When you’ve tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, and stencil at Sephora and your brows are still too thin, Microblading—a more permanent solution to thin brows—is the last-resort that promises to change your brow life.
What is Microblading
PhiBrows Microblading is a manual “hand” method of Permanent Makeup for your eyebrows that creates very fine, natural-looking hair strokes. The outcome? Perfectly natural-looking, thick, full brows.
How long will Microblading last?
Based on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 18 – 24 months.
Is Microblading treatment painful?
Microblading treatment can be slightly uncomfortable for patients with extremely sensitive skin; however, an Anesthetic is applied during to keep discomfort to a minimum, so that the procedure will be tolerated.
How does Microblading treatment work?
The pigment is applied with a specific PhiBrows Tool that contains a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. Your Microblading Artist will select needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the Epidermis and the shallowest part of the Dermis, making very fine, natural-looking hair strokes. An extremely natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin based on the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 4 – 6 weeks after your initial treatment.
How long does the Microblading treatment take?
Your Microblading appointment should take approximately 2 hours.
Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for a Microblading treatment?
- Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though Anesthetic will not be possible).
- On Keloids or if you have to Keloids, Birthmarks or Moles.
- Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (a doctor’s note is required).
- Circulatory disorders (a doctor’s note is required).
- Any bleeding disorders (a doctor’s note is required).
- You’re taking blood thinning medication.
- Currently on Accutane or other strong Retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends).
- If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
- You’ve recently had BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® treatment (must wait 2 months).
- Old PMU
- You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area.
- If you have a sunburn.
- After waxing (must wait 3 days).
- After chemical peels (must wait 2 weeks).
How should I prepare for my Microblading treatment?
- Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.
- Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.
- Do not take Omega-3 (Fish Oil) 1 week before treatment.
- Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
- No waxing 2 – 3 days before treatment.
- No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before Microblading treatment.
- Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.
What can I expect during my Microblading treatment?
- First, the Microblading Artist needs to perform a patch test on the skin at least 24 hours before the procedure. Make sure to call and book a 15 minute consultation beforehand.
- Before the appointment begins, the Microblading Artist will provide a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the treatment.
- The Microblading Artist then draws on the eyebrow shape according to the PhiBrows Golden Ratio Measuring Tool. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size.
- Next, the Microblading Artist selects the perfect PhiBrows color.
- Initial strokes are placed, then Anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort.
- Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow.
- Immediately following, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin.
- Once that’s done, the Microblading Artist cleans the area thoroughly.
- After the treatment, the Microblading Artist will apply medical silicone that will remain on the skin for 12 – 24 hours.
Is there any Microblading after-procedure care?
Yes! Avoid all of the following:
- Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or Jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.
- Any Laser Skin Resurfacing, Chemical treatments or Peels, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.
- Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.
- Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning, like garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
- Drinking alcohol in excess as it may cause slow healing of wounds.
- Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.
Touching the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.
- Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head. Itching and flaking may appear during the first 7 days post-Microblading procedure; however, experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear.
- When completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade faster.
What to expect during the Microblading touch-up
The Microblading touch-up is recommended 4 – 6 weeks after initial treatment. During your touch-up, the Microblading Artist will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.
What’s the Microblading healing process like?
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be evaluated 3 – 4 weeks after Microblading treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after the original Microblading treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!
Immediately following the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not fully settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly; however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5 – 12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is complete, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural-looking eyebrows.