What is Microblading?
Microblading goes by a few different names such micro stroking, micropigmentation, eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow feathering or 3D eyebrows.
This technique originated in Asia and has now gained popularity worldwide. This is known as a form of semi- permanent makeup that’s performed by creating natural hair strokes within the brow.
How its performed is by the pigment being carefully applied on the top layer of the skin using a precision hand tool. This enables careful natural hair strokes ‘feathering’ of the pigment, meaning the result is much more natural, mimicking the appearance of real hairs. This creates very crisp, fine hair strokes that don’t blur after healing like you would experience with a traditional permanent makeup machine.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are very natural looking, regardless of the amount of hair present.
Any one suffering from alopecia, trigonometrically or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading treatment.
Preparation of the Procedure
No caffeine and alcohol 24 hrs before the procedure
No sun bathing 7 days before
Avoid waxing or tinting the eyebrows for about 3 days before the treatment.
Avoid any substances, which could dissolve the blood (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen)
After the procedure
Following your treatment, you may experience a number of symptoms, including flaking, tenderness, dryness, itching, swelling or redness. if you are feeling less and 100% healthy, your treatment may take longer to heal and symptoms may feel severe.
For the remainder of the day following the microblading procedure, use a cotton bud to lightly wipe the treated area with lukewarm water. Rinsing the skin with distilled water helps to reduce scabbing by minimizing the accumulation of lymph, which is what the skin excretes to form a scab.
For the next 7 days follow , the following regime must be followed:
Apply the moisturising balm that you were provided to the area at least twice a day, using a clean cotton bud. Wash hands before and after application.
Use a gentle facial cleanser avoiding the treated area. Do not splash your face with water.
If the treated area does get wet, gently pat dry with a clean towel or tissue. Do not wipe or rub.
Do not expose the treated area to extreme hot and cold until fully healed, this includes tanning , sun beds, saunas and jacuzzi
Avoid heavy sweating for 7 days , any other face procedures . Llimit the use of makeup near the treated area, your brows.
Do not scratch, pick or rub the treated area, as this will cause the colour to heal unevenly and could cause scarring or infection.
The colour will be up to 50% darker straight after your treatment. It will fade over the first 4-7 days, but the true colour won’t come through until 4 weeks after to initial treatment. This is why you have to wait 4-6 weeks before you can have any further treatment done. You may find that it looks as though the colour has disappeared during that time, as the healing skin may obscure the colour for a short time.
REMEMBER: Below are a 'GENERAL GUIDELINE 'as everyone heals differently.
MICROBLADING HEALING TIMELINE
Eyebrows look amazing immediately after the procedure.
Pigment gradually gets darker throughout the day.
Pigment reaches darkest level on day two
Light scabbing develops where the hair strokes have been created.
Scabbing from the hair strokes begin to peel and flake off, sometimes revealing no definite, visible colour within the skin.
The Pigment within the skin continues to oxidize and the hair strokes begin to reappear , but some strokes will appear patchy.
Brows are fully healed and ready for the touch up appointment.