They say your eyes are the window to your soul. Why not frame them with perfectly defined brows? Eyebrow Microblading is a fantastic and semi permanent option for those looking to polish, define, and reshape their brows. An exclusive eyebrow microblading pen is used to draw on individual hairs, filling in gaps from sparse and over plucked brows, to fully reconstructing new and unique brows. You can reach our artist Myranda by e-mail.
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What is cosmetic tattooing?:
Cosmetic tattooing is otherwise known as semi-permanent make-up, and includes microblading services. Semi-permanent make-up is the process in which colored pigment is implanted in the skin using a sterile, disposable needle to create the look of hair strokes, make up, or to enhance the natural features of the face.
What is microblading?:
Sometimes known as eyebrow embroidery or microstroking; microblading is a form of tattooing that is a semi-permanent cosmetic brow treatment to shape or fill in thin eyebrows that will create the look of hair strokes. Microblading can give you the brows you want, without tedious and time consuming daily make-up application.
Does it hurt?:
A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.
How long does it last?:
Cosmetic tattooing is considered semi permanent, so after your first two sessions with time they will begin to fade and will need to be touched up every 12-18 months, which varies from person to person. Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates.
How many sessions are needed?:
For most clients, two treatments are usually needed at least eight weeks apart. For most clients the color will drastically lighten after the first weeks of healing. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly after the first session, don’t worry! At the second session, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. For clients that prefer a more bold look, a third session may be suggested. Also, if you have been previously tattooed and would like to cover it up, a consult is needed to assess if it will be possible.
How Much Does Microblading Cost?
- $150 deposit to secure date and time of appointment that goes to final cost.
- $550 for the first session which includes the six week touch up.
- $100 for any touch up session within the first three months after the initial two.
- $250 – $300 one to two year touch up.
- $350 two year touch up.
Healing Instructions – Aftercare is Essential
1. Wash your hands before touching treated areas.
2. Cotton rounds soaked in ice water with excess water removed should be used for the first few days as needed to help reduce swelling (10 minutes on, 10 minutes off), up to 3-5 times per day if time allows. Icing is the most beneficial within the first 24 hours. Sleeping with your head slightly elevated may also help in the reduction of swelling.
3. During the first 3 days take care to clean the procedure area. Using a moistened cotton swab or cotton cloth. With warm water, gently blot away any residual body fluids on the healing area (s). For eyebrow procedures, make sure to clean/blot the actual tattooed skin, not just your existing brow hair. Same for eyeliner. This can be a difficult area to blot, but please make sure you are getting beyond your eyelashes and blotting the skin. Keep lips in their natural, still position when blotting. You will repeat this process 4 times a day for the first 3 days. For the remainder of the healing process, continue to blot twice a day (morning and evening). You may now use a mild cleanser or continue to clean the area with plain water. Blotting off body fluids and excess pigment is critical to the color. Do not use any skin cleansers that contain aloe vera or acids such as glycolic acids, lactic acids, or exfoliates. Cetaphil works very well.
4. Ointment – After cleaning and blotting off all body fluids, allow the treated area to dry before applying the ointment. Only use the ointment I have provided for you, or sterile Vaseline. Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lip procedures: you may start using your ointment immediately following the procedure and continue for 7-14 days, applying several times a day. Apply the ointment above and below the lashes. Eyes are very sensitive to ointment so be careful not to get any in your eye. If you feel any discomfort on the eyeball itself, immediately contact an eye doctor and contact myself as well. Although it is important to use the ointment provided, using it excessively can starve the skin of air, resulting in pigment (color) loss during the healing period. Use it sparingly, just enough to moisten.
5. Absolutely no topical makeup on or near the procedure area for at least 5 days. Topical makeup can contain bacteria and your new procedures(s) need time to heal. You must use a new tube of mascara, lipstick or eyeliner. Do not use an eyelash curler for 2 weeks. They pull the eyelashes and the tissue containing the eyeliner pigment that surrounds the lashes. You must allow the eyeliner to heal before stressing the tissue in this area.
6. No pet grooming, gardening, dusting, or profuse sweating for a minimum of 72 hours (3 full days). Wearing sunglasses outdoors is a good way to protect eyeliner that is healing. It is best if contact lenses are not worn for 5 days, but use your judgment and please call your optometrist if you have any issues.
7. During the healing process do not expose your procedure area to chemicals, hot tubs, saunas, direct hot water shower spray, salt water, or pools. Direct sun exposure and tanning beds should be avoided.
8. Some tenderness, puffiness (even mild to moderate bruising), redness, and itching is normal during the healing process. Do not pick, peel, or scratch the treated area, as this could result in your color healing unevenly and increases the risk of an infection.
9. For Lips: For the first 3 days drink through a straw. Avoid salty, spicy, or oily foods. Use a natural toothpaste. Do not use a toothpaste with bleach, peroxides or abrasives. These agents are not good for healing color.