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Traditional or classic microblading is a form of eyebrow tattooing that involves the use of a fine blade to deposit pigment under the skin. The result is a pair of eyebrows that look natural yet well-defined. Microblading is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to create brows that look flawlessly shaped and precisely filled in, a visual feat that can be difficult to achieve with makeup alone. Microblading is also known as feather touch, feathering, or hair stroke.
Microblading is the preferred option for those with normal to dry skin, as those with oily skin may experience smudging of the incised lines.
At Lash Me NYC, the process begins with a consultation where the client and technician discuss the desired shape, color, and overall expectations for their eyebrows. The technician carefully selects a pigment that matches the client's natural hair color, pupil color and skin tone. Then, to ensure comfort, a Lash Me NYC numbing cream is applied before the procedure, taking about 20 minutes to bear effect. While some clients may experience mild discomfort, it is usually manageable.
During the procedure, the technician uses a handheld tool with an ultra-fine needle to make shallow incisions in the outer layer of the skin, depositing the chosen pigment into tiny, hair-like strokes. These strokes mimic the natural growth pattern of eyebrow hairs, giving the illusion of fuller and more defined brows. Depending on the complexity of the desired design, the process usually takes around 2-3 hours.
Over the next few weeks, the pigment may initially appear darker but will gradually lighten and settle into the desired shade. To ensure long-lasting and satisfying results, a touch-up session is usually recommended around 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure to perfect the shape and color.
Ombre brows are a subcategory of powder brows in which the same process is applied to elicit a gradient rather than a uniform effect. Suitable for those with combination or oily skin, ombre brows display transitional shading that enhances depth and brightens the face.
Following standard consultation and treatment area preparation protocols, a technician will use the handheld tool to gently etch small, precise pokes into the skin, starting from the front of the eyebrow and working toward the tail.
As the technician progresses, they will gradually adjust the pressure and depth of the pokes to create the desired gradient effect. The front of the brows will remain lighter, while the intensity will increase towards the arch and tail. This technique allows for a seamless blend between the lightly shaded and deeply shaded areas, creating a natural effect.
Throughout the process, the technician will periodically step back to assess the symmetry and balance of the brows, making adjustments as needed to ensure a pleasant result.
After the ombre shading is complete, the technician will clean the area again and apply a soothing ointment.
Combination brows artfully blend the best of classic microblading and powder brows. The treatment starts with delicate hair strokes in the front section to create a lifelike illusion while gradually transitioning to a more powdered finish towards the tail. Unlike ombre shading, which uses the same technique from front to end, combination brows employ two distinct methods.
The process begins, per usual, with a thorough consultation where the technician will analyze the client's facial features, skin tone, and natural eyebrow shape. Based on the assessment, the artist will suggest a suitable combination brow style that complements the client's appearance.
In the first phase of the procedure, the technician uses the microblading technique to mimic tiny, hair-like strokes, etching them into the front of the brow with the microblading tool. After the microblading phase is completed, the shading process begins. Using a different tool, the technician gently adds soft layers of pigment to the middle to the tail-end of the brow, creating a gradient effect.
Combining microblading and shading allows for a more versatile and realistic outcome. Microblading provides the look of individual hairs, while shading gives a denser appearance to the brows, resulting in a well-defined, natural-looking brow that requires minimal maintenance.
There are a few things you can do to prepare for the procedure:
After your procedure, it is essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your technician. At Lash Me NYC, we will provide you with specific and detailed instructions for aftercare during your visits; however, the instructions detailed below are applicable across all services.
If you’re looking for microblading services in the Brooklyn or NYC area, look no further! At Lash Me NYC, we offer this service exclusively at our Carroll Gardens location. Book online or call us to schedule your appointment today! Our team of experts will care for you and help you achieve the beautiful and natural look you have always wanted.
If you’ve gotten microblading before, you may already know what kind of package you want. However, if you’re new to microblading, you probably still have some questions. Here are some frequently asked questions about microblading.
