Microblading is the latest beauty treatment to enter the industry like a storm, with its natural long lasting effect, its no wonder it made the most popular salon treatment!
Using only organic pigments made from plant based, natural sources, the pigment is manually implanted to the top surface layer of the skin using a super fine needle to create the most realistic, fine and crisp hair-strokes.
We can create almost any look from a natural light finish to a bold Instagram brow.
Sparse or missing brows can be completely restored.
New customers require a patch test at least 24 hours prior to this appointment.
For best results a Top Up treatment is recommended 4-6 weeks after your first session this is to see how the pigment has developed and make any adjustments to the shape and colour and to help build the perfect brow to finalise the look.
Different skin types may require an additional top up this can be down to certain medical factors, aftercare or to create a bolder brow.
The cost of this top Up is £50 and can be booked after your first appointment.
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What is Microblading?
Microblading is very similar to tattooing, but unlike modern day tattooing, microblading only implants pigment to the very surface layer of the epidermis (skin), tattooing goes slightly deeper, making it more permanent.
Microblading is a manual method that traditionaly originates from Asia and has been around for thousands of years. Microblading is used in SPMU to reconstruct, define, cover gaps and fill in over plucked brows. The delicate strokes are so fine that the mimic real hairs and are suitable for both male and female clients.
* If you are pregnant or breast feeding then unfortunately Microblading is not suitable for you until afterwards, as there is a small risk of secondary infection being passed on to your baby.
* Anyone who suffers from Keloid scarring would not be suitable for this treatment unless they have permission from their Doctor.
* If you have a Heart condition, Epilepsy, uncontrolled Diabetes or are taking blood thinning medication then you would need to discuss this with your technician prior to the treatment, as you may need permission from your Doctor.
Anyone that has to take prescribed antibiotics from their Doctor for a heart condition when they visit the dentist would not be suitable for this procedure.
If there are any medical conditions you have that you and are not sure if you are suitable then please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss it.
Who is not suitable to have Microblading?
What to expect
The microblading process is extremely meticulous and takes around two hours to complete at your first session. When you arrive we will go through the consultation form with you and make sure you are suitable for the treatment. We then use a topical numbing cream to numb your brow area to minimise any discomfort during the treatment, this takes 20-30 minutes to numb. Whilst we wait, we can decide on the correct colour of pigment to use to suit your complexion.
Then using the facial mapping out system, which ceates symmetry, we draw on your perfect shaped brows to flatter your facial features. This is the most important step of your treatment and one you will heavily involved with, so relax you will not be given any shape that you aren't happy with. We can make any needed adjustments to the shape to suit your personal preference.
Once we are happy, we will begin to shape your new brows using the pigment and pen. This takes approximentky 30-45 minutes. You will be kept topped up with numbing cream to avoid any discomfort throughout, the treatment is relatively painless by doing this.
What does it feel like?
Most clients are relieved to discover microblading is not what they expected and no where near as painful as they'd of imagined.
It's often compared to the feeling of threading or minimal eyebrow plucking.
Parts of the your eyebrow maybe more sensitive then others but generally the most unusual part of the treatment is the noise that the pen makes. Music is played throughout and you are welcome to bring headphones if you feel that will benefit you.
What should I do before my treatment?
To achieve the best results, its important you follow both before and aftercare, as this plays a huge part in the microblading process.
*Cease using any skin thinners (Vitamin A, Glycolic acids, exfoliation, ect) on the brow area for at least two weeks prior to your appointment.
* Botox or Filers can be done two weeks before or two weeks after your treatment. This is important as it could affect the symmetry of your new brows.
* Please do not consume any alcohol, Caffeine or take any aspirin (consult me if this is GP prescribed), ibuprofen, at least 24 hours before you treatment as this may cause you to bleed more during the treatment and water down the pigment used. This can impact on your healed results and effect pigment retention.
*You are welcome to come in wearing your usual make up on your brows to show us or bring samples of brow shapes to show us what you like.
* Females may experience hypersensitivity or pain if you are close to/on your your menstrual cycle. Bare that in mind when booking.
What should I expect after my treatment?
You will be given an aftercare guide and advice to take home with you.
Full ongoing support is available incase you are not sure of anything and to guide you through the whole process.
For the first 7 days its vital you follow the correct aftercare to allow your new brows to heal in well and to get better results. After that you can continue your usual routine. The skin healing cycle takes approximently 30 days for the brows to fully heal and before they can be topped up.
* Do not expect your brows to heal perfectly after the first session. This is a two-part (sometimes multiple) process.
*Your brows will appear darker and more defined immediately after your treatment. This can last for up to a week or so before they then fade and almost disappear, this is because a new layer of skin heals over the top of them and they go completely faint. When they pop back, the pigment colour can be upto 30% lighter then the colour chosen.
* Your brows will go through different stages of colour and often will be appear patchy in places during the healing process so please be patient with them.
* Around 4-5 days in, your brows will begin to flake and your brows may look dry. DO NOT PICK this off as it could affect pigment retention.
You may experience some mild itchiness, this is normal and it is important that you don't scratch your brow area to avoid infection and pigment loss. You are advised to pat the area if needed, to relieve any itchiness. However make sure your hands are clean before doing this to avoid infection.
* Not everyones hair stroke brows can heal clean and crisp.
Hair strokes for oiler skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery, whilst drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined. For those who bleed more, you may require more touch ups, as the blood pushes the pigment out and dilutes it, whilst we perform the microblading process.
Things not to do!
*During the first 7 days to not get the brow area wet. Wash or cleanse around this area. Water can increase the wound size and cause scabbing which can wash out the pigment and is to be avoided as much as possible during that first week.
*Do not smother your brows in aftercare as they need to breath during the healing process to heal effectively.
* Avoid Saunas, pools or steam rooms for the first 7 days.
* Do not get massages, facials or skin treatments, during the first 7 days.
*Do not use any laser light therapy on your brows. This can darken, lighten and/or distort the pigment.
* Do not use retinol acids or AHA's on the area for 30 days after your treatment as they will fade your brows prematurely.
Do I need a top up?
This is a two-step process, sometimes more.
The first session is to build shape and gain symmetry. The second session is used to perfect the brows and add additional density and make changes to the colour (often to darken) if needed.
Some clients may need multiple sessions to achieve their desired results. Three sessions (including the first) are usually recommended for a more, bolder fuller brow unless you choose to add in Micro-shading.
*Some clients' skin may have a harder time retaining pigment and may require additional top-ups. Especially if you've had previous permanent make up or have had scar tissue in that area.
*Permanent make up may not appear as bold and as sharp on darker skin types compared to lighter skin types on the fitz colour chart.