Why is there a top up microblading
session and when does this happen?
The top up session happens after 4-6 weeks of the initial appointment.
This is the time where I can assess the healed brows and add in any
further strokes or add a darker pigment if preferred.
What happens in between appointments?
You'll need to follow the after care instructions very precisely
and avoid any picking or scratching. Your eyebrows will start to heal over
much like a tattoo, which might cause irritation but is totally normal.
It is very important to know and understand that brows will be
up to 40 % darker for the first 7-10 days during the healing process
scabs can form and flake off. In the next ten days your eyebrows
will change colour (they will become paler than when you left me)
they might become flaky and look like they've faded but this is totally
normal. They'll reveal their final colour and shape after around 28 days.
How do you know what eyebrow shape
to go for? Should I bring pictures?
Clients are welcome to bring in images of the style of brow they like,
or come in with the brow make up they normally wear on a day to day
basis, but we will determine the colour and shape together drawing
upon my experience.
How long does microblading last?
Microblading lasts anything between 12-18 months, but the longevity
of the pigment will depend on your skin type, adherence to aftercare
instructions and age. People with slightly more oily skin will tend to last
around the 12 month mark before needing a top up, but those with
normal skin can last up to 18 months. Your brows will eventually fade
away if you don’t continue with top ups every 18 months or so.
There is no scaring or discolouration with the pigments used, so you
wouldn’t know if you left them to fade out.
Does microblading hurt?
It doesn’t hurt as such, it is more a scratchy sensation. The process itself
is not painful thanks to the numbing topical that is applied. It's
sometimes the sound of the blade which people find worse, a small
scratching sound. The whole process is very quick. I usually complete
a microblading session from numbing to last hair stroke in 1 hour 30.
It is very important to know and understand that brows will be up to
40% darker in shade for the first 7-10 days during the healing process
where scabs can form and flake off. 'Ladies can sometimes leave the
studio, and two days later be terrified that their brows are too dark,
but please be patient – as this is totally normal!
'After 7-10 days, you will begin to see the final colouring'