1What is Microblading?
Short Answer: The best innovation in beauty, since foundation & concealers! Long answer: Eyebrow Microblading is the meticulous artistry of constructing or reconstructing the perfect pair of eyebrows with the use of a special, pen-like instrument containing fine needles that are three times thinner than regular tattoo needles. This instrument is used to gently deposit a special pigment into the basal layer of the epidermis, to create crisp, hyperrealistic, hair-like strokes that are virtually indistinguishable from real hair and is a semi-permanent solution. Shape & size of the eyebrows are determined based on the mathematical assessment of each unique face. With the use of these precise individual measurements, you can achieve symmetry; a process designed to help each person achieve their best face. This mathematical process is called "The Golden Ratio," also known as "The Golden Mean," or "Devine Proportions"; this is a numerical ratio of the sum of two parts that actually equal the larger of two quantities. This ratio equals 1.618; interestingly, this number has been discovered and rediscovered many times throughout history, hence its many names. These calculations have also been used throughout history by great philosophers, scientists, masters of art & mathematic geniuses such as: Leonardo da Vinci, Plato and Pythagoras, etc. This ratio is considered to be architecturally & artistically, the most beautiful in nature. Unlike eyebrow tattooing, with Microblading, there is never any “spilling” of ink under the skin, so your brows remain beautifully in tact and only require annual touch ups.
2How long does the procedure take?
With Zoe's special technique, the entire process can take as little as 20-45 minutes, depending on skin type and any grooming preparation you require, or if there is any corrective work being done. However, please plan to stay for up to two hours for paper work, care instructions and a consultation, etc.
3Does it hurt?
Yes, since Microblading is a form of tattooing, so there is some discomfort but nowhere near as much as a tattooing procedure would. To provide some relief, we do use a topical numbing agent to reduce any discomfort that comes with the procedure. Once the skin is ready, we begin the Microblading process.
4How long is the recovery time?
There is no downtime associated with Microblading; clients can resume regular activities immediately. Initially, the color will be intense, but will lighten over the following 1 to 2 weeks.
5Will they fade & how long do they last?
As this is a semi-permanent solution, they do fade over time, however, how quickly they fade varies depending on each person's skin type, lifestyle and environment. The results can last up to a year before requiring any touch up, but will depend on the regular skin lifecycle of your skin, as well as other varying factors, such as lifestyle, daily sun exposure, skin type and skin care routine. As this is a semipermanent procedure, a touch up is recommended at least once per year to retain the shape & crisp appearance of the deposited pigments.
6How do you choose a shape?
WE choose a shape together, according to your face structure and your personal preference. At Mint Brows, every client's eyebrows are tailored specifically to their unique face, ensuring not only symmetry, but also their most flattering brows ever. We find that all of our clients share one thing in common, the desire to wake up everyday with amazing brows! The Mint Brow promise is to give every client the eyebrows of their dreams and so we work with you to achieve your desired shape & thickness even if it falls slightly outside of our professional recommendation. There is no "pick-a-brow chart" to stress over because brow shapes are determined based on the science of achieving your most beautiful face.
7Can I have this procedure done while I’m pregnant?
Unfortunately not, but we will be right here waiting to give you your dream brows right after baby has arrived and the nursing period has ended, but not to worry, luckily, in the meantime, we can still keep your brows looking their best, with our brow grooming services.
8What is the difference between eyebrow tattooing and eyebrow microblading?
The first and most important difference is that the results of Microblading are far more natural than that of tattooing. Unlike tattooing, the Microblading procedure does not involve the use of a machine, rather, it is performed using a special pen-like instrument containing fine needles that are three times thinner than that of a regular tattoo needle. Tattoos become green after a while, Microblading does not. With the use of the special pen like instrument used to perform Microblading, pigments are gently deposited into the basal layer of the epidermis, resulting in crisp, hyperrealistic, hair-like strokes that are virtually indistinguishable from real hair. Unlike eyebrow tattoo, with Microblading, there is never any “spilling” of ink under the skin, so your brows remain beautifully in tact and only require annual touch ups! Lastly, there is far more pain involved in tattooing than there is in Microblading, which easily makes Microblading the smarter/better choice.
9Will I still have to keep up with waxing, tweezing, threading, etc?
Yes, you do, just as you would have prior to the procedure. We offer great brow grooming service to help you maintain your beautiful new brows!
10Am I a candidate for microblading?
Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to achieve that highly sought after, full, youthful-looking, beautiful brows, or those simply wanting to enhance the look of their natural brows and enjoy a truly hassle-free, get-up-and-go daily experience everyday. This solution is also great for anyone suffering from alopecia, trichotillomania or any other condition that causes hair loss, or someone who simply never grew much eyebrows to begin with. Unfortunately, you are not a suitable candidate for the Microblading procedure if any of the following applies to you: – Pregnant or nursing – History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring – If you have any viral infections/diseases – Epilepsy – Botox ( only possible 2 months post botox) – Accutane, Isotretinoinor, or other strong retinoids in the past year – Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure – Poor general health – Diabetic (Doctor’s clearance required) – Undergoing chemotherapy (we recommend waiting a year. Please consult your doctor to obtain the required doctor's clearance) – Excessively oily skin in the brow area – Right after waxing – After a strong chemical peeling, before you have completely healed – Any skin disease symptoms or irritation appearing on brows – very sensitive and pain intolerant – suffering from a sunburn or frostbitten (treatment allowed after symptoms disappear)