What is Microblading

What is Microblading?

Other artist named this as 3D, 4D, HD, eyebrow embroidery, silk touch or microblading. For me,  this is all same form of tattooing or permanent makeup process. Microblading is a manual "hand" method of permanent cosmetics for your eyebrows which creates extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. The results? Perfectly natural-looking, thick, full brows.

 

How long does Microblading last?

Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 2 months up to 5 years then you might consider for touch up.

 

What can I expect during my service?

Here's a quick rundown of a typical service provided by Mylene:

  • First, I will need to do a patch test on the skin at least 24 hours before the procedure. (Optional) Make sure to call and book a 5 up to 15 minutes consultation before the procedure. This is to rule out an allergy reaction.

  • Before the appointment begins, I will provide a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the treatment.

  • Then I will draw on the eyebrow shape according to the golden ratio measuring tool. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size. 

  • Next, with customer approval, we choose the perfect color.

  • Initial strokes are placed, then anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort. 

  • The pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow.

  • After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin.

  • Once that's finished, I will clean the area thoroughly.

  • After the service, the aesthetician will apply medical silicone that will remain on the skin for 12-24 hours.

 

Is Microblading painful?

The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, there is an anesthetic applied to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely tolerable. I also offer anesthetic cream that can freeze the skin for at least 20 minutes with almost no pain.

 

How does it work?

Marks in the skin. I will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment. The pigment is applied with a specific tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin

 

How long does the service last?

The appointment should take about four to five hours. Some face shape is not symmetrical. I do my best for perfect shaping in preference of the customer. This is the most important part. Where I truly respect my customers. I believe that eyebrow should enhance or frame our eyes which is the focal point. 

 

Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for a Microblading treatment?

• On keloids or if you have
• Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)
• Pregnancy
• Diabetic (uncontrolled)
• Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)
• You're taking a tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.blood thinning medication
• Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
• If any skin disease symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
• You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)
• Old PMU
• You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
• If you have a sunburn. 
• After waxing (must wait 3 days)
• After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)

 

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my service?

• Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.
• Do not take omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
• Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
• No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.
• No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.
• Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.

 

Is there any after-procedure care?

Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:

• Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the
• Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.
• Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.
• Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
• Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.
• Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.shower head. Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post 
microblading procedure, However, experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear.
• Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.

 

Seven days healing process:

  • Remove excess lymph fluid, blot brows until oozing has stopped.

  • Day 1, wash the eyebrow after 30 minutes, after 1 hour, after 2 hours and up to 5 times with antibacterial soap. Rub the area in smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water. Pat dry with clean tissue.

  • Apply a RICE GRAIN amount of aftercare ointment. NEVER put the ointment in wet damp tattoo. DO NOT over-apply ointment this will suffocate your skin & delay healing.

  • Day 2, repeat washing & moisturizer morning, lunch & before bed.

  • Day 3 to 7, repeat washing & apply moisturizer morning & before bed.

 

What happens during the touch-up?

The touch up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment. During your touch up, I will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs. 

 

What is the Microblading healing process like?

  • Reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!

  • TrueYour new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.

  • Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).

  • Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

  • Your natural-looking eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers.