The Answers You Need
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading, 3D eyebrow embroidery or soft tap is a modern treatment from Asia, which gives a natural eyebrow enhancement alongside the hairs that already exist.
It includes marking individual hair strokes to give the desired effect, which could include fuller, thicker, longer or reconstructed eyebrows. Sparse or missing brows can also be restored.
The treatment is also perfect for customers suffering from alopecia or trichotillomania as it is the most natural form of Permanent Makeup.
Microblading naturally fades over time and on average, most customers return between 11 - 16 months for a refresh/colour boost.
Previous eyebrow tattoos can also (usually) be covered.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MICROBLADING?
There are many benefits to microblading including fuller, even and waterproof brows - Personally we find one of the best parts of having microbladed eyebrows is not having to shape and draw them each morning!
Also, as the treatment fades it allows you to adjust the shape and colour as you age.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING & TRADITIONAL EYEBROW TATTOOING?
Traditional eyebrow tattooing involves a machine being used to create strokes or colouring in the eyebrow area for an ombré effect.
Microblading involves a row of very fine needles (making up a single-use blade) being used to deposit pigment into the surface of the outer layer of skin.
This results in a set of fine lines that mimic those of eyebrow hairs, making the microblading treatment as close to a natural brow as possible.
CAN YOU FILL IN A FEW STROKES FROM A PREVIOUS TECHNICIAN?
Unfortunately, as Microbladers all have different techniques, it is not possible to add to their work.
For corrections/cover-ups, clients will be classified as a new client, and therefore the normal charges will apply.
If you need correction/cover-up, it is imperative to send a clear photo to the studio before booking, or you can book in for a short consultation.
HOW LONG IS THE HEALING TIME?
It can take around 10 days for the top layers of skin to close and heal. Deeper, dermal layers of the skin can take up to 6 weeks to heal fully. In the first 3 - 5 days eyebrow strokes will appear very dark. However, as the skin heals over the top, the colour will fade around 30% - 50%.
WILL I NEED A TOP UP?
It is always recommended to have a top-up to ensure any pigment loss is covered.
Clients may require more than one follow up at an additional price to perfect their brows. It is the client's responsibility to book a follow-up.