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By Cate Holliday • August 20, 2018

The Microblading Process

Microblading is one of the easiest ways to transform your face, and cut your morning routine in half. This semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo is done using a hand tool with ultra fine needles that form a small thin blade. Each brow ‘hair’ is gently etched into the skin by creating natural wispy hair like stroke, giving your brows an incredibly natural and realistic look. Anyone is a good candidate for Microblading, whether you have full brows or no brows! We can even perform this procedure for clients who have alopecia. It’s a fantastic way to give someone with no hair left on their brows a nice realistic look!

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The microblading procedure is actually very short, taking around 2 hours for total treatment. The first 30 minutes of the appointment you will be numbing with the highest strength of topical lidocaine available. During this time, you and the Brow Artist will pick your brow color out together. The Artist will then shape, draw on, and style your brows. Our Juvly Brow Artists know each brow is different for every client, and we can make them as bushy or as thin as you would like. Once you are satisfied with the choices, we begin microblading!

Microblading has very minimal discomfort or downtime. On a scale of 1-10, most clients say they experience a 4-5 on discomfort; and some people even say they experience no pain at all! Most clients even go back to work right after their procedure. There is minimal swelling and redness, but you will go through a 4 week healing process before your Microblading Perfection Session. This is a touch up session 4-6 weeks after your original procedure, it’s necessary and included with your procedure as everyone heals differently and outcomes will vary. Your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color!

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The healing process for microblading is probably one of the most interesting for any of our aesthetic services. It could almost be compared to a caterpillar emerging from the cocoon into a beautiful butterfly! Immediately after your microblading procedure, your brows will give you a great idea of what your final product will look like. The color may look dark, or the brow strokes may look harsh. The color intensity will increase over the next few days, as the pigment is settling into your skin. It is important during the first 24-48 hours to not get your brows wet, and apply the ointment recommended by your brow artist. This is crucial in the first stages of healing your brows and ensures the pigment is retained. 5-7 days after your procedure, the brows will start to scab and fall off. It is best to not pick at the scabbing and let this process happen naturally, although it will be a bit itchy! After all, this is still a tattoo and the healing process is very similar to a standard piece. You can apply ointment as needed to the area to help lessen the discomfort.

When your scabbing has subsided, the pigment will have faded around the 8-10 day mark and your brows will be looking much less dramatic. They might even be a bit too light for your taste now, but don’t worry! Around 14-28 days after your procedure, the pigment "reappears" and your new microbladed brows will be healing nicely and looking great. During your initial procedure, certain areas may not pick up pigment and need to be refilled. This is when you visit us for your perfection session! Your pigment color may need to be adjusted, and brow thickness or more strokes can be added. We will perfect your brows during this session and ensure you love them!

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After your perfection session, you can ditch the brow pencil and stop worrying about drawing brows on every day. Most microblading tattoos can last up to 3 years, with a regular touch up about once a year! Clients with oily skin types do not retain the pigment as well as those with drier skin types. Touch ups will be necessary down the road to keep up with the shape and color. This procedure is an amazing way to completely transform your face and ditch the brow routine. Would you like to get started with Microblading and stop worrying about makeup? Click the button below to book your appointment now and make your beauty goals a reality!

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