What is Microblading?
Microblading is a manual skill of semi-permanent eyebrow drawing. Shape of the eyebrows is calculated according to the golden intersection (phi 1.618) and face morphology.
The pigment is applied into the surface layer of the dermis using sterilized tools. The pigment is chosen so to match the natural hair or eyebrows’ colour. After the healing, the colour may become several hues lighter than the natural hairs’ colour.
Symmetry is achieved through PhiBrows application and it is calculated while the clients’ eyes are closed because in that way mimetic muscles that can affect eyebrows’ symmetry are relaxed. Strokes are always drawn in the direction of natural hairs’ growth to achieve hyper-realistic look.
When a client has very few natural hairs, manual technique is combined with the shading in order to get shadows that improve the volume.
Treatment is performed with disposable sterile tools (PhiBrush), and pigments are produced in accordance with the highest standards (PhiBrows microblading pigments).
Correction is done a month after the treatment, because between 10-15% of drawn strokes disappear after the first treatment.
Colour is extremely dark during the first 5 to 7 days. 7 days later, it loses 40 to 50% of its intensity. If you think the colour is too dark, do not try to remove it yourself by no means. Patiently wait 7 days for the colour to fade on its own after the healing of the skin.
Color duration primarily depends on how oily the skin is. The oilier the skin, the shorter the colour lasts. Sweating and sun exposure also reduce colour fastness.
On average, expected time until a new colour refreshment is between 10 and 12 months. With oily skin it is up to 6 months.
Healing is fully completed after 28 days and this is when we perform an obligatory addition of the pigment that has been lost. With problematic and oily skins, we can have several additions (corrections).
Post-treatment flow makes 70% of the treatment’s success. Conscientiously obey advice, because if you don’t do so you may lose up to 80% of drawn strokes. Rinsing and applying creams is of great importance.
Pain during the treatment is relative. Scared clients and clients who have their period usually feel stronger pain, while the other clients compare the pain to the one they feel when plucking eyebrows. It is possible to use mild anesthetics in form of cream or liquid that can entirely eliminate the pain during the treatment.
The success of the treatment depends on the:
post-treatment flow and care
exposure to different external factors
All of these factors are out of the artist’s control, so any possibility to provide guarantees for the treatment is excluded.
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Microblading Eyebrows Pre-Care:
*Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
*NO alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
*Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
*Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
*Avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure.
*Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior.
*Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, facewash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid.
*No brow waxing or tinting one week before.
*Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle as well.
*You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!
NO LATISSE ON BROWS -Lash hair growing serum (Discontinue for min of 3 weeks)
IF YOU GET FILLERS, THEY SHOULD BE DONE 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR DONE 6 WEEKS AFTER THE PROCEDURE.
IF YOU USE BOTOX, IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED EITHER 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
AVOID POWER SHAKES AND POWER GREENS 3 DAYS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE, CAUSES BLOOD THINNING AND HEAVY BLEEDING!
WE DO NOT WORK ON ANYONE PREGNANT OR STILL BREAST FEEDING, NO EXCEPTIONS
NOT CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP
*Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)
If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain)
If you have a "keloid" scar, you need to ask your doctor (raised scarring)
IF YOU ARE ON THESE MEDICATIONS:
*Cirrhosis of the Liver
(Susceptable to infection)
*Surgical Forehead/Brow lift
(Scar tissue will prevent proper healing)
(Hair loss due to auto immune disease)
(Hair strokes will appear more blurred or blended)
*Trichotillomania(Compulsive pulling of body hair)
(Due to constant pulling, scar tissue is prominent and pigment will not heal properly)
*Shingles-Have you EVER had shingles on your face
(No exceptions...PMU will not be performed as the procedure could cause a flare up)
* Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis in or around the brow area
(Constant flaking/itching/irritation/shedding of skin)
*Oily or severely oily skin
(The hair strokes will appear more blended, solid or not retain at all)
*Large pores on your forehead & in the brow area
(Pigment will blur/blend in large pores looking powdered)
If you have hot flashes during the procedure, the pigment will not retain and Miguel may have to stop.
