How long does the microblading procedure last?
This varies from person to person. Usually a colour refresh is recommended on average from 12-18 months after your initial microblading session.
Does the microblading application hurt?
Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable, whereas other clients report no discomfort at all. We take every precaution necessary to ensure the micro-pigmentation application is as pain free as possible. A wide range of medical grade anaesthetics are used for your comfort. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable, whereas other clients report no discomfort at all. A combination of 2 anaesthetics are used, first a topical numbing cream and then a local anaesthetic is introduced once the microblading procedure has started. This is topped up regularly during the treatment to keep you comfortable.
How long is the recovery or healing time?
You do not have to hide from the world until you are healed. Many clients can walk right out the door, ready to show off their new brows. Initially stronger in colour, your new brows will soften to a natural looking and beautiful colour in two to three weeks.
When will I see the final results?
A noticeable difference will be readily apparent immediately following the microblading procedure. You will see your final results after the healing process is fully completed, usually in two to three weeks.
How do you choose the shape?
We choose a shape and style together. At the beginning of the microblading procedure, Diane will draw in a suggested shape for your new brows and then we work together to perfect this to your preference and measurements are taken to check symmetry and position.
How do you choose a colour?
We choose a colour together by applying small amounts of different coloured pigments to the skin near to your brows and selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preference.
What types of pigments do you use?
Cosmetics and medical tattooing have been proven to be safe. Many medical professionals, who perform their own tattooing, use the same pigments that we use. People have been placing colour in their skins for a very long time and through the years a generally accepted list of colour additives, which are expected to perform well, have proven to be safe. The FDA does not regulate the colours that are used in tattooing nor do they regulate colours used in cosmetics. Our supplier’s ingredients for our inorganic pigments are iron oxides, distilled water, alcohol, glycerine and general colours that are found in all retail makeup.
What will they look like immediately after the procedure?
Your brows may be a little swollen, red and sometimes a bit white. This is all very normal. They will be considerably darker for the first week, before they begin to fade out to a softer colour.
Will they fade?
Your body’s skin changes over time and so will any permanent makeup coloration implanted in to the skins layers. However, this natural fading process takes years and touch ups are easily done as your colours fade over time.
Can I have my brows microbladed if I'm pregnant?
No you cannot have this treatment done, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Does it hurt afterwards?
The area can be a little sore for the first few hours and then tender to the touch for a couple of days.
Will my Microbladed Eyebrows look fake?
NO ! Semi-Permanent makeup is done using a cosmetic tattooing process and our eyebrow pigmentation unique artistry guarantees soft, natural looking eyebrows. When we implant semi-permanent makeup pigment in the skin, it appears more natural looking than even topically applied cosmetics.
What if I don’t like it?
Although the procedure is considered semi-permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing colour and shape to some extent. Colours will appear much darker immediately following the procedure but will often soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and remember it takes time to adjust to a new look!
Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?
During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. This will depend on the client. If a person is taking blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding may occur. Bruising is rare but if a person is on blood thinners, then bruising could occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The colour is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days.
Unlike eyebrow extensions, which you have to be careful about maintaining, microblading is low maintenance. After healing, you can rub them and enjoy swimming. No special care is required, except for a brief touch-up once a year.
Call us at (718) 841-9919 to make an appointment or if you have any more questions about eyebrows microblading.