Faria Brow Technique ®
Julia’s signature manual “hand” method process. The most natural Microblading technique in the Beverly Hills, CA.
What is Faria Brow Technique ®?
Faria Brow Technique ® is Julia's signature manual ``hand`` method of permanent cosmetics for your eyebrows which creates extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. It’s perfect for people who have over plucked or those who want to define, darken or reshape their eyebrows. The results? Perfectly natural eyebrows. With the use of fine blades, pigments are settled under the first layer of the skin. After numbing the area with a topical cream, Julia takes the time to draw every single stroke with Faria Brow Stroke pencil, this way the client is able to see the results even before starting the Microblading. Once the client agrees with the shape, Julia begins to Microblade over the drawn strokes, small incisions are created, using a fine and very precise blade. Julia uses the blade to create such an impression on the skin, which appears like real hair. Unlike a regular tattoo, ``Microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine,” Julia explains. ``I draw hair-like strokes by hand with the tool to mimic natural hairs in your brows. Even though it's not as deep as the regular tattoo, it's still a tattoo because pigment is implanted under the skin.``
What differentiates Faria Brow Technique ® from others?
- Free-hand, drawn by an eye - Julia uses a freehand approach and sketches out each eyebrow hair stroke then match the eyebrows up to what looks flattering on the client as opposed to measuring out exactly symmetrical eyebrows. ``I find that most people have varied contours and bone structure on each side of their face so trying to achieve perfect symmetry should not be the goal. Often times when artists use measurement tools, the results still end up looking uneven and looks like a stamp, everyone’s leave with the same eyebrows. My goal is to find harmony and balance between my eyebrow
design and the client's face, not give everyone’s the same eyebrows ,`` said Julia.
- Each brow is custom shaped to the clients facial structure to accentuate their natural beauty and bone structure.
- Clients can visualize the results before Julia proceeds with the Microblading because she draws it with Faria Brow Stroke pencil. Other artists draw the black outline and once the client lies down, they create the strokes. Julia doesn’t create an outline, she draws every single hair
stroke, so that the client can see exactly how their eyebrows will look.
How long does it take?
Microblading typically takes two appointments to complete. In the first visit, Julia will numb the eyebrow area for 20 minutes, then she’ll begin to draw hair by hair with Faria Brow Stroke pencil, so the clients can see exactly how the eyebrows will look even before she begins the Microblading procedure. Julia then proceeds with Microblading the eyebrows. There is some mild scabbing and aftercare required, but your Microblading should be completely healed in 30 days. The second visit is a touch up and normally happens 8 to 12 weeks after the first session. This allows enough time for the ink in the epidermis to naturally slough off and the color to settle into your skin. In the touch up visit, Julia can see how your skin has received the ink and make any necessary adjustments. Sometimes a client’s skin
undertones may have unexpected effects on the ink's color, and Julia may need to add color to adjust. These kind of corrections are normal with any Microblading artist and an essential
part of the process, as everyone’s skin is different and receives ink differently.
How long does it last?
It is semi-permanent and can last anywhere between 8-24 months, clients will need to come back for a touch up normally in 8 months to a year. Longevity of the Faria Brow strokes is dependent upon skin type and lifestyle. ``The actual Microblading is probably the shortest
part of your appointment,`` Julia said. ``I spend a lot of time getting to know my clients and what they want, what's realistic for their face and then drawing hair by hair with Faria Brow Stroke pencil on them to make sure they're happy with the shape before I Microblade.`` ``I work with the brow bone and the structure of the face to make sure the eyebrows are as symmetrical as possible.
How much does it cost?
Please contact Julia for the price.
Does it hurt?
The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, there is an anesthetic applied during to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely tolerable. ``It feels like a scratch. On the scale from 1 to 10, clients normally say 3 ,`` Julia said, adding that she numbs the brow area before Microblading.
Is there downtime?
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-up and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended 8 weeks after the initial treatment. It will go from super dark, to super light, to just right! Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark around the scabs. The scabs will start to come off in about 6 to 12 days. Once the scabs come off, the color of the pigment will be super light but will
continue to darken every week for the next 5 weeks. Your eyebrows will have the lightest tones during the days 12 to 18 as the color is inside your skin. Later the skin cells will push the color back to the upper layers. Once the healing has completed, you will enjoy a pair of
beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.
Before your appointment
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing Microblading procedure.
Please read carefully:
-Avoid heavy sunlight and especially sunburn 3 days before your procedure.
-Skin should not be in process of healing before procedure!
-Avoid plucking, waxing, threading or any hair removal services within 3 days of your procedure. This can also trigger the skin healing process and should be avoided.
-Do NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
-Do NOT drink a lot of alcohol and coffee 24 hours before the procedure. (I little coffee is fine)
The following treatments should be avoided 4 weeks before the procedure:
• Botox or other fillers
• Chemical Peels
• Laser treatments
Microblading post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows. Do not let any water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow until your scabs is there. If you feel itching after 4 days, you can apply post-care ointment with clean hands. This can be done once at night time, but be sure to use the ointment sparingly as your skin needs to heal itself. Please continue to apply the ointment for 7 days if is itching, if not keep dry.
The following must be avoided during all 14 days post-microblading procedure:
-Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
-Sun tanning or salon tanning
-UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
-Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck
-Picking, peeling, or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
-Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycle
-Please wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. During the shower, keep your face away from the showerhead or take a bath.
Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear.
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact us to discuss further instructions.
Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.