PMU SERVICES / MICROBLADING FAQ
What is microblading?
Microblading is a form of a cosmetic semi-permanent tattooing, a manual (not a machine) disposable handheld tool is used to perform the procedure. It is composed of very fine needles resembling the shape of a blade, to hand draw each individual hair and simultaneously implant the pigment into the skin.
Is Microblading a tattoo?
This is a common misconception and we can tell you with full transparency that, NO it is not a tattoo in the traditional sense. It is a type of tattoo but is NOT permanent like a traditional tattoo. Microblading differs in the type of “ink” used to perform the procedure. Tattoos use concentrated ink while cosmetic tattooing uses smaller pigment particles. In microblading the pigment is applied superficially to the eyebrow area which means over time the ink will fade away.
Is microblading only good for people with thin brows?
Microblading is a great choice for people with thin sparse brows who have tried all other techniques when it comes to achieving the perfect brows for them. Microblading will create an instant definition and fullness to the brow and enhance the appearance almost instantly. This does not cancel out those who already have hair but may be lacking in certain areas of the brow and want to create a more enhanced natural shape and symmetry.
How long does microblading last?
Microblading can last anywhere from one to three years depending upon your skin type. Skin that tends to be more oily will see the pigment fade faster but usually not before the one year mark. As time progresses the pigment will become less visible overall. It is advisable to do touch ups every 12-18months if you are looking to maintain the service.
What is Microshading?
Just like Microblading, Microshading is a form of semi-permanent makeup that involves shading the eyebrows(vs microblading strokes) by making fine dots in which the pigment is deposited along the brow area using a single, sterile needle which is often attached to an electric tattoo device. Microshading is sometimes referred to as powder or ombre brows. It gives more of a “makeup” look than microblading. Microshading tends to be a great option for those with more sensitive skin and also a better alternative for those with oily skin as it pertains to the pigment distribution.
Do you still have to shape/groom your eyebrows after Microblading?
Yes, you will still have to shape your brows after Microblading. If you had hair growth before the service you will still have hair growth after the service. In order to keep a well groomed look, shaping in between is advisable. Microblading takes out the daily guess work and oftentimes makeup application in that area but will not stop hair growth.
How long will the procedure take and what should I expect on the day?
Your appointment will take about 2-3 hours. The technician will consult with you in person and draw out your brows with a temporary marker. Once you are satisfied with the look, the technician will take a before photo and begin with the procedure. Afterwards you will be sent home with an aftercare kit with detailed instructions on how to care for your new brows along with an appointment for your touch up session which should be booked 4-10 weeks after your initial appointment.
Should I take time off work?
No. There's no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness will disappear in a day or two. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
Are the tools sanitized?
Absolutely. All tools and supplies used in the procedure are thoroughly cleaned and sterilized.
Why do we not offer a discount ?
Because we're dealing with your brows and face and we will not risk it for anything. The cost of fixing botched up brows will be much higher. So do it right the first time. Discounting usually involves less experienced artists and a volume business. We are premium and quality brand that puts your safety first.
Is it painful?
Everyone has a different level of sensitivity, but a topical anesthetic is applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort.
Is everyone a candidate?
No, unfortunately not. We pride ourselves on your safety and will only take customers we believe it is safe to perform these services on. After you have booked your appointment you will be required to fill out forms that will be reviewed by our specialists to determine if you are a candidate. If not possible, your deposit will be returned.
Who is NOT an immediate candidate for microblading?
Those who are
- Pregnant (until after breastfeeding)
- Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- Have a Pacemaker or have major heart problems
- Had an Organ transplant
- Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
- Prone to Keloids
- Sick (cold, flu, etc.)