Professionally shaped eyebrows, given the attention to detail they deserve, can lift your eyes & as a result give you a more youthful appearance, make your cheekbones appear more prominent & overall make you look & feel more confident.
Microblading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Microblading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hairstroke is created by hand using a blade which creates fine slices in the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and single needle bundle. Microblading is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance or reshape their appearance in terms of both shape and color. It deposits pigment into the upper region of the dermis, it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper.
Placement & Design
Following a full consultation discussing the client's desired look and needs Mel will then measure and sketch out the placement of the eyebrows. Measuring brow placement is a multi-step process that begins by determining the center of the face and the set of the client's eyes. The starting point, arch, and ending point are determined by whether the eyes are normal, close-set, or wide-set. The full brow is then sketched out with the appropriate thickness and arch height to give the client a good idea of what the finished brows will look like and set the outline for the microblading.
Following your Microblading Procedure you will be left with crisp, thin lines that blend seamlessly with your real hair. Microblading is meant to be a subtle, natural enhancement to create the illusion of fuller brows. It is the perfect solution for those who want to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill-in over plucked brows. Results last anywhere from 1 - 3 years depending on skin type and lifestyle.
Natural realistic results
Ideal for Normal/Dry skin
NOT Ideal for Extremely Oily Thick Skin with large pores
Consultation, Initial treatment, Top up treatment 4-6 wks later, After care gel
Refresh Treatment (12-18 months later)
Who Shouldn't Get Microblading
Individuals prone to keloid scarring, super thin skin, Rosacea or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Individuals with transmittable blood disease such as HIV or Hepatitis. Microblading involves cutting into the skin so it is best to not work with these conditions for the safety of our clients as these conditions greatly impact the immune system and healing process of individuals.
If you’ve had Botox/filler in the brow area. We recommend to get Microblading first. Or would recommend clients wait 4 weeks after botox/filler before having a Microblading procedure.
Individuals undergoing active chemotherapy.
If you have any kind of skin condition near your eyebrows. eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near eyebrows.
Individuals with oily skin. Those with very oily skin and large pores are not good candidates for microblading as the skin doesn’t always retain the pigment, therefore SPMU would be more beneficial.
Individuals under 18 years of age.
Individuals who are pregnant or nursing.
Individuals with a dark pre-existing eyebrow tattoo. Any clients who have had previous SPMU on their brows will need to send a picture of their brows without make up prior to any treatment.
WHAT FACTORS WILL AFFECT MY COSMETIC TATTOO?
Bleeding during the procedure: Excessive bleeding during your procedure will greatly affect how your body retains pigment. While this is not entirely in our control, it is important that you follow prep instructions to help minimize bleeding. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications and alcohol before your procedure.
Oily Skin: Increased oil production can cause hair strokes to blur and heal lighter and more powdery than you would expect. Loss of color will be more prominent and touch-ups are needed more frequently.
Smoking: Smokers may notice that their tattoo will fade faster.
Anemia and iron deficiency: Your body will absorb these iron based pigments more quickly.
Sun exposure: Increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading.
Color of pigment: Lighter colors fade faster than darker colors.
WILL IT HURT?
An effective topical anesthetic can be purchased and applied before your microblading procedure, however pain tolerance varies from client to client. Receiving the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity. On a scale of 1-10, most clients experience 2-3. Most clients describe the pain level as minimal and find tweezing and threading more uncomfortable in comparison.
IS MICROBLADING RIGHT FOR ME?
Microblading heals best on normal to dry skin types. Microblading may not work well on clients with more oily skin types or large pores. On those with oily skin types and larger pores, results may appear softer and more powdery. However, a different blade can be used for those who do have more oily skin to help with retention, or SPMU would be another option which also has stunning results.
Clients with super thin skin, Severe Rosacea, or Keloids cannot receive Microblading.
DO I NEED A CONSULTATION BEFORE GETTING MICROBLADING?
Yes, consultations are free of charge and offered to anyone who would like to discuss their Microblading procedure before booking an appointment. Due to Covid-19 all consultations are now done via WhatsApp although you will have to visit the Clinic at least 48hrs prior to your procedure to have a patch test and pay a booking fee. Please contact the Clinic for an appointment or free consultation
Pictures will need to be sent via WhatsApp if you are in need of correction work or have had your brows tattooed elsewhere.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The initial session takes approximately 3- 3.5hrs from the moment you walk in to the completion of your beautiful new brows. We spend the first hour designing your new brows and clarifying any questions you may have. There’s no down time! Most go about their normal day when they leave their appointment. The follow-up perfecting session takes approximately 1.5 -2 hrs. This is done normally within 4-6 weeks.