Is microblading painful?
Some discomfort is normal during the microblading process. However, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area beforehand to minimize any potential pain or discomfort. Most people find the procedure to be tolerable.
How long does the microblading procedure take?
The entire microblading procedure usually takes about 2 to 3 hours. This includes consultation, mapping out the brows, numbing the area, and performing the microblading itself.
How long does microblading last?
The results of a microblading procedure can last anywhere from 12-36 months. The length of time will vary depending on factors such as your skin type, age, lifestyle, and how well you care for your brows after the procedure.
Will my eyebrows look too dark after microblading?
Immediately after the procedure, your eyebrows may appear darker and more intense than desired. However, the color will gradually soften and lighten during the healing process, typically within the first few weeks. The final color will be more natural and customized to your preferences.
Can I get my eyebrows microbladed if I have sparse or thinning brows?
Absolutely! Microblading is an ideal solution for individuals with sparse or thinning eyebrows. This technique can create the illusion of fuller, more defined brows by carefully filling in gaps and adding individual hair-like strokes.
Can I get my eyebrows wet during the healing process?
Keeping your eyebrows dry for the first 10 days after is crucial. Avoiding water, including swimming, excessive sweating, or getting wet in the shower, is important to allow the pigment to settle and the skin to heal properly.
How long does it take for the eyebrows to heal?
The initial healing period for microblading usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, the eyebrows will go through various stages of healing, including scabbing, flaking, and color settling. It's essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your microblading artist to ensure optimal healing.
Can I still shape or groom my eyebrows after microblading?
While microblading provides a foundation and shape to your eyebrows, you can still groom and shape them as needed. However, it's important to be cautious and avoid plucking or waxing directly over the microbladed area, as this can disrupt the pigmented strokes. Trimming stray hairs and maintaining the shape around the microbladed area is generally safe and recommended.
What is your cancellation policy?
When appointments are forgotten or canceled without sufficient notice, businesses not only lose the opportunity to fill that slot, but they also disappoint other clients waiting to receive services. To ensure the well-being and consideration of all our clients and professionals, the following terms apply:
We understand that unforeseen circumstances, including last-minute emergencies, can occur. In those cases, we'll do our best to accommodate rescheduled appointments or appointment cancellations. However, it is still the client's responsibility to communicate this to us promptly.
Do you have a refund policy?
Lash Me NYC does not offer refunds. If there is an issue with the service, please contact us directly and we will do our best to rectify any issues and improve the experience for you.
No refunds, but no unhappy customers either! We appreciate your understanding!
More policy information can be found on our Services Policy page.
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What is the microblading healing process after a touch up?
In the initial week of the healing process, you may experience redness, tenderness, and mild scabbing. As the second week approaches, the scabs or flakes will naturally peel off, possibly resulting in a lightening of the color. Subsequent weeks involve a gradual settling in, with the color becoming more pronounced. By the end of the fourth week, your brows should be fully healed and settled. If you have any concerns or notice any unusual symptoms, it is advisable to reach out to your technician or a healthcare professional.
Who’s not a candidate for microblading?
Some individuals might not be appropriate candidates for microblading due to various factors. Several of these include:
Microblading vs. Tattooing: what’s the difference?
There are a few key differences between microblading and traditional tattooing. First, microblading is much less invasive. The incisions made during a microblading procedure are only superficial, whereas those made during a tattooing procedure go much deeper into the skin. Second, the pigment used in microblading is semi-permanent, while the pigment used in tattooing is permanent. Finally, the results of microblading will appear more natural than the results of tattooing because the strokes made by the microblade mimic the look of real hair.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with microblading?
Like any cosmetic procedure, eyebrow microblading carries some risks. Possible side effects include temporary redness, swelling, itching, or scabbing in the treated area. Serious complications are rare but can include infection or an allergic reaction to the pigments used. Choosing a reputable and experienced artist to minimize these risks is important.
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