Microblading is a manual method of pigment implantation. Using a hand held ‘blade’ small and precise hair strokes are added to create a soft and natural looking brow. As the brows heal the hair strokes will soften in appearance. Oily skin types may find that the hair strokes blur slightly, it is normal for microblading to fade quicker on this skin type. A top up is required 6 weeks after the initial treatment and a colour boost will be needed after 1-2 years.
Ombre brows are a powder brow technique for clients who prefer a fuller look. The pigment is implanted with a small machine. This technique creates a misty, pixelated appearance, more like makeup as opposed to hair strokes. With this method the tails of the brow are darker, fading gradually towards the front. As the brows heal, they will soften considerably. This method is suitable for all skin types. A top up is required after 4 weeks. This method will last longer than microblading, with a colour boost being needed after 2-3 years.
With combination brows it is possible to mix both styles of PMU. Microblading can be used at the fronts of the brow, blending into the stronger style of Ombre towards the tail end. A top up is required after 6 weeks and a colour boost will be needed after 1-2 years.
All PMU brow procedures begin with a thorough consultation to discuss medical history, suitability for treatment, desired brow shape and expected results. The technician will then draw the proposed new brow shape, taking in to account the clients individual face shape and measurements.
Once the client has confirmed they are happy with the shape and placement of the brows the technician will complete two passes of pigment insertion using a hand held blade where a hair stroke effect is required or machine technique for a ‘powdered’ finish. The full, initial microblading procedure takes around 2.5 hours to complete. The full process is repeated 6 weeks after initial treatment to ensure the optimum result.
Prior to treatment it is imperative that clients have a test patch to ensure no sensitivity to either the pigment or anesthetic cream is experienced.
Following a microblading, ombre brow or combination brow procedure, eyebrows will appear fuller, with a defined shape that is perfectly suited to their unique face shape. Eyes will be framed, helping to achieve a groomed overall appearance.
As the procedure begins, clients often report a slight prickling sensation which most describe as mildly uncomfortable. After the first pass of tattooing is completed, the skin is numbed with an application of topical anesthetic (numbing cream) to ensure the clients comfort is maintained and minimal sensation can be felt.
Immediately after treatment, tattooed hairstrokes will appear overly defined but will blur a few days later resulting in a softer, more natural look. Indeed, typically the inserted pigment will fade from 10-50% within 5 to 7 days.
As part of the healing process, microbladed brows will fade and scab, with the true result of retained pigment not visible until 4-6 weeks post treatment. At this stage a second appointment is required to repeat the full process and ensure optimum results.
If maintained properly, can last up to 12-24 months, depending on skin type. Whilst the inserted pigment is permanent, colour will fade over time and a colour boost will be needed periodically to maintain the optimum appearance of brows. The frequency of these boosts can be hard to predict and depends very much on a clients skin type and commitment to protecting brows from the elements.
If Microblading is not maintained, the inserted pigmented will gradually fade, eventually leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were.
Mild discomfort may be experienced prior to anaesthetic. After application of local anaesthetic no sensation can be felt
Pigment is inserted in to the upper layers of the skin in a brush-stroke formation
Brows will appear fuller, with a defined shape that frames the eyes and balances the face
As part of the healing process, microbladed brows will fade and scab, with the true result of retained pigment not visible until 4-6 weeks post treatment. At this stage a second appointment is required to repeat the full process and ensure optimum results
If maintained properly, results can last 12-24 months
Ombre Brows (Machine)£300