As the microblading technique becomes even more popular, I felt the need to explain a part of the process. The touch up. Most technicians offer a follow-up or touch up appointment 6-8 weeks after the initial microblading appointment. After the first appointment, one can expect their eyebrows to be intense, dark or bold. This is OK! After 7-10 days, you will notice the brows to appear much lighter.
Now this part varies per technician. The number of hair strokes added and if they did a combination of microblading and shading will depend on how much will need to be done during the touch up. At my studio, I prefer to start with strokes that are not too close together and a slightly lighter color. Why the sparse strokes? To avoid them blurring together … the point of microblading is for it to heal looking LIKE hair strokes, not a solid powder brow. I will explain in detail shading/microshading in another post.
This young lady came to the studio wanting to enhance her natural shape and make her brows a little fuller. Top left is her natural brows with no makeup. Top Right, immediately right after the first appointment, microblading only no shading. After 6 weeks she returned for her touch up. Bottom LEFT was taken before applying the numbing cream. As you can see, the strokes healed lighter and softer. Bottom RIGHT is the final brow. (NO FILTERS WERE USED IN ANY OF THE PHOTOS)
The full healing process, what to do and what not to do should be explained by your technician BEFORE they start the microblading. After care instructions will vary depending on skin type, as with how long the microblading will last. Another popular question. Most will say up to 2 years. Starting/stopping certain medications, physical activities, facial products along with the technicians technique and pigment used are all factors of retention. Personally, I have had the microblading done twice, 2 years apart. If one wants a more permanent solution, then choose permanent makeup artist who specializes in that technique, like me!
3D Eyebrows….also called microblading….what is it?
“The Real Brows™ method is an innovative new technique designed for drawing thin 3D hair strokes about 1 mm under the skin’s surface using a specially designed tool and all-natural pigment (no machines). The Real Brows™ method can fill in sparse brows or create a new brow. Unlike traditional eyebrow tattoos, the Real Brows™ method won’t leave a flat dull look and is a much safer treatment. The “3D” effect adds realism to the end result; which makes this the perfect procedure for Men and Women seeking to improve the look of their brows. Real Brows™ lasts 6 months to 2 years and fade completely without leaving a shadow behind. To maintain Real Brows™, touch ups are necessary every 6 – 9 months”.
How is this different from classic or traditional eyebrow tattoos? The pigment applied during the 3D technique does not penetrate the skin as deep as the traditional tattoo, thus making it semi permanent. Eyebrows really define the face…the correct shape, length and color could make a major difference in your total appearance.
I had the procedure done the Summer of 2015 and I cannot express how happy I am to wake up each morning and have my brows already filled and shaped. The pain level…on a scale from 1-10, was about a 2 at first. Once the second round of anesthetics set in I didn’t feel anything. Please keep in mind everyone is different! Here is a video of my experience…
The eyebrows we very dark at first, after the recommended healing time, I was able to wash my brows and the remaining color was much lighter and more natural. Yes this is me below!
I decided to have my brows semi-permanently filled to save time in the morning, to always come out of the water with beautiful brows and of course to promote this awesome service!
Contact your local artist by searching these key words in your area: microblading, 3d eyebrows, floating eyebrows, semi permanent eyebrows or eyebrow embroidery.
For the 757 area, contact Eye Deux, Inc
(757)742-3389 or to schedule your appointment http://www.EyeDeux.com
Part 2 of Eyelash Enhancements, Allergies and Allergic Reactions
A large portion of the population (up to 15%) has severe allergies to medical tape and band aids. Many of these people are not aware of the allergy until they have lash extensions applied. The under eye stickers are similar to medical tape and the skin around the eyes is much more sensitive and sensitive than the skin on the rest of the body… This allergy can appear at any time. Symptoms can develop after years of using lash extensions or they can appear the first time the product is used. To rule out tape allergies, use no stickers or tape on these clients. For most people, gel pass are a good substitute, for others, a plastic mascara shield… Tape allergies squally present themselves to the whole eye area, not just redness and swelling along the upper lash line.
Please inform your certified lash stylist of ANY irritation during the eyelash extensions application and/or after you leave the studio. If you experience this during the application, your stylist should be able to stop and either adjust the tape/ pads or replace with a different material to make the appointment more relaxing. If you experience this AFTER the appointment, contact your lash stylist so that they may record this in your file and use another material during your next appointment.
Almost two years ago the latest technique with eyelash extensions started in Russia. The Owner of EyeDeux has traveled to learn this new technique and has brought it to VA! What is is called? VOLUME LASHES!
What are Volume Lashes?
2D-6D lashes or Volume lashes are thicker, fuller lashes compared to the classic semi-permanent extensions. This technique was started in Russia and has taken the Lash World by storm….EyeDeux is the FIRST in the Hampton Roads are of Virginia to offer this technique.
How does Volume eyelash extensions differ from the Classic eyelash extensions?
Classic eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes at a ratio of 1:1. The Volume technique allows 2-6 eyelash extensions to be attached to 1 natural lash.
Is this safe/healthy for my natural lashes?
YES! The eyelash extensions used for the Volume technique are much thinner in diameter therefore very little weight is added to your lashes including the adhesive.
How do I know I can get Volume lashes?
Consult your trained technician! Most people are able to get at least the 2D volume effect while some are able to get 6D. This is based upon the health of your natural lashes, their diameter and length.
Can I get more length with this new Volume technique?
NO! The focus is on VOLUME. If the extensions are too long, more weight is added to your natural lash and most likely to shed prematurely.
Does this process cost more?……
For more info visit our web site HERE!