“I was so self conscious of my thinning hair I wouldn’t leave the house without powder on my scalp. This was such an inconvenience for my active lifestyle. I was thrilled with my new hairline results.” Thank you Tonya – G.S
Hairline Microblading is a great option for hair that has started to thin. This procedure works best when adding thickness to thinning hair is desired. The microbladed hair strokes will blend in naturally with existing hair strands. This creates the appearance of thicker hair, adds depth, and shadows. It can extend up to two inches from your real hairline.
How long does it last
Hairline Microblading procedure lasts 8-18 months. Permanent make up can be “semi”, and client results will vary. Commonly you will need a touchup at 1-2 years. Generally the results are amazing but it very much depends on your own skin type, texture and oiliness. After care must be taken seriously! There’s a small but very unlikely chance that the ink could be permanent.
How long does it take
Your procedures are broken up into two appointments – the first appointment and then 4 to 6 weeks later, a perfecting session. Duration of procedure depends on the size of area. Typically 1.5 hours is scheduled. A consultation is needed first.
Tonya will then see you in 4-6 weeks for your perfecting session. The time between appointments gives the skin time to heal and let the color settle. The second appointment will not take as long. Tonya will see how your skin has held the pigment and can make any adjustments to color as needed. But really this appointment is exactly as described- it’s all about the perfecting. Because everyone’s skin heals differently with different results the same amount of time will be scheduled for this session.
Your perfecting session cannot exceed 60 days from your first procedure date or a charge of $150 will be charged.
Healing usually takes about a week. However, please allow a few days if you have an event or special occasion coming up. She tells her clients not to micro-analyze until 30 days that’s when you will know your completely healed pigment. You will go through several phases during the healing cycle (30 days). The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually, and you may see some pigment on your towel after washing, or on your pillowcase – do not be alarmed. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, the scalp will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly; however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your scalp. After a few days, this will subside. Don’t pick or scratch.
Once completely healed after your touchup procedure, it’s highly advise to spray a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your scalp when exposed to the sun, as sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.
Does it hurt
In a word, maybe. But not that much. A prescription strength numbing cream is used liberally throughout the procedure and it’s more uncomfortable than painful. Topical anesthetic works great for most people however; in case it doesn’t work great for you it is recommended to take a few TYLENOL, 30 minutes before your procedure.
How long does this last
Everyone’s skin is different so it greatly depends on your skin composition and your healing process. No guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit the same as another from this procedure. Other factors that play a role in longevity are skin color, the pigment used, thickness of the lines, and mostly how aggressive your immune system is in metabolizing the pigment.
Factors such as smoking, medications, sun exposure, BOTOX, AHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, or lightening the skin can cause your hair strokes to fade.
Choosing a color
Tonya uses an exclusive pigment line, which follows the Fitspatrick Skin Type chart. All skin undertones are different, Tonya does not believe in a “one size fits all” system. She works with your skins under tone and hair color to give her clients the best natural results. Tonya will choose the color that is perfect for you.
Can I get Hairline microblading if I am pregnant
No, you cannot have this treatment done if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Who is not ideal for this procedure
- Someone with severely oily skin. (Pigment may look more solid than like hair strokes or bleed into thickerstrokes) May not last as long.
- Someone with diabetes type 1 or 2 (Prone to slow healing and infection) can discuss further if it’s under control
- Someone who has Thyroid/Graves’ disease (Medication may cause pigment to not retain properly)
- Someone pregnant or nursing can NOT schedule.
- Stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, vitamin E or prescription blood thinners 72 hours before procedure.
- Take a non-aspirin pain reliever 30 minutes before.
- Discontinue Retin A skin care products close to the brow area two weeks prior and after your procedure.
- Discontinue use of AHA skin care products close to the brow area one week prior to your procedure.
- No waxing, tweezing, plucking, trimming, laser or electrolysis several weeks prior to procedure.
- No caffeine or working out the morning of your procedure.
- And no Botox or fillers within 2 weeks before your procedure.
To help keep the tattooing in top shape after it’s first applied, you’ll want to avoid direct sunlight, swimming, picking, skincare products, and makeup around the area for at least 10 days. To ensure proper healing and color retention, we ask clients to refrain from washing their hair for around one week after treatment. A gel ointment pack will be given to apply until gone. Once that period is over, no additional care is necessary.
It’s also recommended you avoid intense exercise or sweating for five to 10 days after your treatment. Other than that, there’s no downtime required.
Aftercare will be discussed more at your appointment, and you will leave with an aftercare goodie bag with instructions This includes everything needed to successfully take care of your areola’s and achieve the best healed results.
You should keep your recovery period and after care in mind when scheduling your procedure appointments around work, social, or travel plans.
$600 AND UP depending on sizes of area. Includes your first procedure and your 4-6 week perfecting session a soft comfortable ice pack and aftercare gel and instruction goodie bag.
Occasionally a 3rd session is needed to get desired results. This can be due to health reasons and skin related issues and is unpredictable. A $100 set up fee will apply and must be completed within 2 months of second appointment. Regular Touch up prices is $175 and goes up at 2 years.
Future touch-up costs
$175 – Full Color Refresher within 1-2 years
$225 – After 2 years since last visit
$350 – After 3 years since last visit
Full Price – After 4 years
Additional costs may apply for scalp area touchups depending on size of area.