What is Microblading – and how does it differ from eyebrow permanent makeup?
If you don’t love your brows, you do have a few options for enhancement:
· Daily application with a pencil, powder or brow gel
· Brow growth serums
· Brow extensions
· Organic permanent and semi-permanent makeup
Microblading has become the newest hot trend in eyebrow enhancement. How is this different than permanent or semi-permanent makeup? Let us explain.
Microblading is actually a semi-permanent makeup procedure too, but with an appearance that gives a bolder, crisper looking effect. That’s because microblading technique involves drawing individual hair strokes that are crisper. It is more of an “embroidery” of fine hair strokes, which look much like thick, real eyebrow hair.
Microblading is performed by manually depositing pigment under epidermal layer of your skin using a hand-held tool. As such, there is a minor brakeage of your skin in the process.
Pain caused by this technique is similar to the permanent or semi-permanent makeup technique and can be well controlled with the strongest prescription strength numbing cream available, which we use at SDIM & Spa.
One possible down-side of microblading is that it gives you semi-permanent results, typically lasting anywhere from 6 to 18 months.
Microblading is perfect if you want to fully reconstruct, re-define, or cover any gaps in your brows. It also is great just to fill in over plucked brows. You can even add a slight arch appearance to your brows.
In summary, eyebrow Microblading is commonly known as “3D brows.” It is considered semi-permanent, performed using a hand-held instrument, and like permanent makeup, is a meticulous two-hour process.
Remember that there is no downtime and you will be ready for any special event almost immediately. We do recommend that a follow up touch up is done 4-6 weeks after. This touch up is included in your microblading session.
Once your Microblading is fully healed, there is almost no maintenance needed. You can rub your brows, clean them, and even enjoy water sports. This smudge proof procedure is worth your time and money to look great—you can wake up every morning with perfect eyebrows!
Initial Microblading appointment and Follow-up Appointment at 4 weeks is $400
Microblading Maintenance Appointments
2-4 months after initial microblading $100
4-6 months after initial microblading $150
6-12 months after initial microblading $200
Annual Touchup $300 (12-15 months)
Past 15 months pricing goes back to the Initial price of $400
MICROBLADING PRE PROCEDURE ADVICE
• Microblading procedure normally requires multiple treatment sessions. For best results, clients will be required to
return for at least one re-touch appointment. This will take place 6 weeks after the initial procedure. Those with oily skin
may require an additional touch up. Please be aware that color intensity will be significantly darker and sharper
immediately and a few days after the initial procedure, but the color will reduce by 30-50%.
• Although numbing cream is used during the procedure, sensitivity or discomfort may still be felt. Skin may be red and/or swollen after the procedure.
• Please wear your normal make up on the day of your procedure.
• Please do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to the treatment.
• Please do not shape or wax your brows before the procedure. Your technician will shape brows during the procedure.
• No electrolysis for at least 5 days before the procedure.
• Botox, AHA products and retinoids should be avoided for 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
• Exfoliating treatments such as microdermabrasion should not be performed within 2 weeks prior to procedure
• Chemical and laser peels should be avoided no less than 6 weeks prior to procedure.
• Patients prone to cold sores/fever blisters should take an anti-viral prior to treatment.
• Hormone therapies can affect pigmentation and/or cause sensitivity.
• Discontinue use of any brow-growth serums like Latisse, as it can cause sensitivity / affect pigment.
Contraindications for Microblading include: advanced liver disease, high risk of infection, pregnancy or nursing, damaged/compromised skin near brow area, chemotherapy/radiation currently, skin conditions like psoriasis or any dermatitis near the brow area. The following medical conditions may require special attention regarding healing: Diabetes Mellitus (type 1 and 2), high blood pressure, auto-immune diseases that are not controlled, or any other medical condition that may impair healing or be a higher risk of infection.