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MICROBLADING

Microblading is a manual permanent make up technique quite popular here in the USA and abroad. This technique has it’s origin in Asia and has gained popularity worldwide over the past few years. This procedure uses a very fine blade-like shaped needle composed of different amounts of needles used to deposit pigments into the dermis with a feathering movement. The needles are stable and do not have any vibration, everything is done with a hand movement only, creating crisp and very fine natural hair-strokes. The hair-strokes created with this method are blended in within the existing hairs adding fullness and texture to your brows while remaining very natural and delicate looking if performed correctly.

This procedure, like all permanent makeup procedures, requires a level of skill and expertise. An unskilled or poorly trained technician can easily damage and scar your skin more so with this procedure due to the way the technique is performed which is similar to scratching rather than puncturing the skin like digital machines do.  Make sure to properly research your artist, his/her's credentials and before/after/healed work to help ensure a favorable outcome.  Unfortunately due to the popularity of this service, the industry has been saturated with 1-2 day microblading/PMU trained individuals whom have very little experience tattooing and a lot of damage is being done to clients skin. So proper research is advised with this and all PMU procedures.

Now while this might be one the most sought after services nowadays, you may not be a good candidate for it.  Your skin might be too oily, or thin, or sensitive for this technique and this would have to be assessed at your consultation.  If you are not a good candidate, a powder/ombre or nano needle technique may be more suitable.      

The degree of discomfort during the treatment depends on several factors: anesthetics used, the client’s threshold for pain, and skill of the technician.  From a scale of 1-10, clients report initially anywhere from a 3 to 4, and once the second anesthetic is applied discomfort is reduced to zero.  

Now tho all procedures are permanent, they are subject to fading over time.  This technique requires touch-ups anywhere from 12-18 months apart.  Fading is client specific and there have been instances where some clients require touch-ups much sooner than others.

POST PROCEDURE AND AFTERCARE

While we strive for perfection on every procedure, results cannot be guaranteed to be perfect after the initial procedure due to the many factors affecting both integration and retention of pigments in the skin. Permanent and Reconstructive Cosmetic makeup procedures are directly affected by the skin that they are performed on.

Factors ranging from medications, sun exposure, smoking, hormones and age all contribute to fading and must be taken into account during pre and post procedure.

A finishing session must be scheduled between 30 to 90 days after your initial procedure to attain the best results and to keep your procedure looking its best.

Please refrain from altering the post procedure protocol advised, use only ointments and creams provided or recommended by Avarté.

AFTERCARE

    • 30 minutes following end of procedure proceed to wipe accumulated lymph fluid off the brows with a cotton round moistened with spring water
        • Repeat this process 4 times day off procedure over the course of 2 to 3 hrs
          • Apply a thin layer of ointment after all the cleansing is complete
              • Following the next morning proceed to wash the area with a mild antibacterial soap, air dry and apply a bit of ointment. In the evening clean eyebrows with spring water moistened pads, let air dry and apply a bit of ointment.  Repeat this process for 7-10 days
                • After all scabbing has flaked off, wash the area with mild antibacterial soap and continue to moisturize as needed. Please do not avoid permanently washing your brows after healing has finished, doing so may cause a dandruff or dead skin buildup.
                  • Avoid makeup, Retin-A & glycolic acids on pigmented areas while healing
                  • Avoid touching with fingers, sunscreens, direct sunlight, tanning beds and self-tanners on pigmented areas.
                  • Avoid swimming pools, oceans, hot tubs, saunas and hot steamy showers. Shower with back to shower head to avoid water, shampoo and conditioner getting into pigmented area.
                  • Avoid dirt (as in gardening), extreme perspiration for the first week to prevent infection.
                  • Never use topical antibiotics unless given to you at time of procedure.
                  • Use a good sunscreen daily, once fully healed.
                  • If you donate blood, it’s a Red Cross policy to wait one-year after any tattooing procedure.

                  Please Note:

                  • Avoid makeup, Retin-A & glycolic acids on pigmented areas while healing.
                  • Avoid touching with fingers, sunscreens, direct sunlight, tanning beds and self-tanners on pigmented areas.
                  • Avoid swimming pools, oceans, hot tubs, saunas and hot steamy showers. Shower with back to shower head to avoid water, shampoo and conditioner getting into pigmented area.
                  • Avoid dirt (as in gardening), extreme perspiration for the first week to prevent infection.
                  • Never use topical antibiotics unless given to you at time of procedure.
                  • Use a good sunscreen daily, once fully healed.
                  • If you donate blood, it’s a Red Cross policy to wait one-year after any tattooing procedure.

                   

                  HEALING PROCESS

                  • Days 1 & 2: The eyebrows are approximately 40% darker and slightly bolder in width than they will be when healed. There may be some slight swelling and soreness at the site, this will subside. Exfoliation, which begins in a few days, will cause excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a narrower appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.
                  • Day 3: Eyebrows start to itch, do not scratch. Lightly pat w tissue in between if relief needed. Scab will start to form, area will look darker and wider than original work done, this is normal. Exfoliation begins.
                  • Day 4: The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first. We cannot stress this enough for every procedure, please do not pick at it, doing so can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment
                  • Day 5: Color finishes flaking off and appears softer until it clarifies. Please note, in some cases after scabbing has flaked off, there might appear as if there is no color, please allow the work to heal properly, color will develop as it heals.
                  • Days 5-10: The exfoliating process should be over and you start seeing the final color. It takes up to 4 weeks to see the true color through the healed skin.

                  TAKE NOTICE

                  Light redness is normal but if a red ring appears around the area, seek medical attention.