Here are some of the frequently asked questions about microblading.
If you have further questions then these can be discussed at the consultation appointment.
How long will the results of microblading last?
This varies from person to person and depends mainly on your skin type & how well you look after your eyebrows after the treatment.
If you have oily skin then generally the effects last between 6-8 months. If you have normal to dry skin then it can last between 1-2 years. Even after this time, however, you will have some pigment left on your eyebrows which will allow you to fill it in much easier if desired.
The aftercare during the first 2 weeks of the procedure is very important in ensuring that the eyebrows heal properly (see aftercare section).
You must also always wear good sun protection (50 factor) as the sun can fade the pigments used.
Does microblading hurt?
You might feel a slight discomfort but it is almost painless. As the blade cuts through the top layer of the skin you will feel a scratching sensation rather than pain.
How long is the procedure?
1 and a half to 2 hour appointments are given for the initial procedure; after the consent forms are filled in we start with the measuring and drawing ensuring that the shape is perfect for you and then the microblading.
The second appointment, the top up, is carried out 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure and is around 30 minutes.
How long is the healing time?
The eyebrows generally heal within 2 weeks. You do not, however, have to hide from the world in until they heal. They eyebrows will still look good within the healing time. Initially the eyebrows will be stronger in colour but will then fade to a more natural colour after the 2 weeks.
Will I need an allergy test?
Yes all clients will need an allergy test at least 24 hours before the procedure.
I have previous eyebrow tattoo on my brows, will microblading work for me?
If the pigment is very dark and covers the whole of the eyebrow, then it would be best to wait for the tattoo to fade or have removal before microblading can be done. It is, however, best to come in for a consultation and discuss this, most pigments are coverable.
Can I have microblading if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
You cannot have this procedure if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?
You may experience some bleeding during the procedure but this varies from client to client and depends on your skin. Bruising is very rare but there may be slightly bruising or redness after the procedure.
How do I book my appointment?
Please email us for bookings and info and we can arrange a consultation date for you. Consultations are usually completed in groups. You will have an allergy test and on consultation to book your procedure date a deposit is required to reserve your appointment. The deposit will be deducted from the final price of your treatment. If you are allergic to the patch test and inform us of this during the testing hours (24-48 hours) your deposit is refundable.
Can I reschedule or cancel my appointment after giving my deposit?
Please understand that 7 days is necessary to arrange a new appointment. Rescheduling or cancelling after that will have to result in the loss of your deposit.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your treatment time (Late arrival of 30 mins can lead to your treatment being canceled and your deposit lost)
Can I get microblading done while on Accutane/retinoid?
Microblading is ideal for people with healthy skin that is not in the process of healing. Since Accutane alters yours epidermis it is best to wait wen your skin is fully healed (6-12 months after Accutane is completed). Microblading is achieved by depositing pigment between the epidermis and dermis layer of the skin called stratum basale. This is why your epidermis layer needs to be healthy so the microblading artist is able to provide the treatment without any complications.
This is the same with strong retinoids as it will increase skin shedding, inhibiting the pigment from settling in your skin. If you are on retinoids that aren’t strong please get advice from your doctor.