Microblading

Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique to fill in eyebrows, using a small blade to make many individual hair-strokes for a natural finish. Fix patchy brows, save time on makeup application, and enhance your natural beauty with this semi-permanent makeup.

  • Consultation

    Are you interested in microblading and want to learn more? Licensed + Certified Microblading Artist Emma Belitsky will answer your questions, address any concerns, and explain the process during a 30-minute consultation. This is required before booking microblading services. Normally priced at $50, it is complimentary with our introductory pricing.

    Free (reg. $50)
  • Microblading

    Includes 4–6 week post-treatment touch up. $100 deposit required at time of booking.

    $550 (reg. $650)
  • 60-Minute Touch Up

    Touch ups are scheduled anywhere from 4-12 months after the initial brow service to fill in brows as fading occurs. The time scheduled for a touch up will depend on the amount of fading.

    $200
  • 90-Minute Touch Up

    $275

Microblading FAQ

Why get microblading?

Microblading is perfect for those who want to fully reconstruct, add a slight arch, define, cover gaps or fill in over-plucked brows semi-permanently without needing to use makeup. It is low maintenance after the initial healing process. After healing, you can rub them and enjoy swimming and wake up every morning with perfect brows. No special care is required, except for a brief touch up once a year.

How long do the services take?

Microblading is a meticulous process that may take up 2 hours to complete. Emma will first draw on the new eyebrow shape based on the client’s preferences with a removable pencil, and get approval or adjust as needed. The actual microblading is done stroke by stroke, for an end result that is beautiful and natural-looking.

What is the healing process like?

The skin is fully healed after 28 days. 10-15% of the drawn strokes disappear after the first treatment, after which Emma will perform a touch-up to add pigment that has been lost. This first touch-up is included in the initial cost.

Please use our aftercare guidelines below to better maintain your microbladed eyebrows to ensure maximum results.

How long does microblading last?

Color duration primarily depends on how oily the skin is. The oilier the skin, the shorter the color lasts and will need to be refreshed around 6 months. On average, the coloring should last between 10-12 months. Sweating and sun exposure also reduce color.

It is not uncommon to lose 50% of the color on the first application. All semi-permanent make up applications are multi-session processes. Two or three applications may be required to achieve the desired results. After, touch ups are recommended every year.

Is it safe?

Yes. Emma is fully trained, highly skilled, and licensed to provide microblading services. Further, all of our staff places the utmost importance on safe and hygienic practices. Prior to your service, Emma will explain the inherent risks of this cosmetic procedure, and make sure you aren’t experiencing any conditions that render you unable to receive services. Please review the restrictions, which can be found below.


Is there something else you’d like to know? Contact us with any questions by calling us at 978-465-3010, filling out our contact form below, messaging our Facebook page, or booking a complimentary consultation.

Contraindications + Pre-Procedure Information

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Contraindications

You are not a candidate for micropigmentation if any of the following apply to you:

  • Pregnancy
  • Lupus
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Any autoimmune disease
  • Active Skin Disorders
  • Severe Rosacea
  • Mental Disorder
  • Nursing
  • Hepatitis B/C
  • Acne
  • Blood Disorders
  • Accutane (must be off for 6 months)
  • AIDS
  • Active Vitiligo
  • Keloid Formation
  • Taking Steroids Medication

Other Restrictions

  • Retinol/Retin-A must be discontinued 1 month prior to procedure. (It will cause the skin to bleed).
  • Injections (Botox, Radiesse, JuvaDerm, Voluma, etc.) must be done at least 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after procedure.
  • Chemical peels and laser treatments may not be done within 2 month before or after procedure.
  • Sunburned or Suntanned skin is damaged skin and therefore may cause excessive bleeding. Therefore, we CANNOT work on sunburned or suntanned skin.
  • You cannot expose the area to the sun for 30 days before or after procedure.
  • Do not schedule this procedure within one week prior to a vacation that includes water vapor.
  • Stay out of steam rooms, saunas, hot yoga, swimming pools, etc. for one week following procedure.
  • Stop fish oil, krill oil 2 weeks before treatment.
  • Limit alcohol the night before procedure, as well as aspirin, Tylenol, Motrin, and even garlic, as these products can thin the blood and increase blood loss, making it difficult to implant pigment.

Post-Procedure Guidelines

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Micropigmentation (semi-permanent makeup) procedures are affected by the “canvas” (your skin) on which they are performed. Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. The initial application is always applied conservatively because every person’s skin is different. The final color can only be precisely determined and adjusted during a follow-up appointment, after the initial application has fully healed.

Because of this, the micropigmentation process is not complete after the initial procedure. In all cases, a follow-up appointment is required approximately 4-8 weeks after your initial application to fine tune and ensure the best result. Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately.

Please adhere to these guidelines directly after your procedure:

  • Apply ice packs if necessary to prevent or reduce swelling. Wrap ice packs in a clean and dry paper towel.
  • When the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick, peel or pull on the skin.
  • Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the affected area(s).
  • One week after procedure, twice a day, wash very gently with simple soap. Pat dry very gently with clean cloth. Apply a very thin coat of Aquaphor® or recommended aftercare cream to the area.
  • Do not resume any method of eyebrow hair removal or coloration for 4 weeks.
  • Avoid eyebrow tinting within 4 weeks after the procedure.

Avoid for 2 weeks post-procedure or until healing is complete (whichever is longer):

  • Avoid sweating, such as from vigorous exercise.
  • Do not use peroxide or Neosporin on treated areas.
  • Do not expose area to direct sun or to tanning beds.
  • Avoid exposing the area to excessive moisture or humidity, including facials, swimming, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and steamy showers.
  • Avoid lash extensions.
  • Avoid retin-a, moisturizers, glycolic acids, exfoliants and anti-aging products at all times (not just during healing) on micropigmented areas, these can cause pigments to fade and lighten prematurely.
  • Always avoid laser treatments (fraxel laser, IPL) over the treated area (not just during healing process), because they can destroy the pigment and cause burns.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face.
  • Avoid using any makeup directly on your eyebrows.

What will make your eyebrows fade?

  • Lighter pigment – blondes fade faster than brunettes
  • Oily skin – hair-strokes will both fade and blur over time
  • Frequent exercise – the salt in sweat will purge the pigment from the skin.
  • Sun exposure – the sun bleaches everything
  • Certain medications
  • Anti-aging skincare products
  • Acne medications and cream
  • Youth. Simply put, the younger and healthier you are, the faster your cells turn over.
  • Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to a faster pigment fading. Always protect the eyebrows from the sun with SPF (but not during the first 7 days). Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one’s metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking if applicable. Schedule maintenance visits as needed to maintain color and look of brows.
Licensed + Certified Microblading Artist Emma Belitsky

Meet Emma

Emma Belitsky’s vast knowledge, outstanding service, and passion for learning have earned her numerous accolades and a reputation for excellence. Her clients have come to expect her unique insight, the most advanced skincare products and the hands of a master with each visit.

Emma graduated from the American Academy of Micropigmentation and is licensed to perform microblading in Boston and Newburyport. Emma has been perfecting the technique for years, along with taking advanced classes. Prior to creating her specialization in Microblading, Emma has had a long-standing career as a respected aesthetician on Boston’s Newbury Street.

She is able to incorporate what she has learned from her formal education with the services she has been performing for more than 25 years. She is passionate about her job and gets satisfaction in helping each client refresh their appearance.

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