Does it Hurt?
I use a topical anesthetic that numbs the skin. I also re-apply throughout the process. I tried it on myself so I could honestly answer this question, using the products I use. The answer is, I was not in discomfort, but that doesn't mean you won't be. I didn't feel anything but a scraping sensation. I had previously had my eyebrows tattooed by a professional using the permanent makeup method with tattoo machine. That to me, was pretty painful. By using the manual microblade method, pain is minimized.
How long will it last?
This is a tough one to answer because everyone's skin is different. On average, you will likely notice fading after a year and want a touch-up. But some people can go up to 3 years. Its all going to depend on your skin. Microblading procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) that they are performed on. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different and the final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment after the initial application has fully healed. Because of this, the micoblading process is not complete until after the Enhancement Session. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 30 days after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result. This is included in your initial procedure.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Temporary side effects from microbading include but are not limited to: redness, swelling, puffiness, bruising, dry patches and tenderness.
You should expect to lose approximately 1/3 of the initial color during the healing process. With that in mind, Your brows will appear too dark the first few days. In approximately six days it may appear too light. After about 10 days, the color will show more. It will appear softer when completely healed after 4-6 weeks.