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A tattooing technique categorized under permanent makeup. It can be done to fill in brows or reshape them completely by drawing on tiny lines that look just like individual hairs.
This 3D technique can open the eye and enhance your natural features. It is customized based on the client’s natural bone structure, features, and preference.
Unlike other permanent makeup techniques which are done with a machine, Microblading is done using a handheld blade made up of multiple tiny needles. The hair stroke like technique leaves you with results that can last up to 2 years. Clients may want to retouch anywhere from 6-8 months.
Every procedure is different depending on the artist, but @DLDbrows the average client takes within 2 sessions of Microblading. Once for the initial appointment and then again 30-45 days after the initial appointment once the brows have healed for a retouch. Some clients may need or just prefer to come back for a third session. Everybody takes and heals differently to the pigment.
No. Not unless you HAVE previously tattooed or microbladed your eyebrows before.
Consults are scheduled to meet one on one with the artist and discuss expectations. A consult is a great time to ask any questions in regards to prep, healing process, health conditions, skin type, etc.
Everything drawn and discussed during the Microblading Consultation will be done with detail and precision during the initial Microblading appointment.
During a consult we will shape your brows and as I use this time to get to know my client’s brow goals, and expectations.
@DLDbrows design and technique is based on the clients natural facial structure and brow bone.
Sometimes at the consult, but ALWAYS on the day of the initial appointment I have my clients to sit up and make faces at me. I tell clients “raise your eyebrows up as high as you can. Now be angry.” I have them do this multiple times. Sometimes it’s awkward but I do this because it is my job to make sure that their eyebrows are moving and placed correctly when they make facial expressions.
Although the Microblading itself is typically the quickest part of your appointment. It is extremely rare that we do same day appointments. If you wish to move forward with the procedure appointments are typically booked at least 2-3 months in advance.
The appointment will take place for 1-2hrs, time frame is different for every client. A retouch lasts anywhere from 45mins-2hrs depending on details.
- When the client first arrives she or he will be asked to fill out paper work aka sign their life away (first 15-20 minutes of the appointment)
The "standard" appointment will do as follows:
- "Talk to me about your eyebrows" First I always ask that general statement to hear their biggest concern. I like when my client arrives with his or her eyebrows drawn so I can see how they are used to seeing themselves everyday. (Just because you draw your eyebrows on a certain way everyday does not mean that it is the right shape for you. If the client is insisting she or he wants a shape that is wrong I will deny the client). -Does the client wear makeup everyday or just on special occasions? Take into consideration face shape, brow shape, hair growth direction. ALWAYS respect the natural eyebrow. My trainer instilled that into my head! All of this information will help to create the best eyebrow shape for the client based on their natural eyebrow shape, bone structure, and liking.
- Before: Before photo/videos are always taken and a mandatory part of the service. If client refuses to consent to photo/videos the procedure cannot be done.
- Outline: I thread and trim eyebrows if necessary. Next I begin reconstructing the shape. The design is based on the clients natural bone structure and all of the hairs strokes are created based on the client’s natural hair growth and direction. Color is matched to the clients natural eyebrow hairs, but of course the clients hair color is taken into consideration. Keep in mind as we draw on your eyebrows for the outline to think overall shape not size. The Microblading will be a compressed version of the shape that you see. The outline always tends to look “boxy” but the finished results are so natural. This shape is drawn directly on the client’s face with a pencil and will be the guide for the microblading procedure. This is the clients final look before any semi-permanent work is preformed.
- Microblading: The microblading itself will only take about 30-45 minutes. Here is where and when we begin microblading. First, it is a super light scratchy feeling. (those of you that know me I like to describe it as little cat scratches). It is not even enough for the skin to bleed (unless client has not followed prep instructions). During the second round a topical anesthetic is applied and you will not feel any pain. Once microblading is completed I will apply pigment to brows to prep for reveal and for the skin to absorb the pigment of course.
- The Reveal: Once the microblading is completed it is time for my favorite part. THE REVEAL!!!!!! Here is where the client first lays eyes on her or his new eyebrows! 3…2…1…BROWS!
