FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I a suitable candidate
Clients who MAY NOT be able to undergo microblading:
Under 18 years of age
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Have previous eyebrow tattooing done (please contact me directly)
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
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 whether you need to to book a consultation prior to Microblading at 647-746-5239.
How long does Microblading
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
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.
Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
If you are a frequent smoker or "sun worshipper" the topical anesthetics used during the treatment may not last as long and can lead to poor retention and poor lasting results.
If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
Topical anaesthetics used may contain lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracain and/or epinephrine.
How long does
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
No. PhiBrows pigments are guaranteed to never change colour as they fade. Also, because Microblading is implanted into the epidermis the high quality pigments remain stable. The pigment will eventually diminish from skin cell turn over and/or from sunlight, or use of products containing AHA or Glycolic Acids.
What should I do/not do prior to my procedure?
Please avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 48 hours prior to your appointment (one week prior is best). This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.
Do NOT drink any alcohol or caffeine 48 hours prior to your appointment. (Yes, decaf coffee has caffeine)!
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 for 2 months prior to Microblading and No Botox 4 weeks after Microblading (it is recommended to wait until after your touch up heals to get Botox).
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.
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 take the pigment with it.
What should I do
after the procedure?
Please review the detailed pre-care and post-care instructions. 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 regular Microblading appointment. However, if you have had previous Microblading or permanent cosmetics, skin issues, scar tissues, or medical issues requiring further discussion, an additional consultation may be required prior to Microblading.
Do you Microblade
Yes! I am happy to accommodate consultations for men interested in microblading.
What is the difference between Microblading and Microblading & Shading?
Shading is a different technique of depositing pigment into the skin with a hand tool and a needle(s). It creates an illusion of a more full, denser, powdered or coloured in eyebrow 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 do I book an
Appointments can be booked online on our page or by calling (647) 746-5239.
Where are you located?
My primary location is in Toronto at Keele and Eglinton. I also have locations available in Hamilton and Courtice that can be booked by calling (647) 746-5239.
I also offer Mobile Microblading (in your home) at an extra charge which is based on location.