Microblading Procedure Information: What to Expect
Certified Microblading Specialist – Jessica Millman
➢ This form is designed to provide you with the information needed to make an informed choice of whether or not to personally undergo a semi-permanent application of eyebrow makeup known as microblading.
- If you have any questions after reading through, please do not hesitate to ask!
➢ What is microblading?
- Also known as eyebrow embroidery, micro pigmentation, and micro stroking, microblading is carried out by using a manual hand tool or cosmetic tattoo machine which holds disposable microblades that deposits pigments closer to the superficial layer of the skin (within the dermis). This technique creates fine, hair like strokes that appear natural and fine and can partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair, creating a fuller, beautiful and natural appearing brow.
➢ All instruments that enter the skin or encounter bodily fluids are disposable and disposed of after use and cross contamination guidelines are strictly adhered to.
➢ What to expect:
- During your appointment, the best color shade to use for your brows will be determined. Your brow shape will be measured and mapped out with a pencil. Once your brows are mapped out, a topical anesthetic cream will be applied for 20-30 minutes to numb the procedure area. A first pass will be made on your brows to get the basic shape and details in. Another layer of numbing cream will be applied to help alleviate any/all pain or discomfort during the process. Up to 2-3 more passes will be made on each brow to add details to each fine hair stroke. After each pass, your brows will be saturated with the ink so your skin can soak in the pigment. Once the process is complete, the procedure area will be cleaned and we will go over after care instructions before you leave.
- Expect your first microblading session to take anywhere from 1.5 – 3 hours.
- Initially, after the first session, the color will appear much more vibrant or darker than the end result. Usually within 7 days, the color will fade 50-60%, soften and begin to appear more natural.
- The skin will lightly scab during the healing process – it is EXTREMELY important not to pick, scratch, or touch the skin in any way while this process takes place. You must keep your healing brows dry and free of oils. Otherwise this will fade the color, making the end result appear blurry and faded.
Please read through the After Care Instructions.
- Expect a necessary follow up session within 6 weeks after the initial healing process is completed (no sooner than 4 weeks, no later than 8 weeks).
- The pigment used in microblading is considered “semi-permanent” and will fade over time. Your brows may last up to 2 years, however this is not guaranteed. Your brows will likely need to be touched up anywhere from 6 months to 1 year depending on how well you care for them.