Are you sick of having to pencil in your eyebrows everyday? Are you sick of having your eyebrows wipe off when you're sweating or in the water? Are you sick of having no eyebrows at all or thin eyebrows? are you sick of having non-symmetrical eyebrows? These are all complications that Microblading will fix!
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Step 1: Consultation
The consultation is one of the most crucial steps in the microblading process. Make sure before you book your appointment to go over the conditions that apply for being a good microblading candidate. When you arrive our microblading artist will evaluate your skin type and go over any allergies/medical conditions that would be a factor in the process. We'll go over your daily lifestyle and makeup routine before performing. We will discuss what you don't like about your brows and what we can do to provide the best results!
Step 2: Brow Mapping and Color Match
During the consultation you will have our topical numbing cream on for 20 mins. After the consultation we will go ahead and start mapping out the brows, taking in consideration your facial features and bone structure so we create the best results for your face. When mapping the brows we use the golden ratio method to insure symmetry. After we have completed the mapping, we will tweeze anything outside of the outline made. Once they are mapped to how you like we will go ahead and mix a color made specifically for you. We won't move forward until you are satisfied with the outline and the color.
Step 3: The Procedure
The artist will go ahead and start creating hair-like strokes using a manual hand held tool (small blade with x amount of needles). Each stroke will be placed in the direction of your hair growth. If your preference is shading this will be done with a machine (This has one needle attached but moves up and down puncturing the skin with pigment.) Each method only goes into the epidermis layer of your skin, that is why it is not permanent and eventually fades over time. It is best to be conservative with you first procedure. After the first procedure you will come back 6-8 weeks after to get a touch up. This is the perfecting session, We can go darker, bigger, and bolder. Now lets see your first session resulst!
Step 4: The Results
Before the big reveal, we leave pigment over the brows and let it set until dried. This is just to make sure the pigment is imbedded into the skin. All the ink will then be wiped away and your new brows will be revealed! Do you feel amazing? like a weight is lifted off your shoulders? Now you have symmetrical, smudge proof brows!
THE HEALING PROCESS
The entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration, skin type and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
Day 1 to 2:
Brows will appear bolder, thicker and darker. They may be a little swollen, red and tender to the touch but this will go away within 24-48 hours after procedure.
Day 2 to 3:
Color will appear more darker than the first few days (this is normal). They will get up to 50-60% darker than the final result.
Day 4 to 7:
Most often Your brows will scab over. do not touch the scabs! The scabs will eventually fall off on their own. Avoid picking or scratching as it can pull off scabs prematurely and cause patchy results or scarring.
Day 7 to 14:
Scabs are still in the peeling process. around days 13 and 14 your brows will be mostly all shedded off and appear light. Every week up until your 30 day complimentary touch up mark the color of your brows will surface this skin and gradually gain some darkness again.
When leaving your appointment make sure you are wiping your brows with a lightly damped cotton round every 10 mins for the first hour. For the next 4 hours after that make sure you are wiping them every 30 mins. This is to wipe the excess lymph fluid off. If you are not doing this and leave the lymph fluid on the brows it will cause more scabbing.
Place a small layer of the aftercare ointment over your brows Morning and night. This will help heal your brows and hydrate them. You can put this ointment on whenever you feel like your brows are really dry.
Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after your procedure.
Please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. During the shower, keep your face away from the shower head or take a bath. You can always leave a dry wash cloth next to you to pat them if water were to get on them.
Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post procedure. Avoid picking or scratching as it can pull off scabs prematurely and cause patchy results or scarring. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
Things to avoid for 14 days post procedure:
Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
Sun tanning or salon tanning
Exposure to UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the treatment area
Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
Microbladed eyebrows typically last one to two years for most people before they need a touch up. Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered permanent and will not wash off — however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 12 months to 18 months. Those who do not follow aftercare instructions properly may require more frequent microblading touch-ups.
DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
At Au Delá Beauty we use two different types of numbing to help alleviate any discomfort. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during the microblading process.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR EYEBROW TATTOOS TO HEAL?
Your eyebrows will take approximately 14 days to heal. During that week, we encourage you to let them naturally exfoliate. This means keeping them out of water, sweat, steam, etc. Once the flaking period is complete, your eyebrows will appear lighter and their true color will come out after four weeks. As long as you’re good at following the aftercare instructions, there shouldn’t be a problem going to work or being out in public.
HOW LONG IS THE MICROBLADING PROCESS?
The appointment usually takes two to three hours, and most of the time is spent going over drawing the shape of your eyebrows and picking the right color in order to ensure that your eyebrow blading turns out perfect.
CAN I SCHEDULE A MICROBLADING CONSULTATION?
The microblading consultation and procedure are both done in the same day, unless you have existing permanent makeup. In this case, please contact us beforehand to discuss your options.
IS MICROBLADING PERMANENT?
Because the color is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off, microblading brows is considered permanent. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, making it fade over time and requiring future touch ups.
Can I wear makeup After?
Your new brows is now considered a wound. To prevent infection and proper healing, do not wear any makeup on your brows for 2 weeks. Makeup everywhere else is okay.
Can you microblade over an existing tattoo?
Yes if the old tattoo is faded enough to not show through significantly over the new hair strokes. Please submit a picture to determine if you are a good candidate for microblading.
I had my eyebrows microbladed somewhere else, can you do A touch up?
Unfortunately, we do not touch up other artist’s work. You will be treated as a new client and the full microblading price will be charged.
WILL YOU DRAW THE SHAPE ON FIRST?
Yes, we won’t start the microblading process until you agree with the color selected and the shape.
MICROBLADING IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANY CLIENTS WHO ARE OR HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
Anyone under 18 years of age
Using any skin care products that contain any retinol, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or alpha hydroxyls (stop use four weeks prior)
Chemical peels or PRP facial (at least 60 days prior)
Facial laser treatment (at least 60 days prior)
Pregnant or nursing (we recommend waiting three months after nursing due to hormonal changes for optimal healed results)
History of keloids or hypertrophic scarring
History of Epilepsy, MRSA, or lupus
Chemotherapy (at least a year out and requires doctor's clearance)
Diabetic (requires doctor's clearance)
Viral infections or diseases
Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had botox in the last two weeks
Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
Problematic Skin (Acne or bumps covering the Forehead or Brow Area)
Using Accutane (must be off for one year)
Uncontrolled high blood pressure
Poor general health
Allergy to epinephrine, dermacaine, benzyl alcohol, lidocaine, or tetracaine
Currently taking antibiotics (must be off for at least 30 days prior to appointment)
Creates individual hair strokes using a manual tool. This gives a more natural look. Better for non-oily skin.
This is a combination of microblading and shading. We will go in and microblade the whole brow, then shade starting from the tail to the head of the brow.
Creates a powder/makeup look. This is done using a machine. We start at the tail and fade the color into the head of the brow. This is better for oily skin.