Frequently Asked Questions
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WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure. The procedure is performed by manually depositing pigment superficially in the upper region of the dermis (skin) using a pen-like tool, which has needles fused together in a linear grouping. The tool is used to manually draw individual, crisp, hair-like strokes to give the appearance of a natural, fuller, and beautiful brow.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM MICROBLADING?
Anyone who wants fuller, thicker, more beautiful eyebrows is a candidate. Microblading creates an extremely realistic 3-D look to enhance the existing hair or add to areas that are lacking it. Microblading can also be a great help to individuals with alopecia, or who are post chemotherapy, postnatal, or suffering from stress, depression, or thyroid issues leading to loss or thinning of brows.
WHAT MAKES MICROBLADING DIFFERENT FROM A TATTOO?
Microblading only reaches the first thin layer of the skin and is temporary, versus a tattoo that is embedded deeper and has a permanent effect. It is done manually, not with a machine, allowing for greater control and detail. The technique is used with pigment that is better tolerated by the skin and fades out naturally, not ink which can fade or dull to an undesirable color. Already had an eyebrow tattoo procedure done? Microblading is still an option! Color correction is a service offered by Litwin Cosmetic Solutions that allows an existing tattoo to be lightened to the point that it can be replaced with Microblading. Clients that will need corrective work done from a previous procedure or tattoo will need to schedule their appointment with Master Artist Shaena.
DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
Generally no. A numbing cream is applied beforehand to make the client’s procedure as comfortable as possible.
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
Results vary but you can typically expect one and a half to three years, depending on the person’s skin type. Typically a touch up is done four to six weeks after the procedure to ensure the best result. To keep a great shape and lasting pigment it is recommended to get an enhancement annually.
HOW LONG DOES THE MICROBLADING PROCEDURE TAKE?
The microblading process usually takes three to four hours.
WHAT SHOULD I AVOID AFTER A MICROBLADING PROCEDURE?
Please be aware that after the Microblading procedure you'll need to avoid the following:
Getting your brows wet for 14 days.
Do not put lotions, makeup, etc. on the brows for 14 days or until healed.
Sweating. (this can be difficult but do your best)
Retin-A or Glycolic Acids on the brow area.
Sun exposure for 2 weeks (use sunscreen after this period to better protect results)
A tanning bed for a month.
Sleeping on your face for 10 days.