Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment, which is carried out with a 9, 12, or 14 needle blade. Small cuts are made to push the pigment into the skin. The procedure takes around 2½ hours, which includes numbing the area, drawing up the shape and microblading itself. After the procedure eyebrows take 7 - 10 days to heal, and after 4 - 6 weeks a second treatment is done to ensure pigment doesn’t come out. Microblading lasts 12 - 18 months depending on age and skin type.
We offer 3 different types of Microblading:
Hairstroke £180 (including 6 week top up)
Powder Brows (Machine Method) £250 (including 6 week top up)
Combination Brows £250 (including 6 week top up)
Procedure for booking
Every client MUST be patch tested at least 48 hours prior to their treatment.
When attending the patch test, our staff will discuss the treatment in detail and answer any questions you may have.
A non-refundable £50 deposit at the patch test must be paid and then a booking can be made.
Colour Boosts are required to maintain the appearance of your treatment. Most people have this yearly but here are our options:
Hairstroke £70 before 6 months.
Hairstroke £130 between 6-12 months.
Hairstroke £180 over 12 months.
Powder Brows/Combination £200 at any time.
Preparing for your treatment
You will achieve far better results if you prepare your skin for your Semi/Permanent Makeup procedure. The area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated.
Anticoagulants lengthen the time it takes your blood to clot. Anti-platelet drugs, such as aspirin and Ibuprofen, prevent your blood from clotting, causing the treatment area to bleed more. This will cause the pigment to be pushed out of the skin, producing a risk of over working the skin and will be less comfortable.
Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your treatment.
Do not consume coffee before your treatment.
Do not take any aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood).
Avoid oily fish, garlic and herbal teas to avoid blood thinning.
Please check with your GP if you are on any medication that may cause blood thinning.
Here’s how to get your skin ready for your procedure:
Exfoliate the area you will be getting the treatment on the night before to remove any dead skin which will help pigment retention.
Do not pluck, wax, thread or tint the area for up to 3 days before your treatment.
Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face.
Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment (these treatments thin the skin considerably).
Do not work out the day of the procedure (excessive oils in the skin can prevent the pigment from retaining).
Do not have Botox 3 weeks prior (can affect symmetry).
On the day of your treatment
If the allergy (pigment) patch test carried out 48 hours prior to your appointment does not cause a reaction, we can go forward with the treatment.
A variety of products will come into contact with the skin during the treatment, including wax pencils, baby wipes, cling film, nitrile gloves and numbing cream. Please be prepared to declare all allergies before your treatment in case I need to use an alternative product (where possible).
You must thoroughly fill out a consultation form. We will than discuss and go through the consultation form, going over all health information that was provided by yourself making sure that it is safe to go forward with the procedure.
We will than discuss your desired brows/lips. Following the consultation, the area will be washed and disinfected and I will then begin drawing the shape of your brows/lips to build a frame, so that the eyebrows/lips look even. We will work together on the shaping, styling and colour selection. You will have the opportunity to see the shape and colour before doing any actual work. Once all is approved, we proceed with microblading or and shading of the brows/lips. I use pre-numb creams and numbing products throughout your treatment to ease any discomfort. The effects of these only lasts around 20-40 minutes. The appointment usually takes approximately 1.5 to 3 hours.
Please be aware of the following during your appointment:
Pigment stains – I use protective hair nets and cover you and all my equipment and couch in tissue and protective film, but occasionally tiny droplets of pigment could splash on clothing and may stain. I recommend wearing dark tops where possible.
Due to the equipment in use and contaminated waste I do not allow anyone other than the individual that will be going forward with the treatment in the treatment room.
The treatment room is cleaned before and after every procedure. I consider it a sterile environment, so I do not allow pets (other than Assistant Dogs for disabled).
Soon after your treatment, the area may feel sensitive or bruised. I recommend applying a dry ice pack or ice wrapped in paper towels or a tea towel to reduce any swelling and soothe the area for 2 minutes at a time. Paracetamol will ease any discomfort but avoid Ibuprofen for around 6 hours as this could cause the area to swell.
On the day of the treatment:
Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid helps minimise hardening of the lymph (scabbing). Avoid using any products that contain Lanolin, Petroleum or any acids. I advise dry healing for best results.
Pat area daily (using a single use lint free cotton pad) to remove bacteria and dead skin. You can pat with witch hazel or you can boil water waiting for it to cool before use. (Don’t worry….THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
After 3-4 days
Gently wash the area each morning and night, I recommend using antibacterial, antimicrobial and pH balance soap. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the area. Gently apply to the area in a smooth, stroking motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliates.
Use a fresh pillowcase.
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of pigment and patchy healed results.
No facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks after treatment.
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure.
Wear a hat when outdoors.
Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days.
Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area until fully healed.
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area. NO DIRECT WATER on treated area.
What to expect
Your eyebrow treatment will look darker for the first few days, as the top layers of skin come away the pigment can seem a lot lighter, but will then come through. As the pigment ages it is common to notice the colour change, sometimes the tone can seem cooler other times it can look warmer but remember everyone heals differently! The second part of your procedure should be booked between 4-6 weeks after your first procedure.
It is important to return in 12-24 months for a colour boost treatment to restore the colour.
Once healed your Micropigmentation should last 12-18 months depending on your skin and lifestyle.
IMPORTANT - You are unable to donate blood for up to 12 months following Micropigmentation Procedure.
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