After care is very important for producing a beautiful and lasting result.
Day of Treatment
30 Minutes after treatment
- Gently dab freshly tattooed with a damp cotton round pad to remove all the lymph and previously applied cream (A&D ointment) Apply a very thin layer of (A&D
ointment) aftercare cream with a clean q-tip, avoid using your fingers.
For the rest of the day of treatment
- Repeat the above process 3-5 times a day to keep the wound clean and avoid scab formation. Cleaning with water is only necessary on the first day of treatment.
Following Seven Days
- Avoid wetting your eyebrows in the shower and when washing your face
- Apply a very thin layer of (A&D ointment) after care cream with a clean q-tip, avoid using your fingers.
- Repeat the above process 3-5 times a day to keep the wound clean and avoid scab formation.
- Keep the area clean with water. Do not use cleansing creams, acne cleansers or astringents.
- Apply the aftercare balm (A&D ointment) with freshly washed hands or a Q-tip. If the balm is too stiff to use simply warm it up in a glass of warm water or on your finger. Use the balm very sparingly. Too little is better than too much. Blot off excess with a clean tissue. Never touch the procedure area without washing your hands
- Do not scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready the pigment underneath it can be pulled out.
- Do not use any makeup near the procedure area for at least 3 days.
- Purchase new mascara and makeup if possible to avoid contamination or bacterial infection.
- Always use a sun block after the procedure area is healed to protect from sun fading.
- Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and dry tightness. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare balm is nice for scabbing & tightness.
- Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 2 to 7 days the darkness will fade and once swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears. If they are too dark or still
a bit uneven after 4 weeks then we will make adjustments during the touch up appointment.
- Color change or color loss. As the procedure area heals the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear. This can all be addressed during the touch up
appointment and is why the touch up is necessary. The procedure area has to be completely healed before we can address any concerns. This takes about four weeks.
- Needing a touch up months or years later. A touch up may be needed 6 months to 2 years after the touch up procedure depending on your skin, medications and sun
exposure. We recommend the touch up 30 days after the first initial session (included in today’s price) and every 6 months to 2 years to keep them looking fresh and
The following must be avoided during all 14 days Post-Microblading procedure:
- Increased sweating
- Practicing sports
- Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
- Sun tanning or salon tanning
- 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 face or neck
- 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
Microblading first rose to prominence about 25 years ago throughout Asia. Its history is not well-documented in the US, and it doesn’t help that it’s gone by so many different names: microstroking, feather tattooing, eyebrow tattooing, “the Japanese Method,” feathering, hair stroking… the list goes on. In Asia, the technique matured as artists experimented with different brow patterns and tools and application techniques.
A lot of modern techniques are now taken for granted and commonplace. Originally, many artists would cross hair strokes in an “x” pattern, since in real life hairs do cross. However, this would injure the skin and looked less natural. These days, most artists are taught never to cross hair strokes.
Today, more advanced techniques such as “3D Eyebrows” are popular throughout the United States. Newer techniques are still being innovated in of Asia, such as the “6D Eyebrow” by artists like David Zhang.
In the last few years, microblading had a surge of popularity throughout Europe, where schools and artists have established themselves as the frontier of microblading for the West. In 2015, microblading finally caught on and overtook "permanent makeup" in Google searches:
Bloggers and YouTubers began experimenting with this procedure, while new artists started advertising their work and putting up websites for the first time.
The history of microblading is very brief, but its future looks very bright.
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Is Microblading Painful?
Most of our clients report little or no pain. Since the procedure takes a couple of hours, some clients have literally slept through it! We leave a topical anesthetic on the eyebrow area for 20 minutes before we begin the process, so this leaves most clients numb during the procedure. However, if your artist begins within that 20 minutes, or if you find that you’re very sensitive, you may report mild discomfort. (Microblading Fort Lauderdale)
Microblading and Pregnancy
We do not perform microblading during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This is the policy for most permanent makeup artists if you research online. In truth, there is very little scientific medical research on tattoo ink and pregnancy, nor is there any research on the ink we use (the ink in microblading is different from tattoo ink). Until there is clarity on the subject from medical professionals, our policy remains no. (Microblading Fort Lauderdale)
Who Should Avoid Microblading?
