Microblading (Eyebrows Tattoo)| Montgomery
The Medspa at Alabama Surgical Arts is proud to offer Microblading by our cosmetic facial specialist and physician assistant Lily. Microblading is a semi-permanent make-up technique where a special sterile hand tool and colored pigments are used to etch hair-like strokes just under the skin’s surface. Microblading can fill in sparse brows or recreate an entire brow. The 3D effect adds realism to the result, creating brows that look like real hair strokes, rather than a solid block like traditional tattooing methods.
The effects of the treatment are considered “semi-permanent” and can last up to two years and beyond. Clients will typically have an initial treatment, followed by a follow up retouch treatment at six weeks to fill in any areas and add depth to the look. We would then advise you to come in for a follow up between 18 months and 2 years to assess if you need additional touch ups at that time.
How many treatments will I need?
In most cases an initial treatment, followed by a follow-up retouch treatment. In rare cases, you may need 1 or 2 more treatments.
What can I expect at my appointment?
You will be given a consent form to sign. We will discuss the procedure and apply an anesthetic cream to minimize discomfort. A color consultation will then take place. The procedure will start when the numbing cream has taken effect. When the procedure is complete, a gel is applied to assist the healing process. The procedure takes a little over an hour and a half from start to finish.
Will it look natural?
Yes. Microblading looks like natural hair, becoming a little softer and more muted as they fade. The 3D effect adds realism to the end result. The color will appear darker for the first 7-14 days after treatment.
Is it safe?
Absolutely. Sterilized disposable supplies are used during the process.
Is this the same as an eyebrow tattoo?
No. The work involved is only performed on the surface layer of the skin, thus giving it a safe, semi-permanent effect.
Can microblading be performed on pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Due to lack of research, we recommend that pregnant and breastfeeding women consult a physician prior to the procedure. A written note from your OB/GYN doctor will be required to perform the procedure.
Can microblading be completed over an existing tattoo?
In most cases, yes. A color correction on the faded tattoo is usually required prior to the procedure. We would advise to come in for a consultation for details.
What is the difference between powder brows, ombre brows, 3D brows, 6D brows or brow embroidery?
These are just different terms that the industry has come up with to describe the realistic effects of microblading. Powder brows generally mean that they are shaded in instead of just having realistic hair strokes. Ombre brows means that there is a combination of a powdered look along with realistic hair strokes. The rest of the terms apply to the hair stroke effects.
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Patient Review by Tara J
My initial appointment with Lily I was impressed. She explained the process thoroughly of how she would correct my brows previously microbladed by someone else, and they were not done properly. Lily corrected them and now they are beautiful. I get so many compliments about them. I love Lily!!!
- Tara J
Patient Review by Wanda M
The whole staff show genuine concern for me and my comfort while performing laser treatment on my face, dermaplaning, and microblading.
- Wanda M
Patient Review by Rosa W
I’ve had my eyebrows microbladed by Lily about half a year ago and I’m super pleased with result. I didn’t have a lot to work with and it was amazing to see the results. Not to mention, she is so personable and fun! Check out their Instagram if you don’t believe me. Lily Nizam and Dr. Nizam are both very professional and work very hard to make sure you get the best treatment and results. I’ve seen it with my very eyes!
- Rosa W