Microblading is a manual tattooing technique used to deposit pigment into the epidermis by means of a tiny, sterile, disposable needle. Hair-like strokes mimic natural hairs creating defined and exquisite brows.
At Nicole Popp Studio we create the most natural looking brows. The shape of eyebrow is calculated only according to the morphology of the face. The color is determined only according to the natural color of the hairs in the eyebrows and the hair. Symmetry is determined when the facial muscles are relaxed (when the client's eyes are closed.)
Although microblading (3D brows / eyebrow embroidery) is actual a type of permanent makeup application, it is still a separate and completely different skill. The comparison to classic permanent makeup which is done using a machine, microblading definitely provides a possibility to draw thinner hairs. Sterile microblade penetrates the superficial layer of the dermis. It consists of a series of needles which release the pigment into the skin using the space between them.
Microblading creates full and even brows, makes them sweat proof and waterproof, camouflages any scars or spares areas, and are semi-permanent allowing you to adjust your brow shape as you age.
What is the process?
Before the mircoblading procedure, Nicole sits down and works with you by shaping your brows with a pencil, allowing you to agree on the best color and shape to fit your face. During the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied for the comfort of the client. Aftercare and instructions will be provided according to your skin type. Initial complimentary touch up is done 6-8 weeks post procedure. Refreshing of the color is done once in 6 months to a year and a half depending on the skin type.
Consultation and brow design (30 minutes)
Numbing (30 minutes)
Microblading (1 hour)
Eyebrow Before Care
Do not exercise the day of the procedure.
Do not tan within 18 hours.
Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Viatmin E or Ibprofen 24 hours prior to procedure.
No alcohol or caffeine on the day of procedure.
No eyebrow waxing or tinting within 14 days.
Does it hurt?
Pain tolerance varies from person to person. A numbing anesthetic is used prior and during the procedure to ensure comfort. It is highly recommended to avoid tattooing during a menstrual cycle, as the skin can be hypersensitive.
Do you shave the brows?
We incorporate as much of the natural hair as possible. Any stray hairs that lay outside of the brow design will be removed.
Eyebrow After Care
After the procedure, you will be leaving with Microblade Healing Beads. Treatment is applied to the brow area 2-3 times per day for 5-7 days. Apply treatment with freshly clean hands.
Never touch the procedure area without washing your hands immediately before. It is important not to get the brows wet during the healing process. Starting on day three, if scabs begin to appear, do not wipe your brows - only dab till dry. You must be gentle to avoid pulling of scabs prematurely. Apart from the application of Microblade Healing Beads your brows should remain dry.
Do not scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready, the pigment underneath can be pulled out. Do not use any make up on the brows for at least 5 days post procedure. Keep out of the sun for seven days. Then after seven days, wear sunscreen to aid in the longevity of your tattoo.
After the procedure is completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine. Avoid scrubbing the area. No facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post procedure. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
What will it look and feel like after the procedure?
Redness is very minimal with no visible signs of swelling. Clients are able to return to work immediately following the procedure. After the numbing wears off there is usually a slight discomfort similar to a sunburn sensation. Immediately following the procedure the brows will appear crisp and dark. As the pigment oxidizes the brows will appear darker for the first 3-5 days. After the scabbing begins to peel, lighter and softer hair strokes will be present. The color will continue to soften over the next 6 weeks.
How long does it take to heal?
It takes about 10-14 days for the superficial layers of skin to close and heal. The deeper dermal layers of skin will take up to 6-8 weeks to fully heal. The initial 3-5 days will appear dark as scabs form, and light peeling will start around day 4 or 5, revealing much lighter and softer hair strokes.
What will my tattoo look like after its healed?
Once the scabbing peels the color will reduce by 30%-50%. The hair strokes will appear softer and more muted. The color will continue to soften for up to 6 weeks.
How long will it last?
After your complimentary touch-up the brows can last anywhere between 6 months- 2 years depending on:
Lifestyle, sun exposure, and any exfoliating products used on the skin.
Your skin type and speed of skin cell cycle - the faster your cells regenerate, the faster it will fade.
Color choice - lighter colors fade faster and darker colors last longer.
Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are or have the following:
Pregnant or nursing
Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
Viral infections and/or diseases
Pacemaker or major heart problems
Had an organ transplant
Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburns, acne, etc.)
Prone to keloids
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Used Accutane in the past year