Frequently Asked Questions about Microblading In San Diego

Microblading is a popular beauty treatment that can be used by all walks of life. People love the results and are returning for more. What does it mean to be microbladed? To help you understand the meaning of getting bladed and beautified, we have broken down some of the most common questions our microblading professionals get.

What is microblading?

Microblading has become a popular beauty treatment in recent years. It is known for its transformative properties, affordability, and non-damaging nature. Microblading, a semi-permanent procedure that uses a similar technique to permanent makeup, creates hair-like strokes using a blade. These strokes are then filled with pigment.

Is microblading a tattoo?

Although microblading is considered a semi-permanent tattoo it can also be misleading as it isn't permanent and doesn't usually cause scarring. Also, most microblading artists don't work in tattoo parlors. With microblading apprenticeships being similar to the tattoo industry, the departments of health and social services consider them to be in the same category.

Who can have microblading?

Although most people are eligible to have microblading done, it is a good idea to discuss any medication you take with your microblading artist. Your skin type is also important to your artist. A microshading treatment is better than microblading for oilier skin types.

See our Blog posts HERE to learn more. 

EYEBROW MICROBLADING SAN DIEGO PROCESS

The first step is to prepare for your eyebrow microblading treatment. Before you make your appointment:

  • Do not wax, pick, tweeze, or apply electrolysis one week prior to microblading your eyebrows.

  • Do not have sunburned or prolonged unprotected sun exposure within the first two weeks.

  • Do NOT get a facial within 2 weeks of eyebrow microblading.

  • Do NOT get botox within three weeks of your procedure.

  • Do NOT exfoliate, or have any Microneedling done in the first two weeks after Microblading.

  • Do NOT take Niacin within a week of the procedure.

  • Do not use any blood thinners within one week after the procedure.

  • Do not tint or wax your eyebrows for three days after the microblading procedure.

  • Do not exercise on the day of your procedure.

To avoid bleeding excessively and poor color injection:

  • Do NOT consume alcohol within 24 hours of your procedure.

  • Do NOT have coffee before the procedure.

  • Do NOT use pain relief medication like Ibuprofen or Aspirin (blood thinners).

A $50 non-refundable deposit fee will be required before you can make an appointment. All clients who are interested in microblading in San Diego must be approved.

You will need to sign a consent form on the day of your appointment and bring a photo of your ID. Photos of before and after will be taken to create our portfolio. With your permission, the photos will also be used for promotional purposes.

Next, we'll begin drawing eyebrows according to your facial features, such as your face shape, bone structure, and other facial characteristics. Keep in mind that eyebrows can be shaped differently from each other. We will enhance them with the right tools and techniques to give your eyebrows a natural and realistic look. After the shape has been approved, and the design agreed upon, microblading can begin. We will start with the first pass without using numbing cream. This allows us to outline the eyebrow frame and create the mask with ink.

While I mask one brow, I'll draw on the other brow. A numbing cream will then be applied to the first. You may feel some discomfort at this point. To ensure the ink sticks properly, each stroke should be repeated multiple times. To give the eyebrows more definition and density, we may apply shading to the strokes if necessary. To ensure you are satisfied with the shape and size of the strokes, we will examine your brows together.

A copy of the aftercare instructions will also be given to you following your appointment. Keep in mind that your eyebrows may appear darker the day before the procedure, but will gradually lighten over time. After the procedure is complete, your eyebrows may appear faded. The amount of pigmentation lost varies. Normal redness will fade in a few days. To maintain the appearance of your brows, it is important to take care after the procedure. Keep in mind the acronym AWM which stands for Absorbe, Wash, and Moisturize.

It is a good idea to book your touch-up appointment during your procedure. Four to eight weeks should pass between your first Microblading treatment and the touch-up appointment. Touch-up treatments are to replace any lost brow strokes (it can be as high as 50%).

It is crucial that you seal the pigment into your skin after getting your brows done. The aftercare will determine the percentage of pigment retention. It is determined by skin type, technique, and age as well as lifestyle and medication.

After-care instructions:

  • After the treatment, you should wash your eyebrows with warm water and a neutral facial wash (ph level 5.5) for 30 minutes. Then apply cream.

  • Repeat the process every few hours for 24 hours after the first wash. If your skin is oily, every 1.5 hours.

  • You can wash your eyebrows in the morning and then go to bed.

Wash your face twice daily after the first 24 hours. Do this as you would with a regular daily routine. After washing your face, or after you have finished showering, apply the cream to your skin. Apply a thin layer of cream several times per day to dry skin. Normal skin should use it two to three times per day, or as necessary. Dry healing is the best choice for oily skin. Apply a thin layer to dry areas if they feel dry. Scabbing is less likely if you wash your skin often.

  • Do NOT pick or touch your brows.

  • Do NOT use makeup on the brows beyond the end of your lashes.

Remember that your eyebrows will appear darker but fade between 10% and 50%.

  • Do not use any other creams, creams with vitamins, or antibiotics to treat your eyebrows during healing.

  • Do NOT sunbathe in direct sunlight for at least 4 weeks.

  • Do NOT use retinols, AHA's, exfoliating treatment, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion for 6-8 weeks following your procedure.

  • Smoking will cause pigment to fade quickly and anesthetics won't last as long.

  • Do not use growth enhancer products like GrandeLASH or RevitaBrow one month before and after your treatment has completed healing as it could shift your color.

  • Do not tint or wax your eyebrows for more than 15 days, or until the wound has healed completely.

Naturally Bladed can't guarantee your final results. Your skin's ability to heal and accept the pigment will determine your final results. Although results can vary from person to person, most procedures will be successful if you follow the aftercare instructions.