Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Microblading

How long does the microblading take?

Usually Microblading is done in two sessions. 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 six weeks later, the client returns for the second session for touch up, This takes one to two hours.

How long does it take for microblading 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.

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 deaden any discomfort.
Is it permanent? 

Microblading is a cosmetic procedure that is less permanent than traditional cosmetic tattooing. The results typically last 1-3 years, depending on your skin type and skincare routine. The process creates an incredibly natural, realistic set of brows to fill in caps, create natural brow strokes or define a new shape and style for your face.

We offer annual, biennial and triennial touch up appointments. These appointments are not necessary unless you choose to book them. There is one touch up appointment included 3 weeks after your initial microblading session. The blading is inserted deep enough into your skin to last several years but is not penetrating a depth at complete permanency like other cosmetic tattooing. 

How long does it last?

Generally Microblading lasts six to eighteen months, depending on skin type: normal, oily, or dry and aged: 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 may be done every six to eighteen months.

Is it necessary to touch up?

A perfecting appointment is needed to touch up any hairstrokes or shading that did not retain from the initial appointment. It also provides the artist an opportunity to determine whether the healed result colour should be further darkened.

Can the touch up be done in under the recommended 3 week timeline? 

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.

Who should avoid Microblading? 

While microblading is great for most people, there are some people who are ineligible for microblading:

  • Prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. Unfortunately, since microblading punctures the skin as we add ink, we cannot work with clients with these conditions.
  • If you have a transmittable blood disease such as HIV or Hepatitis. Again, microblading artists cut the skin so it is our policy not to work with these conditions.
  • If you’ve had Juvederm or other fillers in a 3-4 weeks period . Depending on the timing, we recommend to get microblading first! Otherwise, check with your doctor. Many artists may request a note from your doctor first.  
  • Patients undergoing chemotherapy. Although microblading is great for restoring eyebrows, we would require a doctor’s note in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.
  • If you have any kind of skin condition on or near your eyebrows. This includes eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near eyebrows. ( Avoid Microblading temporally ) 
  • Those with a dark pre-existing eyebrow tattoo or permanent makeup. The tattoo or permanent makeup must be light enough for us to draw hairstrokes. We ask anyone with a previous eyebrow tattoo to send us an email with a picture of their eyebrows with no makeup on, so we can evaluate.
  • Those with allergies to alcohol or numbing agents. If you think you might have an allergy to our ink, numbing cream, or alcohol (which is in the ink), then you may have a reaction to our work.

Are there any pre or post care instructions? 
Prior to the start of your session, avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and any vitamins for seventy-two hours. Sometimes these have the effect of thinning your blood.
Avoid tanning to allow your natural skin tone to be assessed. Right after your procedure a light sealant of Vitamin A and D ointment is applied to protect the skin from bacteria. Then, for the next couple of weeks, you should be committed to taking good care of the treated area. "Good care" means protecting against exposure to sun, water, sweat, heat and touch. DO NOT interfere with area.
After Care Instructions