Microblading Basics - Trusting the Process
As the popularity for microblading grows, so does the need to understand the process and client's expectations.
Eyebrow microblading goes by a few different names like, microstroking, micropigmentation, eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow feathering, and 3D eyebrows. No matter the name, the procedure of microblading eyebrows is relatively new here, but it has been popular in Asia and Europe for roughly 25 years. Since it has arrived in the United States, the technique has improved significantly since its origin.
At Altered Aesthetics, we want to provide as much information (See our FAQs, Before Care, Aftercare, Client Forms) as possible to our clients which will give them a better understanding the microblading process. We want all of our clients to trust the process and manage their expectations.
Getting your brows microbladed is a three step process:
- Schedule a Consultation - During this time we will go over the microblading process which includes; showing you the tools we use, pigments used, brow mapping process, certifications received and before and after photos of previous clients. This is your chance to ask ANYTHING related to microblading.
- Initial Microblading Session - Your first session! Yay! During this time we will create your brows using our brow mapping method, numb your brows, choose a color and then perform the microblading session.
- Perfecting Session - This session comes 4-6 weeks after your initial session. We will review your brows from the first session, fill in any spots that may have fallen out and give the brows an overall perfecting touch. After your perfecting sessions your brows should last 12-18 months, possibly longer depending on factors such as sun exposure, chemical peels, etc.
We found a microblading emotions chart floating around the internet and thought we would make our version. I have shown this to many of my clients and they always tell me to create one to hand out to other clients...so here ya go!
Knowledge is power and the more you know about the basics of microblading (Choosing an Artists, The Process, etc.), the easier it will be for you to choose a certified, experienced artist and get the brows you have always wanted.