What is Microblading and how does it work?
Microblading is a less invasive form of permanent makeup (think brow tattoo, reinvented!) that uses a disposable manual hand tool with ‘microblades’ that deposit semi-permanent pigment into the superficial dermis of the skin. Microblading creates the most natural looking eyebrows by creating crisp hair strokes to mimic your natural eyebrow hair. This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows.
Microblading is a 2 step process, usually 4-6 weeks apart. It is important to complete both the initial procedure and touch up.
How does it differ from semi permanent tattooing?
Microblading differs from conventional semi-permanent tattooing by the very fact that it is a manual procedure. When using a hand held micro blade, the colour is deposited closer to the surface than when a machine is used leaving very fine and crisp hair strokes with no spilling under the skin.
How long does the pigmentation last?
Microblading tends to last between 1-3 Years and after this period of time may need a colour boost or refresh. In order to keep your brows looking fresh a touch up is recommended every 12-24 months maximum. After 2 years a full price Microblading produce will apply
For clients that choose a softer look and lighter colour shade initially or those who did not follow the after care instructions properly my require frequent top ups.
Factors that will cause your Microbladed brow tattoo to fade faster are:
- Iron deficiency
- Sun exposure
- Strong immune systems
- Exposure to salt water
Who can have Microblading?
With all semi-permanent makeup procedures it is the practitioner’s responsibility to make sure that there are no contraindications to treatment. If there is a medical condition the clinic doctor will be consulted prior to treatment. REMEMBER: We have your best interests in mind.
You are not suitable candidate for this procedure if you are:
- History of Keloids or Hypertophic scarring
- Diabetic (require doctor’s clearance)
- Viral infections and/or diseases
- Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Organ transplant
- Skin irritation or psoriasis near the treated area (rash, sunburn, acne, ect)
- Acctance 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 not make you a good candidate for micro pigmentation procedures.
Does it hurt?
Like all semi-permanent procedures Microblading will require a topical anaesthetic which can be topped up throughout the procedure making it relatively painless.
How does the two step procedure work?
STEP 1: The initial procedure takes approximately 2 hours. During this time, a consultation is done where we discuss your desired brow look, choose a colour tone and draw the initial outline of the procedure area for your approval. Though our faces are NOT perfectly symmetrical (one side is usually flatter than the other), we do our very best to create as much symmetry as possible! As we like to say, BROWS ARE SISTERS NOT TWINS. Once you are satisfied with the basic shape and symmetry, the area is then traced over and semi-permanent pigment is applied with a disposable Microblading hand tool. This procedure uses a manual hand tool and not a machine.
STEP 2: The second stage of the treatment is a TOUCH-UP appointment. The touch up that takes approximately 1 hour and is included in your service. Touch ups are done no earlier than 4 weeks of your initial procedure and no later than 10 weeks. If you do not schedule your touch-up within 10 weeks, you will be required to pay a touch up fee outlined in our touch up schedule. Some people may need more then two sessions to achieve their desired brow, due to stubborn skin, improper aftercare, ect.
Do the Results vary?
Yes - colour retention and overall results are different for each individual. Factors such as sun exposure, skin types, following aftercare, lifestyle, immune system and skin tone determine how your brows heal. Oily skin- tends to “push out” the ink quicker and may need more frequent touch ups and may heal extra powdery/blurry. Darker skin - will have less contrast and may heal even more powdery or solid looking that lighter tone. The darker the skin tone the less detail or “hairs” you will see. Mature skin - is very fine, delicate and thin. It tends to heal more powdery and the lines can heal on the thicker side. Results are unpredictable so please keep this in mind.
The final results are not guaranteed to replace make-up you may still need to use a pencil or powder to create your own unique, desired look. The ultimate goal is to have natural looking balanced brows.
Microblade brows go though many phases while healing! This is what you will expect….
Day 1 - Finely detailed, slight redness
Day 2-4 - They become darker and more filled in looking as they form a light scab. This is only temporary don’t not panic!
Day 5-12 - The scab naturally exfoliates and flakes away over the course of several days. The skin underneath is white and has a waxy coating making it appear that the brows are to light. Be patient.
Day 10-30 - After 10 days you may use makeup very gently if needed. The colour will slowly come back to life and bloom back to the surface as the new white skin settles in and heals. Wait at least 4 weeks to see the true colour as it will take on new strength. After 4 weeks your touch/up adjustment appointment can be done. This appointment is to tighten up your shape, touch up any light spots and also to assess how your skin reacts to the process.
During the initial healing period, there may be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. This is very important! If scabs come off prematurely the pigment will come out with it.
How to prepare for you appointment
- 24 Hours prior to your appointment. Do not drink Alcohol or Caffeine.
- 72 Hours prior to your appointment, Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary.
- Botox should be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure.
- Avoid booking during your menstrual cycle as it can increase the pain.
- No waxing, tanning 3 days before.
- No tinting 1 week before.
- Please arrive with no makeup for your appointment. A lot of wiping of pigment will take place and make up can get ruined.
- Be prepared for your brows to look a little red and dark. Do not worry the colour will fade 30-50%.
Gently apply the aftercare ointment with clean, washed hands or with sterile Q-Tips.
Do not get your brows wet for the next 10-12 days. This includes saunas, steam rooms/baths or sweat. Apply ointment before showering and avoid putting your face directly under the shower head.
Maintain moisture on your brows with the aftercare ointment. Reapply regularly when eyebrows feel dry or brow skin feels taught. Apply just enough product to moisten them, if your brows still visibly have product on, there is no need to apply more. Too much product will also cause the scab to lift prematurely and affect the healing process.
Do not wipe off aftercare ointment from your eyebrows. This can cause the scab to fall off prematurely. Let the ointment absorb into the skin.
DO NOT pick, scratch or rub your scabs.
Avoid facial cleansers or soap on brows until scab fall off. We recommend using wash cloths or face wipes to remove makeup and cleanse face.
Do not wear makeup over your brows until scabs have fallen off – usually up to 14 days.
Avoid working out or sweating profusely until after 10 days. Salt in your sweat will draw the pigment out.
Sleep on your back! Rubbing your brows on pillows may cause scabs to come off and produce patchy brow healing.
How much does it cost?
Microblading £300.00 which includes consultation, initial procedure, an after care package and a refresh colour boost 4 to 6 weeks after initial treatment.
Offer till April
Patch Test Is Required
6 Months-1 Year £75.00
1 Year £95.00
2 Years £170.00