- Lights, Camera, BROWS! After the reveal is finished I will take after photos and videos of clients eyebrows. I LOVE these photos. Not just because of my work but because I can see the confidence boost in my clients eyes as I tell them to look up and make eye contact with the camera vs their before pictures. The fact that I am able to boost their self confidence is so rewarding.
- Seal/After Care After photos are taken I will apply a seal which you will wash off in 5 hours and go over after care and any last minute questions you may have as well as schedule your 30 day retouch.
- Retouching Do not be discouraged if certain areas do not take to your skin the first time. That is why we have you come back for a retouch. During your retouch we correct any parts of the brow that may have naturally flaked off. Sometimes certain areas do not take because the pigment did not deposit deep enough into the skin. It is better to preform a light touch than to go too deep. A lighter touch which results in finer, more natural lines. Everyone takes differently to the pigment. All skin retains the ink differently depending on skin type, skin care routine, etc. It is impossible to predict how a pigment will be affected by a client until 30 days after the procedure During this appointment any adjustments such as color, shape, or size can be made to ensure your eyebrows are ideal.
After care is key to the final appearance and longevity of your new brows.
Improper care may result in fading of the eyebrows.
Please be aware that medications, health and skin conditions may affect your healed results. Different skin types, routines, metabolism, alcohol intake, and not following the aftercare instructions may also affect healed results.
Note: Different artist use different techniques and advise different after care. Please follow the after care instructions advised by your personal microblading artist.
General Important Information
- Pigment will appear natural immediately after.
- Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. Depending on your body and age the entire healing process will take 21-45 days.
- The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
- If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin such as swelling, fever, or green/yellow discharge contact your doctor immediately for further instructions.
5 hours later: After 5 hours of your initial microblading appointment you are instructed to wash your eyebrows with anti-bacterial soap. When finished, pat them completely dry with a tissue.
FAQ: “What kind of soap do I use to wash my microbladed eyebrows?” Dial is the most common brand of antibacterial soap. Either bar or foam is fine as long as it is antibacterial. I personally use the foam soap because it mimics a face wash feel but as long as it’s antibacterial either can be used.
Week One- The Darkness: The next morning your eyebrows will be super dark. 9/10 clients are horrified. Don’t be. Have faith and trust the process. Your eyebrows will continue to get darker and darker until they begin to peel. The pigment will heal to a natural color, but you will not see final results for about 21-45 days.
Hold the anti aging creams and put your skin care routine on pause. Only ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP is what you will wash your eyebrows/ forehead area with (morning & night) for the next 7 days. When finished washing pat dry completely with a tissue.
- Yes, avoid contact with water. DO wash your eyebrows!! You’re a bada$s with a new face tattoo. You want to keep your new tatts clean and sterile. Be cautious when showering. It is best to wash your eyebrows/face outside of the shower until your brows are healed. The water will absorb the pigment and could affect the final result. If your eyebrows do get wet, simply tap dry gently with a tissue.
- NOTHING should be applied to the forehead area. Do NOT use makeup. (Do not use creams, serums, moisturizers, oils, ointments such as vaseline, aquaphor, sunblock, acids, Neosporin, facial toners, etc.
- Avoid cardio and sweating (this means no hot saunas/steam room).
FAQ: “Why can’t I sweat after microblading?”
It is advised to avoid the gym, specifically cardio for the first 5-7 days of your initial Microblading appointment. Microblading technique only skims the first-second layer of skin. Sweating may cause the pigment to remove before it has a chance to completely deposit into the skin.
- No swimming. This includes hot baths, pools, the ocean, and Jacuzzis.
- Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.
- Avoid drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds and increases risks of infection.
- Avoid exposure to UV/UVA rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading. This includes sun tanning or artificial salon tanning and products.
- Avoid tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning until eyebrows are completely healed. This is because of airborne debris.
- No lasers, chemical treatments, peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck (7-14 days).
Week Two- Is this normal? Leading into the second week your eyebrows will begin to scab/peel. Once your brows begin to peel and the skin begins to heal, your eyebrows will become patchy and it will look like flaky dry skin. They will also become SUPER itchy. If you’re a picker, resist the urge to pick!! Do not scratch or rub as it will disturb the skin from healing naturally. Picking at the skin will cause damage to the final result of your brows and may remove the pigment and cause scarring.
