Microblading in Orange County
Everything you need to know about microblading your eyebrows. This page includes frequently asked questions, after care instructions and the necessary paperwork to complete before your microblading appointment at Beauty by Tifini.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a relatively new, manual method of ultra-fine hair stroke tattooing. It’s a cosmetic tattooing procedure also known as feather touch, 3d brows or eyebrow embroidery. Since it’s considered to be semi-permanent, typical results last 12-18 months.
This process is done using a very fine hand tool that deposits a custom blended pigment into the epidermis. Because we’re impacting color closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine.
This method is ideal for anyone with sparse brows, over tweezed brows or anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are very natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present.
The procedure Includes one touch up visit 8-10 weeks later as this is a 2-part process. You can also add shading to your microblading appointments, which also includes a follow-up appointment 8-10 weeks later. Shading includes all the benefits of microblading and adds a backdrop of color that helps create a more defined, softly filled-in brow.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to get my brows done? – You will need two sessions to complete treatment. The first session lasts an hour and a half, and the second session lasts one hour.
Does microblading hurt? – It can be a little uncomfortable, however a numbing agent is applied before treatment begins to eliminate discomfort. Please note: you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle and caffeine counteracts the numbing.
I just got Botox, can I get my eyebrows microbladed? – If you get Botox, it needs to be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after treatment is done. If you do not regularly receive injectables, botox and filler on the forehead, temple and eye area should be avoided 2 months prior to procedure.
Can I take aspirin/blood thinners before my appointment? – Stop taking any aspirin or blood thinners 48-72 hours before your appointment. This includes Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, and Advil/Ibuprofen.
Can I drink before my appointment? – NO! Do not drink alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before treatment.
Is it ok if I’m using Retin a/Retional products? – Do not use any products containing Retin a/Retinol for 4-6 weeks prior to procedure. Also discontinue chemical and laser peels, microdermabrasion, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and any chemical exfoliant or "brightening" skincare at least 6 weeks prior to procedure. Once brows have healed, avoid application near brows after treatment as it can cause fading.
Can I work out after? – ABSOLUTELY NO SWEATING! No working out for first 10 days. Raising your heart rate causes sweat and heat to push through the pores and pushes the pigment out of your skin.
Can I go tanning after? – Do not stay in direct sunlight or go to a tanning bed, this will affect the coloring of the pigment in the strokes of your new brows. Once brows are healed, always apply sunscreen (SPF 50+) on brow area to protect from sun damage.
Disclaimer: Beauty by Tifini holds the right to deny service to clients who have the following conditions. If you have the following conditions please contact us immediately before scheduling to ensure you are a candidate.
Tendency towards Keloids or Scarring
Skin Irritations or Psoriasis near the Treated Area
Used Accutane in the Past Year
Allergic to Anesthetic (Lidocaine)
Extremely Oily or Problematic Skin
Pregnant or Nursing
Viral Infections and/or Diseases
A Pacemaker or Major Heart Problems
Had an Organ Transplant
Diagnosed conditions that are waived are required to bring a doctor's note stating their approval.
The Healing Process
After care is the most important part of the whole service! Since the pigment isn’t embedded deeply into your skin, there are many factors that try to push the pigment back to the surface. Water, sweat and steam are all major culprits that can hurt your healing process. Be sure to follow these care instructions closely to ensure maximum results!
+ Wipe brows with cool water wipe every 30 minutes for 3 hours post-procedure
+ Wash brows twice a day (morning & night) with antibacterial soap provided in healing kit for 7-10 days
+ Apply a thin layer of healing cream morning and night, unless otherwise directed
+ Do not pick, scratch or sleep on your brows for the first 10 days
+ No Sweating for first 10 days after procedure!
+ Do not use any other creams, cleansers or makeup over your brows during the first 3-4 weeks
+ Avoid using chemical skin exfoliants on the brows and forehead area. Use of these products will cause premature fading and discoloration. This includes: Glycolic Acid, Hydroquinone, Retinol, Rein A, Vitamin C, chemical and brightening peels.
To maintain removal of unwanted brow hair outside of your micro bladed brow design, tweeze, thread or wax away once healed. Microblading normally lasts 1-3 years depending on your lifestyle, skin type and aftercare, but yearly touch-ups are recommended to maintain your results.