Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure that is created with crisp hair strokes using a hand tool with very fine needles called microblade. This procedure is gently etched into the skin which gives an outcome that resemble natural eyebrow hairs. Microblading differs from conventional semi-permanent tattoo done by a machine. Because microblading is a manual procedure with a hand held tool, the color is deposited closer to the surface leaving very fine, crisp hair strokes with no spilling under the skin.

2. How long will it last?

Microblading typically lasts one (1) to three (3) years depending on skin type and skin care routine. For those who have dry skin, it lasts for two (2) to three (3) years while for those who have oily and sensitive skin, it lasts for six (6) months to a year and might need to have touch up sessions.

3. How long does the procedure takes?

For the first session, the procedure takes two (2) to three (3) hours. During this session, the brow technician will measure, shape and style the eyebrows. And then will be followed with the microblading procedure.

4. How long does it take to heal?

After the procedure, the eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle, it will take approximately seven (7) to fourteen (14) days for the brow to heal and about a month for the color to fully set in.

5. Is a touch up necessary for Microblading?

Yes, however it varies on skin types and client needs. Touch up session is when the brow technician refines the brows to ensure its perfect style and color retains for a longer period of time.

6. How soon can I get a touch up?

Touch up sessions can be done six (6) to eight (8) weeks after the initial procedure. This is to prevent scar tissues as the skin requires time to completely heal.

7. Is the procedure painful? Are there anesthetics used?

The pain level for the procedure is considered based on the client’s pain tolerance, some experiences mild pain while some feels nothing at all. The brow technician also applies anesthetics to numb the area. Typical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.

8. What are the pre and post care procedures?

To achieve the best results, it is important to follow the pre and post care conditions given by the brow technician.

Prior to getting the procedure, clients are advised of the following:

  • DO NOT work out on the day of the procedure
  • DO NOT drink too much coffee on the day of the procedure
  • DO NOT tan (no sun) for one week prior to the procedure
  • DO NOT take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E or ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure
  • NO alcohol the night prior or on the day of the procedure
  • Any waxing or tinting of the brows should be done 3 days prior
  • NO botox for 4 weeks prior to the procedure
  • It is best to do a scrub 3 days prior to the procedure
  • Stop using any Retin-A or AHA products for two weeks prior to the procedure
  • NO lasers or chemical peels for one month prior to the procedure
  • NO microdermabrasion or dermaplaning for two weeks prior

After the procedure, the brow technician will give a free post treatment kit and the following post care instructions:
  1. Clean the eyebrow area on the night of procedure and daily thereafter. Apply a thin layer of after-care balm, grapeseed or coconut oil to the area twice daily (once if you have oily skin), being careful not to over saturate. A thin layer is all that is needed.
  2. Besides gently cleansing the eyebrow area daily, keep water off of your brows for the next five (5) days. That includes sweating, saunas and hot showers.
  3. DO NOT use any face creams, exfoliators, or harsh cleansers on your brows during the healing process.
  4. Normal activity can be resumed immediately, but no heavy exercise such as aerobic dancing, weight lifting, swimming, etc. for the next ten (10) days.
  5. The eyebrow area will begin to oxidize immediately. This causes the pigment to become darker. Do not be alarmed, this dark color will fade during the next few days.
  6. DO NOT pick any scabs or dry areas that may form during the healing process. This may cause to lose color or damage the skin. Instead, apply some of the after-care balm the technician gave.
  7. Other fading or loss of pigment may occur. Some flaking off the pigment is normal on some skin types; the pigment may sometimes disappear only to reappear a few days or weeks later. Any pigment loss will be recovered at touch up.

9. Who is not suitable for Microblading?

Persons with the following conditions cannot or should not undergo the procedure:

  • skin that keloids
  • sunburned skin
  • undergoing chemotherapy/radiation therapy
  • Pregnant women or women who breastfeeds
  • HIV or hepatitis
  • Eczema or psoriasis on the brows
  • Moles or birthmarks on the brows
  • An open wound

10. What if the outcome is not what was expected?

Our brow technician methodically measures the shape of the brows according to the shape of the client’s face and the distance between the eyes and nose, this ensures that the brows will perfectly match the client’s face. Rest assured that our brow technician always does her best to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients’ satisfaction.