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Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. The technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin may date back thousands of years however the trend towards using the technique for eyebrows emerged in Asia and was known as feathering or embroidery prior to becoming known as microblading. Dr. Linda Dixon coined the term "microstroking" which is used synonymously with microblading. Microblading is performed by depositing pigment superficially in the upper region of the dermis with the use of a hand tool with attached needles fused together in a curvilinear grouping, and may involve the use of a machine with a specially devised hygienic needle cartridge. Similar to permanent makeup brow treatments using a machine, the Microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that can be very natural looking. However, over time the strokes can blur and fade and will need to be refreshed.
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing. Some microblade needle groupings may contain needles that are extremely fine in diameter in comparison to the needles used in traditional tattooing however recent advancements in cosmetic tattoo needle technology has also produced extremely fine needles gauges for machine use. Technicians usually use topical anesthetics to limit discomfort and consequently like all forms of cosmetic tattooing if performed correctly the procedure causes minimal discomfort. Microblading is a tattoo. Pigment is deposited into the upper layers of the skin, dermis, so as to make the pigment last. If tattoo ink is used, the strokes will be indelible and likely spread and turn bluish gray. The tattoo, the same as all other tattoos, will fade depending on the pigment used, the environment and skincare products used. In order to keep the color crisp, a touch-up service is required up to every year depending on the individual's skin and how well it holds the pigment. The needles used come in a variety of diameters so that the thickness of each individual hair stroke can be customized to each client depending on the width of their natural hairs as to make the microblading process look more natural.
Microblading should be performed using aseptic technique, needles must always be sterile and single use, the technician must disinfect the area of the skin prior to the tattoo service and clinical grade single use associated equipment and consumables are highly recommended (hand piece, skin wipes and saline, micro-brushes, dressing packs etc.) preferably sterile. The most common complications and client dissatisfaction that results from any form of tattooing is misapplication of the pigment, pigment migration and color change.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The process of getting eyebrow tattoos is one that involves a needle injecting ink under your skin. Because of this, you may experience slight swelling, and redness, and after that some scabbing may form. This is normal after any permanent make up procedure. Usually, the scabs will fall off and take some of the tattoo with it. This is also quite normal. The entire eyebrow tattooing process will require more than one visit to Kornika Brows Artistry because those little gaps of color that have come off with the scabs, as your brow heals will need to be filled-in. A permanent eyebrow tattoo is not exactly permanent either. You should be aware that the color will fade and change a little over time. What you walk out with is not what the finished product will look like!
Time to be honest: Often the first few weeks with your new brows may make you think you’ve made a mistake and have you searching for eyebrow tattoo removal clinics (I’m joking, but only partly…LOL). But be patient. This is a process!!!!
In a month or so, the dark brow color will almost certainly fade and blend more naturally with your skin tone and hair color. Also, the lines may soften and look more blended and less defined.
And if it’s too light, you can have it retouched as many times as needed. Take a look at some eyebrow tattoo pictures, not just the nice perfect “after” ones, but photos or videos of what the procedure involves, how your brows will look immediately after the procedure, a week after, and once the scabs have fallen off.
Do not be alarmed by fading after the first application. The final result cannot be judged until at least 4 weeks after the touchup applications are completed. This is the reason follow-ups are required. Intense fading may occur the first week. It may even look like the hairstrokes are gone—again, this is totally normal.
*****ALERT!!!!!**** Exact color cannot be determined and may need to be adjusted. All skin is different and more touchups may be needed. Colour needs to be checked every year. No refunds on permanent makeup. Please do not get this done if you are not able to get required touchups.
If Cary did NOT do your original permanent makeup and you want the “3D Hairstroke Eyebrows”, she will not do unless old Eyebrow color is ALMOST GONE. You may have laser removal done of old ink or we can always do a soft background looking eyebrow and adjust the shape for you in this case. It is the client’s responsibility to let us know if you have had Permanent Makeup done by someone else prior to scheduling.
If you have had Permanent Makeup previously done and fail to tell us, We reserve the right to refuse service and may recommend removal and you will forfeit your deposit for the lost appointment time.
The Kornika Brows Artistry signature hair stroke technique will not work well over dark, solid, mis-shaped, mis-colored, mis-placed or carbon-based pigments. No Exceptions!
FILLERS SHOULD BE DONE 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR DONE 6 WEEKS AFTER THE PROCEDURE.