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Frequently asked questions about microblading

Q: What is microblading?

A: Microblading is an innovative semi-permanent form of cosmetic tattooing. In this procedure pigment is implanted in the dermal layer of the skin with a handheld tool instead of a machine to create hair like strokes. This method of tattooing achieves softer and more realistic looking eyebrows.

Q: Does it hurt? 

A: To ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible, before microblading, a topical numbing cream is applied, and a second local anaesthetic is used throughout the treatment to minimize any discomfort.

Q: Am I a candidate for microblading?

A: A good candidate for microblading is someone who may have thinning eyebrows, or someone who doesn’t want to wear makeup to have fuller more defined eyebrows. A consultation with our microblading technician is advised to ensure that you’re a good candidate.

Q: How long does it take?

A: Microblading takes approximately 2-3 hours for your first visit, and touch ups take 1-2 hours.

Q: What will I look like right after microblading?

A: Immediately after your treatment, your new eyebrows will be very bold in colour and look slightly swollen, and the surrounding skin may be a bit lighter from the anaesthetic. This swelling improves over the next 1-2 days and the bold colour will fade a few shades once the crusted pigment has sloughed off, after approximately 7-10 days.

Q: How long is the healing time?

A: After microblading, you will have mild soreness, crusting and itching, that improves over 7-10 days. We will provide a detailed after care form which will explain exactly how to care for your brows and an aftercare balm to ensure healthy healing.

Q: How long does microblading last?

A: Microblading generally last between 1-3 years. Some factors will affect the length of time between touch ups such as: skin type, sun exposure, active ingredients used around the eyebrows and commitment to aftercare.

~ Angela Schiavone, Medical Esthetician at Toronto Dermatology Centre

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