Microblading is the most natural form of a semi-permanent tattoo, a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made up of several tiny needles is used to add permanent pigment to the skin to mimic real brow hairs.
Microblading is a type of tattooing technique. The pigment is deposited into the dermis to make the pigment last. The tattoo as, all other tattoos can fade depending on multiple factors including UV exposure, medication etc. But will never disappear completely.
The initial appointment includes consultation and initial application.
The second appointment a minimum of four weeks later is to refine the strokes and fine-tune the colour. The second application ensures that the micro-pigments are healing properly and responding well.
What is Nanoblading?
Nanoblading is a new brow treatment that uses ultra-sharp nanoneedles that can actually mimic the diameter and dimension of real hair in the skin, it is a form of cosmetic tattooing but it is not as deep as a normal tattoo as you are only going through the top layer of the skin into the upper dermis.
How is it different from microblading?
Put simply it’s microblading but with superfine flexible needles. Microblading and Nanoblading both offer fine hair strokes that look natural and true to life, but nano blading provides further precision and accuracy because it uses tiny needles compacted together into ultrafine blade. The technique means you should be able to create a more natural-looking brow shape because the artist can apply more accurate pressure and pigment that is used is finer too
Does it hurt?
Mild discomfort is expected but it depends on each person’s pain threshold. People often say that tweezing , threading and waxing is more painful than micro-blading. Numbing cream will be used to minimise sensitivity. During the clients, menstrual cycle discomfort and sensitivity are increased at this time.
How long does it take?
On average your first appointment is likely to take at least two hours with the follow-up taking slightly less time about an hour as it will focus more on tweaking your chosen style.
How long does microblading and nano blading last?
As a result, the gap between the two sessions is to allow your brows to fully heal. You should have your perfect brows within eight weeks. Top-ups are sometimes required after that depending on skin types and how well the client follows the after-care. But your brows should last a year before needing a maintenance appointment although some individuals can wait up to 18 months for a follow-up session.
You will need a patch test at least 48 hours before the treatment to make sure you’re not allergic to the pigment.
Do not drink alcohol, coffee, strong tea, and blood-thinning medicine for at least one day before the treatment.
Do not eat hot and spicy food on the day of the treatment
Do not use sunbeds and do not sunbathe at least seven days before the treatment.
Do not perform mesotherapy, bio revitalisation, acid facial peeling, facial cleansers, microdermabrasion, facial laser hair removal, laser removal of capillaries at least one month before the treatment.
Do not tint eyebrows and come with a more natural look as possible (no waxing recommended to see the full shape and also to avoid skin irritation)
Do not take aspirin, vitamin E, Niacin, Ibuprofen 1 day before treatment
If you have had Botox injections, you should wait at least 1 month before the treatment.
- Do not touch eyebrows or the surrounding area for 7 to 10 days.
- After 24 hours the brows will feel a bit sore and swollen for some. Please avoid touching the area and leave to heal dry.
- Apply a very thin layer of the after-care ointment (provided) with freshly washed hands or on a Q-Tip
- Do not apply Vasoline, petroleum, Bepanthen or any creams to the area as the risk of infection is very high.
- Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally fall off. Picking can cause scarring and pigment loss
- Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, pools (chlorine is irritating) sauna steam rooms hot showers and baths for three weeks.
- You can clean your brows only if necessary with a cotton bud and sterile water very gently if their brows become itchy or dirty.
- Avoid physical effort i.e. gym and any other activity that may cause excessive sweating at least five and up to 14 days.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
- No make up or skin products to be used on the treated area for two weeks.
- No Botox around the brow area for two weeks after.
- No facials, chemical treatment and Microdermabrasion for four weeks.
- After 14 days once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun. To stop the colour from fading at least SPF 30 if not 50.
- Eyebrow tinting should not be undertaken for two weeks after your procedure
- Avoid retinol to brow the area.
Please note : immediately following the procedure the tattooed area will appear to be anywhere from 20% to 40% darker in colour and 15% thicker. This can last up to 10 days after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place this is very common for permanent cosmetic procedures. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort. During the healing period there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin, if there are some scabs or flaking do not pick and allow the scabs to dry and come off on its own.
After 10 days the colour will fade by 40%. The complete healing process takes about 6 to 8 weeks at which time the true colour of the tattoo is evident. During this process the tattoo will soften and lighten. The skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating in this time. You will have to wait at least six weeks to see the true colour as it seems to take on new strength and is it is only after 6 to 8 weeks that your client touchup adjustment can be done