WILL IT LOOK NATURAL?
Absolutely! The Microblading technique creates realistic, simulated hair strokes that look just like REAL HAIR. Your brows can be as big and bold or as soft and subtle as you like.
ARE THERE SOME CLIENTS WHO CANNOT RETAIN THE PIGMENT?
Yes this does happen. Some people have highly effective immune systems that reject the pigment, and some just have highly effective skin healing. It's very rare, but it's important that all clients understand this is a possibility and in most cases there is no way for us to know if this will take place prior to the work being done. Occasionally, Mel will recommend a third appointment for further touch-up using SPMU to help with retention at an additional cost. If the client was still retaining very little pigment after the third appointment, another appointment would not be recommended, as it might be too much for the skin.
What Is Nanoblading
The new Semi-Permanent eyebrow technique taking over from microblading
Microblading - the semi-permanent brow technique that promises fuller, natural-looking brows - has been creating such a buzz in the beauty industry for the past few years, but it's reign as queen of the brow techniques is now in question as a more precise variation called 'nanoblading' is available.
Nanoblading is a new brow treatment that uses ultra-sharp nano needles that can actually mimic the diameter and dimension of a real hair in the skin. It is a form of cosmetic tattooing but it's not as deep as a conventional tattoo, as you are only going through the top layer of the skin into the upper dermis.
How Is It Different From Microblading?
Put simply, it's microblading but with super fine, flexible needles.
Microblading and nanoblading both offer fine hair strokes that look natural and true to life, but nanoblading provides further precision and accuracy because it uses tiny needles, compacted together into an ultra fine blade. The technique means you can create a more natural-looking brow shape.
Aftercare is key. If you can keep the area clean and don't pick, your procedures will heal quickly and look beautiful.
Taking care of the area of skin where microblading took place is similar to tattoo care, if a bit more intensive. The pigment immediately following the procedure will appear quite dark, and the skin underneath will be red. About two hours after microblading, carefully clean the brows with a damp cotton swab that has been dipped in sterilized water, do not rub the area. This will get rid of any excess dye that’s on your brows. It will also keep the area sterile. It will take anywhere from 7-14 days for the skin to begin to appear healed and for the pigment to fade to its regular shade.
Follow these steps to properly take care of your skin after microblading:
Do not touch or wet the treated area. Avoid getting the area wet for up to 10 days, which includes keeping your face dry during a shower.
Do not wash or cleanse over the treated area
The treated area may look darker originally but will change colour during your healing period
Don’t wear makeup over your brows for at least a week. This is because the pigments are still settling in to the shallow cuts in your skin caused by the blading.
Do not apply any perfumed products, AHA's or creams over your brows.
Don’t pick at scabs, tug, or itch the eyebrow area.
Avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating until the area is completely healed and you have a follow-up appointment.
Keep your hair away from your brow line.
Apply the healing balm sparingly provided by Mel 1-3 times a day with clean hands and a clean cotton bud.
YOUR TREATMENT WILL FOLLOW THESE HEALING PHASES
Heal: as soon as your procedure is finished your body will start to heal. The skin will close and you may see a thin scab which protects the area whilst healing.
Peel: after a few days the scab will fall away and you will see pigment.
Fade: you will see a lighter hue of implanted colour. This colour will change over 4/6 weeks.
THIS IS A TWO STAGE PROCEDURE
VISIT 1 - IS THE 'BASE COAT
VISIT 2 - 'PERFECTS'
Your procedure is not deemed complete until you have had both treatments, your second visit can be booked after 4 weeks and before 3 months.
If it is after 3 months it is deemed a re-touch and you may be charged accordingly.
Please note - from your first initial treatment the colour will fade 30 - 50%
DAY 1 – Onwards for the first week
The treated area may develop dry skin or sometimes heavy scabbing this is perfectly normal and is all part of the healing process.
Most importantly do not rub, pick or peel the treated area.
Avoid sunbeds for 4 weeks and no false tanning treatments for 1 week
How you take care of the scabbing area can be the difference between a successful, faded or patchy finish
After approximately one week the scabbing will fall off the treated area and it may look light and patchy but this is normal and will take 4-6 weeks to heal, but colour will progress daily