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The technique of microblading has a variety of names: micro-stroking, eyebrow embroidery, feather brow, bladed brows, 3D brows. It's a technique which deposits pigment into the dermis layer of the skin manually with a hand held tool. It is a form of semi-permanent cosmetics, but with a much more natural effect. Microblading can last 1-3 years, depending on after care, skin type, skin care products, etc. Microblading is a two step process; the first initial procedure and a touch-up appointment after six weeks.
What to EXPECT 
Immediately after the treatment, the color will appear darker then it will eventually be. This is because the pigment takes around seven days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After 7-10 days, exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter color below. The result is a natural looking enhancement. As the treated area is settling down, itching may occur. This is a good sign as it means the skin is healing. It is common to have some areas fade more than others and to push some of the pigment out the firt time. This is part of the healing process. Some strokes will appear to be gone, but more times then not, when the resurface they oxidize and take on a new life. Week three seems to be the 'sweet spot' to have them apprear again. 
Suggestions for before MICROBLADING  
-Botox should be given 3 weeks prior or 3 weeks after the procedure.  -No chemical peels 60 days before or 60 days after.
-No Retinols/Retin-A's, or other anti-aging creams or serums.
-Do not work out the day of the procedure.
-Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
-Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, or Ibuprofen 24 hrs before the procedure.
-No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure.
-Must have been off Accutane for 1 year. 
Contraindications for MICROBLADING  
-Pregnant or Nursing
-Chemotherapy (consult a Doctor)
-Viral infection or disease
-Pacemaker or major heart problems
-Organ transplant
-Skin irritations or Psoriasis near treated area
-Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
-Botox in the past 3 weeks
-Accutane in the past year
After-care for MICROBLADING  
Just a side note: Perfection is the goal, but everyone's skin is different and will react differently to the procedure of Semi-Permanent Brows. Some skin will heal faster than others, some skin will retain the pigment longer, some of us will be harder on our skin than others, and all skin is aging. NOBODIES eyebrows are exactly the same. The goal is to make them match as closely as possible, but nature does play a role in the contour of the brows. 
-Do not get the brows wet for 14 days.
-Do not put anything (water, make-up, lotions, etc.) on the brows for 14 days or until healed. 
-Do not sweat for 14 days.
-Do not use any Retin-A in the brow area before or after healing.
-Do not use a tanning bed for a month...preferably never!
-Try not to sleep on your face for the first 10 days. 
Note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days.
Yearly touch-ups are recommended. 
To view my complete portfolio of work, visit my Instagram page @meganhewardsalon 
How to book your APPOINTMENT  
Call or text me at 208-681-6406 to book an appointment. $50 deposit required when booking. Deposit will be used toward the fee of the appointment. Minimum of 24 hour notice to cancel or change or appointment. Failure to do so will forfeit your deposit. 
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