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Microblading San Diego

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Eyebrow Embroidery

Microblading is a semi-permanent and less invasive solution for thicker and fuller eyebrows.

This procedure is a form of semi-permanent tattooing in which specialists utilize a disposable blade that is made up of fine-point needles, instead of a traditional tattoo gun. The specialist uses this blade to gently scratch the surface of your skin in strokes while depositing pigment, creating hair-like marks that mimic the look of your natural eyebrow hairs. 

Microblading can be used for any eyebrow correction. From small alterations to full reconstruction, microblading is excellent for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. Those who have little to no eyebrows, due to natural thinning from age or over-tweezing, can experience a full transformation from just one session.

At the beginning of the procedure, our specialists customize the perfect pigment to match your natural or desired brow color, taking into consideration your skin tone and undertones. 

FAQ

The pigmentation from microblading typically lasts between 6 months to 2 years. Variation depends on your skin type (normal, dry, oily) and age, as well as your skincare routine and aftercare. Patients who tan or use products containing AHA or Glycolic Acid will fade faster as these products will cause your skin to regenerate quicker. We suggest a touch up every 1-1.5 years to maintain the fresh look of the brows.

Microblading Pre-treatment Instructions

Before your procedure, we advise you to follow these instructions:

  • For 72 hours prior, avoid alcohol, painkillers, and any vitamins that may thin your blood.
  • Avoid tanning so we can assess your natural skin tone.
  • Do not apply any face scrubs or chemical peels for at least 2 weeks prior.

Microblading After Care

It takes about 1-2 weeks for the brows to heal after the procedure. The color of the brows will be noticeably dark in the days following the initial session and will gradually get lighter as it heals. It takes approximately one month until the color fully sets in. To get the best results for your microblading treatment, please follow these after-care instructions.

  • Once the procedure is over, you will experience some redness and swelling on the site of the procedure. This should gradually fade in about an hour or so.
  • Within 2 hours of the procedure, you should clean the brows with a cotton swab moistened with clean water and wipe away the old healing balm and any lymphatic fluid that build may have built up. Lightly pat with a tissue and reapply the healing balm with a new cotton swab.
  • For at least 5-7 days, make sure to apply a light layer of healing balm to the brows once in the morning and again at night. Do not over apply the healing balm.
  • Do not allow water to get in contact with the brow area for at least 2 weeks. When showering or washing your face, make sure to avoid your brows and clean around it.
  • Do not put makeup on the brow area for a minimum of 10 days. Putting makeup on the microbladed area can cause infections.
  • Avoid alcohol, painkillers, and vitamins that may thin your blood for at least 24 hours.
  • The brow area will lightly scab as it heals and will feel itchy. Do not pick at the scabs as this will affect the final outcome.
  • Do not swim, tan, or go into saunas for at least 2 weeks.
  • Do not apply face scrubs or chemical peels for at least 2 weeks.

JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS

This product has been around for a long time largely as a result of its broad application and consistent results. It is thicker than its predecessor, Juvederm Ultra, but still, delivers a smooth final look.

A major benefit of Juvederm Ultra Plus is its affinity for water. This means the product attracts water and hydrates the area of the face it is injected to further enhance the desired effect. This can be a very favorable quality when filling deep lines or when trying to achieve a significant increase in volume with minimal product.

Common sites: Lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines

Duration: 9 months*

RESTYLANE

Restylane is a great product for the tear troughs. This is because it does not have the hydrating effect of the Juvederm product line. As a result, the hollow below the eyes is less likely to be overfilled, which lends itself to a very unnatural appearance.

Restylane can certainly be injected elsewhere, but it is rarely the best choice when compared to the Juvederm products or second generation Restylane products.

Common sites: Tear Troughs

Duration: 9 months*

Juvederm Volbella

The second generation of Juvederm products (Volbello, Vollure, and Voluma) use what Allergan calls Vycross technology. This relates to how the different size hyaluronic acid molecules interact and crosslink. As a result of this technology, Allergan has been able to extend the duration of hyaluronic acid fillers beyond Juvederm Ultra Plus’ 9 months.

Volbello is a very smooth product and is used to deliver a subtle result. It is typically used to decrease mild to moderate wrinkles or a very subtle lip augmentation making it a great choice if you are very concerned friends and family will notice you had something done.

Common sites: lips, vertical lines above the mouth, tear troughs

Duration: 1 year*

Juvederm Vollure

Vollure exists in the sweet spot between smooth (Volbello) and firm (Voluma). As such, it has primarily replaced Juvederm Ultra Plus as a great broad application dermal filler. It delivers the same beautiful results with twice the duration. Vollure has a slightly less hydrating effect when compared to Juvederm Ultra Plus but has a slightly smoother final appearance. Additionally, there tends to be less initial swelling/ inflammatory response when injecting Vollure vs. Juvederm Ultra Plus.

Vollure has been the number one dermal filler used in Europe for many years and will likely be the number one filler in the USA in the near future.

Common sites: Lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, temples, and many other areas

Duration: 18 months*

Juvederm Voluma

Voluma is a firm facial filler used to volumize deep structures, particularly the cheeks. It is made up of large hyaluronic acid molecules- a characteristic that lends itself to both its firm nature and long duration.

Voluma can be used for superficial cosmetic injections, but it is more often used deep in the skin to mimic the bone/tissue loss associated with aging.

Common sites: Cheeks, midface, temples, chin

Duration: 2 years*

Restylane

Restylane is a great product for the tear troughs. This is because it does not have the hydrating effect of the Juvederm product line. As a result, the hollow below the eyes is less likely to be overfilled, which lends itself to a very unnatural appearance.

Restylane can certainly be injected elsewhere, but it is rarely the best choice when compared to the Juvederm products or second generation Restylane products.

Common sites: Tear Troughs

Duration: 9 months*

Restylane Defyne

The new Restylane products use a technology called XPresHAn. It is similar to Allergan’s Vycross technology, but the hyaluronic acid molecules are less tightly bound, allowing for a product more resistant to stretch. Think memory foam. This makes Defyne and Refyne great for injection around highly mobile areas like the mouth.

Defyne is slightly firmer than Refyne which makes it great for deep wrinkles around the mouth.

Common sites: around the mouth- deep lines

Duration: 1 year*

Restylane Refyne

Refyne is a thin injectable filler that is resistant to degradation even in a highly mobile area. It is similar to Defyne but is injected more superficially to address less dramatic wrinkles. It is a great choice for patients just starting to notice lines around the mouth they wish were not there.

Common sites: around the mouth- superficial lines

Duration: 1 year

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