Microblading is the process of implanting colour pigment under the surface of the skin by use of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes.
Microblading treatments are perfect for the following: Hair loss and lack of definition, Thin brows caused by years of over tweezing, Chemotherapy or Alopecia, Scars, Lengthening short existing brows, Thickening thin brows, Correcting asymmetry, Active lifestyles, Trouble applying conventional makeup.
Microblading is also referred to as permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing, eyebrow feathering, nano-blading, hairstrokes and many other names. "Cosmetic tattooing" and "permanent makeup" can also refer to powder brows/powdered ombre or combination brow technique. These techniques will also provide natural results but look different than microblading. Please refer to services above to learn about these other techniques.
The purpose of microblading is to enhance the natural features of a client. Microblading is soft and subtle – it is meant to look much more natural. Microblading uses pigments rather than ink which is used during traditional tattoos. The pigments are designed and meant to gently fade over time. Fading is not considered a bad thing since it allows the artist and client to make changes to colour and shape over the years as natural colouration and facial changes occur. Pigments during microblading are not as tight and densely packed into the skin as a traditional tattoo. This allows for healed results of very fine, thin, and crisp hair lines. Because the pigment is not as dense it does not last as long but it also does not fade to an unnatural undertone. A colour boost/touch up is usually required between 18-24 months. Touch-ups may be required sooner for oily-skinned clients, those who tan often, or or often expose brow area to certain chemicals (facial peels, chlorine, anti-aging products, etc.). Pigment retention varies depending on skin type, age, aftercare, immune system, medications, certain chemicals, and the type of pigment used.
Brows and Blush Co has a unique numbing method that seems to reduce the pain greatly in comparison to other microblading experience elsewhere – some of my clients have even fallen asleep during their appointment! A lot of my clients reviews mention this difference in pain level in comparison to their friends/family who have had their microblading done elsewhere. A strong topical anesthetic cream is used during your entire procedure. Pain tolerance levels will vary from person to person, but every effort is made to keep the client comfortable during the entire procedure as it makes my job easier. Having microblading done during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you smoke, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
A minimum of two treatments are needed, at least 8-12 weeks apart. Colours fade 20% to 40% once healed and it is normal for strokes to completely disappear around 2 weeks after initial session. This is why a 2nd appointment is needed to complete the treatment. If your eyebrows do not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment. Microblading typically fades over time and needs to be refreshed every 1-3 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment colour used (lighter colours fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. It is recommended to wait until your brows are about 50-60% faded before you come back for a colour refresh/annual touch up.
Please note that final results CANNOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. For some clients more than 2 appointments may be needed and will be charged accordingly.