What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery, featherstroke or 6D brows, is a relatively new manual method for enhancing eyebrows. It is considered to be semi-permanent makeup, the difference with this and ordinary permanent makeup is that microblading is not done by a machine and is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigment into the epidermis. The blade is dipped in pigment and glides with gentle pressure over the skin and causes fine cuts, as fine as a paper cut, leaving a trace that can hardly be distinguished from real hair. Because the color is closer to the surface of the skin, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. There is no spilling or blurring under the skin.
Who is microblading ideal for?
Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The shape and thickness is customized to your facial structure and personal preference. This makes it suitable whether you have sparse brows and want more fullness, have thin brows and want them thicker or have full brows but want them bolder and more dense. The results are natural looking hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair you currently have.
How long does the treatment take?
Usually Microblading is done in two sessions. The first takes 2 to 3 hours. In the first session, the brow is shaped and styled to the client’s preference, and pigment is applied. Four to six weeks later, the client returns for the second session for touch up, This takes 1 to 2 hours.
Why do I need a touch up?
Touch up is necessary because everyone heals differently and therefore the outcomes vary. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by adding more strokes. In the touch up session, the final adjustments are made to assure the client’s satisfaction.
How long does it take to heal?
It takes about ten days for healing. In the first week the brows appear darker and you may experience some peeling in the area. After the brows have flaked the hair strokes will appear lighter, colour will return and settle over a period of 3 weeks.
Is it painful?
The level of discomfort is relatively minor. Some liken it to tweezing two to three hairs at the same time. Usually a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area being worked. Redness and slight swelling in the area is common after the procedure. Often clients compare it to the feeling of a slight sunburn.
How long does microblading last?
Generally Microblading lasts 1-2 years, depending on skin type…normal, oily, or dry and age…young or mature. Skincare also affects the duration of the pigments. To maintain the brows, yearly touch ups are recommended.
How will my brows look in a years' time?
We use only the highest quality Phibrows pigments which are very stable and maintain their colour while fading gradually over time. Often cheaper pigments can discolour and turn red,orange, blue or grey over time as they fade.