Microblading – What is it? FAQ’s.
Microblading is a relatively new player on the brow scene but one that is growing in immense popularity. Microblading is a form of tattooing but instead of the block ‘Sharpie’ brows you may think of when you think of tattoos, each individual stroke mimics a hair. The pigment used means the tattoo isn’t permanent but semi-permanent, lasting on average 3-5 years depending on your skin type and the maintenance of the site.
We get lots of enquiries about microblading from what is is, how the look is achieved, aftercare, maintenance and more so we thought we’d add a little Frequently Asked Questions area to our website where you can find all of your answers in one place. Still need more questions answered? Pop over to our Facebook or to our Contact section and drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you.
How is the treatment done?
Like a tattoo, pigment is transplanted beneath the skin but unlike a traditional tattoo, we use a handheld tool that allows us to precisely draw hair like strokes and vary the width and length of them to mimic natural hair growth and then deposit the pigment on top rather than use an electric machine. We can achieve much more natural, thin results that can be built up this way.
Will it look natural?
The whole point of this treatment is to look as natural as possible so whether that means you want just a few hairs drawn in in sparser areas or a whole full brow built up, we work with you to decide what suits your features the best and what kind of look we can achieve.
Will it hurt?
Pain is relative but on the whole, it shouldn’t hurt. You may feel little scratches and pressure but we apply a topical numbing agent and top up throughout the process to dull any discomfort you may feel. It’s not unbearably painful and if at any time you’re feeling too much pain, stop us and tell us. We’ll do everything we can to minimise your discomfort.
What does it cost?
We charge £275 which you can book here which includes a consultation, the initial treatment and the top up treatment.
Why do you charge so much when I’ve seen it advertised for less than £150?
Katie, our microblading expert and spa manager, is a highly experienced therapist in all of our treatments and our only qualified microblading therapist. Microblading is an investment as it’s going to be on your face front and centre for the next 3-5 years so we absolutely think the experience and technique that we offer is far more beneficial. There are people who offer discounted treatments but who aren’t qualified to the same level with less knowledge and experience in the treatment and so we price accordingly to the talent and skill level of our therapist to give you the most fitting and safe treatment.
What do I need to do to prepare?
We have an entire page dedicated to preparation before treatment that you can find here to read through at your leisure.
Where can I see examples of your work?
We post a lot on our Facebook page and we also have examples in the spa. From videos to photos, we want to ensure you know exactly what we do and how we do it!
What about aftercare?
We provide a comprehensive list of aftercare advice during your treatment but the main rules revolve around preventing infection and fading. Simple advice follows the same route as traditional tattoos: keep the area dry, clean and free from lotions, sweat, rogue hairs from your head touching them, make up and oils. For skincare, avoid using any skincare such as retinoids and salicyclic acid. Stay out of direct sunlight to aid in healing and prevent your freshly treated skin from burning and try to sleep on your back when possible to avoid contact with materials.
Contact us and book in for your consultation today!