frequently asked questions 

FAQ

Who is the Microblading Artist?


Meredith Little Sky is the Eyebrow Microblading Artist at BROWMA. She was trained by a beauty academy based in Orange County, California. Meredith is also a tattoo artist, which provides her with unique insight into the artistry required to re-create the appearance of natural-looking eyebrows on skin. Her specialized technique of custom-blending pigments helps achieve the illusion of dimension, texture, and tones seen in natural brows.




What is Microblading?


Microblading is a specialized technique of eyebrow tattooing that creates realistic looking hair strokes, resulting in natural looking eyebrows. Microblading will completely fade over the course of a few years. Microblading is sometimes referred to as feather brows, 3-D Brows, and eyebrow embroidery. Microblading is applied to the skin with a unique, hand held instrument containing a small row of very fine, micro needles that deposit pigment into the epidermis. The pigment is implanted in the Stratum Spinosum/Basal Membrane which divides the epidermis from the dermis layer of the skin. This creates crisp, fine, tattooed hair strokes.




Is Microblading permanent?


Microblading is considered "semi-permanent" because the pigments used are engineered to fade completely over time. This natural fading helps create the illusion of dimension and texture seen in real eyebrows. Depending on your age, skin type, and lifestyle, your microblading results can last between 1-3 years before the fading process begins.​ We recommend yearly touch-ups to maintain the look of your beautiful, full brows!




What is the difference between Microblading and a Tattoo?


Microblading varys from a traditional tattoo in that it is a semi-permanent procedure that uses pigments engineered to fade away completely after 1-3 years. Tattoos are permanent but will still discolor as they age. This means that adjustments to the brow shape and hair density are achieved much easier with Microblading than with tattooing. Also, microblading is applied to the skin with a non-motorized, manual tool. This tool mimicks the look of individual hair strands and deposits the pigments into the stratum basale, which is less traumatic to the skin than tattooing. Microblading is the only method able to achieve natural, multi-dimensional eyebrows with less pain and faster recovery.




Does Microblading hurt?


Microblading is designed to be a gentle procedure, however you may still feel some discomfort. During the course of the procedure, our Brow Artist will apply 2 different topical numbing creams that immediately go to work reducing pain and minimizing redness and swelling. The exact pain level experienced varies on the individual— Our clients aged 45 and older report overall less pain, while those who are on their monthly cycle have reported heightened sensitivity. If you have any concerns, please let us know during your consult!




What's expected after Microblading?


Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and dry skin is expected shortly following the procedure. Applying Buddha Butter (as instructed in our aftercare instructions) helps moisturize the skin, lessening scabbing and tightness. After 2-7 days, the pigment will begin to lighten. On average, there is a 30-50% pigmentation fade after the initial procedure — this is normal! In order to re-create the look of natural eyebrow hair, we divide the microblading procedure into 2 (or more) sessions allowing your eyebrows to heal and fade slighty before the next layer is applied. On average, healing takes 2 weeks to visually heal, 4 weeks to heal beneath the skin's surface. This second session is also referred to as the touch up appointment because it allows us to correct any areas that had poor pigment retention. Please note that a touch up session can only be completed if the eyebrows are fully healed. Some people may require a 3rd session to fill in missing hairs, make hairs longer or achieve a more intense color. You will see your final result only after you have fully healed following your last session. At the 6-12 month mark, we recommend an additional session to maintain your fresh and beautiful brows.




How is the eyebrow shape and color determined?


The shape of the eyebrow is determined by the position of the browbone, eyes, nose and any existing eyebrow hair. The pigments are chosen to complement the skin tone and enhance the existing hair color. If a more stylized brow is desired, please let us know during your consultation.




How much will my Microblading procedure cost?


Please reference our Pricing page for a detailed list of services and pricing. If you have any questions regarding our microblading packages, please schedule a free consultation with our Brow Artist to discuss your needs.




How long do Microblading results last?


After the second session, your new microbladed brows can last anywhere from 2-4 years. If you would like to maintain the bold look of freshly microbladed brows, we recommend a yearly touch up appointment. Please note that there are a number of factors that can impact pigment retention such as your age, skin type, sun exposure, lifestyle and overal health.




Am I a good candidate for Microblading?


Most individuals are able to receive microblading treatment, however there are a few reasons why you may not be a good candidate to receive eyebrow microblading. You are not a good candidate at this time, if you: — are Pregnant or nursing.
— are Diabetic.
— have Skin Diseases around the eyebrow area.
— have recently received Botox Treatment. You are eligible for microblading after 1 month.
— are currently prescribed Accutane, Isoltretinoin, or other Retinoids. You are eligible for microblading after 6 months from your last dosage.
— have a Pacemaker. Please note that you are still eligible for our manual method, but any machine use is not allowed. — are very Sensitive or Pain Intolerant.
— have an active Sunburn or are Frostbitten. You are eligible for microblading after all symptoms have dissipated and your skin has fully healed. — have Seborrhea Dermatitis or Keratosis.
— are prone to very Dry or Peeling Skin, Excessive Sebum or excessively Oily Skin
— have Epilepsy.
— have Problem Skin or Broken Capillaries around the eybrow area.
— have Acne or Moles around the eyebrow area.
— have had a Permanent Makeup treatment recently or with certain tones that aren’t correctable. — cannot follow our Aftercare Instructions for four weeks immediately following your procedure. If you have any questions regarding this list, please schedule a free phone consultation with our Brow Artist to address any concerns.





 

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