IS MICROBLADING PAINFULL

Anaesthetics (Numbing Cream) are used for your comfort. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable, whereas other clients report no discomfort at all depending on the client’s pain tolerance. On average our clients say the pain level is a 3 on a 1 to 10.

Microblading (or eyebrow embroidery) is a relatively new, manual method. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional hairstroke technique. It is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the epidermis. Because we’re impacting color closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. There is no “spilling” under the skin. This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present. People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as people who simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows.The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow color, and if the eyebrows are still present, blend perfectly into them. The results are a natural, flawless, fuller looking brow. Initially, the brows appear darker, but fade significantly over a two week period. It is absolutely crucial to have a touch up done, as it is very difficult to predict how well the skin will retain the pigment.

Anaesthetics (Numbing Cream) are used for your comfort. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable, whereas other clients report no discomfort at all depending on the client’s pain tolerance. On average our clients say the pain level is a 3 on a 1 to 10.

No. We do not perform microblading during pregnancy or while breast feeding. The chemicals in anesthetic and pigments are not recommended during pregnancy or while breast feeding.

You may not do this procedure if:

You are under 18
You get Keloid scars
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have been on Accutane within 1 year of the procedure.
Diabetic
Have HIV or Hepatitis or any other viral infections and/or diseases
Undergoing Chemotherapy
Epilepsy
A Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had an organ transplant
Sick (cold, flu, ect. Will affect the healing process, please reschedule)
You have irritation of the skin of any kind such as blemishes, pimples, rash, psoriosis, eczema, rosacea, sunburn on the area of procedure.
You are on Retin-A or Retinols. Be off 7 days before appointment and avoid 30 days after
You generally don’t heal well and develop infections easily

What do I need to know prior to my procedure?

Do NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE before the procedure (at least 24hrs for alcohol)
Do NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such a Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance.
If you have recently tanned this will affect the outcome of the healed colour.
If you’ve had laser removal of previous work done by someone else, the treated area has now more scar tissue and can affect the outcome of the result. More treatments may be necessary to have the skin take the colour.
Botox should be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
Avoid exercising the day of procedure as this will open up the pores.
Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
No waxing or tinting 3 days before
It usually takes 2 appointments for desired results. The first appointment is about structure, design, and building hairstrokes. the touchup is about seeing how the skin heals and retains pigment, as well as making any necessary adjustments to achieve better symmetry and volume.
Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. Over the next 2 days it will appear even darker and thicker as scabs begin to form. Let the scabs naturally flake off bit by bit. It will take up to 14 days for scabbing to be over.
You may NOT get the area wet or apply any kind of products (except for ointment) for at least 10 days after.
NO makeup on the area for 2 weeks.

After Care 

Following after care instruction is very crucial to the success of your microbladed eyebrows. Do not let any water touch your eyebrows for a long period of time (quick rinse 30 minutes after the procedure is okay). Do not let any lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after your procedure.

Immediately after, the area will be EXTREMELY dark and get darker over the next 2 days as a scab forms in the area. 30-50% of your pigment will be in the scabs. Over the next 7-14 days your scabs should flake off bit by bit. Some people scab in light flakes and some develop a thick scab.

Everybody is different, but whatever you do, do NOT pick at the scabs and make sure you read through and follow the AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS properly to obtain the best results.

If the scabbing phase is not over by 14 days, please continue your Aftercare instructions until scabs are completely gone.

After the scabbing phase is over, you will see that the color of your pigment appears foggy and muted in color because a layer of skin has grown over the pigment to seal it in. Not to worry, over the next several weeks your skin will regenerate and the pigment will be more vibrant in color. The complete healing process takes at least 6 weeks which is when the true orientation of the pigment will show.

For most people, there shouldn’t be too much of a problem going to work or being out in public, as long as you’re good at following aftercare instructions. However, some people may develop thicker scabs and have minor swelling. You may take an Advil or apply an icepack after your treatment to reduce swelling and discomfort.

  • 30 minutes after the treatment, RINSE the eyebrows with neutral soap (children’s) or cold water. Remove all the lymph that may appear on the eyebrows. After that apply a very thin layer of PhiShield (after care cream).
  • Repeat this procedure 3-5 times during the day. If the treatment was done late in the afternoon and you do not have time to do it 3 to 5 times, put a plastic foil over the eyebrows you previously applied the cream on, so that you protect the eyebrows from dry ing and wiping overnight.
  • In the next 7 days, maintain facial hygiene and apply the cream after washing your face or having a shower. PhiShied (after care cream) can be used on all skin types, due to its natural active components that regulate oiling.

What is to be avoided in the next 7 days

  • Sweating
  • Swimming
  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
  • Sun tanning or salon tanning
  • Facial Massage
  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
  • Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
  • Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab

What is to be avoided in the next 30 days

  • Sunbathing, Sun tanning or salon tanning
  • Solarium
  • Light Therapies
  • Chemical Peeling
  • Fruit Acids
  • Microdermabrasions
  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck
  • Always protect the eyebrows from the sun with SPFs (Not during the first 7 days)

Tattoo Eyebrows Healing Process

The healing process is a fascinating and important aspect of your permanent makeup procedure. It differs from person to person and is based on several factors. Here we will explain those factors, and show you what to expect during all the stages of the tattoo eyebrows healing process to help you recover as quickly and successfully as possible.

