Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes is a form of semi-permanent makeup that partially or fully camouflages missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. Microblading is semi-permanent (it will fade and shed out over time) and it only penetrates the top two layers of skin.
The treatment may last anywhere from six months to three years. Your lifestyle, heredity, aftercare, etc. affect the duration of your treatment. Touch-up appointments are strongly advised at six and twelve weeks after your initial visit to achieve a uniform outcome. A healing period of four to six weeks between appointments is required prior to a touch-up procedure. On rare occasions, the pigment may migrate to a lower level of the dermis and become permanent.
The microblading procedure may be slightly uncomfortable. The procedure involves abrading the skin and depositing pigment in the abrasions. If you are five days before or after your menstrual cycle, the pain may be elevated.
There may be swelling and redness following the procedure, and you may experience minor bleeding.
Immediately following the procedure, the pigment can appear 30-50% darker than the desired result. REST ASSURED, THIS WILL FADE! This happens because your pigment is mixed with blood and has created a scab. This is normal for the healing process.
Clients with oily skin may not hold pigment as well as those with drier skin types.
A negative patch test does not guarantee that you will not develop an allergic reaction after the procedure. Allergic reactions to anesthetic may occur.
Infections may occur if aftercare instructions are not followed correctly. Always wash your hands prior to touching your treatment area.
If you have an MRI or CAT scan within three months of your procedure, you should notify and discuss with your physician all possible side effects.