WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery, 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 towards a thicker and more defined shape and the demand for more permanent solutions than regular make-up. It is perfect for those wanting to correct sparse brows either through over-plucking or lack of hair growth, or for those who either don’t want to draw them in every day or have difficulty doing so.
Please visit my separate website, Microblading Manchester for more detailed information, although a summary of the key points is provided below.
During the Microblading procedure, a very small blade is used to manually redesign the brow, implanting pigment with each stroke into the upper layer (epidermis) of the skin. The result is very natural, irrespective of how much hair that is already present, and it is often difficult to distinguish between the two.
Typically, treatment will last between 11-18months on average although this will depend on the skin type and other factors including sun exposure. 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 deeper into the dermis using either individual brow strokes or block shading. It is important to understand the differences between the two before deciding upon going ahead with the procedure.
The main difference with the 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. Strokes made with the machine are also less crisp as the nature of the skin means that the pigment “spills” slightly as it is implanted deeper. The result is a more dramatic looking brow.
Microblading, as it is implanted only into the top layer of skin, is much more superficial. The epidermis is constantly regenerating itself so Microblading is truly semi-permanent. The effect, therefore, is much more versatile, and more natural due to the defined hair strokes that are created, replicating the natural hair.
IS MICROBLADING SUITABLE FOR ME?
Microblading would be suitable for you if any of the following apply:
- You have sparse brows, perhaps due to over plucking or poor hair growth
- You want fuller, thicker brows with better definition
- You are unhappy with your existing brow shape
- You want natural looking but groomed brows
- Brow treatments like HD Brows don’t work for you because you don’t grow the hair where needed
- You struggle to draw your brows in with make-up
- You’re tired of drawing them on, or don’t have the time and want something lower maintenance
- You find that your eyebrow makeup rubs off throughout the day or when you exercise
- You want a more natural look than the solid, block look that brow pencil or brow powder gives you
- You want the versatility of truly semi permanent makeup that will last up to 18 months, rather than something totally permanent
- You have lost your eyebrows through chemotherapy treatment, the ageing process, alopecia or another medical condition
- You want to save money by avoiding the need for other, higher maintenance brow treatments
ADVICE & CONTRAINDICATIONS
A skin test and full consultation is mandatory before undertaking the procedure to ensure that there are no allergies or contraindications.
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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