On this Page, you'll learn:
What is Microblading?
Who Should Avoid Microblading?
Microblading VS Eyebrow Tattooing
Before your Appointment
What to Expect During the Healing Process
New Client Full Microblading Service $600
(Includes Touch up appointment in 4-8 weeks)
Non-refundable $100.00 deposit required when booking a Full Microblading appointment
Touch Up Appointments $250
Failure to appear or cancel Microblade Touch Up Appointment within 48 hours, will result in the loss of appointment. May only re-book appointment at Touch Up price
Brow Tweezing During Touch Up $20
Microblade Consultation $50
Questions related to our Microblading services can be answered on the website, email or by phone. If you would like a consultation at our studio prior to booking we charge a $50 fee, which will be applied toward your intial Microblading appointment.
*Touch Up Appointment not included in promotional pricing unless otherwise specified in promotion.
Please Note: Failure to appear or cancel within 48 hours will result in 50% charge of services.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup. A non-invasive solution to over plucked, thinning or sparse eyebrows, that creates natural beautiful eyebrows with a handheld microblading tool. It’s perfect for people who want to define, darken or reshape their eyebrows.
Microblading originated in Asia over 20 years ago and has gone by many names: eyebrow embroidery, feather touch, micro-stroking and even “the Japanese Method." By 2015, microblading became popular in the United States.
Technically, microblading is a form of eyebrow tattooing. But unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists apply each hairstroke with a handheld microblade. This produces a very fine line that resembles real hair. Each individual hair stroke is hand drawn by the artist and blended in with the client’s existing eyebrow hair.
Microblading typically takes two appointments to complete. In the first appointment, the client is profiled and the eyebrows are drawn on with a waterproof pencil, so the artist and client can agree on the look. The artist then microblades the eyebrows, advises you on aftercare, and the client is ready to go back into the world. There is some mild itching and in some cases flaking during the healing process. However, with proper aftercare attention, your microblading should be completely healed in 30 days.
The second appointment is a touch up at least 30 days after the first session. This allows enough time for the ink in the epidermis to naturally slough off, and the color to settle into your skin. In the touch up appointment, the artist can see how your skin has retained the ink and make any necessary corrections.
Sometimes a client’s skin undertones may have unexpected effects on the ink's color. This is why the follow up appointment in 4-8 weeks is an essential part of the process, as everyone’s skin is different and receives ink differently.
Who Should Avoid Microblading
While microblading is great for most people, there are some people who are ineligible for microblading:
- Those prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. Unfortunately, since microblading punctures the skin as we add ink, we cannot work with clients with these conditions.
If you have a transmittable blood disease such as HIV or Hepatitis. Again, microblading artists cut the skin so it is our policy not to work with these conditions.
If you’ve had Juvederm or other fillers in that area. Depending on the timing, we recommend to get microblading first! Otherwise, check with your doctor.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy. Although microblading is great for restoring eyebrows, we would require a doctor’s note in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.
If you have any kind of skin condition or disease on or near your eyebrows. This includes but not limited to eczema, shingles, rashes, warts or blisters near the eyebrow.
Children. Microblading is for adults only! We do not recommend microblading for anyone under the age of 18. It is our policy at Boudoir not to work with children, even with a consent form.
People with diabetes
Pregnant and woman breast feeding
People with glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinning medicines (e.g., aspirin)
People with allergies to makeup or pigment
Those with easily triggered postinflammatory hyperpigmentation are not good candidates
Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed
Are a hemophiliac
Have healing disorders, on blood thinners, uncontrolled high blood pressure or had mitral valve Disorder.
Those on any skin medication such as ro-accutaine, steroids which thin and oversensitive the skin
- AHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, fading can discolor your permanent makeup.
- Flu or Cold: Please stay home, reschedule your appointment if you have cold or flu or sinus/respiratory infection.
- Coumadin: Amount of bleeding and response to topical epinephrine will determine coverage per appointment. If excessive bleeding occurs, extra appointments may be necessary for desired outcome or procedure may not be effective.
- Cancers/Chemotherapy: Doctor's clearance is necessary.
- Juvederm or other "fillers": Get permanent makeup first or ask your juvederm tech for clearance.
