Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about microblading

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about microblading

Get all your questions answered as a current or potential client. Please feel free to contact us, if your question wasn’t answered in the FAQ below.

The pain from microblading depends on a variety of things; your natural pain tolerance can be impacted by menstrual cycles, medications, or pre-existing skin conditions. For some, the pain may be very subtle and for others the feelings can be of severe discomfort. We, at La Bella, use the industry’s most effective anesthetic which fully numbs the area 95.9% with no further discomfort.
Yes! All tools are fully sterilized or UNOPEN / new for your safety! We will also provide you with a consent form that all tools were sterile and single-use blade was indeed opened in front of you.
It is much better to do your eyelash extensions before the procedure. If you decide to get eyelash extensions after microblading/microshading, you must wait at least 10 – 14 days. The reason for this is the difficulty your eyelash tech may have in avoiding the healing brow area while performing the eyelash extensions. We highly recommended that the outer portion of the skin is completely healed before moving forward with other facial procedures.

Yes and no. Anesthetic is used to numb the skin before the procedure – the anesthetic is applied and left on the skin for 10 – 30 mins. Depending on your skin type, the anesthetic may cause your skin to retain water, resulting in a rubber-like consistency which may cause the pigment to not absorb as well into the skin. Not using anesthetic will allow the pigment to absorb better, however we do not recommend this as it can cause great discomfort and pain. Touch-ups appointments are an integral part of microblading/microshading as it will correct or fill in any area that did not absorb the pigment during the initial procedure.

Yes!, but… The best time to have microblading/microshading done is 14 days before or after a vacation holiday. The outer layer of the skin needs time to heal to protect from water or sun damage – 14 days is the minimum time required for this healing process. After a tropical vacation, your skin may be sunburnt – we recommend that you allow your skin’s natural complexion and texture to resurface before proceeding with any procedure.
Depending on the procedure(s) and your comfort level, a session could range anywhere from 90 mins to 180 mins. For longer procedures we do recommend that you have a small meal before we begin.
Microblading is a technique applied with a manual blade of 18 pins to create realistic and natural hair-like strokes. Microshading, also known as Ombre, is mostly used with machine and have more of a makeup / powdery effect.

Depending on your skin type and dedication to aftercare, microblading results could last between 12 to 36 months.

Yes, you can! In most cases, previous permanent makeup can be covered with the beautiful hair strokes effects of microblading. But there are times when previous permanent makeup may be too dark, the skin may be badly scarred, or the previous shape doesn’t fit into your natural desired shape – and in these rare cases it is safer not to proceed with microblading.
After the initial appointment, the second stage of the treatment is the touch-up in 30 – 60 days. It takes a minimum of 24 days for the skin to completely heal so the longer you wait between sessions the better.

Initial appointment take about 2 to 3 hours. A touch-up appointment will be shorter than the initial appointment.

The initial appointment will have following steps:

Step 1.   You will first need to complete and sign the consent form
Step 2.   Before pictures of your bare brows will be taken

Step 3.   Your brow area will be cleaned and sanitized with an alcohol pad
Step 4.   We will work together to draw your desire brows until you are happy with your new perfect shape!

Step 5.   Anesthetic will be applied to your brows.                     Wait time for the numbing cream is 25 minutes.

At this time, we will go over the Aftercare instructions

Step 6.   The Microblading procedure begins – approximately 1 hour for completion

Step 7.   Once the procedure will be finished, we will use antiseptic wipes to wipe pigments and lymph fluid on your brows.

Step 8.   Your photo will be taken of your new and improved brows

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