What is microblading?
Microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual hand-held tool instead of a machine. The technique produces a natural result as individual hair strokes are created. The procedure is, at a minimum, a 2 step process. Your first appointment will last approximately 3 hours. Time and attention will be spent on the color and design of your new brows, mindful of your existing eyebrows and bone structure before the tattoo process begins. For those individuals not allergic to Novocaine type medication, a topical numbing agent will be applied prior to starting. Your comfort is further ensured during the procedure by using a second step lidocaine gel.
At the second “touch-up” appointment, the final touches will be completed; you may need some areas darkened, thickened, or density added. This session will be scheduled no sooner than 4 weeks from the first.
An initial consultation is scheduled prior to your first session, during which a medical history will be taken, color and shape discussed and pre and post procedure instructions given.
Who can benefit from microblading?
Microblading is perfect for those who want to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill in overplucked brows. Once healing is complete, approximately one month after your session, your new eyebrows are almost maintenance free. Because the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, touch-ups are recommended every one to three years, depending on how quickly the pigment fades.
Are there any other considerations?
Individuals with diabetes, receiving chemotherapy or pregnant are not candidates for microblading. If you drink alcohol or take aspirin routinely, you may have to stop one week before your appointment, depending on your Dr.’s advice. Retinol containing topicals should be avoided one week prior.
Kelley completed the SofTap cosmetic tattooing course in New York in 2007, and has been artfully creating eyebrows and eyeliners since that time. Kelley has taken advanced training and is a licensed Micropigmentation Practitioner in the state of Maine. Her studio is private, clean and comfortable. Kelley is a Registered Nurse and Registered Electrologist who brings a unique skill set, passion for perfection and professionalism into her studio.