- Shingles (varicella): If you have shingles on your face, wait several months to get permanent makeup.
- Eyelift or blepharoplasty: Wait about 3 months.
- Eyelash extensions: AFTER permanent makeup, not before. Or remove them before your procedure. Pinkeye: As soon as their infection has cleared, medication completed.
Microblading VS. Eyebrow Tattooing
People sometimes refer to microblading as eyebrow tattooing, which is technically true but not 100% accurate. Technically, microblading is eyebrow tattooing, but microblading is not like any eyebrow tattoo.
Let’s talk about the key differences:
- Microblading artists hand draw each line. Eyebrow tattooing uses a machine.
This makes a big difference. Microblading features very fine lines and when applied by a skilled artist, those lines do not “bleed out” over time. Not true of traditional eyebrow tattooing. Eyebrow tattooing is usually done by a machine, with much greater injury to the skin. The lines created are not as fine and over time begin to bleed out. If you’ve ever seen someone tattoo handwriting on their skin, only to see the writing get thicker over the years, then you know the effect.
- Microblading has different retention.
The fine lines of microblading often fade over time. For many, they fade over 1 to 3 years. With microblading, there is a lot less ink deposited under the skin in fine lines. In the dermis, where the ink is placed, this ink can move around over time, giving a slighter appearance. When there is a lot of ink, like in traditional tattooing, the tattoo remains very consistent. With microblading, the ink can often fade or disappear, depending on the skin type and how much ink was inserted.
- Inks maintain their color.
Microblading uses a different kind of ink that maintains its original hue over time. Many tattooing clients report that their tattoos turn blue or brown over time. With microblading, however, colors tend to get lighter, rather than changing hue.
- Microblading is less painful.
Microblading artists use a topical anesthetic, which numbs clients of most of the pain. In fact, many clients report little or no pain. Some people fear traditional tattoos on certain parts of their body because of the pain, but this is typically not an inhibiting factor for microblading clients.
- Results from microblading are more natural than traditional eyebrow tattoos.
Again, each hairstroke is hand drawn in microblading. To the naked eye, these individual hair strokes blend right in with a client's' real hair. While eyebrow tattoos may look more like traditional permanent makeup, microblading looks more like natural eyebrow hair.
- Microblading artists are not necessarily tattoo artists and vice versa!
Microblading and tattooing each take specific training and are not linked! Microblading artists do not learn how to tattoo during their training and likewise, most tattoo artists never learn the skills necessary to become a microblading artist. For the noted differences, tattooing and microblading are each separate art forms that take their own time and training to master.
Before Your Appointment
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing microblading procedure. Shower and wash your hair before your appointment as you won’t be able to get your brows wet for 3-5 days.
Please read carefully:
- Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expands the pores.
- Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before procedure. Skin should not be in process of healing before procedure!
- Do not drink more than one cup of coffee or anything with caffeine the day of procedure.
- Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
- Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before the procedure.
The following treatments should be avoided within four weeks of the procedure:
- Botox or other fillers
- Chemical Peels
- Laser treatments
If you have any questions about these restrictions, please give us a call! We're happy to help.
Microblading post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows. Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 3 days after your procedure.
After 3 days, make sure your hands are completely clean and gently apply the post-care ointment with clean hands. This can be done once at night time, but be sure to use the ointment sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself. Please continue to apply the ointment for the next 7 days.
The following must be avoided during all 14 days post-microblading procedure:
- Increased sweating
- Practicing sports
- Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
- UV Tanning or direct sunlight
- Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic 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 such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
- Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
- Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
- Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab
- Please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area.
During the shower, keep your face away from the showerhead or take a bath.
Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Boudoir Beauty Bar to discuss further instructions.
What to Expect During the Healing Process
The entire healing process will take from 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker the next day.
Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period, brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that color is fading too quickly. Often even with proper care, customer develop bald spots or lose original hair stroke which make brows look uneven. It is absolutely normal. That’s is the reason why most customers need a touchup after 4 weeks.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it may look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from natural healing.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly. When using foundation, be aware when applying to avoid your healed eyebrows. If foundation covers healed brows, your eyebrows will appear lighter.
You can now enjoy your beautiful new temporary eyebrows. You will simply love your new gorgeous flawless look!