GLAM HOUSE & ACADEMY now offers the Microblading services in Vancouver & Richmond, BC.
We have a lots of questions about what Microblading is and how it does work or how long it will last ... so here is our answers to you questions:
What is Microblading?
Microblading is realistic-looking semi permanent eyebrow enhancement that lasts up to 2-3 years. Microblading can modify or restore brow shape, color and thickness.
How is Microblading done?
A topical numbing cream is applied and takes about 25 minutes to take effect. After discussing what it is you would like to alter or enhance, your new shape is drawn using a temporary marker. We work together to decide what will look best on you! Each individual hair stroke is then meticulously drawn using a special tool that deposits pigment into the upper layer of your skin. The resulting brow will have crisp and very realistic looking hair strokes that no one will guess are not your own.
Does it hurt?
Each person responds differently to the topical numbing cream but we aim to make the process as comfortable as possible. Should you feel anything as your treatment begins it should quickly improve as we apply a second layer during the procedure itself. I assure you that even if you feel it a little, it's worth it!
Will my eyebrows look fake?
Absolutely not. The beauty of this technique is just how natural they will look. Whether you are one to do your make-up every morning, or prefer to go without, these brows will frame your face and enhance your features from the moment you get out of bed. No one will know they're not yours.
Do I have to remove my existing eyebrow hair?
Some stray hairs may be removed if they are outside of the defined area for your new brow shape but the rest of your hairs will stay. Your new Microbladed hairs will blend in with your existing brows.
What if I have little to no eyebrow hair?
Then Microblading is definitely for you! We will work together to create a soft, natural shape that compliments your facial features.
What if I've lost my brows due to cancer treatment?
If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy we have to wait until your treatment is complete and your immune system has returned to normal until microblading can be done. If your thin or non-existent brows are due to cancer treatment please let us know.
How long do they take to heal?
Your brows will look a few shades darker than you are used to for the first few days. As healing takes place you will see a small amount of flaking but this should be complete after the first week. Full healing takes 3-4 weeks.
How long do they last?
Each person processes the pigment differently, but generally Microbladed brows last from 1-3 years.
How does Microblading differ from traditional brow tattoos?
Traditional eyebrow tattoos use machines and tattoo needles to deposit thousands of tiny dots of pigment, theres major bleeding & Swelling involved, The result is a more uniform, filled in look. Traditional tattoos are much more of a permanent commitment because the ink is deposited deeper into the skin to last a lifetime.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
Make sure you don't take any blood thinners 24 hours prior to your treatment. This includes prescription medications as well as NSAIDS (aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc), and alcohol. Don't use any skin care products on the area the day of treatment. Make sure you don't have any events planned for a couple of days afterwords. Although your brows will be immediately selfie-ready & No swelling, they will look quite a bit darker the first few days. Lastly, relax! You're in good hands.
How do I know if Microblading is right for me?
Thick, healthy brows are the current trend for the younger generations. If you are a little more mature, enhancement of your brows is a smudge proof way to restore your youthful look. Don't worry, these are not one-size-fits-all! Color, hair thickness, brow density, and shape are all customized to what will look best on you.
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Brows By Nilou
As a beauty advisor & a makeup artist who specializes in reviewing makeup, I think I have probably tested hundreds of products over my 7+ years of working in beauty industry. Not to mention all of the years of simply wearing makeup and trial and error of finding what product works and what doesn't.