microblading FAQs

Am I suitable for microblading?

Microblading is not suitable for all skin types. Particularly those with:

  • Oily skin

  • Large pores

  • Problem skin, broken capillaries, acne

  • Moles

  • Keratosis

  • Seborrheoeic Dermatisis

  • Very dry or peeling skin

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Imminent holidays planned – the sun can significantly fade semi-permanent make up. You must be at least 2 weeks healed before going on holiday, however, I would recommend you have this treatment when you return from holiday when your tan has faded.

  • Low immune system

  • Some medical conditions and medications – please advise your technician as soon as possible. A doctor’s note is required for some as per my insurance guidelines; please don’t be offended if I request one.

  • Those with previous semi-permanent make up still visible from another technician. I cannot work over other people’s work – they will need to be completely faded out.

This type of technique creates a very natural looking brow to mimic the look of hairstrokes. Should you require the look of wearing make-up in your brows then I suggest opting for ombre brows instead.

Is it Painful?
It varies from person to person. Some people find the scratchy sensation sore, other people fall asleep!


Is there an age restriction?
The microblading treatment is strictly for people of the age of 18 years and older. You may be asked to bring identification.

How long does the treatment take?
You will be allocated a 2 hour slot.  Please allow the same amount of time for your top up appointment.


Do I need to grow my brows in preparation for treatment?
No. Please ensure you tweeze/wax/thread your brows no less than 3 days before treatment.


Can I make my new brows darker than my natural colour?

This procedure does not change the colour of your natural brows but it is often possible to make them appear darker by creating more hair strokes throughout the brow. After they have healed, you will be able to tint your natural brow hair if you feel it is necessary.


Will I need to continue to have them waxed/plucked/threaded after treatment?

Yes. Microblading does not stop stray hairs from growing outside of the shape created. They can be waxed/plucked/threaded once they have fully healed.


Do I need a top up?
Yes. Everyone will require a top up after treatment to ensure the pigment is retained. Sometimes a 2nd top up is required for minor tweaks which will be charged at an additional £60. Should pigment still not be retained after 3rd treatment then I will suggest a 6 month break before further work can be completed. Please speak to me about the pricing of this.

Is this suitable for everyone?
No. You cannot have this treatment if pregnant or breastfeeding and some medical conditions will not allow me to go ahead with performing the treatment. For insurance purposes, I may require medical consent from your G.P that is it safe to go ahead with treatment (for example, diabetes and some medications). Please let me know as soon as possible if you have a medical condition or taking medication. Please read the detailed list at the beginning of this page.

Excessive bleeding during treatment will affect how your brow heals. I will inform you if this happens and I may decide to stop the treatment.

Some people cannot retain the pigment. There is no predicting if you will be one of these people, but I will get a good indication after your brows have healed after initial treatment. Newly microbladed brows still need to heal, peel and soften. Not all clients will heal off to a crisp brow, it depends on your skin, age, flaccidity, hydration and aftercare etc. How your brow heals off will only be revealed after the work is done.

Will they be completely symmetrical?
Only if your face is completely symmetrical – which is highly unlikely! I use a measuring technique to map your new brows out. Factors such as muscle tone and bone structure will affect the symmetry of your eyebrows. Sometimes I can add hairstrokes in places outside of the measured brows to create the illusion of better symmetry.

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