FAQS - Phibrows Microblading
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that involves manually tattooing hair-like strokes onto the eyebrows to enhance their appearance. It provides a fuller and more defined look, especially for individuals with thin or sparse eyebrows. The technique uses a handheld tool with small needles to deposit pigment into the skin, creating natural-looking results. The procedure takes a few hours to complete and may require touch-up sessions every 6 to 12 months to maintain the desired look.
How does Microblading work?
A sequence of very superficial cuts are made where I deposit pigment creating fuller more dense brows.
Can microblading hide scarring?
Yes, in most cases microblading does a great job at hiding scarring. To ensure you are a candidate for microblading, I will need to review the scar beforehand.
Does microblading work on all skin colors?
Microblading can work on various skin types, including normal, dry, oily, and combination skin. However, it's important to note that the results and longevity of microblading may vary depending on individual factors such as skin texture, oiliness, and natural skin cell turnover.
Does Microblading look natural?
As a skilled technician I use a precise technique to create hair-like strokes that blend seamlessly with your existing eyebrows. By mimicking the natural direction and pattern of your brow hairs, I provide you with fuller, more defined eyebrows. My high-quality pigments and attention to detail ensure a result that appears authentic and complements your facial features. "Trust my professional experience to deliver the beautiful, natural brows you desire."
How long do the results last?
Microblading results will generally last anywhere from 12 to 24 months with proper aftercare and follow-up visits. Skin type and a person’s lifestyle can impact the longevity of the microblading result.
Does microblading hurt?
I use a topical anesthetic to numb the area so the vast majority of my male clients report very little to no discomfort at all.
How much does male microblading cost?
For pricing please refer to our Pricelist.
How long does the appointment take?
The average appointment time is 2 - 3 hours from start to finish. Please reserve 3 hrs. to make sure I create the best form Brows. Most of the time is spent consulting with the client first and determining their goals and expectations, selecting the colors and drawing the eyebrow shape. The actual treatment itself lasts about 1 hr 15 minutes.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
Before your treatment at SIGNATURE BROWS, I encourage my clients to look for their ideal eyebrows on social media and the Internet. Eyebrows are not a one-size-fits-all, so it’s important for me to understand what it is that you would like for your desired result.
Save any pictures you find and show me at your appointment. I will work with you to customize your brows for the look you want while also using the “golden ratio” when mapping out your eyebrow shape to maximize the ideal facial proportions.
Starting one week before your appointment do not tan or have a sunburn, avoid plucking, waxing, threading or any hair removal services, do not use retinols/retin-A or other anti-aging/acne creams around the eyebrow area and do not apply any chemicals on or around the eyebrows.
48 hours prior to your session do not take any aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin, vitamin E, fish oils (omega-3) or CoQ10.
24 hours prior to your session avoid alcohol and all caffeine related beverages.
What is the healing time?
The entire healing process will take 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several different phases during the healing cycle. Please check the HEALING PROCESS PAGE
The pigment will appear very dark immediately following the procedure and may get darker the next day.
After the recovery period (peeling phase) the brows will be very light, you might even think they went away! Even with the proper care, clients will peel/fade more in different areas which may leave the brows looking patchy or uneven during this phase. It is absolutely normal. This is the reason why most clients need a touch up after 4-6 weeks.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes on dry skin. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from our eyebrows. The final look of your eyebrows will be apparent approximately 30 days after your procedure.
Never rub the treated area as it will disturb the skin from naturally healing.
Once completely healed (after 30 days) always apply a SPF 30 to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color of the pigment to fade away more quickly.
What is the post-treatment care?
Do not get your eyebrows wet for 10 days post procedure. No heavy sweating for 10 days post procedure as well. Stay out of the sun and water while your eyebrows are healing.
Who is NOT a good candidate for Microblading?
If you have any of the following skin conditions on or surrounding your brow area you may not be the best candidate for Microblading. Eczema, Psoriasis, Keratosis Pilaris, a current sunburn in or around the area, have heart conditions (which usually cause you to be on blood thinners), large pores and or very oily skin.
Will touch-ups be needed?
YES! The best results generally come from a two-step treatment. Touch-ups allow me to view how the color is regenerating and add in areas that may not have healed as well as I would like to see. Touch-ups are beneficial for color restoration, shape correction, and any fine tuning the client may desire. A touch-up is typically needed between 4-6 weeks.
Which Products do you use?
Throughout all microblading treatments, I exclusively use products from Phi Academy. My blades are disposable, and the pigments I use are vegan. At my salon, I prioritize the safety of my clients above all else, ensuring a secure and worry-free experience.
Is there free parking available?
Yes! Free, no hassle parking right outside the Salon!