Guys! I am so excited to be writing this post. I’ve been telling Dave how much I’ve wanted my eyebrows microbladed for like 3 years now – and just got them done! When I shared a photo on Instagram, I got a bunch of really great questions, so I thought it would be easy to answer them all in one place! So here is my microblading Q&A!
Where did you get them done?
First, I want to mention I partnered with Renewal Skin Spa for this microblading service. Renewal Skin Spa is located on Cascade Road, and the office is so welcoming and modern inside!
Once I was checked in, I was taken to a special seating area, away from the lobby.
Angela did my brows, and she was beyond kind and really paid attention to what my “brow goals” were (to look natural, not like “hey I had my brows done!”) Walking in, I was a bundle of nervous/anxious/excited energy, and she definitely helped calm my nerves. We laughed and chatted throughout the service. It was a very relaxing environment, and if you’re considering the service and live in the area, I highly recommend a consult here!
Did it hurt?
This was without a doubt my most frequently asked question. No! It did not! I will say, Angela numbed me, and I have a pretty decent pain tolerance, but I thought she was still numbing me when she had actually already started microblading me! We chatted the whole time, like I mentioned above, and I was able to take pictures/video during the process. I would say toward the end, when she was brushing on the last bit of tint, there was a tiny but of discomfort, but on a 1-10 scale, I would have rated it a 2.
If you’re considering microblading, but holding off solely because you’re worried about the pain, there is NOTHING to worry about!
How long did the appointment take?
This one is going to be trickier to answer, because there are quite a few variables! When we booked my appointment, Angela wanted to book me out for three and a half hours, and I think we took up the whole time. This included our consult and measuring my brows/eyes/brow bone and then drawing what my brows would look like, and making sure everything was symmetrical. This probably took the longest, but when it’s going on your face – you definitely want it to be perfect!
It was a bit of a process, with her using the blade, applying more tint, and then seeing where we needed to add more strokes, then repeating the steps. Again, I was more than happy to lay on the table for a few extra minutes if it meant absolutely flawless brows! *insert a hair flip emoji here haha*
I was told people with oilier skin will need longer appointments, as it is just harder to work with. Also, the amount of natural brows you have will play a factor in how much “work” is needed at the service.
Do you have to go back for a touchup?
I am scheduled to go back in for a touchup appointment in early March. We scheduled this when I was checking out. Angela mentioned the touchup appointment will give her ability to correct any areas that possibly faded or tweaked. From a friend who had hers done recently (out of state)I she was excited to go back for her touchup because she wanted her arch adjusted, after living with them for a few weeks!
How long does it last?
Microblading is considered semi-permanent and will fade over time. Certain factors will go into how long yours will last (such as: sun exposure, skin type, and what skincare products you use). Touch-ups are recommended every 6-9 months maintain shape, color, and detail. If you’ve heard people can go longer between touchups, it is likely their technician went very deep into the dermis, and the strokes can appear very thick and even blue over time.
What is the healing process like?
Well, for starters, you cannot exercise right away – sweating is a hard no following microblading. My brows were pretty amazing and dark following the appointment. I cleaned them according to my aftercare sheet, and woke up the next morning still feeling fabulous.
My eyebrows were a little tight on day 2. Not sore, but tight – almost like they’re sunburned. I am told they can darken over the next day or so – but to not freak out, they will fade. Over the next few days, I can expect my brows to fade and maybe even peel (similarly to how a tattoo heals). The total healing time will take around a month, and at that time, you go in for the touchup appointment to perfect your brows!
As promised, I adding an update on Tuesday, March 10 after my touch up appointment!
The procedure started out the same way, with chatting about my brow goals, and taking a few more measurements. I knew I wanted a bit more arch, but loved the shade of brown. (You have the option to change the color if you’re not happy – I know a few friends who have had theirs touched up a bit darker than their initial color!)
It took about half the time as the first appointment. Most of the time was spent getting the arches to look just right.
I will say I had a few moments of discomfort – I still wouldn’t say it “hurt” – but I definitely felt it! The aftercare is the same as after your first appointment. I LOVE how they look, and cannot recommend you go in for a consult if you’ve been on the fence about microblading. If you’re local, definitely look into Renewal Skin Spa!
Thank you to Renewal Skin Spa for sponsoring this post. All content and opinions remain my own.