Microblading FAQ's

How Long Does It Take?​

The entire process takes Sarah approximately 2 hours. She will shape and style your brows to your approval and then apply a topical numbing cream. You and Sarah will then select an ink colour that closely resembles your own natural brow hairs and then proceed with the procedure.

Does It Hurt?

The pain it minimal as a topical numbing cream is applied before hand. Some people describe the sensation to that of a mild sunburn, some say its comparable to light cat scratches while others say the tweezing of a stray hair after to procedure hurts more than the tattooing itself. Everyone's pain tolerance is different. Please do not take advil or ibprofene afterwards, however Tylenol is permitted. It is normal for the area to be a bit red and swollen after the procedure.

How Long Does It Take To Heal?

It takes approximately 7-14 days for your brows to heal over. On days 2-4 it is common for the ink to darken compared to the first day. By day 5-7 your eyebrows may start to get patchy and peel. By days 8-10 it will appear as if your newly inked brows have disappeared but by days 14-28 your brows will have come back. By the time they will have fully healed, the ink will have faded by about 40%. It is around this time that you would come in for your 4-6 week touch up.

How Long Does It Last?

Microblading will last approximately 1-3 years. It will naturally start to fade over time and this is based on everyones unique skin type and skin care. Factors such as skin type, age, sun exposure and skin care products can all affect how long your new eyebrows last. Some people like to get their brows touched up around 18 months after the initial appointment.

Who Is Not Suitable?

  • Using Accutane within the past year

  • Retinol users

  • Have heart conditions or using heart medications

  • Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)

  • Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks

  • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine

  • Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note. 

  • Pregnant or nursing clients who want to microblade can be done at your own discretion.

  • Have had Botox in the last 2 week 

  • Have skin disease, irritations, conditions (eczema, psoriasis, shingles, rosacea etc)

  • Bleeding disorders

  • Autoimmune disorder

Prep And Aftercare​

Prep

  • To avoid excessive bleeding, please refrain from consuming alcohol, coffee or aspirin/ibuprofen 24 hours before your appointment. Excessive bleeding will prevent the ink from absorbing into the skin.

  • Do not tan 2 weeks prior or have a sunburned face

  • No hair removal one week prior (waxing, tweezing, electrolysis) or eyebrow tinting 3 days prior

  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior

  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior

  • No fish oil or vitamin E 1 week prior

Aftercare

  • Blot your new brows with a clean tissue every  5-10 minutes to remove lymph.Wash your new brows twice a day with a mild cleanser such as cetaphil or dove soap. Pat dry gently with a CLEAN cloth

  • Apply aftercare ointment several times a day until product has been used up

 

Please avoid the following for the next 10 days:

  • sleeping on your face

  • hot showers, saunas and hot tubs

  • swimming

  • tanning

  • heavy sweating

  • exercise

  • makeup on the brow area

DO NOT PICK, SCRATCH OR RUB!