The Procedure - What is MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a form of tattooing. It is a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure using a specialist hand held tool which holds disposable micro-blades. The pigment is implanted into the superficial dermis which allows me to create crisp, soft and natural-looking hair strokes.
Our brow expert and T Brow and Beauty Studio owner Lisa Dowell, will begin the procedure by using a face mapping technique taught by Phi Academy. She will first study the shape of your brows and the design will be made to compliment your facial features. A microblading tool is used to then blade individual strokes on your brows, to mimic natural hair.
Here at T Brow and Beauty Studio, we use only the best pigments that are available in the market and the aim is always for natural brow results.
If you suffer from hair loss or alopecia, you can lose a significant amount of eyebrow hair and given that some individuals suffer from skin disease or even cancer, lack of hair growth can be very visible in these cases.
This Brow treatment will give your brows shape and will not smear or smudge off.
The pigment used in Microblading is high quality and specifically made to retain its colour, and at most, you may just need a touch-up session.
What is Microblading and Shading?
This procedure is exactly the same as the above and is natural looking, still using pigment ink and a handheld tool however, this technique is better suited to clients with very sparse/no brows. It involves placing tiny, pin-like dots over the brow area, after microblading, to fill in thin spots, giving a powdered and fuller effect.
Who is suitable for Microblading?
You must be 18 years of age or over. You must not be on medication for acne (Accutane). If you have previously taken Accutane you must have stopped taking this medication for 12 months prior to a microblading session.
Under no circumstances should you have this treatment if you are pregnant/breastfeeding, have type 1 or 2 diabetes/chemotherapy/radiation/cancer.
If you have any allergies/disorders/disabilities, please let me know upon enquiry.
If you have had your brows tattooed/microbladed before, they must have been done at least 1 year prior to your booking and have significantly faded.
Does it Hurt?
The treatment can be slightly uncomfortable but is bearable. You may use your own numbing cream but I would advise against this as it can affect the colour retention. Red heads, blondes and fair skin types may experience more swelling and redness than darker skin types. If you are menstruating, this can make cause you to be more sensitive to pain.
How much does it cost?
Microblading and Microshading cost is £230. This includes a full consultation, initial procedure and thorough after care advice.
A 6-8 Week re-touch is needed which is included in the price and must be booked by you within this timescale. If you leave it longer, additional charges will apply.
I recommend having a tint and wax one week prior or on day of patch test, as this will tidy your brows ready for the Microblading. Tinting and waxing is £15.00.
It is also recommended to wait at least 30 days to have them tinted/waxed after the procedure.
Avoid any activity that will cause you to sweat on the day of your treatment. Do no take aspirin or any blood thinners, fish oil, vitamin E or ibuprofen 48-72 hours prior before unless medically advised. Paracetamol is fine.
You have to have stopped taking acne medication (Accutane) for one year - no exceptions.
Avoid caffeine/energy drinks/alcohol the day before and on the day of your treatment.
Smoking will cause the pigment to prematurely fade and therefore, not last as long. You are responsible for maintaining your appointments.
Do not have tan/sunburn on your face on the day of your treatment. NO SUN 30 days prior and post treatment (re-touch also).
If you arrive at your appointment with a tan/sunburn you will be required to reschedule and your deposit will be forfeited. I reserve the right to apply my own discretion if I feel that pre-procedure advice has not been followed.
60 minutes after your treatment please wash the treated area with cool, boiled water using clean cotton pads to remove any blood/lymphatic fluid from the treated area. Repeat this 4 more times at hourly intervals, then dry heal for the next 13 days.
If you accidentally get the area wet use a dry tissue and pat gently. After several days, if the brows become too itchy, you may apply a small amount of skin candy but please do not over-moisturise the area.
Only touch the area with clean hands during the healing process. Any scabbing or flaking will naturally shed.
Some itching is normal, but please don't pick, peel or scratch the treated area as the colour may heal unevenly and you will risk scarring and infection.
Do NOT apply any creams or makeup on your brows for 2 weeks after your treatment. You can get your brows wet after 2 weeks from your initial treatment, but only if all of the scabs have disappeared. Your aftercare procedure is AS important as your initial treatment.
Absolutely NO exercise, swimming, sunbathing, sun beds, saunas, direct shower spray, water or makeup should be applied in the area during the healing period. (14 days after treatment or until all of the flakes have fallen off the brows) Avoid sleeping on your face 2 weeks after the treatment.
It is recommended to apply some Vaseline to your brows when swimming, after healing, to protect the colour and stop chlorine/salt water from entering. Salt has effects similar to tattoo removal therefore, should be avoided wherever possible.
There are many factors that can affect the result of your microblading treatment. The main factor is the aftercare. The better you look after your Microblading, the longer it will last.
Our skin changes as we age, so eventually, the permanent makeup will look more powdered and will cool in colour. This happens with all SPM procedures.
Hair strokes will appear crisp and bold at first, but will soften up in appearance as the tissue heals. The area will shed, taking some colour. This is normal. The brows will start to oxidise and darken over the 1st month. It is common to have some areas fading more than others. This is part of the healing process and will be treated at the recommended re-touch appointment.
Skin type is also another factor that can affect the result. If you have oily skin, your results will look softer and more powdered instead of crisp strokes and will fade quicker. If you have dark skin, please be aware your SPM (semi-permanent makeup) will not appear as bold as lighter skin types. Red heads, blondes and fair skin types may experience more fading than darker skin types.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have had your brows microbladed before, it can take 1-3 treatments to achieve the desired result. This is because the scar tissue that has formed in the brow area will need additional procedures and fees will apply.
Long Term After Care
Apply our after care balm when the colour starts to peel and avoid picking at your brows. Avoid exposure in the sun, excessive sweating, saunas and swimming in the first week following treatment.
SPF 50 should be worn over brows when exposed to the sun.
An annual colour boost is recommended after 1-2 years, to keep your colour and shape as fresh and natural as possible.
Cancellation Policy: Appointment times are transferable up to 2 days before your appointment. In the event of appointment cancellation or no show, full deposit will be lost.