What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of Semi Permanent Makeup which is implemented using a hand held tool comprised of between 6-14 micro needles in the shape of a blade hence the name Microblade.
The process is carried out using the hand held tool to insert pigment into the upper layers of skin. The pigment is deposited into the epidermis. As the color is impacted closer to the surface, the hair strokes appear crisp and very fine. There is no spilling under the skin and the effects last up to 18 months, after which the pigment fades leaving the skin. This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of his or her eyebrows. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present. Microblading is a gentler alternative to the Standard Permanent Makeup, due to the fact that is does not penetrate into the dermis skin layer.
What Should I expect?
There is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area to make you comfortable during the procedure. The procedure takes roughly about two hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid two and a half hour window for your appointment. We likely won’t need that much time, but this isn’t something we want to rush.
Microblading is a two step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up six weeks after. After we take your before photo, we shape your eyebrows and decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited.
During healing, it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place. The process is considered to be complete 6 weeks after the first touch up. The results can last anywhere from 11 to 18 months, depending on different factors affecting the procedure. However, a touch up once a year is recommended to retain the shape and saturation of pigment. The average cost for the procedure in the United States market varies from $400 to $1200.
At Glow Beauty Charlotte, Microblading costs $495 and up which includes your first touch-up within 6 weeks. Color boost appointments are $225 within 12 months. Between 12-18 months, $375. If brows are completely faded, full price of $495.
How should I prepare for my session?
There is no prep required. Leaving your eyebrows alone for a week (no tweezing, waxing or otherwise removing the hair) is preferred. Please refrain from injectables in the treatment area, and do not take any aspirin 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
How to care for my new brows and how long does it take to heal?
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before we consider the process complete. Please follow these instructions for up to 14 days after the procedure to improve and prolong the results of Everlasting Brows.
No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process.
Avoid wetting eyebrows during the healing process.
Avoid sauna / steam rooms / sun beds during the healing process.
Do not touch, rub, pick or scratch your brows following treatment or during healing process.
You may find that your eyebrows will scab or become slightly dry following treatment. If they itch DO NOT SCRATCH them, just tap to release the itch.
If your eyebrows get wet during the healing process pat them dry with a towel, DO NOT RUB.
Apply your healing balm everyday. If you have oily skin, you may not need to use the healing balm at all. Dry skin can use up to 3 times a day.
Client can use q-tips and soapy water to gently remove previous layer of balm or to cleanse the eyebrows.
Avoid excess sun exposure as this can cause the pigment to fade and can affect the healing process.
Avoid using daily skincare products directly on the eyebrows.
If you are planning a chemical peel or any other medical procedure please inform therapist of the procedure you have had. Procedure should only be done once the healing process is complete.