Microblading is a form of eyebrow tattooing and a method of semi permanent makeup that creates natural looking, beautiful eyebrows.
It’s a wonderful solution for anyone that has previously over tweezed their brows and can’t grow them back, those suffering from alopecia or any other condition that causes hair loss.
The results are natural, flawless, fuller looking brows.
Top photo: Before Microblading
Bottom Photo: After Second Session
Microblading (also known as eyebrow embroidery or feathering) is a fairly new, manual method. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional hairstroke technique.
During your consultation our certified and licensed artist will first examine your face shape, hair tone and skin color. Once you agree on your perfect color and shape, your eyebrows will be redesigned with cosmetic pencils and give you an idea of what can be achieved. Since your features are unique, we will tailor a shape that best suits your face.
Top photo: One month after first session
Middle Photo: Mapping of brows for second session
Bottom Photo: After Second Session
The process is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the epidermis. Because we’re depositing color closer to the surface, the strokes appear defined and very fine without it looking blurry.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present.
People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as people who simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows.
The pigments (not henna) used in this method are high quality.
The results are natural, flawless, fuller looking brows. Initially, the brows appear darker, but fade significantly over a two week period. It is absolutely crucial to have a touch up done, as it is very difficult to predict how well the skin will retain the pigment.
The results can last anywhere from 11 to 18 months, depending on different factors affecting the procedure. However, a touch up once a year is recommended to retain the shape and saturation of pigment. The average cost for the procedure in the United States market varies from $400 to $1200.
As the popularity of Microblading has risen, so has the amount of providers offering “Microblading”. In addition, many of these providers do not have the appropriate state and business licenses or certifications to perform this treatment. It is necessary to ask questions, especially about licensing when booking a microblading appointment. If a provider is offering to do microblading for a very low cost, it is usually too good to be true.
For a limited time, Spa La Posada has a microblading promo (through May 31, 2017) for $495 which includes your first touch-up within 6 weeks for free. Regular price is $700. If you come back within 12 months, touch-up’s are $245 and anything after 12 months will be the regular price ($700).
Come see us for a free consultation!
(Customer originally got her brows micro-bladed elsewhere)
Microblading is a TWO STEP process. The first step is the initial procedure and the second step is your 6 week follow up visit!
After the procedure, the area treated will be darker and more intense, this is normal. This will last a few days until the skin heals and peels and naturally exfoliates and the true color emerges.
In the first week as the scabs form in order to heal, they may look even darker/thicker due to some swelling.
SECOND AND THIRD WEEK:
The 2nd and 3rd week you may think they even disappeared (this is due to the new skin forming over the treated area).
Week 4 is where natural exfoliation has happened and the color emerges. Generally, only the client will notice the changes. It will look like you had your eyebrows tinted that day (which looks darker initially).
Some people may notice ‘something’ is different, but they are unlikely to identify the source of the difference. The brows may also appear thicker than you might like, however, this goes away after 10 days, as swelling recedes and the hair stroke will shorten as a result. Swelling/edema is really very minimal, however some swelling occurs.
It’s a 2 step process and the 2 visits MUST be completed to achieve the semi permanent brow. If you do not return for your 2nd visit it is half a job done and a less than satisfactory result obtained, which is a waste of your money.
A few days after your procedure you may feel that the strokes are hard to see.
Do not worry! This is a normal healing process and fully expected. After your second visit you will love your new eyebrows and are set for about a year.
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for a successful microblading procedure:
Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expand the pores (go ahead, stay in bed a little later :-)).
NO direct sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before the procedure. Skin should not be in process of healing before procedure.
Do NOT drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.
Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 72 hours (3 days) prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
The following treatments should avoided within four weeks of the procedure:
Botox or other fillers
If you have any questions about these restrictions, please give us a call at 956-687-7544!
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a manual method to create natural looking hair strokes. Small amounts of pigments are deposited in the superficial layer of the skin.
How long does it last?
Your brows will last as long as it’s maintained. Untouched, the pigment will last 6-18 months. Use of retinoids, skin care products, sun exposure and lifestyle can affect how long the pigment lasts.
How often do I need a touch up?
Touch ups are recommended once a year, to keep the color fresh and the strokes crisp and defined.
Does it hurt?
There is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area to make you comfortable during the procedure.
What should I do to prepare for my procedure?
There’s no prep required. Leaving your eyebrows alone for a week (no tweezing, waxing or otherwise removing the hair) is preferred. Please refrain from injectables in the treatment area and do not take any aspirin 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
What should I do after the procedure?
Other than make sure your skin is dry and clean – not much.
How long does it take?
The procedure takes roughly about three hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid four hour window for your appointment. This is something we do not want to rush.
Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before we consider the process complete.
What’s the process like?
Microblading is a two step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up six weeks after. After we take your before photo, we shape your eyebrows and decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited.
During healing, it’s normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place. The process is considered to be complete 6 weeks after the first touch up.
What can’t I do after the procedure?
You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry – that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking or peeling of the treatment area. You can still wash your hair and face and once they’re healed up, you treat them as your own.
Can you guarantee your work?
We can guarantee that your face is important to us and that we will act in accordance with our experience and expertise to give you our absolute best. Again, everyone is different and can have different results. There is no money back.
Can I get microblading while I’m pregnant?
No, we do not perform microblading during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Who should avoid microblading?
Those prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation.
If you have a transmittable blood disease such as HIV OR HEPATITIS.
If you’ve had Juvederm or other fillers in that area. Depending on the timing, we recommend to get microblading first.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy.
If you have any kind of skin condition on or near your eyebrows. This includes eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near eyebrows.
We can not treat people with the following:
Those under 18 years of age
People with diabetes
Pregnant and lactating women
People with glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinning medicines
People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the area that is to be treated.
People with allergies to makeup or colors
Those with easily triggered postinflammatory hyperpigmentation are not good candidates
Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed
Are a hemophiliac
Have healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve disorder.
Those on any skin medication such as accutane or steroids which thin and over sensitize the skin.