What is the aftercare process for Microblading?
For the first 2 days, do not allow your newly microbladed eyebrows to come in contact with water.
We provide you with some Vitamin A & D ointment for you to take home and apply every 2-3 hours as needed for 7-10 days. Any redness or irritation will subside within 2 hours of completing your appointment.
Please remember the first 7 days will NOT reflect your true final result as the pigment has not yet peeled completely so they will look DARK and INTENSE.
Typical healing time is about 2 weeks.
Things to avoid while healing: Tanning (UV exposure), Swimming, Saunas, Hot tubs, Gymnasiums or any activity that may cause you to sweat excessively.
Your scalp will normally experience a few slight side effects (mild redness, swelling, itchiness and scabbing), which will subside after a few days. Be patient, and allow yourself to heal.
Resist the urge to scratch or remove scabs, as you will experience premature pigment loss or color patching
The pigment will appear darker and more pronounced immediately after the procedure for the first 3-5 days. Once scabbing comes off, the pigment may look significantly lighter for the first few weeks before the color resurfaces
Allow 4-6 weeks between treatments for your skin to properly heal, avoid excess scar tissue formation and retain maximum pigmentation
Frequently Asked Questions about Microblading
Does Microblading hurt?
There is some slight discomfort, the initial pain is comparable to threading/plucking but numbing cream is used to help ease the pain 30 minutes before Microblading and during Microblading. 9/10 of my clients don’t feel pain after the second or third application of numbing cream.
Who should NOT Get Microblading?
Clients who have any of the following conditions:
Clients affected by any transmitted disease such as Aids, HIV or Hepatitis.
Anyone who is pregnant or breast feeding.
Anyone previously tattooed and the tattoo is still too dark.
Anyone with a history of keloid scaring.
Individuals with type 2 Diabetes must check with their doctor first.
Anyone taking blood thinners.
How long does 3D Microblading last?
The permanent makeup application process is considered permanent because coloured pigment is implanted into the epidermis and cannot be washed off. The finished look however, can fade over time.
Eyebrow Microblading lasts between 1-3 years depending on the client’s skin type, age, and aftercare. As mentioned above, various factors can contribute to premature fading of the eyebrow pigment.
Sun exposure, removing scabs, water exposure and excessive sweating can reduce the darkness of the pigment. As a result, a touch-up may be required sooner than is typical.
how often do I need a touch-up?
Touch-ups are recommended annually to maintain eyebrow quality.
How is the eyebrow shape determined in Microblading?
First we analyze the client’s eye shape, bone structure, face shape and the client’s preference.
Then we carefully measure and outline the brows using our tools.
When the client agrees with the brow design, we then move forward with microblading.
What is your sterilization/sanitization process?
We are Alberta Health Services inspected and approved.
All blades are single use and come in sterilized packaging. Needles are disposed of after each client.
Gloves are worn at all times
All work stations are thoroughly cleaned with Cavi disinfectant wipes.
What is the Microblading process?
24 hours prior to the procedure, please do not consume alcohol, caffeine or blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin).
During your appointment we will assess and customize your pigment color to match your natural hair follicles. If you think you may be allergic, we will conduct a patch test to ensure that there is no allergic reaction to the ink.
Once we’ve created your design, we’ll apply a numbing cream (Zensa) to the treated areas to increase your comfort during the procedure. During the procedure we use Topical anesthetics (Feel Better Now).
The Microblading process is illustrated in our video What is Microblading
Who Can Benefit from Permanent Make-up?
Anyone! Permanent makeup enhances your natural beauty and is beneficial for all ages and skin types. Permanent makeup is a great alternative to traditional makeup with minimal recovery time so you can be the best version of you quickly. It can positively impact people who:
• Suffer from allergies and struggle with the use of everyday cosmetics
• Wear contact lenses
• Have an active lifestyle and who have little time for a regular makeup routine
• Have limited vision that impacts cosmetics application
• Are displeased with the shape of eyebrows
• Have a medical condition that contributes to eyebrow loss (e.g. hair loss from cancer treatments, injuries, or alopecia)
• Have visible scaring or vitiligo
• Are tired of applying makeup regularly or throughout the day as part of their routine
Many people find that permanent makeup is not necessarily meant to replace makeup entirely. You can apply additional makeup to complement your permanent makeup if you wish to enhance your look for a night out or try something a little bit different.
It’s important to discuss your desired outcome with your microblading specialist so that I can recommend the appropriate design for you. I will take into consideration personality, age, day-to-day activities, use of makeup and skin tone when proposing a design shape and colour. You will have final approval before the application process begins.