Are you still filling in your eyebrows every morning with a brow pencil, secretly wishing they were darker, fuller or more uniform? Well, you are not alone! That is why microblading has quickly become one of the leading trends in the beauty industry. Luckily, if your in Chula Vista or the surrounding area, this post if for you.
If you are considering microblading, it is completely normal to have concerns about the potential risks associated with the procedure. Our Chula Vista microblading specialist put together a list of potential complications associated with microblading along with ways to avoid them.
Infection: Signs and Causes
Infection due to irritation or allergic reaction from the pigment is a leading complication associated with microblading. While it is totally normal to experience some discomfort or pain during the procedure, it is not normal to have severe pain after the appointment is over.
You may experience slight stinging, but you should contact your physician immediately if severe or ongoing pain occurs as this could be the first sign of infection.
Other possible signs of infection include:
- Swelling or puffiness in the brow area
- Scabbing two weeks after the procedure (it is normal for scabbing to occur immediately following the procedure but if it continues after two weeks, you should see your doctor to make sure an infection isn’t forming)
- Yellow-tinged pus or discharge or excessive redness
If you experience any unusual symptoms that may be showing early signs of infection, you should seek medical attention immediately. The brow area is so close to the brain that you do not want an infection entering your blood stream. Infection can be treated with antibiotics.
How to Prevent Infection
The most important step you can take to avoid infection is choosing a microblading technician that is highly qualified and experienced, and who is known for clean and safe practices. It is important to research your technician before the procedure so you can rest assured you are choosing someone who will not only give you the best aesthetic results but will also ensure your safety.
Some the things to look for when choosing a technician include:
- Reviews: do your research and see what other clients have to say about the technician — how many microblading reviews does he or she have? What do the reviews say about the experience and the results? What do the reviews say about his/her cleanliness and attention to detail?
- Does the technician have a license? It is perfectly OK for you to ask to see the license and ask about his or her experience.
- Ask about safety procedures: it is also OK to be proactive and to ask the technician what safety procedures he or she follows to reduce the risk of infection. For example, the tool used for microblading should be a one-time use, to make sure he or she opens a new package when performing your procedure.
After you choose your technician, ask him or her for an instruction sheet for proper care following the appointment. It is important to keep in mind that once you leave the appointment there are things you will need to do to keep the area clean and reduce any risk for irritation and infection.
Some of the things you should avoid include:
- Getting the area wet for a certain number of days
- Applying makeup to the face for at least a week
- Touching, rubbing or picking at the scabs
- Swimming, saunas and activities that can cause sweating until the area is completely healed
- Exposure to the sun
- Do Keep the area clean and apply the ointment provided by your physician as directed to keep it protected and avoid drying out
Schedule an Appointment for Chula Vista Microblading
If you are considering microblading and you are in Chula Vista or a surrounding area, contact A. Samara Beauty today. We provide exceptional services and will do everything we can to help reduce the risk for complications and infection.
I’m sure you’ve been hearing the term “microblading” and you may even know someone who has had it done. But, what exactly is it and is it safe?
Microblading is a type of semi-permanent tattooing that involves tiny, fine-point needles which make small incisions in the brow area while simultaneously depositing pigment to form little hair-like tattoos. This procedure creates realistic-looking brow hairs that do not wash off. Unlike ink from a tattoo gun, this is not permanent and will fade over time.
While microblading is not permanent, it can last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on your skin type. Typically, the oilier the skin, the quicker it will fade. Most clients will need to go back for a touch up after one month as some of the initial pigment may fade, but after the initial touch up, you will likely be set for at least one year.
What to Expect at a Microblading Appointment
Your technician will go over the type of brow you desire and will draw the brow directly on to your face so you can see exactly what it will look like before he/she gets started. During this time, he or she will likely ask you to smile, laugh and frown to create a brow that matches the symmetry of your face.
Every face is different, so it is important that your brow fits your unique face structure. Your technician will work with you to create the thickness and darkness you desire to give you the full brow you’ve been wanting!
Your brow area will be numbed before treatment begins. Wait time for the numbness to kick in is usually about 30 minutes. While you are waiting, your technician will discuss after care with you and will be able to answer any questions you may have. After you are numb. Treatment begins and this will take about an hour. Then… your new brows will be revealed!
