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Longevity of Microblading procedure

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HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?

At dérmica, our signature microblading service, the 3D SCULPT, lasts up to 3 years.

How does the microblading last so long?

It comes down to the following factors:

DEPTH OF INCISION

The procedure is able to hold it’s colour for so long because we deposit pigment into the epidermal layer, below the surface of the skin. During the recovery period (10 days) the skin forms a light scab over the incisions. These scabs eventually slough away leaving the pigment enclosed in the epidermis. As the skin continues to regenerate through the years, the pigment is eventually pushed up to the outermost layer of the skin and is shed along with the skin. This process can take up to 3 years with proper care and maintenance. Knowing how deep to go when making the incisions is a key factor (along with pretreating the skin and of course, following post care instructions) in the longevity of your sculpt. Making the incisions too deep will cause the pigment to be deposited in the dermis layer of your skin thereby making your procedure permanent and increases the risk of scarring over the treatment site. Not going deep enough will make your brows fade prematurely.

THICKNESS OF SKIN

As skin experts, knowledge of the skin gives Dérmica comprehensive insight of this procedure. Typically, the head area of the brow has thicker skin in comparison to the arch and the tail. Skin thickness varies by sex, age, skin type, skin tone, health, and lifestyle. Thicker skin generally means that there are more pores and the skin is oilier. The skin thins as we age so typically, older people have thinner skin, as well as people with a fair skin tone. Also, because older skin does not regenerate as quickly, it has shown to hold pigment better since it is not as oily. This comprehension helps us use correct amount of pressure of the skin in order to get to the depth we want.

PRETREATMENT AND POST CARE OF THE SKIN

During your microblading procedure, we use a fine sharp blade to make incisions into the skin in order to insert pigment. Because of this, your skin experiences a bit of trauma, which is why preparation and post care play such an important role.

By providing you with Pre-Treatment guidelines and a Care kit, we encourage you to take necessary precautions prior to treatment to ensure that your treatment can be performed safely and effectively, and increase the success rate of your microblading.

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

MICROBLADING PREP AND POST CARE

Microblading post care

Post care is key in the longevity of your microblading procedure.

During this procedure we use a fine sharp blade to make incisions into the skin in order to insert pigment. Because of this, your skin experiences a bit of trauma, which is why preparation and post care play such an important role.

Taking necessary precautions prior to treatment will ensure that your procedure can be performed safely and effectively. Please review Pre-Treatment guidelines.

After your procedure, your POST CARE washing and moisturizing instructions using your kit are as follows:
  • Gently cleanse lower half and forehead with your cleanser in the morning. When rinsing cleanser away, use a warm face cloth avoiding drip from forehead onto brows.
  • Dampen a clean gauze or cotton pad with the cleanser and gently wipe brows in outward motion. Blot dry with dry gauze/pad.
  • Once your brows begin scab or flake, apply a small amount of the moisturizer over the brows after washing in the morning and evening.
  • During your recovery, your brows may feel a bit itchy. Applying a cooling mask such as the Cucumber Recovery Mask reduces irritation.
  • You can apply a serum to excelarate the healing process and promote healthy cell regeneration in the recovering area.
Interested in other products? Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

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Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Contraindications for Microblading

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Microblading Contraindications

Q: What are the contraindications for the microblading procedure?

A: Microblading, like all other forms of tattooing, has risks associated with the procedure that though uncommon- such as the transmission of blood borne pathogenic organisms or reactions to pigment ingredients- must be reviewed.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THROUGH THE FOLLOWING CONTRAINDICATIONS TO ENSURE YOU MEET CRITERIA.

CONDITIONS

  • CANCER – Cannot treat while undergoing medical treatment and must be in complete remission. Consult with physician prior to booking; approval is required.
  • DIABETES – Must be controlled for a minimum of 1 year before procedure. Anticoagulant and other medications may interfere. Consult with physician prior to booking; approval is required.
  • BLOOD CLOTTING ABNORMALITIES – Consult with physician prior to booking; approval is required.
  • KELOID SCARRING – cannot have procedure due to increased risk of developing scar tissue.
  • HERPES – cannot have active breakouts during time of procedure. Prescribed medication must be taken for 3 days prior to procedure to reduce risk of infection. Consult with physician.
  • SKIN DISEASE or DISORDER – must be cleared of infection prior to procedure. Consult physician.
  • PSORIASIS or ECZEMA –Brow and forehead region must be clear.
  • ACNE – Brow and forehead region must be clear of breakouts. If taking prescribed topical or oral acne medication, consult with physician prior to booking.
  • SUNBURN – Wait 2 weeks after occurrence.
  • SENSITIVITY or ALLERGY to ANAESTHETIC – Topical anaesthetic is used to numb the area during the procedure. Procedure can be performed with the exclusion of anaesthetic. Consult with physician regarding alternatives for pain relief.
  • PREGNANT/NURSING

Contraindications- MEDICATIONS:
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) medications. Example: Asprin™
  • Anticoagulants (blood thinners)
  • Niacin
  • Retinol (2% or higher) – Avoid usage for 3 days prior to appointment. If prescribed, consult with physician
  • Acne medication (topical/oral) – Consult with physician

Contraindications- RECENT PROCEDURES:
  • BOTOX and dermal fillers (brow/forehead/eye area) – must wait 2 weeks following injection date.
  • Skin peels – Skin must be completely recovered prior to procedure date (approx. 2 weeks) following skin treatment date.
  • IPL or LASER treatments – Skin must be completely recovered (approx. 2 weeks) following skin treatment date.
  • Tanning – Allow skin 3 days to recover following your tanning session.
  • Waxing – Allow skin 3 days to recover following your waxing session.

