Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any further questions which are not answered below please get in touch.
What is microblading?
I use is a manual hand tool to embed pigment into the skin creating extremely fine, natural looking hair strokes.
The results? Perfectly natural looking full brows.
Is microblading painful?
It can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, a topical numbing cream is applied beforehand to keep any pain to a minimum.
Whats the difference between microblading and a tattoo?
Microbladists use a pigment verses tattoo artists who use ink. Pigment is a thicker consistency whereas ink is more watery. Microbladists use a hand held tool and tattoo artists use a machine.
What happens at the complimentary consultation?
The consultation will last between 15 and 30 minutes. In this time I will do a patch test on the skin. This must be at least 24 hours before the procedure. We will discuss your brow expectations including shape, thickness, fullness and the results of the treatment. The brow shape I draw on will be measure perfectly to compliment each individuals unique face shape and size.
What happens at the first session?
This appointment will last up to 2 hours. Initially we will go over what was discussed at the consultation to ensure you are still happy and choose the perfect pigment colour for you. The topical numbing cream is then applied to reduce any discomfort. The brows are redrawn and pigment is worked into each stroke to define the brow. A pigment mask is left to absorb into the skin. Once that's finished, I will clean the area thoroughly and talk you through the aftercare.
What happens at the second session?
This appointment will last up to 1 hour and it will be 4 - 6 weeks after the first session.
I will go over the hair strokes created at the first session as well as adding more hair strokes for definition. I will fill any gaps where the pigment has not had good retention. Minor changes can be made to shape and pigment colour.
Do I need any time off afterwards to recover?
Your freshly microbladed brows will appear darker for the first 3 - 5 days. They will lighten as the healing process takes place. Other than that, your brows will most likely be red and irritated immediately following treatment but that will go down within 24 hours. Most clients can continue with their day as usual.
How do I care for my new brows?
You will be given aftercare instructions to ensure you get the best possible results and long lasting brows but the main points are listed below.
1. Try not to get your brows wet. This is just until they flake. Which is usually about 7 days.
2. Do not touch your freshly bladed brows.
3. Avoid working out for the first 4 days. Sweating during the first few days of healing could result in sweating the pigment out.
4. Do not pick or scratch the healing area!
5. No makeup or product on or near your brows for the first 7 days.
How long does microblading last?
The longevity of your brows will depend on your skin type and lifestyle. People who have oily skin or are exposed to UV rays from the sun or use tanning booths will need more frequent top ups. I recommend my clients have top ups every 8 - 12 months to keep your brows looking as fresh as possible.
How much is microblading?
I offer a complimentary consultation, first session and second 'top up' session 4 weeks after the first session for one all inclusive price of £250.00
Do I need to pay a deposit?
I require a £50.00 deposit to secure your booking. This is deducted off the total at your first session.
How can I pay?
I accept payment by bank transfer or card.
Are there any pre-existing conditions that mean I will be unable to be microbladed?
• Pregnant or nursing
• On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles.
• Diabeties type I & II
• Undergoing chemotherapy
• Circulatory disorders (doctor's note is required)
• Any bleeding disorders or if you're taking blood thinning medication
• Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait 6 months after treatment ends)
• You've recently had Botox (must wait 2 months)
• You have a broken capillary in the eyebrow area
• If you are sunburnt.
• After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)
What happens if miss my top up?
If you miss your top up (perfecting) appointment or do not arrange it within 12 weeks of the initial treatment appointment then it will be subject to a charge.