5 Week Healed results on normal skin type, (results vary based on skin type)
Good microblading is broken down in two parts 1) immediately after and 2) healed results. Immediately after strokes should appear slightly thicker than the width of the natural hair. Strokes should be very fine and not too thick, not too deep and should follow the natural hair transitions, making the strokes blend in well with your natural hair (which typically follows an upward pattern and then transitions downward). See BEORE AND AFTER page for gallery or immediately after images.
2)Healed results should appear slightly softer than the initial strokes with no pigment migration or dark blurred lines. If stokes are too deep this will cause scaring and pigment ashing out.
(Examples of BAD microblading)
Strokes are too thick, possibly too deep, they will heal blurry and ashy
Strokes are not clean, thin, crisp. Again not following hair pattern.
Unfortunately, pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading so before you book your appointment make sure you have a good understanding of how certain skin conditions can affect final desired results.
SKIN CONDITIONS (FACE ONLY) Skin Complications – If you have skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and therefore won’t hold the pigment well. Chronic Conditions – The same goes for conditions like chronic acne and rosacea. The inherent nature of this type of skin causes easy bleeding, which once again means your skin will not retain the color very well and intended effect of microblading. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look. The nature of these types of skin causes easy bleeding once aggravated, which once again means your skin will not retain the color and intended effect of microblading. State of Skin – If your skin is sensitive, it is likely to be easily aggravated and bleed easily. A good way to know if your skin is sensitive is if turns pink very easily from a little scratch. If your skin has large pores, specifically in the region of the eyebrows and forehead (aka the T-Zone), the color will blur and result in a powdered look. Along similar lines, tattooed hair strokes will not lay properly on skin with deep wrinkles, which can make the overall look appear uneven. Moles, bumps, piercing, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain color.
I use a topical 5% Lidocaine solution on my clients to assure they are as comfortable as possible. However, everyone has different pain tolerances. On a scale of 0-10, my clients range is from 0-4 with an average of 2. Some say it feels like their hair is being plucked, some say there is some soreness, while others fall asleep during the procedure. If you are experiencing any discomfort at any time we can stop and reapply numbing before we continue. Your comfort is very important to me.
Eyebrow Expert is approaching 4 years in business. Marie has performed over 500 procedures on different skin types.