Cisters' Studio

Formerly known as Gradenails, which run by 2 sisters. Cisters' Studio is a One-stop home based beauty station located at sembawang, we offers a wide range of services such as manicure and pedicure, eyelash extension and microblading .

Microblading

Microblading is semi-permanent pigment that's pushed into the surface of the skin with a fine blade to mimic the growth of your already existing hair (if there is any, that is) and create bolder, natural-looking brows. It is done by manually depositing pigment into the second layer of the skin (dermis). But what makes it truly unique is the hand tool used.  The unique formation of needles allows the artist to create the look of real eyebrow hairs by tattooing very fine hair-like strokes in the skin. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR MICROBLADING SESSION:

To get a better result ,
Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure
  • Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face
  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure
  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior to the procedure
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure ( they are natural blood thinners)
  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your appointment
  • Do not consume coffee before your procedure
  • Do not take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood)

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR MICROBLADING SESSION:

Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle
.
Days 1-4: The pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top
of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not
be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that
is naturally exiting your skin. Your brows may swell and appear larger also.

Days 5-7: Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This
might give you the impression that the pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial
color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.

Days 8-12: Your brows may look as though the pigment has completely faded , do not panic – take a
deep breath and trust the process.

Days 14-28: Your brows may still look a little patchy or uneven, but the pigment will start to “reappear”
as the pigment settles and the healing continues.

You may schedule your touch-up procedure done at the 5-7 week . No sooner than that , this is to allow your brows to heal completly.

Small Tip: Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your
eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade quickly. 

AFTERCARE 

Day 1 - 10 : 
Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.Maintain moisture on your brows with the aftercare ointment. Reapply regularly when eyebrows feel dry or brow skin feels taught 

Important Reminders

  • Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure.  Wear a hat when outdoors.
  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,
  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.
  • DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.

Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your microblading procedure.

FAQ

Do you have to shave off your eyebrows to get it done?

No! Microblading is done to enhance what you already have to make the eyebrows look as natural as possible. Microblading is a great solution for people who have over-plucked their eyebrows, or who have naturally very thin/light eyebrows and want to accentuate the look of eyebrows on their face. It is not necessary, nor recommended for a client to get rid of any natural hair he or she may already have.

What Can I Expect After a Microblading Procedure? 
Some of the most common things clients can expect after a microblading procedure are: 
  • Tenderness in the area 
  • Pink or redness around the affected area
  • Swelling 
  • Thickening and darkening of the area
  • Moderate to thick scabbing 3-4 days after the procedure
  • Scabs will begin to flake off anytime between days 5 - 10
  • After scabs flake off, pigment color and strokes will look light, grey, and blurry 
  • After area is fully healed (4 weeks after procedure) the pigment will return to full color


How Long Does Microblading Last?
It really depends on the client and the health of their skin, but microblading procedures should last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. Microblading is not supposed to last forever and will require touch-ups when the pigment begins to fade. 


Does Microblading Hurt?
Because you are numbed prior to the procedure, the level of pain experienced can be minimized, but in all honesty, there is definitely some discomfort involved. The best way to describe the discomfort felt during a microblading procedure would be similar to that of a continuous cat scratch.
The skin near the front of your eyebrow is thicker, so this will likely be a lot less painful than the tail of your eyebrow. The tail of your eyebrow sits very close to the temple, where the skin is very thin. The thinner the skin, the more likely you will experience a higher level of discomfort. That being said, everyone's skin and pain threshold is different, but during the procedure, there shouldn't be a point where the pain becomes unbearable.We take every precaution necessary to ensure the microblading procedure is as pain free as possible. A strong topical anaesthetic cream is used prior to and during the procedure to keep you as comfortable as possible. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable while others report no discomfort at all.

How long does a microblading treatment take?
Microblading is a 2 step process, usually 6-8 weeks apart. It is important to complete both the initial procedure and touch up.


How long is the recovery or healing time?
Immediately after your microblading procedure and in the first 10 days, your brows will appear significantly darker and defined than perhaps your desired look. It may continue to get darker over the next few days as scabs begin to form, however this is not an accurate indication of the finished and healed result. 30-50% of your brow color will fade as the scabs fall off within 7-10 days. In some cases, the scabs may take longer to heal and fall off. DO NOT PICK YOUR SCABS. The pigment is within the scab and you do not want to pull any pigment out of your skin prematurely. We all heal differently and what works on one client may not be effective on another so please do not compare your results.
The complete healing process takes approximately 6 weeks.

Can you micro blade over an existing brow tattoo?
Microblading can be done over an existing brow tattoo, however the old tattoo must be significantly faded for the hair strokes to show through and look natural. Please advise if you have an existing tattoo and submit a picture to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.

Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?
During the procedure there may be some minor bleeding. This depends on the
client. If you take blood thinners on a daily basis, then some slight bleeding
may occur. Bruising is rare but can occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days.

ATTENTION PLEASE
I strongly advise prospective new clients to book their first Microblading appointment at least 3-4 months in advance of Vacations, Weddings, and special occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your Initial Microblading Appointment as well as a Touch-Up Appointment 5-7 Weeks after.








Types of brows 

  • 3D, 4D, or 6D Brows / Hair Strokes
By injecting or microblading individual hairs to bulk up the natural brows, this method gives a no-makeup makeup look.

  • Color Correction
​I f it’s not your first time under microblading , if your brows turn red or blue or green , it is most likely we need to do a color correction before we do a "new" set of brows for you.
Reason because ,
1 "overlapping" your currently brows is not going to solve the problem .
2 the colour is not gonna change as the "base" itself is not brown .
(is the same when you go and dye your hair , if you just overlap the hair with another color , once after a few wash it will go back to the "base" colour or worse if the color is "mix" it will turn out to other ugly colour.

So if you have this problem , we will need to change the color on the first session , on the second session if you want to change the shape of your brows or color  we can do so. 

  • Powder Fill / Misty ombre / shading 
​ This is a colored-in look ,it’s best for people who have brow hair but want a filled-in look. Without definition or individual hair strokes.

  • Feathering
The feathering technique is usually a combination of hair strokes and shading 

CLIENT MEDICAL HISTORY FORM
In order for us to determine if you are a good brow candidate for Microblading we will need some information from you.
A form will be hand to you before the procedure to fill in and sign . 

ARE YOU A SUITABLE CANDIDATE?

You are NOT a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are:
• Pregnant
• History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
• Diabetic (require doctor’s clearance)
• Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• Epilepsy
• Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Organ transplant
• Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
• Accutane in the past year
• Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.
• Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing would make you NOT a good candidate for micropigmentation procedures.