Healing Factors

A tattoo is effectively a skin deep flesh wound, and it will heal in much the same way. There are several physiological factors that help determine the average speed, healing time, and effectiveness of the healing process. They include:

  • Age – Generally, as with any type of skin trauma, older looser skin tends to take a bit longer than younger skin to heal and regenerate.
  • Skin Type – Scarring affects different skin types differently based on collagen production. Darker skin, for example is susceptible to raised keloid scars, while lighter skin may have a more sunken pitted appearance.
  • Circulation – Good circulation facilitates healthy fresh blood flow through the wounded area, and cuts down considerably on healing time.   
  • Estrogen Levels – Estrogen affects wound healing by regulating a variety of genes associated with regeneration. 
  • How Easily Or Severely You Swell And/Or Bruise– Although permanent eyebrows are least affected by swelling and bruising, some individuals are extremely prone which can extend the amount of time it takes to heal.
  • Diet – Studies suggest that good nutrition and “power” foods ( that contain proteins, vitamins A, C, and Zinc) promote healing.  
  • Stress – Stress results in the deregulation of the immune system, which is proven to cause a substantial delay in wound healing. 
  • Diabetes – Diabetic individuals show a documented impairment in the healing of acute wounds.
  • Smoking– Smoking causes a delay in wound healing and an increase in complications such as infection, rupture, leakage, and sometimes even necrosis. 
  • Excessive Physical Activity – Excessive exercise or activity could cause an increased risk of abrasion,  and the sensitive areas to stretch making scabbing difficult. 
  • Exposure To Sunlight – Excessive sun exposure can cause reddening, blistering, and inflammation potentially causing infection and scarring to the already sensitive area.
  • Medications – Some medications may interfere with response to inflammation, platelet function, and an ability to form clots, significantly affecting healing.

Healing Process Stage 1: First Two Weeks

Immediately after your eyebrow tattoo procedure, the healing process begins. You may initially experience swelling, redness, skin sensitivity, and possibly some minor bruising.  All are normal side effects when deciding to tattoo eyebrows, but none of them should last longer than two (2) days.  A good over the counter pain reliever should help. The good news is, that unlike other cosmetic tattoo enhancements (like eyeliner and lips), tattoo eyebrows are least affected by swelling and bruising.  Remember, if swelling or bruising persists more than a day or two, it may be a sign of infection, so be sure to contact your CPCP and/or doctor right away.

The appearance of your new permanent eyebrows will be darker and thicker than you might expect. Usually after about a week or so, the area and top layer starts to scab and “shed” off in sections.  The new exposed pigment will eventually soften and settle into an appropriate natural appearance. To help aid in the healing process of your new tattooed eyebrows during this period, apply the PhiShield (aftercare cream) at night before going to bed.  This will help cut down on the possibility of infection. Also, be careful to limit any excessive physical activity or exposure to direct sunlight, and be sure not to pick or scrub your tattoos as they heal.  This will cause scarring.  In total, this initial period should take approximately two (2) weeks for your tattooed eyebrows to fully heal and set.

Healing Process Stage 2: First Two Weeks

During the next phase of the healing process, as eyebrow tattoo scabbing and shedding occurs, you may feel tempted to soothe your eyebrows with cold. You can use anything from a cold compress (NOT frozen), to damp tea bags, to face cloths (NOT wet). Just be sure to only add light pressure when placing them onto the eyebrows.  It is also important that you be very careful not to rub, scratch, or scrub, the new eyebrow tattoo, because at this phase of the healing process, there is still the possibility that the semi-permanent ink could fall off.  By far, the best overall healing component is oxygen. If its tolerable, it is highly recommended that you simply let your new tattoo eyebrows  breathe.  After approximately two (2) weeks, your eyebrows will have mostly healed during the “shedding” process. The initial “intensity” will have faded, and the desired color shade will start appearing.

Healing Process Stage 3: Touch Up Procedure

About four (4) weeks – 6 (weeks) after your original eyebrow tattoo appointment, you should schedule a “touch up” with your permanent cosmetic professional. This should be at no extra charge and included in the original price. Your specialist will go over the tattoo again to darken the pigment and fix and fill in any areas needing correction or modification. Additionally, after a few weeks, if your eyebrow color has settled into an undesirable tone, it can be adjusted at the second visit.

Some people at times have a resistant skin type where the ink doesn’t like to take. You may need more than one touch up if you are one of the few that fall into this category. This is an exceptional circumstance that will require you to work out a special payment schedule with your permanent eyebrow technician. After a couple more weeks of repeated ointment application, the tattooed eyebrow healing process should be complete, and you shouldn’t have to schedule another appointment again for another 9-12 months.