Microblading Toronto

 

FAQ's

AM I A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR MICROBLADING?

If any of the following apply to you, please contact me directly to discuss:

 

  • Under 18 years of age

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Have previous eyebrow tattooing done 

  • Are prone to keloids

  • Are an insulin dependent diabetic 

  • Are taking blood thinners (e.g. aspirin)

  • Have eczema, psoriasis/dermatitis, keratosis pillars, chronic pillars, chronic acne, rosacea (mild cases okay) on or around the eyebrow area

  • Hemophilia

  • Healing disorders, uncontrolled high-blood pressure or mitral valve disorder

  • Taking medication such as Accutane, ro-accutaine, antasure, steroids which thin and over-sensitize the skin

  • You have a heart condition (doctor's note required)

  • Undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment (or due to undergo such treatment) and any of these came to an end not less than 42 days ago from the date of the treatment (doctor's note required)

  • You have had major plastic surgery in the past year

  • Are epileptic and experienced a seizure within the last two years

 

Let me know if you have had previous allergic reactions to anesthetics and/or pigments.

 

A sensitivity patch test is offered and has to be done a minimum of 24 hours prior to treatment if you wish to have this done. However, you can choose to waiver the patch test and therefore release the technician from liability if you develop a reaction to any products used.

 

For further questions or concerns please call or email me to discuss prior to booking your appointment at 647-746-5239.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

Please see here.

HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING TAKE?

Microblading requires two appointments. The first Microblading session will take between 2-2.5 hours. During this session, the technician measures and shapes the eyebrows for client approval. Pigment is then selected and the session begins. 

 

At the follow up visit (complimentary), we will assess the colour retention and make any adjustments necessary. The second session takes place 4-8 weeks after the first session. It will take approximately 45min-1 hour. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your Microblading does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry -- we can always go bolder and add more density at your next appointment.

 

No downtime is required after Microblading. The eyebrow area will be slightly red and the colour will appear very dark following the procedure. The colour will fade 40-60% as it heals and the eyebrows will shrink 10-15% in size. In the following days the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. During the second week of healing, the eyebrows will lighten up in colour and you will notice the skin has an opaque quality to it. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over and 14-28 days to then see the full colour reveal.

 

HOW LONG IS THE HEALING PROCESS?

No downtime is required after Microblading. The eyebrow area may be slightly red and the colour will appear darker following the procedure. The colour will fade 40-60% as it heals and the eyebrow strokes will shrink. In the following days the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. During the second week of healing, the eyebrows will lighten up in colour. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over and 14-28 days to then see the full colour reveal.

IS MICROBLADING PAINFUL?

The pain level is considered mild to none. A numbing anesthetic is applied topically for comfort. Clients are usually pleased to discover that it is no more painful than tweezing, threading or light scratches.

                                                   
Please note:

  • Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.

  • Topical anaesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracain and/or epinephrine.

HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?

Microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos and will naturally fade over time. Microblading can last 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, dry, oily), age, skincare routines, lifestyle (sun exposure, skincare products, iron deficiency, etc.).

 

To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months. 

 

Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. Your skin will be re-evaluated at the touch-up to see how it has received the pigment and any necessary changes will be made. 

 

WILL IT CHANGE COLOUR OVER TIME?

No. PhiBrows and Permablend pigments do not change colour as they fade. Also, because Microblading is implanted into the superficial layer of the epidermis the high quality pigments remain stable. The pigment will eventually fade and diminish from skin cell turn over and/or from sunlight, or use of products containing AHA or Glycolic Acids.

IS IT PERMANENT?

Yes and no. Microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos and will naturally fade over time - hence why yearly touchups are recommended. However, if you do not get any touchups (after the initial procedure) the pigment will fade and will no longer be visible.

 

To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months.
WHAT INK AND PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?

Please view HERE.

 

HOW TO PREPARE BEFORE MICROBLADING?

Please avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 48 hours prior to your appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Advil/Ibuprofen.

Do NOT drink any alcohol 48 hours prior to your appointment.

You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please refrain from doing so for at least 3 days before your appointment.

Do not use retinol products for 2 weeks prior to your appointment, and avoid the brow area after your appointment indefinitely as it will increase the speed at which the pigment fades.

NO Botox/Fillers for 4 weeks prior to Microblading and 4 weeks after Microblading (it is recommended to wait until after your touch up heals to get Botox).

 

It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn/tan, it will exfoliate the pigment with it.

 

If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure. Doxycycline users are also encouraged to wait up to 6 months before receiving Microblading.

 

WHAT SHOUD I DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

You will receive an aftercare kit with written aftercare instructions at your appointment.

 

You can review detailed pre-care and post-care instructions here.

 

It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the colour will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme heat, sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools, lakes, and places with hot humidity, etc.).

 

DO I NEED A CONSULTATION?

In most cases, no. Consultations are part of your Microblading appointment. However, if you have had previous Microblading or permanent cosmetics, skin issues, scar tissues, or medical issues requiring further discussion, you may book a consultation HERE. 

 

DO YOU MICROBLADE MEN'S EYEBROWS?

Yes! I am happy to offer any of my services to men.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING AND MICROBLADING AND SHADING?

Microblading is just the strokes. Microblading and shading is a combination of Strokes with shading added to create a more full, denser eyebrows. This is necessary for some clients and helps to blend areas with very little hair with areas that have thick dense hair. Shading is added and done in combination with Microblading.

 

HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Appointments can be booked online on the BOOK NOW page or by calling (647) 746-5239.