What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo service that lasts about 1-3 years depending on your skin type and lifestyle after your 4-8 week touch up. Microblading is a manual technique using a small handheld tool made up of tiny needles to add pigment to the skin while creating individual hair-like strokes.
Microblading is similar to getting a tattoo on your body, but it doesn’t go as deep. Tattoos go to the dermis which is why it is permanent whereas microblading goes to the epidermis. This is also why you don’t get discoloration if done properly and also why it lasts for a few years versus a lifetime.
Each individual’s experience will vary due to their skin type and also lifestyle, but it is important to schedule your complimentary consultation to go over individual questions and concerns.
How long does IT last?
Microblading lasts approximately 1-3 years after touch up and depending on skin type and lifestyle.
does it hurt?
Most clients report little to no pain, and would compare it to a threading or tweezing. Topical lidocaine is applied prior and during the procedure so the client can feel at ease while receiving the treatment. Some even fall asleep!
hOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE?
The initial procedure takes about 2.5-3 hours. We begin by consulting about the desire brow look. Then we brow map, which tends to take a bit of time since we want to make sure the brows are perfect before blading. Then we numb the skin for about 15 minutes using topical lidocaine and then we begin the microblading process.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET A TOUCH UP?
After initial touch up at the 4-10 week mark, touch-up can happen as early as 3 months to as late as 1 to 3 years. Touch-up after initial is more of a tune up in color or shape that is based on client desire. Pricing is available on site.
WHO IS NOT A RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR MICROBLADING?
Microblading is not recommended for those with oily skin or large pores as it’ll give you more blurred results and less retention. If that's you, you may want to consider microshading combo. The following are not candidates either:
Pregnant or nursing
If you have had permanent makeup done (please message before booking)
If you have diabetes, glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment
Keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis, Skin cancer, Hemophilia, Lupus
If you are on any blood thinners
If you are using an topical skincare such as retinol, accutane
** Thyroid: Can proceed forward with your brow service, but know that the retention may not be great and may require an extra follow up appointment and more often follow up visits.
** Vitiligo: Can perform brow service but results are never guaranteed
** Cancer: Can only perform microblading with a medical clearance from their physician.
** Diabetes: Must have medical clearance before performing procedure
** Accutane: Must get clearance
What is the difference between Microblading and MicroShading?
Microblading create hair-like strokes where as MicroShading is a combination of hair strokes and shading. Clients with little to no hair would benefit with microshading as we are able to fill in between hair giving it a more defined full look. See examples on my portfolio.
What if something comes up and I CAN’T MAKE MY APPOINTMENT?
Deposits are non-refundable, so it is recommended to reschedule. You are allowed two times to change your appointment. After that, you forfeit your initial deposit and will need to re-book a completely new reservation with a new deposit.
I understand things happen and sometimes a change of heart. In the event that you do need to cancel, you will forfeit your deposit. Please contact me directly as you will not be able to cancel booking on site.
Do you offer any promos? Discount?
Follow me on instagram at @julietaingartistry for any brow give away and promotions. I do also offer a referral program. Any successful referral will award you $25 to use towards your next service or gift to someone special!
CAN YOU WORK ON previous work?
Please send a photo and or video to me before booking appointment. We will go over whether or not we can work on top of existing work or if removal is necessary.
What if i’m not sure about microblading?
Try brow henna! Brow henna is a easy, painless way to see a new shape before jumping in. Please see my link for more details.
WHAT IF I WANT TO GET BOTOX?
Botox is a powerful toxin that blocks the neuromuscular junctions. It takes some time to settle. This is why it is best to wait a month before or after the botox to receive microblade service