Microblading

Get the natural brows you’ve always wanted
with our microblading experts in Austin.

Microblading FAQ's

Microblading is a form of semi-permanent make-up. It’s more superficial than tattooing. Through the manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of the skin, we’re able to create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows. The strokes of pigment we implant imitate eyebrow hairs, appearing crisp and extremely fine, perfectly mimicking real hair. The results can last up to 12 months (or longer with regular touch ups.) Results look natural and flawless.

MicroBlading results can last 12-18 months with regular touch ups.

Your Microblading procedures are broken up into two appointments; the initial appointment and then a Parlor Perfecting Session 4 to 8 weeks later.

 

Please allow up to 3 hours for your first microblading appointment to be completed. Most of this time is spent allowing the numbing cream to take effect and talking about the specifics. After the procedure is done, we will then discuss aftercare instructions. Also, we’ll take some before and after pictures of your new look. 

The Parlor Perfecting Session will be scheduled when you arrive for your initial appointment. We schedule Perfecting Sessions 4-8 weeks after your first session. The time between appointments gives the skin time to heal and lets the color settle into the skin. The second appointment will not take as long; plan on about two hours.

Our Microblading Specialists will see how your skin has retained the pigment and make any adjustments to color or shape as needed. They will also go over some strokes to ensure the best possible retention. To sum it up, really this appointment is exactly as described- it’s all about the perfecting of your new brows.

 

There is some discomfort associated with Microblading, numbing cream and gel are used liberally throughout the procedure and it’s more uncomfortable than painful. Most clients describe the pain as being similar to tweezing or waxing. Your Microblading specialists will continually check on you to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.

The complete healing process takes up to 4 weeks, but you will have only 7-10 days of specific aftercare following each session. Please allow at least a week if you have an event or special occasion coming up.   Parlor Beauty Bar will provide you with the necessary aftercare instructions and kit. 

Your new semi-permanent eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing process. The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settled completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually, and you may see some pigment on your towel after washing your face, or on your pillowcase – do not be alarmed.  Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, the brows will look like they have dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly; however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows. After a couple days, this will subside. Once completely healed, we advise applying a layer of sunscreen on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun, as sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.

Everyone’s skin is different so it greatly depends on your skin composition and your healing process. No guarantee can be made that a specific client will benefit the same as another from this procedure. Parlor Beauty Bar implants pigment into the basal layer of the epidermis; it is a form of cosmetic tattooing, using fine, delicate strokes to make the brow look as natural as possible.  Other factors that play a role in longevity are skin color, the pigment used, the thickness of the lines, and mostly how aggressive your immune system is in metabolizing the pigment.  Factors such as sun exposure, BOTOX, AHA’s (lactic, glycolic, citric, retinoic and tartaric acids) or any OTC creams and lotions for tone correcting, anti-aging, exfoliating, or lightening the skin can cause your microblading to fade.

Parlor Beauty Bar uses the highest quality pigment available. Your microblading specialists will choose the color that is perfect for you.

– Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, or drink alcohol 24 hours prior to and after your appointment. 

– Discontinue Retin-A skin care products close to the area two weeks prior and after your procedure

– Discontinue use of AHA skin care products close to the brow area one week prior to your procedure

– No waxing, laser or electrolysis one week prior to procedure

– And please, no Botox or fillers in the area two weeks prior to appointments 

– Aftercare will be discussed at your appointment

– You will leave with instructions and the necessary components to conduct and maintain proper aftercare

– Take a look at our aftercare forms

– Under the age of 18

– Accutane use (within 12 months of appointment) 

– On any or has taken any anticoagulants; aspirin, alcohol, other blood thinners in the last 24 hours

– Severely oily skin (pigment will look more solid than like hair strokes)

– Diabetes type 1 or 2 (prone to slow healing and infection)

– Other autoimmune diseases;  lupus, graves, etc. (please obtain your doctor’s advice or clearance)

– Thyroid disease (medication may cause pigment to not retain properly)

– Active acne breakouts in the area to be treated

– Pregnant or nursing

– Allergies to metals

– Skin Irritations near area; sunburn, Psoriasis, etc. 

– History of keloid scarring

– Take a look at our medical history and consent forms

All cosmetic appointments require a credit card to hold your spot. Cosmetic tattooing appointments require $100 non-refundable deposit at the time of scheduling. This deposit does go toward the balance of your appointment, but if you reschedule within 3 days of your appointment, we require a NEW $100 deposit and your first deposit will be forfeited.

If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice or are a no-show, your credit card will be charged for 50% of the service price. You will also be required to pay for future appointments at the time of scheduling. In no event shall deposits, tips and/or any monies paid to Parlor Beauty Bar, LLC services be refunded.