It is important to keep in mind that the initial tattoo will be darker than what it will fade to. It usually takes about a week or so to fade but it can take up to four weeks to see the final results. After it is healed, you will likely need a touch up to fill in the gaps of where excess fading occurs. A touch up appointment is typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after the initial appointment.
What You Should Do after the Appointment
It is important to follow the proper aftercare instructions provided by your technician to ensure proper healing and to reduce the risk of irritation or infection.
Some things to note include:
- Do not get your brows wet at all during the first week (we recommend not washing your hair and using face wipes or a damp wash cloth or sponge when washing your face to keep water from dripping on to the brow area)
- Do not touch your brows or rub or pick at the scabs
- Avoid saunas, pools and anything that may cause you to sweat
- Avoid direct exposure to the sun
- Do not apply makeup or moisturizer until your technician says its OK
- Apply the ointment provided by your technician during the healing process to keep the skin from drying out to create a protective barrier
- The area will be tender during the healing process, but it should not be overly painful
If you notice any signs of infection, contact your physician immediately. Signs may include excessive redness, puffiness, severe pain and or yellow discharge.
After your brows are healed, you will go in for your touch up and your technician will make sure you achieve the results you have been dreaming about! And then you can enjoy your new, full brows!
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’ve been wanting to ditch your brow pencil and wake up to beautiful, full brows, contact A. Samara Beauty today. We provide our clients with the best possible service and are available to answer any questions you may have.
If you are considering microblading, it is important to learn and understand the proper way to care for your eyebrows post procedure to ensure the best results and reduce the risk of infection and other complications.
A. Samara Beauty Salon provides exceptional microblading services for Coronado residents and people in surrounding communities. When new clients come to us, we make sure they not only understand what the process entails, but also what post-care and maintenance should look like — after all, our goal is to help our clients achieve long-lasting results they can be proud of!
Our Coronado microblading specialist put together some tips on how to properly care for the eyebrow and surrounding skin after undergoing microblading to prevent infection and ensure the best results:
Things to Avoid Post Microblading
There are certain things you should avoid after a microblading appointment to prevent irritation and other complications, including:
- Applying makeup to the face, especially near the eyebrow area
- Applying creams or lotions on or near the eyebrow
- Exposure to the sun (this can cause fading or peeling of the tattoo and can result in patches and irritation)
- Shampooing the hair (its important to keep any type of soap away from the area)
- Rubbing or picking at the scabs
- Exercise or activities that cause sweating
How to Safely Wash the Face
It is important to keep water and soap away from the brow area. We recommend using a damp sponge or washcloth to gently clean the face while avoiding the eyebrow area altogether.
It may help if you:
- Wet a sponge or cloth with warm water
- Apply a small amount of face wash to the wet cloth
- Squeeze out excess water to prevent drips
- Gently dab the cloth around the face, avoiding the brow area
- Carefully pat the skin dry while avoiding any rubbing or contact with the brows
Tips for Safe Healing
It is important to ask your technician for post microblading care instructions. He or she should provide you with a care instruction sheet and if you have any questions always contact your technician to make sure you are taking the proper precaution during the healing process.
Some of the things you can do to support proper healing include:
- Keep the area clean — your technician will advise you when it is safe to gently clean the area with a mild facial cleanser and slightly warm water.
- Apply the ointment provided or recommended by your technician — after several days, when your technician says it safe, you will want to apply a small amount of ointment to the area to create a protective barrier and to help with the healing process. Your technician will likely recommend something like Aquaphor.
- Keep it moist — when your technician says its safe make sure to keep the skin moisturized. If it dries out it can heal unevenly.
- Do not use anything medicated without seeing a physician — if you feel like the skin is irritated or infected, see a physician before applying any additional ointment such as Neosporin.
Schedule a Consultation with a Coronado Microblading Specialist Today!
If you are considering microblading in Coronado or a surrounding area, please contact Microblading San Diego By A. Samara Beauty for a consultation! We would love to discuss your needs and help you achieve the eyebrow you have been wanting. We will discuss in detail what to expect during and after the procedure and will be available to answer all your questions.
