What is Microblading?
Microblading is a type of eyebrow architecture. It is all about creating the best shape for each face – a totally bespoke approach for each client.
The process is very precise thanks to the tool that is used which is effectively like a pen with the nib being a sloped blade with 10-12 little needles at the end – needles that don’t penetrate the skin but just delicately scratch the surface, much like a paper cut.
The needle very finely implants featherweight strokes with a medical grade pigment on the epidermis layer for the skin, creating fine, realistic and natural hair strokes.
Due to the nature of the “blade” tool, microblading can look very natural. It is great for both those who like the shape of their brow and just want them to be fuller, as well as people who want to change the shape of their brow altogether.
It allows you to achieve your #browgoals without having to draw or fill them in every single day. Feel confident and be able to say “I woke up like this!”
What to expect?
We start with a consultation to discuss the shape you want your eyebrows and the colour. We go over different options together until you decide exactly what you want. We will stencil on the shape and make sure it’s looking exactly the way you’d like. Then we’ll apply the numbing cream to your eyebrows to make sure you have a comfortable experience. Once the numbing cream has set, we begin microblading—drawing on individual strokes to mimic real hair.
Treat your freshly microbladed eyebrows as you would any new tattoo. There is no downtime to microblading—you’re able to get back to your regular routine right away. Your eyebrows will look really dark as it is healing. Don’t be alarmed. Once the new hair strokes have scabbed over and fallen off organically, the colour will lighten a lot, giving a more natural look to your brows.
- Avoid getting the area wet for up to 10 days, which includes keeping your face dry during a shower.
- Don’t wear makeup for at least a week. This is because the pigments are still settling in to the shallow cuts in your skin caused by the blading.
- Don’t pick at scabs, tug, or itch the eyebrow area.
- Avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating until the area is completely healed and you have a follow-up appointment.
- Keep your hair away from your brow line.
- Apply any medicated cream or healing balm provided by your technician as directed.