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
Ombré Brows are the newest technique in eyebrow shading. They create a natural powder look that is softer looking than traditional microblading, and are 100% customizable. By brushing the skin with a single nano needle, a pigment layer is produced in a gradient of colour from dark to light. This mimics the natural colour progression of the brow from the tail and the core to the bulb. Ombre brows are very easy to maintain—they require zero tweezing, waxing or plucking and do not damage the existing brow hair. A touch up is required 6-12 weeks after the initial procedure. After that, touch ups are recommended yearly to maintain colour richness and shape. Ombre brows are generally more successful than other microblading techniques for those with oily skin, aging skin, acne prone skin, sensitive skin, and for those who have had previous permanent makeup.
Imagine – perfect, pouty lips with a natural looking tint of colour all the time. With cosmetic lip tinting, that dream can be a reality! This procedure is great alternative to lip injections for anyone that wants more sultry, defined lips without risking post-injection “duck face”.
Ideal for all skin tones and types, lip tinting enhances your natural lip shape by contouring your lips in a natural-looking way. After blending a custom hue the cosmetic tattoo artist creates a shade that is as subtle or bold as you like that will last for anywhere from three to five years. This procedure takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, and a touchup is required 6 to 12 weeks after the initial procedure.
It is recommended to use either lysine or a cold sore preventative 7 to 10 days prior to the treatment to reduce the likelihood of col sores appearing during the healing process. On the day of the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied directly to the lips, so you’ll feel only a light stippling sensation as the pigment is applied. A subtly darker shade is usually chosen for the lip outline and a softer shade for the centre.
For the first 4 to 5 days, it is normal for your lips to appear slightly swollen and be sensitive to touch. As the pigment sets in it will deepen in the days to come, so it’s important to keep that in mind and to plan accordingly if you have any important events in the following week. Don’t worry if the colour appears darker than you had anticipated in the first few days as the pigment is the most dramatic 24-48 hours after the initial treatment. It is also recommended to not have this procedure done if you currently have lip fillers or injections, and to avoid wearing any lip makeup for 7 days after the procedure.