£150 | 2 hours 30 mins
Microblading is a Semi Permanent Brow Tattoo which uses a row of needles in a blade shape, to input hair like strokes into the skin to make the brows look fuller without needing much effort each day. Results last 2-4 years, depending on aftercare and your skin.
Significant time is spent mapping out the brow shape to your desired shape and thickness, whilst also ensuring your brows are even, using measuring tools and techniques.
A top up is required at the 6-12 week mark after your initial treatment, as the brows can fade and this will ensure the best results. If you book for your touch up appointment during the 6-12 week window after your initial treatment, the touch up is free. If you book for your touch up 12-20 weeks it is £40 for the touch up, and anything 20-60 weeks after your appointment it is £110. A touch up appointment is not offered after 52 weeks, you will have to book for a full new appointment.
Who can & can't be microbladed?
Microblading isn't for everyone - and I may turn you away for the service, but that's not because I don't want you in my chair. The main reason I will turn you away for microblading is because it will not look good on you after 2-3 months, and I don't fancy pocketing your money, making your brows look amazing for a short while and then leaving you with brows that don't look cute after a few months, and you're stuck with them!
If you have large pores, you would not be ideal for microblading. This is mainly due to the individual hair strokes will blur out in a short period of time and create blobby, lumpy looking lines - not the precise defined hair strokes that you're wanting.
If you have oily skin, you wouldn't be ideal for microblading. This is down to the fact that the ink will not last in your skin, and after a few short months your brows will be gone, or left with a very faded shadow due to the techniques used.
If you have very thin, frail or older skin, you may not be suitable for microblading. This is because microblading involves making small cuts in your skin with the blade to input the ink, and if your skins thin it is more likely to scar or cause a higher level of trauma.
Before booking anyone in, I require an online consultation to make sure you are suitable. If you're not, I will offer you alternatives - but I would rather give you the brows you deserve than make a quick buck.
What is Pre-Care? Well, its the things you should do and be aware of prior to your appointment, for example there are some things you should avoid in the weeks and days before your appointment:
Don’t go sunbathing or tanning for at least 7 days prior to the treatment
Try not to work out on the day of the treatment
Stop using retinol or Vitamin A products 1 month prior to the treatment
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, aspirin, and fish oil supplements for at least 24 hours prior to the treatment
Don’t pluck or wax your eyebrows for at least 1 week prior to the treatment
Don’t do any facials at least 2 weeks before the treatment
If you’ve had Botox or fillers in the area, wait at least 2 weeks
It's also a strong recommendation to make sure you eat well before your appointment so you're comfortable and your body is in the right state to be Microbladed- as this is a row of needles going into the skin.
I'd also advise to keep your skin hydrated on the lead up to your treatment by drinking lots of water and moisturizing if you have any dry patches
Aftercare is very important for the best results for your brows. Initial healing takes 14 days, but the brows will not be fully healed for 6 weeks. At the 6 week mark you can book back in for your top up appointment, The first follow-up appointment is non-negotiable, and is free if booked at the 6-12 week mark. If you try to skip it, the final result might not be as good as you’d expected.
So what do you need to do to look after the brows after your appointment?
Refrain from touching the area as long as possible. No scratching or picking no matter how itchy or tempting it gets!
Keep the treated area dry for 24 hours.
From day 2, clean the brows twice a day using freshly boiled but cooled water on a cotton pad. Pat dry and then apply a rice grain amount of the aftercare ointment provided with clean hands.
From day 5 to day 14, apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment provided with clean hands to the brows twice a day.
What can't you do after your appointment?
No makeup on or around the brows for 14 days
Don’t get the area soaking wet for about 14 days. No swimming, no saunas or steam baths, and no excessive sweating.
Stay away from direct sunlight for about 4 weeks, including sunbeds as this can cause the pigments to change colour during the healing process.
No chemicals peels. facials or eyebrow tinting/waxing for 4 weeks
No Botox or injectables around the brows for 4 weeks
What to expect when healing your Microblading
Your brows may appear very warm toned, with red or orange undertones in the colour for the first few days. This is to ensure that when healed, they will not be grey but a lovely brown tone.
Your brows will need a top up appointment after 6 weeks to ensure the best results.
Microblading heals in stages, and the days my differ slightly from person to person:
Day 1: Some redness and minor swelling, brows may apper dark in colour
Days 2-5: Brows begin to scab and appear darker in colour and thicker due to this
Days 5-10: Brows begin to flake as the scabs begin to fall off, they may start to feel slightly itchy and dry.
Days 10-15: Most if not all scabs and flakiness will have gone, however the brows can appear really light and as though they've disappeared!
Days 15+: Brows settle in at intended colour, but may be a little patchy after the initial healing. This is why a top up appointment is recommended at 6 weeks to lock in that colour and shape.
At the top up appointment, the brows can be microbladed darker if you feel like they're a touch too light.