Microblading, also known as cosmetic tattooing, 3D eyebrow embroidery, or pigment embroidery, is a form of semi-permanent tattooing that involves using tiny needles as the framework for a small blade that is used to deposit pigment under the skin to create crisp natural-looking hair strokes that resemble eyebrow hairs.
While permanent makeup and standard body tattooing is done by machine (tattoo gun), microblading method of tattooing uses a special pen that draws tiny eyebrow hairs one by one.
Treatments for semi-permanent eyebrows can help with:
Adding body or color to fair or blond eyebrows
Anyone who enjoys outdoor sports/swimming and always want to look their best
Redefining the eyebrows, especially after surgery or injury
Reshaping the eyebrow
People with sensitive skin or allergies to makeup and cosmetics
Reconstructing over-tweezed eyebrows
Producing a fuller eyebrow look
People with limited vision and have challenges applying makeup without wearing glasses
Physical conditions such as arthritis or stroke survivors that prevent them from applying makeup
Microblading Q & A
We thought we would offer you a little Q&A to answer some of the questions you might have. There are also some before and after pictures at the bottom that were done on our very own patients.
Each individual will have a different experience with the level of discomfort associated with the service. Some say it is relaxing and they only feel the pressure being applied. Others say it feels about as uncomfortable as tweezing. Before we begin the microblading process, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. If you’re worried that the process is painful some clients may feel a slight discomfort, but it’s relatively painless.
The pigment used in Microblading cosmetic tattooing is semi-permanent and will not wash off. The effects of the procedure typically last 1-2 years. A more specific time span depends on each individual’s skin type and lifestyle, therefore final results cannot be guaranteed. You will likely need a touchup within 6-24 months.
The process of microblading lasts about an hour and a half. The majority of the time is dedicated to the discussion on demands and situation assessment, choosing the eyebrow shape and the pigment color.
Microblading is not recommended for people suffering from diabetes, inflammatory skin diseases or have seborrheic dermatitis in the eyebrow, and people who are not sure if they really want the procedure. As a precaution, we DO NOT perform microblading cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
We choose the shape of your new brows together. Whether you are just looking to enhance the fullness of your natural brow, or create a whole new shape, we will take it one step at a time. Your new shape will be applied with a cosmetic pencil first so that you can see how it will look your face. We will not start the procedure until you are happy with what we have created.
When you leave from your appointment your brow area may appear pink, and the pigment itself will seem darker than you may prefer. The day after your appointment few people would notice anything unusual. Throughout the healing process (1-2 weeks) they will slowly fade to a softer, more natural shade, but they will not be unpresentable. Please refrain from having microblading done before going on a beach vacation or a camping trip.
Post procedure care includes eyebrow care several days after the procedure (pigment duration 80% depends on aftercare and skin type). 10 days after the procedure sun exposure, sauna, solarium,swimming pool should be avoided and makeup around the eyebrows especially powder is not allowed. Aftercare cream should be applied on the eyebrows several times a day, as it is recommended for long duration of the pigment.
Please note that a deposit is required to schedule and secure your appointment and is deducted from the total price of your tattoo. This deposit is to ensure that you are serious about your appointment and is non-refundable. If you cancel or miss your appointment, you will simply forfeit your deposit.
To learn more about the Microblading Cosmetic Tattooing technique, give us a call at (919) 554-6754 or schedule an appointment use our online appointment scheduler.
Microblading Before and After Photos
Medical Procedure Notice
The specific risks and suitability of any medical or cosmetic procedure for a give individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare. The information on this website is not a substitute for a consultation.