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What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known by a variety of names, such as micro-stroking, hair-stroke eyebrows, semi permanent eyebrows, is a form of semi-permanent makeup that provides a means to partially fill in an eyebrow, or create a whole new eyebrow, with the appearance of creating hair like strokes, using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigment.
What’s the difference between Microblading and Powder/Ombre Eyebrows
Microblading is a method using a fine tiny flat blade, made up of up to 12 fine needles. It’s a manual method and the preferred method for mimicking hair like strokes. Powder/Ombre Eyebrows differs to microblading, as with this method, the whole eyebrow is coloured in with a tattoo machine. It creates a soft, sort of powdered effect, similar to what you get when define your eyebrows with eyebrow powder - it’s a very natural look.
Is Microblading/Powder Brows and other SPMU treatments painful?
All in all, it is just a little uncomfortable to start, just a light scratch. Topical numbing cream is applied before and during the treatment to keep pain at a minimum. It does however, depend on each individual's pain threshold but from experience, all clients seem to handle it fine. I always ensure my client isn’t feeling too much discomfort and I always check throughout the procedure to see if more numbing cream needs to be applied.
How Long does Microblading/SPMU last? (Eyebrows/Eyeliner/Lip liner/Lip Blush)
Since semi-permanent makeup pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as a normal tattoo and the pigment used is of a cosmetic grade (hence it being classed as semi- permanent), it can last anything from 1-3 years. It all depends on each individual client's skin type (normal/oily/dry) and age (young/mature). Yearly top ups are required to maintain your semi permanent makeup effect.
What’s the healing process of Microblading and SPMU?
Semi-permanent eyebrows and make up generally goes through a 4-6 week healing process. The first week the eyebrows/eyeliner or lip blush will always appear around 50% darker. The treated area will form a light scabbing, which when it finally comes away (usually this happens between 4-7 days) the eyebrows/eyeliner or lip blush will then appear 50% lighter. This is completely normal and there is no reason to panic - then over the next 4 weeks, the colour starts to re-appear and darken again, to the original colour chosen at your appointment. If for any reason some colour does not come through, we will address this at the free touch up appointment, which is booked 4-8 weeks after your initial treatment.