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Whether tweezers hit you hard in the ‘90s and the brow grow-back never happened, or you just don’t feel like filling in your eyebrows every morning, microblading can be an easy solution for full, perfectly groomed, natural-looking eyebrows.
But while the term “microblading” is everywhere these days, the in-salon procedure (and what happens to your eyebrows after the fact) can still strike up a ton of confusion. What is eyebrow microblading, exactly? Does eyebrow microblading last forever? Will you end up with Instagram brows? The questions are endless.
I’m here to help answer some of your questions about microbladed eyebrows, including what to expect during the treatment, the essential after-care, how much it costs, and more.
Common Microblading Questions
What Is Eyebrow Microblading?
Unlike an eyebrow pencil that you wipe off at night before you go to sleep, eyebrow microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo procedure. A special handheld microblading pen is used to draw on strokes that mimic the appearance of real brow hairs. While it’s a similar process to getting a tattoo, the ink that is used is far less concentrated than that of a regular tattoo and is specifically formulated for microblading.
Who Should Consider Microblading?
One of the first things to go as we age is definition in your features. Having full defined eyebrows can bring youth back into your face. Have you suffered from years of over-plucking? Are you very fair and have near invisible brows? Is your hand too unsteady to apply brow pencil? Do you spend time every morning doing your brows? Those that opt for microblading usually want fuller, natural-looking eyebrows but don’t want the hassle of filling them in every single morning, or the worry that the pigment won’t last all day. If you benefit from a brow pencil, then you will benefit from microblading!
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Microblading can last anywhere from one to three years, depending on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, and the products that you use. Touch-ups are commonly recommended about once a year, especially for those with oily skin, as the ink tends to fade and blur faster.
What Happens During a Microblading Appointment?
After the area is sanitized I will consult with you on your desired eyebrow shape. You may bring in photos of the brows that you like, however, in order to create a true natural-looking brow, I will follow the direction of the natural brow hairs and also take into consideration your face symmetry and age. We will also discuss the pigment/colour of the ink, which will be chosen based on your natural brow hair, head hair and your skin’s undertone.
I will then numb the area which takes about 25 minutes. Bring a book, music, pod cast or phone. Or take a quick nap.When the area is numb- its time to get down to business.
I will start with one brow. Do an outlined and a “starter” pass, apply a secondary numbing gel and move onto the second brow. I usually perform 3 passes on each eyebrow. The actual microblading procedure time differs from 45-75 minutes, depending on thickness of desired brow as well as any correction work that needs to be done from previous microblading.
With consultation, designing, numbing time and the procedure itself, I book 3 hours.
After your eyebrows are finished, I will apply an aftercare ointment to help with healing and send the same ointment home with you with instructions to ensure the best possible brow outcome. A follow up appointment will be booked for 6-8 weeks later. At this appointment, I am able to tweak the final result if needed.
I hope this answers all of your microblading questions. If there is anything else you need, I’m always available to answer any additional question.
Book a Microblading Appointment
Microblading appointments must be booked directly through Tansy Sverre.
To book please email, call or text Tansy.
Phone: 778-836-0738 text or call
$350.00 Introductory Price – Ends December 31
One- 3 hour microblading appointment
– Home-care kit and instruction
– One- touch up appointment
BioTouch Canada Certification
FDA Approved Pigments
Expert in Colour Theory
Read more about Tansy
Some of you may know me already! But for those of you who do not, my name is TANSY. I have lived in Deep Cove since 2003. I’m raising my family here at the base of a mountain and the edge of the water. I spend a lot of my time up one and in the other. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
I am an artist- of many disciplines. My artistic education ranges from illustration at Emily Carr to Graphic Design At Capilano University. For the last 15 years i have been focusing my talents and career on fine arts. My paintings can be seen all over Vancouver and the Sea to Sky corridor. As I continue my work in fine arts I decided to further extend my artistic talents to the world of cosmetic tattooing……or Permanent Makeup, Permanent Cosmetics, Semi-permanent Makeup, Cosmetic tattooing and Micro Pigmentation. Its called many things! What I am focusing on is Microblading for eyebrows and Blushing for lips. Both are hugely popular procedures. There are many people out there providing this service.
