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Microblading: Semi-Permanent Eyebrows
Brows are the most defining feature of your face. They frame your face, emphasize your eyes and accentuate your expression. Brows are pivotal in giving symmetry to the face.
"You must never underestimate the power of a good brow" ~ HD Brows
Tired of drawing on your brows? Sound familiar? Liberate yourself with my natural 3D hair stroke method, giving a structured natural eyebrow shape.
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure whereby hair like strokes are created along the eyebrow to either enhance, reshape or create a very natural looking appearance on the brows, best suited for your facial features and shape. The procedure entails the use of a very small nanoblade, which is dipped into a pigment that has been carefully matched to your natural hair colour, skin tone and is then glided along a sketched outline of the brow that has been drawn on and scrutinized beforehand. Whilst only penetrating up to 1mm into the skin, the pigment is deposited simultaneously with the creation of the hair like stroke leaving a feathered outline which will further be filled in the same manner.
Also known by a variety of names such as embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes, is a form of semi-permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. Over time the strokes can blur and fade and will need to be refreshed.
Brow treatments are perfect for the following:
Hair loss and lack of definition
Thin brows caused by years of over plucking.
Chemotherapy or Alopecia
Lengthening your shorter existing eyebrows
Thickening thin brows
Trouble applying conventional makeup.
Is Microblading permanent?
Microblading is not permanent. The results from microblading have semi permanent qualities for two reasons. First, the pigment used for microblading has an iron oxide base rather than a carbon base that is used for permanent cosmetics. Second, microblading pigment is not implanted into the skin as deep when compared to permanent cosmetic procedures.
Does microblading fade?
Microblading tends to fade gradually over time, so a touch up is recommended 12-18 months after the initial microblading which keeps the colour of each microstroke looking vibrant. It’s important to know, even though the colour gradually gets lighter, it will not fade into shades of blue or pink like the fading that occurs with permanent cosmetics.
How long does microblading last?
The healed results of microblading last between one and three years. The variation in time is determined by lifestyle, sun exposure and skin type. Someone with an oilier skin type tends to experience results that fade quicker compared to someone with a drier skin type.
How long does microblading take?
The average microblading appointment lasts two hours. Nothing is ever rushed during your microblading appointment because the results are a semi permanent eyebrow tattoo that stays on your face for an extended period of time. We insist on being thorough and taking the time to provide the most beautiful, natural looking brows possible.
Does eyebrow microblading hurt?
Keeping in mind that pain is subjective, most clients say they experience no discomfort during microblading. Any pain that was experienced has been compared to the feeling of a light scratch with minimal discomfort. LoW Makeup & Microblading uses a specialized technique to apply a topical anaesthetic to provide a comfortable microblading experience. Some clients have even been able to take a nap while undergoing their eyebrow transformation.
Does microblading look natural?
LoW Makeup & Microblading takes pride in creating extremely natural looking eyebrows. Natural looking results are made possible by mastering three key elements of microblading; brow shaping, colour theory, and microstroking technique. LoW Makeup & Microblading has mastered each element in order to give your brows the natural, gorgeous look you want.
What is the aftercare for microblading eyebrows?
The aftercare is not complicated, but it does require some diligence to provide the best possible microblading results. During the first two weeks, microblading aftercare requires keeping the brows dry and applying the aftercare ointment. Except when applying the aftercare ointment, making sure nothing else comes in contact with the eyebrow area is critical. Activities involving sun exposure, water, and even exercise to prevent perspiration, need to be avoided. It is imperative to follow the aftercare instructions to get the best possible healed results. Please refer to the aftercare page for additional information.
What is the microblading healing process?
The colour will appear darker through the first week or so. This is because the pigment takes around seven days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After seven to ten days, exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter colour below. The result leaves you with softer and more natural lines. As the treated area continues to heal, itching may occur. Itching is a good sign as it means the skin is healing. The complete healing process for microbladed eyebrows typically takes four to six weeks and then a touch up appointment follows. The touch up appointment is scheduled during the initial microblading appointment for four to ten weeks later.
How much does eyebrow microblading cost?
LoW microblading starts at £225.00 up to £275 depending on which method you require. This includes consultation, initial procedure and a touch up appointment scheduled four to ten weeks after the initial microblading occurred.