STILL AVOID oils and ointments such as vaseline, aquaphor,, neosporin, etc.
FAQ: They’re so itchy, can I put aquphor or an ointment on my eyebrows?
NO!!!! @DLDbrows suggests dry healing.
Aquaphor,, vaseline, and other petroleum jelly will not only cause significant fading of the pigment but could potentially trap bacteria and other pathogens causing infection/delay of the healing process.
FAQ: “Can I fill in my eyebrows when they are peeling?”
Technically speaking yes. After 7 days from your initial appointment you can fill in your eyebrows. However, @DLDbrows suggests to wait until they are finished peeling before applying any product to the area.
Week Three- My eyebrows are gone! Once your brows have finished peeling they may appear washed out for about one week. This may have you feeling like your eyebrows are disappearing or fading too quickly. They are not. Trust the process. Your eyebrows did not disappear and the true color of the pigment will surface within a week.
Week Four - OMG, they’re back! But there's this one spot…. Even with the proper care, it is not uncommon for some clients may lose definition or some of the initial hair strokes created. This is normal and why you return for a retouch. Do not be discouraged if certain areas do not take to the pigment intially. Any adjustments to shape or color can be made during the retouch.
- Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen with high SPF on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Protecting your skin from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the microblading.
Avoid chemical peels on the face and products that increase the regeneration of the skin on forehead area.
Please read the following restrictions carefully:
- Chemical Peels and Laser Treatments must be done 15 days before appointment
- Botox, Juvederm, or other fillers in the forehead area should be done at least 15 days prior to your appointment. (Microblading is recommended before botox)
FAQ: "Should I do Botox or Microblading first?"
Microblading lasts 1-2 yrs vs Botox which lasts 3-6 months. It is best to Microblade first because the design is based off of your natural bone structure. Botox may alter the appearance of your muscles for a short amount of time.
- It is suggested to wash your hair before your appointment and arrive with a clean face. (a Signature Facial or Hydrafacial is a favorite before Microblading)
FAQ: “Should I arrive to my Microblading appointment with my eyebrows drawn on?”
Sure. This helps to get an idea of how the client is used to envisioning her or himself every day.
- DO NOT consume alcohol or caffeine 24hrs prior to your appointment. Doing so will cause you to bleed which pushes the pigment out and results in less color retention.
- DO NOT take Aspirin, IBUprofen, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil or any blood thinning medication 7 days prior. (Tylenol is ok)
- Avoid working out the day of the procedure. Body heat will expand the pours.
- Avoid sun exposure. Skin should not have a sunburn and in process of healing before microblading is preformed.
- You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
- No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure. Eyebrow tinting should be done or removed no sooner than 3 days before, or preformed two weeks after the procedure.
FAQ: "Should I have my eyebrows done before my Microblading appointment?"
No, please avoid hair removal and let your brows grow out a much as possible prior to the initial Microblading appointment. Brow designs are based off of the natural bone structure and brow shape. The fuller your natural brows the better!
- Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks after.
All appointments are done online at www.dldbrows.com. If you need assistance booking please feel free to call or text 781-469-1250 and someone will get back to you within 24hrs.
To secure your spot you will need to provide us with your first and last name, e-mail, phone number, and a credit card to keep on file. Your card information is to secure your appointment only. YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED PRIOR.
You will receive an e-mail 2 days prior and a text message 4 hours before the time of your appointment.
SH*T happens. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please do so at least 1 hour before an appointment for threading services and 24 hours in advance for Microblading. CANCELLATIONS SHOULD BE DONE ONLINE ONLY. DO NOT CALL OR TEXT OT CANCEL. Failure to cancel will result in a fee of 50% of the cost of your service.
Please arrive on time. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, DLD brows reserves the right to cancel your appointment and 50% of the service will be charged. If the client arrives more than 20 minutes late for a complimentary appointment, the service will no longer be complimentary and a fee will be charged.
(Cancellation policies may vary based on location)
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