Microblading

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Microblading is a cutting-edge semi-permanent procedure that can augment and enhance your brows. During the procedure, pigment is manually deposited into the first (epidermis) layer of the skin using a delicate needle and individual strokes.

FAQ

WHY MICROBLADING?
- There are a number of reasons that our clients choose Microblading over alternative procedures.
Microblading is semi-permanent and less invasive than traditional cosmetic tattooing. The Microblade only penetrates the epidermis layer of skin, meaning that it will naturally fade and disappear over time.
Microblading is more natural looking than traditional cosmetic tattooing.
Microblading fades out over an 8 - 24 month period. This means that as styles change, you aren’t stuck with the same look.
Microblading is safe and works extremely well for clients who have suffered hair loss due to illness or other reasons.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
- Microblading produces semi-permanent results, lasting anywhere from 8-24 months if never touched up. How quickly the strokes fade depend on how a client’s skin retains pigment, and how well the brows are taken care of.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
- Microblading appointments are 1 - 2 hours in length. The procedure is equal parts technical and artistic, and our Brow Specialist strives to spend as much time with each client as possible to ensure the best results.
Microblading appointments begin with the Brow Specialist taking an overview of your face, analyzing your bone structure, eye placement, and face shape. Your Specialist will then discuss what you would like to achieve with your brows in terms of shape, thickness, size, colour, arch, and personal preference. Measurements will be taken, your brows will be filled in with a pencil, plucked/waxed if needed, and outlined. From there, your Brow Specialist will make a few strokes to scratch the skin, and apply the numbing cream which will take about 5 - 15 minutes to set in. After that, the most appropriate colour and type of pigment will be determined to best suit you. This selection will depend partly on personal preference, but will also depend on skin colour, undertone, hair colour, and eye colour. After your Brow Specialist has mixed your pigment shade, they will begin to Microblade your brows, checking periodically, to ensure balance and symmetry.

DOES IS HURT?
- Your comfort is our number one priority which is why we offer two forms of numbing. Topical anesthetic cream for numbing before and during your procedure or injectable (only available in a physicians office) prior to the procedure.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
- Healing time is approximately 10 - 14 days depending on how well your skin heals, but that time period is only for the top layer of skin. Microblading takes 30 days to heal fully. After the procedure area has healed, a touch up appointment will be needed. The process is not considered complete without it!
Your touch-up appointment will be booked 4 - 6 weeks after your initial appointment. At the touch up, your Brow Specialist will be able to determine how your skin has healed, and if they will need to make any adjustments to the colour, needle size, or depth at which the needle is inserted into the skin. The Brow Specialist will be able to solidify the strokes done at the first appointment, as well as fill in any sparse areas, and place strokes between the already healed strokes.
During healing, it's normal to experience moderate pigment loss (40% - 60% on average). This is why the touch up appointment is so critical. The process of Microblading is only considered to be complete once your brows have healed following the touch up appointment.

WHAT KIND OF PIGMENTS ARE USED?
- We use only inorganic mineral and synthetic pigments. There are organic pigments on the market, but there is a significantly higher chance of infection and unwanted bacterial growth with these kinds of pigments.
Arched has a wide range of pigments as we want to provide you with the best possible results. Your Brow Specialist will custom mix your pigment shade to match personal preference, hair colour, skin tone, etc. Please let us know of any allergies or sensitivities prior to your appointment. We can always do a patch test on your arm during the consultation if you require.

ARE THERE FACTORS THAT WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO GET MICROBLADING?
- We can NOT perform Microblading if you:
Are under 18 years of age
Are pregnant or nursing
Are undergoing chemotherapy (or have undergone Chemo in the past 12 months)
If you have been on prescription Accutane within 1 year
Are sick or unwell
Have any Keloid scars
Have moles on the procedure area
Have a distinctive previous tattoo on the procedure area
Have a skin disorder or rash anywhere on your body
Have a facial sunburn
Had Botox or any facial laser treatment done within 2 weeks before your appointment
Have any viral infection or immunodeficiency

COST
- Consultation (Optional)                  -Free
- Microblading                                  -400
- Initial Touch Up                              -50
(4 - 6 weeks after initial microblading appointment, required to achieve full results)
- Touch-Up (Within 12 months)        -220
Touch up rates are for current clients only. If you have had previous microblading or micropigmentation, full rates apply, and a consult must be booked.