Microblading Des Moines
Microblading is a form of permanent makeup which provides a means to partially or fully shape the eyebrow using hairlike strokes to resemble real eyebrow hairs using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. Microblading creates fuller beautiful brows with a natural look. It is perfect for those customers who over pluck, don’t have full brows or just don’t want to spend time shaping their brows every morning.
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How is the procedure performed?
Microblading is performed by depositing pigment in the upper region of the dermis with the use of a hand tool. Similar to permanent makeup brow treatments using a machine, the Microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that are very natural looking. One touch-up treatment is included in the price. That touch-up typically happens approximately 30 days of your first appointment. At the touch-up appointment enough time has lapsed so that the ink in the epidermis has had time to naturally slough off and the color to settle into your skin. We can then see how your skin has received the ink and make any necessary corrections.
Do I come in for a consultation for microblading? What is the process?
We do typically require you to come in for a consultation to discuss your preferences and make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure. The consult takes approximately 30 minutes and if you decide you would like to schedule a treatment, we require a $200 deposit at the time of booking the appointment. The treatment takes approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours. During the treatment, our aesthetician will draw your desired eyebrows on your current brows with an eyebrow pencil. This allows you to see an approximate look before any work is performed. We will apply a topical anesthetic for approximately 45 minutes to allow the area to numb before your microblading treatment starts.
What should I expect after the procedure?
During the healing process, your eyebrows will go through several phases. True reflection of the healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after the initial microblading procedure. The brows must heal, peel, and fade. This is very important to remember because the healed result will be 40-50% lighter and 15% thinner after the first 3-4 weeks. Immediately after the procedure, your brows will look sharper and darker than the soft healed natural result. Once the healing starts, it will look like dandruff or dry skin and it is very important not to pick at your eyebrows as this could cause pigment loss or scabbing. Trust in the healing process and know the better you take care of them (especially during this time) the better your final result will be.
How do I take care of my newly microbladed eye brows?
We will supply you with aquafor which you will use to keep the brows moist for 7 to 10 days after the microblading procedure. We advise to stay out of the sun for 7 to 10 days and do not pick, wash or rub your eyebrows or get them wet. After 7 to 10 days be sure to wear sunscreen in the sun or it could affect the color of the eyebrow.
How will the provider know how I want my brows to look like?
We encourage our patients to bring in a picture of what they want their brows to look like. Although this is not a guarantee, it will give us direction on what type of brows you would like as well as the color of the brow. We take photos of each client before and after the microblading procedure so they can see the results.
How long does the pigment last?
Over time the microblading strokes can blur and fade and will need to have maintenance treatments. In order to keep the color crisp, a touch-up service is typically required every 18 months to 2 years depending on the individual’s skin and how well the skin holds the pigment.
What if the color is wrong?
Sometimes a patient’s skin undertones may have unexpected effects on the ink’s color and we may need to add color to adjust. These kinds of corrections are normal with any microblading treatment and an essential part of the process, as everyone’s skin is different and receives ink differently.
Does microblading hurt?
A topical anesthetic is used to limit any discomfort during the procedure.
Who is NOT a candidate for microblading?
While microblading is great for most people, there are some people who are ineligible for microblading. This includes but is not limited to patients with the following:
- Patients prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation. Unfortunately, since microblading punctures the skin as we add ink, we cannot work with customers with these conditions.
- Patients who have had Juvederm or other fillers or injectables such as Botox Cosmetic in that area. We recommend our patients recieve their microblading treatment first or wait at least 2 weeks from their last injectable treatment.
- Patients undergoing chemotherapy. Although microblading is great for restoring eyebrows, we do require a doctor’s note in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.
- If a patient has any kind of skin condition on or near the eyebrows. This includes eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near the eyebrows.
- Microblading is for adults only. We do not recommend microblading for anyone under the age of 18 because their eyebrows are still growing and changing.
- We will not perform microblading on women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
Call us today to schedule your free microblading consultation with Janie at 515.221.9999.