When deciding which service to go for- Microblading vs Tattoo- ask yourself two questions: How long do I want it to last? What do I want it to look like?
There are 2 main differences between microblading vs tattooing. One is the esthetic of the brow: microblading gives a natural appearance because it’s delivered strand by strand. It is meant to mimic natural hair growth and the fibres of the hair. On the other hand, tattooing has a solid finish, there is no separation between the colour.
However, microshading or powdered ombre give the same look as a tattoo but with a gradient because you are not going that deep.
The other main difference is the longevity. Tattoos last the longest whereas microblading or microshading will last half the time. A true permanent makeup tattoo lasts 5-6 yrs, microblading or microshading lasts 1-3 years.
The reason for the difference is not the product itself. Instead, it’s the depth of penetration of the layer in which you are depositing that ink. With microblading you are depositing at an artificIal layer, however, with tattoos you’re depositing closer to the dermis so you are in the deeper levels of the skin.
Microblading uses hand-held tools and the technician manually breaks the skin in a scratching motion. With microshading, the technician uses a power tool, however, it also used manually. As the technician is scratching with the tool, the tool is also vibrating.
Brow tattoos are delivered using a permanent makeup machine.
A tip to the wise
The thing to remember with permanent makeup tattooing is that the pigment is in the skin for very long. The actual composition of that pigment is going to change overtime. This occurs because certain colours absorb out of the skin before others. So when you see the salmon-coloured eyebrows- you can assume those are the last layers of the tattoo.
While there are many pros to microblading, like anything else, there are also cons. Many of you know the pros, for example, full, natural looking brows that do not wash off. However, some of you have asked,
“What are the negatives to microblading?”
In our opinion, the number one negative is the pain. Unlike a brow waxing service where you get through that little bit of pain, microblading takes much longer. While we use numbing cream to minimize discomfort, we have seen a full spectrum of pain tolerance. To clarify, most clients take well to the numbing cream.
Another negative to microblading is the recovery time of the service. This is where some people may have trouble. People may reconsider their decision because of the look of the brows during the recovery period. Brows in recovery can either look extremely dark or off due to the swelling.
During the recovery phase you are limited to what you can do afterwards, not only because of the skin recovering but also because of the look of them.
A third negative we can think of is specific to people who have really thick and/or oily skin. Their pigment retention is lower so they will have to get their refresher sooner rather than later. We recommend refreshers as early as 6 weeks post procedure and as late as 12 months post procedure.
A minimum of 40% of the initial shape must be present for your Refresher. This time varies per person. Oily skin reaches a 40% fade rate closer to the first 2-3 months, while other skin types can stretch the refresher closer to 10-12 months post procedure.
Microblading before and after pics can help you select the right artist for you. NOTE: Most of these pics were taken immediately after the procedure. Therefore, the images are intended to depict hair stroke detail, not final colour. To clarify, the final colour is revealed about 5-10 days into healing process.
All microblading levels include one Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure.
Microblading Before and After pics: LEVEL 1
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.
Need more coverage? LEVEL 2
Remodel your brow shape, balance highly uneven brows, fill-in gaps, scars, increase density and thickness in sparse brows. Includes 60% brow coverage.
New brows, new you: LEVEL 3
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.
Before booking, is Microblading safe for you?
Like all other forms of tattooing, microblading has associated risks. Though uncommon- such as the transmission of blood borne pathogens or reactions to pigment ingredients- reviewing the contraindications will minimize risk. In addition, it will help you prepare for your procedure.
Our microblading specials are here! Receive $70 OFF your microblading service throughout February 2021. Furthermore, ask your service provider how you can save an additional $30 at your appointment. No pre-purchasing. Not valid with any other promotions. Offer ends February 26, 2021. Valid for Microblading Levels 1, 2, and 3 only.
Book your consultation
Book your consultation online. Please note we will remove any brow makeup worn to your consultation. Your consultation will determine medical eligibility and the level required to achieve your desired results. A $50 deposit will be required to book your microblading appointment. Subsequently, pre-treatment instructions will be provided.
Tips for your appointment day
We ask that you do not wear makeup to your appointment. Be prepared to spend up to 3.5 hours depending on your microblading level. We recommend washing your hair the day of your appointment to avoid wetting the brows during the recovery period.
Wear comfortable clothes. Additionally, we recommend contact lens users to wear eyeglasses on the day of the appointment.
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 up to 30% brow coverage and 1 Refresher which can be booked within 12 months following initial procedure. $350
Level II : Remodel your brow shape, balance highly uneven brows, fill-in gaps, scars, increase density and thickness in sparse brows. Includes up to 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
Researching spas that offer microblading in Edmonton is important. Microblading and brow tattooing is an art form that requires special attention to detail and practice. It can take years to master this popular service and art form.
Faces come in different shapes, colours, and features, making each service an opportunity to enhance techniques. Brow artists develop their signature style and technique that draws clients with similar vision.
Doing your research and finding the right artist or clinic to suit your needs will make all the difference when attaining your desired look.
Read on as we define the dérmica microblading service and see if we are your place in Edmonton for microblading!
Our goal is to achieve versatile brows that blend seamlessly into your natural brow and compliment your features. Once healed, the finished brows can be dressed-up with a little colour or worn bare for a fresh-faced look.
Identifying your brow needs…
In your consultation, we assess the existing hair growth, shape, and discuss your desired look. With this information, we can select the appropriate level of coverage to suit your brow needs. Whether it’s a Level 1, 2, or 3, your brows will be topped up or fully restored to their most natural finish.
The microblading service begins with a personalized mapping of your brow area. This map provides a precise outline of the microblading. The outline gives you a guide of the areas in need of fill, and ensures that the shape suits your face and aligns with your other features.
Each hair stroke is etched by following your natural hair growth, lending way to a multidimensional look that flows with the existing brows. The direction, placement, length, and thickness are measured accordingly with your natural hair.
Your brow colour is hand-selected by identifying the hue and level of your skin tone. We then customize a blend that matches and holds pigment after the skin has healed over.
Although your brows may look great on the initial date of service, once shed and healed, the results may differ. We want to ensure that your brows are up to par with your expectations, and for that reason, we include a complimentary Refresher session in our microblading services.
Your Refresher session is a colour fill for areas that did not retain the initial procedure or have since faded (50% pigment remaining). We consider how unique our skin is when healing and allow 6-weeks to 12 months for this Refresher visit.
We are keen on helping you look your best and understand the vital role brows play in your facial appearance. Our service goal is to provide you with brows that flatter your natural features and save you effort in your daily prep routine.
Call today to book your complimentary consultation with our brow experts.
Microblading aftercare is important to consider before booking your procedure. Your Microblading procedure comes with post care. We recommend you do not wear contact lenses to your appointment.
The following guide will help you care for your fresh brows. Following the microblading aftercare will ensure you achieve best results. Your brows may feel sore and bruised immediately following your 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.
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, use a warm face cloth avoiding drip from forehead onto brows.
Dampen a clean gauze or cotton pad with the POST 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 POST CREAM 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.