What is microblading & shading?
Microblading is an advanced technique of cosmetic tatooing that is done by a process of implementing color pigment beneath the surface of the skin. It is done with a row of sterile disposable needles that form a blade shape. They produce an appearance of hair where there isn't any or add more to enhance and create fullness where hair already exists.
Shading used similar but different blades to create a more filled in, opaque look. It can be done by itself or added to micorblading. Sara can determine what is best for you and your brows depending on the look you would like and the overall shape and density of your natural brows. Both techniques are used by a manual hand tool.
does it hurt?
How long does it last?
After the first appointment, a touch-up or prefecting appoinment is is required 4-8 weeks after the initial procedure. Touch ups are needed for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring 2 or more visits. It is very common and normal for microblading to fade substantially the first time it is done which is why it requires layering and is a two to three step process. A yearly touch up is necessary to keep your brows looking fresh. Frequency of touch-ups and how they fade depend on a number of factors including sun exposure, chemical peels (glycolic, lactic, etc.), how active the client is, and how fast each individual's cell turnover is. Please note that final results and time frame cannot be guaranteed as each skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates.
Topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Most clients say it does not hurt at all! However, please note you will be more sensitive on your menstrual cycle.
what will affect my new brows?
* If you are currently ill (cold, flu, etc.)
* Pregnant or Breast Feeding
* Autoimmune Diseases
* Major Heart Problems
* Viral Infections/Disease
* Botox within 30 days of procedure
* Accutane in the past year
* Psoriasis, Rash or Sunburn on or around treated area
* An Allergy to Lidocaine, Tetracaine or Epinephrine
* Previous Permanent Tattoo (Done with a machine)
* Sun exposure: The sun fades the pigment faster so sun block & hats should be your new best friends!
* The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.
* Not following aftercare instructions.
* Exfoliating Acids.
* Excessively Oily Skin Types.
Monroe the Salon
707 Natoma Street
Folsom, Ca 95630
How do I make an appointment?
Sara requires an in person consultation before booking a microblading appointment. Consults can be made my emailing, calling or texting. A non-refundable retainer is required to book a microblading session. Because of the demand for this procedure, once your appointment is booked, 2.5 hours of time will be reserved for you and you only, which is why this is non-refundable. If you have to reschedule please do so within 48 hours.