Frequently Asked Questions About Microblading
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is an innovative semi-permanent method of depositing color pigment into the skin in individual hair like lines to fill in sparse brows or create an entire brow. Unlike a traditional eyebrow tattoo microblading does not leave a flat, dull look & is a much safer treatment.
WHAT TYPE OF PIGMENT IS USED?
Plant based cream pigments are used. The pigment creams are specially manufactured for implantation into human skin.
HOW LONG WILL MY BROWS LAST?
Because microblading is semi-permanent it will fade over time. Skin type (oily skin will heal lighter), pigment color (lighter colors fade faster) & sun exposure will determine how fast the pigments break down. For the best results be sure to follow the after instructions and touch up every 1-2 years or as needed. Touch ups are normal and expected.
*Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed due to the nature of skin as it heals, your first touch up appointment is scheduled at 4-6 weeks where we can assess your pigment retention and make any changes necessary. People with lighter hair, correction work or sparse eyebrows may require more than one touch up to reach their desired look at an additional cost.
WHAT IS THE COST OF MICROBLADING?
The cost of eyebrow embroidery/microblading is $300 for the first session. Each touch up following the initial session is $250 per session. A great value compared to the cost of eyebrow tinting which has to be done on a weekly bases to stay consistent and can cost as much as $1040 a year.
DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
Topical anesthetics are used to maximize your comfort during microblading, however pain tolerence varies from client to client. Receiving the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity.
IS MICROBLADING RIGHT FOR ME?
Hairstroke eyebrows heal best on normal to dry skin types. Hairstrokes may not work well on clients with previously tattooed or lasered skin. For those with oily skin types and larger pores results may appear softer and more powdery.
WILL IT LOOK NATURAL?
Yes. The strokes will look like natural hair only a little softer and more muted after they fade.
MY BROWS ARE HEALING BUT WHY ARE THERE EMPTY SPOTS?
Often, even with proper care clients develop bald spots or loose original hair strokes which makes brows look uneven. This is absolutely normaI. That is why it is very imperative to receive your 8 week touchup on time to assure that brows are perfectly even and your desired effect is achieved.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes! Appointments and a $100 non-refundable deposit for this service are required.
DO I NEED A CONSULTATION BEFORE GETTING MICRO-BLADING?
It is required that you come in for a consultation if you are in need of correction work or have had previously tattooed or microbladed brows done elsewhere. If you book an appointment without disclosing previously tattooed or microbladed work your deposit will be forfeited and your appointment cancelled.
HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Appointments can be made by emailing INFO@10SKYN.COM. A $100 deposit via is required to reserve your appointment. Your deposit is non-refundable, but goes towards the total balance due. No appointments will be booked without a deposit and the remainder of your balance is due at the time of your appointment. 10 SKYN accepts cash for balances only.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
If you have reference photos please feel free to bring these to your appointment. If you prefer to have your brows waxed or threaded do so 7 days before your appointment. Otherwise stray hairs will be removed the day of your appointment by tweezing. You must not go tanning for 30 days prior to your procedure. You must not use Retin-A near the brow area before or after the procedure. Do not work out the day of your appointment. You cannot take any medications that may thin your blood (i.e. Asprin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E) 72 hours before or immediately after your procedure. Do not drink alcohol the night before or day of your procedure. Avoid caffine the day of your appointment.
Doing any of the above may cause bleeding, which will affect how well your body retains pigment.
As with every tattoo, it is recommended to avoid pools, salt water and extreme sun exposure for at least two weeks following your appointment, so make vacation plans accordingly!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE AT MY APPOINTMENT?
You will be given a consent form to sign. Your existing brows will shaped, outlined and an anesthetic cream will be applied to minimize discomfort. The procedure will start when the numbing cream has taken effect. When the procedure is completed, a triple antibiotic ointment will be applied to assist in the healing process. The procedure takes 2-3 hours from start to finish.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Appointments take approximately 2-3 hours start to finish. This includes the shaping process, numbing the area, and microblading.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER MY APPOINTMENT?
Your brows will appear much darker and bolder than they will heal. You may experience some redness or swelling around the area, though this typically disappears within 48 hours. Brows take 4-6 weeks to fully heal. Within a few days (typically 7-10) you will notice some scabbing or flaking on the
microbladed area, do not pick at these, doing so can result in loss of pigment in those areas. You may notice that some areas may appear very light or even to have lost pigment entirely, however your skin will continue to regenerate and exfoliate naturally in the coming weeks. During weeks 3-6 you will notice your strokes start to reappear and settle. At 4-6 weeks your brows will be fully healed. If you’d prefer darker, bolder brows we can always add more color or dimension during your follow-up appointment!
I HAD MY BROWS MICROBLADED BEFORE, CAN YOU FIX/RETOUCH THEM?
Correction and touch-up work is taken on a very limited basis and requires that anyone who has had their brows previously microbladed by another artist come in for a consultation before booking an appointment. If you book an appointment without disclosing previous microbladed work your deposit will be forfeited and your appointment cancelled.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Deposits are non-refundable. 10 SKYN requires 48 hours notice to make any changes to your appointment. Giving less than 48 hours notice will result in the forfeit of your deposit. If you cancel or do not show up to your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited. If you need to reschedule your appointment you may transfer your deposit over ONE time, as long as you give more than 48 hours notice. If you cannot make it to your rescheduled appointment your deposit will be forfeited and you will need a new deposit to book again.
WHAT IS YOUR LATENESS POLICY?
We have a 10 minute late policy. You must TEXT 410 292 7488 two (2) hours before your scheduled appointment if you are going to be late. Being more than 10 minutes late to your appointment may result in the forfeit of your deposit and cancellation of your appointment. A new deposit will be needed to book any appointments that were cancelled due to lateness.
Candidates interested in microblading should consult with their physician if they are exposed to, have done, experiencing or are any of the following:
*On blood-thinning medications(e.g. aspirin)
*Freshly tanned/sunburned face
*Currently using Accutane or have used Accutane within the past year
*Retin-A (causes a high risk of infection)
*Cancer (must be in remission and released from doctors care)
*Botox (candidate should get 3D Eyebrow Embroidery/Microblading first then botox)
*Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
You must provide written permission from your physician if you are taking COUMADIN or HEPARIN.
People with active skin diseases such as psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, undiagnosed rashes and those with allergies to makeup or colors are not good candidates for the microblading procedure.