What is microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent form of eyebrow tattooing that is ideal for anyone wishing to reshape their eyebrows, get fuller brows, fill in gaps, fix over-plucked eyebrows, or save time in their morning routines. This can also be a great option for clients that have lost their eyebrow hair due to illnesses like cancer or alopecia.
You can choose to have thick and full looking brows, bushy and fluffy natural looking brows, neatly groomed brows, the options are endless!
How is it done?
Microblading is done with a pen-like device with a microblade attached to the end, which the technician uses to make tiny hair-like strokes (cuts) of pigment on the skin in the same direction as your own eyebrow hairs. This creates natural looking results that are semi-permanent and only require 1-2 annual touch-ups. Microblading does not damage existing hair, and does not require you to shave or wax your eyebrows.
What are the benefits?
- Wake up to perfect brows
- Save time in your morning routine
- Save money on eyebrow makeup and grooming products
- No worries about smudging or smearing throughout the day
- Ideal for athletes or physically active individuals
- Ideal for busy moms looking to shorten and simplify their morning routines
- Virtually painless due to strong numbing creams
- Lasts 1-2 years
- It is a safe, minimally invasive procedure with very little downtime
- No upkeep or spending money on professional threading or waxing
- You can follow the new shape of your eyebrows to pluck away stray hairs that grow back
You are not a good candidate if:
- You are pregnant/breastfeeding
- You are under 18
- You have HIV, Hepatitis or other viral diseases
- You are prone to keloids or hypertrophic scarring
- You have been on Accutane within the past year
- You have skin irritations like active acne, rashes, sunburns, eczema or rosacea near the eyebrow area
- You have heart conditions or pacemaker
- You have had an organ transplant
- You have epilepsty
- You have conditions that suppress the immune system, or conditions that compromise wound-healing
- You are undergoing chemotherapy
- You have diabetes
- Your old tattoo is too dark or it has not been 6 weeks post-treatment
- You are on topical Retinol or Retin-A creams. These should be avoided for 1 month before treatment, and for 1 month after.
- You have autoimmune diseases like lupus or alopecia that compromise skin health
What does a typical session look like?
The entire session takes about 2-3 hours total. About an hour for the consultation, 30-40 minutes for numbing the area, and about 30 minutes for tattooing.
To begin with, we sit down with you for a consultation to discuss your dream brows! We will measure and outline your eyebrows with a pencil to agree on a shape that fits your face, and find a colour that matches the current shade of your eyebrows and your general colouring.
*During this time, please let us know of any allergies, illnesses/conditions you may have, or any medications you are taking.
Once we agree on a shape and colour, we prepare the skin by applying a strong numbing cream to the eyebrow area to minimize discomfort.
After the area has been numbed, we begin the tattooing process by depositing the ink into the skin using the microblading tool, creating natural and hair-like strokes.
Upon completing your eyebrows, your technician will clean the area, go through aftercare instructions and answer any questions you may have. How long the pigment stays in your skin depends on a multitude of factors like your age, sun exposure, skin type, the types of products you use and the strength of your exfoliations, as well as your immune system and medications you may be taking.
*Please visit the aftercare page for more detailed instructions on how to care for your freshly tattooed brows.
Please note: For significantly uneven eyebrows, you may have to choose either a thicker shape to even them out, or lose more hair on one side and choose a thinner overall shape. If you have had eyebrow tattooing or microblading done previously and wish to cover it up, please have realistic expectations of the possibilities. We may not be able to achieve the desired look or shape if the old tattoo is still strongly pigmented.