What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure whereby hair like incision strokes are created along the eyebrow to either enhance, reshape or create a natural looking appearance on the brows.
The procedure entails the use of a nanoblade, which is dipped into a pigment that has been matched to natural hair colour and skin tone. We customise each brow shape to your desired outcome, face shape, hair and skin colour.
How are the colours selected?
The choice of colours depends on your skin tone and the colour of your hair and eyes.
With the assistance of the practitioner, suitable colours are selected in order to find the best match.
How many treatments are needed?
Two treatments are usually needed, at least 6-8 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient. With most procedures, the colour fades dramatically after a week.
For the second treatment, the practitioner gauges the colour retention and adds the required amount of pigment.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Immediately after treatment, the colour will appear darker than your chosen shade. This is because the pigment takes around seven days to enter the deeper layers of the skin.
After 7-10 days, exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter colour below. The result is a natural looking enhancement.
As the treated area is settling down, itching may occur. This is a good sign as it means the skin is healing. Apply the recommended cream to the treated area as recommended.
How long with the treatment last?
Semi Permanent Makeup can last several years. This depends on your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle.
Longevity of pigment also varies depending on how well your skin holds the pigment. We recommend a colour boost to be taken every 12-18 months to keep enhancements looking fresh.
If you choose not to have a yearly colour boost your enhancement will fade over a period of approximately 2-3 years.
Will I be able to return back to work the next day?
Yes. Most clients show little sign of swelling or redness after treatment. The colour will be quite dark at first. It will soften and lighten within 10 days.
Is there a risk of infection?
There is a minimal risk of infection as strict hygiene standards are maintained. Sterile needles from sealed packets are used once only.
To prevent cross contamination, the technician wears sterile gloves. An antibiotic cream is applied to the skin after treatment.
Strict after care rules are given to the client at the end of each treatment.
Will I be allergic to the treatment?
A patch test is offered upon request. However, an allergic reaction to pigments/dyes can occur immediately after or manifest years later whether or not skin test patch is preformed. Allergic reactions are extremely rare.