How do you decide who to use?
Well, one is education- I have received my education at BioTouch Canada. They are one of the largest manufacturers of permanent and semi-permanent makeup, permanent makeup machines, accessories and skin care products. Their pigments are some of the only FDA approved pigments in North America. Don’t forget experience- My extensive education in colour theory puts me a leg above others from the start. You know those people who have pink, blue, orange brows a year after they tried microblading? That won’t happen with me. I know colour! I also know human anatomy from my work with figure drawing.
Oh yeah, price- It might seem like a big investment. However, take into consideration- the use of the best products offered. All disposable blades and associated tools. It takes at least a fews hours…….and you get a free touch up 6-8 weeks after your first visit! Not having to think about your brows for1-3 years? Seems like a pretty good deal to me.
Permanent makeup information and aftercare instructions
Aftercare is incredibly important for great results, please read carefully
Follow instructions carefully as this greatly affects the outcome of your permanent makeup. For the first 3-6 days, the colour intensity of your procedure will be significantly brighter or darker, as well as larger and sharper than what is expected for the final outcome. Although the area will appear healed after 10 days, it will not be fully healed for at least 4-6 weeks. This is based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
One procedure often does not guarantee your desired outcome. In most cases, a touch up is needed as clients react differently to pigments and the healing procedure. Touch up is complimentary within 2 months of your original visit. I recommend 6-8 weeks, as brows will be fully healed at this point.
Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
Days 1-4: The pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The colour of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab when gently cleaning you new tattoo, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Your brows may also swell and appear larger.
Days 5-7: Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial colour and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Days 8-12: Your brows may look as though the pigment has completely faded – do not panic – take a deep breath and trust the process.
Days 14-28: Your brows may still look a little patchy or uneven, but the pigment will start to “reappear” as the pigment settles and the healing continues.
You may get your touch-up/perfecting procedure done at the 6-8 week point NO SOONER to allow for complete healing of the brows.
Pro-Tip: Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the colour pigment to fade quickly.
Steps to secure your new gorgeous brows
Keep the area CLEAN- use sodium chloride soaked cotton balls to gently pat away excess fluid and pigment. For roughly 2 hours after procedure.
Keep the area MOISTURIZED- after you’re done with the cotton balls, apply the provided vaseline and bacitracin in very THIN LAYERS. It’s important that your skin can still breathe.
Use a clean Q-tip to apply vaseline and antibiotic (bacitracin) ointment 3 times a day. Or more if needed. I will provide you with both after your procedure.
Avoid soap/facial cleansers on pigmented area. Only apply around the area and pat dry with a clean towel.
Before showering- apply a thin layer of vaseline. do not directly shower the treated area.
Before sleeping- apply a thin area of vaseline to keep area moisturized overnight. SLEEP ON YOUR BACK, if you can.
DO NOT- rub, scratch or pick any crust formed from the tattoo. Early removal of pigment crusts may result in colour loss.
DO NOT- apply makeup on the pigmented area during the healing process.
AVOID- applying any exfoliant or AHA/glycolic acid products to the area for 2 weeks
AVOID- sun exposure during the healing process.
AVOID- swimming, soaking, extreme sweating, steam baths and facials for the first 10 days.
LONG TERM CARE
Use a good sunscreen daily on tattooed area for long lasting colour. Your colour WILL fade over time. The pigment is iron-oxide based which our bodies will absorb as mineral irons. Touch ups are recommended every 1-3 years. Fading differs with skin type and lifestyle.
If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform your technician that you have an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.
If you are planning to have a laser treatment, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area as it may cause the pigment to turn black.