We offer three different techniques for eyebrow procedures. Microblading, Soft Powder-Filled or a combination of Strokes & Powder-fill. Microblading comes with it's own unique set of criteria which will help to determine whether you are a candidate for it or not. If not, rest assured that Soft Powder-Filled Eyebrows or a combination of Strokes & Powder-Fill techniques are also just as beautiful and natural as microblading. We specialize in each one of the three techniques. MICROBLADING CRITERIA: The following list of conditions and/or situations are contraindicated for microblading and will determine whether or not you are a candidate:
Eczema (in the eyebrow area)
Psoriasis (in the eyebrow area)
Keratosis Pilaris (in the eyebrow area)
Dermatitis (itchy and flaky skin in the eyebrow area)
Moles/Bumps/Piercings, Raised Skin (in eyebrow area)
Trichotillomania (in eyebrow area)
Botox (must wait 3 weeks following botox if in brow area)
Sunburn/Suntan (in brow area - must wait until skin returns to normal color)
Vacationing (make sure to plan your vacation at least two weeks following your microbladed eyebrows so that they have time to heal before "fun in the sun")
Blood Thinners (microblading will create excessive bleeding)
Rosacea (skin too sensitive and will not hold color)
Sensitive Skin (skin too sensitive and will not hold color)
Chronic Acne/Excessively Oily Skin (hairstrokes will blur together)
Large Pores (in eyebrow area will cause hairstrokes to blur together)
Deep Wrinkles (the result will appear uneven)
Natural Redhead (skin is too sensitive and will not hold color)
Thin-Skinned (skin to fragile and hypersensitive)
Previous Permanent Eyebrows (microblading will not implant properly)
Accutane (severe acne medication creates tissue-thin skin - must wait an entire year following Accutane usage to regain skin integrity)
Retin-A (creates very thin skin and must wait one year following usage of this product)
Retinol/Vitamin A (discontinue the use of these products on forehead/brow area for at least 30 days prior to microblading procedure)
Autoimmune Diseases (such as Lupus, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia - skin health is too compromised for microblading)
Of course, just like you, we only want the best possible results if you decide to have your eyebrows microbladed. This is why it's important for you to review the above list to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for microblading. Your age, your type of skin, your sensitivity and the quality of your skin all comes into the equation when pre-determining the safety and effectiveness of microblading. Therefore, the end results will vary among individuals.
Again, whether or not you feel you are a viable candidate for microbladed eyebrows, you may be interested in one of our other brow techniques.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES: Microblading is designed to generally last 1-3 years, depending upon your age, skin type, skin health, how well you follow your aftercare instructions, your usual skincare routine and environmental factors, particularly sun exposure. As a result, it will be necessary to include "maintenance" microblading procedures as part of your (approximately) yearly routine.
At the time of your scheduled microblading maintenance procedure, it will be important to again refer to the above list to be sure that you continue to remain a candidate for the treatment.
Your microbladed eyebrows will fade to a lighter color prior to your maintenance treatment. This is absolutely normal and is to be expected. It's important to understand that like other similar cosmetic treatments, like cosmetic eyebrow tattooing, microblading is permanent, but will fade at a faster rate. The reason it fades sooner is because there is a smaller amount of pigment used. Sometimes, waiting approximately two years without a maintenance procedure, you will most likely have to repeat the microblading procedure in its entirety.
It is recommended to apply a sunscreen over your microbladed eyebrows to help block sun exposure and to also avoid the use of tanning booths. Certain acids found in skincare products can also cause premature fading of your microbladed eyebrows. Microblading maintenance procedures take about half the amount of time as a brand new microblading procedure due to the fact that the shape has already been established and it is just a matter of darkening the hairstrokes again with fresh hairstrokes of pigment.