Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we get asked:

What is microblading?

Microblading is known by several names, including nano-blading, micropigmentation, eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow feathering, and 3D eyebrows. Although the names differ, the procedure is the same. Microblading fills in sparse areas of your natural brow, which is done by using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. The result is a natural, hyper-realistic life looking hair stroke.

Is microblading permanent?

Microblading is not permanent. The results from microblading are semi-permanent .  Microblading pigment is not implanted into the skin as deep when compared to permanent cosmetic procedures.

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.

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 the microblading treatment take?

The average microblading appointment lasts two to three hours. Nothing is ever rushed during your microblading appointment. 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. Some clients have even been able to take a nap while undergoing their eyebrow transformation. However, some people can find the treatment somewhat uncomfortable, if you do, please make your artist aware.

Does microblading look natural?

Yes the aim of microblading is to enhance your natural brows – Natural looking results are made possible by mastering three key elements of microblading; brow shaping, colour theory, and the micro-stroking technique. Clients are consulted throughout the treatment.

What is the healing process after microblading?

You do not have to hide from the world after your treatment. Your freshly bladed brows will appear darker before they get lighter, so prepare to see your brows 50% darker the day after treatment and for the first 3-5 days and then they will lighten to your desired colour of choice. Other than that, the surrounding skin may be a little red and irritated immediately following treatment but usually goes down within a few hours. Most clients continue with their day as usual.

Why does the colour appear darker than the finished result?

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 micro-bladed eyebrows typically takes six weeks and then a touch up appointment follows.

Do I need a touch up appointment after initial healing?

The touch up appointment is scheduled during the initial microblading appointment for six to ten weeks later.  A touch up appointment is not always necessary; however, it is a good idea if some strokes need topping up or you would like to enhance shape or colour – please note you can go darker but to go lighter involves removal of pigment.  If you are unsure at your first appointment, your technician will advise you go lighter leaving the option to go darker at second appointment.

If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please feel free to ask

Linda x