Frequently Asked Questions
Microblading is a semi-permanent make up also known as embroidery, microstroking, hair like strokes, or nanoblade. Microblading helps to correct or fully construct new eyebrows for those with little to no eyebrows by using a hand tool with ultra-fine needles to create the perfect brows. Each “hair” of the brow is gently placed on the skin with the hand tool to create a realistic looking eyebrow. The pigments used in a microblading session are chosen to match the natural skin color of each individual client.
Microblading is not suitable for individuals that:
- Are pregnant or nursing (those who want to microblade, we suggest discussing with your doctor first).
- Have hear condition or taking heart medication (ask your doctor).
- Have skin disease or irritation (ask your doctor).
- Have diabetes (Can be done with physician’s note).
- Had Botox in the past 2 weeks.
- Had a tanning session or chemical peel in the last 2 weeks.
- Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.
As a company, we reserve the rights to refuse the services to anyone who is not suitable for microblading.
- Dry, normal, combination skin:
Microblading – combo brows – powder.
- Oily skin or large pores :
Combo brows – powder.
- Mature skin, sun damaged or wrinkled skin :
- Cover up :
Combo brows ( depending on the previous procedure) – Powder.
Microblading lasts 12-18 months depending on the skin type, age, and skin care routine of each client. Skin care products with Glycolic Acid or regular tanning sessions can also affect how long microblading last. During a microblading session the pigment is not implanted as deep as a regular tattoo, therefore fading over time is normal. We recommend a touch up around every 12-18 months to maintain the perfect looking eyebrows.
During the microblading session topical anesthesia will be used to numb the area. The anesthesia contains lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine, if you are allergic to any of these products please let our technician know.
No, microblading does not hurt, since topical anesthesia will be use. Mild discomfort is common. It’s sometimes the sound of the blade which people find the most uncomfortable– a small scratching sound.
It takes about 7-14 days for the eyebrows to heal and a month for the color to fully set in, reveling your perfect brows.
After the microblading procedure it is normal for the are to be red and the brows to appear darker than normal, this is part of the healing process. As the healing continues you will notice that the color will fade, and some scabbing will occur. Please do not pick at the scabs as this can irritate the skin and hinder the outcome of microblading. At the two-week mark, due to the healing process of the skin, it is normal for the skin to have an opaque-whitish look to it.
The first microblading session takes about 2-2.5 hours. During this time the technician styles and shapes the brows to obtain the perfect brows for each client. Once the client is satisfied with the style and shape of the brows the tattooing portion begins.
The second microblading session (touch-up), which occurs 4-8 weeks after the first session takes about 1-1.5. During this session minor necessary touch ups are done.
Before your microblading session please avoid:
- Alcohol, vitamins, and medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin 24 hours before the procedure as these products can cause your blood to thin.
- Face scrubs or chemical peels.
- Skin tanning to assure your correct skin tone.
No!! Please do not take any medicine such as ibuprofen or aspirin before or 24 hours after your procedure as this medicine can thin your blood and affect the outcome of microblading.
A touch-up session is highly important to ensure the perfect brows that will last 12-18 months. A touch up is necessary 4-8 weeks after the first session depending on each individual. At the touch-up session the technician will refill certain areas that did not pick up as well by adding more strokes of hair and adjusting the pigment as necessary. Clients with oily skin will require a deeper touch-up as it is normal for the skin oils to lighten the color of the brows.
Since it takes a bout 4 weeks for the pigment to fully set in, a touch up before the recommended time should not be done. If a touch up is done before the recommended time scar damage might occur if the skin does not fully heal.
At Just4you Brows and Beauty the safety of our clients is our main concern, therefore in each session sterilized materials along with a new blade is used for each client in a sanitized environment. It is critical for clients to follow the pre and post care instruction to avoid any risk or complication.
Allergic reactions to the pigments are very rare, but some people can be allergic to it. If you have very sensitive skin along with allergies to make up products, hair dyes, or gold, silver and nickel, please inform our artist to perform a pigment patch on your skin to avoid any complications.
READ THOROUGHLY! It is essential that you follow these instructions after your Microblading session:
Day 1 & 2: Wash your eyebrows every 2 hours with neutral soap for the first 48 hours. Also apply a small amount of ointment on both brows after every wash.
Day 3: When you wake up, gently wipe the area with a small amount of sterile water on a cotton pad. Be extra careful not to rub the brows hard, tug or scrub the brows. Do this 2 to 4 more times today to avoid any build-up of blood/lymph Using a cotton swab, you may apply a very small amount of Aquaphor to brows (very small amount-like half the size of a grain of rice for both brows). This is just to add a small amount of moisture – brows should not appear greasy, glossy or shiny, if they do, you used too much. Do not use aggressive movement/manipulation of the skin- be gentle. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your brows.
Day 4-14: Gently clean the brow area with a damp cotton pad, you may use a drop or 2 of alcohol free witch hazel (added to the damp pad) to clean the brows 2-4 times a day. If your brows feel tight or dry, you may apply an extremely thin layer of Aquaphor after cleansing (brows should not be greasy, glossy, or shiny – if so, you used too much).
The following must be avoided for 10 days post-microblading procedure:
- Allowing any water to touch the brows! No shower stream over brows. Wash face CAREFULLY with a washcloth or cleansing wipes, avoid brow area.
- Practicing sports.
- Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi.
- Sun tanning or salon tanning.
- 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 brow area. You will cause scarring of the area or removal of the pigment if you pick or peel scabs prematurely.
- Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris – now is not the time!
- Spicy foods.
- 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 with a cotton swab.
- Do not use any cleansers or facial products of any kind, over the brow area for at least 10 days.
- Absolutely do not use any ointments, antibiotic creams or gels, or vitamin creams over the brow area – it will draw out the pigment.
*Before showering apply a thick layer of Aquaphor to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the showerhead. And remove the Aquaphor gently after the shower.
Please NOTE: Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
Should you still have more questions or inquiries, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .