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Microblading

Eyebrow Microblading

Microblading is also known as Feather Stroke Tattoo, Pigmentation, 3D Brows, Eyebrow Embroidery, Eyebrow Tattooing, Feathered Brows, the list goes on. 

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In this process, tiny hair like strokes are implanted into the top layer of the Dermis of the skin, using a one use sterile hand tool. These thin lines flow in the same direction as your own eyebrow hairs, to create crisp and natural results.

This is a semi - permanent process, as pigment is implanted on a superficial layer of the skin, which lasts up to 1 – 3 years with regular touch-ups, depending on your skin type.

                                                                 Eyebrows $ 499                                                                                                     Touch up $ 99


(Special Price of $399 for a limited time)

What is Microblading?

Microblading is also known as Feather Stroke Tattoo, Pigmentation, 3D Brows, Eyebrow Embroidery, Eyebrow Tattooing, Feathered Brows, the list goes on. Microblading is semi-permanent tattooing of the eyebrows.


In this process, tiny hair like strokes are implanted into the top layer of the Dermis of the skin, using a one use sterile hand tool. These thin lines flow in the same direction as your own eyebrow hairs, to create crisp and natural results.a


This is a semi - permanent process, as pigment is implanted on a superficial layer of the skin, which lasts up to 1 – 3 years with regular touch-ups, depending on your skin type.


Is Microblading Painful?

We apply an anaesthetic cream prior to your procedure, and continue to keep your brows numb during your procedure to keep you comfortable.

Pain thresholds differ from person to person; however, every effort is made to keep you as comfortable as possible.

If you’ve survived threading, plucking or waxing appointments in the past, you can probably deal with this.


Contraindications Of Microblading

It is advisable that you do not go ahead with this procedure.

  • If you’re under 18 years of age.
  • If you have any allergies to hair dyes, makeup or jewellery
  • If you are taking certain medications for example roacutan an acne treatment, and certain blood thinners.
  • If you have HIV, Hepatitis or any other viral infections or disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have been on Accutane within the past 1 year.
  • If you’ve had an organ transplant.
  • If you are sick (with cold or flu); this will affect your brows healed results and make the procedure more painful; best to reschedule to get desired results.
  • If you have Epilepsy.
  • If you get Keloid scars.
  • If you have blemishes, pimples, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea or sunburn on your brows.
  • If you are on Retin-A or Retinols.
  • If you are diabetic (consult your doctor as this could affect the healing time).
  • If you are undergoing Chemotherapy (please consult your doctor, best if we do it before chemotherapy; that way we can see your natural brow shape and the direction your hair naturally grows).


How many treatments are required and how long does it last?

For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 6 - 8 weeks apart. Microblading is a 2-step process.

Your Initial First Session is used to build the foundation of your brows, and create symmetry and balance to the face.

Your Second Session, is to perfect the brow shape and add more substance to the brow. We do this by adding more hair strokes, and re-establishing any pigment that has not held.

During healing, it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place. The process is considered to be complete 4 weeks after the first touch up. 


How long is the procedure?
The whole process takes about two hours. The first hour is to measure, stencil, and wax the brows to get the perfect shape. This is the longest part and the most important step. During this time, the best customized shape for every client is chosen. The second hour is for microblading which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour plus. 


What Will Affect My New Eyebrow Tattoo?

It depends on a number of lifestyle factors. Sun exposure for example causes tattooed brows to fade quicker – we suggest using sunscreen on your brows while out in the sun. Swimming in chlorinated water does effect the tattoo ink, so avoid excessive exposure. Brows tend to fade quicker with the people who regularly go to the gym.  Also, be mindful of these ingredients in your daily facial products: Glycol Acid, Retinol, Vitamin A & C. It is recommended that you check your cleansers and moisturisers for these ingredients as they can fade the tattoo prematurely. Beauty treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and IPL lasers: They should be completely AVOIDED in the tattoo area. Make sure to tell your beauty therapist to avoid the brow area and to use a protective barrier film or covering.

The regeneration of skin cells over time, skin type, the choice of colour, and bleeding during the procedure will affect the final result of your treatment.

When the skin bleeds more during the procedure, pigment is pushed out of the skin, therefore retention is poor.  To avoid this, make sure you avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to treatment, and if you are on blood thinners to let us know prior to treatment.

Long term, your new brow tattoo will fade and shrink over time, therefore yearly touch ups are advised to keep your tattoo looking fresh.


What is The Healing Process?

Straight after your first treatment, your new tattoo will look amazing, with no swelling and minimal redness and discomfort.

