Microblade & Microshade

Brow Embroidery

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure whereby hair-like incision strokes are created along the eyebrow to attempt to  either enhance, reshape or create a natural looking appearance on the  brows.  

Semi-permanent Makeup

The procedure entails the use of a nanoblade, which is dipped  into a pigment that has been matched to natural hair colour and skin  tone and is then glided along a sketched outline of the brow that has  been drawn on and scrutinized beforehand.  

Cosmetic Tattoo

 Whilst only penetrating  into  the upper skin, the pigment is deposited simultaneously with the  creation of the hair-like stroke leaving a feathered outline.    

Microshading gives broader coverage and is  essentially a semi-permanent brow powder. The ink is the same as with  microblading, but it's done with more needles at a time and often with  an electric contraption that looks like a mini tattoo machine.  

 The machine  ensures that the ink is applied consistently and evenly throughout the  brow. Across the board, many people regard microshading as the better option for sensitive and oily skin types.  

 The best procedure for you depends upon your existing eyebrows, brow  color, skin tone, skin type, and what kind of look you want to achieve.  Ask your technician what she thinks is right for you.  

Additional Information

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a fairly new, manual method for tattooing eyebrows. Also known as brow embroidery, is a technique using a super fine row of needles (blade) to create thin, hairlike strokes on the epidermis layer of the skin. 


The procedure is performed by depositing colored pigments into the skin, using a special pen tool. Pigments are deposited into the Epidermis layer of the skin, no further than the basal cell layer. Microblading is different from other permanent makeup. It requires individual strokes to resemble hair, which appears more detailed, crisper and natural looking. 


Your brows will be measured and drawn to your desire specifications. Then etching the micro-strokes to resemble eye brow hairs. You will love this technique because it will give you much fuller and natural looking brows. If you suffer from lack of eyebrow hair, you will love this as well. 


This is similar to traditional method using a tattoo machine, the difference is you are manually creating the strokes with a small hand tool and blades. 


BEFORE AND AFTERCARE


BEFORE

  • Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Avoid drinking caffeine the day of the procedure. 
  • No sun, sweating or tanning 24 hours prior to the procedure. 
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure as body heat expands the pores.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen for 48-72 hours unless medically necessary. Tylenol is OK. 
  • Do not tweeze, wax or dye brows for 48 hours. 
  • MUST BE OFF ACUTANE AND/OR RETIN-A FOR 1 YEAR. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

AFTERCARE

  • A thin layer of Aquaphor may be applied by the Artist immediately after the procedure. 
  • 4-5 hours after the procedure, client must cleanse the treated area once with distilled or boiled water at room temperature. Use a gauze or cotton ball/pad. Tap lightly to clean. Do not wipe. 
  • Avoid direct shower water on the treated area after the procedure for 10 days. 
  • Do not apply anything on the treated area. No makeup, lotions, pencil or creams for 10 days. 
  • Do not rub, scratch or pick at the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and can cause it to not heal properly. 
  • No swimming until the treated area is completely healed. Salt water/chlorine can cause the pigments to fade. 
  • No direct sun, intense sweating for tanning for 10 days. Sweat is salt and can prematurely fade the treated area. 
  • Avoid sleeping on the face for 10 days or until fully healed. 

AFTER 10 DAYS

  • Apply lotion after you wash your face, either before bed, or in the morning to keep your perfect eyebrows moisturized. After 10 days. 
  • Do not use exfoliates or scrub over the permanent makeup areas. Before submerging in any water (pool, spa, lake), rub petroleum jelly over your brows. Wait at least 30 days before doing so. 
  • 75% of skin will start to scab. This is normal. It's a part of the healing process. 
  • DO NOT PICK AT IT.

Before You Start

Although Microblading is great, it is not recommended for everybody, please make sure if you have any of the following talk to your doctor and technician: 


  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Not taking any blood thinners
  • A Diabetic
  • An Alopecia Client
  • Going through Chemotherapy
  • Hava a Viral infection and/or disease such as AIDS or Hepatitis
  • Have Epilepsy
  • Have a Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Organ Transplant
  • Have had Botox in the last 4 weeks
  • Used Acutane and/or Retin-A in the past year
  • Have skin irritation or psoriasis