Frequently Asked Questions: Microblading & Permanent Makeup

Frequently Asked Questions: Microblading & Permanent Makeup



What exactly is Microblading?

Microblading is a manual method to enhance eyebrows. It is a semi-permanent makeup technique that involves using a series of tattoo needles to deposit pigment into the epidermis. Microblading is ideal for enhancing the look of overplucked or sparse eyebrows. Microblading produces natural hair-like strokes that provide the illusion of density and fullness.

How long does the treament 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 then pigment is applied. Four to six weeks later, the client returns for the Perfection Session. This can take up to two hours, depending on retention. During this session, the brows are perfected, and any areas where the skin rejects the pigment are filled in. Many clients do not need a Perfection Session if they are satisfied with their healed results 30 days later.

How long does microblading last?

Generally, Microblading lasts one to two years, depending on skin type…normal, oily, or dry and age…young or mature. It is not permanent like a body art tattoo because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Skincare also affects the duration of the pigments. The more you exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, the sooner the pigment will shed, hence needing a touch-up sooner. Sun worshippers will need fill-in appointments sooner to maintain their brows.

How long does microblading take to heal?

It takes about seven days for the outside of the skin to heal. It will take another 21 days for the inside to heal. Most clients will be pink around the brows, much like they were just waxed, but that irritated tone will disappear within 4 hours. Most clients will be able to conduct their daily routine without anyone ever knowing they just had Microblading!

Can the touch up be done in less than four weeks?

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 been completed four weeks later.

Is microblading painful?

The level of discomfort is relatively minor. Some compare it to tweezing 2 to 3 hairs at the same time. Usually, a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area before or after the first strokes have been placed. We assess each client and their pain tolerance and decide what is best for the client.

Our clients’ comfort is of utmost importance to us. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine, and epinephrine. Redness and slight swelling in the area are common after the procedure. Often clients compare the feeling to a slight sunburn.

Are there any aftercare instructions?

Your aftercare instructions will be verbally communicated to you as well as sent to you via email and text. Our Microblading Technicians are available for any questions you may have during the healing process via text or email.

Who should not have microblading?

A thorough client consultation is conducted BEFORE any Microblading services can be scheduled. This allows the Technician to get to know the client and ensure they can meet the needs/wants of the client. We use this time to gather information about our patients’ medical history to make sure there are no contraindications that could harm our clients.

What are some of the risks and complications with microblading?

Proper procedures and precautions are used to ensure safety. We only use disposable tools in a sanitized environment. When pre- and post-care instructions are followed, the risk of complications is minimal, if any. Read your client consultation waiver thoroughly, as this document is used to ensure there are no contraindications with the procedure.

What if I don't like the result?

Carefully choosing your Technician typically ensures a great result. However, you should compare the work of various Technicians before choosing. Make sure they are properly educated and hold certifications from reputable companies. Discuss your expectations and desired outcome with your Technician, including the shape, style, and color you wish. Adjustments can always be done during your Perfection Session to make sure you LOVE your brows!

Permanent Makeup

What exactly is permanent makeup?

Are you tired of struggling with the extra time and effort required to apply and reapply your makeup every day? Permanent makeup, sometimes called permanent cosmetics or micropigmentation, provides an opportunity to skip the daily routine with a professional makeup application that doesn’t come off. Plus, you get the look that you really want performed by a trained beauty professional.

Traditional permanent makeup (PMU), or permanent cosmetics, are applied with tiny pigmentation needles using machine precision, providing a completely safe alternative to the daily apply, re-apply, wash, rinse, repeat cycle of maintaining cosmetic beauty applications.

Where is permanent makeup best applied?

Permanent makeup applications are most often applied to the eyebrows, eyeline, and lips. These techniques provide a safe and effective alternative to traditional cosmetics and can be used to recover poor-quality PMU applications or tattoos.