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FREQUENLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Microblading ?
Microblading (also known as Eyebrow Embroidery , 3D Hairstrokes or Hairstroke Eyebrows) is a semi-permanent eyebrow procedure. It involves using a manual hand-tool that holds a disposable microblade and is pulled gently across the skin, leaving behind individual tiny hair strokes that mimic your own natural eyebrow hairs.
What does my appointment involve?
When you arrive, you will have an initial consultation.
How does it work?
Once we have carefully mixed a colour pigment that is perfect for you - the colour is then is deposited into the superficial epidermis layer of the skin with a tiny sterile disposable microblade which allows us to create crisp hair strokes mimicking the natural look of natural eyebrow hair.
How long does my appointment take?
Your appointment will take around 2 hours, this is split up into a few sections:
10 minutes for your consultation , 30 minutes for your anesthetic, 20 minutes to perfect the drawing of your brows and then 1 hour for the actual microblading procedure.
Will my eyebrows look fake?
Absolutely not. Microblading is the most natural looking hair stroke eyebrows. We take care to make sure that the colour and shape chosen is perfect for you and that your healed results look flawless and realistic.
How long does the pigmentation last?
Microblading requires a 6-12 week touch up following the first procedure. After which the pigment tends to last between 12-24 months depending on how your skin heals. After this period of time, you may need a colour boost or refresher annually to maintain the longevity of your brows.
In what case is a person unable to have Microblading done?
Microblading is not suited to anyone undergoing chemotherapy , radiation or acne treatment ( you must be off any of these treatments for a minimum of 6 months). Use of any blood thinners, steroids, acne treatment or heart medication and certain chronic medications is not allowed. You cannot have Microblading if you have recently had botox around your eyebrows or a chemical peel on your face. Pregnant women CANNOT be microbladed under any circumstances.
Microblading is not suited to very oily or damaged skin or in cases when a person has hyper pigmentation, eczema or keratosis.
Does it hurt?
We make use of a topical anesthetic which is then topped up throughout the procedure making Microblading relatively painless.
Can I wear makeup after I've had my brows done ?
Yes, although NO makeup will be allowed on your eyebrows until the scabbing is completed, Roughly +- 10 days. Eyeshadow and foundation around the brow area is advised against.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time differs from person to person. Scabbing usually lasts around 10 days, in which the eyebrows need to be kept clean of any creams and makeup. You will also not be allowed to wet your eyebrows or sweat during the healing. Once your scabs have come off naturally and the brows appear much lighter, penciling/filling in can resume (if needed) until your touch-up at 8 - 12 weeks ( Thereafter the same 10 days applies )
What should I do / avoid before my appointment?
How do I care for my brows?
2 Hours after procedure, gently wash brows with provided soap, rinse and pat dry with cotton pads. Apply a very thin layer of ointment with a clean earbud. Repeat the above every 2 hours on the first day only to keep the wound clean and avoid scab formation. If your brows were done late in the afternoon, please cover them with a thick layer of ointment overnight and wash off in the morning. Apply cream 10 minutes after this.
Washing your brows is only allowed on the first day of treatment.
For The Next 10 - 14 Days
Avoid wetting your eyebrows at all. Apply a very thin layer of ointment with a clean earbud in the mornings and evenings only. No heavy sweating , swimming or activities that would get your face dirty. Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally fall off. Picking can cause scarring pigment loss and delayed healing. Absolutely no water, cleansers, creams, makeup, Vaseline, oils or any other products on your brows for 10 days or until healed.
For The Next 30 days
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.
NO facials, Botox, chemical treatments, laser therapy or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Once brows have fully healed, apply a thin layer of sunblock daily to protect them from fading.
Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days.
This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures. Once your scabs come off, your eyebrows
will be noticeably lighter, please do not panic, the colour will resurface.