Perfect Brows Are A Form Of Art
Frequently Asked Questions
What is microblading?
This specialized form of semi-permanent tattooing for the brows is where pigment is placed underneath the surface of the skin in fine feathery strokes to mirror the natural hair, blending in and giving a much fuller and neater effect to the brow. This can give structure and lift to the face, and can make a huge difference to someone's confidence.
Does microblading hurt?
During the appointment, you may feel a scratching sensation and you may feel stinging from the dye and anaesthetic gel being applied, but after this it is virtually pain free. It is likened to the pain of waxing or plucking your brows - very tolerable considering the result.
What brow options are there and what will suit me?
During the consultation we will discuss how you would like your brows to look and I will draw them on for you to see and make sure you're totally happy before we start. My main aim is to enhance your natural brow shape, and in most cases give the brow more thickness, arch and density, to the give the most natural and best result.
How long will the microblading last?
Microblading can last up to 1-2 years if the skin is normal to dry. If you have oily skin then it is recommended to have a top up appointment every 8-12 months. The longevity of the microblading is different from client to client depending on skin type, skin care, sun exposure, oil in the skin, aftercare etc, but on average a yearly top up is sufficient.
How long is the procedure?
The initial microblading appointment will last 2 hours, the retouch appointment lasts a maximum of 1.5 hours.
What is the microblading pre care?
The day before and day of treatment:
Don't take any pain killers
Don't drink alcohol or caffeine
Avoid the sun for 4 days prior to treatment
Make sure you don't have fake tan or sun burn on treatment area
No botox for 4 weeks prior to treatment
Do not dye your brows for 4 weeks prior
Do not have facials or LED treatments for 4 weeks prior
What is the microblading after care?
For 12 - 14 days:
No gym, saunas, steam rooms or swimming pools
Keep the brows out of direct sunlight
Dab a thin layer of ointment on the brows three times a day
Do not pick or scratch the scabs
Do not to get the brows wet
Who cannot have microblading?
You cannot have microblading if:
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
Are prone to keloid scaring or hyper pigmentation
Are five weeks pre or post radiotherapy/chemotherapy treatment
Are epileptic and have experienced a seizure in the last two years
Are taking Warfarin or any other blood thinning medication
Are taking Antabuse or Roaccutane within 6 months of treatment date
Have a cold sore, fever blister or skin disorder on the area to be treated
Have previously tattooed/heavily microbladed eyebrows
Are under the age of 18
What will my microblading look like over time?
As microblading is semi permanent you will notice over time the microblading will gradually lighten and fade, you will also notice the strokes looking softer and less crisp, this is normal as the dye is pushed out of the skin. Regular yearly top ups will end up looking more like ombre/powder brows (especially in the case of oily skin) over time as pigment is being put on top of pigment.
I have oily skin, can I get microblading done?
Yes but there are a couple of things to bare in mind if you have oily skin: The strokes will look crisp straight after treatment, however they will soften and sometimes blur after the healing process and also over time, in most cases the brows will look more like ombre once healed rather than crisp microblading strokes. Oily skin may also need 3 initial sessions rather than just 2 to get the pigment to stay in the skin as the dye is pushed out by the oil. Oily skin will also need more regular Top Up treatments which could be as often as every 6-8 months depending on how much oil is in the skin.
Should I get my brows waxed before microblading?
It's up to you, however it can be preferable to get the eyebrows threaded or waxed before the treatment as it makes it easier for the therapist.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Initial session $400.00
Final session $200.00
Annual Touchup $300.00
Color Boost $150.00
Justine doing microblading
Justine doing microblading
I know how important eyebrows are and when I realized how great microblading is, how it changes your face in a completely natural looking way, I knew it was something that I wanted to be able to offer people.
The reactions I see from my clients everyday when they see their fuller, neater and more shaped brows means the world to me and I’m so glad to be able to make such a difference to my client’s confidence.”