Microblading is a semi-permanent technique that involves using a super-fine pen to deposit pigment into the skin. Even with little to no hair, Delphine's specialized artistry allows her to create individual hair-like strokes, resulting in a natural-looking brow that is perfectly imperfect. Every client will receive a bespoke eyebrow approach that is tailored to your unique needs and facial contours.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does microblading last?
My technique is semi-permanent so on-going touch ups are required to maintain the desired results. With my renowned approach in achieving a natural look, the color pigments will break down over time and the rate of skin cell regeneration will vary for everyone. The number of touch-ups per year will depend on your skin, lifestyle, and skincare routine. Following the aftercare guidelines is crucial to protect the results as best as possible. Consistency and commitment to follow-up appointments are key to maintaining the beautiful appearance of your eyebrows over time.
You can book touchup appointments depending on how long it's been since your last visit. Touchups after 18 months are considered a new treatment and booking a "Microblading Initial Appointment" will be required after that point. Visit our Booking webpage to learn more.
How many sessions will i need?
Crafting the perfect eyebrows is a meticulous process that requires patience and expertise. More pigment can always be added, but it can’t be removed if it is too heavy. That's why my innovative "less is more" technique is a gradual approach over several sessions to ensure that the best results are achieved and that the final look is natural, delicate, and timeless. Each client's eyebrow journey is unique and requires varying levels of attention depending on various factors, such as your desired outcome, rate of metabolism, and individual skin characteristics such as hair loss, scarring, and how your skin heals. Typically, you'll need 2-3 sessions or more, depending on your skin and how it responds to the treatment.
Does microblading hurt?
Most clients report minimal discomfort during the microblading process. A numbing cream is applied during the procedure to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. While some clients may experience slight discomfort or a sensation akin to light scratching during the first two minutes of the procedure, the overall experience is relatively pain-free.
Is microblading safe?
Yes, microblading is safe when performed by a skilled and experienced technician using sterile tools and high-quality pigments, such as myself. The tips are sealed and only opened just before starting the procedure. They are always safely discarded after one use. All other equipment is thoroughly sterilized before and after each procedure.
Is there downtime after the appointment?
Given the delicacy and subtlety of my technique, downtime is practically non-existent and there is no need to confine yourself to your home! Following the initial session, your eyebrows may appear 20-40% darker and bolder but nonetheless beautiful and natural looking. Some people experience mild swelling right after treatment, but this will only last for a few hours and is very normal. It's also typical for scabs to appear between days 5-10, lasting no more than 1-2 days. Just make sure you follow the aftercare instructions.
What if i've microbladed elsewhere before?
If you have had previous work done on your eyebrows, such as laser, microblading, or tattooing, please submit a clear photo of your current eyebrows via email or text to 917.833.2114 before scheduling an appointment with me. Let me know what you are hoping to achieve.
In certain cases, I will need to refer you to a dermatologist for laser treatments before I can work on your eyebrows.
It is important to note that working on previously treated eyebrows usually requires more appointments and the results may not be as long-lasting or perfect as with untouched eyebrows. The presence of existing pigment and scarring can affect the final outcome and the longevity of the new work.
Together, we can discuss your specific situation and assess the feasibility of further work on your eyebrows. I devote my expertise and utmost effort to deliver exceptional results, but it's crucial that you have a clear understanding of the potential limitations and expected outcomes.
Your satisfaction and safety are my top priorities throughout this journey. Together, we can navigate the process and create beautiful eyebrows you'll love.
Who is a good candidate for microblading?
Microblading is suitable for most individuals, and I am so grateful that I get to help a diverse range of clients from all over the globe feel confident and beautiful in their own skin - something everyone deserves. I am also proud to provide my bespoke services to those who have experienced hair loss due to a variety of reasons such as aging, cancer, and chemotherapy, anxiety and stress, trichotillomania, alopecia, or thyroid disease.
Client requirements include:
Must be over 18 years old
Not pregnant or nursing
Not undergoing chemotherapy or have recently completed chemotherapy
Not currently using or have used Accutane within the 1-2 years
Not received botox within 2 weeks
No broken or irritated skin
Please make sure you let me know of any medical conditions and medications and supplements you are taking. For optimal results, it is important to rule out possibilities of any adverse reactions or undesirable outcomes.
What about chemotherapy?
If you have not started chemotherapy yet, it is recommended to begin the process at least 2 months before commencing chemotherapy, as we require 2 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart for the first two appointments.
If you have completed chemotherapy, it is advisable to consult with your doctor before booking an appointment. Your doctor will provide guidance based on your specific medical condition and needs.
If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy, I am unable to provide the treatment. It is important to prioritize your health and well-being during your chemotherapy treatment. Please consult with your doctor for guidance on any cosmetic procedures during this period.
Can microblading help my fading or thinning brows?
Thinning brows, especially the loss of the outer third of the brow, can be quite common. Over time, brow colour also tend to fade due to the natural aging process and sun exposure. Semi-permanent makeup such as microblading is a great way to address these concerns as I can customize the color base to your natural hair color. I have helped many achieve their ideal brows again with my innovative techniques.
Is microblading effective for people with sparse or non-existent eyebrow hair?
Absolutely! If you are experiencing hair loss or have over-tweezed your brows to the point where they won't grow back, I can help create fuller, natural-looking brows for you. What sets my microblading approach apart is my unique approach in creating "imperfectly perfect" eyebrows. Rather than repetitive precision, my artistic approach means that each stroke is thoughtfully placed to mimic the look and direction of real eyebrow hair. I take into consideration the natural pattern of your brow growth and use that as a guide to create a beautiful, custom result that looks realistic and complements your facial features perfectly.
How should i prepare for my appointment?
To ensure the best possible outcome for your treatment, we ask that you follow these guidelines:
Avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol at least 24 hours before your treatment, as this can increase sensitivity and discomfort.
Do not take aspirin 48 - 72 hours before your procedure, as this can increase the risk of bleeding.
Discontinue the use of any retinol creams at least 24 hours before your treatment.
Avoid hair removal services within 72 hours of your procedure, as this can cause skin irritation and sensitivity.
Avoid heavy sunlight, particularly sunburn, 72 hours before your procedure, as this can increase sensitivity and affect the healing process.
Avoid chemical peels, beauty fillers like Botox, and beauty laser treatments at least 2 weeks before and after your procedure.
What is the aftercare required?
To ensure your eyebrows heal beautifully, it is critical to follow the aftercare instructions. By dedicating yourself to proper aftercare, you'll be able to enjoy your new eyebrows for years to come.
You will receive a detailed handout with aftercare guidelines after your microblading procedure. Here are some of the instructions:
Avoid scratching, itching, or picking your eyebrows.
Apply ointment to the treated area during the first week, as needed.
Keep the area dry for 10-13 days. Avoid getting the area wet during showers and face cleansing. Avoid saunas, swimming, excessive sweating, and other activities that may cause moisture near your eyebrows.
No swimming or putting your face underwater for 3 weeks.
Avoid direct sunlight on your eyebrows for 3 weeks.
Do not wear makeup on or around your eyebrows for the first 15 days.
No beauty treatments for 3 weeks, such as facials, eyebrow tinting, tanning beds, lasers, chemical peels, etc.
Sleep on your back for at least 2 weeks after the treatment.
Avoid skincare products on your forehead or near your eyebrows that contain retinol, vitamin C, or acids.
What are your policies?
Please visit our Policies webpage where you can find detailed information about our rescheduling policy, late arrival policy, illness or cancellation policy, and other important guidelines to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. If you have any further questions after reviewing our policies, please don't hesitate to contact me.