Microblading might just be the hassle-free solution to spending hours pencilling in your eyebrows only to get the shape so completely wrong. The semi-permanent eyebrow treatment. This procedure is perfect for space or missing eyebrows, as it gives you a fuller and perfect brow shape.
Fuller eyebrows that look totally natural!
What is microblading?
Microblading is the practise of applying semi-permanent makeup to create a fuller, thicker, natural brow.
'The process is very precise thanks to the tool that is used which is effectively like a pen with the nib being a sloped blade with 10-12 little needles at the end - needles that don’t penetrate the skin but just delicately scratch the surface, much like a paper cut.
'The needle very finely implants featherweight strokes with a medical grade pigment on the epidermis layer for the skin, creating fine, realistic and natural hair strokes.'
What happens when you get your eyebrows microbladed?
- First we shape the brow area by threading the hairs, cleaning up the area and preparing it for the treatment.
- Measurements are taken the area around the brows, considering face shape, symmetry, facial features etc.
- Next starts the needling process - gently implanting the pigment via featherweight strokes. Each stroke is a superficial line in the skin where the colour pigment seeps in and settles then.
- Lastly a final layer of pigment is added that stays on for 5mins and then cleaned.
- In approximately 6-8 weeks there's a top-up session to fill in any gaps where the pigment hasn't taken or healed properly.
Why is there a top up microblading session and when does this happen?
What happens in the meantime?
You'll need to follow the after-care instructions (see below) and avoid any picking or scratching. Your eyebrows will start to heal over, much like a tattoo, which might cause irritation but is totally normal.
In the next ten days or so your eyebrows will change colour, might become flaky and look like they've faded but this is totally normal. They'll reveal their final colour and shape after around 30 days. This can then be topped up at the second session.
How long does microblading last?
Microblading lasts anything between 12-18 months, but the longevity of the pigment will depend on your skin type.
People with slightly more oily skin will tend to last around the 12-month mark before needing a top up, but those with normal skin can last up to 18 months.
Microshading is a form of semi-permanent make-up. The process involves continually placing tiny, pin-like dots on the brow to fill and shade out areas rather than drawing on hair strokes. A powdered, ombre look is achieved.
What makes microshading different from microblading alone?
On the surface, microblading and microshading seem to do the same thing but, they don’t. Microblading is the application of hair-like strokes throughout the brow, whereas microshading creates a powdered finish by adding pin-like dots to the brows. Not only that but microshading is often recommended over microblading for those with oily skin types; the pigment goes deeper into the skin, so it has a better chance of lasting.
How long does the microshading process take?
The treatment can take a total of two hours.
How long does microshading last?
On average, microshading can last for anywhere between 12-24 months.
What aftercare treatment is required?
Your technician will advise you.
What to expect post treatment?
Some scabbing is to be expected, which will fall away around a week into the healing process. Finally, after 4 weeks a second appointment is scheduled. A touch-up is performed to fill in areas the brow hasn’t taken the pigment.