Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattoo also known as permanent makeup. It is the process of inserting pigment into the basal layer of the epidermis. The pigments are then retained under the skin to create a fuller look in the eyebrows. None of your hair is lost during this process. In order to deposit ink into the basal layer, a handheld needle makes small cuts in the epidermis to mimic individual hair strokes. To reduce the pain associated with this technique, a topical anaesthetic is applied to the area to make it as painless as possible.
The pigment is semi-permanent and will fade over time. It is common practice to require touch-up sessions, ranging from 6 weeks to 2 years after treatment. A “perfecting” appointment will typically be needed within 6 weeks of your original service. After this, clients usually return every 1.5 to 2 years for touch ups to maintain results.
Following treatment, there is a healing process that takes at least 2 weeks.
- read through our list of medicinal conditions below that may inhibit you from receiving microblading
- after booking you will receive your consent forms via email. Forms must be completed prior to starting your service
- 2+ weeks before to your avoid botox, filler, and chemical peels, or other medical spa treatments
- 1+ weeks before your appointment stop topical retinol creams
- 24 hours before your appointment avoid alcohol, exercise, aspirin, and caffeine (devastating, I know - but they will stop ink from depositing into the skin properly)
Major contraindications: wound healing disorders, bleeding disorders, blood thinning medications.
Each of the following has the potential to effect the microblading healing process, cell turnover, increase bleeding, and reduce pigment deposition. Consult a doctor before booking an appointment to ensure your specific circumstances don't effect your treatment. Pregnant, breastfeeding, hemophilia, bleeding disorders, heart conditions, diabetes, thyroid conditions, autoimmune disorders, trichotillomania, viral infections, epilepsy, organ transplant, local ingrown hairs or wounds, eczema, keratosis pilaris, psoriasis, dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, birthmarks or large moles, deep lines/wrinkles, hair transplant, scar tissue, keloids, granulomas, sarcoidosis, body dysmorphia, fitzpatrick skin type 1, sunburn, artificial tanning. Speak to your doctor first if you are being treated for any of the above conditions or on any of the following medications: accutane, latisse, acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), anticoagulants (blood thinners), niacin, xalatan (latanoprost), ticagrelor (brilinta), dipyridamole (persantine), glaucoma eyedrops, eliquis (apixaban), retinol/vitamin a derivatives, coumadin, ticlopidine (ticlid), travatan z (travopost), xareito (rivaraxaban), savaysa (edoxaban), prasugrel (effient), zioptan, clopidogel (plavix), cilostrazol (pletal), trifusal (disgren), lumingan (bimatoprost), pradaxia (dibigatran), vorapaxar (zontivity). Acne. Must be off accutane for at least one year, and three months for vitamin a derivatives with doctor approval.
Potential allergens: cetearyl alcohol, toluene-2,5-diamine, m-aminophenol, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, sodium cetearyl sulfate, 2,4-diaminophenoxyethanol, sodium laureth sulfate, tea tree oil
We offer a test patch service where we can deposit a tiny bit of ink into the hairline to determine if you have any adverse reactions. This service takes about 30 mins and costs $20. This cost can later be deducted from the price of your full microblading service.
Day 1: Keep on healing ointment. Press area with tissue, if needed, to reduce tiny scabs from forming.
Day 2-5: Brows may appear darker or red toned. Keep clean. Wash with warm water or gentle cleanser.
Keep moisturized with the provided healing ointment 2-3 times a day. Do not pull at scabs.
Day 5-10: Brows appear patchy or uneven. Don’t fret.
Day 10: Brows fade, dramatically. Continue not to fret.
Day 14: Colour returns. Book your "perfecting session" if needed.
Avoid exercising and excessive sweating for the first few days. Avoid pools, saunas, and steam rooms until skin is completely healed, up to 3 weeks. These activities pull the ink from the skin and cause results to heal uneven or too light. Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, or medically-active skin care that can effect pigment colour and healing process.