Whether your brows are sparse, over plucked or simply in need of definition, microblading can transform your look.
Microblading has become very popular over the last couple of years and is now often considered a part of many women’s beauty regime.
We use a handheld tool to create the look of individual hair strokes which are extremely natural and mimic your own eyebrow hair. This is the perfect option for anyone who wants to define and shape their brows without having to apply pencils, powders and pomades every day. Whether you suffer from sparse, over-plucked eyebrows, alopecia or simply need definition, microblading can transform your appearance.
What happens when you have Microblading?
This short video explains exactly what happens before, during and after your microblading treatment but please do get in touch if there are any other questions we can help with.
Commonly Asked Questions
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of permanent makeup but, rather than using a traditional tattoo machine, we use a manual hand tool to create individual hair strokes, the results are extremely natural and almost undetectable from your own hairs. You may have heard other terms such as ‘3D brows, Phibrows, brow embroidery, however, the only real difference is the use of of microblading tool rather than machine.
Borciani London is a leading permanent makeup clinic in London where our practitioners have the expertise to give you the most suited procedure for your needs. We want you to have the perfect brows for your face, so every treatment is specifically tailored to you.
During the initial consultation, we will walk you through our treatment plan and give you an idea of how to improve your eyebrows, whether we are enhancing sparse, thin brows or giving them a completely new look. Brows can have such a positive impact on your face and we appreciate that this is a big step for some of our clients, our Microblading treatments in London will enhance your features and save you valuable time and money every day.
What happens during the treatment?
At the consultation (which can be at the same time as your treatment), we will ask you about the look you would like to achieve and also advise you on the brow that will best suit your face shape and lifestyle.
We then apply a topical anaesthetic for around 20 minutes to numb the top layers of the skin, making you as comfortable as possible. During this time a custom colour will be mixed to perfectly match your brow/hair colour. Your practitioner will then create the ‘template’ by drawing on your new brow shape with a pencil – we love your input at this stage of the process to make sure that you are happy with the overall look of the brows. Once you and the technician are happy with the template then the microblading will begin. Individual hair strokes are created within the new template using the custom blended pigment. We will apply pigment to each brow 2/3 times.
The final stage is the control session which is around 5 weeks after your first treatment, this session is to make any tweaks to the colour or shape and add in any brow strokes that didn’t take.
Does Microblading hurt?
Most of our clients ask what microblading feels like, we would describe microblading as a little ‘scratchy’ rather than painful. We use a topical and secondary anaesthetic to keep you really comfortable, most people don’t feel much at all once the secondary anaesthetic is applied. We do recommend that you try to avoid having a treatment if you are pre-menstrual as the skin is far more sensitive during this time.
How will I look directly afterwards?
Most of our clients will look perfectly normal after the treatment, if you are prone to rosacea or have very sensitive skin, you make look a little red around the area for a couple of hours afterwards but this will fade quickly. Most people resume normal activities directly after the session.
How long does Microblading take to heal?
Your brows will go through a number of changes as you heal, they will appear a little darker around day 4/5 and then fade during the second week, this is due to the pigment being ‘hidden’ by the healing skin and is nothing to worry about. During the 3rd week, the colour will bloom back and by week 4 you will have your healed result. You should expect some light shedding but nothing more and you will lose around 30% of the pigment after your first treatment which will be reapplied at your control session.
What will the results be like?
The results are extremely natural and will last around 12 months before a refresh session is needed.
How long does Microblading take?
We schedule 2 hours for your treatment which includes time to apply your anaesthetic and create your template, the actual microblading takes around 45 minutes.
Who is it good for?
Microblading is a great option for almost anyone looking for a hyper-realistic brow. It is perfect for those looking to fill out over plucked or sparse brows or anyone who has Alopecia or hair loss following chemotherapy. Other options such as hair stoke brows/powder brow may be better if you are extremely oily or have a medical condition that would not suit microblading. Your practitioner will advise you on which option would be best for you.
