Microblading (or eyebrow embroidery) is a relatively new, manual method which does not use a normal permanent makeup machine. Manual Microstroking, sometimes referred to as Microblading, Brow Micropigmentation, Manual Technique, Hand Method Eyebrow Permanent Makeup, Feather Brows, 3D-6D Brows, Cosmetic Tattooing and Eyebrow Embroidery, originated in Asia and has become very popular in in the last few years all across the world.
Microblading is done by using a unique hand instrument with a small row of very fine needles that deposit pigment into the epidermis with slicing, feathering strokes. The pigment is implanted in the basal membrane which divides the epidermis from the dermis layer of the skin. This creates very crisp, fine hair strokes that don’t blur after healing like you would experience with a traditional permanent makeup machine.
How long does it last?
Everyone is different; you will last up to 3 years. You may need to come in for touch-ups yearly, and some clients require an every 6 month touch-up.
Does it hurt?
This is designed to be a gentle procedure with minimal discomfort. The degree of discomfort will depend on several factors, such as if you opt for anesthetics, location of the treatment, and your pain threshold. In the beginning you will feel a scratching feeling while we are marking the shape and design of the brow. A numbing cream is then applied which is absorbed into the skin within a few seconds. Once the cream has absorbed, you will have very little feeling.
What is the typical cost?
Remember you get what you pay for! Competitors may charge less, but this requires a higher price tag, brows frame the face so it's critical they are perfect.
~Initial treatment for brows – starts at $450, consult required
~Touch-up after 1-3 months – $50
~Yearly touch-up – $275 (pro-rated if you come in before or after a year)
•Pregnancy or nursing •Diabetic patients •Skin diseases •Directly after Botox treatment (after 2 months is allowed) •Use of Accutane, Isoltretinoin, or other retinoids (after 6 months is allowed) •If you have a pacemaker, this manual method can be used, but any machine use is not allowed. •Very sensitive and pain intolerant •Sunburn or frostbitten (allowed after symptoms are gone) •Seborrhea Dermatitis •Very dry or peeling skin •Excessive sebum, oily skin •Problem skin broken capillaries •Acne •Moles •Keratosis •Very dry or peeling skin •Problem skin