The first part of the Microblading process is an initial consultation. It's a chance for you to ask questions, understand the Microblading process, fill out consent forms and a medical history/contraindications document. A patch test will also be given and this will be done within 24 hours of the procedure. I will explain the Microblading process step by step and ensure your expectations are very clear.
To ensure your skin is ready, you're going to need to do a little preparation beforehand. Your eyebrow area will need to be healthy and not irritated or sensitive.
- Do not tweeze/wax or have electrolysis one week before procedure
- Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week before. They are natural blood thinners
- Do not tan or have a sunburned face at least 2 weeks before your treatment
- Do not have any type of facial/peel at least 2 weeks before your treatment
- Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month before treatment
- Do not workout day of your procedure
- Do not have botox 3 weeks before your procedure
- Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
- Do not drink any alcohol 24-48 hours before your procedure - alcohol thins the blood and results in poor colour deposit
- Do not drink coffee before your procedure
- Do not take any aspirin, ibuprofen, or Niacin before your procedure
On the day of your procedure, the first thing I will do is draw your eyebrows on with an eyebrow pencil and some measuring tools. This part of the Microblading process will take the longest because I want to ensure your eyebrows are absolutely perfect and you are entirely happy with them before I even start Microblading. Having worked with MAC Cosmetics for almost 20 years, it is in my blood to perfect symmetry, shape, and colour choice. I am so thankful I worked for such a reputable company especially when it comes to training.
After your eyebrows are drawn on to perfection, it's time to do the Microblading. Everything I use is disposable and it's important you know that your safety is my number one concern. The handle is separate to the actual needles (see picture above).
I heard my eyebrows will be really dark...
The colour choice will be unique to your eyebrow hair. After your eyebrows are done, they will appear very dark (probably darker than you're use to) and will continue to get a little darker over the next 24-48 hours. Take a look at these before and after photos so you can see with I mean. This is absolutely normal as your eyebrows will fade up to 40% (will vary depending on how oily you are) over the next 2 weeks. I will go over the strokes 2-3 times to ensure the pigment is embedded and your eyebrows are symmetrical. After the Microblading process has finished, I will review the aftercare with you and schedule a follow up appointment 6-8 weeks after your treatment.
What about the touch up?
Most people need a touch up appointment within 6-8 weeks. Everyone heals differently and it's impossible to predict how much pigment and shape you will retain after your initial procedure. There are a lot of factors involved such as how oily you are, how thorough you are with the aftercare, and your body's natural defences. Your new eyebrows will go through so many different phases after your initial procedure. It's normal to lose a little pigment within that time. Your touch up appointment is there to make adjustments such as colour and shape.