On day 2 – 5 your brow tattoo will appear bolder and darker, as the area that was treated will slightly scab.

During day 1 – 4 you must apply a cream that we provide to the area, morning and night, and when showering to protect the area from infection, and to quicken the healing process.

This means you cannot wet your brows in the shower or when cleansing your face for the first 4 days.

On day 5 you can treat your brows as you would normally – cleansing, makeup etc.

During week 2 – 4 your brows may appear to have lost some hair strokes! This is normal, and just part of the healing process. These hair strokes re surface during the 4th week after treatment.


THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING YOUR EYEBROWS TATTOOED

  • If you have recently tanned, this will affect the outcome of the healed colour.
  • If you are sunburnt you will need to reschedule your Microblading appointment.
  • Do not drink ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE before the procedure (at least 24 hrs for alcohol as it thins the blood and will affect pigment retention).
  • Do not take Advil, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oils and/or Ibuprofen or other blood thinners unless medically necessary, 48-72.hrs prior to your procedure. Taking these prior to the appointment will cause unnecessary bleeding, giving you unsatisfactory results – bleeding pushes the pigment out of the skin.
  • If you’ve had laser removal on the brows, the treated area now has more scar tissue and can affect the outcome of the result.  Please note you may need more treatments than usual to get desired pigment retention.
  • Botox should be done at least 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure. Microblading requires stretching of the skin, which could move your botox if it is fresh.
  • Avoid exercising the day of procedure; exercise opens the pores in the skin and increases circulation to nerve receptors making it more painful and you can bleed more.
  • If it’s ‘that time of the month’, the procedure will hurt more than usual.
  • No waxing or tinting 3 days before Microblading; better to let the hair grow out before the appointment if possible.

Please note that Eyebrow tattooing is not something you would get right before a big event or before you leave to go on holiday please make sure you allow for healing time of at least 15 days after your tattoo. Eyebrow aftercare is VERY important to get good results.


Before your Appointment
•If possible, do not take aspirin or other blood thinners 5-7 days before the procedure to prevent bleeding.
***Important Note: Do NOT discontinue any medications that are prescribed by a physician or which are necessary for your health!
• Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to the procedure to prevent bleeding.
• Permanent hair removal should not be done five days before or after the procedure.
• Botox and skin plumping injections such as Restylane may alter the shape of permanent cosmetics. You must wait until these treatments have worn off (usually 6 months).
• Skin treatments such as Retin-A that thin the skin in the procedure area must be discontinued for at least 30 days prior to the procedure. Check with your dermatologist about specific medications.
• Accutane users must be off of Accutane for at least one year.
• Procedures cannot be performed over fresh sunburns, including those caused by tanning beds. You must wait until the burn heals.

Post Care

• You will leave your brows completely dry for one week. Avoid getting them wet for 7-10 days.
• Stay out of the sun. If you must be outside, wear a hat and sunscreen. After the procedure heals, use sunscreen to prevent future fading of pigment color.
• Ice may be applied the first day following the procedure for 10-15 minutes per hour for a couple of hours, use a clean tissue to cover the ice bag each time.
• Avoid exercise that causes sweating until the procedure area heals.
• Avoid contact with water (shower, pools, etc) in the procedure area until the procedure heals.
• Do not rub the procedure area while it is healing, pigment may be removed along with crusting tissue.
• Avoid makeup, lash/brow tints, and other facial treatments until the procedure heals (5-7 days). 
• Avoid gardening and contact with animals for two weeks following the procedure to prevent infection.
• Your permanent cosmetics will begin to turn darker immediately and for the next 3-4 days. After this, the color will settle back to the original color you chose.
• It is normal for some people to have pigment scab or flake off. It is also normal if it does not. Fading or loss of pigment may occur during the healing. There should be pigment under the skin where the pigment has flaked off. If there is no pigment underneath, you may need a touchup.
• Color intensity is high immediately after the procedure. Over next 2-3 weeks, the color may lighten up by 50%.
• Pigment may come off on your pillow while you sleep, and may stain linens. Use a clean cover that you won’t mind staining if this happens
• Symptoms of infection or adverse reaction may or may not occur. They include: excessive redness, swelling, tenderness of procedure site, elevated body temperature, rash, or purulent drainage from the procedure site. If you experience symptoms of infection or adverse reaction, seek medical attention immediately. Please note that some redness, swelling, and tenderness is normal.
• Touch-ups should be scheduled about 4-6 weeks post procedure. All permanent cosmetic procedures are a two-step process. Results are not determined until a touch-up application is completed.