heart conditions or using heart medications
- Allergic to Lidocaine (numbing agent)
Where did you receive training?
I have been trained by AMA America Microblading Academy, which is one of the top Microblading schools in the world with trusted, licensed and experienced microblading artists.
The pigments I use are Organic and are made with the highest safety – free of toxic and mutagenic substances, iron oxides, preservatives, and acrylic. It is medical grade pigment and helps to accelerate the healing process. The color is natural and rich.
What payment methods do you accept?
- Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Quickpay, Zelle.
BEFORE your Microblading Procedure:
- Chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Light Therapy and Laser Treatments should be done at least 30 days before your appointment.
- Please take a break from Retinoids (Vitamin A), AHA’s (Glycolic acid, Lactic Acid, etc) and Vitamin C for at least 7 days before your appointment.
- No eyebrow waxing for 2-3 days prior to your appointment.
- Limit sun exposure for 1 week before and after your appointment. Skin should be healthy and free of sunburn.
- Please refrain from drinking alcohol or taking blood thinning medications (ex: Advil, Aleve, Excedrin, Motrin, Aspirin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil Supplements) within 24 hours of your appointment. Tylenol is okay. It is also recommended not to drink caffeine (no coffee, caffeinated tea or energy drinks) before your appointment.
- You may come to your appointment with your brows filled in as you normally do. I have wipes and makeup remover when it will come time to remove the makeup.
What you can expect DURING your procedure:
- You will fill out a medical history form that should take a few minutes to read over and sign.
- You will lie down and I will use a measuring tool to carefully and precisely measure and draw on the outline of your brows in ratio to your face and unique features.
- Next, we will choose the perfect pigment color for you. Keep in mind, the color will fade by around 30%. A good color choice would be similar to your natural hair root color.
- I will begin creating natural hair strokes. After I have filled in all of the strokes, anesthetic will be placed on your brow to alleviate any discomfort.
- Pigment will be worked into the strokes to sit and absorb into the skin to darken the hair strokes.
- I will repeat this process on the opposite brow while the previous brow sits.
- I will wipe down the first brow and repeat the process for a second time and fill in any other hair strokes needed. This time around your brows should be numbed. I will do this process for both brows.
- Once finished, I will clean the area thoroughly.
- Look in the mirror and admire your newly sculpted brows! 🙂
AFTER your Microblading Procedure:
- No heavy exercising or excess sweating, swimming, sauna, hot bath/shower or jacuzzi for 10 days. Keep your face directly out of the shower stream and do your best to keep the brow area dry. Avoid long showers during this time as steam can affect the color and detail retention, making the strokes look less crisp.
- Picking, peeling or scratching your brows should be avoided during the healing process, as doing so can increase risk of scarring or removing pigment, leaving a patchy result. Let the skin fall off naturally. Once any flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin may cover the microbladed hair strokes. It may appear as though the strokes have completely disappeared. Don’t be alarmed! This is just new skin forming. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
- Use a washcloth or makeup remover wipes to cleanse your face being careful to avoid the eyebrow area.
- Avoid brow makeup for the first 10 days.
- Do not wax, thread, tweeze or use hair removal products on the area that was treated until your brows have healed. Tweezing strays that are not directly on the area that was treated is okay.
- No sun tanning for at least two weeks. Once your brows have healed, it is recommended to use SPF30+ on your eyebrow area, as the sun can fade the pigment. You can further protect your brows by wearing large sunglasses or a sunhat.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic, Citric, etc), Retinoids, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and any other skin treatment that accelerate skin renewal and aid in exfoliation of the skin should be avoided near the eyebrow area, as these can all lighten the pigment of the ink, causing you to need more frequent touch-ups.
- Once the area has completely healed, any changes/additions can be made at your perfecting session, 6-8 weeks following your first appointment. It takes about 4 weeks for the skin cells in the brows to regenerate and settle in.
If you have any other questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, feel free to contact me! I’d be more than happy to answer any questions that you have.