What is Microblading?
Microblading creates fine hair strokes with pigment with a handheld disposable sterile blade; Putting the finest hairs back into eyebrows with pigment to provide the finest definition and dimension possible. Controlling the shape and symmetry of the brows better than ever before. For the most understated, natural looking, completely corrective enhancement to your brows. This amazing Hanin’s Artistry brow service suits people who ideally have the wrong brow shape, over plucked, loss of hair/patchy areas that won't grow back. Microblading is done using a very fine disposable blade to deposit pigments into the epidermis. More superficial than tattooing and impacting color closer to the top skin surface strokes appear and remain crisp and extremely fine.
How long does it last?
It is a semi-permanent amazing brow procedure that lasts about a year! Semi-Permanent make up is an ART not a science. Client results will vary. Even though it is effective and lasts up to a year in most cases, no guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit from the procedure.
Everyone’s skin is different, it is very important that each client understands that I can create perfect, gorgeous brows but ultimately it is up to your skin to retain my semi-permanent cosmetic service. Generally the results are amazing but it very much depends on your own skin type, texture and oiliness.
Microblading heals about 50% lighter. This is a very natural corrective service. IF you have darker hair please note this service will heal lighter than your natural hair color. It will seem like you need a touch up when you may not. It does not eliminate the need for brow powder.
I am giving you a template! No guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit the same as another from this procedure. Fading and undesirable scabbing can occur.
Does it hurt?
It is actually not that bad. Everyone’s different.... I use the numbing cream that you will love me for! It's the same numbing cream a doctor would use when administering Fillers or botox! It's just slightly uncomfortable, but definitely worth it!
What To Expect After Microblading
I* mmediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color, more sharply defined or even have a more filled in appearance. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort and minimal redness.
* During the initial healing period, there may be scabbing, flaking or peeling of the skin. If that happens, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. This is very important! If scabs come off prematurely, the pigment will come out with it!
* The complete healing process takes about 4-6 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating.
Microblading Is Not For Everyone, You May Not Be A Candidate If
* you are using ACCUTANE or have used it within the past year
* If you have very oily skin and/or very large pores on your forehead the hair stroke pigment may be rejected, or it may heal very powdery and fuzzy with loss of detail and may need frequent touch ups. Often powder shading, or a combination brow is a good replacement !
* if you are very tan or sun-damaged
* if your skin is very delicate, fragile, sensitive or problematic. The older we get the more fragile and thinner our skin gets. People aged over 70 may not have the most ideal results, and may experience loss of detail, discoloration, or additional blurring
* are pregnant or nursing
* are allergic to Lidocaine
* are highly prone to scarring or keloids
* are epileptic
Will I need a touch up?
Everyone's skin is different, so it greatly depends on that and your healing process. No guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit the same as another from this procedure. This is the process of inserting pigment into the basal layer of the epidermis. It is a form of tattooing, cosmetic, though it is semi-permanent. Generally, the results are excellent, but it very much depends on your skin texture, oiliness etc. Your new semi-permanent eyebrow goes through several phases during the healing cycle. The pigment will appear very sharp and 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.
Allow 2-3 days to settle. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin.
This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. Once completely healed, I advise applying a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly. You may need a touch up appointment to correct if any of these factors were present at your blading.
These are booked when booking your initial session just in case you need one. Generally, the results are amazing, but it very much depends on your own skin type, texture and oiliness. The pigment is semi-permanent and will fade over time. However please note again that everyone’s skin is different and will experience different results with this semi-permanent procedure when it comes to retention. Additional Touch-Ups may be necessary.
If you need a touch up Hanin’Artistry offers you one at an extreme discounted rate of $85 between up to 12 weeks after your initial blade, So please plan your touch ups ahead of time to ensure you can get your discounted touch up in a timely manner.
Microbladed Brows Go Through Many Phases While Healing:
This Timeline Is Subjective Client To Client
Day 1 – finely detailed, slight redness
Day 2-4 – They become darker and more filled in looking as they form a light protective layer or scab. This is only temporary- don’t panic!
Day 5-12- the protective layer naturally exfoliates, peels and flakes away over the course of several days as your skin heals underneath it. The brows may appear patchy in areas and this can seem like cause for alarm, however, this is absolutely normal. Be patient!
Day 10-30 – After 10 days you may use brow makeup very gently if you need it. The color will slowly come back to life and bloom back to the surface as that new brow settles in and heals. Wait at least 4 weeks to see the true color, as it will take on new strength, and it is only after 6 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Your second appointment is to tighten up your shape, touch up any light spots and also to assess how your skin reacts to the process, and the chosen color. We note everyone’s pigment blend, in case we need to layer in a different shade or adjust the method for the best results.
This is a two step process. Brows are finished after the 2nd appointment.
Some clients will need additional follow-ups due to various factors such as skin type and lifestyle, however this will be discussed extensively in your consult prior to your procedure.
Once Healed, What Do I Do?
Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, I recommend applying sunscreen daily on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
Glycolic acid, retinols, AHA’s, anti-aging lotions and serums, microdermabrasion, chemical face peels and laser treatments must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten or discolor the pigment.
If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Continue at your own discretion. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.
Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment no sooner than 6-8 weeks later. It takes about 4 weeks for the brow area’s skin cells to completely regenerate and settle in.
There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not take care of your tattoo, and everyone will heal a little differently.