Microblading is a form of tattooing. Unlike a regular tattoo, “microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. Microblading is a form of Semi Permanent Makeup which is created using a handheld tool made up of 6 to 14 micro-needles making up a blade. The pigment is inserted into the upper layer of the skin (the epidermis). Since the color is impacted closer to the skins service the lines and color appear crisper than a traditional tattoo and mirrors 3D hair strokes. Brow and Lash offers Eyebrow Tattoo, Shaping, Waxing, 3D Microblading & Permanent Makeup by Korean Esthetician Cecilia Lim in Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, WA.
Book a 30 minute complimentary consultation and find the best options for your perfect brows!
Eyebbrow Microblading Before & After Photos
Complimentary Consultation – Free
Please book a consultation prior to scheduling your Initial Brow Transformation. The best way is to come in to the salon and met with your Microblading Specialist for a quick 15 minute consultation OR you can contact the salon and send photos of your brows with a detailed explanation of the desired look!
Initial Brow Transformation – $450
Your first microblading appointment will be scheduled after a complimentary consultation. We will numb the area and create a brow map to perfectly compliment all your facial features. After you have signed off on the shape we will begin creating the hairlike strokes to blend with your natural brow hairs or create a brand new look!
Perfecting Session Complimentary Following Initital – Free
6-8 weeks following your initial appointment we will have you come back in to add any extra hairstrokes and see how the skin has healed and make any necessary adjustments to the pigment. After this appointment you will have 12-18 months of flawless brows!
Color Boost – $250
Your Color Boost appointment should be scheduled 12-18 months following your initial brow transformation or your last color boost. At this appointment we can alter pigment colors and shapes.
Approximate Healing Schedule for Permanent Cosmetics
What to Expect
What you see is about 20-40% darker, bolder and more solid that what your healed result will present. Under the pigment, the skin is red and pigment has been deposited into the layer of skin containing dead skin cells; combined giving the appearance of darker color. There may be minimal swelling but because typically the eyebrow area does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. The top layers of skin will begin to shed on about day 3-5, and you will see a loss of color. This is normal, and the pigment that was deposited superficially will come off with the skin it is embedded within. DO NOT HELP IT! Let it peel on its own. To pull the skin off, you will remove ‘plugs’ of dermal pigments as it has not detached itself completely at this point.
Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. Don’t scratch them.
The skin is now in the throes of rapid exfoliation and if left alone, will shed evenly. The color under the exfoliating skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis takes on its more transparent characteristics.
Now is the time to critique your brows as you have had a full cycle of cellular regeneration in which the tattoo has now become part of the dermis, seen under the epidermis.
Permanent Cosmetics After Care Instructions
Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of color is to be expected. This is the purpose of the touch-up visit. Please review the following directions and refer to them as necessary. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact your technician.
- Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling. Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen the morning after facial procedures.
- Wash your hands before touching any treated area. Cotton-tipped applicators may be used to gently cleanse the eye area. Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust, etc., that can stick to healing agents. Apply recommended healing agents sparingly.
- Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection.
- No makeup is to be applied for 72 hours after the procedure. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara. Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks.
- Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs, (tub baths if body area treated), saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use for 2 weeks following your procedure.
- Use a good sunscreen daily. Sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics and may cause irritation even years later.
- If you are planning chemical exfoliation, MRI, or other medical procedure, please inform your physician of your cosmetic tattoo.
- If you donate blood, it is a Red Cross policy that you must wait one year after any tattooing procedure in unregulated states – check if restrictions apply to you.