Please note, we are unable to treat you if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have auto immune conditions. Please check our medical forms for a full list of contraindications.
What is the aftercare?
Microblading aftercare (view guide) is a really important part of maintaining your pigment, we will provide you with a balm and instructions but do also check out our aftercare page for details of what to avoid before and after your treatment.
What if I am nervous?
It’s perfectly normal to be a little nervous before your treatment, especially if you haven’t had any permanent makeup previously. We understand that this is a big step for a lot of clients and hope that you feel as at ease as possible, we are here to help so please do ask us if you have any questions or concerns at all.
How much is Microblading?
Microblading is split into 2 sessions (both are essential for a full treatment), Session 1 is £319 and the perfecting session around 6 weeks later is £127, this session is to replace any lost pigment and to perfect the shape/colour of your brows. .
Is Microblading the same as Permanent Brows?
In recent years, brows have become the epicentre of the PMU world; this in turn has sparked new and exciting treatments such as hair stroke brows. This is the process of creating individual hair strokes to give the illusion of real eyebrows rather than a ‘powder look’ shaded brow.
Hair stoke brows can be done with a micropigmentation machine or a manual blade, which is called Microblading,. These hyper real brows also have many, different names, here are some examples:
- Hair Stroke Brow
- Permanent Brows
- 3D Brows
- 6D brows
- Brow Embroidery
- Feather Brows
- Brow Branching
Will I Have to Take Any Precautions After the Procedure?
The good thing about microblading is that it’s not a pain-intensive technique. There is also no down-time required after you undergo the treatment. You will be up and about, ready to flaunt your new brows in no time.
Unlike other conventional techniques, such as eyebrow extensions, here you don’t have to worry about rubbing your eyes or brow area, going for swims or continuing your daily routine. With little to no special care required, microblading is an excellent solution for getting the perfect eyebrows.
Which treatment should I choose?
The options for permanent makeup today are endless, you may have heard the following terms:
- hair stroke brows
- powder brows
- 3D brows
- brow embroidery micropigmentation
- brow tattoo.
This can be really confusing when you are deciding on what treatment to have. We have compared the most popular eyebrow treatments to help you make your choice.
Why have a brow treatment?
Brows really can make a huge difference to how we look, almost above all other facial features, if you suffer from Alopecia or hair loss following chemotherapy then the lack of brows can be crippling for your confidence especially if you are constantly worrying about brow pencil in the heat, rain or during sports.
Fortunately, there is a better option with Permanent Makeup, this allows us to have our brows ready and weather-proof 24 hours a day without the need for makeup or any tinkering with pencils, powders or pomades!
Different types of Brow Treatment
We will cover off all you need to know about your microblading treatment in London in the video but if you would like to know the difference between the procedures, please have a look at our blog section which provides more details or get in touch with us and we will be happy to answer all your questions.
“Natasha is highly skilled and professional whilst being warm and friendly. I had eyebrows done, which have been a hugely uplifting change to my face. Natasha has so much understanding, patience and experience to know what is appropriate for you and takes time to ensure you are 100% happy with the outline.
You get what you pay for and when considering a long lasting procedure on the face, only the best should do. Natasha is the go-to expert. I am delighted with the results of my treatment and care and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Natasha”
***** Absolutely fantastic experience of having both my eyebrows microbladed and permanent eyeliner applied. Natasha is not only a talented and consummate professional who talks you through every single step of the process, but she is an incredibly warm and funny person too, so you are put at ease from the moment you arrive. I’m thrilled with the results and looking forward to having my control visit soon as the healing has gone really well. Full marks to Natasha’s team too who are not only extremely helpful and efficient, but really do go the extra mile in ensuring that you have all of the information that you need and are supported through the entire process from the initial booking and beyond. Flawless service which I could not recommend more highly. I am an extremely happy customer.
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