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What is the difference between eyebrow tattoos and microblading?

Microblading is a NOT an eyebrow tattoo! This is a newer procedure that uses semi-permanent ink and is done closer to the surface of the skin, so it is not a forever-tattoo and will fade over time. Microblading is becoming more popular because it creates more of a natural, fuller, brush-stroke look that many women strive for. Eyebrow tattoos tend to give more of a filled in, solid line type of look, while microblading creates the look of detailed, individual hairs. If done by a good artist, these brows can last you 2-3 years. With annual touch-ups, they can last as long as you’d like!

How long does the microblading procedure last?

This varies from person to person and a colour refresh is recommended on average from 12-18 months after your initial microblading procedure.

How long does it take to do?

Investing an hour or two of your time can make you beautiful for years to come. The procedure is split into 2 appointments, which are 4-6 weeks apart to allow for the healing process to complete. The initial procedure will take from 2.5-3 HRS, and your second appointment takes 1.5-2 HRS.

Does the microblading application hurt?

We take every precaution necessary to ensure the micro-pigmentation application is as pain free as possible. A wide range of medical grade anaesthetics are used for your comfort. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable, whereas other clients report no discomfort at all. A combination of 2 anaesthetics are used, first a topical numbing cream and then a local anaesthetic is introduced once the microblading procedure has started. This is topped up regularly during the treatment to keep you comfortable.

How long is the recovery or healing time?

You do not have to hide from the world until you are healed. Many clients can walk right out the door, ready to show off their new brows. Initially stronger in colour, your new brows will soften to a natural looking and beautiful colour in two to three weeks.

When will I see the final results?

A noticeable difference will be readily apparent immediately following the microblading procedure. You will see your final results after the healing process is fully completed, usually in two to three weeks.

How do you choose a colour?

We choose a colour together by applying small amounts of different coloured pigments to the skin near to your brows and selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preference.

What will they look like immediately after the procedure?

Your brows may be a little swollen, red and sometimes a bit white. This is all very normal. They will be considerably darker for the first week, before they begin to fade out to a softer colour.

Will they fade?

Your body’s skin changes over time and so will any permanent makeup coloration implanted in to the skins layers. However, this natural fading process takes years and touch ups are easily done as your colours fade over time.

Can I have my brows microbladed if I’m pregnant?

No you cannot have this treatment done, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Does it hurt afterwards?

The area can be a little sore for the first few hours and then tender to the touch for a couple of days.

Will my Microbladed Eyebrows look fake?

NO ! Semi-Permanent makeup is done using a cosmetic tattooing process and our eyebrow pigmentation unique artistry guarantees soft, natural looking eyebrows. When we implant semi-permanent makeup pigment in the skin, it appears more natural looking than even topically applied cosmetics.

What if I don’t like it?

Although the procedure is considered semi-permanent, these procedures do have flexibility in changing colour and shape to some extent. Colours will appear much darker immediately following the procedure but will often soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and remember it takes time to adjust to a new look!

Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?

During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. This will depend on the client. If a person is taking blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding may occur. Bruising is rare but if a person is on blood thinners, then bruising could occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. The colour is much darker than you may expect for the first six to ten days.

Still have more questions?

Should you still have more questions or inquiries, feel free to give us a shout at 702 761-0095 or email us at renata@bold3dbrows.com

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