If you are in the La Jolla area and are looking for exceptional microblading services, contact A. Samara Beauty Salon for a private consultation. We have been servicing members of the La Jolla community for years and would love to discuss your microblading needs.
Microblading Tailored to Your Face and Style
The shape and color of a person’s eyebrow can completely change the way he or she looks. Because every face is unique, it is important to find an artist with a lot of experience in microblading and who has worked with clients who have similar eyebrow shape and coloring as you want.
Never feel afraid to ask to look at an artist’s portfolio and to see client reviews and testimonials before deciding if he or she is the right fit for you — after all, this is a semi-permanent tattoo that is on your face and you’ll want to go with someone who will give you the beautiful results you are looking for.
What to Look for When Choosing a La Jolla Microblading Artist
If you are looking for a microblading artist in the La Jolla area, it is important to do your research before making a decision. Just because an artist is located in La Jolla, it does not mean he or she has the skills and experience you need to give you the best results.
Some of things to look for when choosing an artist to work with include:
- Experience — never feel afraid to ask about an artist’s experience (questions to ask include: How long have you been microblading? Are you licensed? How many clients have you worked with? Can I see your portfolio and client reviews?)
- Cleanliness — most artists will allow you to schedule a free consultation prior to scheduling the actual service. This is important because you can check out the facility during the consultation to make sure it is clean and that they are taking proper precautions to ensure your safety.
- Experience with eyebrow shapes similar to what you are looking for — this is very important! If you are looking for a particular shape or color, you will want to make sure you find someone who has worked with clients who have similar brows as you. Of course no one will have the exact brow you are looking to achieve, but this will give you peace of mind that your artist has the right skill set to give you the shape you desire.
- Attention to detail — something to keep in mind when choosing your artist is how he or she pays attention to detail. When you are in the consultation do you feel like he or she is fully answering your questions and listening to exactly what you want to achieve? Or is he or she distracted or rushing through the consultation? You will want to make sure he or she is listening and paying attention to exactly what you want and makes you feel like he or she hears you and is going to give you the results you are looking for.
Schedule Your La Jolla Microblading Service Today
If you are in or near the La Jolla area and are looking for an experienced microblading artist, contact us today. We are located very close to La Jolla and have been servicing members of the community for years. We would be happy to discuss all your needs and address all your concerns in a private consultation!
Have you been hearing about microblading or maybe you have a friend, colleague or family member who has had it done and now you are intrigued? Are you getting tired of having to fill your eyebrows in each morning before seeing anyone?! Well, if you answered yes to either of these questions, you are not alone!
Microblading is the latest beauty trend which is allowing more people to achieve the brows they love without having to maintain them every day. But…how safe is it? If you are wondering how safe it is to tattoo your face, right above your eyes, you are also not alone! This is a common question, and we would love to help answer any questions you have.
If you would like to learn more about microblading services in San Diego and would like to know how safe it really is, feel free to call us to schedule an in-person consultation. During a consultation, we will walk you through the entire process; show you videos of the procedure and as well as before and after pictures of our own clients; and will answer all your questions in detail. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible, so you know exactly what to expect without any surprises.
So, How Safe Is It?
Microblading is generally considered safe and most people who get it done do not experience problems. But, as with any procedure, there are risks that you should be aware of before you choose to go through with it.
First of all — what exactly is microblading? The term “microblading” refers to a type of semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo in which a technician uses a tool with a tiny needle to draw in eyebrow hairs. The technician uses the tool to make tiny cuts in the skin and fills them in with color to create a richer, fuller brow. The tattoo itself usually lasts about a year.
What are the Risks?
Possible risks you should know about and discuss with your technician beforehand include:
- Infection — there is always a small risk of infection, as with any procedure. You could be at risk for infection if the technician doesn’t properly sterilize the equipment or uses dirty water – easily preventable by using an experienced technician. The risk for infection is low and is most always avoided by ensuring you choose an artist who follows clean and safe practices.
- Allergic reaction — some people develop allergic reactions to the ink itself. This is very rare, but can happen and is easily treated. Signs of allergic reaction include red, itchy skin and rash. Your doctor will likely prescribe a steroid or antihistamine.
- Granulomas — this is rare, but some people develop inflammatory knots around the brow area (called granulomas). This sometimes occurs months or even years after the procedure.
