Treatment & Procedure
Microblading is semi-permanent makeup application partially fills in an eyebrow that has sparse hair growth, or fully recreates an eyebrow for those who have little to no brow hair. This procedure lasts anywhere between 9-18 months. Using natural source tattoo pigments, microblading is the manual process of implanting pigments after the creation of an incision by a blade (composed of fine micro-needles). This treatment is not meant for individuals with oily- or combination skin types.
Lip blushing, Eyeliner, Powder Eyebrows is a form of semi-permanent makeup that lasts anywhere between 3-5 years. Pigment is implemented into the skin using a tattoo machine gun. It is a cosmetic tattoo that enhances the vibrancy of the colour, improving the shape and symmetry, giving definition and a more beautiful youthful appearance. This type of treatment delivers very natural and longer lasting results once healed. It is also a recommended treatment for all skin types.
Achieve fuller brows & lips
Reconstruction of a full eyebrow or lip
Brow, lip, eyeliner correction (creation of symmetrical shape/correcting facial symmetry)
Colour correction (correcting old tattoo/camouflaging scarred or discoloured tissue)
Enhancing the youthfulness of the face
How does it feel?
There is some discomfort associated with the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area. After the anesthetic has taken effect, discomfort is very mild. A numbing agent may also be used during the process of the procedure, that will further numb the incisions that are made during the process.
How long does the procedure take?
Generally the appointment will take approximately 2-3 hours, which includes numbing the area, consultation, analyzing and shaping the brows along with the physical process of implanting the pigments. The tattooing portion takes about 20-40 minutes (physically implanting pigments).
After the initial treatment there will be between 40-50% pigment loss, as two treatments are mandatory to get the desired results. The second appointment should be scheduled within the 4-6 week mark. The final color of the treated area should only be considered after the final SECOND treatment, which will also fade to the final color in approximately 6-8 weeks. Touch up treatments to maintain the desired color may be done every 9-12 months.
Will Microblading / Powder Shading damage my natural eyebrow hairs?
Existing natural hairs will not be removed; they are even desirable to merge with the stroked hairs / machine shading providing a natural look. Only the hairs that are not into the desired shape are to be removed.
FEVER / COLD – Client should be in good optimal health as the healing time for the brows will not be impaired by a weakened immune system.
POST-INFLAMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION – (PIF) Cannot be treated due to the high risk of pigmentation issues.
SCARS/BIRTHMARK – Client must be advised that results may vary and may not be consistent when attempting to camouflage these areas. They may not be satisfied with the end result.
AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS – Doctors approval is always required (i.e. doctors’ note).
SUNBURN – Must wait for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
SENSITIVITY / ALLERGY to ANAESTHETIC – Topical anesthetic is generally used to numb the area during the procedure. Although it can be performed without the anesthetic. Consult with physician regarding alternatives for pain relief.
PREGNANT / NURSING – Although there is not enough information of the possible side effects for pregnant women. It is not recommended to do the procedure.
CANCER – Cannot treat while undergoing medical treatment and must be in complete remission. Doctors approval is always required (i.e. doctors’ note).
DIABETES – Must be controlled for a minimum of 1 year before procedure. Anticoagulant and other medications may interfere. Although it is not a serious condition. Doctors approval is always required (i.e. doctors’ note).
BLOOD DISORDERS – Any blood disorder such as blood clotting sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, or even taking large doses of aspirin. Doctors approval is always required (i.e. doctors’ note).
KELOID SCARRING – Definitely cannot undergo treatment due to increased risk of developing scar tissue.
HERPES – Cannot perform procedure during an active outbreak. Prescribed medication must be taken for 3 days prior to procedure to reduce risk of infection (i.e. oral doctors prescribed medications). Consult with physician.
SKIN DISEASE or DISORDER – Doctors approval is always required (i.e. doctors’ note).
PSORIASIS or ECZEMA –Brow and forehead region must not have an active outbreak.
ACNE – Brow and forehead region must be clear of breakouts. If taking prescribed topical or oral acne medication, doctors approval is always required (i.e. doctors’ note).
BOTOX and dermal fillers (brow/forehead/eye area) – must wait 2 weeks following injection date.
Skin peels – Skin must be completely recovered prior to procedure date (approx. 2 weeks) following skin treatment date.
IPL or LASER treatments – Skin must be completely recovered (approx. 2 weeks) following skin treatment date.
Tanning – Allow skin 3 days to recover following your tanning session.
Waxing – Allow skin 3 days to recover following your waxing session.
Contraindications - MEDICATIONS
There are many medications that can possibly interfere with the semi-permanent makeup procedure. Any topical creams, serums, and prescribed medications should always be reviewed thoroughly.
Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) medications: Also known as Aspirin, as well as products containing aspirin (including ibuprofen; Advil)
Anticoagulants - Blood thinners.
Niacin - vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid.
Retinol / Retin-A – Avoid usage for 3 days prior to appointment. Doctors permission is required if it is a prescription medication (dosage may interfere with treatment and client may have to stop use for a longer time period).
Acne medication (topical/oral) – Consult with physician (Cannot treat clients on Accutane, Tretnoin medications).
Steroids – Discontinue use for a minimum of 6 weeks prior to procedure.
Cortisone - Doctors approval is always required (i.e. Doctors’ note).
CHEMICAL PEELS – Should avoid 2 weeks prior. Client should be aware that the use of any glycolic/salicylic acids will affect the pigment of the 3D Brows.