MICROBLADING

What is Microblading?

Microblading eyebrows is a form of permanent makeup that creates natural, beautiful eyebrows with a handheld microblade. It’s perfect for people who have overplucked or those who want to define, darken or reshape their eyebrows.

Microblading originated in Asia over 20 years ago and has gone by many names: eyebrow embroidery, feather touch, microstroking and even “the Japanese Method." By 2015, microblading became popular in the United States.

Technically, microblading is a form of eyebrow tattooing. But unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists apply each hairstroke with a handheld microblade. This produces a very fine line that resembles real hair. Each individual hairstroke is hand drawn by the artist and blended in with the client’s existing eyebrow hair. With a strong artist at the helm, the results can be gorgeous and very lifelike.

There are many techniques and approaches to microblading. There are 1D Eyebrows, where the hairstrokes all go in one direction. There are 3D Eyebrows, where the hairstrokes are laid out in a specific pattern across the eyebrow ridges, creating a 3D effect. Moreover, 6D Eyebrows where the actual depth of the microblade varies on each individual hairstroke. This creates an even more dimensional and natural result. All of these approaches are valid and part of the art of microblading,

Microblading typically takes two appointments to complete. In the first appointment, the client is profiled and the eyebrows are drawn on with a waterproof pencil, so the artist and client can agree on the look. The artist then microblades the eyebrows and the client is ready to go back into the world. There is some mild scabbing and aftercare required, but your microblading should be completely healed in 4-6 weeks.

The second appointment is a touch up at least 4-6 weeks after the first session. This allows enough time for the ink in the epidermis to naturally slough off, and the color to settle into your skin. In the touch up appointment, the artist can see how your skin has received the ink and make any necessary corrections.

Sometimes a client’s skin undertones may have unexpected effects on the ink's color, and the artist may need to add color to adjust. These kind of corrections are normal with any microblading artist and an essential part of the process, as everyone’s skin is different and receives ink differently.

WHO IS MICROBLADING SUITABLE FOR ?

This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are very natural looking, feathered hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present. People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical chemotherapy or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from microblading, as well as people who simply are not happy with their eyebrow shape.

Who Should Avoid Microblading?

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

  1. Those 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.
  2. 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.
  3. If you’ve had Juvederm or other fillers in that area. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. If you have any kind of skin condition on or near your eyebrows. This includes eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near eyebrows.
  6. Children. Microblading is for adults only! We do not recommend microblading for anyone under the age of 18. It is our policy at Microblading LA not to work with children, even with a consent form.

This covers the major things that might exempt you from getting microblading. If you want to see a complete list, please check out our Policy


Aftercare

  • Please note that a good aftercare is the key in order to have a satisfactory result. The 50% of the final result is related to a good aftercare routine.   The eyebrows immediately after the procedure will be up to 30% darker and up to 15% thicker than normal. Please be patient and follow the aftercare instruction as advised. It is strongly advised to get the touch-up session as suggested by the artist. The eyebrows are not considered finished without the touch-up.   
  • The customer is advised NOT to touch the eyebrows for 24 hours after the procedure.
  • After 24 hours the eyebrows should be cleaned gently 2 times a day with warm water and mild soap (baby shampoo) with clean cotton pads. The movement is done in the direction of hair growth, without forcing the skin. Apply a thin layer of post after care serum. ATTENTION! Do not apply excessive oil, this leads to the formation of scabs.
  • DO NOT apply Vaseline, Bepanthen, any antibiotic area, white petroleum, A & D ointments —> the risk of infection is very high 
  • Exposure to direct sunlight or any other form of UV rays are strictly prohibited for 1 month. If you must be out and about, wear a hat and sunscreen.
  • DO NOT apply any makeup (e.G. eyebrows powder, foundation, BB cream, etc…) in the eyebrow area for the next 2 weeks.
  • Access to the pool is NOT recommended for one week (chlorine can cause irritation to the eyebrows).
  • Sauna is NOT recommended for 1 week.
  • Fitness and any activities that require effort and sweat be delayed for the next 5 days.
  • During healing, small skin peels may appear. Their removal and their peeling, using any abrasive creams or sea salt are Strictly Prohibited. Do NOT pick any scares or dry areas that may form during the healing process, this stay cause you to lose color or damage your skin. Instead, apply some of the aftercare serum. 
  • Do NOT sleep with face-down for 2 weeks. The reason is that accidental pillow contact with the eyebrows in the healing process can remove the pigment in some areas.
  • As Pigment in the top layer of your skin exfoliates away and the skin opaque during the healing process it may seem that hair strokes have faded significantly. Do not worry! As your skin repairs over the initial 4-6 weeks it will become translucent revealing pigment below. If there are any gaps or pigment missing this is corrected at your touch-up appointment. 
  • The touch-up session is recommended between 4-8 weeks after the first procedure. 


Before microblading restrictions

The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing microblading procedure. Please read carefully:Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expands the pores.   Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before procedure. Skin should not be in process of healing before procedure!Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.  Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure. The following treatments should avoided within four weeks of the procedure:

  • Botox or other fillers 
  • Chemical Peels
  • Laser treatments

If you have any questions about these restrictions, please give us a call! We're happy to help.

Policy

Candidates who are seeking permanent makeup and who may be contraindicated (meaning those that I cannot treat) are:

  • Those under 18 years of age
  • People with diabetes
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • People with glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinning medicines (e.g., aspirin).
  • People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the Site that is to be treated.
  • People with allergies to makeup or colours
  • Those with easily triggered postinflammatory hyperpigmentation are not good candidates
  • Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
  • Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed
  • Are a hemophiliac
  • Have healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve Disorder.
  • Those on any skin medication such as ro-accutaine, steroids which thin and oversensitive the skin

Let me know if you have/had allergic reactions to topical anesthetics.

Other CondtraindictionsAHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, fading can discolor your pigments.


Chemotherapy: Doctor's clearance may be necessary.

Laser eye surgery: Wait about 3 months for eyeliner procedure. 

.Juvederm or other "fillers": Get permanent makeup first or ask your juvederm tech for clearance.

Shingles (varicella): If you have shingles on your face, wait several months to get permanent makeup.

Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait about 3 months.

Eyelash extensions: AFTER permanent makeup, not before. Or remove them before your procedure. 

Pinkeye: As soon as their infection has cleared, medication completed.

Cold Sores: Clients with a history of cold sores need to pre-medicate with an anti-viral drug (Zoviraz, Valtrex, or Acyclovir) prior to a lip coloring procedure.

All other permanent makeup procedures are ok.

Please stay home, reschedule your appointment if you have cold or flu or sinus/respiratory infection.


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