Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo procedure used to replace lost brows or make eyebrows appear fuller. Our trained skin care specialists use a combination of hair-like strokes and shading to create a natural looking brow. Although this technique is a tattoo, the pigment is placed closer to the surface of the skin allowing for the tattoo to naturally fade over a two year time period. This gives us the opportunity to customize and change brow shape and color as you age.
Number of Treatments
1 initial treatment and 1 touch up about 4-6 weeks later
2.5 hours initial treatment, 1.5 hour touch up
Most patients experience slight inflammation immediately following the procedure. The area may slightly and lightly scab. Your eyebrows may appear darker immediately following the treatment however will fade over a 2 week period to reach your desired result.
Our specialists perform this semi-permanent procedure by using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigment matched to your specific color to artistically place hair-like strokes to form a natural looking eyebrow. This procedure is used to partially replace missing or thinning eyebrow hair. Our team of providers have been fully trained so that only the most discerning eye will know it is not your real hair.
As we are building brows, this is a series of appointments. Your first appointment is about 2 1/2 hours. The first 45 minutes is all about designing and customizing your brows. The next 1 and 45 minutes are spent performing the procedure, placing precise hair strokes. Four to six weeks later, we will see you for your perfection appointment. This is where we build on the inital strokes to add depth and dimension. Healing and recovery are unique to every patient.
Different skin types retain pignment in different ways and for different length of time. Some patients may require a touch up after 6 months. Others may not need a touch up for 2 years.
Things that affect your tattoo:
Heavy sweating or exercise
If you are tired of penciling in your eyebrows Microblading may be a great choice for you.
Am I a candidate for Microblading?
During an initial consultation our skin care specialist will listen to your concerns and discuss the risks and benefits of Microblading. You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding at appointment times.
Is Microblading painful?
This procedure can be slightly uncomfortable. We will discuss numbing options with you. The sound of the tattooing process is typicallywhat bothers patients so we suggest bringing some headphones.
What are the side effects of Microblading?
Most patients experience slight inflammation immediately following the procedure. The area may slightly and lightly scab. Your eyebrows may appear darker immediately following the treatment however will fade over a 2 week period to reach your desired result. Patients are encouraged to visit the office after one month for a touch up treatment. Tattooed brows will last 6 months to 2 years depending on the skin type and care.
How much does Microblading cost?
The cost for a Microblading session is $650. This fee includes both the initial consult, the first treatment appointment and the perfection session 4-6 weeks later.
$650 includes the initial consult, first treatment, and 4-6 week touch-up.
6 month touch up costs $250
Is there anything I should stop using prior to treatment?
Please avoid Aspirin, ibuprofen, Retin A, and Renova. Drinking alcohol the day of or the day before your session can increase bleeding and affect the color retention.
How long is each appointment?
Consult: 30 minutes
1st treatment: 2 1/2 hours
2nd treatment: 1 1/2 hours
The life of your brows:
Many things can affect the color and life of your tattooed brows. Your skin type is number one. Oliy skin breaks up and fades the tattoo faster than dry skin. Topical treatments like tretinoin can also increase fading of your new brows. Continue using tretinoin after your brows have healed, but avoid rubbing the cream directly over your brows.
How can skin care products help me?
Skin care products, ones that are either dispensed in a physician’s office or sold by prescription, break down the sticky glue between the dead skin cells of the epidermis, causing them to exfoliate. There are literally hundreds of skin care products available on the market—Retin A, Tretinoin, glycolic acid, just to name a few. There are two things you should remember about all these products. One, they all do the same thing, and two, they are all equally effective. It ultimately comes down to your physician’s clinical experience in dealing with your particular skin type and your satisfaction with the product price, look, and feel. It may come down to trial and error when trying to find the correct fit. Skin care products are at the lowest rung of the ladder of skin rejuvenation. Results will be subtle and generally take 3–4 months to materialize. These products will typically improve the appearance of your skin from point A to point B, but most of us expect to see significant improvements. We want to be up at point D, E and F, and we want it yesterday. Skin care products alone won’t get you there, but they are an important first step in the rejuvenation process. Individuals looking for better and faster results need to move up the ladder and consider in-office resurfacing.
The Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre Difference:
Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Nogan actively participates in all treatment plans. With so many options available today, it is important to trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nogan and his team work together to develop individual treatment plans that will address your concerns and meet your expectations. We use Visia to measure treatment results because skin care should not be subjective. At Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre, we offer an array of skin care treatments that are tried and true. This promotes confidence that you are receiving the right treatment and products to achieve your best skin.