Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
Because microblading is a form of tattooing, there is some discomfort associated with the procedure. However, it does not hurt nearly as bad as a traditional tattoo done with a machine. To help with the pain, an anesthetic is put on the area during the procedure. Some clients have referenced the pain to the feeling of small scratches on the skin.
How long does it last?
Microblading can last from 6 to 12 months. The results vary based on skin type, home care, and environment. Because microblading is a semipermanent procedure, it is recommended to have at least 1 touch up per year to maintain the color and shape.
How long is the recovery time?
Microblading takes about 10 days to heal on the surface epidermal layer and up to 30 days in the deeper layers of the skin. During this time you may experience redness, swelling, and a darkened/ bolder appearance to your brows. The side effects will subside within the initial 10 days. For more info on pre and post care select the "Before & aftercare" tab in the menu bar.
Another great thing about this procedure is that there is NO downtime! I highly recommend not doing any activity that causes excessive perspiration for the first 5 days. The salt in sweat can cause pigments to fade prematurely. Besides that feel free to resume your normal daily activities immediately!
How long does it take?
Microblading is done in 2 sessions. The initial appointment will take 2-3 hours to complete. The 2nd appointment, booked after 4-6 weeks, is a touch up appointment and will take approximately 1-2 hours.
What are the risks and contraindications?
When pre and post procedure instructions are followed, microblading poses very minimal risk. Very rarely allergic reactions to pigments may occur. A patch test for those with very sensitive skin is recommended. Rest assured that ALL tools are brand new disposable or sterilized and DemiBrow Permanent Makeup Studio takes cleanliness and sanitation very seriously!
Why is a touch up necessary?
Touch ups are necessary because everyone heals differently. It's an opportunity for you to tell me about anything you would like touched up. It also gives me the ability to correct anything that needs attention, add hair strokes, and adjust pigment.