WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is an advanced manual brow technique that uses a superfine row of needles to deposit cosmetic pigments into the upper dermis of the skin to create thin, hair-like strokes.
The most common type of traditional eyebrow tattoos involves the use of a tattoo gun and a block style brow, which leaves the client with a dark outlined eyebrow and no depth. These often fade to really unflattering colors such as blue or red.
Microblading by SIX+AIT, on the other hand leaves the client with crisp, thin lines that blend seamlessly with your REAL HAIR. Microblading is meant to be a subtle, natural enhancement to create the illusion of fuller brows. It is the perfect solution for those who want to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows. We only use the highest quality of pigments as well as disposable sterile needles.
DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
An effective topical anesthetic is used to maximize your comfort during the cosmetic procedure, however pain tolerance varies from client to client. Receiving the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity. On a scale of 1-10, most clients experience 2-3. Most clients describe the pain level as minimal and find tweezing and threading more uncomfortable in comparison.
WHAT FACTORS WILL AFFECT MY COSMETIC TATTOO?
- Bleeding during the procedure: Excessive bleeding during your procedure will greatly affect how your body retains pigment. While this is not entirely in our control, it is important that you follow prep instructions to help minimize bleeding. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications and alcohol before your procedure.
- Oily Skin: Increased oil production can cause hair strokes to blur and heal lighter and more powdery than you would expect. Loss of color will be more prominent and touch-ups are needed more frequently.
- Smoking: Smokers may notice that their tattoo will fade faster.
- Athletes: Athletes may notice that their tattoo will fade faster, so refresher touch-ups are recommended more often.
- Anemia and iron deficiency: Your body will absorb these iron based pigments more quickly.
- Sun exposure: Increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading.
- Color of pigment: Lighter colors fade faster than darker colors.
IS MICROBLADING RIGHT FOR ME?
Microblading heals best on normal to dry skin types. Microblading may not work well on clients with more oily skin types, large pores. On those with oily skin types and larger pores, results may appear softer and more powdery. However, we will suggest a different technique for those who do have more oily skin and results will be just as stunning. Please go over to this page for more details on different techniques available at our studio.
Clients with super thin skin, Rosacea, or Keloids cannot receive Microblading. Powder technique is sometimes suggested as an alternative method on a case by case basis.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR MY MICROBLADING APPOINTMENT?
If you have reference photos please feel free to bring these to your appointment
Do not thread/wax/tweeze your brows prior to your appointment. Your specialist will shape your brows for you during your appointment
Do not work out the day of your appointment
You cannot take any medications that can thin your blood (i.e. Asprin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E) 48 hours before or immediately after your procedure
Stop using Retinol Products 72 hours prior to your appointment
Do not drink alcohol for at least 48 hours before your procedure
Avoid caffeine the day of your appointment
Doing any of the above may cause bleeding, which will affect how well your body retains pigment.
HOW LONG WILL MICROBLADING LAST?
Microblading is considered semi-permanent. The pigments are designed to fade over time naturally and will not leave your brows looking blue or red like old conventional tattoos. Factors such as skin type, iron deficiency, lifestyle, pigment color (lighter colors fade faster) and sun exposure can affect the rate at which these pigments are broken down. For best results, it is recommended that you follow our aftercare instructions and touch-up every 1-2 years or as often as needed. Microblading requires a minimum of two sessions. Touch-ups are normal and expected.
MALE MICROBLADING - #GUYBROWS
Microblading is no longer just for women as more and more men have been looking into Microblading for aesthetic purposes. Brows are an important facial feature as it frames the face, even for men.
As men age, brow hairs become sparse and less dense. Microblading is a safe, semi-permanent procedure to bring back most of the most important features on a man's face.
We are one of the only studios in NYC that specialize in male eyebrows.
MICROBLADING PRICES AND COSTS?
Our pricing for microblading at SIX+AIT goes by the expertise of the artist. Please check out our various pricing on our Pricing page.