Manual tattooing technique used to deposit micro pigments into the first 2 dermal layers of the skin. Hair-like tattoo strokes mimic natural hairs creating defined and natural brows.
Individuals may require 2 sessions to perfect their brows. Not all clients need or desire a touchup. It is less likely that a touch up will be required for a client that has fuller brows. Clients with little or no natural brow hairs, or have corrected work may need additional touchups.
Just not ready to take the plunge? Book a consultation with one of our brow technicians to discuss your expectations, process and results. If you decide to go forward with the treatment, your consultation fee will be applied to your microblading appointment!
Cosmetic tattooing (semi-permanent make-up or micro pigmentation), is the process of implanting color micro-pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a tiny, sterile, disposable needle.
Brow feathering (microblading or hair-stroke brows) is a process where a manual tattooing technique is used to deposit micro pigments into the first 2 dermal layers of the skin. Hair-like tattoo strokes mimic natural hairs creating defined and natural brows.
This advanced technique for brow feathering has many benefits:
NO. We will not perform any cosmetic tattoo procedures while you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is to ensure safety and peace of mind.
All appointments include a 30 minute brow consultation where together we will shape and design a set of brows that enhance your natural facial features.
A topical anesthetic (4% lidocaine ointment) is applied for 30 minutes prior to the procedure to ensure maximum comfort. during the procedure a separate numbing agent is used to enhance numbing effects.
Chosen pigment color(s) are implanted in the top dermal layer to create hairlike strokes that mimic the appearance of natural brow hair within the designed brow shape.
Pain tolerance varies from person to person. Two separate numbing gels are used prior and during the procedure to ensure comfort. It is highly recommended to avoid tattooing during a menstrual cycle because the skin can be hypersensitive. Clients have related the procedure with eyebrow threading, plucking multiple hairs at once, or a light scratching of the skin.
No, we incorporate as much of the natural brow hairs as possible. any stray hairs that lay outside of the brows design will be removed.
Redness is very minimal and there is no visible signs of swelling, clients can return to work immediately after the procedure. any redness will subside within the day. after the numbing wears off there will slight discomfort which is described as a sunburn sensation. immediately after the procedure the brows will appear crisp and dark. As the pigment oxidizes the brows will look darker for the first 3-5 days. after the scabbing starts peeling, lighter and softer feather strokes will be present. the color will continue to soften for the next 6 weeks.
There is absolutely no guarantees with cosmetic tattoo. Results will vary depending on skin type, lifestyle, and the immediate and longterm aftercare by the client. Once the scabbing peels the color will reduce by 30%-50%. The hair-strokes will appear softer and more muted (oily skin types hairstrokes may heal softer and more powdery while drier skin types may heal crisper and more defined). The color will full settle in about 6 weeks. You may experience some patchiness after your first session but do not worry we will perfect them at the second session.
1 to 3 years based on:
Results will vary from person to person depending on skin type and color used. Individuals may require 2 sessions to perfect their brows. Not all clients need or desire a touch up. It is less likely that a touch up will be required for a client that has fuller brows. Clients with little or no natural brow hairs, or have corrected work may need additional touch ups.
An annual touch up is highly recommended to maintain brow tattoos. It is ultimately up to the client to decide when it is time for a touch up. There are a few touch up options 6 month, 9 month or 1 year. Oilier skin types will tend to fade quicker than drier skin types. Long-term aftercare is crucial to the longevity of your brow investment.