MICROBLADING & PMU FAQ
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?
All new permanent makeup requires two appointments. The top-up is to ensure any pigment loss is covered.
Occasionally, customers 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.
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.
WHICH PMU TREATMENT SHOULD I GET?
The general rule of thumb is that Microblading strokes are only suitable for customers with dry skin. However, as with everything there are always exceptions.
For oily skin we would recommend powder brows or sometimes combination brows (which are done with strokes and shading).
Combination/Powder brows are also an excellent alternative/addition to strokes particularly if someone is missing sections of hair, doesn't have much definition, or already has thick and full brows.
If you're still unsure, you can always send us a message though the contact page, or discuss at a consultation.
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.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO COVER PREVIOUS MICROBLADING/POWDER BROWS?
To Lianne, cover ups are an important part of offering PMU. However, there are limitations and ask to see a clear photo the brows beforehand, or you can fill out the contact for to arrange a consultation to check if improvements are possible.
On special occasions, refreshes of other artists work can be done but there is an additional £50 charge (on top of refresh prices) as it take longer and is more difficult to complete.
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.