Micro Blading & Semi Permanent Make Up
Everything You Need to Know About Microblading Your Eyebrows
Is it suitable for everyone ?
It doesn’t matter if you like them arched and feathered or straight and bold permanent or Semi Permanent. Eyebrows are arguably the most important facial feature. If you’re not satisfied with the ones you have, there are so many ways to update them. These include brow gel or pencils. However there is now a very natural option that delivers semi-permanent results. Ladies, we’d like to introduce you to microblading. Unlike the sometimes Sharpie-like effects of permanent makeup, microblading is more of an embroidery of fine strokes that look just like real hairs.
It is no surprise why so many women love it. Microblading is perfect for those who want to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows.
How do I book ?
Book a FREE consultation to discuss your options.or call us on 01482 426961.
So, what exactly is microblading?
Microblading is an embroidery of small, precise strokes that mimic the effect of real hairs. It uses a special microblading pen to individually draw on the strokes. Unsurprisingly, the technique’s unparalleled natural finish has made its popularity skyrocket in recent months.
During the microblading process we use a special microblading pen to draw on individual strokes one by one.” It’s an extremely meticulous process that takes around two hours to complete.
Is there any prep-work we need to do?
Leading up to your appointment, you should avoid plucking or waxing your brows. This is because your technician, will be making your new brow shape based on current measurements we make before starting the procedure. You should also avoid using exfoliators 72 hours before the application, like any skincare products containing glycolic acid, retinol, and alpha hydroxy acids, since they may inflame the skin, and taking medications such as blood thinners. ‘The goal is for the skin to be as insensitive to the procedure as possible to limit bleeding, ‘Pregnant, breastfeeding, and diabetic clients should avoid the procedure all together.’
Right, once we’re all ready and in the chair, what will the process be like?
First of all, your technician will spend some time mapping out your brows. First we draw the desired shape in with removable pencil, That’s the longest part and the most important step. During this time, the best customised shape for every client is chosen. Your brow shape will be decided between yourself and your technician based on your face shape and structure so you get the most natural finish, so you should properly communicate with your technician to get your desired fullness.
Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. If you’re worried that the process is painful, in our experience some clients may feel a slight discomfort, but it’s relatively painless.
Will I get the desired effect straight away ?
Be aware it might take a few appointments before you reach your ideal brows. ‘You should keep in mind that microblading is a two-step process and it is not permanent, and you shouldn’t expect to always see full desired results after only one treatment. ‘The strokes are very sharp initially, but will soften and migrate into the skin over time. You should take into consideration that different skin types also factor into results. Excessively oily skin, larger pores, thicker skin and eyebrow keratosis can affect the absorption of the pigment.’
What about after-care?
The best part about the technique is that there’s no down time. Your new set of brows will be ready for a selfie immediately after the process. We do however recommend a follow-up one month after your appointment. The healing process is different for everyone, and it takes between 25 and 30 days. After a month we recommend a touch-up to most customers.
Once you have your ideal brows, it’s only natural you’ll want to show them off. However we recommend avoiding the use of skin care products and makeup on the area for a minimum of ten days following the application or touch the area at all. Picking, peeling and scratching of the area should be avoided at all costs except for when rinsing with a cotton swab.
How long will they last?
Although some people like to get a touch-up every 30 days, we suggests doing it annually since depending on how your skin heals, the results can last from eight to 18 months. £300 for a year and a half of perfect, smudge-proof brows? Seems worth it to us.