Microbladed Brows | Microblading

What is Microbladed Brows?

Wake up each morning to perfect, smudge-free eyebrows!  Eyebrow transformations take 2.5 hours and normally lasts 18 months to 3 years. Microbladed brows save clients time & provide added confidence knowing you are putting your best face forward.    

Microbladed brows or microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup that is much more natural looking than older traditional permanent makeup procedures.  It is much more realistic and more natural compared to previous permanent makeup brow enhancements.  It’s so real-looking that many people cannot even tell the client’s brows are not 100% real!  It has been very popular in Asia for a long time and is becoming more mainstream in the USA over the past few years.  We can totally reshape the brow or simply fill in thin areas of missing eyebrow hairs by hand-drawing one brow/stroke at a time with sterile microneedles.  It is not like normal tattooing.  There is no machine tool.  Each hand-stroke deposits a very thin cosmetic tattoo pigment vs. a tattoo that injects ink.

Before and after for microbladed brows in North Austin

Step 1: The first step is an informal consultation to get a sense of exactly what look you want to achieve and set a game plan on how to get there.  Not everyone is a good candidate for Microbladed brows.  We go over all the basics, including the paperwork, discuss post-treatment care, and answer any and all questions so you are comfortable and understand the entire process.  We then book your appointment date.

Step 2: The second phase is the actual appointment.  We recommend wearing no makeup for this procedure.  Much of this appointment is composed of the artist measuring, drawing your ideal brow shape with a wax pencil, taking pictures prior, selecting your ideal color, etc. The actual procedure doesn’t start until the client has the exact shape, color, and style drawn out. After the initial microbladed brow session is complete and healed, each stroke appears to be just another natural hair strand.  Again, the goal is for clean natural looking brows.

Four to eight weeks after the initial procedure, a perfecting session is scheduled to touch up any areas needed to complete the desired look.

Microblading inserts a few layers deep into the skin and is designed to fade over time.  This allows the client and artist the opportunity to reshape and change pigment color over time as the client’s face ages and changes to ensure you always have the best coloring & style for your face.  Each person’s skin is different and longevity of the treatment varies by client depending on numerous factors of the skin.  Some clients get touch-ups every 14-16 months where we can add some color back in when fading starts. 

  • Option A: Microbladed brows may not eliminate the need for brow make up, but it should drastically reduce the amount of time and effort.  Also, if you have to tweeze or wax your brows now, you will likely still have to after microblading as this is not a hair-removal treatment but it may. 
  • Option B: Microbladed brows are not hair removal and does not eliminate the need to tweeze your brow area. The great news is that brow-area maintenance will be much easier.  If you want an extremely thick, filled in look, you will still need to add makeup in brow area to accomplish this look. 

Because it’s semi-permanent makeup, there is a little pain but the long-term benefits are well worth the short period of discomfort.  Some clients have a higher pain threshold than others and some skin is more sensitive than others, so the pain level varies.  The great news is that we use a topical numbing cream that temporarily desensitizes the brow area. 

Microbladed brows are almost always amazing, but results do vary as everyone’s skin is different. 

After Microbladed brow treatment, the new brows usually appear much darker at first…so don’t panic After the first few weeks of the healing process, they will get lighter so calm down  Right after the treatment, see their brows are 25-45% darker than desired & they panic.  However, over the next 4-8 weeks, they get lighter & it’s not the drastic change they first saw in the mirror…then they get happy. Make sure to follow the after-care instructions for the fastest healing and the best results.

  • Most clients require at least two sessions for ideal results. The first session is to build shape and gain symmetry. The second session is to refine any imperfections that might occur during the healing process.
  • Eyebrows WILL appear 40% darker and bolder immediately after the procedure.  This is common in all Permanent Makeup applications.  The color will begin to soften up after a few days. Hair strokes appear crisp and bold at first but will soften up as the tissue heals.
  • The complete healing process takes up to 8 weeks.
  • Adjustments and touch-ups can be made up to three months after your first visit. After three months, you are subject to additional fees.
  • Do not be alarmed by fading after the first application. The final color cannot be judged until at least 3 weeks after the touchup applications are completed. This is the reason follow-ups are required.
  • It is very common to have areas fade more so than others, this is part of the healing process and will be treated at the recommended touch up appointment.
  • Previously done eyebrows may take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired result.
  • Scar tissue in the brow area will require additional procedures and fees will apply.
  • Clients with darker skin (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.), Please know that the hair strokes WILL NOT appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to skin color being naturally darker.
  • Some clients still require the application of eyebrow makeup to reach the desired look once healed.
  • Yearly touchups are recommended.
  • Results can last up to two years, depending on lifestyle, aftercare and skin type.
  • Results vary client to client. Not all brows yield a clean and crisp result. Hair strokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery, while drier skin types heal more crisp and defined.
  • You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Aqua Luna Aesthetics, LLC insists all customers refrain from using any prescription acne medication, such as Accutane or any similar products, for a minimum of 1 year prior to treatment. NO exceptions!
  • Do not take aspirin, fish oil, niacin, vitamin E, ibuprofen and/or blood thinners, unless medically necessary, 72 hours prior to your procedure. Tylenol is approved.
  • Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks the day before and the day of the procedure. This will help minimize any swelling, bleeding or oozing.
  • Do not tan, spray tan or sunbathe 30 days prior to or after the procedure.
  • If you get your eyebrows waxed, threaded or tinted, please have this done at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled procedure. It is recommended to wait at least 14 days to have them waxed or threaded & 30 days for tinting after the procedure.
  • Do not have any chemical peels, microdermabrasion, mesotherapy, or any other intense skin treatment that causes faster skin cell rejuvenating or skin irritation 3-4 weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Wash your hair before the procedure.

*50% OF THE RESULTS WILL COME FROM YOUR AFTERCARE. IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS YOU WILL NOT EXPERIENCE A FULL RESULT.  THEREFORE, AQUA LUNA AESTHETICS, LLC HAS THE RIGHT TO RELEASE YOU FROM ANY FUTURE SERVICES.

  • Clean the area with a small amount of sterile water on a cotton pad 2-4 times per day for the first day. This will help remove any excess lymph, blood and pigment that may appear after the procedure.
  • NO other water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on the treated area for 10 days.
  • After 10 days, use a gentle cleanser to clean them.  Avoid scrubbing them for 1 month.
  • Avoid sleeping directly on your face for the first 10 days.
  • In cases of dryness, but not prior to the 3rd day following the procedure, you may apply a small amount of coconut or grapeseed oil to the treated area. Make sure there is NO oil residue. If you see the oil, you have used too much.
  • NO sweating of any kind (gym, sauna, hot tub, yoga) for 10 days.
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and remove pigment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after the procedure.
  • NO facials, retinols, AHAs, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 6-8 weeks after your initial procedure and 4 weeks after your touch-up.
  • DO NOT USE growth enhancement products such as Latisse, Revitabrow, Grande Lash, LashBoost on your eyebrows one month before and after treatment has fully healed as it may shift your color.
  • Smoking inhibits healing. It WILL cause the pigment to fade prematurely and anesthetics will not last as long.
  • Clients with darker skin (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.), Please know that the hair strokes WILL NOT appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types due to skin color being naturally darker.
  • Some clients still require the application of eyebrow makeup to reach the desired look once healed.
  • Yearly touchups are recommended.
  • Results can last up to two years, depending on lifestyle, aftercare and skin type.
  • Results vary client to client. Not all brows yield a clean and crisp result. Hair strokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery, while drier skin types heal more crisp and defined.

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