Microblading

Microblading

Microblading is a less invasive form of permanent makeup (think brow tattoo, reinvented!) that uses a disposable manual hand tool with ‘microblades’ that deposit semi-permanent pigment into the superficial dermis of the skin. Microblading creates the most natural looking eyebrows by creating crisp hair strokes to mimic your natural eyebrow hair. This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. Microblading is a 2 step process, usually 4-6 weeks apart. It is important to complete both the initial procedure and touch up.

Step 1

The initial procedure takes approximately 2 hours. During this time we discuss your desired brow look, choose a color and draw the initial outline of the procedure area for your approval. Though our faces are NOT perfectly symmetrical (one side is usually flatter than the other), we do our very best to create as much symmetry as possible! As we like to say, BROWS ARE SISTERS, NOT TWINS. Once you are satisfied with the basic shape and symmetry, the area is then traced over and semi-permanent pigment is applied with a disposable microblading hand tool. This procedure uses a manual hand tool and not a machine.

Step 2

The second stage of the treatment is a TOUCH-UP appointment. The touch up that takes approximately 1 hour and is included in your service. Touch ups are done no sooner than 4 weeks of your initial procedure and no later than 6 weeks. If you do not schedule your touchup within 6 weeks, you will be required to pay a touch up fee outlined in the touch up fee schedule.

Prices

Microblading:

$650 (includes 1 complimentary touch up at 6 weeks no later than 10 weeks)

If you have an existing brow tattoo, depending on the fading and color, it may require more work or treatment. In this case, the rate for microblading may be higher – please consult with Sarah prior to booking with a photo of your current brows.

Touch ups:

  • Within 6 months – $200
  • Within 1 year – $300
  • Within 2 years – $450
  • Full price after 2 years.

* Touch up rates do not apply to microblading or tattoo work done elsewhere. Full rate applies.

Booking Policies

Please read through our FAQs and ensure that you are a candidate for microblading services before booking an appointment.

Deposit & Payment

A $100 non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit is required at the time of booking in order to secure your appointment.

Arrive on Time

Please arrive on time for your appointment. Being late for your appointment sets the following client’s appointment back. We respect our client’s time and expect the same courtesy. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, we reserve the right to cancel your appointment and your deposit will be forfeited.

Children

I kindly ask that you find childcare for your appointment. I do require quiet and full concentration while providing services for my clients. Thank you for your understanding!

Pricing

Rates are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel or reschedule your microblading appointment or touchup, we kindly ask for 5 days notice in order to fill your appointment. If 5 days notice is not provided, your deposit will be forfeited and if you rebook at a later date, a new deposit will be required.

If you do not show up to your appointment, you will forfeit your deposit and any rescheduled appointment will need to be paid in full.

If you do not show up to your touch up appointment, your complimentary touch up will be forfeited. You may rebook a touch up appointment, however you will be charged for this based on our touch up fee schedule.

 

Microblading FAQ

How should I prepare for my appointment?

  • 24 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE.
  • 72 hours prior to your appointment, DO NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary.
  • Botox should be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
  • Avoid booking during your menstrual cycle as it can increase your pain.
  • No waxing, tanning or tinting 3 days before.
  • Arrive with no makeup for your appointment. A lot of wiping of pigment takes place and makeup can get ruined, so save yourself the hassle!
  • Be prepared for your brows to look a little red and really dark! – don’t worry, they will fade in color 30-50%.

Am I a suitable candidate for this procedure?

You are NOT a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
  • Diabetic (require doctor’s clearance)
  • Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Organ transplant
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Accutane in the past year
  • Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.
  • Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing would make you NOT a good candidate for micropigmentation procedures.

How long does a microblading treatment take?

Microblading is a 2 step process, usually 6-8 weeks apart. It is important to complete both the initial procedure and touch up.

STEP 1: The initial procedure takes approximately 2 hours. During this time, a

consultation is done where we discuss your desired brow look, choose a colour tone and draw the initial outline of the procedure area for your approval. Though our faces are NOT perfectly symmetrical (one side is usually flatter than the other), we do our very best to create as much symmetry as possible! As we like to say BROWS ARE SISTERS, NOT TWINS. Once you are satisfied with the basic shape and symmetry, the area is then traced over and semi-permanent pigment is applied with a disposable microblading hand tool. This procedure uses a manual hand tool and not a machine.

STEP 2: The second stage of the treatment is a TOUCH-UP appointment. The touch up that takes approximately 1 hour and is included in your service. Touch ups are done no earlier than 5 weeks of your initial procedure and no later than 10 weeks. If you do not schedule your touchup within 10 weeks, you will be required to pay a touch up fee outlined in our touchup schedule.