Meet the criteria? Book your Microblading with Dérmica! Online Scheduling


Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Eyebrow Embroidery Edmonton- Pre-Treatment Guide

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Dérmica’s eyebrow embroidery: Microblading

Achieve the brows you have always dreamed of with our eyebrow embroidery treatment.
Your brows are skillfully etched into shape by combining dérmica’s signature brow design with top-of-the-line eyebrow embroidery products and techniques. Your eyebrows are designed by our experts using your natural facial structure, measurements, and any desired personal touches. Each individual hair stroke is carefully placed on the skin, building a beautiful and natural brow that lasts up to 3 years.

Before booking your 3D eyebrow embroidery appointment, review this PRE-TREATMENT GUIDE to help you select the best date for your appointment.Taking necessary precautions prior to treatment will ensure that your treatment can be performed safely and effectively. You are required to begin following your PRE TREATMENT GUIDE after your 1st appointment.

PRE-TREATMENT GUIDE

  1. Cleanse and moisturize morning and evening. Use a PRE CLEANSER such as our Glô Therapeutics Gentle Cream Cleanser in the evenings over your brow area.

  2. AVOID caffeinated beverages 2 hours prior to appointment as this can cause skin sensitivity.

  3. DO NOT consume alcohol 12 hours prior to scheduled appointment as this can cause excessive bleeding and sensitivity during treatment.

  4. DO NOT take the following medications/ supplements during the 72 hours leading up to your procedure: Consult and report with your physician prior to stopping medication
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) medications. Example: Asprin™.
  • Anticoagulants (blood thinners)
  • Niacin

5. Direct contact with water will need to be avoided for 72 hours following your procedure; therefore make sure to wash your hair prior to your appointment.

6. Apply SPF over brow area before sun exposure. AVOID direct sunlight and extended sun exposure.


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(780) 885 7108
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3D BROWS Edmonton- Levels and Pricing

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Attain 3D brows with dérmica’s microblading procedure

Achieve the brows you have always dreamed of with dérmica’s brow feathering treatment.
3D brows are skillfully etched into shape by combining dérmica’s signature brow design with top-of-the-line brow feathering products and techniques. 3D brows are designed by our experts using your natural facial structure, measurements, and any desired personal touches.
Each individual hair stroke is carefully placed on the skin, building a beautiful and natural brow that lasts up to 3 years.

LEVELS & PRICING:


Level I : Increase the definition of your brow line, add density to thinning areas, fill small gaps and scars, or balance the overall brow shape. Includes 30% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $350

Level II : Remodel brow your shape, balance highly uneven brows, fill-in gaps, scars, increase density and thickness in sparse brows. Includes 60% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $450

Level III : Restore your brows from tip-tip and top-bottom with a complete coverage of severely thinned brows or missing brows. Includes up to 100% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $550

Refresher : (under 12 months since last session) Hair strokes are refined and color is intensified or refreshed. $150


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Eyebrow Feathering Edmonton- Post Treatment Guide

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MICROBLADING POST-TREATMENT GUIDE

So you recently achieved the brows you have always dreamed of with dérmica’s eyebrow feathering treatment…

Now that your brows have been skillfully etched into shape with dérmica’s top-of-the-line eyebrow feathering products and techniques, you will need to follow post-care instructions.

The following guide will help you care for your fresh brows and ensure you achieve best results. Your brows may feel sore and bruised immediately following your eyebrow feathering procedure; this usually dissipates within 12 hours.

Follow the POST-TREATMENT GUIDE until your brows have completely flaked and healed. The healing process can take up to 10 days and varies with each individual.

POST-TREATMENT GUIDE

  1. Hot temperatures will irritate your brows during the first 12 hours, therefore remain indoors and fan if necessary.

  2. DO NOT touch brow with unwashed hands, doing so can cause infection.

  3. DO NOT soak brows. Showers and baths are safe; keep your brows away from direct water contact as this may cause color to fade.

  4. Face washing and moisturizing instructions:
  • Gently cleanse lower half and forehead with your daily cleanser in the morning. When rinsing cleanser away, use a warm face cloth avoiding drip from forehead onto brows.
  • Dampen a clean gauze or cotton pad with the cleanser and gently wipe brows in outward motion. Blot dry with dry gauze/pad.
  • Once your brows begin scab or flake, apply a small amount of the moisturizer over the brows after washing in the morning and evening.

5. DO NOT use ANY makeup or SPF directly over the brow area until brows have completely healed. This may alter color tone or blur strokes.

6. AVOID direct sunlight, this can cause the pigment to fade and irritate the skin.

7. DO NOT pick or lift scabs or flakes from brows, this may pull the pigment prematurely causing fading or gaps in strokes.

8. Brow can be lightly tweezed around area treated but not directly over for 3 weeks. Waxing procedure can be performed 4 weeks following procedure.


Did you know we have an online Store?

Shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!
Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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