What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo. Each hair stroke is manually applied one by one with a hand tool vs a machine, to give natural looking results.
Does Microblading hurt?
We use not one but two types of numbing on the treated are area. We use a topical and another for once the skin is broken.
Your technician reapplies numbing throughout the procedure. Pain is minimal, if at all.
Is Microblading safe?
It's not worth risking your health to save few bucks on Groupon or at a nail salon when it comes to Microblading. It is very important to consider skill and standards on top of cost when selecting your artist. At Ink'd Chronicles we cut no cost and use all disposable tools, the best pigments and pride ourselves on a clean facility beyond health code requirements for the safety of our clients.
Can I get Microblading if I have health issues or am on medication?
You have to get clearance from your doctor before getting Microblading.
How long does Microblading last?
Microblading can last 6 months-3 years depending on skin type, sun exposure, after care & skin regimen. We recommend annual touch ups to maintain color and shape.
How long does Microblading take?
Microblading takes about 2-3 hours including numbing time.
How often do you have to get Microblading touched up?
We recommend getting Microblading touch ups every year. Clients that like a dark, rich color come every 6 months. It all depends on how your skin holds the pigment and your preference.
Do I have to shave my eyebrows before Microblading?
NO! You do not have shave off your brows before Microblading, in fact, we can blend the hair to make it look even more natural. If you have black brows and want a lighter color or vice versa, we recommend getting them tinted to the color you prefer before your Microblading appointment, so your technician can color match to that. You can remove the hair if you'd prefer. We do recommend getting the unwanted strays either waxed or threaded before your appointment as to not over irritate the skin the day you do Microblading.
I have no eyebrow hair. Am I a candidate?
Microblading is ideal if you have no hair. Many of our clients have no hair from over plucking or medical reasons. Our technician is trained to design your eyebrows off the bone structure and eye placement, so having hair or lack there of does not stand as an issue.
I have ethnic skin, am I able to do microblading?
You want to consider a couple of things if you have ethnic skin. Ethnic skin often has issues with micro pigmentation. If you have any scars that have turned white, if you keloid or have any tattoos that have raised skin over the tattooed area or did not heal well we do not recommend microblading. Also, the microblading will fade 30-40% on average so if you have a darker skin tone you are risking it fading substantially and may not be visible when your skin heals over. Please feel free to text any questions and/or photos to our customer care line 714-642-6182.
I have a scar on my brow area, can I microblade over?
Scar tissue has a more difficult time gripping pigment. Some clients take the pigment well and others may need a few more sessions.
What is the down time after Microblading?
There is no down time after Microblading. Redness and swelling will go down after a few hours. You want to avoid moisture and anything that can cause infection for a few days after Microblading.
What do I do to prep for Microblading?
You want to avoid anything that can thin the blood including medication, alcohol and caffeine. You want to be off fish oil and harsh skin regimens for at least two weeks before Microblading. If you tint your brows, you should do so a week before. You do not want to tint after, until Microblading is completely healed. If you get botox we recommend getting it done 1-2 weeks before your appointment to make sure muscles have settled into place.
Can I wear makeup the day of my appointment?
Yes, we clean off the area before beginning.
Can I work out or go swimming after Microblading?
We recommend not swimming or going in the sauna for two weeks. You want to avoid sweat getting on the treated area for a week to avoid infection and fading.
Can I change the shape or color after my first Microblading sessions?
Yes, you can adjust color and shape at your follow up and touch up appointments
What is Microblading aftercare?
Our technicians send you home with an ointment and aftercare instructions. You want to avoid touching them, sweat and moisture for a week. Apply a thin layer of Aquaphore for a week after to act as a barrier and help with itching and flaking. Do not apply too much. You want the skin to be able to breath. You can rinse gently with warm water and q-tip after 24 hours. Do not use any harsh face wash or creams on the brow area. The brows may appear darker a few days after Microblading when the skin begins to heal. Some flaking may occur, do not pick. It may appear patchy while the new skin heals over but strokes usually resurface a few