How long does microblading last for?
Between 1-2 years, with most clients choosing to boost their brows with a top up aound the 12 month mark. Retention rates can vary depending on a few factors. These include skin type, sun exposure, medication, anti aging products, lifestyle and aftercare.
Am I a suitable candidate for microblading?
The treatment may not be suitable for you if you are taking certain medications, including anticoagulants (blood thinners), some acne medications and prescription Retinol. Skin conditions such as eczema, keloid scarring and psoriasis, if they are in the brow area. Other factors to take into consideration are skin type and lifestyle. Oily skin will generally need more regular top ups than other skin types. Sun exposure can also prematurely fade your brows, especially soon after the treatment. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion facials can also affect the longevity of your brows.
When can I exercise after microblading?
Between 7-10 days, depending on your rate of healing. Light exercise is ok during this time, but avoid activities that will cause you to sweat a lot. You will want to keep your brows as dry as possible until the scabbing process has subsided.
What do I need to know before my microblading appointment?
It is recommended to come for a brow tint and shape 1 week before your appointment. This will make designing you new brows much easier.
You should avoid caffeine, alcohol, ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil and vitamin E for 24 hours before and after your appointment.
Any holidays should be completed a minimum of 30 days prior to your appointment. You should avoid any direct sunlight or tanning for at least the same amount of time after your appointment.
If you are currently using Retinol this should be discontinued at least 2 weeks before your appointment and restarted 2 weeks afterwards. If you are on prescription Retinol, this should be discussed with your doctor first.
Aesthetic treatments you may wish to have, such as Botox and any skin peels, should be done at least 4 weeks before your appointment.
Can I wear makeup after having my brows microbladed?
You must not wear any makeup on or near the brow area for the first 7-10 days, until after the scabbing process is completed. If you wear makeup during this time you may affect the retention of the pigment and are also opening your brows up to possible infections.
How often do I need to come for a brow shape?
Most clients rebook their brow treatment every 4-6 weeks, depending on your rate of regrowth.
I’ve had my lashes done somewhere else before, do I still need to come for a patch test?
Yes, you will need to have a patch test. The products I use may contain different ingredients to the ones you have used before. It