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Common Questions

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Below is a list of questions which I am often asked and which you may find informative if unsure of proceeding with treatment. Please contact me with any other questions.

1. How long will my new microbladed brows last?

Your new brows will last 12-18 months, in some cases up to 3 years. The exact time length will vary across individuals depending on factors such as skin type, age, any medications or health conditions that may arise after treatment, sun exposure and how you look after them during the initial week after treatment.

2. Is everyone suitable for treatment?

Yes, pretty much. However, microblading cannot be performed if you:

  • are pregnant

  • are breast feeding

  • have any health complications

  • are on certain medications

Is it recommended that you wait at least 6 weeks after breast feeding before you undergo treatment. Please contact me with any questions relating to medication/health conditions prior to booking.

 

3. I have lost my eyebrows since chemotherapy, am I able to have microblading?

Yes, however, you will need to wait 6months after completing treatment before having your eyebrows microbladed. This is because your immunity will be lower than usual after chemotherapy and you may be susceptible to infection. You will also need a confirmation note from your Doctor. My clients health is always my priority.

 

4. Are there any risks?

As with any invasive procedure, there can be a risk of infection. However, if you choose a qualified and certified reputable technician, such as myself, the risks are extremely small. I work in a highly sterile environment and adhere to strict sanitation guidelines and only use disposable tools for each and every treatment. My clients safety is as important to me as the final results.   

5. How long does treatment take?

Initial treatment usually takes 2.5 hours. This includes a brief discussion, choosing the colour and the measuring & mapping of your new brows which takes about 20minutes. In order to create a beautiful set of eyebrows I cannot rush the process. Touch up appointments take approx. 1.5 hour.

 

6. Does it hurt?

It doesn’t hurt as such, however it can be a little sore. I do use a topical anaesthetic for most of the treatment and I will make you feel as comfortable as possible from start to end. The sensation is similar to plucking/threading pain. On a scale of 1-10 most clients rate the pain level at 3 or 4.

7. How long until my brows heal?

After treatment healing will vary slightly with each individual but usually your new brows will be fully healed within 2 weeks. It is very important to follow the aftercare guide for the first 7 days following treatment as this stage is crucial in the healing process. Patience is key, please do not pick or scratch any peeling or scabbing and allow the skin to heal naturally.

 

8. Are there any restrictions during the healing period?

It is important to keep your brow well lubricated for the first week by applying the provided balm 3-5 times a day.
Avoid swimming, excessive sweating, sun exposure, sunbeds, facials, and avoid touching your healing brows.

 

9. What if I have really oily skin?

You are fine to go ahead with microblading, however oily skin can mean the results may not last as long and you will need to have them touched up more frequently.

 

10. Can I wash my face after treatment?

Yes, however, avoid drenching the eyebrow area with water. Ideally, when washing your face in the morning you should splash warm water over your brows, and gently pat them dry. Showering is fine but try to keep your face out of the running water.

 

11. My brows are disappearing 3 days after treatment!

Don’t panic, this is normal although not everyone will experience it. You may notice some of your new brows fade or disappear as they heal. This is due to the skin regenerating and they will reappear as the newly regenerated skin settles so don’t be alarmed by any unusual changes during the first couple of weeks. Once healed your brows will be 30-50% lighter and will look more natural and subtle. When you return for your touch up appointment 5-6 weeks following treatment, any faded areas will be re enhanced.

 

12. Anything I should do before treatment?

Chemical peels, dermabrasion and similar facial treatments should be avoided a few weeks before microblading.
Retinoid skin products should not be used a few days before treatment.
If on medication (including Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin) please avoid them for 48 hours before treatment. Contact me for further advice if unsure.

13. Cancer and Ex Cancer patients

Although appearance is not a concern of anyone who is either going through chemotherapy it does have an impact on confidence and self-esteem. Microblading is a great way to regain your eyebrows. If wanting to go ahead with microblading before starting chemo, please book 6 weeks beforehand. Following chemotherapy, it is advised patients wait up to 6 months after finishing the course of treatment to ensure full health and strength is regained. I always ask for a confirmation note from your GP before booking you in. My clients health and well-being is my priority.

 

14. Can I still tint my eyebrows?

Yes, although many clients don’t feel the need to after microblading. But, feel free to do so if you wish to disguise any greys or wish for a darker look. Just wait until they have completely healed (3 weeks). Bare in mind the tint shade should match your new brows for the most natural look.

15. Do I need to shave/ pluck my eyebrows before treatment?

Absolutely not. In fact, it's better to turn up with your natural eyebrows, so I can work with them and enhance what is already there. 

16. Will my eyebrows be really red afterwards?

Most clients have absolutely no redness when they leave and can carry on their day as normal. However, if you have sensitive skin, you may have minimum redness on the treated area. This typically eases within a couple of hours. 

17. Pre-holiday advice
If you are planning a holiday to a hot destination please ensure you allow 1 or 2 weeks for your newly microbladed brows to heal before going away. It is essential to keep the area well protected and out of the sun during the healing period!

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