Frequently Asked Questions
What results can be expected / Can Microblading be done on all / any skin type?
Results will vary based on the client’s skin conditions. Some clients will return with great results, others, not so great. Do not panic when they’ve faded more than expected. Your artist will evaluate the situation and correct it.
Unfortunately, pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading. So, before you go ahead and book your appointment, read the pointers below to find out if microblading is for you…
SKIN CONDITIONS (FACE ONLY)
Skin Complications – If you have skin which is prone to complications with eczema,
psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e. your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or
aggravated), chances are your skin is in a is in a constant state of unrest and shedding
and is not suitable for tattooing and therefore won’t hold the pigment well.
Chronic Conditions – The same goes for conditions like chronic acne and rosacea. The
inherent nature of this type of skin causes easy bleeding, which once again means your
skin will not retain the color very well and intended effect of microblading. Additionally,
excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an
unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look.
The inherent nature of these types of skin causes easy bleeding once aggravated, which once again means your skin will not retain the colour and intended effect of microblading. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look.
State of Skin – If your skin is sensitive, it is likely to be easily aggravated and bleed easily. A good
way to know if your skin is sensitive is if turns pink very easily from a little scratch. If your skin has
large pores, specifically in the region of the eyebrows and forehead (aka the T-Zone), the color will
blur and result in a powdered look. Along similar lines, tattooed hair strokes will not lay properly on
skin with deep wrinkles, which can make the overall look appear uneven. Moles, bumps,
piercing, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain color.
Skin Type – If you have Fitzpatrick Skin type 1 (i.e., you are a redhead, have thin, translucent skin
with light eyes), your skin is very likely to be hypersensitive and your skin will not be able to
tolerate microblading well. The same applies if you just have generally very thin skin – it will bleed
easily and not retain colour too well.
Sunburn – If you are hoping to get microblading done but have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn,
it’s best to wait until your skin has resumed it’s normal colour and wait until your skin has healed
before booking in for a procedure.
Previous Permanent Makeup – People who have previously had permanent makeup may want to
change or fix what they have previously had done. Clients may have to consider laser removal
prior to a procedure or ask the artist if they can work with their existing permanent makeup to
incorporate the old design and colors into the new one. Always disclose if you’ve had previous
permanent makeup so the artist can treat you accordingly.
Am I a good candidate for Microblading?
Eyebrows are easily one of the most defining features of the face and have become a focal point of recent beauty trends. Whether you prefer yours thick and bold, or
arched and precise, it seems that everyone is obsessed with having their “brow game” on point.
But what if you’re not blessed with model-esque brows like Brooke Shields, Jessica Alba or Kim Kardashian?
Thanks to Microblading we’ve been given a solution that allows us to have the brows we’ve always dreamed of by having them tattooed (aka microbladed) in a very natural and discreet way.
How deep do you work?
The perfect spot to Microblade, in order for the colour to stay. We work no deeper than the upper dermis level of the skin. Depth is critical because if you go to shallow the colour won’t stay. If you work too deep, scarring can occur and the colour will heal too ashy. * Remember everyone’s skin is different, so it also comes down to how thick/thin the client’s epidermis is.
How often do I need to touch up?
4-6 weeks after the initial session a touch up is required. Anyone over the age of 60 must wait atlas 6 weeks.
Some people may require more than just 1 touch up after initial session. Thereafter it is recommended to do maintenance touch up every 12-18 months.
Am I allowed to get my brows Microbladed while on medication?
The answer is No, if you are on any of the following medication;
– Accutane, Oratane, etc,
– Using Retin-A (Tretinoin) products
– If you have Shingles
If you are unsure about the medication you are using, you are welcome to contact us.