(You will be required to sign and addendum prior to procedure)
*If your body runs hot
*Platelet Disorders-Aggregation Disorders+
An aggregation disorder is when platelets do not bind with fibrinogen and other proteins in order to stick to other platelets. As a result the platelets cannot form a plug to stop the bleeding from a damaged blood vessel.
*Moles/raised areas in or around the brow area
(Pigment will not be put into anything raised.)
*Deep wrinkles in the brow area
(The Hair Strokes will not lay properly in the creases, giving the brow an uneven look)
*Hair transplant for your eyebrows
(Pigment will not take in the scar tissue where the plugs were placed)
*Thyroid condition and taking medication for this condition
(Hypo, Hyper Susceptible, Graves Disease, Hashimotos)
*Rosacea (severe reddening of the face)
*Fitzpatrick Skin types 1 (red heads/white skin/light eyes)
Due to hypersensitivity the skin does not take the pigment well.
*On Accutane (acne medicine) within the last year
*Any type of Organ Transplant or Anti-Rejection Medications
*Auto Immune Disorder of any kind (MS, RA, Lupus or the like)
(Due to the medicines to treat these diseases, pigment will not retain)
*List medicines currently taking including all vitamins.
(NO FISH OIL 2 WEEKS PRIOR)
*MRSA (can be very contagious)
*I Do NOT do super thin (pencil thin) eyebrows as hair strokes will not work.
*Extremely Thin skin
(Transparent or Translucent or very vascular)
*Frequent Exercise (4-7 days per week)(Addendum required)
(Due to the frequent production of sweat(salt), the pigment WILL NOT retain, fade very quickly, appear blurred or change in color)
THIS WILL HAPPEN!
THESE CONTRAINDICATIONS CAN ALSO PRESENT LATER IN LIFE. FUTURE PROCEDURES MAY NOT BE PERFORMED AND/OR AN ADDENDUM WILL BE REQUIRED.
IF YOU ANSWERED NO TO ALL THE QUESTIONS PLEASE PROCEED
If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer (eyebrows can look solid) in appearance and may require additional procedures.
Dark Skin types please note that your permanent makeup will not appear as bold as lighter skin types. (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.)
Plan on scheduling your touch-up within the first 6 months.
Come to your appointment with your eyebrows penciled the way you like them (optional) if you like & bring your eyebrow pencil with you
Clients with darker skin (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.), Please know that the Hair Strokes WILL NOT appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to the skin color already being naturally darker.
IF USING AN EYELASH GROWTH SERUM (Latisse) OR SIMILAR LIKE PRODCUT ON YOUR EYEBROWS, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE AND CAN NOT USE UNTIL 2 WEEKS AFTER PROCEDURE.
Microblading Eyebrows Post-Care:
MICROBLADING EYEBROWS IS A "DRY HEAL" DO NOT GET WET, AND NO SWEATING FOR 10 DAYS
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss!
COMPLETELY avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring.
Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks.
Avoid sweating for a full 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that may cause sweating through or on the brows will cause the "hairstrokes" to blur under the skin, there is no fixing this.
Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days.
NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area for two weeks.
NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.
Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure.
Avoid Retin-A, Chemical Peels and Microderms around the brow area once healed.
AVOID ANY SKINCARE THAT HAS THE WORDS "ACID" "RETIN A" "GLYCOL" ON THE AREA TREATED! Look in your foundations and primers too, its in things that say "long lasting" or "Forever"
EYEBROWS- Typical Effects
Day1-2 The eyebrows are approximately 20 to 25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
Day3 Eyebrows will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Natural exfoliation begins., do not exfoliate yourself.
Day4 The skin begins to flake- peeling from the outside edges first.
Day5 Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and greyer for 8 weeks until color clarifies.
AVOID ANY SKINCARE THAT HAS THE WORDS "ACID" "RETIN A" "GLYCOL" ON THE AREA TREATED!