Posted on July 19, 2021

What is the Cost of Microblading?

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After doing your research on Microblading, you find yourself really wanting to get it done but not sure what a good rate is. On one hand, you do not want to take the cheapest route for a semi-permanent face tattoo, and on the other hand you don’t want to overpay simply because somebody has claimed they are better than the rest. On average, Microblading can range anywhere from $400-$1200, however it is not all the same quality.

Some major factors affecting the cost of microblading include location, technician experience, and whether or not the recommended second touch-up is included in the cost.

LOCATION

Where you get your microblading done often affects average prices. In more remote locations that do not have as many microblading artists, you will see rates that are higher than average. Conversely, highly populated areas might also have above average prices. For example, the average in Los Angeles is $900, whereas the national average is $500.

EXPERIENCE

Although location affects microblading prices, years of experience has an impact as well. Technicians who have been microblading longer tend to charge more. The more advanced technicians have spent more time acquiring knowledge, have seen several different client skin types, and have had to create more shapes to accommodate facial features. This means that their expertise are worth the additional cost as their work will yield better results. It is very important to check their portfolio to ensure that you love what you see. Artists that have been microblading for years will also have a larger more exhaustive portfolio that will show different work styles. Find the one you like and the one that would suit your face!

TOUCH-UPS

Microblading is a two session process, the first session takes approximately 2.5 hours, and the second is 1 hour. Depending on how the artist decides to do their pricing, the session is either included in the initial price or paid for separately in the second appointment. Both sessions are equally as important. In the first session, the whole eyebrow is shaped, mapped, and microbladed. The second session, which is approximately 5-8 weeks after the initial appointment, is also important for longevity of the eyebrow. After the first session, the eyebrow heals with approximately 85-95% of the initial work remaining. The second touch up is also called the “perfecting touch up” because it is used to fill in the last 5-15% of the eyebrows that did not take the pigment right away.

Is it worth it?

When choosing your microblading artist you want to make sure it is worth the pretty penny. Microblading is definitely worth it for those who constantly have to draw on their brows, and no longer want to spend the time doing so. It is also perfect for those who never grew the right eyebrow shape for their face. However if you already have very full brows that only need to be fixed with threading or tweezing, then Microblading may not be worth it for you.

Microblading San Diego by A. Samara Beauty charges $625 for both sessions (with the occasional seasonal sales) due to several years of experience and exceptional expertise.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at contact@asamaramakeup.com or 414-305-3605

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know before microblading.

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Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo, used for the purpose of reconstructing sparse eyebrows or simply to enhance already full brows. The proper ink is chosen and mixed to fit your exact skin tone to look the most natural and realistic. We then create small, hair-like strokes to perfectly mimic natural and gorgeous eyebrows.

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Healed microblading results last anywhere from 1-2 years, depending on your skin type. If you have oily skin, results usually fade a little faster than those with dryer skin types. Touch-ups are required to maintain the microbladed look. First touch-up is included.

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Please read the faqs page completely to ensure that you are an eligible candidate for microblading. Prior to your procedure: -Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E ,drink alcohol or take caffeine within 24 hours of your procedure, go tanning within 24 hours of the procedure, make sure to not have had facial fillers done at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Do not do facial fillers at least 2 weeks after the procedure.

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-Anybody can get microblading done as long as the following does not apply. Those who are: Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor),Viral infections and/or diseases,Epilepsy, A Pacemaker or major heart problems, Had an Organ transplant, Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.), Sick (cold, flu, etc.), Pregnant or Nursing. Please contact us if you have had any facial fillers in the past two months*. Please contact us if you have used any prescription acne medication in the past year*.

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Microbladed brows typically take 6 weeks to fully heal. Within the first week the pigment will appear much darker, and your eyebrows will look very bold. Do not worry! This is part of the healing process and it means that you are healing properly. After the first week the eyebrows will begin to get lighter, as by now the scabbing should be taking place. This is also normal! Around week 2, most of the scabbing should be done, and you will begin to see your full and natural eyebrow shape come through. Let it heal naturally, and only begin to wash your eyebrows with a mild foamy anti-bacterial soap after 14 days.

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There should be absolutely NO picking at your eyebrows for the first 10 days. The first 10 days are the most crucial for having healthy healed eyebrows. Let the epithelial crust and natural scabbing occur on its own. After the first two weeks, you are allowed to begin washing them again. Try to keep the area as dry as possible in the first 10 days. Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated pool water for at least 2-4 weeks following your procedure. Limit sun exposure for 14 days following the procedure. For the first two weeks, avoid:Water, cleansers, creams, makeup, heavy sweating in the brow area, tanning and heavy sun exposure, Facials, facial fillers, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion.

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Discomfort is minimal, although a numbing cream is applied to alleviate any discomfort.