Microblading is a manual, semi-permanent eyebrow procedure that can be beneficial to anyone who wants fuller, natural looking brows. Whether you overplucked your brows in the 90s, lost your brows due to alopecia, need more of an arch/shape or just need help filling in your brows, then microblading is for you! Microblading creates a soft, natural appearance of full brows with refined hair-like strokes stylized with a manual hand tool and pigment.
Hello all, my name is Lexie Mick. A little about me – I’ve been working in the beauty industry for over 10 years now. I am a licensed cosmetologist and certified aesthetician for microblading and microshading.
Being an Ohio native, I moved to Los Angeles in early 2011 to pursue my passion and further my education in the beauty industry. Since then, I received my Associates of Arts Degree in Beauty Merchandising & Marketing, from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in DTLA.
After graduating, I didn’t want my beauty education to stop there, so I enrolled and earned my certificate from Cinema Makeup School’s Master Makeup Program. This experience helped to greatly expand my makeup artistry and knowledge in beauty, special effects, tv/film, prosthetics, character and hairstyling. From there, I started working for NYX Cosmetics as their product development coordinator working through the whole process of developing an array of cosmetics and products.
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo process that uses a bladed, hand tool with tiny needles to deposit pigment into the upper region of the the dermis (it does not go as deep as a normal tattoo would, therefore, it is semi permanent). It creates very fine, crisp strokes that mimic real hair to create a fuller, natural looking brow.
Do not tan 2 weeks prior or be sunburned
Do not work out the day of your session.
Do not take any pain relievers (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc. as these will thin your blood).Do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours before the procedure.
No caffeine on the day of the procedure.
No waxing or tinting for 3 days before the procedure.
No botox 2 weeks before your session.
Note that you might be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
Microblading can take up to 2-2 ½ for the initial session. I like to take my time without rushing to make sure you are satisfied. Then a touch up session is required 4-6 weeks after the initial session and typically takes an 1-1 ½ (The touch up session solidifies the first session by filling in any spots that the skin may have not taken as well).
Microblading can last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure and how well you take care of your brows. Some client’s prefer getting a 6 month or annual touch up to keep their brows looking fresh and crisp, while others wait longer. Please note that client’s who choose a lighter pigment shade or ones who didn’t follow the aftercare instructions properly may need more frequent touch ups.
The following factors may cause your microblading to fade quicker:
Sun exposure (However, applying sunscreen to your microbladed brows will help to keep them crisp and fresh longer)
Exposure to salt water
I will numb you with a topical numbing cream for 20 minutes before beginning the procedure to help minimize any discomfort. Most clients feel little to no pain, but it depends on your pain tolerance. I also have a numbing gel for mid procedure that I can apply to keep you numb and as comfortable as possible, which helps a lot.
Your eyebrows may appear slightly darker and bolder than normal due to natural scabbing and healing for 7-10 days. Some slight redness/swelling and itch during the healing process post procedure is normal. Do not wash the procedure area or apply makeup for 24 hours and never touch the area with your fingers as they may have bacteria on them and cause an infection. After 24 hours, you may GENTLY wash your brows with a nonfragrant, mild soap and water. Aquaphor will be your new best friend. Use a clean cotton swab to gently roll on a VERY thin layer of Aquaphor 5 times daily for 7-10 days. Never drag or scrub while cleaning your brows or applying the Aquaphor. Avoid contact with the sun, sauna, Jacuzzis, pools, ocean, steam rooms, animals and gardening. Also, avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days. DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area as this can cause loss of pigment and scarring. I will go over all of this after your initial session and send you home with my aftercare instructions and a sample packet of Aquaphor. TRUST THE HEALING PROCESS! 🙂
Please note that microblading and powder ombre may seem a little darker than anticipated immediately after the first session, however, microblading will soften and lighten up to 40% after it has healed. Powder ombre will soften and lighten up to 60% after it has healed.