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.
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.
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.
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.