- WHAT IS MICROBLADING (aka eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow etching, eyebrow feathering, etc.)?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo in the brow that is applied by hand (no machine). Safe, plant based pigments are deposited into the very outer layer of skin with very small, individual, feathered strokes that perfectly mimic eyebrow hair. The result is a very natural looking, well-shaped, fuller brow that you won’t have to fill in with cosmetics every day. Check out the entire procedure here, from Branko Babic (creator of PhiBrows Academy) himself:
- HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
The pigment used in this procedure is semi-permanent, so effects of the procedure typically lasts 9-18 months or longer. Because of the unique qualities of each individual’s skin and lifestyles, we are unable to guarantee how long your results will last.
- HOW IS THE MICROBLADING PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
The procedure is done using a hand tool, with a prepackaged, sterile, single use “blade” made up of a grouping of needles that are 3x smaller than the needles that would be used in a tattoo or PMU machine. With the appropriate amount of pressure, the skin is cut and the pigment is deposited into the epidermis (outermost layer of skin). Like paper-cuts!
- HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Your first appointment will take between 90-120 minutes, half the time will be taken to create the shape you desire before the procedure is performed. Your second appointment (4-6 week touch up) will be between 30-60 minutes.
- DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
Each individual will have a different experience with the level of discomfort associated with the service. Some say it is relaxing and they only feel the pressure being applied. Others say it feels about as uncomfortable as tweezing. Still there are some who will feel that it is more uncomfortable. Two topical anesthetics are used to ensure your comfort level during the procedure. One is applied 15 minutes prior to beginning the procedure and the second is applied throughout the entire procedure.
- IS THE PIGMENT USED during the procedure SAFE?
Yes, the pigment used is by PhiBrows, which is the first to have its line of high-quality, vegan-friendly pigments and contain absolutely no heavy metals or toxic substance. Unlike other pigments, pigment from PhiBrows does not discolor (turn red/blue/purple) a few months after application.
- WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME LIKE?
When you leave from your appointment your brow area may appear pink, and the pigment itself will seem darker than you may prefer. The day after your appointment few people would notice anything unusual. Throughout the healing process (1-2 weeks) they will slowly fade to a softer, more natural shade, but they will not be unpresentable. There will be flaking and sometimes scabbing as the brows are healing, however this is normal. Brows should be fully healed in 30 days. Please refrain from having microblading done before going on a beach vacation or a camping trip.
- WHY DO I NEED A TOUCH-UP SESSION 4-6 WEEKS AFTER MY FIRST SESSION?
The 4-6 week perfecting session is highly recommended (and built into the initial price) to darken any strokes that need to be, and even out any small imperfections that can come about as result of the healing process.
- HOW OFTEN CAN I GET TOUCH UPS?
As often as you would like, as long as 21 days has passed since your last appointment. You most likely won’t want or need a touchup until at least 6 months have passed.
- HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE SHAPE?
We choose the shape of your new brows together. Whether you are just looking to enhance the fullness of your natural brow, or create a whole new shape, we will take it one step at a time. Your new shape will be applied with a cosmetic pencil first so that you can see how it will look your face. We will not start the procedure until you are happy with what we have created.
- WILL MY BROWS LOOK FAKE?
No, not with the microblading process. Because individual strokes are made to closely mimic natural brow hair, most of the time the results are hardly distinguishable.
- WILL MY BROWS FADE?
Yes, because the pigments used in the service are natural, plant based pigments, they are semi-permanent. But, unlike tattoo ink, they will fade true to color. As your brows fade, they will look soft and natural. And because the pigment is only placed in the outermost layer of skin, the pigment will not bleed outside of the exact place that it was deposited. This means no blurry blue/grey/green/orange brows. Factors such as sun exposure and certain skincare products and services can also speed up the fading process.
- WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY BROWS AFTER THIS PROCEDURE?
Keep in mind that your brows will appear darker for the first couple of weeks than they will once they have healed. Once they have healed, we can fix any minor imperfections during your 4-6 week touchup appointment. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touchups are done.
- CAN I HAVE THIS PROCEDURE DONE IF I HAVE NO BROW HAIR AT ALL?
Absolutely, this is a great option for those who suffer from Alopecia, Trichotillomania, or have been through Chemotherapy. Microblading can even correct past wax catastrophe, over tweezing, or the normal hair thinning that occurs post menopause.
- WHO IS NOT SUITED FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
Pregnant or nursing
History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
Diabetic (require doctor’s clearance)
Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
Viral infections and/or diseases
Pacemaker or major heart problems
Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Botox in the past 2 months
Accutane in the past year
Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.
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