WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading (also referred to as Microstroking, Eyebrow Embroidery, Feather Stroke Brows, 3D Brows, micropigmentation, etc) is the process of
manually implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin, into the epidermis, by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce
the appearance of hair strokes.
DOES IT HURT?
The discomfort is relative as everyone has a different level of sensitivity. A pre-numbing anesthetic is applied for numbing before and during
the procedure. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Our clients are usually pleased to
discover that it is no more painful than tweezing or threading. You will have very little feeling.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
It can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. The pigment will fade over time and we recommend you get an annual touch-up to keep them looking their
best. There is no guarantee in how long it lasts as each individual has very different skin and lifestyle.
Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: skin type, pigment selection, lifestyle (sun exposure, smoking,
acidic skincare products, etc,) chemical peels, etc…
Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different
rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.
1.Pregnant or nursing
8.HIV, Hepatitis, or any other viral infections and/or diseases
9.Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
10.If you do not generally heal well and develop infections easily
11.Directly after Botox treatment (after 1 month is allowed)
12.Use of Accutane, Isoltretinoin, or other retinoids (after 6 months is allowed)
13.If you have a pacemaker, this manual method can be used, but any machine use is not allowed
14.Very sensitive and pain intolerant
15.Sunburn or frostbitten (allowed after symptoms are gone)
16.Problem skin broken capillaries
17.Acne on treatment area
18.Moles on treatment area
20.Very dry or peeling skin on treatment area.
Possible Risks, Hazards, or Complications
Pain: There can be pain even after the topical anesthetic has been used. Anesthetics work better on some people than on others.
Infection: Infection is very unusual. The areas treated must be kept clean, and only freshly cleaned hands should touch the areas.
Uneven Pigmentation: This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding, or many other causes. Your touch-up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.
Asymmetry: Every effort will be made to avoid asymmetry, but our faces are not symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow-up session to correct any unevenness.
Excessive Swelling or Bruising: Some people bruise or swell more than others. Ice packs may help reduce the swelling.
The swelling or bruising typically disappears in 1-5 days. Some people don’t bruise or swell at all.
Anesthetics: Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area to be tattooed. Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine,
and/or Epinephrine cream and/or liquid are used. If you are allergic to any of these, please inform me now.
MRI: Because pigments used in Permanent Cosmetic procedures contain inert oxides, a low level magnet may be required
if you need to be scanned by an MRI machine. You must inform your MRI Technician of any tattoos or permanent cosmetics.
Eye Brow / Eye Liner AFTERCARE
1.If there is any swelling,apply an ice pack to the area for 15 minute session.Do not put ice directly on the eyes.
2.Apply recommended ointment gently with a cotton swab 3 to 5 times a day for at least 1 week.
3.Keep area clean,but do not wash with soap for 4 days.You may carefully cleanse around the brow or eyelids in morning by splashing warm water
on the eyes.Do not rub skin vigorously when washing your face for at least 10 days.
4.Do not apply any make up to the tattooed area for at least 7 days.
5.Occasionally people will experience swelling or redness for 2 or 3 days.1 in 25 people may even exprience a light bruising which will disappear quickly.
6.Understand that your eyebrow color will be too dark for approximately 4 to 5 days.Do not try to remove the excess color with soap.This color will flake and fade to a beautiful,natural color if left undisturbed.
7.For several days after the procedure you may experience: Eyelashes sticking together in the morning , Puffy eyes, Light bruising near the eyelid area.
8.Do not sun bath,tanning or heavy workouts for 30 days.
9.Do not do chemical peels, mesotherapy, dermabrasion, Botox or any other intense treatments for 4 weeks.
10.Do not swim in pools or hot tubs for 30 days.If you must use a pool or hot tub,keep brow area as dry as possible and use a light coat of petroleum jelly/ointment on area before entering pool.
11.Normal activity may be resumed at once.You may read or use your eyes as much as feels comfortable.
12.after approximately 3 days,you may feel itching .This does not mean you are allergic to the pigment,but the flaking process has started
to take place.Icing the area for a few minutes,should alleviate this feeling.Apply recommended ointment thereafter.
13.When permanent eyeliner or eyebrows begin to flake do not pick at the flake.Allow them to flake naturally,early removal of pigment crust may result in areas with insufficient pigment.
14.Signs and symptoms of infection include,but not limited to,severe redness ,swelling,tenderness of the procedure site,red streakes going from the procedure site towards the heart,elevated body temperature,or pueulent drainage from the procedure site.Discharge from site may be green/yellow in color and foul in odor.
Sometimes residual pigment, blood, white blood cells, etc., can arise from the open wound, if this occurs you should gently dab this away.
Don’t panic if dry patches or scabs appear as this can be taken care of in the second touch-up appointment.
Avoid Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline during your healing period. Anything with a petroleum base can cause a reaction, crusting, scabbing and sweating so the skin is not able to breathe.
Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising.
Aftercare balm/Aquaphor is nice for scabbing and tightness.
Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 2-7 days the darkness will fade and once swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears.
If they are too dark or still a bit uneven after 4 weeks then we will make adjustments during the touch up appointment.
Color change or color loss. As the procedure area heals the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear.
This can all be addressed during the touch up appointment and is why the touch up is necessary.
The procedure area has to be completely healed before we can address any concerns. This takes about four weeks.