Microshading

Who should get microshading

Framing and balancing the face a well-designed and groomed brow can instantly give lift and emphasis to the eyes giving a more youthful appearance. Various concerns such as sparse, thin or naturally very light eyebrows can be addressed by adding fullness and definition without compromising a natural look. This procedure gives you the appearance of a powder | shadow brow. Anyone who desires more fullness of the brows will love this procedure and the time saved not applying make-up.

Those who used to apply brow pencil can go swimming, sweat, or wipe your forehead without the embarrassment of losing their eyebrows. Alopecia suffers are pleasantly surprised at how natural it looks. Most brow procedures require at least one touch up.

This amazing eyebrow treatment suits people who have an unflattering brow shape, have over tweezed or waxed, lack of hair do to prescriptions or chemotherapy, always had or are getting sparse areas in their brows that won’t grow back or just what to define and enhance their brow.

What’s the difference microshading verses microblading
  • Microshading uses pin-like dots of pigmentation to achieve a powdered shaded eyebrow look. 
  • Microblading uses a bladed needle to apply pigmentation underneath the skin. The technician fills your brows by making hair-like strokes that look like natural eyebrow hair.
Pro’s microshading | powder
  • Resembles eyebrow powder
  • Creates thicker, fuller eyebrows
  • Ideal for sensitive or oily skin
  • Can create a light powder dusting in the brow or bolder
Pro’s microblading
  • Hair-like strokes looks like real hair 
  • Fills and changes the shape of your brows
  • Ideal for dry skin
Hybird brows | both worlds

Between you and me, the hybrid brow is my favorite. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a combination of Microblading and microshading (blade + shade).

Pros: The combination of microbladed hair strokes and a powder fill gives an incredibly natural looking brow. It’s a bit more defined and filled in than just straight microbladed brows.

Who is it best for: I really love this technique for everyone to be honest. All brows are customized specifically for each individual client based on your desired look, skin type, coloring, bone structure etc. There are no two clients with the same brow design.

Pigments used

Tonya has used several pigment lines since 2010. She is using one of the best pigments on the market with safety as it #1 priority. The inks are comprised of the highest quality ingredients and have a very high light fastness which means as the ink ages in the skin they “should’ not discolor. Leaving a soft appearance that blends naturally with the skin. These inks are known for their stability, longevity and reliability. Cruelty free never tested on animals and certified vegan.

How long does it last

Microshading procedure results vary person to person. Usually, lasts about 1 to 3 years, although you’ll need a touch-up or maintenance refresher session every 8-18 months. Generally the results are amazing but it very much depends on your own skin type, texture and oiliness. After care must be taken seriously!

How long does it take

Your Microshading sessions are broken up into two appointments – the first appointment and then 4 to 6 weeks later (perfecting session).

First treatment

Please allow up to 1.5 hours for your first microshading appointment to be completed.

  • Tonya will take a before pictures and will chat about your desired look, color and shape.  
  • Tonya will then get your numbing cream on (this is the strongest numbing with a prescription from a Doctor associate).
  • She will first tint and shape what you have for brow hair as she likes to use as much of your natural brow as possible. Then she will measure, balance, and draw a brow shape with a white pencil.  This is the template Tonya will use to start your new brows.
  • Most of this time is spent waiting for numbing to take effect and measuring and balancing the brows and working together to get the best final shape. The tattooing itself is quite quick.
  • Once finished with the tattooing, you’ll discuss aftercare, and take some after pictures to compare.

 

Perfecting session

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. Tonya will see how your skin has held the pigment and can make any adjustments to color or shape as needed. But really this appointment is exactly as described- it’s all about the perfecting of your new brows. 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 $175 will be charged.

Healing

Healing usually takes about a week. However, please allow a few days if you have an event or special occasion coming up. Do not to micro-analyze your brows until 30 days that’s when you will know your completely healed pigment.  Your new permanent eyebrow will go through several phases during the healing cycle.  

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 your face, or on your pillowcase – do not be alarmed.

Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, your brows may look like they have 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 eyebrows. After a couple days, this will subside. Don’t pick or scratch. Once completely healed, it’s highly advise to apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows 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. 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 it 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, how aggressive your immune system is in metabolizing the pigment.  Factors such as 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 Microshading to fade.

Choosing a color

Tonya uses an exclusive pigment line. All skin undertones are different, Tonya does not believe in a “one size fits all” makeup system. She works with your skins under tone to give her clients the best natural results based on the color and undertones of your skin. Tonya will choose the color that is perfect for you.

Can I get 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 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.
My pre-op
  • 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.
Aftercare

Aftercare will be discussed at your appointment, and you will leave with an aftercare goodie bag with instructions This includes everything needed to successfully take care of your brows and achieve the best healed results.

Although you will not need to take time off from work, you should keep your recovery period and after care in mind when scheduling your procedure appointments around work, social, or travel plans.

How much

$500 – Microblading Brows
$575 – Microshading Brows | Powder
$600 – Hybrid Brows (blade + shade)

Includes your first procedure and your 4-6 week perfecting session and aftercare kit.

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 $60-$100 discounted 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
$50 – Hybrid add on technique

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