While microblading is great for most people, there are some people who are ineligible for microblading:
Microblading vs Tattooing
We hear people sometimes refer to microblading as eyebrow tattooing, which is technically true but not 100% accurate. Microblading is eyebrow tattooing, but microblading is not like any eyebrow tattoo.
Let’s talk about the key differences:
1. Microblading artists hand draw each line. Eyebrow tattooing uses a machine. This makes a big difference. Microblading features very fine lines and when applied by a skilled artist, those lines do not “bleed out” over time. Not true of traditional eyebrow tattooing. Eyebrow tattooing is usually done by a machine, with much greater injury to the skin. The lines created are not as fine and over time begin to bleed out. If you’ve ever seen someone tattoo handwriting on their skin, only to see the writing get thicker over the years, then you know the effect. (Microblading Fort Lauderdale)
2. Microblading usually doesn’t last as long. The fine lines of microblading typically fade over time. For most, they fade over 1 to 3 years. In truth, with microblading, there is a lot less ink deposited under the skin in fine lines. In the dermis, where the ink is placed, this ink is moved around over time. When there is a lot of ink, like in traditional tattooing, the tattoo remains very much permanent. With microblading, the ink often fades and disappears, depending on the skin type.
3. Inks maintain their color. Microblading uses a different kind of ink that maintains its original hue over time. Many tattooing clients report that their tattoos turn blue or brown over time. With microblading, however, colors tend to get lighter, rather than changing hue. (Microblading Fort Lauderdale)
4. Microblading is less painful. Microblading artists use a topical anesthetic, which numbs clients of most of the pain. In fact, many clients report little or no pain. Some people fear traditional tattoos on certain parts of their body because of the pain, but this is typically not a inhibiting factor for microblading clients.
5. Results from microblading are more natural than traditional eyebrow tattoos. Again, each hair stroke is hand drawn in microblading. To the naked eye, these individual hair strokes blend right in with a clients' real hair. While eyebrow tattoos may look more like traditional permanent makeup, microblading looks more like natural eyebrow hair. (Microblading Fort Lauderdale)
6. Microblading artists are not necessarily tattoo artists and vice versa! Microblading and tattooing each take specific training and are not linked! Microblading artists do not learn how to tattoo during their training and likewise, most tattoo artists never learn the skills necessary to become a microblading artist. For the noted differences, tattooing and microblading are each separate art forms that take their own time and training to master. (Microblading Fort Lauderdale)
What to Expect At Your Microblading Appointment
A typical microblading appointment lasts 2 to 3 hours, depending on the artist. A touch up appointment lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the amount of work that needs touching up.
A standard appointment will have the following steps:
Step 1 - First the microblading artist will assess the client’s face shape this process will help the artist create the best brows for the client.
Step 2 - Next the artist will draw the eyebrows directly on the client’s face with a waterproof eyebrow pencil. This will be the artist’s guide for the microblading procedure. This also allows the client to see the final look before any permanent work is performed. Now the artist begins microblading, according to the drawing they’ve agreed upon with the client.
Once the microblading is finished, there is lots of extra ink remaining on the client’s face. The artist wipes it off with a wipe and the client can see their new eyebrows! Please note: Redness may occur but it will eventually go away upon brows healing.
All microblading requires a second touch up appointment, because all client’s skin is different and receives the ink differently. It's impossible to accurately predict how a pigment will be affected by a client’s undertones. After 30 days, the client should come in for a touch up. This appointment can last as little as 30 minutes or as much as two hours, depending on the amount of work needed. In this appointment, the artist will “warm up” or “cool down” the colors, to get it to match perfectly. They may also reapply any parts of the microbladed brow that may have naturally sloughed off because the artist didn't go deep enough in the skin. (Microblading Fort Lauderdale)