All about our Microblading services
Everlasting Brows is a new semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement technique, where through the manual application of inserting pigment into the outer layers of the skin, we are able to intimidate individual hair strokes, to create your desired eyebrow shape, fullness and color. The effects can last up to 18 months, after which time the pigment fades. A complimentary touch up is included in the initial cost after 30 days if needed.
MICROBLADING SERVICE BREAKDOWN
Microblading is a new semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement technique, where through the manual application of inserting pigment into the outter layers of the skin, we are able to imitate individual hair strokes, to create your desired eyebrow shape, fullness and colour. The effects can last up to 18 months, after which time the pigment fades.
*Note: This is service if for clients that previously had Microblading done by another artist/salon that was not us. We will require a consultation to be booked first before we can perform the service. The consultation fee will be put towards your service, should you decide to book with us! This service is designed to brighten the previous Microblade up! We will re-shape (if needed) add or correct the previous color & basically give your microbladed brows a new boost of shape & color.
This service is generally performed approx. 12-24 moths after original microblading treatment. It is designed to “darken”up the initial treatment after it starts to fade. We go over the original strokes to add color back to the brow.
We will discuss eyebrow shape/fullness/colour/skin conditions etc. to determine the perfect brow for your face. The price of consult will be applied to your appt. should you choose to book.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Microblading?
Microblading is done using a manual method of permanent makeup that replicates the look of natural hair growth in the eyebrow. Individual hair strokes are placed in the same direction of the existing hair to create a seamless and natural look. The results can last anywhere from 12 months up to 24 months depending on the skin type & lifestyle. A touch up every 18-24 months is recommended. Skin that is firm, normal/dry, with small or invisible pores is ideal for this technique. The Microblading technique is not suitable for very oily, mature, sun damaged or extremely sensitive skin.
What are Ombré Powder Brows?
A shaded technique using a tattoo machine/pen that replicates more of a make-up (powder) look. The intensity of this look can be modified based on the clients personal preference, ranging from soft & airy to bold & dense. Ombré Powder Brows are best for clients who want a well defined, filled in brow, or clients that have minimal hair. It is good for all skin types, especially for clients with oily skin and large pores. A touch up every 24 months is recommended.
Who is NOT a candidate for Microblading?
Anyone under the age of 18. Anyone that is either pregnant or currently nursing. (It is recommended to wait at least 3 months after nursing due to hormonal changes for optimal healed results) People that have very oily skin and large pores are also not good candidates. From our experience, mature skin clients (over the age of 70) may not be good candidates due to thin skin. It may be better to choose a different technique ie: Powder Brows done with the gun. Anyone taking blood thinners. Anyone with a history of keloids, or hypertrophic scarring. History of epilepsy, MRSA or Lupus. Anyone undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. You must be a year out and we will require a medical clearance. Type 1 diabetic will also require a Dr. clearance.
Using Accutane (must be off for one year)
If you are currently using Spironolactone (must be off for 4 weeks prior & 4 weeks after) Anyone with a pacemaker or major heart problems. Uncontrolled high blood pressure. Currently taking oral or topical antibiotics (must be off for 30 days prior to appointment) No Viral Infections or diseases (cold/flu/eye infections)
No chemical peels, or PRP facial or laser treatments (within the last 60 days)
No Botox or fillers within the last two weeks. No surgery 30 days prior to or after treatment. Using any skin care products that contain any retinol, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or alpha hydroxyl’s.
What if I had Microblading/Eyebrow Tattooing before?
If you have had your eyebrows done before, please contact us to set up a consultation. We want to see you in person and see if we can work with the existing pigment. Please don’t forget, your Face is our business card, if we can not make the brows to our liking, we will not perform the procedure, and will refer you for removal.
Does it hurt?
At Aesthetically Speaking, our licensed makeup tattoo artists use two different types of numbing to help alleviate any discomfort. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during the Microblading process.
How long does it take to heal?
Approximately 14 days to completely heal. During this time, we encourage you to let it naturally exfoliate. This means keeping the permanent makeup out of water, sweat, steam, etc. Once the flaking period is complete, the result will appear lighter and the true color will come out after 4 weeks. As long as you’re good at following the aftercare instructions we will give you, there shouldn’t be a problem going to work or being in public.
How long is the appointment?
The appointment usually takes 2 to 3 hours, and most of the appointment time is spent going over drawing the shape of your eyebrows and picking the correct color in order to ensure that your brows turn out perfect!
What to expect during healing?
The entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks. depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. Itching & flaking may appear during the first 7 days post microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by strictly following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
The pigment will appear VERY sharp & dark immediately after the procedure. 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 pad/swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid (lymph) that is naturally exiting your skin. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. However this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally exfoliated from your eyebrows. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling) brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that the color is fading too quickly. Often even with proper care, clients may lose original hair strokes which make brows look uneven. This IS NORMAL. That is the reason why most customers need a touch up after 6-8 weeks. NEVER rub or try to remove the treated area, as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.
You’re too expensive, I found someone cheaper.
Permanent makeup is an extremely meticulous permanent cosmetic procedure & Microblading costs vary from artist to artist. Remember, this is your face, and the procedure is permanent! Our artist’s have trained with some of the top permanent makeup artists in the country and have over 7 years experience doing hundreds of procedures. When looking for a permanent makeup artist, do not nickel and dime your face. Please research local makeup tattoo artists, and more importantly, look at their healed work before you book an appointment. Paying less upfront might end up costing a lot more in the long run to fix. Laser removal takes many sessions and costs add up very quickly.