Beauty is making your own mark. Discover our transformative microblading treatment at Fresh Face + Eye.
What is microblading?
Microblading is an aesthetic procedure used to make your natural eyebrows appear thicker, darker, and more well-defined.
Brows are enhanced using a semi-permanent tattooing technique, which reduces or removes the need to apply makeup or product to your brows to make them appear darker, groomed, or thicker.
As a board-certified Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgeon, Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery and Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Specialist, Dr. Baljeet Purewal’s extensive knowledge in relation to skin health, the bone structure of the face, and skin enhancement procedures means she only works with the best microblading artists and Fresh Face + Eye Eyebrow Artist aestheticians to provide all her patients with exceptional microblading results. See some of our Microblading microblading before and after results here.
How does microblading work?
A semi-permanent tattooing technique, individual hairs are created along the existing hairs on your brows. Our microblading artist forms and shapes your brows to enhance their natural facial characteristics complement their skin tone and their facial structure.
Am I suitable for microblading?
If you have sparse eyebrows you’d like filled in due to over-tweezing or waxing, are after more defined and shapelier brows, have bare spots due to previous piercings, or you’d like the look of thicker, defined brows without having to use with makeup daily, then you’re a good candidate for this eyebrow microblading procedure.
Our patients are both men and women seeking microblading.
Are there any limitations to who is an ideal candidate for microblading procedure at Fresh Face and Eye?
When weighing up microblading pros and cons there are some issues or conditions that could mean a microblading treatment is not for you.
1. If you have keloid scars in the treatment area.
Sometimes scar tissue builds up beneath keloid scars. For this reason, microblading in areas that have these scars is not recommended.
2. If you are currently breastfeeding or pregnant.
Dr. Purewal prefers that her patients wait until after their baby is born and/or they have finished breastfeeding to have this procedure performed.
3. If you have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood thinners.
Individuals who take blood thinners may bleed too much during the procedure. This excessive bleeding pushes the pigment out making it extremely difficult to attain the desired result.
4. If you have an autoimmune disease.
Unfortunately, the skin of individuals who have an autoimmune disease is negatively affected by the disease, which compromises the health of the skin.
5. If you have used accutane within the 12 months leading up to the potential treatment date for a microblading procedure in NJ.
Accutane thins the top layer of the skin so the skin needs time to completely heal before a microblading procedure in New Jersey can be performed.
6. If you have had a botox treatment within two weeks of a potential microblading procedure. Waiting two weeks after a BOTOX treatment is required to allow the targeted facial muscles to fully relax.
7. If you’re experiencing dermatitis or sunburned skin in the treatment area.
If an individual has dermatitis or a sunburn in the areas that are to be addressed with microblading, they will have to wait for the skin to heal. The patient’s skin must be completely healed otherwise the results attained during the procedure will not last.
8. If you have an allergy to lidocaine, nickel and/or epinephrine.
During this procedure, tiny needles consisting of nickel are used to create small cuts in the skin so individuals who have an allergy to nickel are not good candidates for this procedure. The numbing agents used to ensure an individual remains comfortable throughout this procedure contain epinephrine and lidocaine. Unfortunately, anyone who is allergic to these medications is not a good candidate for this procedure as a result.
What are the benefits of microblading?
Thicker, darker and perfectly-shaped brows from the moment you wake up.
Sparse or bare spots are filled, with no need to endure the daily hassle of eyebrow grooming with product or makeup. Once the microblading healing process is complete, the pigment used maintains its color.
Results typically last from 18 to 24 months, however with optimum microblading aftercare it can be extended for up to three years.
Plus, there is very little to no downtime following this semi-permanent eyebrow microblading procedure.
Why get a personalized NJ microblading treatment at Fresh Face + Eye?
As a board-certified Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgeon, Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery, Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Specialist, Dr. Purewal’s team is able to offer an unparalleled personalized and custom-designed experience to meet the needs of each and every one of her patients.
Trust and knowledge are core to the Fresh Face + Eye experience. In fact, we believe it’s the true formula to beauty. We always take time to get to know all our patients, and encourage and are happy to answer any questions about microblading and other procedures in a no-pressure environment. Always.
What happens during a microblading procedure at Fresh Face + Eye?
The procedure takes from 30 to 40 minutes.
Outlining the brow.
First, a pencil and special ruler may be used to outline the new shape of the brow. This is then shown to you. If any changes are requested, these are implemented and redesigned until you’re totally happy with the shape. As results are designed to last up to three years, it’s important to us that you love the brow outline even if it requires additional time. We will never pressure you to say ‘ok’ to an outline you’re not sold on. We want you to love your brows as much as we do.
Grooming the brows.
After the lines are marked, cosmetics are used to fill in the brows. The brows may then be groomed and plucked.
Applying the anesthetic.
The topical anesthetic is then applied to numb the brow area to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Customizing the pigment.
We then create a custom-designed pigment to match the color of your natural hair. Once the anesthetic has taken in effect, the microblading procedure begins.
Implanting the pigment.
Using a tool that acts like a pen, we introduce pigment into the skin. This specially designed tool has 10 to 12 tiny needles in its tip. The needles are dipped into the customized pigment and create ultra-fine strokes to enhance the brow. As these tiny needles penetrate the surface of the skin, they implant the medical-grade pigment within.
This specially designed microblading tool allows us to create an eyebrow tattoo with absolute precision to achieve results that closely resemble the look of natural eyebrow hair. This technique is continued to fill in the areas of the brow that have become thin or are bare.
Defining and shaping the brows.
Once sparse or bald areas are filled in, it’s time to define and shape the brows.
After four to six weeks, a follow-up session may be required. We’ll check in on the results achieved from the initial microblading procedure and determine if any touch ups are necessary.
What is the difference between microblading and microshading?
Microblading is a more precise technique to achieving natural-looking eyebrow hairs.
Instead of creating a stroke to resemble an individual hair, microshading involves using a stippling technique to fill an area in.
During a microshading procedure, the ink is pressed into the skin. The results attained with this procedure are soft and powdery, closely resembling the look that is achieved after applying makeup to a natural eyebrow.
What is the microblading aftercare like?
You should expect to experience some redness in the eyebrow area after your treatment.
At first, the color of the eyebrows may be darker than what you expected however, don’t worry! This darker color only lasts for the first few days following the procedure. The color lightens by as much as 50 percent after the natural scabbing and flaking process of the pigment is complete.
How long will the results last?
The longevity of the results depends on several factors. Those with oily skin tend to experience faster fading than those with normal to dry skin. Other issues that affect longevity include the types of facial products used or overall lifestyle factors. For example, if you spend a great deal of time in the sun, you may need to have your eyebrows touched up more frequently than someone who does not.
To keep your eyebrows looking perfect, we recommend returning for a touch up at the six or 12 month mark.
How much is microblading?
Because microblading at Fresh Face + Eye is a custom-designed treatment, plans and microblading cost for the treatment varies. After your initial consultation where we can meet and discuss your desires, we can provide you with the cost of your personalized microblading treatment.
Ready for a fresh approach to beauty? To schedule an appointment or learn more about our microblading treatments at Fresh Face + Eye please call (973) 635-4000 or use the online form by clicking here. Virtual consultations are also available.