What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of semi permanent makeup where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. It creates tiny hairlike stokes to mimic the natural hair in your brows.
What is Microblading and Microshading?
Microshading, or powder brows, are created using a rotary tool and combined with microblading for this procedure. This treatment is great for individuals who want a natural look, but have over plucked their eyebrows and no longer have brow hair growing back.
What is Shading/Ombre Brows?
Ombre- meaning from light to dark- is created using a rotary tool and has a two-toned effect that is great for those who want a more defined, bolder brow or for those with oily skin.
What should you expect?
As with any permanent/semi-permanent cosmetic procedure there could be the sensation of burning and tingling. Numbing cream will be applied to help combat this. Aftercare is of upmost importance and you will need a touch up 6-8 weeks after initial appointment. Keep in mind your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
Days 1-4: The pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Your brows may swell and appear larger also.
Days 5-7: Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Days 8-12: Your brows may look as though the pigment has completely faded – do not panic – take a deep breath and trust the process.
Days 14-28: Your brows may still look a little patchy or uneven, but the pigment will start to “reappear” as the pigment settles and the healing continues.
Again, you may get your touch-up/perfecting procedure done at the 4-6 week point, but NO SOONER to allow for complete healing of the brows. Pro-Tip: Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade quickly.