Microblading

Medications

  • Cholesterol and blood pressure medications can cause slightly more bleeding, which could lead to the pigment mixing with it and not properly “sticking” to the skin. Although it is possible to get microblading done while on these medications, there is a chance that the finished product may look more faded than usual.

  • Thyroid medications can cause microblading to fade slightly quicker and may require touch-ups sooner than those who are not on those medications.

  • Supplements that cause blood thinning, such as fish oil, should be discontinued 1 week prior to microblading.

  • Any medications that cause blood thinning, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, must be avoided.

  • Microblading cannot be performed on those on using Accutane.

Treatments

  • Retinol and botox injections should be avoided 2-4 weeks prior to microblading.

  • Cyclosporine (Restasis) may cause eyelid sensitivity, which can make the microblading process too uncomfortable for some. It is recommended that it be discontinued 1 month before microblading and to wait for 2 weeks after the microblading is completed to start it up again.

  • Microblading should be avoided if by those who have recently received treatments, such as chemical peels, that can cause skin sensitivity and frailty.

Conditions

  • Diabetes and other conditions that can cause complications with the body’s healing process need to check with their doctor before receiving microblading.

  • Those who suffer from an autoimmune disease or are receiving treatments that weaken the immune system have a higher risk of infection after receiving microblading.

  • Hemophiliacs should not receive microblading.

  • Those with skin conditions or irritations that affect the facial area, like psoriasis or eczema, should avoid microblading.

Remember, ALWAYS communicate with your esthetician about any treatments you may be on, medications you are taking, or physical conditions you have. It is important that you let them know if you are on any prescription/nonprescription drugs, or if you are using any supplements or topically applied products. DO NOT stop taking any medications or halt any treatments without consulting with your physician first. Ask your physician before getting microblading if you are on any medications, blood thinners, retinoids, or are suffering from any condition that weakens the immune system or complicates the healing process.

The length of the pigment on your skin will depend on your skin type and routine. Ideally, Microblading lasts up to 3 years. To ensure it's length, follow-ups are highly encouraged a month after your first application (to get full effects and minor touch-ups) and every 12 months-18 months.

Since we use iron oxide pigments, the color will fade away naturally over time with zero damage or alteration of your natural eyebrows.

  • Oily skin
  • Iron deficiency
  • Tanning frequently
  • Sun exposure
  • Exfoliants
  • Smoking

  • People who use accutane
  • People with heart conditions or heart medications
  • People with diabetes, unless there is a physician's note
  • People with skin diseases or severe irritations
  • Having applied botox in the last two weeks
  • People allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine
  • Anyone with serious medical conditions
  • Pregnant or nursing women (under own discretion)
  • People allergic to hair dyes, gold, silver, nickel and topical make-up products**

**Unless a pigment patch test is performed 5-7 days prior.

Even though your new look will be ready right after your appointment. Light redness and swellings is normal. It will take 7-14 days for your eyebrows to completely heal and a month for the color to fully set in. During this time it is important to follow the simple after-care advice and treatment.

If you constantly find yourself filling your eyebrows every morning, spending hundreds of dollars every year on make up, and not feeling comfortable when you don't do your eyebrows- Microblading is for you. The procedure only takes in average 1.5 hours, and after care is needed just for a month. Being these simple conditions to years of good eyebrows, at Pia's we say: WHERE DO I SIGN IN?!

We go over your eyebrow outline with a custom mix of high-quality pigments that match your eyebrow hair and skin. Ultimately the client, along with the advice and knowledge of our technician, will select the desired shape and color.

Even though Microblading does not require any special care, clients will need to take care of their eyebrows the first weeks in which the colour is setting and skin is healing.
  • After a week, protect your eyebrows from all moisture.
  • Avoid working out, saunas, tanning or swimming until healing process is done (4-6 weeks)
  • At first, your eyebrows may appear slightly darker than expected; this darker color will fade away by 30-40% after a month.
  • Don’t pick any scabs that may have formed from tiny cuts
  • Avoid using any glycolic acids.
  • Use only distilled water on your face (7-10 days after procedure)
  • Apply light layers of Aquaphor ointment or healing balm. (Don’t over apply)
  • Avoid makeup on your face for 10 days since this may cause infections.
  • Avoid alcohol, ibuprofen and aspirin for 24 hours.

We want to make sure that your experience is as pain free as possible. A strong topical anesthetic will be applied to numb the area before and during Microblading. Clients may experience a slight discomfort, some describe it as feeling scratches or a light sunburn.

Besides taking the time to know our client needs and expectations, the shape and style followed by the procedure, takes an approximate of 2.5 to 3 hours.

  • Avoid alcohol, aspirin or ibuprofen and any other vitamins that may thin your blood two days before your appointment.
  • Avoid tannings, chemical peels or face scrubs two weeks prior Microblading, since this may alter your natural skin color.
  • Bring reference pictures of your desired look.

Microblading is a form of tattoo artistry used in the beauty industry to shape, define or fully reconstruct your eyebrows. Unlike permanent tattoos, pigment is deposited underneath first layer of skin with a small handheld tool creating individual hair-like strokes.

Microblading is usually not recommended, but feel free to schedule a free consultation. for an evaulation.