Schedule a Consultation for San Diego Microblading
If you’re considering microblading and are concerned about the safety and potential risks, come talk to us! We would love to address all your concerns and put your mind at ease during a private consultation. At A. Samara Beauty, we practice the highest safety standards and have the experience you need to reduce any risks. For more information or to talk to us about the safety procedures we practice, contact us today.
The price of microblading in San Diego varies, but it typically runs about $600 for the initial procedure and roughly $300-$500 for annual touch ups. At A. Samara Beauty, we are offering a limited time special for the initial procedure for only $475!
To learn more, contact us today!
Eyebrow microblading, which uses a tiny needle and ink to create hair-like strokes for fuller, richer brows, is the latest beauty trend. While sparse eyebrows were a thing of the 90s, people are now longing for thicker, fuller, darker brows. When your brows are fuller and darker, they make more of a statement and draw more attention to the eyes.
While $600 (even $475) may seem like a lot, it is completely worth it! You will no longer have to fill in your eyebrows every morning before going out into the public. You simply wake up with full, dark, stunning brows that you don’t have to touch up at all! You can also go to the pool and the beach and never have to worry about your eyebrows wiping off in the water.
Initial Microblading Procedure
The initial procedure will typically cost about $600. The day of the procedure you will want to use a gentle cleanser to thoroughly clean the area to prevent infection or irritation. You may consider using a gentle exfoliant to clean dead skin off the area but be careful not to over exfoliate as this could leave the skin unprotected. Make sure to moisturize after cleaning the skin to protect the skin and allow the ink to set in. Overly dry skin will not take the color as well as hydrated skin and may cause irritation.
Your technician will walk you through the proper steps to ensure your color sets properly and you get the best results possible. This will help the results to last so you don’t have to have as many future touch ups.
Six Month Touch Up
Usually when you first get your brows tattooed, you will go through the peeling process (like a typical tattoo) and you may experience fading in certain spots. Every person is different, and the ink settles different in each person’s skin type and color. We usually suggest a touch up after 6 weeks to fill in the areas where significant fading occurs. This is $50.
One Year Touch Ups
The full effects of microblading usually lasts about 1-2 years. Most clients come in for touch ups after one year, but some people don’t need to that soon. It depends on how the ink settles in your skin and how fast it fades. One-year touch ups are not full microblading services, so they are much quicker and the healing process is much quicker than the initial procedure. One-year touch ups cost $325 at A. Samara Beauty.
Find Out if Microblading is Right For You
If you’ve been considering microblading and aren’t sure if it’s right for you, contact us for a consultation. We will talk you through the process and tell you exactly what to expect. We have years of experience in microblading and would love to create brows you will fall in love with! To find out if it’s right for you, please schedule an evaluation today!
Does the thought of tattooing your face scare you? If so, you are not alone! Afterall, microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo on your face that, if done properly, will last a long time. So, I’m sure you want to make sure you hire the right artist and everything turns out perfect.
At A. Samara Beauty, we completely understand that your eyebrows are one of the most important and defining features on your face. We also understand your concern for wanting the results to be just right. As a result, we will walk you through the process step by step and address any concerns you have prior to booking your actual appointment.
We provide microblading services for individuals in the South Park area and surrounding communities in San Diego and would love to discuss any concerns you have.
In an effort to help prepare you, we have compiled some tips:
Things to Avoid Before Your Procedure
There are some things you should avoid during the days leading up to your procedure, including:
- Direct exposure to the sun — you do not want a sunburn or to be peeling at the time of the procedure as this may cause extra irritation to the area. Dry or peeling skin will also affect the color of the tattoo and may cause it to be uneven.
- Avoid medications that can cause the blood to thin for at least 48-72 hours before the procedure — these include Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen.
- Avoid fish oil and any hair or nail supplements for 48 hours before as well.
- Do not drink coffee or anything with caffeine the day of the procedure.
- Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before.
Things to Do the Day of the Procedure
Your artist will guide you through the steps of what to do the day of the procedure. A reputable microblading artist will make sure to thoroughly clean the area to prevent irritation or infection. However, you should use a gentle cleanser to clean the eyebrow area before going in. You may even consider lightly exfoliating the night before, but do not over exfoliate as it could leave the skin thin and unprotected.
