Microblading vs tattooed brows?
The purpose of microblading is to accentuate the natural features of the clients face. Microblading is softer than tattooing and is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Body tattoos use ink, whereas microblading uses “pigments.” These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur.
How long should it last?
Microblading treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. Our specialists will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your second session and make any changes necessary. Multiple sessions are normal for microblading procedures, with each new client requiring a minimum of 2 visits. Your second session can be booked no sooner than 6 weeks after the initial appointment.
Is it painful?
A topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
What factors could affect my color retention?
1) Sun exposure: The sun will soften the strength of the color; therefore SPF (50+) should be used once healed to prolong your retention. 2) Your choice of color: Some colors fade quicker than others (for example, a blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color). 3) Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Alcohol and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should not be taken prior to and following your appointment.
How do I prepare for my procedure?
If you have a specific idea of what you want your brows to look like, bring in photos for our reference. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen. Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume. If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you must wait at least one year before considering this procedure (2 years is recommended). It is highly recommended that you avoid sun and tanning bed exposure for 30 days before and after your procedure as your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
What is the healing process?
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense for the first few days. Here’s a visual idea of what to expect while healing.Is there an age restriction?
Yes, you must be 18 years or older to receive the microblading service at The Wax Specialists.
Can I have microblading done if I’m pregnant or nursing?
For precautionary mesures, we do not perform microblading on pregnant or nursing women.
Is the equipment safe?
100%! In addition to keeping our studio immaculate and at the highest standard of sanitary status, all needles are pre packaged, sterile, single use only and disposable. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards.