MICROBLADING IN VANCOUVER
Semi-Permanent Makeup for Natural Looking Brows
WHAT IS IT?
Microblading is a semi-permanent form of eyebrow tattooing that is ideal for anyone wishing to reshape their eyebrows, get fuller brows, fill in gaps, fix over-plucked eyebrows, or save time in their morning routines. This can also be a great option for clients that have lost their eyebrow hair due to illnesses like cancer or alopecia.
You can choose to have thick and full looking brows, bushy and fluffy natural looking brows, neatly groomed brows, the options are endless!
HOW IS IT DONE?
It uses a pen-like device with a razor attached to the end, which the technician uses to make tiny hair-like strokes (cuts) of pigment on the skin in the same direction as your own eyebrow hairs. This creates natural looking results that are semi-permanent and only require 1-2 annual touch-ups. Microblading does not damage existing hair, and does not require you to shave or wax your eyebrows.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Wake up to perfect brows
- Save time in your morning routine
- Save money on eyebrow makeup and grooming products
- No worries about smudging or smearing throughout the day
- Ideal for athletes or physically active individuals
- Ideal for busy moms looking to shorten and simplify their morning routines
- Virtually painless due to strong numbing creams
- Lasts 1-3 years
- It is a safe, minimally invasive procedure with very little downtime
- Microblading ink doesn’t change colour like traditional tattoo ink, it only loses saturation
- No upkeep or spending money on professional threading or waxing
- You can follow the new shape of your eyebrows to pluck away stray hairs that grow back
YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Pain tolerances vary, but your technician will use a strong numbing cream to ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. Clients say that it feels like a dull scratching, or even like threading. It only creates mild discomfort, but please inform your technician if the pain is too much.
In most cases, yes. During the healing process 30%-50-% of the pigment is lost, and some strokes can heal unevenly, or more faded than others. The initial appointment creates the base layer of hair strokes. The touch up creates a denser, even more natural look and fixes up any pigment that didn’t take.
No, you must wait the full 6 weeks before getting the touch up to allow the skin to fully heal, avoid unnecessary trauma to the skin, and allow the pigment to fully settle.
You can get touch ups when the tattoo has faded enough, or you feel you need a refresh. This is typically done after 1 year.
The consultation takes up the bulk of the appointment time, as we are mixing and picking the perfect colour for your brows, and agreeing on the best shape. Appointments are around 2 hours – 45 minutes-1hr for the consultation, 30 minutes for numbing, and 15-30 minutes for tattooing.
Microblading lasts 1-2 years, but pigment retention can vary depending on a multitude of factors. Oily skin, strong immune systems, iron deficiencies, sun exposure, regular exfoliating/microdermabrasion and smoking can all cause premature fading/pigment loss.
We use iron oxide pigments that fade over time, are harmless to the body, and naturally absorb into the skin.
All needles, razors and hand tools come in sterilized individual packages, are single-use, and are disposed of after each client. The gloves, masks, gauze and cotton balls/swabs we use throughout the entire procedure are single-use only, and are disposed of after each client. All stations are thoroughly and strictly sterilized after every client.