Microblading / 3D Hair Strokes
Microblading 3D Hair Strokes is a relatively new semi-permanent method done with a manual hand-tool.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present.
People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from 3D Hair Strokes, as well as people who simply aren't happy with their eyebrows.
The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow color, and if the eyebrows are still present, blend perfectly into them.
The results are natural, flawless, fuller looking. Initially, the brows appear darker, but will fade slightly over a two week period.
Pain is very minimal, topical numbing cream is applied to numb treatment area.
The results can last anywhere up to 1 + years with the manual hand-tool depending on different factors affecting the procedure. However, a touch up once a year is recommended to retain the shape and saturation of pigment for any permanent cosmetic procedure.
Any Permanent/ Semi-permanent make up is a form of cosmetic tattooing where pigment is placed in the dermal/epidermal layer of the tissue. Retention of the pigment is out of our control, as it is determined by the patient’s skin type, how well they follow after-care procedures, as well as their immune system, therefore no specific result can be 100% guaranteed.
As a general rule and as explained, the patient should expect to book a maintenance appointment every 8-11 months. With that said, some factors will affect fading more quickly for some versus others. These factors include, but are not limited to the following:
Not taking proper care of procedure area after treatment.
Sunbathing or using sunbeds.
Using Retin A creams, or any other products that contain AHA’s, Glycolic or Vitamin A.
Certain skin treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
Certain skin conditions and or excessively dry/oily skin types.
Specific medications which are known to cause increased fading.
Excessive use of alcohol.
Swimming in chlorinated pools
What can I expect during my 3D Hair Stroke appointment?
-You will come in and sign waivers and medical release forms, then have a consultation before you begin to discuss the desired brow shape you want to achieve and ask any and all questions. You will then receive topical numbing cream on treatment area. Your session will last anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours.
Are 3D Hair Strokes suitable for any complexion?
-Yes, this procedure can be done on any complexion. We color match your natural brow hairs and complexion. Please be advised that darker complexion may need multiple sessions.
Are 3D Hair Strokes painful?
-Topical numbing cream is applied to ease the pain from a level of 1-10 (10 being highest) clients have said it is about 3 - 5.
-Botox would have to be 2-3 weeks old before performing Microblading.
What factors affecting your ability to receive permanent makeup?
-Please be sure to inform your technician if you have any medical conditions including but not limited to diabetes, heart conditions, keloid or hypertrophic scarring, forms of hyper-pigmentation especially on facial area, extremely oily skin, any medical condition or treatment that compromises immunity, herpes, cold sores, bleeding disorders, pregnancy, etc.
Are there safety issues with the 3D Hair Stroke procedure that I should be concerned with?
This procedure is done with the highest level of sterilization and sanitation which are regulated through the health department, not the board of cosmetology. ** Only a tattoo / body art artist can perform this procedure - Esti's and Cosmo's must have tattoo license!**
Here is our safety protocol:
Pre-sterilized disposable needles which are opened in front of client
Pre-sterilized disposable pigment cups
Barrier film on all communicable surfaces
Disposable needle containment system
New gloves between client procedures and throughout your procedure
New wipes, cotton pads and cotton swabs
Hospital grade disinfectant for tables, lamps, instruments and surfaces
How old do I have to be to get 3D Hair Strokes?
-18 years of age, regardless with Parent's consent.