+ What is Microblading?
Microblading is the art of placing hair-like strokes into the brow area using semi-permanent ink to create or enhance your brows. This process is completed with a sterile microneedle to simulate the appearance of natural hair.
+ What is Manual Shading?
Manual shading is a method that involves the application of thousands of tiny little dots of pigment, inserted into the skin, gradually building up color and defined shape. This is done with a special grouping of ultra-thin needles and done with diluted pigment. The shading is done only to the top layer of the skin, so the effects are more temporary lasting about 6-9 months.
Manual shading is often a complementary procedure done in combination with Microblading to give your brow a more substantial “Powder Brow” look. It’s also how the Manual Ombre Brows are created.
+ How long does microblading last?
Microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos (they are considered semi-permanent), the area naturally fades. Microblading will typically last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on many factors (skin type, age, skincare routine, lifestyle). To take care of your brows follow your aftercare instructions and touch-up schedule.
Results are never guaranteed and will vary depending on the individual client. A follow-up appointment is recommended between 6-8 weeks, so I can assess your color retention and make the appropriate adjustments.
+ Is Microblading Right For Me?
Microblading heals the best on normal to dry skin types. It’s designed to blend with your natural brown hair, so the more brow you already have the more realistic it will appear. That doesn’t mean that a sparse brow will look unreal; however, you may require more than one session to achieve your desired result.
If you have very oily skin, large pores or are looking to cover up an old permanent cosmetic tattoo beware that it's more difficult to get a defined hairstroke look.
Microblading is not right for the following clients:
- Using Accutane or have within the last year
- Have a heart condition or using heart medications
- Pregnant or nursing
- Have skin disease or irritations
- Are on blood thinning meds or antibiotics
- Are currently undergoing cancer treatment
- Prone to keloid scars
- Have had Botox, chemical peel in the last two weeks
- Freshly tanned or sunburned face
- Allergic to lidocaine
+ Will Microblading hurt?
A topical anesthetic is applied for comfort during the procedure. In my space, it is Zensa Cream which contains a 5% lidocaine. If you have any allergies, please make sure that you advise before your appointment.
+ How should I prepare for my appointment?
Here are the things that you can do before your appointment:
- Wax/thread your brows (3-4 days before)
- Wash your face
- Tint your brows (3-4 days before)
Here are the things you cannot do (at least 2 weeks prior)
- Chemical Peels
- Use Retin-A near your brows (or after the procedure)
Here’s what can cause bleeding and affect the result of your microblading:
- Working out the day of your appointment
- Taking medication (unless it’s prescribed by your doctor) the day of (e.g., Aspirin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E)
- Drinking caffeine within 12 hours
- Drinking alcohol within 24 hours
You will also need to avoid salt water and extreme sun exposure for at least two weeks following your appointment.
+ What is the healing process like with Microblading?
Within the hours following your microblading appointment, your brows will appear quite a bit darker and bolder than the final result. The color will also appear warmer than you may have been anticipating.
It’s possible that you have redness and some swelling around your brow, but this should disappear within 48 hours.
Flaking and minimal scabbing will appear on the treated area. Please do not pick at these areas as this will result in a loss of pigment in these areas. As your brows begin to heal the color may appear patchy (lighter/darker in certain areas) as you heal. The skin will return to normal over 4-6 weeks and pigment should appear more clearly across the surface.
When your brows are fully healed (4-6 weeks), the pigment that has not returned can be touched up during your follow up appointment.
+ Do I need a follow-up appointment?
Hell yes! The Microblading appointment is a two-parter for a reason. The first step is to get you set up with a color and shape that is right for you, with the second step to perfect it for you (6-8 weeks later).
During this follow up we can layer on the pigment, touch up any areas that may have faded and make any necessary adjustments. This follow up is also imperative in maintaining the longevity of your Microbladed brows.
+ How long does the Microblading procedure take?
The initial appointment takes approximately 2 hours. This includes the consultation, design process, numbing the area and the actual microblading procedure.
If you are going to be adding Shading to your session times will vary so, please contact me for further information.
+ How can I book an appointment with Coco Beautdega?
Appointments can be made by clicking the ‘Book’ button and contacting me directly, or you can click here.
A $50 deposit is required to hold your appointment. This deposit will go towards the final price of your brows. The remainder of your balance is due at the time of your appointment.