How long does a treatment take?
Eyebrow Embroidery is a 2 step process- usually 35-70 days apart. This is very important to complete 2 visits.
The initial procedure takes approximately 2-2 1/2 hrs.
What happens during the treatments?
During this time, a consultation is undertaken, a colour tone chosen and initial outline of the procedure area is drawn on for you to approve. once you are is satisfied with the basic shape and symmetry, (please note that our faces are NOT symmetrical, as one side is flatter than the other), however as brow artists, we aim to create as much symmetry as possible. The area is then traced over, then the permanent pigment is applied with a hand held tool and not a machine.
The end result will depend on 50% pigment and 50% healing. We all heal differently, and what works on one client may not be effective on another. This is why a second visit it so important, it corrects any irregularities in colour tones,and makes the look permanent.
The second stage of the treatment is called a ‘touch up’, and takes approximately 2 hours. This usually happens after 30-60 days because it takes that long for the pigment to settle in the skin. It is IMPERATIVE you complete the touch up treatment, as without it, it will be a job half done and the results will ot be optimum. The touch up gives the client an opportunity to get used to the initial finish before a final touch up consolidates the pigment into the skin, thus preventing fading. Colour will have faded significantly in this 30-60 days as the skin heals, peels and fades. The look of the brows in the first 10 days will be very defined and no indication of the finished result.
How long can I expect it to last?
The brow is semi-permanent, so it will begin to fade after 12-14 months, even though its only gradual fading. In order to keep the look fresh, a ‘touch up’ is advisable every 18-24 months. More frequent touch ups may be required where a client chose a soft lighter shade initially, or clients who did not follow after care advice regarding sunblock etc etc.
Clients who dye their hair will understand that certain elements will make their hair dye fade faster, brows are exactly the same.
Semi permanent micro-pigmentation is not an exact science, so each client is different.
Does it hurt?
We take every precaution necessary to ensure the micropigmentation application is as pain-free as possible. A topical numbing cream is applied before the microblading process begins and is topped up throughout the process, which helps with pain management. The treatment can be slightly uncomfortable and some people are more sensitive than others to the treatment.
Following the treatment, the area can be a little sore for the first few hours, and then tender to the touch for a day or two.
How do you choose a colour?
We choose a colour together; selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preference.
Pigments will be mixed to achieve a personalized colour.
Are semi-permanent eyebrows deemed permanent?
Technically, semi-permanent Eyebrow Embroidery procedure are considered permanent because the colour is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a ‘ tattoo, so it naturally fades over time.
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FOR MICROBLADING IF YOU HAVE EXISTING IRRITATIONS TO THE SKIN SURROUNDING YOU EYEBROWS ARE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING. PLEASE INFORM THE TECHNICIAN OF ANY PREVIOUS OR CURRENT ALLERGIES.