It is IMPERATIVE you complete the touch up treatment. Without it, the results will not be optimal. Colour will fade significantly within 4 weeks as the skin heals, peels and fades. The touch up corrects any irregularities in the microbladed hair strokes, color tones and finishes the process.

**Occasionally a third touch up (4-6 weeks later) is necessary for certain clients where the pigment does not take as well to the skin.**

How long can I expect it to last?

The pigment used in microblading is semi-permanent and can last between 1-3 years. The pigment will begin to fade within 12 months. In order to keep your brows looking fresh, a touch up is recommended every 12 months to 24 months maximum. After 2 years, full price for microblading will apply.

For clients that choose a softer look and lighter color shade initially or those who did not follow the after care instructions properly may require more frequent touch ups.

Factors that will cause your microbladed brow tattoo fade faster:

  • Oily Complexion
  • Sun Exposure
  • Exfoliants
  • Strong Immune Systems
  • Exposure to Salt Water
  • Smoking

Are Semi-Permanent Eyebrows deemed permanent?

Technically, semi-permanent micro-pigmentation is considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, so it naturally fades over time.

Does the application hurt?

We take every precaution necessary to ensure the microblading procedure is as pain free as possible. A strong topical anesthetic cream is used prior to and during the procedure to keep you as comfortable as possible. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable while others report no discomfort at all.

How long is the recovery or healing time?

Immediately after your microblading procedure and in the first 10 days, your brows will appear significantly darker and defined than perhaps your desired look. It may continue to get darker over the next few days as scabs begin to form, however this is not an accurate indication of the finished and healed result. 30-50% of your brow color will fade as the scabs fall off within 7-10 days. In some cases, the scabs may take longer to heal and fall off. DO NOT PICK YOUR SCABS. The pigment is within the scab and you do not want to pull any pigment out of your skin prematurely. We all heal differently and what works on one client may not be effective on another so please do not compare your results. The complete healing process takes approximately 6 weeks.

How do you choose a color?

We choose a color together by applying small amounts of different colored pigments to the skin near to your brows and selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preference. As a rule of thumb, we closely match the color of your brow hair rather than your current hair color for the most natural results.

What types of pigments do you use?

We use iron oxide pigments that will fade over time and are naturally absorbed by the skin. Iron oxides are innocuous, harmless and perfectly safe for your skin.

Can I have my brows microbladed if I’m pregnant?

No you cannot have this treatment done if you are pregnant in case of infection.

Does it hurt afterwards?

The area can be a little sore for the first few hours and tender to touch for a couple days.

Can you micro blade over an existing brow tattoo?

Microblading can be done over an existing brow tattoo, however the old tattoo must be significantly faded for the hair strokes to show through and look natural. Please advise if you have an existing tattoo and submit a picture to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.

Will my microbladed brows 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 topically applied cosmetics.

Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?

During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. This depends on the client. If you take blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding may occur. Bruising is rare but can occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days.

Please Note: The results are very natural and fuller looking brows. Initially, the brows appear darker, but fade significantly over a two week period. It is absolutely crucial to have a touch up done. It is very difficult to predict how well your skin will retain the pigment. Due to this and many other varying factors, we cannot guarantee your results.

Aftercare Instructions

  • Gently apply the aftercare ointment with clean, washed hands or with sterile Q-Tips.
  • Do not get your brows wet for the next 10-12 days. This includes saunas, steam rooms/baths or sweat. Apply ointment before showering and avoid putting your face directly under the shower head.
  • Maintain moisture on your brows with the aftercare ointment. Reapply regularly when eyebrows feel dry or brow skin feels taught. Apply just enough product to moisten them, if your brows still visibly have product on, there is no need to apply more. Too much product will also cause the scab to lift prematurely and affect the healing process.
  • Do not wipe off aftercare ointment from your eyebrows. This can cause the scab to fall off prematurely. Let the ointment absorb into the skin.
  • DO NOT pick, scratch or rub your scabs.
  • Avoid facial cleansers or soap on brows until scab fall off. We recommend using wash cloths or face wipes to remove makeup and cleanse face.
  • Do not wear makeup over your brows until scabs have fallen off – usually up to 14 days.
  • Avoid working out or sweating profusely until after 10 days. Salt in your sweat will draw the pigment out.
  • Sleep on your back! Rubbing your brows on pillows may cause scabs to come off and produce patchy brow healing.

I may give alternate aftercare instructions to those with oily complexions. This will be determined during your appointment.