MICROBLADING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Microblading?
Microblading is the newest permanent makeup procedure wherein very fine needles are utilized to manually create hyperrealistic strokes by hand, thereby mimicking the natural hairs of the brows
Is microblading painful?
The pain is minimal and very tolerable. We also use topical anesthetics for our clients to have a comfortable experience
Is microblading safe?
Yes it is very safe. We use pre-sterilized and disposable needles and equipment for every customer to ensure that there is no cross-contamination
How long does the ink last on the skin? / How often do I need to get a retouch?
Color retention vaires per person and also depends on other various factors such as: sun exposure, skin type and skin care products but if you want to maintain the shape and color, a retouch every 6-12 months would be advisable.
Is microblading permanent? / Is microblading a tattoo?
Yes. Essentially, any procedure that requires breaking the skin and implanting pigment into it is considered a tattoo. Therefore, microblading is a tattoo and is also permanent. However, just because it is permanent doesn't mean that it doesn't need to be maintained. We go in-depth with this question in our blog post here.
Is microblading the same as embroidery / 6d / 4d / 3d / 4s etc?
Yes the effects are very similar and the difference mostly lies in the names that are being used to call the procedure
How many hours does the procedure take?
Best to set aside at least 2 hours to include anesthesia setting, eyebrow shaping and the microblading procedure itself
How do I book for an appointment?
We require a down payment which you can either drop off at the studio or transfer through Paypal or bank deposit account to block your desired schedule. You may also walk in but whether we can accommodate you, will depend on the artist's availability and workload for that day
What are your payment methods?
We only accept cash
How do I prepare myself before the procedure?
Please read this article for more information regarding this
Will there be swelling?
There will be some slight swelling and reddening of the skin but this is not very noticeable and will go away quickly after the procedure
How long does it take to heal?
Healing should take more or less 7-14 days. However, this could differ from person to person. You will expect to see the full results after a month
How soon after can I have a retouch?
We recommend a minimum of 4-6 weeks after the first session to allow the skin to heal completely before another session. Forcing another session before this duration will cause a high risk for scarring
Can I do without a touch-up?
Based on our experience, most people will really benefit from the touch-up session. Ink retention differs among skin types and other factors but most importantly, because microblading does not use as much pigment compared to traditional eyebrow tattooing, it is generally expected that there will be some loss in color after healing. For our clients who are unable to do a touch-up because of geographical limitations, we highly recommend the powder brow procedure because it heals more consistently and less patchy than microblading therefore an urgent need for a retouch is not as necessary in most cases.
Will my eyebrows still grow after microblading?
Yes of course. Microblading does not affect hair growth in any way
Can I still have microblading done on me if I already have an existing eyebrow tattoo?
This depends on the opacity of the old tattoo. If it’s very dark and solid, then microblading would not be possible. Microblading is best achieved on people without any existing eyebrow tattoos
What color will be used for the ink?
The color to be used has to match the natural color of the hair of the brows. The desired results will not be achieved if an ink lighter than the natural brows will be used because it will be overpowered by the darker hairs. To match your brows to your hair color (which could vary according to your whim), makeup will have to be utilized but it can only be used after the brows have fully healed.
Will the ink turn green/blue etc?
The older, first generation pigments from many years ago had the tendency of causing some brows to discolor but we use only the newest and best cosmetic tattoo inks in the market that deliver true to color results. Our artist is also very knowledgeable in color mixing which further ensures that your desired results will be met
Is microblading safe for people with diabetes/heart disease/epilepsy/pregnant/lactating etc.?
This depends on the severity of your condition and your ability to heal but we highly discourage tattoos on pregnant and lactating women. It will be best to consult with your physician before undergoing the procedure
Can I still donate blood even after microblading?
According to Red Cross Philippines, “As long as the tattooing procedure was done aseptically (in a sterile manner), he/ she may donate blood one year after the procedure. This is the same with ear piercing, acupuncture, and other procedures involving needles.” We follow the same standard here in the studio so, yes you can still donate blood
Is there anything I can’t do after the procedure?
We recommend not to let your eyebrows get in contact with water within the first 3 hours after microblading. As much as possible, restrict sun exposure, swimming and excessive sweating while your eyebrows are still healing