Frequently asked questions

Here you will find the answers to some of the more common questions that are asked about Microblading and Permanent Makeup.  If you do not see the question you are looking for, please get in touch

Q. What is Microblading?

Microblading is a technique used to disguise thin, sparse or missing eyebrows. It uses a feathering technique to inject tiny amounts of pigment into the surface of the skin in light strokes to recreate the appearance of a natural eyebrow.

 

Microblading and the art of microblading originated in China about 25 years ago and has increasingly become more popular in the last few years. It is also commonly referred to as Brow Embroidery, Microstroking or Feather Touch. Using a hand held “pen-like” device it is possible to scratch and etch very sharp, crisp hair strokes into the skin. These thin lines flow in the same direction as your own hairs, and create the most natural results.

Q. What is Cosmetic Tattooing?

 

Cosmetic tattooing is another term used to describe permanent makeup. Permanent makeup, or micropigmention, is a totally safe form of cosmetic tattooing in which pharmaceutical grade pigments are implanted into the outer layers of the skin using a digital machine. 

Q. Who isn't suitable for Permanent Makeup

 

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for permanent makeup. People that I cannot treat include:

  • those under the age of 18

  • those diagnosed with diabetes

  • pregnant and lactating women

  • people with glaucoma and people who are taking blood thinning medicines (e.g., aspirin, warfarin).

  • people with skin diseases including psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated

  • people with allergies to makeup or colours

  • those with easily-triggered post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

  • those with transmittable blood conditions, such as HIV or Hepatitis

  • those with active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed

  • those who are a haemophiliac

  • those have healing disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure or have had mitral valve disorder

  • those on any skin medication such as ro-accutaine, antasure, or steroids which thin and oversensitive the skin in the past 6 months

  • those undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment at present (or due to undergo such treatment) and those who have had any radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment that came to an end not less than 42 days ago, from the date of the treatment

  • those who are epileptic and have experienced a seizure in the last two years

 

Please also advise me if you have/had allergic reactions to any topical anaesthetics.

Q. Will it hurt?

 

This will vary from person to person and depend upon individual pain thresholds. Some clients report a scratchy feeling and others say they feel hardly anything at all, but every effort is made to minimise any discomfort. Prior to the procedure and during the procedure, creams are applied to help soothe the area. 

Q. How long will my Permanent Makeup last?

 

This will vary with everyone and is dependent on your age, skin type, lifestyle and how well you look after your permanent make-up enhancement. Colours gradually get lighter over time as the skin rejuvenates. It is recommended to maintain the fresh look of the treatment with a colour boost procedure, which should be carried out every 6- 12 months.

Q. Does my appointment include a top-up?

 

This will vary with everyone and is dependent on your age, skin type, lifestyle and how well you look after your permanent make-up enhancement. Colours gradually get lighter over time as the skin rejuvenates. It is recommended to maintain the fresh look of the treatment with a colour boost procedure, which should be carried out every 6- 12 months.

Q. What is the healing time?

 

Everyone is different, but generally, the surface skin generally heals between 3-7 days after the treatment, and 10-14 days below the surface. Many people will return to work the same day after a treatment. 

Q. How long will the appointment take?

Depending on the area, the procedure will take approximately two hours to complete. 2-3 hours is allocated for each appointment to allow for pre draw and colour selection.

 

Q. Do the results change for different types of skin?

 

Yes they do. Oily skin types will soften the pigment in the skin more so than dryer skin types. Oily skin may require more frequent colour boosts as they are likely to fade quicker. Hairstrokes will hold much better and crisper in dry skin and are less likely to fade as quickly as someone with oily skin.

Q. Is there any thing I need to know in terms of after care?

 

Yes. After care is VERY important and you will be sent extensive information regarding this. Please be prepared that the healing process will take a minimum of 2 weeks, including no sun exposure/sunbed use, no heavy exercise, no water contact (swimming pools/Jacuzzi). Peeling/flaking  will occur over the treatment area during this period and an aftercare balm will be given to help the process.

Q. Are there consent/medical forms to fill out?

 

Yes. All consent forms must be filled out before your first procedure. You will receive full information regarding pre-procedure and after care advice. Please contact us to request the forms and information to be sent to you.

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NATALIE STRATFORD

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25 Abbeville Road, Clapham 

SW4 9LA

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