Microblading 101

What is microblading? 

Microblading is a form cosmetic tattooing. It is done by applying tiny, individual hair-like strokes, that follow & mimic the directional growth of natural eyebrow hair. This will create a tattoo, that looks more realistic & natural. This tattoo is made with a hand tool and not a machine, creating a soft effect, that can eventually partially (may never grow out) or fully grow out over time . This is because the pigment isn’t inserted as far into the skin as traditional tattooing. 

Are your brow services mobile? 

My work environment needs to be clean, sterile and pet/clutter free. In order to keep myself and my clients safe I only work from my studio and am unable to travel to clients homes. I will occasionally guest at a special location. 

Microblading is NOT right for you if any of the following apply:

  • you use ACCUTANE or have used it within the past 12 months

  • you have oily skin and/or very large pores on your forehead (the pigment may not hold on you or it may heal very powdery and fuzzy with loss of detail)

  • if your skin is very delicate, fragile, sensitive or problematic. The older we get the more fragile and thin our skin gets. People aged 60 and up wont have as good of results as younger more plump skin, and may experience loss of detail, discoloration, or additional blurring

  • are pregnant or nursing

  • are allergic to Lidocaine 

  • are highly prone to scarring or keloids

  • are epileptic

  • are diabetic 

  • are under the age of 18

  • have skin that is unhealthy or troubled

  • have health issues that could possibly impair the healing of you cosmetic procedure

  • are taking any type of blood thinners including vitamins


I strongly advise prospective new clients to book their first Microblading appointment at least 3-4 months in advance of Vacations, Weddings, and special occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your Initial Microblading Appointment as well as a Touch-Up Appointment 6-8 Weeks after.

Do Results Vary?

Yes - colour retention and overall results are different for each individual. Factors such as sun exposure, skin type, aftercare, lifestyle and skin tone determine how your brows heal. The final results are not guaranteed to replace makeup- you may still need to use a pencil or powder to create your own unique, desired look. The ultimate goal is to have natural looking, balanced brows.

What is covered in the initial cost? 

My current pricing is $450 for microblading or $500 for microblading+shading. This cost covers your initial appointment and your touch up appointment which will occur 6-8 weeks after your initial appointment. I strongly advise booking a consultation. The cost is $50 but can be applied towards your initial appointment. 

How Long will Microblading last?

While results differ from person to person microblading will untlimately last anywhere from 12 months to 3 years. I do recommend having your brows touched up once a year to keep them looking fresh. 

Important Pre-care 

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure

  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face

  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to treatment

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure.

  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior 

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)

  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo

  • Do not consume coffee, tea or any caffeine 24 hours before your procedure

  • Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood) 24 hours before your procedure

What to Expect After Mircoblading

What to expect with your eyebrows the first 2-5 days after treatment

  • flaking

  • tenderness/redness/swelling

  • weeping (lymph fluid)

  • dry and itchy

  • very dark (at this point they will be 50% darker then after a weeks time)

  • they make look thicker and/or block like as scabs form

What to expect with your eyebrows the first 5-10 days after treatment

  • you may or may not still have some flaking, scabbing and dryness - everyone heals differently

  • at this point your body is growing a new layer of skin underneath those scabs and over the area which has been microbladed. Your body does this to protect your skin that has been opened during the microblading process from infection. 

  • Your brows may look patchy, have uneven colour and some spots may even look faded. Do not panic! As you continue to heal your colour will even out and lighten. 

What to expect with your eyebrows the first 11-28 days after treatment

  • At this point that new layer of skin will be starting to shed away making your mircoblading more visible. 

  • Your eyebrows will be 20%-30% lighter than what you left with at your appointment

  • Patches and gaps are normal and these will be touched up during your next appointment - microblading is a process

  • One brow may also be lighter than the other depending on what side you sleep on

  • Colour fluctuations are also natural and depend on your complexion/undertones

  • It can take a little while for the colour to come back through to its proper potential


While there are many uncontrolled factors of how your microblading will heal, how well your brows heal is primarily up to you. It is very important to follow the instructions listed here for your brows to heal properly. If you are not prepared to follow ALL aftercare instructions please do not consider having this procedure done.

Microblading Aftercare

  • do not expose your brow area to the pressure of the water in the shower 

  • no sun (tanning included) for the first 2 weeks

  • no sweating (sauna, gym, working out etc.,) for the first 2 weeks

  • no swimming or submersing your brows in water for long periods of time for the first 2 weeks

  • no makeup, creams, exfoliants, or any other products in the brow area

  • do not itch, scratch or rub your brows

  • DO NOT PICK AT YOUR SCABS - let them fall off naturally

  • do not apply any anti-aging products, creams, serums, exfoliants, face washes or moisturizers to your brow area for 2 weeks

  • no botox for at least 2 weeks

  • do not wax or colour your brows for 2 weeks

  • do not tweeze your micro bladed brows - you may tweeze around them but not on them

  • sleep on a freshly washed pillowcase 


On the first day ONLY - Do not wet your brows for a minimum of 24 hours post procedure. Gently blot every 1-2 hours with tissue to soak up lymph fluids and avoid large scabbing which can lift the pigment. 


For the next 7-10 days (or until the area appears to be healed e.g.: scabbing and flaking is gone)  GENTLY cleanse your brow area with your mild soap. Apply a small amount of ointment after cleansing to each brow. Repeat this process every morning and every night. If they are feeling too dry you may apply a very small amount of your ointment to them once throughout the day. As a general rule: If your skin is oily you will need less ointment. If it is on the dry side you may need more. 


Please abide by these steps for the next 10 days. Failure to follow the aftercare instructions may result in your brows becoming infected and can jeopardize your chances of a successful procedure. 

If a reaction or infection does occur, please seek medical attention. 

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