Below you will find the answers to some frequently asked Microblading questions in relation to your procedure.
Q. Does it hurt?
A. Discomfort is minimal and you will be kept comfortable during your treatment.
A. Yes, this is essential to ensure that you are not allergic to the pigments and equipment used during the procedure. This should be carried out at least 48 hrs before treatment. A full medical consultation will also be conducted to ensure there are no contraindications.
Q. Do I need a patch test?
Q. Will I need a touch-up?
A. Yes, a perfecting re-touch appointment is recommended 6 weeks to complete the treatment.
A. This is a two-step process. The colour will fade after the initial procedure during the healing process and is totally normal. Better colour retention can be expected after the second treatment. This also provides the opportunity to reflect on shape and colour and address any necessary changes.
Q. Why do I need a touch-up?
Q. How long does it last?
A. On average the procedure lasts approx. 12-18 months depending on the skin type without maintenance. Oilier skins will require more frequent retouches.
A. Yes. A patch test will be carried out before the treatment and your medical history will be taken to ensure that there are no contraindications. The procedure itself is performed by a fully insured technician under sterile conditions and licensed by the local authority.
Q. Is it safe?
Q. How long does it take?
A. Approx 2 hours. Most of this time is spent mapping out the brow shape and ensuring the brows are symmetrical before any blading takes place.
A. No, there should be no swelling afterwards. Mild redness in the area is normal but should disappear approx. 30 mins afterwards. Some tenderness is to be expected.
Q. Will I be swollen afterwards?
Q. How long does it take to heal?
A. The area should have healed after 6 weeks. No further Microblading treatment should be undertaken within this period.
A. Measurements are calculated and a calliper is used to map out the shape that your brows should be to suit your face, working with your existing hair growth.
Q. How do you choose the shape?
Q. Can I come with my brows drawn in as I like them?
A. Yes, by all means. This can be helpful to understand your preferences. However, please bear in mind that measurements will still be taken to check that the overall shape is correct for your facial structure, and the shape will be redrawn before treatment.
A. Microblading can be carried out over the top of faded PMU providing that the old pigment has faded enough that the new brow strokes will be visible. A consultation will be required to discuss your suitability for treatment.
Q. I already have permanent make-up and would like to change the colour and shape, can you help?
Q. How do you choose the pigment colour?
A. Pigments are matched according to your skin tone, existing brow and head hair colour.
A. The end result is very natural and mimics natural brow hair. It is not harsh block colour and is more subtle than powdering or pencilling the eyebrows in with makeup.
Q. What will the end result look like?
Q. Can it be removed?
A. You will need to see a saline or laser removal specialist for removal.
Q. Is there any reason why I can’t have it done?
Q. How much does it cost?
Absolutely love your work Michelle. You’re a true perfectionist and highly skilled.
Absolutely perfect brows, thank you!
Love the brows, result is far better than the first time I had it done. I will be booking in for a top up.
I love the shape and overall I am so pleased compared to the other artists work, thank you so much.