What is microblading?
Microblading is a new and updated semi-permanent make-up technique where, through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin, we create the desired fullness and shape of the eyebrows.
The effects can last up to 12-24 months, depending on skin types, after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were. The results are very natural and lifelike, giving the brows a natural, fuller look.
Preparation is key
There are some things you need to avoid before getting microbladed, namely, anything that will thin out your blood. If you drink a lot, take aspirin, or use retinol, stop one week before your treatment. Retinol makes your skin thin and then you bleed a little more, adding that profuse bleeding pushes out pigment so that it doesn’t stick as well. Avoid blood thinners, aspirin, anything caffeinated, and alcohol during the healing process.
Pain is relative. Some feel more than others. Overall it feels like little scratches. You feel it, but it’s not unbearable. We prep the brows with topical numbing cream and tops up throughout the process to dull the discomfort. If you have a low pain tolerance, it’s best if you apply numbing cream for up to an hour beforehand.
Aftercare is essential
Aftercare means protecting freshly bladed brows from all moisture–no sweaty workouts, swimming, or washing your face with water for a whole week. If you get them wet, the scab comes off too early and you just lose the pigment.
Some patients experience itching and redness during the first week, which Vaseline can alleviate. Brows will look slightly darker at first, but the colour will fade 30 to 40 percent. Aftercare ointments are provided during your first appointment. Overall they look great right away and you don’t have to hide, but slight redness and mild swelling is normal.
Why choose us?
How we differ from everyone else is that we are trained with ACT fast, a legal Adrenaline Controlled Topical. We use this on our clients during their treatments to stop any bleeding which helps with pigment retention, the client will hold the pigment better resulting in a more defined brow.