Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup treatment that helps create fuller looking eyebrows.
Pigment is placed under the top layer of skin with hand held manual tool to create the appearance of natural hairs, and the result will be crisp, thin lines that blend seamlessly with your real hair.
Microblading is meant to be a subtle and a natural enhancement to create the illusion of having fuller brows. It’s the perfect solution for those who want to fully reconstruct, define to fill-in over plucked brows or cover up any bald patches.
We only use the highest quality of cruelty-free/vegan pigments as well as disposable sterile needles after each treatment.
Your appointment will not be carried out unless you have had a consultation/skin test prior to your appointment. Avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin and ibuprofen as they are natural blood thinners.
Do not drink any alcohol 24 hours before and limit the amount of caffeine you consume. This will affect the colour deposit and may make you more prone to sensitivity and/or cause more bleeding.
If you have been on Accutane in the past, you must wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
It is highly recommended that you avoid intense sun exposure and tanning bed exposure for 20 days before and after your procedure. If you show up to your appointment with a new tan or sunburn, you will need to reschedule.
Avoid waxing the procedure area 2-3 days prior.
Avoid getting any type of facial peel at least one week prior.
You may want to shower ahead of time because you will need to avoid getting them wet and over hydrated after the appointment.
We will also be sending you an email with online forms that you would need to complete so that you come ready to your appoint.
On Your Appointment
On the day of the procedure we will ask you to complete one more form to finalise.
We start with cleaning the eyebrows and take a before photo/video.
We start by carefully mapping the brow, marking where the brow should start, the highest point (arch) and determining where the tail should end. These measurements are tailored to the clients facial shape and gives us the perfect shape for the specific client.
Once we have drew a shape (border) we will check you are happy with this before we go ahead with the blading.
Then it’s time to discuss the colour selection for you to make sure it’s the most suitable pigment colour to your hair and eye colour as well as what you would like. Then we are ready to start.
Once Blading is finished, I will take after pictures as well as run through Aftercare once again and booking your retouch appointment.
Immediately after your appointment your brows will be the darkest they will be and will lighten up to 30% once healed, you may experience redness or slight swelling so we do advise no heavy activity after your appointment.
You will be given an aftercare advice with instructions and we advise you follow this very carefully. Your skin heals over the top of the strokes and will naturally exfoliate itself. The true colour will reveal itself once fully healed after the touch up. Again, this all depends your skin. High quality pigments and equipment are used to ensure the best results but do not guarantee how your skin will react to the procedure. After 7days you will no longer have to follow your aftercare.
During your healing process we advise to avoid being in the sun and avoid using sun beds, saunas & steam rooms. We touch up the brows 4-6weeks after your first appointment to ensure everything is healed throughout.
After your touch up the same aftercare will apply for another 7days then once these have fully healed this will be your final result!
Frequently Asked Questions
If your skin keloids when you scar, microblading is not for you. If you have a tendency to get blisters or cold sores in your eyebrows then it is recommended that you take precautions before having your treatment and your eyebrows must be clear at the time. Microblading cannot be done when an active cold sore in your brows is present.
Unfortunately, microblading should also not be performed on individuals who are pregnant, diabetic or if you have cardiac valve disease. People with certain allergies (especially if you are allergic to alcohol or heavy metals) should be very apprehensive about having this procedure performed. If you are going through Chemotherapy a doctor’s note is required before treatment.
We know that the idea of eyebrow microblading may cause stress, nervousness or anxiety with some people. If you’ve had a tattoo and it was painful then this procedure will not be the same experience. The reason for this is because a tattoo goes MUCH deeper into the skin and is supposed to be permanent, whilst microblading is semi-permanent and only goes a fraction of the depth. Numbing cream is used before your technician begins the process and if you require further numbing during the treatment it can be applied.
Everyone’s skin will hold the colour differently, some brows can last up to 2 years and experience medium fading or some can completely disappear, the average microblading lifespan is 12-18 months. Thereafter, touchups are needed to maintain the brow style and shape. Fading is common and it will be enhanced by the sun, lighter brow colours usually fade significantly in 8-12 months.
Yes, but it is recommended that you get microbladed before you have your botox treatment. If you have already had Botox, please wait 2-3 weeks after to get your brows microbladed.
No, unfortunately you shouldn’t have microblading as there is a risk of infection that could be passed on to your baby, technician at Vis a Vis Skin Clinic will refuse any client at this stage.
Immediately, it is normal to experience a mild amount of redness or swelling. It’s usually gone within a few hours after your appointment.
Immediately following your appointment, your eyebrows will appear to have crisp new hairs. Redness is normal immediately after the appointment and will fade within a few hours. As you heal, the crisp lines lightly blur into slightly thicker lines. They also appear darker in the beginning and gradually fade in the first few weeks after healing. Hair strokes fade approximately 10-30% after they heal.
In the few days following your treatment, you may experience tightness and itching, which is normal. Your skin is going through a natural healing process please DO NOT SCRATCH/ TOUCH. The hair strokes are very fine and can rub off easily. When you scratch or rub, you risk the chance of rubbing off the pigment. Your brows WILL look darker during the first 2 weeks, if you are prepared for this then we promise you won’t suffer any anxiety. This will be fully explained during your consultation.
A follow-up appointment is required for the finishing touches and colour adjustment. It finalises the shape of your brow and fixes any strokes that didn’t heal well. Pigment heals differently for everyone, and this second appointment allows you to boost your colour and for your technician to check the healing and shape have both developed well. Your treatment has not been completed until you have had your second brow appointment. Plus we love to see you and our work once your brows have healed fully.