WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
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WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a manual form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing which applies pigment in feathering strokes to mimic the appearance of hair. The manual tool is a small, fixed, sterile, and disposable blade with various amounts of needles, and lasts about 6-18 months on average.
At Charm City Microblading, we recognize that no pair of brows are the same, and each comes with its own unique needs. It is for this reason that no stencils are used, all mapping is done by hand, and each pattern is customized to suit the natural growth pattern of each individual brow, so our clients walk away with the most natural looking brows for their face, regardless of how much help is actually needed. The cost of the appointment includes the consultation, initial appointment, and the follow up/refining appointment 4-8 weeks after the initial appointment.
How long does microblading last?
After the initial and refining appointments, microblading can be expected to last between 6 and 18 months. Depending on skin type/care, microblading has the potential to last as up to 2 years, or as little as 1 year. Maintenance touch up appointments are recommended every 6 to 18 months.
Does microblading hurt?
Everyone is different, but we do our best to ensure our clients are as comfortable as possible, and administer numbing products multiple times throughout the session! Most our clients experience no pain at all, while others have described it as a mild to moderate discomfort. Some may experience temporary swelling or tenderness, which is totally normal.
Am I a candidate for microblading?
Most people are! However, if you are pregnant or nursing, it is best to wait!
If any of the following apply, please bring this to our attention prior to your appointment. Not all are total deterrents, but things to be cautious about, and we'll want to address them with you in advance if you:
Have had previous permanent makeup
Are allergic to anesthetics and/or certain metals
Lupus, anemia, or liver disease
Have shingles, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, or a rash or sunburn on your face
Are pregnant or nursing
Are prone to keloids and heavy scarring
Are undergoing chemotherapy
Are currently on Accutane or thyroid medications
Are currently on steroids or blood thinners
Have had Botox within a month from appointment
Have had Acutane within the last year
How many treatments are needed?
Microblading requires a minimum of two sessions, 4-6 weeks apart. Touch-ups are normal and expected for all cosmetic tattoo procedures. Additional sessions will be charged according to our current pricing. Final results cannot be guaranteed, as each skin type retains and breaks down pigment differently. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors (such as pigment shade used, lifestyle, iron deficiency, and skincare regimen). A re-evaluation takes place at the refining appointment to determine how the skin has received the pigment, and any necessary changes will be made. The refining appointment is recommended 4-6 weeks post initial appointment. People with lighter hair, correction work or sparse eyebrows may require more than one follow-up to reach their desired look at an additional cost.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
In order to avoid excessive bleeding/poor color deposit, please do not drink alcohol any less than 24 hours before your tattoo, consume coffee or take Aspirin or Ibuprofen the day of your procedure, as all of these thin the blood. We also encourage our clients to bring photos of themselves with their brows filled in, or even just photos of their brow goals, to help us understand their personal style.
What are the immediate results? What should I expect?
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Please view the detailed Aftercare page.
How do I take care of my new eyebrows/cosmetic tattoo?
You will be given aftercare products, as well as aftercare instructions, after each appointment. For full details on aftercare and what to expect, you can also visit the Aftercare page.
Pigment is applied with a microblade in feathering strokes to mimic the appearance of hair. Cost of the appointment includes the consultation, initial appointment, and the follow up/refining appointment 4-8 weeks of the initial appointment.
Touch Up $200*
A fine, soft, natural line is created to add depth and definition to your eyes, and causing the lashes to appear more full. Color/thickness of tattoo is individualized. Cost includes a touch up appointment within 30 days of original appointment.
Starting at $500
Tattooed freckles have quickly become the latest beauty trend, and are now available at Charm City Microblading! Application includes up to three different shades, and varying sizes, for the most natural results.
Faux Freckles $200
Beauty Marks $150
Enhances the beauty of the natural lip color, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fullness. Cost includes a refining appointment 6-8 weeks after the initial appointment.
Lip Blush $600