Blume Microblading & Microblading with Powder Shading FAQ
What is Microblading and Microblading with Powder Shading?
Microblading and Microblading with Powder Shading is a new semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement technique. Using a series of tiny, sterile, disposable needles pigment is manually inserted into the epidermis of the skin. We are able to imitate individual hair strokes, to create your ideal brow shape, fullness and color. The effects last 18-24 months after which time the pigment fades and will need a color boost.
Microblading with Powder shading mimics filling the brows with makeup by adding beautiful depth alleviating any hollow sections of the brows while keeping the natural sweeping hair strokes. This is great for people who have little to no hair of their own, or when their brow hair causes a definitive line through the Microblading.
What is the difference between the Microblading & Microblading with Powder Shading procedure and standard Brow Tattooing?
The purpose of the Microblading and Microblading with Powder Shading is to enhance the natural features of a client. Microblading and Microblading with Powder Shading procedures are softer and more subtle than a traditional brow tattoo – it is meant to be a natural-looking beauty enhancement. Microblading and Microblading with Powder Shading procedure involves only pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time and must be touched up every 12-18 months. Fading is desired as it allows the technician to make changes to color and shape over the years as a client’s natural coloration and facial features evolve.
Does the Microblading & Microblading with Powder Shading procedure hurt?
A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.
How many Everlasting Brows & Microblading with Powder Shading procedures are needed?
Initially, two treatments are needed, at 6-12 weeks apart, and are included in the cost. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient, but a touch-up appointment is always offered. With most procedures, the color will be 15-20% lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second procedure, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your Microblading procedure does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add a touch more density at your next appointment.
**Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break them down at different rates. Some people will need more than 2 procedures.
What factors will affect the Microblading & Microblading with Powder Shading procedure?
Sun exposure: The sun fades the pigment faster so sun block may be used to prolong your enhancement.
The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.
The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.
The choice of color: Some colors fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color.
The area of treatment: Enhancements to the face, for example, fade more quickly due to constant exposure.
How will I look immediately after the Microblading & Microblading with Powder Shading procedure ? What is the healing process?
Your microbladed brows will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Please view Microblading procedure detailed aftercare instructions.
How long does the Microblading & Microblading with Powder Shading last?
The treatment is considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, it will fade over time and may need a touch-up every 1-3 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including:
Pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster)
Lifestyle (such as sun exposure)
Iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement)
if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas
Exfoliating products (acids, Retin-A, etc)
I will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary. Touch-ups are normal for the Microblading procedure. The initial procedure will be followed by a complimentary touch-up procedure 6-12 weeks later. Previously tattooed eyebrows may require one or two additional appointments and I will not always choose to perform the procedure over previously altered brows.
What should I do before the Microblading & Microblading with Powder Shading procedure?
If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos of yourself with you to your appointment.
If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please let me know.
Important: You must have any shaping, waxing, threading or tinting done 4 days prior to having your brows microbladed
If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them.
You may fill-in your eyebrows prior to your appointment if you wish so we can get a sense of what your daily makeup routine is like.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.
We also recommend consulting your physician to see if you can avoid prescription blood thinners for 72 hours prior to your appointment. This also includes Vitamin E, Aspirin and Alcohol.
What should I do after the Microblading & Microblading with Powder Shading procedure?
We will provide you with aftercare instructions following the Microblading procedure. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best results. The most essential aftercare is to keep the treated area moist. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme heat and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, pools, lakes, places with hot humidity, excessive sweating).
How will my Microblading & Microblading with Powder Shading look in the future?
During your appointment, we will analyze your skin's undertone to anticipate how pigment colors will fade in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure color remains in the same tone. The majority of our clients' microbladed brows stay true to color. There are some cases, however, where colors may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes and how the color will fade cannot be anticipated or guaranteed.
What should I know about long term care?
A good sunscreen applied daily AFTER healing on the microbladed brows is needed to help keep color true. As with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the color fade faster. Youwill need a touch-up every 1-3 years. The fading speed depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency, and if any chemical peels were done after cosmetic tattooing.
If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had a Microblading procedure. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the microbladed area.
If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.
How do I book an appointment?
Appointments with Amy Miller can be made by clicking the button below. Please note that a deposit of $150 is required to schedule and secure your appointment and is deducted from the total price of the procedure. This deposit is to ensure that you are serious about your appointment and is non-refundable (some exceptions may apply). If you miss your appointment, you will simply forfeit your deposit.