What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery, is a type of semi-permanent makeup. A series of tiny needles that form the shape of a "blade" is used to help deposit small amounts of pigment into the epidermal layer of skin. Microblading will typically last anywhere from 1 to 3 years, this will vary on your skin type as well as skin routine.
What are the benefits of Microblading?
- Create a new brow
- Covers gaps and scars
- Defines arches
- Crisp, realistic, natural looking brows
- Restores natural look
How long does the procedure take?
For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. During this session, your Registered Nurse at Revived Aesthetic will obtain a series of photographs of your eyebrows, she will then shape and style your brows for your approval. After your brow shape is determined, she will then follow up with pigment color selection. Once you are satisfied with the choices, the procedure will begin.
The second Microblading session, referred to as the "perfecting session" takes place after 4 to 6 weeks after the initial session. During this session, your Registered Nurse will perfect the brows. This session will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to complete.
Is the Perfecting Session necessary?
Yes! The perfecting session is necessary as everyone heals differently and the outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!
Do my existing eyebrows need to be shaved off?
The answer is simple, NO! Please do not tweeze, thread, wax or modify your eyebrows in any way for as long as possible, and no sooner than two weeks. Your regular brow maintenance of tweezing, threading, waxing and/or tinting may continue once the brows have healed.
Does it hurt?
The sensation of microblading is said to be similar to tweezing or threading. A topical anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort. Note that if you are on your menstrual cycle then it could increase your sensitivity to pain.
How will I look following the microblading session?
The day of your microblading session you may notice very slight swelling or redness and the anesthetic leaves what looks like a white glow around the area... all this will disappear within hours. As the day progresses, your eyebrows will begin to darken in color and will continue to do during the next few days. Please do not be alarmed, all of this is absolutely normal.
How is the healing process?
The entire healing process will take about 4 to 6 weeks depending on your body's regeneration, age, immune system, and lifestyle. Sometimes after microblading, clients develop dry, flaky skin. It is very important not to rub, pick, or peel off your flakes or scabs. Itching is absolutely normal as skin is repairing itself. Never rub the treated areas it will disturb the skin from the natural healing process. If you happen to get your brows wet at the beginning of the recovery process, simply dry it with a lint free tissue. The way you take care of your new brows after microblading will have great impact on the way it looks. Improper care may often result in "patchy" eyebrows and/or fading.
What steps do I need to ensure that I follow the proper aftercare of Microblading?
During your consultation with our expert Registered Nurse, she will give you a list of Microblading Pre and Post-Care Instructions. But here are some important rules to follow to ensure your new eyebrows heal properly:
- Do not wet for 7 days, please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area.
- No rubbing and no picking. The treated area might feel ticklish during the first phase of the recovery process, it is important not to rub it as you might set yourself of developing an infection in the treated areas. Peeling is normal during the second phase of recovery; avoid any sort of peeling of the dry skin as you might peel out the wrong parts and create bald spots in the newly reconstructed brow.
- No sun beds, tanning, excessive sweating, no makeup or anti-aging creams on the eyebrow area for at least 10 days. It is best to allow the brow to heal before using any of the above.