At your first microblading appointment with Lip Blush And Microblading San Diego, you can expect the following:
1. Consultation: The appointment will begin with a consultation where you'll discuss your desired eyebrow shape, color, and overall look. The microblading artist will assess your natural eyebrows, facial features, and skin tone to determine the best approach for your desired outcome.
2. Mapping and Designing: Once the consultation is complete, the artist will proceed to map and design your eyebrows. This involves measuring and marking the shape and placement of the brow area using specialized tools. They will take into account your facial symmetry and bone structure to create a natural-looking brow shape that suits your face.
3. Numbing: To minimize any discomfort during the procedure, a topical numbing cream or gel will be applied to the brow area. This will typically need some time to take effect, usually around 20-30 minutes.
4. Microblading Process: Once the numbing has taken effect, the microblading process will begin. Microblading involves using a hand-held tool with a configuration of tiny, sterile needles to create small, superficial incisions in the skin. These incisions are then filled with pigments that mimic eyebrow hairs, giving the appearance of fuller, more defined eyebrows. The artist will carefully and meticulously stroke the pigment into the incisions, layer by layer, to create natural-looking hair-like strokes.
5. Discomfort and Sensation: During the procedure, you may feel slight pressure and scratching sensations. However, the numbing cream should significantly reduce any discomfort. If you experience any pain, let the artist know, and they may be able to apply more numbing cream.
6. Communication and Feedback: Throughout the process, the artist will keep you informed about each step and may ask for your input on shape, color, or density. It's important to communicate openly and provide feedback to ensure you're satisfied with the results.
7. Healing and Aftercare: Once the microblading is complete, the artist will provide you with aftercare instructions to promote proper healing. This typically involves avoiding water, excessive sweating, touching the treated area, and applying any recommended ointments or creams. You may also be advised to avoid direct sunlight and certain skincare products during the healing period.
8. Follow-Up Appointment: It's common to schedule a follow-up appointment, often referred to as a touch-up or perfection session, about 4-6 weeks after your initial appointment. This session allows the artist to make any necessary adjustments and fill in areas where pigment may have faded or not taken as well.
Remember that the experience may vary slightly depending on the microblading artist and their specific techniques and processes. It's essential to choose a reputable and experienced professional to ensure the best possible outcome. If you think microblading may be right for you, book your appointment today. You can also contact our team if you have any questions about the process. We're here to make sure you get the perfect brows every time.