What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as Eyebrow Embroidery is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent. Microblading typically lasts one to two years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look. Microblading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow and is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration.
What is POWDERFILL?
The powder fill method is done with small dots of pigment, which creates a soft, ombre brow, so the front of the eyebrow is lighter and the tail is darker. Powderfill is also referred to as shading. Powder fill typically lasts 1-2 years.
What is A COMBINATION BROW?
Microblading plus powder fill. This combination brow is a Blush Beauty + Brows favorite. It adds shading behind the strokes resulting in a brow that always looks filled in. Microblading + Shading results last from 1-2 years.
How DO I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT WITH BLUSH BEAUTY + BROWS?
You can easily book your Blush Beauty + Brows microblading appointment by visiting our "Book Online" page. A deposit is required for booking. You will receive an email confirmation confirming your appointment.
How long does it take?
For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 3 hours. During this session, the brow artist will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. We then follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.
The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second session takes place after 4-8 weeks after the initial session. This session will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
How long does it take TO HEAL?
The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 20-40% as it heals. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.
Is the touch up session necessary?
Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!
Can I get my touch up session sooner than 4 weeks?
Touch up sessions should not be done earlier than 4 weeks after initial microblading session as pigment color has not fully settled into the skin. Most importantly, this is to prevent scar damage as the tissue requires time to completely heal.
Is it painful?
The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure your brow artist will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure. Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light scratches or tweezing. Topical anesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.
After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Tylenol but not aspirin or ibuprofen.
How long does it last?
Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years, depending on the procedure (microblade or pwderfill), skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested at minimum every 12-18 months. Some clients prefer to touch up more frequently for fresh color. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.
What are the pre and post care procedures?
In order to achieve the best results, it is best to follow the pre and post care instructions. Feel free to come in with your brow makeup on so your artist can see your every day look you prefer. Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed. We will then work together to create the perfect brows!
Prior to your procedure, clients are advised of the following:
Avoid caffeine, alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for at least 24 hours.
Avoid tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone.
Avoid fish oil for two weeks
Leave your brow hair alone (no tweezing, waxing, tinting) for one to two weeks prior
No face scrubs or chemical peels at least two weeks prior.
After your procedure, clients MUST follow these instructions:
Within 2 hours after the procedure, clean brows using a q-tip and lightly pat with antibacterial soap. Gently wipe away any lymphatic liquid (clear yellowish liquid) that may have built up. Lightly pat dry with tissue. Repeat 1-3 times if lymph fluid appears.
Do not immerse brow area in water for 14 days. When showering, make sure to avoid face area. When cleaning or washing face, make sure to avoid brows and clean around it.
Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 10 days. Microbladed area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections and effect the final color.
Avoid alcohol and aspirin/ibuprofen and any vitamins that may thin your blood for 24 hours.
Brow area will feel slightly itchy as it heals and will start to lightly scab over. Do not peel, scratch or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation.
Do not go swimming, tanning or into saunas for at least 14 days.
No face scrubs or chemical peels at least 2 weeks after.
Avoid working out for at least 7-10 days as sweat contains salt that will pull the pigment from the skin.
Who is not suitable for the procedure?
Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates:
Using Accutane or have been off of Accutane for less than a year
Avoid Retin-A for a minimum of two weeks
Have active acne or pimples on the eyebrows
Have heart conditions or using heart medications
Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)
Have skin disease or irritations or bruises and cuts
Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
Have gotten a chemical peels in the last 4 weeks
Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
Pregnant or nursing clients.
Minors under the age of 18. No exception even with guardian's permission.
* We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason. Our brow artists make the decision to microblade an individual based on their own discretion. *
Are there any risks or complications?
We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilized equipment, new needles and in a sanitized environment. Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications . Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. We suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:
Topical makeup products
Gold, silver and nickel
Patch tests should be performed 5-7 days prior.
What if I do not like it?
As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. We always recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists' work and portfolio when making their decisions. Our brow technicians will do their utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. You will be able to approve the shape before we start microblading. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.
What if I HAVE HAD PREVIOUS PERMANENT MAKEUP OR MICROBLADING
If you've had previous work performed elsewhere, you will need to schedule a free consultation so that we can assess your brows and determine if correction or removal/lightening would be recommended. If correction needs to be performed, there will an additional fee that will be determined at the time of your consultation. Previous work may often require more sessions depending on the desired color, shape, style and depth.
What are your cancellation or missed appointment policies?
Clients are able to cancel or reschedule appointments at anytime with a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the appointment time. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text us at 317.627.4319 to reschedule. Deposit is non-refundable. The complimentary touchup must be performed between 4-8 weeks or there is a $100 tray fee. If you "no show" for your initial or touch-up appointment, you forfeit your deposit and will not be rescheduled for any service including the 4-8 week touchup at Blush Beauty + Brows any time in the future.
WhERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Blush Beauty + Brows is located in Carmel, Indiana. We serve the surrounding areas including Indianapolis, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville and Noblesville. You can easily visit us from Carmel Drive and 116th Street. Blush Beauty + Brows is located in suite #144 in Carmel Office Suites behind the McDonalds. Appointments only please.
DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT OPTIONS? What forms of payment?
Yes, Blush Beauty + Brows does offer 0% interest financing through PayPal. We will create an invoice that you can use to checkout. If you pay off your balance, Paypal will not charge you any interest. This is a great way to get those beautiful brows now and pay later! Contact us before you book to see if you qualify.
We also offer a pre-paymemt plan which you can make smaller payments before the procedure. Once you pay the total amount, we can schedule your appointment.
We also accept credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay and cash.
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