The initial procedure takes about 2 hours, give or take. We start with the mapping or shaping of the brows using your natural face shape and bone structure, as well as many tools to measure and ensure brows are as
even as possible.
Once we both agree on a good shape, then we can start the Microblading/Shading process. I “prep” the brows by doing a gentle exfoliation so I can apply numbing cream to ease any discomfort. Honestly, it isn’t very painful at all in most people’s opinion. Fun Fact: Most of my clients say tweezing their brows hurts worse.
I then go in and create the initial brow strokes, then apply the liquid anesthetic again, so that when I go back over strokes for the second pass, and/or begin shading, you won’t feel much, if anything at all! The final step is a pigment mask to ensure color is retained well! And voila! You have beautiful, new brows!
Before the Procedure
Prior to coming in to your appointment, you will receive Client Consent forms that must be filled out ahead of time. I will send these to you via your email to be filled out electronically.
You will also receive a set of pre-care instructions to follow leading up to your appointment that include some restrictions such as limiting any blood thinning agents (alcohol, ibuprofen, etc.) at least 48 hours prior to your appointment. This is to ensure we have minimal bleeding during your appointment to receive better retention.
Think: if blood is pushing out the pigment we are trying to implant, very little pigment will stay when healed.
As always, if any questions arise ahead of your appointment, please don't hesitate to reach out! I am happy to answer questions and ensure you have the most positive experience with Brows by Sara Jean!
After the Procedure
Understanding the brow healing process after a brow treatment is essential to avoid unneeded stress and anxiety over the stages your brow will go through.
Brow Healing Timeline:
Day 1: Brows are darker and bolder than they will be fully healed. Any redness or pink skin (if any) should subside by the end of the day.
Days 2-5: Any scabbing of strokes begins and brows may start to itch and look thicker.
Days 5-10: Skin’s dead cells may begin to flake and peeling might begin around the edges of the eyebrows - do not pick!
Day 10 - 15: Any dead skin cells that have flaked off result in exfoliation, sometimes revealing no definite visible color in the skin
Day 15 - 30: Pigment in the skin continues to oxidize and microbladed strokes begin to reappear in color intended. Some strokes may come back looking patchy or faded (6 to 12 week touch-up is needed as the final step!)
Touch-Up Day: Brows are fully healed and ready for finishing touches.