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Microblading & Powder Brows FAQ's



How long does the treatment take?

Usually Microblading/Power brows are done in two sessions. The first takes two to three hours. In the first session, the brow is shaped and styled to the client’s preference, and pigment is applied.. Six to eight weeks later, the client returns for the second session for touch up, This takes one to two hours.

How long does Microblading or Powder brows take to heal?

It takes 14 days for outer healing. In that time any redness will fade and the initial darkness of the eyebrows will begin to lighten. Inner healing takes 30 days. In that time the color will lighten over the thirty days as it completely sets in.

Why is it necessary to do a touch up?

Touch up is necessary because everyone heals differently and therefore the outcomes vary. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by adding more strokes. In the touch up session, the final adjustments are made to assure the client’s satisfaction.
Can the touch up be done in less than four weeks?
This is not recommended because the healing needs to be completed before the final results are seen. Final adjustments should only be done after the initial work has stabilized.

How long does Microblading last?

Generally Microblading lasts 9 months to 1 1/2 years, depending on skin type…normal, oily, or dry and age…young or mature. It is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Powder brows typically last 1 to 3 years. Skincare also affects the duration of the pigments. To maintain the brows, a touch up may be done every six to eighteen months.
Are there any pre-care instructions?
  • Prior to the start of your session, avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and any vitamins for 7 days. Sometimes these have the effect of thinning your blood. If you are on blood thinning medication please consult your physician first. No medication should ever be discontinued without first consulting your physician.
  • Avoid tanning to allow your natural skin tone to be assessed.
  • Please click on Pre & Post (before/after) care instructions for additional information.

Who should NOT have Microblading?

  • Microblading is not recommended for those with oily skin or large pores. If that’s you, you may want a powder shading or combination shading and microblading technique. We also do not provide microblading for people:

    • under 18 years old
    • pregnant or nursing
    • if you have glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment
    • Keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis, skin cancer, hemophilia, or if you’re taking skin medications like ro-accutane and steroids.
  • Those using Accutane
  • Anyone with a heart condition or is using heart medications needs doctors approval
  • Anyone with diabetes will need a physician’s approval.
  • Anyone with skin diseases or inflammations needs doctor approval and or have clear skin before service.
  • Anyone who had Botox in the last 4 weeks. Client needs to wait 1 month prior to any permanent cosmetics service of choice where botox was injected.
  • Anyone who has gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last 4 weeks.
  • Anyone who requires anesthetic and is allergic to lidocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine.
  • Anyone with serious medical conditions should consult with their doctors and obtain their approval.
  • Anyone on blood thinning medications should get their doctors approval.
  • Please click on About Tab on main menu for more information on Who is not a good candidate for services.

What are some of the risks and complications with Microblading or Powder brows?

Proper procedures and precautions are used to ensure safe procedures. Sterilized tools and disposable tools are used in a sanitized environment. When pre and post care instructions are followed the risk of complications are minimal. Allergic reactions to pigments are very rare, but sometimes occur. For this reason, a pigment patch test for those with sensitive skin or to topical makeup product, gold , silver, nickel, or hair dyes should be patch tested a few days in advance of the procedure.


What if I don't like the result?

Carefully choose your practitioner. Compare the work of various artists before choosing. Discuss your expectations and desired outcome, including the shape, style, and color you wish with the artist. Realize that faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Adjustments may be made during touch up, such as pigment discoloration and color correction. Remember that Microbladed & Powder brows will eventually fade if touch ups are not done.


Do you have to shave off your eyebrows to get it done?

No! Microblading is done to enhance what you already have to make the eyebrows look as natural as possible. Microblading is a great solution for people who have over-plucked their eyebrows, or who have naturally very thin/light eyebrows and want to accentuate the look of eyebrows on their face. It is not necessary, nor recommended for a client to get rid of any natural hair he or she may already have.


 Does Microblading Scar?

No. Microblading or Powder brows itself will not cause scarring. What can cause scarring is possibly technician going to deep in skin, client's skin type if prone to scarring or picking at the healing skin. This is why it is extremely important to make sure each client knows to NOT pick at any scabs or flaking skin after they have had a microblading procedure. Picking could result in the loss of pigment as well as scarring.


 How Much Does Microblading Cost?

Having a microblading procedure can be quite costly. A procedure can cost anywhere from $300 - $1500, depending on the skill/experience of the artist, where you are located, and on the demand for this procedure in your location.


 What Can I Expect After a Microblading Procedure?

The healing process after a microblading or powder brow procedure varies from client to client based on many factors. This could include, but is not limited to: the artist's technique, pigments used, aftercare instructions, whether or not shading was done, as well as just overall how someone's body and skin reacts to the procedure. Some of the most common things clients can expect after a microblading procedure are:

Tenderness in the area

Itching sensation in the area

Pink or redness around the affected area


Thickening and darkening of the area

Moderate to thick scabbing 3-4 days after the procedure

Scabs will begin to flake off anytime between days 5 - 10

After scabs flake off, pigment color and strokes will look light, grey, and blurry

After area is fully healed (4 weeks after procedure) the pigment will return in color.

Please see aftercare for more details.


How Do I Find a Microblading Artist?

As with any cosmetic or tattoo procedures, the best way to find a certified, reputable artist in your area is often by word-of-mouth referrals or legitimate customer reviews. You can also do some investigative research of your own on local artists. Make sure technician is certified with credentials and has business license along with sterile equipment and environment. 


 Does Microblading Hurt?

Because you are numbed during to the procedure, the level of pain experienced can be minimized, but in all honesty, there is definitely some discomfort involved. The best way to describe the discomfort felt during a microblading procedure would be similar to that of a continuous cat scratch or multiple hairs being plucked at once.

The skin near the front of your eyebrow is thicker, so this will likely be a lot less painful than the tail of your eyebrow. The tail of your eyebrow sits very close to the temple, where the skin is very thin. The thinner the skin, the more likely you will experience a higher level of discomfort. That being said, everyone's skin and pain threshold is different, but during the procedure, there shouldn't be a point where the pain becomes unbearable.


Who Should Get Microblading Done?

Many factors decipher whether or not a person is a good candidate for microblading. The most crucial deciding factors depend on the client's skin condition and health. If they have any pre-existing health  conditions or are on any medications, it may be best for the client to wait for a microblading procedure. 

The process goes far beyond finding the right artist. It’s just as important to determine whether your skin is fit and ready to be tattooed. From your age, sensitivity to the condition and quality of your skin, a lot goes into the safety and effectiveness of the microblading process.

 As an artist, my goal is always to ensure that you receive the best possible results from your treatment. This is heavily reliant on your skin being healthy, strong, and calm.