What to Expect from Your Microblading Service, and When to seek Correction.
With Chan's over seven years of experience working in semi-permanent makeup services she has not progressed without a lot of knowledge, and a lot of questions.
"When it came down to it, some people held our pigments better than others," Chanjuan Yang, owner of Aphrodite's Secret Skin care and Microblading said. "After their second session, I don't have to see some clients for a year or more. Others, need maintenance after six months."
The truth is, despite using the best pigments or providing the proper aftercare the healing process is completely dependent on the client and how they take care of their skin pre and post procedure.
"We always start our clients out with a lighter tone and natural shape, the results will match their hair color and it looks very seamless. The reasoning is, we have no idea how their skin will absorb our pigments. Starting with a light tone is like the introduction. The 2nd Session is when we can really perfect our work.
Always wait until the second session, if you need more, it's covered by us.
The healing process for microblading takes time, and during the scabbing process the brows can look less than perfect, however, do not be discouraged and trust the process. The best thing you can do during this time is to follow your aftercare instructions and avoid skincare products which contain active ingredients that increase pigment fading. Although you might not be directly putting your skincare on your brows, ingredients with retinol, glycolic, or salicylic travel under the skin thus effecting the color's integrity of your new eyebrows.
If you are out in the sun often, have oily skin, use anti-aging creams, retin-A/retinol products, acidic cleansers, natural elements, regular chemical peels, or exercise frequently, your permanent makeup WILL fade prematurely. The better you take care of the treated area and follow the provided aftercare, the longer it will last.
Depending on how well the client takes care of their skin before and after service will determine the look of the brows post healing. Your skin, lifestyle and after care play a huge roll in YOUR results. EVERYONE heals differently. Not everyone is a candidate for the Hair Stroke procedure.
Color WILL fade/soften anywhere from 10%-50% or more once healed. At the second session we will fine tune any area that has faded too much. You may need still to powder and/or pencil even after the healed results. This is an enhancement to your natural brows, not a permanent one. Touch ups to maintain the look is required and at some point you may not be able to have permanent makeup done based on your skins condition. Each time a procedure is performed, scar tissue is made, causing retention to be less and less each time it is done. This is universal in all permanent makeup procedures. This is a fact
Aphrodite's Secret is very well known in East Lansing, we are so lucky to have so many clients that trust us with their brows. This is why we always tell new clients who seek us out for a correction to give it another try with their original microblading artist. "The second session is designed to correct, add, or reshape the brows." Chan continues. "Your original brow artist works with your brows first, they might have used a different pigment brand and technique than us. In certain circumstances we recommend speaking with the original artist first, don't give up on them so quickly." However, in cases where the client does not feel heard when voicing their desires on shape or color it is advised to stop the appointment immediately and not to let the artist continue.
"Everyone's skin reacts differently, its all chemistry. We have client that come in for the second session and barely need any work done. Some clients the color has completely faded away."
Our client pictured on the left is an example of someone who holds pigment well. The photo taken after her 2 week check up shows the color has faded slightly, but its still very visible and natural. When going in for her second session there was very little work to be done. This client won't need a future appointment for about a year from now.
We strive to create the perfect brows for all of our clients.
Microblading or Microshading?
If you have oily skin, bleed easily, have sensitive skin, or have course brow hair you are not a good candidate for microblading. Microshading are better suited for your skin type as seen in the photo to the right.
If you have previous Permanent Makeup Microblading or Tattoo microblading might not be the best option. Microblading is most ideal for clients with normal to dry skin, fine hair, and virgin skin. (Never been tattooed before.)
This client to the right had her original session with us. She desired the hair stroke technique but her natural coarse hair made the end result look disconnected and once the pigment naturally began to fade you could clearly see where her hair ended and the microblading began.
During her second session with us we decided to do microshading. The results are so different! This is why it is important for all clients to go to their second session. Your artist has no idea how your skin will take to the pigment. If it is not perfect, they can go back in a fix it.
If you want to find out which technique is best for you, take our QUIZ.
At Aphrodite's Secret we are in the business for perfect brows. We are dedicated to our clients and do so by always offering additional services to them until their eyebrows are perfect.