Microblading is a semi-permanent make-up treatment to create individual hair strokes that replicate natural hair growth. The technique was first developed in Asia and has become increasingly popular due to recent brow trends and the demand for more permanent solutions than regular make-up. It is perfect for those wanting to correct their existing brows or improve their shape on a semi-permanent basis, without the need to draw them in every day.
Please visit my separate website, Microblading Manchester for more detailed information and further examples of my work, together with my Instagram feed. A summary of the key points is provided below.
During the Microblading procedure, a very small manual blade is used to implant pigment into the upper layers (epidermis) of the skin. The result is very natural, irrespective of how much hair is already present, and it is often difficult to distinguish between the two.
Typically, treatment will last between 11-18 months on average, although this will be dependent on skin type and exposure to the sun. The procedure is a two-step process with an essential top up required 4-6 weeks after the initial treatment to ensure shape definition and pigment retention. In order to maintain the effect you can expect to need to return for a top up approximately every 11 months, although this will vary from person to person.
Microblading is often confused with the traditional micropigmentation tattoo method, which uses a machine to place pigment into the dermis either to create the appearance of individual brow strokes or for block shading. It is important to understand the differences between the two before deciding which aesthetic would suit you best and deciding to go ahead with the procedure.
The main difference with the traditional block shading tattoo method is the level of permanency as the pigment is placed much deeper into the skin (dermis). The tattoo method is considered to be a permanent make-up solution, although this will require maintenance as the pigment changes colour over time. The result is much more dramatic and can look out of place when not wearing make-up. Hair strokes can also be created with the tattoo machine, although these tend to be thicker and less crisp as the nature of the skin means that the pigment “spills” slightly as it is implanted deeper.
Microblading, as it is implanted only into the top layers of skin which are constantly regenerating themselves, is more superficial, and therefore, regarded as semi-permanent. The result is fine, crisp individual hair strokes that replicate natural hair growth. It is not obvious that the brows are not natural hair. It is, therefore much more versatile, and is so natural that the brows do not overpower the rest of the face when no other make-up is being worn.
IS MICROBLADING SUITABLE FOR ME?
Microblading would be suitable for you if any of the following apply:
- You are unhappy with your existing brow shape
- You have sparse brows, perhaps due to over plucking or poor hair growth
- Your brows are fine and you would like them to be fuller, thicker and more defined
- You like natural looking but groomed brows
- You’ve tried treatments like HD Brows, but they don’t work for you because you don’t grow the hair where needed
- You struggle to draw your brows on using make-up
- You’re tired of drawing them on, or don’t have the time and want something lower maintenance
- You want to save time in the mornings
- You want a solution that will not wash away
- You find that your eyebrow makeup comes off throughout the day or when you exercise
- You want a more natural look than the dramatic, block look that traditional brow pencil or brow powder make-up gives you
- You want the versatility of a solution that is semi permanent as opposed to something totally permanent
- You suffer from alopecia, or perhaps have lost your eyebrows through the ageing process, chemotherapy treatment, or another medical condition
ADVICE & CONTRAINDICATIONS
A skin test and full consultation is mandatory before undertaking the procedure to ensure that there are no allergies or contraindications to treatment.
Microblading is not suitable for you if any of the following apply:
- Under 18yrs of age
- Haemophilia or other blood clotting disorders
- Those undergoing or having undergone chemotherapy within less than six months
- Those taking Coagulants/blood thinning medication e.g. Warfarin or Aspirin
- Severe allergies
- Autoimmune disease
- Keloid scarring
- Seborrhoea dermatitis
- Steroid treatment
- Excessively oily skin
- Broken capillaries (in brow area)
- Moles in the direct area
- Very dry or peeling skin
Initial treatment (inc top-up at 4-6 weeks) £250
Top up under 6 months £75
Top up under 12 months £125
Top up under 18 months £175
Top up after 18 months £250
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