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What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery or 3D brows, is a relatively new manual method for enhancing eyebrows. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional hair stroke technique done by machine. It is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigment into the epidermis. Because the color is closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. There is no spilling under the skin.
The difference with this and ordinary permanent makeup is that microblading is not done by a machine. The pigment is manually placed into the skin. The microblading manual pen is equipped with sterile packaged blades. The blade glides with gentle pressure over the skin and causes fine cuts, as fine as a paper cut, leaving a trace that can hardly be distinguished from real hair. Depending on the drawing technique – of which we are experts – it creates an individual look perfect for your face and the style you are trying to achieve. Above all 3D, or HD, eyebrows absolutely do not appear as a tattoo.
Microblading 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 the hair you currently have.
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.
How long does it take?
Each appointment take between 2-3 hours. Our stylist first spends time thoughtfully measuring, preparing and drawing the shape to get your approval. The actual microblading takes like an hour.
Is Microblading for Everyone?
Sometimes, Microblading isn't a great fit for some. Because Microblading breaks the surface of the skin, your body reacts and goes into healing mode. Some people have certain contraindications that prevent proper healing and are more prone to infection so Me Time Brow & Beauty takes the proper precautions to ensure great results as well as making your safety a priority.
It is extremely important to review this list prior to booking any Microblading or permanent makeup procedures at Me Time Brow & Beauty. Clients who have any of these listed contraindications are not a candidate of microblading procedure.
Cancer, Leukemia, Sarcoma
Bleeding Disorders ie. Hemophilia A or B, Von Willebrand Disease, Sickle Cell
Taking Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac, Isotretinoin
Active Herpes Outbreak
Pregnant or Nursing
Taking Anti-Coagulation Medications
Keloids or Hypertrophic Scarring
Severe Acne In and Around Brows
Had Botox in the past 2 weeks
Used Accutane in the past year
Allergic To Anesthetic (Lidocaine)
Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin
Please Note: Microblading cannot be done over Pre-Existing Permanent Makeup (PMU) that is too dark. PMU must be 80-90% lighter to yield good results from Microblading. If you have PMU on your brows, please email a picture of them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can determine whether or not you'd be a good candidate.
How long does it last?
There are many factors that contribute to the duration of your microbladed brows. Your aftercare, the condition of your skin, the oiliness of your skin and your daily routines can all affect how long your microblading lasts. Taking these factors into account, your new brows can last up to 12 - 18 months. Yearly touch ups are required thereafter. Clients that have oiler skin may not hold onto the pigment as well. Everyone will respond to the procedure differently, Results are not guaranteed.
How is Me Time Brow & Beauty different from other artists?
The specialist comes trained from the best in microblading artistry. Whats unique about her is that she will spend time with you to understand your aesthetic requirement and go over the options before actually committing. Our clients' comfort and satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. The specialist is happy to answer questions and address concerns even post-treatment.
Is Microblading painful?
The level of discomfort is relatively minor. Some liken it to tweezing two to three hairs at the same time. Usually a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area being worked. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.
Redness and slight swelling in the area is common after the procedure. Often clients liken the feeling to a slight sunburn. Frequently Tylenol is used to deaden any discomfort.
Which payment methods does Me Time accept?
We accept cash as well as all major credit/debit cards. No paypal.
I want to come with a friend — does Me Time Brow & Beauty offer package deals?
Yes, if you bring a friend, both of you get $100 off your treatment.
Is there any pre-care?
You are more than welcome to wear eye makeup but please refrain from wearing foundation from the bridge of the nose up to the hairline.
Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
NO alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure.
Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure. Any blood thinners are contraindicated for Microblading, as excessive bleeding will prevent your pigment from holding.
Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure.
Discontinue Retin-A 4 weeks prior.
Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure.
No brow waxing or tinting one week before.
Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.