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Thanks to microblading, we’ve been given a solution that allows us to have the brows we’ve always dreamed of by having them tattooed in a very natural and discreet way
From your age, sensitivity to the condition and quality of your skin, a lot goes into the safety and effectiveness of the microblading process.
As an artist, my goal is always to ensure that you receive the best possible results from your treatment. This is heavily reliant on your skin being healthy, strong, and calm.
Unfortunately, pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading, leaving both you and I in an unfavourable situation. The following skin conditions may inhibit you from having Microblading:
- Skin Complications – If you have skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and therefore won’t hold the pigment well.
- Chronic Conditions – The same goes for conditions like chronic acne and rosacea. The inherent nature of this type of skin causes easy bleeding, which once again means your skin will not retain the colour very well and intended effect of microblading. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look.
So, if you’re thinking you’re ready for a microblading procedure, it is important to know that the results of your permanent makeup will be based on the health and quality of your skin. Results will vary from person to person, and if you have a pre-existing skin condition or are on medications, you may still be eligible for a procedure but should adjust your expectations based on your situation.
Like any procedure, every person is unique and will respond differently.
Microblading is a cosmetic tattooing technique performed specifically on the eyebrows.
Like earlier methods of cosmetic tattooing, it is done by manually depositing pigment into the second layer of the skin (dermis). But what makes it truly unique is the hand tool used. The unique formation of needles allows the artist to create the look of real eyebrow hairs by tattooing very fine hair-like strokes in the skin.
Microblading is a semi permanent treatment and lasts 12-24 months.
Prior to your treatment being performed a full brow design & measurement is undertaken to ensure you are 100% happy before your treatment commences.
No! Microblading is done to enhance what you already have to make the eyebrows look as natural as possible. Microblading is a great solution for people who have over-plucked their eyebrows, or who have naturally very thin/light eyebrows and want to accentuate the look of eyebrows on their face. It is not necessary, nor recommended for a client to get rid of any natural hair he or she may already have.
No. Microblading itself will not cause scarring. What can cause scarring after a microblading procedure is picking at the healing skin. This is why it is extremely important to ensure you do not pick at any scabs or flaking skin after your microblading procedure. Picking could result in the loss of pigment as well as scarring.
The healing process after a microblading procedure varies from client to client based on many factors. This could include, but is not limited to:
Aftercare being adhered to, whether or not shading was done, as well as just overall how someone’s body and skin reacts to the procedure.
Some of the most common things clients can expect after a microblading procedure are:
- Tenderness in the area
- Pink or redness around the affected area
- Thickening and darkening of the area
- Moderate to thick scabbing 3 – 4 days after the procedure
- Scabs will begin to flake off anytime between days 5 – 10
- After scabs flake off, pigment colour and strokes will look light, grey, and blurry
- After area is fully healed (4 weeks after procedure) the pigment will return to full colour
Microblading is not supposed to last forever and will require touch-ups when the pigment begins to fade.
Each individual result will vary. Environmental factors, hormones, etc will determine how long your Microblading will last.
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup and is subject to fading over time due to exfoliation, sun exposure and skincare products that may increase exfoliation of the skin.
Sinead suggests refreshing your Microblading annually to keep your colour looking fresh.
Just like a typical skin wound, microblading takes about 10 – 14 days to heal before it can get completely wet without disturbing the skin or the healing process. This includes heavy exercise, sweating, showering and swimming. The area will be fully healed 30 days after the procedure was done.
This treatment has minimal pain as a strong anaesthetic is used prior to and throughout the procedure. Most clients comment how comfortable the service is and client comfort is paramount.
Many factors determine whether or not a person is a good candidate for microblading. The most crucial deciding factors depend on the client’s skin condition and health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or on any medications please advise before booking. If you are unsure as to weather you are an ideal candidate the easiest way is to book your brow consultation prior to treatment.
Unfortunately covering old or previous tattooing is not as simple as it may seem. Without knowing what specific colour, pigment type or technique was used it is difficult to ensure a satisfactory result once healed.
For these reasons Sinead does not Microblade over existing heavy brow tattoos that have been done elsewhere without consulting prior.
To ensure we can best assist you we require all clients with previous tattooing to please email a clear, makeup free photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The healing process can take up-to 5 weeks, the first 10 days are crucial for your healing process.
We strictly advise that you follow your home-care instructions. During the healing process the brows will look fine, you will not need to take time off work after the procedure.
This treatment is not recommended if going on holidays within 3 weeks.
NO WATER on the brows strictly for 7 days post treatment.
We suggest that you use a face washer or makeup wipes during this period. Makeup or skincare can be applied AROUND the brows during this time.
NO SWEATING as this will effect your healing & retention. No sun baking or direct sunlight.
At 5-10 days the skin will exfoliate. The top layer will flake away leaving a softer and lighter colour below. Once this process is complete you can swim and get the brows wet again. You may feel that the pigment has lightened significantly but it will resurface by week 4 as your skin heals. Please wait until the 4th week to reassess if you would like your brows darker, or any adjustments made.
This treatment does not replace the need for eyebrow makeup in some individuals. We are mimicking hair, implanting pigment UNDER the skin. This means, once healed, your eyebrows will appear fuller with hair where it once would of been growing. In some cases clients who wear makeup on a daily basis will continue to enhance their Microblading with brow powder or pencil. Sinead will be happy to help show you how to best enhance your healed brows with our Garbo & Kelly eyebrow cosmetic range.
Its important to ensure your eyebrows are kept styled and in shape to properly enhance the microblading. Sinead suggests continuing brow waxes/threading every 4-6 weeks after your treatment.
Clients with fair eyebrow hair are recommended to enhance the brows with a tint, this will keep the brow hair matching with the microblading underneath.
Sinead offers brow styling bookings to her existing microblading clients to keep their shape looking perfect.
To book your appointment we require a non-refundable $50 booking deposit. This must be paid at time of booking in-person or by credit card over the phone.
Online booking is also available by following the booking tab on our website.
This procedure cannot be done if you are under the age of 18, pregnant, breastfeeding or on some medications. We recommend getting in touch prior if you would like to check any of the above.