Microblading, also known as 3D brows or Eyebrow Embroidery, is a form of permanent makeup. A manual tool is used to create feather like hair strokes with color pigment to the dermis layer of the skin in the eyebrow region. Microblading is semi-permanent and results can last 12-18 months.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of his or her eyebrows. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present. People suffering from alopecia, chemotherapy, trichotillomania or any other conditions that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as those who simply aren’t happy with their sparse, thin or uneven eyebrows .
At Aveda Georgetown we use only the best quality pigments that heal true to color. All materials used during each and every appointment (including pre-sterilized blades) are 100% disposable. To ensure best results, make sure your health is in good condition. Get enough rest, & eat well prior to procedure.
What is Microblading? As we discussed earlier Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique where the pigment of the skin is manually placed into the dermis layer of the skin. This technique is the latest tattoo trend to creating beautiful brows.
Is this the same as an eyebrow tattoo? Absolutely not. The end result in the Microblading process is very natural because of the techniques involved as it only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin. The strokes thus result in a hair like appearance. Hair strokes are created one by one, unlike the traditional eyebrow tattoos where the entire eyebrow is filled in ‘block style’.
Does the Microblading Application Hurt? Numbing cream is applied prior to the Microblading procedure to ease any discomfort a client may have. Clients tend to relate the feeling of Microblading to that of threading eyebrows, or a discomfort level of 3 on a scale of 1-10. Every skin type is different and level of sensitivity, but the results are worth it!
Do I have to shave my eyebrows off? Not at all. We map out the shape based on facial structure, current brows, and symmetry of the client’s face. Any unwanted hairs that are not desired in the new brow look will be removed. Please do not shave off eyebrows, that is never encouraged.
How Long does Microblading last? There is no guarantee to how long the Microblading appearance will last given there are a lot of factors that must be considered. [i.e. skin type, skin care regimen, sun exposure, iron deficiency, hormones, etc.] Generally, the procedure tends to last anywhere from a full year to a year and a half. It is recommended to get a refresher every year to year and a half to keep your lovely brows looking their best!
What is the healing process? Your new brows will go through quite a bit of changes throughout the healing process. Do not panic! At first they will be very dark, within the first 2 weeks or so they will lighten up about 40%. In the first 10 days, you will notice mild scabbing and flaking… this is normal and expected. Scabs will naturally fall off and it is crucial you do not pick at the scabs. During week 3, the skin is going through its regeneration phase as the ink is settling and it may even appear that the tattoo has vanished. No worries! In week 4, is it very important that you schedule any necessary touch ups that the scabs may have taken the ink from while healing.
Allow 2-3 hours for the first session for hassle free, flawless brows.
Including touch-up within 6 weeks.