WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is the Japanese Method of Semi Permanent Brows and is a manual, non-machine method relatively new to the UK.
It is considered to be semi-permanent, as it's compared to the traditional hairstroke digital machine technique. It is done using a hand tool with a very fine blade (made up of 7-21 tiny, fine needles configured into a blade shape) to deposit pigments into the epidermis.
Because we're impacting colour closer to the top skin surface, the strokes appear and remain crisp and extremely fine.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows without anyone noticing. The results are very natural looking, feathered hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present.
People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as people who simply aren't happy with their eyebrows.
The results are a natural, flawless, fuller-looking brow. Initially, the brows appear darker but fade significantly over a two week period. It is crucial to have a touch up done, as it is very difficult to predict how well the skin will retain the pigment.
The results can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years, depending on different factors such as clients skin type, sun exposure and chemicals contained in creams and beauty products applied to the skin which could fade and break down the pigment sooner etc.
WILL I NEED TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK?
No. There is only minimal swelling and redness.
ARE THERE ANY PRECAUTIONS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
Only with the lip procedures. If you have ever had a fever blister or carry the Herpes virus, then it is advisable to consult your physician prior to the procedure for a prescription of an anti-viral medication, such as Famvir, Valtrex or Zovirax. This will greatly reduce the risk of a breakout. I’ve read that you should begin taking them 5-7 days prior to the procedure and 3 days after the procedure. I’m not a doctor though, so please follow your doctors recommended dosage. It may also help to take L-Lysine tablets at least a week prior to and after the treatment; although I don’t recommend taking L-Lysine instead of anti-viral medication but in addition to it. It’s advisable to use a lip balm prior to treatment so that your lips are in good condition to achieve the best results prior to the treatment.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING AND TATTOOING?
The purpose of microblading is to enhance the features with what appears to be undetected, natural looking eyebrows. Microblading is more subtle – it is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Traditional tattoos use electric tools and ink while microblading procedures involve pigments and a manual hand tool.
WHO IS MICROBLADING FOR?
If you want to effortlessly look your best anytime, then microblading is for you! If you want to look younger, healthier, and more vibrant permanent makeup does wonders! If you’re a busy mom, business woman or have an active lifestyle you’ll save hours every week not having to stand in front of the mirror slaving over applying makeup. Not to mention, you won’t have to worry about sweating it off during a workout or melting by the end of an evening out. Bonus!
DO MY EXISTING EYEBROWS NEED TO BE SHAVED OFF?
Most definitely NOT! Please do not tweeze, thread, wax or modify your eyebrows in any way for as long as possible, and no sooner than two weeks. The beginning of your service includes a brief consultation, followed by shaping and finally a discussion about color. Your regular brow maintenance of tweezing, threading, waxing and/or tinting may continue once the brows have healed.
DOES IT HURT?
Everyone has a different level of sensitivity. An anesthetic is applied for numbing during the procedure to alleviate discomfort. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Clients are usually pleased to discover that it is no more painful than having your eyebrows tweezed or threaded.
PLEASE NOTE: Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
- If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long.
- If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
HOW LONG IS THE HEALING PROCESS?
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness following your procedure. It doesn’t take very long for it to disappear. Immediately following your treatment the pigment will appear darker than how it will appear once it has healed. Around week 2, the surface color naturally exfoliates to leave a softer color. During week 3 & 4 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment darken a bit. A Touch-Up visit approximately 5-11 weeks after your initial appointment may be necessary in order to achieve that richness of color and density in the shape that you desire.
Touch-Up between 5-11 weeks are included in the price.
For Touch-Ups after 12 weeks, a charge will apply.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?
You must be 18 years or older to receive semipermanent makeup treatment.
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
Microblading is semi-permanent .
The pigment will fade over time and we recommend to get a touch up annually to keep them looking their best. There is no guarantee in how long it lasts as each individuals skin will respond differently.
The frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including skin type, pigment selection, lifestyle (especially sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), chemical peels, etc.
Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
For microblading, it is common to need two-three appointments to get to your desired outcome. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your permanent cosmetic does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go bolder and add more density at your next desired appointment.
WHAT FACTORS WILL AFFECT MICROBLADING?
Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, so a physical sunscreen should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement.
The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.
The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.
The choice of pigment color: Some colors may fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde pigment may fade quicker than a dark brunette pigment.
Bleeding during the procedure:
Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption.
Caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should be avoided 48 hours prior to your appointment
HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER?
Your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first week or so. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling are minimal.
HOW WILL MY MICROBLADING BROWS LOOK IN THE FUTURE?
During your appointment, we will analyze your skin tone to anticipate how pigment colors will heal and fade in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure the color blends well with your natural hair and skin color. There are some cases, however, where the color may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your follow up appointment, we will re-analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. If needed, special formula alterations to correct the color is made at this time. Your eyebrows will eventually look softer and have more of a “powdered” look. To keep your brows looking their best, a refresher appointment is suggested every 12 months. Results and preferences vary with each client.