microblading

TESTIMONIALS

LaTina Chaney 

My microblading experience with Zii was Awesome!! Its was painless and the atmosphere was so peaceful. It’s nice to have a shape with no makeup on and it look like my normal brows. They are perfect!! Zii you're Awesome thanks you!!!

Sharon Goodloe 

After much research and contemplation, I decided to get my brows microbladed. Zii was prompt, professional, and personable. She emailed detailed instructions for directions to her studio and preparation for the procedure. During the procedure she was gentle, informative and assured that I was not having much discomfort. Zii also thoroughly explained after care and expectations. I am very confident in her as a make-up artist and beauty expert.

September 2016, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to train with the eyebrow and microblading queen @Neeziiebabiie. I received my certification and I am confident that I am well-equipped to provide a safe, sanitary, and beautiful brow experience.

 

What IS Microblading? 

Microblading is also referred to as microstroking, eyebrow embroidery, 3D brows,etc. Microblading is a manual "hand" method of implanting semi-permanent cosmetics into your eyebrows creating extremely fine, natural looking hair strokes to make your brows look fuller! 


How long does Microblading last?

Depending on your skin type and care, the pigment will fade slowly over 18-24 months. 


Is Microblading painful?

Clients rate their pain between 0 and 2 on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the most painful). The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, a topical anesthetic is applied during to keep this to a minimum to where it is nearly painless.


How does it work?

The pigment is applied with a specific microblading tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up may be required depending on how the pigment locks into the skin.


How long does the service last? How much does it cost?

The appointment should take no more than 90 minutes (an hour and a half). The rate for microblading is $300. If you have ever received makeup service from Zii, then your rate is only $275!


Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for a Microblading treatment?

• Pregnancy 
• Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)
• On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.
• Diabetic
• Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)
• You're taking blood thinning medication
• Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
• If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
• You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 2 months)
• Old PMU
• You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
• If you have a sunburn. 
• After waxing (must wait 3 days)
• After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)



Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my service?

• Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.
• Do not take omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
• Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
• No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.
• No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.
• Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.



What can I expect during my service?

 

  1. Before the appointment begins, you will be provided a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the microblading process.

  2. The artist then draws on the eyebrow shape according to your liking. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size.

  3. Next, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the eyebrow area for 20-30 min. to reduce any discomfort.

  4. Then, the microblading process starts. Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow. 

  5. After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin.

  6. Once that's finished, the brow area is cleaned thoroughly. 

  7. After the service, you will receive care instructions to enjoy your brows.  


Is there any after-procedure care?

Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:
• Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.
• Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.
• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
• Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
• Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.
• Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.
• Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head. Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post microblading procedure, However, experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear.
• Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly. 



What happens during the touch up?

The touch up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment.  During your touch up, your artist will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.


What's the Microblading healing process like?

Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right! 

Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin). 

Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it 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 eyebrows.

Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Microblading

What is microblading? How much does it cost?


Microblading is also referred to as microstroking, eyebrow embroidery, 3D brows,etc. Microblading is a manual "hand" method of implanting semi-permanent cosmetics into your eyebrows creating extremely fine, natural looking hair strokes to make your brows look fuller! The rate for initial microblading application is $425.




Who is NOT suitable for microblading?


Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates: • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine • Pregnant
• Breastfeeding (treatment is possible, though anesthetic will not be possible)
• On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.
• Diabetic (will require a doctor's note)
• Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Any bleeding disorders (doctor's note is required)
• You're taking blood thinning medication
• Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
• If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area.
• You've recently had Botox or Disport treatment (must wait 1 months)
• Old PMU
• You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
• If you have a sunburn
• After waxing (must wait 3 days)
• After deep tan or chemical peels (must wait two weeks) • Have heart conditions or using heart medications * We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason. Our brow technicians make the decision to microblade an individual based on their own discretion. *




How long does the process take? How does it work?


For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 1.5 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure. The pigment is applied with a specific microblading tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine, natural-looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch-up may be required depending on how the pigment locks into the skin. The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 4-6 weeks after the initial session and no later than 12 weeks. This session will take approximately 1 hour to complete.




How long does microblading results last?


Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically lasts 12-18 months, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry) and age (youthful/mature). Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual's color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a new session is suggested every 12-18 months. Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain. Clients with oily skin will experience more fading. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment.




Is the touch up necessary?


Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!




Is microbalding painful?


On average, clients rate their pain between 0 and 2 on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the most painful). The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, a topical anesthetic is applied during to keep this to a minimum to where it is nearly painless.




How's the healing process? How long does it take to heal?


The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very sharp and dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals. This is because the pigment is still seating on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin). Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals.

Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it 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 eyebrows.
Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows. No down time is required after microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in. You'll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing. This is due to the the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!




How should I prepare for microblading?


• Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.
• Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 48 hours before treatment.
• Do not take omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
• Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
• No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.
• No face scrubs, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.
• Shower and fix your hair as you need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.
Reference pictures of shapes and colors of brows are always welcomed. We will then work together to create the perfect brows!




What can I expect during the process?


1. Before the appointment begins, you will be provided a quick consultation to discuss expectations and results of the microblading process. 2. The artist then draws on the eyebrow shape according to your liking. Brows are measured perfectly to complement your unique face shape and size. 3. Next, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the eyebrow area for 20-30 min. to reduce any discomfort. 4. Then, the microblading process starts. Pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow. 5. After, a pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin. 6. Once that's finished, the brow area is cleaned thoroughly. 7. After the service, you will receive care instructions to enjoy your brows.




What are the post-care instructions?


The healing process will take 7-14 days. Make sure to avoid ALL of the following: • Within 2 hours after the procedure, clean brows using a q-tip and lightly moisten with distilled or cooled downed boiling water. Lightly pat dry with tissue. • Do not immerse brow area in water for 14 days. When showering, make sure to avoid face area. When cleaning or washing face, make sure to avoid brows and clean around it. Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 10 days. Microbladed area is an open wound, using makeup may cause infections. • Brow area will feel slightly itchy as it heals and will start to lightly scab over. Do not peel or pick at the scabs as this can affect the outcome and pigmentation. Do not go swimming, tanning or into saunas for at least 14 days. No face scrubs or chemical peels at least 2 weeks after.
• Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.
• Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.
• Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
• Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
• Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.
• Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream/oil with a cotton swab.
• Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.




What happens during the touch up?


The touch up is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial treatment. During your touch up, your artist will fill in missing hairs, add or make hairs longer or just achieve a darker color.




What if I do not like it?


As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. We always recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists' work and portfolio when making their decisions. I will do their utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to your satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.




Do you perfrom microblading correction or touch up of other's work?


Great question! The answer is yes! All correction and touch ups will be charged the rate of an initial microblading application.





 

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Cordova, TN