Microblading is a form of tattooing. Pigment is implanted under your skin with a handheld tool instead of a machine. Hair-like strokes are drawn with the tool to mimic natural eyebrow hair. The pigment used is less permanent than traditional tattoo ink.
IMPORTANT: We cannot perform this service if you have any type of existing eyebrow tattoo.
What should I look for in a microblading specialist?
If you are considering microblading, find out where the technician was trained. All of our technicians were certified at Brow Design International. As this service grows in popularity, there are a lot of unqualified "trainers" out there offering limited or poor curriculum and experience.
Why is the service so expensive?
At Sei Bella, a microblading service take between 3 and 4 hours. 30 minutes to 1 hour of the initial service is simply shaping your brows to your ideal look before any microblading at all begins. The actual service takes between 1-2 hours, and a 1 hour follow-up service is included in the cost. Some artists will tell you they work free-hand or immediately begin microblading your brows without spending the time to shape them properly first...we HIGHLY discourage clients from using an artist who does this.
Microblading is a highly visible, semi-permanent makeup procedure and you should feel 100% confident in what the end result will look like before any microblading takes place.
What does a properly microbladed brow look like?
This brow was done by Leah. Notice it is difficult to distinguish the microblading from the real hair.
This brow was done by Sarah. We will shape and add fullness to your current brows, not just fill in what is already there.
How long does Microblading last?
Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as a traditional tattoo, the area will naturally fade over time. Depending on your skin type, age, sun exposure, and the products you use, it could last anywhere between 1 and 2 years.Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 18-24 months.
How does it work?
The pigment is applied with a specific Phibrows tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. Your artist will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment.
How long does the service last?
Your first appointment should take about three hours. The touchup session takes about an hour and a half.
Are there any pre-existing conditions I should mention?
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
Keloids, or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.
Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)
Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)
If you're taking blood thinning medication
Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
You've recently had Botox or Dysport treatment (must wait 2 months)
Old PMU (permanent makeup or tattoo in the brow area)
You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
If you have a sunburn
After waxing (must wait 3 days)
After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)
Is there any after-procedure care?
Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:
Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.
Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.
Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.
Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.
Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.
Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head.
Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post microblading procedure, However, experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.
What happens during the touch up session?
The touch up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment. No sooner. During your touch up, the artist will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.
What's the Microblading healing process like?
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!
Immediately after the procedure, 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 color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).
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 color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.