Frequently asked questions
What is microblading?
Microblading is the manual process of introducing semi-permanent makeup, in the form of coloured pigments, to mimic hair on the eye brows.
This is achieved by a skilled 'Everlasting' technician utilising a microblade, which is used to scratch the epidermal or outer layer of the skin to a depth of between 0.05-0.09, this then allows the pigment to be easily absorbed.
The design is waterproof, smudge proof, and looks completely natural, with this technique we are able to achieve fullness and shape, by mimicking hair where no hair existed previously.
Results last for up to 18 months, after which time the pigment fades leaving the skin.
Does it hurt?
Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. You might feel a slight discomfort but it is almost painless.
What to avoid 24-48 hours before your microblading procedure.
Do not use aspirin or blood thinners 24 hours prior too
Do no pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure.
Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face.
Do not have any type of facial peel 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment.
Do no work out the day of procedure.
Do not have botox 3 weeks prior.
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners).
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
In order to avid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
Do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours before.
Do not consume coffee before your procedure.
Microblading After Care
Please follow these instructions for up to 14 days after the procedure to improve and prolong the results of Everlasting Brows.
No makeup should be applied directly on the brows during the healing process.
Avoid wetting eyebrows during the healing process (if you find it difficult to
avoid getting wet when showering, try taking a bath instead).
Avoid sauna/steam rooms and sun beds during the healing process.
Do not touch, rub, pick or scratch your brows following treatment or during
You may find that your eyebrows will scab or become slightly dry following the
treatment. If they itch, DO NO SCRATCH them. Just tap them to alleviate the
If your eyebrows get wet during the healing process, pat them dry with a towel,
DO NOT RUB.
Apply your healing balm according to your therapist’s advice. If you have excessively oily skin, you may not need to use healing balm at all. For those with dry skin, balm can be used up to 3 times a day.
Client can use Q-tip and water to gently remove a previous layer of balm or to cleanse the eyebrows.
A “touch up” session is usually needed 6 weeks after the procedure; please make sure you schedule this with your therapist.
Avoid excess sun exposure as this can cause the pigment to fade and can affect the healing process.
Avoid using daily skincare products directly on the eyebrows.
If you are having an MRI scan, please inform your doctor that you have had
microblading/semi permanent makeup done.
If you are planning a chemical peel, or any other medical procedure, please
inform therapist of the procedure you have had. Procedure should only be done
once the healing process is complete.
If you are due to give blood after the procedure, please inform your nurse about
the microblading treatment you have had as this might alter the results.
Can I get microblading if I'm pregnant or nursing?
Unfortunately no, the pigment will not settle correctly in the skin due to hormone influx as well as it can be a safety issue for a little one! Insurance will also not cover while pregnant or nursing.