Microblading is different from traditional tattooing in that no electrical machinery is used. I use a hand tool to insert the pigment into the skin in fine, feathered lines that mimic hair strokes.
The tattoo will look up to 30% darker and larger during the first week, until it fully heals. During the healing process, the tattoo may form a light scab or crust. This is not very noticeable and can be concealed with brow gel or powder after 3 days until the scab fully comes off in 7-10 days.
You can go right back to work after the procedure. However, your brow area may feel tender and slightly swollen for a few days. You may resume exercise after 3 days. I advise against swimming or drenching your brows with water for one week, until your brows are fully healed.
You receive one free touch up 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure to perfect the shape, color, and hair stokes. Your tattoo will not fade completely for up to 2 years. I recommend scheduling touch-ups at least once a year to keep the color fresh. Touch-ups will cost $150-$225, depending on how long you wait between appointments.
To keep your tattoo looking its best, avoid getting it wet until it is completely healed. Always wear sunscreen SPF 30 or higher on the tattooed area when you are exposed to the sun or it will fade much faster. Avoid exfoliating the tattooed area and never wax your eyebrows, as it can fade the tattoo. Don’t apply skincare with retinol, acids, acne medications, or use scrubs near your tattoo.
Isabel will supply you with an aftercare balm to apply while the tattoo heals. You should also buy baby wipes to cleanse the tattooed area for the first week.
Your brows should be fully healed within 7-10 days.
During your consultation, we will discuss your preferences. Together, we will pre-draw the shape and design of your brows. I will not begin the tattooing process until you have approved the color and design.
The procedure itself takes approximately one hour. However, on your first visit, please expect your appointment to last about 2 hours, which will include the consultation and pre-draw.
Yes, I am a licensed tattoo artist in California. I was trained and certified in eyebrow embroidery by the Elite Permanent Make Up Academy in Los Angeles, CA.
A topical numbing cream is applied to the brow area prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort. Most clients say that the tattooing process feels similar to having their eyebrows threaded or waxed.