After gently removing dirt and bacteria from the skin, you should properly moisturize! This is an especially important step that people often forget. Adding moisture adds a protective layer to the skin and makes it healthy. Overly dry skin may not take the color as well tends to be more irritable.
What to Do After the Procedure
Post procedure care is pertinent to your results. The following are some definite dos following microblading:
- Keep ointment such as Aquaphor on the area for 7 days following the procedure to make sure it is protected and that it properly heal. The ointment will provide a protective layer.
- Do not scrub or pick at the brow area even if it scabs.
- Do not wear makeup until your artist says it’s OK.
Find Out of Microblading is Right for You
If you are in the South Park area or a surrounding community and you are considering microblading, contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced and talented artist. Microblading truly is an artform and we make sure to treat it as such. We will help you properly prep for the procedure and achieve the most beautiful brows for your unique face!
If you have sensitive skin, don’t rule out microblading before talking to your artist. There are certain skin conditions that can cause your facial skin to be more sensitive than others, but as long as your artist is fully aware of your sensitivities and condition prior to the procedure, he or she will be able to properly prep you to ensure you achieve the beautiful results you’ve been dreaming about!
If you’re in the North Park area and are looking for microblading services, contact A. Samara Beauty today for an evaluation. Even you suffer from sensitive skin, we have the experience and skill to determine if microblading is right for you and will take all proper precautions to ensure you have the best experience and results.
Talk to Your Microblading Artist (and Doctor) Before the Procedure
If you have specific allergies or if your skin is prone to being extra sensitive, it may be a good idea to find out exactly what products will be used before, during and after the procedure so you can run them by your doctor first.
It is also important to discuss all skin conditions and sensitivities with your artist, so he or she can prepare you for the best possible experience, For example, extra ointment or a cooling compress may be used at the time of the procedure to help reduce extra inflammation.
Prep the Area Yourself
If you are aware of your skin sensitivities, it’s a good idea to prep the area yourself prior to the procedure. Bacteria and dirt, for example, may cause irritation or infection in the area if it is not cleaned properly. An experienced and reputable artist will know how to properly prep and clean your brow area before, but it never hurts to take an extra precaution and do it yourself also.
You can clean the skin with a gentle cleanser and even exfoliate the area lightly to remove dead skin and any extra dirt or bacteria. Make sure not to over exfoliate, however, as you want to keep some of the natural oils.
After you clean the area, it is crucial to moisturize! This adds a protective layer/barrier to the skin. Dry skin is more likely to flake and become irritable during and after microblading.
Stay Out of the Sun Before the Procedure
If your skin is already sensitive, you want to make sure you don’t add extra factors such as a sunburn. A sunburn can not only make the area extra sensitive, but it can also cause the skin to peel which will prevent the color from setting evenly and lasting.
Follow Post Care Instructions!
Following the post care instructions is vital to ensuring the tattoo heals properly. For example, you’ll want to keep the area clean and use the ointment provided by your artist. Ointments such as Aquaphor add a thick protective layer to the area and can help prevent irritation.
Schedule a Microblading Consult in the North Park Area Today!
If you have concerns about your skin and are not sure if microblading will work well with your skin type, you should not rule it out before consulting an experienced artist. At A. Samara Beauty, we understand all skin types and will make sure to help prep you properly, even if you have extra sensitive skin. We have been servicing women and men in the North Park area and all surrounding communities and would love to help you achieve all your beauty needs!
Microblading is fast becoming one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures in Hillcrest and beyond. — after all, our eyebrows are one of the most defining features on our face. Today’s trending eyebrows are fuller, richer and darker, and most people are looking for an exceptional brow they don’t have to fill in every morning.
Am I Good Candidate for Microblading?
You may have heard of microblading or have friends or family members who have had it done and are super happy with their results. And you now may be wondering if it is right for you. When considering microblading, it is important to note that there is a lot that goes into being a good candidate.
As an artist, I always make sure my clients are good candidates before going through with the procedure. I want to be sure to give them the best possible experience and results and want to be sure the results will last for a long while.
