- What is microblading?
Microblading is a manual method of semi-permanent eyebrow drawing by applying pigment with a thin blade into the surface layer of the dermis. The result is the natural-looking eyebrow, so natural that no one can tell the difference between microbladed and natural ones.
The method is very precise and it produces semi-permanent results. Unlike the traditional eyebrow tattooing, microblading creates sophisticated, subtle, natural-looking eyebrows by imitating the strokes of eyebrow hairs and following your natural hair growth direction.
We also provide other techniques where manual technique is combined with the machine, such as Ombre style or a fully shaded eyebrow with color darker on the arch and fading on the tail, giving the eyebrows a more dramatic look and PhiFusion which is usually done when a person has very few natural eyebrow hairs and where light shading improves the volume of eyebrows.
- Who is microblading for?
The procedure benefits any type of eyebrows and works on all skin types and tones. Microblading can be used to enhance the shape of natural eyebrows, to fill in the eyebrow gaps or to replace eyebrows lost due to alopecia, chemotherapy and other medical conditions.
Microblading is ideal for women who want to look good all day, even early in the morning.
- Why choose microblading?
If you want to wake up with perfectly shaped eyebrows
If you want to look beautiful while you exercise or swim
If you want to save time you would spend on drawing your eyebrows every day
You’ll get beautiful natural-looking eyebrows that can make a drastic difference to your looks
Your face will look brighter; your eyes will be beautifully framed
You’ll get the ideal shape for your eyebrows which perfectly fit your unique facial features
It will shorten your daily beauty routine and make it easier and simpler
- What does the procedure look like? How long does it last?
The entire procedure takes about an hour and a half. The first hour is spent on calculating the eyebrows symmetry, determining your perfect eyebrow shape according to the golden intersection (phi 1.618) and face morphology and choosing the pigment color, taking your skin tone and hair color into consideration. Your eyebrows will initially be shaped with a pencil. The hair stroking takes about half an hour.
- Is it safe?
The pigments used are non-toxic and hypoallergenic, different from those used for permanent tattooing. We use PhiBrows pigments, the best on the market. The most important thing about PhiBrows pigments is that they do not contain heavy and toxic metals that usually can be found in other semi permanent pigment brands. They are also tartrazine free, vegan friendly, do not migrate under the skin and it is not possible to develop reddish shadows.
The procedure is also performed with disposable sterile tool.
- Will my natural eyebrow hair be removed?
Absolutely not! Your natural eyebrow hairs will not be removed before the procedure. The more natural eyebrow hair, the better! Only the hairs that are not into the desired shape are removed, the rest remains, and the stroking is done between them.
- How will my eyebrows look during the healing process?
After the procedure, there is no (or minimal) swelling. The skin might look red, depending on skin type. The redness will disappear in 30 minutes.
Right after the procedure the eyebrows will have darker tones and will appear bolder. Do not try to remove the color yourself. During the next seven days the color will fade as the procedure area heals and the microblading eyebrows will become significantly lighter and appear more natural. Final result will be completely natural-looking eyebrow.
- Is microblading painful?
As with any beauty technique there is a bit of pain, but it is not an unbearable pain. Many of our clients say that the procedure is almost painless. It should be kept in mind that each person is different and has different levels of pain.
During the procedure, after the first pass, the anesthetic cream is used, which can entirely eliminate the pain. On personal demand, anesthetic cream can be applied before the procedure to minimize discomfort.
- How long does microblading last?
The durability and stability of pigmentation may vary from one client to another, depending on many factors: skin type, post-treatment care, lifestyle, the type of pigment, sun exposure etc.
In ideal conditions the pigment can last up to two years, and it is recommended that you do refreshment once a year.
On oily skin, pigmentation will fade faster. Color refreshment is recommended after six months.
- What should I do before my eyebrow procedure?
Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before procedure or caffeine on the day of the procedure. Caffeine/alcohol thins the blood, makes you bleed more and be more sensitive.
Do not work out the day of the procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
Do not tan or have sunburns one week before procedure.
No eyebrows waxing or tinting one week before treatment.
No chemical peelings, Botox and fillers, fruit or milk acids, laser or any other intense treatments one month before treatment.
Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
- What should I do after the procedure? Is there any after-procedure care?
Yes. Post procedure care includes rinsing the eyebrows with neutral soap and applying aftercare cream with a cotton swab several times a day during the first seven days after the procedure. This is important for longer duration of the pigment.
Avoid all of the following:
No make-up, cleansers, creams or any other products on treated area for 7 days (except the aftercare cream).
Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning or light therapies for 30 days after procedure.
Avoid excessive sweating, swimming and sauna for the first 7 days.
No Botox, chemical treatments, fruit acids and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Always avoid laser treatments over the eyebrow area.
After the first seven days, always apply a layer of sunscreen on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun.
- How many treatments are needed?
A touch up procedure should be performed 4 weeks after the treatment. The touch up includes examining the hair strokes and skin reactions to pigment. Also, if necessary, re-stroking will be done, pigment intensified and the shape corrected or thickened.
Pigment refreshing should be done once a year.
- Who is not suitable for microblading procedure?
The procedure is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with diabetes, people with skin infections or herpes, people who are taking blood-thinning medicines (e.g. aspirin), people with seborrheic dermatitis on eyebrows, people taking chemotherapy, on keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, etc.
- Do you microblade men’s’ eyebrows?
Absolutely! More and more men are using microblading.