Microblading FAQ

What is Microblading?

Microblading, also known as feather or hairstroke tattoo, is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo. Microblading is a manual technique of implanting pigment into the surface of the skin in the form of hair strokes, with the use of a manual tool. Microblading should appear as a natural brow, filling in any gaps and making the brows fuller and symmetrical. PhiBrows is a manual skill of semi-permanent eyebrow drawing. Shape of the eyebrows is calculated according to the golden intersection (phi 1.618) and face morphology. The pigment is applied into the surface layer of the dermis using sterilized tools. The pigment is chosen so to match the natural hair or eyebrows’ colour. After the healing, the colour may become several hues lighter that the natural hairs’ colour. Symmetry is achieved through PhiBrows application and it is calculated while the clients’ eyes are closed because in that way mimetic muscles that can affect eyebrows’ symmetry are relaxed. Strokes are always drawn in the direction of natural hairs’ growth to achieve hyper-realistic look. When a client has very few natural hairs, manual technique is combined with the shading in order to get shadows that improve the volume. Treatment is performed with disposable sterile tools (PhiBrush), and pigments are produced in accordance with the highest standards (PhiBrows microblading pigments).

Who will benefit from Microblading?

Microblading is great for everyone but especially for those who can not wear make up due to skin sensitivities/allergies, alopecia, trichotillomania or any other condition that causes hair loss. I will not Microblade those with the following: Prone to keloid scarring. Pregnant or Nursing. Use of Accutane in the past year. Diabetes (with permission from doctor). Severe ezcema, psoriasis or acne in the treatment area.

Does it hurt?!

I hear this question all the time and my answer is.... it depends! I have had many clients fall asleep or say that it wasn't anymore painful than tweezing. It all depends on your personal pain tolerance and also how well their skin takes the anesthetic. I find if clients need a little more numbing at the dentist, then they will need a little more numbing for their brows! So it doesn't mean you cant get your brows done! Scared clients and clients who are on their menstrual cycle usually feel stronger pain, while the other clients compare the pain to the one they feel when plucking eyebrows. To avoid extra discomfort please book treatment around your menstrual cycle. During the procedure I apply 2 anesthetics; a topical anesthetic cream for 20 to 30mins before treatment and then after the first initial strokes I apply another liquid anesthetic to get into the skin deeper, making it almost painless!

What is the healing phase like?

Correction is done a month after the treatment, because between 10 and 15% of drawn strokes disappear after the first treatment. Colour is extremely dark during the first 5 to 7 days. 7 days later, it loses 40 to 50% of its intensity. If you think the colour is too dark, do not try to remove it yourself by no means. Patiently wait 7 days for the colour to fade on its own after the healing of the skin. Color duration primarily depends on how oily the skin is. The oilier the skin, the shorter the colour lasts. Sweating and sun exposure also reduce colour fastness. On average, expected time until a new colour refreshment is between 10 and 12 months. With oily skin it is up to 6 months. The healing is fully completed after 28 days and this is when we perform an obligatory addition of the pigment that has been lost. With problematic and oily skins, we can have several additions (corrections). Post-treatment care makes 70% of the treatment’s success. Conscientiously obey advice, because if you don’t do so you may lose up to 80% of drawn strokes. Rinsing and applying after care cream is of great importance.

How long will it last?

Microblading results, if implanted at the proper depth and if proper care to sun exposure is taken, can last up to 1 to 3 years. But these results can vary depending on the clients skin type and how well you take care of them afterwards (ie. sun exposure & proper care during healing phase). Severely oily skin clients must know that their healed results will not look as sharp and defined as those with dry to normal skin. We recommend doing a powder brow or a combination of microblading & powder to get the best looking healed results. All healed results cannot be guaranteed as every skin type holds pigment differently. At the time of the touch up we will address any adjustments needed such as color, shape and/or retention. To receive the best results we require a minimum of 2 treatments (initial & touch up).

What to avoid before treatment?

The skin must not be in the inflammatory process or the process of healing and regeneration before each treatment. The following treatments are not recommended 30 days before the treatment: Botox and fillers Fruit or milk acids Laser treatments Chemical peelings Exposure to strong sunlight



*includes 1 touch up that must be done 1 - 3 months after.


Powder Brows

*includes 1 touch up that must be done 1 - 3 months after.




Touch Ups

*depends on each case


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