MICROBLADING FAQ

HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT USUALLY TAKE?

Usually Microblading is done in two sessions (it can take up to 3) to ensure optimal results. The first takes two to three hours. In the first session, the brow is shaped and styled to the client’s preference, and pigment is applied.. Four to eight weeks later, the client returns for the second session for the perfection treatment, This can take one to two hours.

HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE TO HEAL?

It takes about ten days for healing. In that time any redness will fade and the initial darkness of the eyebrows will begin to lighten. The color will lighten over about thirty days as it completely sets in. After completely healed 4-8 weeks later, you will come back for the second session and go through a second healing process where the strokes were added or adjusted. After the perfection treatments strokes are completely healed over you will have your new beautiful brows. Buh-Bye makeup!

WHAT TO EXPECT FOLLOWING THE MICROBLADING PROCEDURE?

From the very first day you will have clean crisp hair-like strokes. They will appear 25% darker then the healed end result. The first 3 days following the treatment your skin and the brow color itself will appear more red as the skin will have some irritation. During the time that they appear darker; Please take care not to scrub them or try to remove the pigment by yourself. Usually around day 7 the brows will lose about 40% of the color intensity and will appear almost too light or a bit patchy. This is a normal part of the healing process. Be patient, The color will begin to reappear after it has faded as the color sets in. Sometimes it's necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by adding more strokes. In the touch up session, the final adjustments are made to assure the client’s satisfaction. You may experience some itchiness as the brows heal for up to 2 months after each procedure. This a normal part of the healing process. Please take care not to scratch or pick any scabs that may have formed during healing. Gentle cleansing of the brow area followed by a light glossing of skin candy will help ease any itching.

After completely healed, continue to care for your brows as you would a tattoo. Sun protection will help sustain your new brows. Sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 50 is recommended. Avoiding skincare products that would exfoliate, strip, or lighten your skin will aid in longer lasting results.

WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO DO THE PERFECTION TREATMENT OR AND WHAT TO?

The perfection session is necessary because everyone heals differently and therefore the outcomes vary. Different skin types and tones will take pigments differently. Environmental factors as well as aftercare will dictate the overall healing process.

CAN THE TOUCH UP BE DONE IN LESS THAN FOUR WEEKS?

This is not recommended because the healing needs to be completed before the final results are seen. Final adjustments should only be done after the initial work has stabilized.

IS MICROBLADING PAINFUL?

The level of discomfort is relatively minor. Some liken it to tweezing two to three hairs at the same time. Usually a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area being worked. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.

Redness and slight swelling in the area is common after the procedure. Often clients liken the feeling to a slight sunburn. Frequently Tylenol is used to aid with any discomfort.

HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?

Generally Microblading lasts six to eighteen months, depending on skin type…normal or dry and age…young or mature. It is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Skincare also affects the duration of the pigments. To maintain the brows, touch ups may be done every six to eighteen months.

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

  • Prior to the start of your session, avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinning medication, fish oil, and vitamin E for 24 hours. These have the effect of thinning your blood. If you are on prescribed blood thinners please get clearance from your Dr. before pausing the use of your medication or proceeding with the treatment. Your health is most important!

 

  • Avoid waxing up to a week before your appointment.

 

  • Avoid tanning to allow your natural skin tone to be assessed.

 

  • Avoid coffee the day or morning of your appointment. Preferably 24 hours or more before hand. Avoiding caffeine and other stimulants will help you relax.

ARE THERE ANY POST PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS?

  • For the first 24 hours after the Microblading treatment gentle dry blotting to remove lymphatic fluid (clear yellowish buildup) is necessary. You don't want the lymph to crust. 

  • Gentle cleansing using a cotton pad with a drop of mild soap and lightly dampened with water or aftercare wipes keeps your new brows clean and free from bacteria.
     

  • A light glossing of healing balm is recommended before bedtime to protect your brows for the first few nights. Gently wipe away (healing balm) first thing in the morning and blot dry.      

  • If the brows feel tight and itchy during the healing process you may add a light glossing of healing balm. 

  • Do not over apply the healing balm.
     

  • Do not immerse brows in water for two weeks.
     

  • Avoid face area when showering.
     

  • When washing your face, make sure to avoid brows.
     

  • Do not use makeup on the brows for up to two weeks.
     

  • Avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamins that may cause your blood to thin for twenty-four hours.
     

  • Do not peel, pick, or scratch at the scabbing as the brow area heals.
     

  • No swimming, public showers, hot yoga, tanning or saunas for two weeks.
     

  • No face scrubs or chemical peels for two weeks.

WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE MICROBLADING?

  • Those using Accutane.

  • Those with oily skin and/or large pores.
     

  • Anyone with a heart condition or is using heart medications.
     

  • Anyone with diabetes will need a physician’s approval.
     

  • Anyone with skin diseases or inflammations.
     

  • Anyone who has had Botox or fillers less than 4 weeks prior to the treatment date.
     

  • Anyone who has gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last two weeks.
     

  • Anyone who requires anesthetic and is allergic to lidocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.
     

  • Anyone with serious medical conditions should consult with their doctors and obtain their approval.
     

  • Anyone pregnant or nursing 
     

  • Anyone on blood thinning medications and currently taking them.

 

We will always do a complimentary consultation. If any of these contraindications apply to you please give us a call before booking a microblading treatment.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS WITH MICROBLADING?

Proper procedures and precautions are used to ensure safe procedures. Disposable tools are used in a sanitized environment. When pre and post care instructions are followed the risk of complications are minimal. Allergic reactions to pigments are very rare, but sometimes occur. For this reason, a pigment patch test for those with sensitive skin, those sensitive to makeup, gold, silver, nickel, or hair dyes should be patch tested a few days in advance of the procedure.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE RESULT?

Do your do-diligence and carefully choose your practitioner. Microblading is a luxury service. Cheaper does not equate to better with any treatments that are permanent or semi-permanent done on your face or body. Compare the work of various artists before choosing. Discuss your expectations and desired outcome, including the shape, style, and color you wish with the artist. Realize that faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Adjustments may be made during the perfection treatment, such as pigment discoloration, color correction or strokes that may need to be added back to the brows. Remember that Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if touch-ups are not done.

450 S. Main St., Suite 5, Ann Arbor, Mi. 48104

734.604.0916

©2018 by Highbrow & Rouge.