What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow feathering, is a semi-permanent makeup technique where a special handheld tool and color pigment are used to create hair like strokes just beneath the surface of the skin. This technique involves the use of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes. Microblading can fill in sparse brows or create an entire brow that results in natural, realistic looking eyebrows!
What is Ombré/Powder Brows?
Ombré/Powder Brows, also known as shaded brows, is a semi-permanent makeup procedure. This technique achieves results by using a rotary tattoo pen (digital machine) to insert pigment into the top layers of the skin. This technique differs from Microblading in that we create misty, powder filled eyebrows, resembling the look of brow powder or a fresh eyebrow tint. Powder brows are also referred to as Ombré brows because they are shaded in from light to dark, giving an ombré effect that looks soft and natural. Unlike Microblading, this technique works great on all skin types, including oily skin, and tends to last longer than Microblading. If you fill in your eyebrows with powder makeup everyday and love the way that looks, then this is the technique for you!
Benefits of Microblading & Ombré/Powder Brows
Wake up with effortlessly beautiful eyebrows everyday!
Sweat and waterproof
Semi-permanent, which allows adjustments to your brow shape as you age or as beauty trends change
Fills scars and sparse areas
Saves lots of time and anxiety trying to draw them in daily
The look of full and symmetrical eyebrows
Does it hurt?
Pain tolerance varies from person to person. We use topical numbing during the procedure to make you feel as comfortable and pain free as possible.
Note: You may experience more sensitivity if the procedure is performed during or near your menstrual cycle.
How long is your appointment?
The first session is 2-3 hours, which involves a consultation, numbing, and pre-drawing the eyebrow shape. Your free touch-up (4-8 weeks later) should be half the time.
How long does it last?
6 months–2 years depending on skin type, life style, and maintenance. Most people will want a yearly touch-up to color boost and redefine the shape. Your annual touch-up will be half of the going rate if the pigment is still visible. If more than 75% of your pigment has disappeared, it will be full price since we would need to do an additional touch-up.
Can I have Microblading or Ombré/Powder Brows done if I have permanent make up done already?
It depends on the color and density. If you would like to inquire about your eligibility, please email BrowZingLA@GMAIL.COM and attach a clear picture of your eyebrows without make-up on them.
How long is the healing process?
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness immediately following the procedure. This usually decreases after a few hours, but can last a few days. The first week following your treatment, the pigment will appear much darker than how it will appear once it has healed. Healing duration varies with each person, but it usually takes between 5 to 10 days. Other than the slight sensitivity to the treated area, healing is normally painless with no down time.
NOTE: Avoid special occasions during healing time since brows will be bolder, darker and can scab. Book accordingly.
Who is ineligible for Microblading and/or Ombré/Powder Brows?
Although most people experience great results, unfortunately, some people are not good candidates for permanent make-up. The following are conditions that would make a person ineligible for either treatment:
Pregnant or nursing
Those under 18 years of age
MICROBLADING is NOT recommended with those who have very oily skin and/or large pores
Diabetes (will require physician’s note)
Glaucoma (will require physician’s note)
Skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, shingles, rashes, and/or blisters on the area of treatment
Allergies to make-up
Those with easily triggered post inflammatory hyper pigmentation are not good candidates
Skin cancer in the area to be treated
Have a healing disorder, on blood thinners, experience uncontrolled high blood pressure and/or have Mitral valve disorder
Have a pacemaker
Have severe acne and/or are taking skin medication such as Accutane, steroids or other strong retinoids within the last 6 months
Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine and/or epinephrine
Those with transmittable blood conditions such as HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis
Anyone who has any serious medical condition(s) not listed above may require a physician’s note
If you have the flu or a cold the day of the procedure
It is important that you read carefully and avoid all the restrictions listed below to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for a beautiful procedure:
Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin, Vitamin E, and/or Omega-3 unless medically necessary 1 week prior to your appointment (Tylenol or Acetaminophen is ok)
Avoid heavy sun exposure and do not go tanning or have a sun burned face
Avoid Botox, fillers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, retinoids, and/or any acne medication 4 weeks prior to the procedure
*MUST BE OFF OF ACCUTANE FOR 6 MONTHS*
Do not get a wax or tint 3 days prior
Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior
Do not drink coffee or any caffeinated drinks the day of the procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!)
Do not work out the day of the procedure
Please eat breakfast or lunch before the appointment
Please note: You will be more sensitive right before and during your menstrual cycle
After care is very important to ensure you have long lasting results. Please follow these aftercare instructions carefully:
You must avoid water, sweat, make-up, lotions, and sunscreens on and around the brow area for 10 days after the procedure
Keep the area clean and sterile. You will apply a thin layer of Aquaphor ointment 2 to 3 times a day until outer healing is complete
Absolutely no treatments on or near the brow area such as botox, fillers, chemical peels, facials and/or microdermabrasion for at least 1 month
*IT IS BEST TO WAIT 1 MONTH AFTER YOUR TOUCH-UP HEALS TO GET BOTOX*
Do not pick, rub, and/or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or flaking naturally fall off. Picking at the treated area can cause scarring and pigment loss
Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure
Avoid pools, saunas, steam rooms, prolonged hot showers, and/or prolonged hot baths for 2 weeks
Avoid driving in open air vehicles, such as: convertibles, bicycles, motorcycles, or boats, while the eyebrows are healing
Avoid sweating for a full 10 days
Avoid sleeping on your face/brows for the first 10 days
Use sun block on your brows once they are fully healed to avoid the color from fading
WE HAVE A NO REFUND POLICY AND THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE
A $200 non-refundable deposit is required when booking for Microblading and Ombré/Powder Brows. You must pay the remaining balance during your scheduled appointment. Please notify us at least 3 days in advance to reschedule so we have time to fill your spot and to not lose your deposit payment. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment within 3 days, your deposit will not be refunded and you must pay an additional $200 non- refundable deposit if you would like to reschedule. NO SHOWS on the free touch-up day will have to pay a $200 fee to reschedule that appointment.