Skin Conditions to Discuss with Your Artists Prior to a Procedure
Certain factors such as your age and condition of your skin will determine if microblading is right for you. For example, certain skin conditions may affect the outcome of microblading and may leave you underwhelmed with the results.
For example, if you battle with any of the following skin conditions on your face and suffer from constant skin shedding and unrest, your skin may not be in the right state to be tattooed:
- Keratosis pilaris
If you have chronic acne or rosacea, your skin may be more likely to bleed, which can make it hard for the skin to hold onto the color. If you find an artist to work with, make sure to tell her or him if you have any of these skin conditions or if you have overly oily skin. Excessive oil may cause the tattoo strokes to blend or blur together, leaving you with one solid brow instead of a natural textured and feathered look.
Other things to consider is whether you have super sensitive skin, meaning your skin turns red with the slightest scratch. This may mean you are more likely to bleed, which will again affect the color of the tattoo. If you have moles, bumps or scarring from and eyebrow piercing in the eyebrow area, this may also affect the outcome and end result.
Medications that May Affect the Outcome of Microblading
Certain medications or treatments can thin the skin and make it more sensitive and prone to bleeding which will affect how the color absorbs in the skin.
Acne medications such as Accutane and Retinol will affect your results, so may sure to discuss this with your artists ahead of time. If you’ve been using a hair growth product such as Latisse, you will want to stop using it at least 3 – 6 months priors to your procedure.
Find Out if You’re a Good Candidate for Microblading Today!
If you’re in the Hillcrest area or surrounding communities and are looking for the right microblading artists, contact us for a consultation. At A. Samara Beauty, we make sure to pre-qualify all our patients and will discuss whether microblading is right for you. Even if you suffer from one or more of the mentioned skin conditions, we would love to look at your skin and determine how we can help!
One of the most important features on our face is the eyebrow — our eyebrows can make a statement even without applying makeup. Women everywhere pluck, wax, and pencil daily to create the perfect brow. But, let’s be honest, penciling in our eyebrows can be time consuming and can look unnatural. That’s where microblading comes in. Microblading is a new, proven way to help you achieve the most beautiful brow for your face!
What is Microblading and How Do I Know It’s Safe?
Microblading is the latest beauty trend that eliminates the daily stress surrounding drawing in eyebrows. It is a technique in which a technician uses tiny blades to make small, hair-like incisions in the brow, while depositing pigment to give the client a natural-looking thicker, more defined brow.
You may have heard horror stories about microblading mishaps, and you may be wondering whether it is safe for you. Microblading is safe as long as you choose a licensed and trained technician who has experience with microblading and other skin care procedures. At A. Samara Beauty, we pride ourselves in our cleanliness, skill and expertise and are proud to deliver exceptional microblading services to people throughout National City and surrounding areas.
What are the Risks of Microblading?
Of course there are risks, as with any procedure — the greatest risk is infection. Before making the decision to undergo microblading, it is important to research the technician to make sure he or she is skilled and trained and operates using clean and healthy practices.
It is also important that he or she explains how to properly care for your new brows following the procedure.
Here are some basic tips for caring for your brows:
• First 24 hours — gently blot your brows with sterile gauze, using distilled water to get rid of any excess fluid
• After the first 24 hours: use a Q-tip to gently pat the area to clean
• After day 4: after day 4 you can start applying a thin layer of Aquaphor to help with the healing
During the first two weeks, it’s normal to experience redness, irritation and scabbing. The skin may feel itchy, but it’s important not to rub or itch the area as this could cause further irritation and could slow down the healing process. Other things to avoid for two weeks include: sauna, pools, hot tubs, exercising, using foundation near the area or using an eyebrow pencil.
Safety Tips for Clients in National City and Beyond
There are certain things you should avoid during the days leading up to your procedure to help reduce excessive bruising and swelling. These include: fish oil, ibuprofen, caffeine, alcohol, tanning, waxing and Botox.
At A. Samara Beauty, we will walk you through all the proper safety precautions and let you know exactly what to expect after the procedure. You can expect to heal within two weeks, but the actual pigment may not set in until 30 days after.
We are here to answer all your questions and will make sure you feel fully prepared and confident in your decision to work with us.
If you are in National City or a nearby area and are looking for top microblading services, contact A. Samara Beauty today. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you feel your best!