Microblading Brow Feathering June 02, 2018 08:20
Perfectly shaped eyebrows are not an easy feat—either you over pluck to the point of no return (or no eyebrows) or you just accept that genetics has bestowed on you a pair of mismatched ones that no amount of tweezing can ever fix. That’s why Microblading Eyebrow Feathering has taken the world by storm
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that employs real brush strokes for a truly hair-like appearance that can help give you the best eyebrows for your face shape.
You won’t have it forever
Don’t let the word “tattoo” in the microblading description fool you into thinking it’s permanent. The semi-permanent tat only lasts for one to three years, max, but the average is closer to a year and a half. Estheticians use a small bladed hand tool made up of tiny needles that gives the artist precision when hand-drawing the strokes on to (and, essentially, into) your skin. Unlike regular tattooing, the ink from microblading fades away with time because it doesn’t penetrate the skin as deeply.
It’s a two-day event
Microblading is a simple two-session process; the initial appointment is about two hours and the follow-up can take up to an hour. It’s not just a ‘you come in and leave’ kind of thing, because we are opening the skin and it needs to reseal.
The first session includes a consultation with our aesthetician Riti, who will analyze your natural brow shape and colour, and ask about your eyebrow preferences (do you like thick or thin, arched or more subtle?). Then she will map out the shape, measure it out based on your facial symmetry, and finally draw the eyebrow on. If both you and the esthetician are happy with the results after a look in the mirror, the tattooing will commence. The actual microblading typically takes no longer than 30 minutes depending on how thick or sparse your eyebrows are. Once your new brows are complete, you’ll return for a perfecting session (fine tuning the colour or adding dimension) one to three months later, which gives your skin ample time to properly heal. In fact, most people come in at least a year later for another touch-up to maintain their colour and strokes.
There are a few rules for prep before you go under the needle, to ensure your microblading procedure goes smoothly and is safe. Avoid acetaminophen, NSAIDs like ibuprofen, and any supplements that contain vitamin E and niacin for at least 48 hours before the procedure and avoid alcohol and caffeine for at least 24 hours; these substances may encourage excess bleeding, which would prevent the pigment from fully soaking into your skin.
It’ll be almost painless
If needles make you squeamish and you can’t handle pain, don’t worry; numbing cream is applied to your eyebrows before any incisions are made and reapplied throughout the procedure. Though pain tolerance varies from person to person, most people describe microblading as feeling like tiny scratches being etched into their forehead. A lot of people who come in anxious or afraid of the pain find it’s not as bad as they expected.
Your brows should look nice and natural after a microblading session. Most people go back to work after their appointment, you don’t look crazy when you leave. You just look like you have brow make up on.
The first week of healing is crucial, because your skin needs ample time to absorb the pigment. Less is more. the less you mess with your brows the better. To ensure optimal results, avoid getting your eyebrows wet for at least a week (you don’t want to wash off the pigment), don’t indulge in steamy showers, steer clear of the gym for at least 10 days and resist the urge to pick any scabs that may form after the incisions close up.
It’s a weird healing process.you leave the appointment with perfect eyebrows and that whole week they start to get really dark and that’s when some people freak out, but don’t fret. The scabs will naturally peel off. At that point, it may look like the ink strokes faded, but by week three or four of the healing process the ink oxidises and the pigment will return.
For a long-lasting microbladed brow that will make you the eyebrow envy of all your friends, you must carefully maintain them. The sun is your number one enemy, so make sure you either wear a hat or put on sunscreen to prevent the tattoos from fading faster. Oceans, pools, face wash, anti-aging cream, and topical acne treatments can all contribute to fading.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
A younger appearance
Less time spent filling in brows
Creates symmetry and consistency to the brow
Immediate and long lasting results
Brow Microblading Consultation (30mins) Includes colour consultation
Brow Feathering 1st & 2nd Session (2 sessions required)
Includes topical anaesthetic