What is Microblading?
In short, Microblading is a tattooing technique which implants pigment into the skin (the upper layer of the dermis), using a hand held tool to produce natural looking individual hairstrokes.
Microblading is a service which is used for a variety of reasons.
To create brow definition
To fill/ cover gaps in the brow hair
To extend the brows
For full brow reconstruction if there is very little or no brow hair present
Loss of confidence in appearance
Allergies to traditional make up
People who may have poor eyesight and therefore unable to confidently apply brow make up
The procedure itself is very safe as long as strict health and safety laws are adhered to within the salon providing the service. I am fully licenced by Stockton on Tees borough council and subject to random spot checks from them to ensure i am providing a continuous safe service for all my clients.
I always ensure each client is taken through a thorough consultation and medical screening to make sure they are a suitable candidate for Microblading. All tools used are disposable to prevent cross contamination and cross infection, i only use Browmasters branded pigments and Aftercare advice and support is always given.
What happens during a Microblading treatment?
After taking a "before" photograph, the first part of the treatment is all about designing your Brow shape. This can take up to an hour to do, depeding on each individual. No microblading will take place until you, and myself are 100% happy with the design. The next step is to choose the pigment shade. I always try to get the pigment colour as close to your own natural brow hair colour as possible, or if you regularly get them tinted darker, i will match that colour. Once the design and pigment shade is agreed upon, a surgical marker is used to dot around the brow design, to ensure the design stays in tact throughout the treatment. Once this is done Microblading can start.
The first pass is placing individual hairstrokes within the design. The second pass involves going over the hairstrokes again using a technique called re-inforcing this basically means implanting more pigment into the hairstrokes, and adding any extra hairstrokes for symmetry or volume if required. Finally once the treatment is finished, a pigment masque is applied over both brows and left on for around 5 mins. This again, ensures as much pigment as possible is implanted into each hairstroke. Once wiped away you are ready for your "after" photograph, and to go and show off your brand new Brows.
What to expect from Microblading:
It is a two step application process Immediately post treatment, the eyebrows will appear darker than expected. After a full consultation, the first appointment includes the design and initial application The second appointment (4-6 weeks later) is to refine the hairstrokes, fine tune colour and replace any lost pigment, The second appointment ensures brows are responding well to the pigment and healing healthy. Although it is often marketed as Semi permanent, it is still a tattoo and pigment can be left in the skin permanently no matter how faded it may be. Periodic colour boosts will be required to keep brows looking fresh and crisp. Depending on how well pigment is held this can be between 12-24 months.