Micro blading, also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, micro stroking, soft tap, and feather touch is a form of semi-permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments into the epidermis with a manual tool comprised of several micro needles.
It depends, but typically 1 to 2 years. The factors that affect how long they last are: the person's age, skin type, sun exposure, skin care products you use, and how active your lifestyle is.
The most common automatic disqualifiers are if you are: under the age of 18, pregnant, breast feeding, prone to keloids, undergoing chemotherapy, have a pacemaker/major heart problems, viral infections/diseases. When booking an appointment, you will be required to answer a questionnaire which will help us determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Some have compared the feeling to be similar to plucking/tweezing their eyebrows, which depending on whether or not you pluck/tweeze often, may or may not be painful. We do apply a lidocaine, which is a numbing cream that helps make the procedure as pleasant as possible. Some have described the whole procedure to be so relaxing that they actually fell asleep.
Initial healing is 7 to 10 days depending on the person. Healing is complete within 4-6 weeks.
For the initial brow procedure, about 1.5 to 2 hours. For touch-ups, it is typically about 30 minutes.
For at least 1 week, avoid any exercise, since sweat and oils can cause the hair strokes to fade faster, blur and spread out.
Nothing on or near the brows for at least 1 week. You may wear eye makeup, and foundation, etc., but just don't go near the brows!
A touch-up is highly recommended (and includes in the initial price) to fill in the areas where the skin might have rejected the pigments from the initial procedure and to add final touches to complete the brows.
If you have used accutane in the past 12 months then you will not be eligible for this procedure. You should not have a pace maker, be going through chemo, or be under the age of 18. Understand that medicine changes the body's chemistry, which can cause the pigments not to attach to the body's cells. Therefore, pigment retention might not take so well for people who are on medications. Results vary for certain individuals. You may be required to provide medical authorization from your physician to proceed with getting micro blading done.
Definitely not. The work performed during micro blading only reaches the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) not the dermis like traditional tattoo, which is why the results are so much more natural looking and crisp.