What is Microblading and what to expect from your appointment at London Brow Clinic...

Other terms for Microblading are Featherstroke Brows, Hairstroke Brows, Brow Embroidery

When you have tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel and stencil at Boots / Superdrug and your brows are still looking a little off, microblading - a more permanent solution to thinning or sparse brows - is a treatment that promises to change your brow game forever. The technique isn't as scary as it sounds despite the name and can actually provide a means by which a person can feel more confident, by waking up with their preferred brows everyday! Here is everything you need to know about the treatment beauty insiders are already obsessed with;

Unlike a regular tattoo, microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. One draws hair-like strokes with a tool to mimic the look of natural hairs in your brows. The pigment does not reach the depth of a regular tattoo and this is one of the reasons why microblading (if done correctly) will not last forever. It is designed to suit you and thus be open to adaption over time depending on how you like to look. At London Brow Clinic, we can adapt your microblading each time you come for a top up to suit the colour of your skin tone and the season just like you would your hair.

During your session with Galata, you will go through an extensive consultative process where you will discuss what you can expect to achieve from your microblading experience. She will invite you to show her pictures where you have done your eyebrows in your favourite way, and also invite you to show her pictures from the internet of the type of brows that you enjoy and would like to see on your own face. Galata will discuss with you the intricacies of the type of eyebrow that work depending on variables like bone structure, type of hair (coarse or fine), tone (warm or cool) among others. Galata will talk you through the physiological differences among different types of people and how this will affect the microblading, and give you an educated estimation of how long you might be able to go between top ups in order to maintain the type of brow and microblading that you deem desirable. Galata will then map various types of brows on your face and invite you to sit up and have a look at how they look individually and holistically on your face. She will talk you through the benefits of each type that have been mapped and give you an idea of the maintenance that will be involved with each style. 

If you would like to know more about Galata's microblading credentials and experience you can read this here.

 

Preparation:

If you drink a lot, take aspirin, or use retinol, stop one day before your treatment. The treatment does not hurt too much; overall it feels like little scratches, it's not unbearable. We at LONDON BROW CLINIC do not want you to be in any more pain than is necessary, we always use local numbing gel through-out the process, but if you require more pain relief we can administer clinical anaesthetic. 

 

Aftercare is essential. This means protecting freshly bladed brows from bacteria - no sweaty workouts straight after please! An aftercare kit will be administered to all clients undergoing the microblading procedure, enclosing a healing agent gel and instructions on how best to look after your brows whilst they are healing. Brows will look slightly darker at first, but the colour will fade 30-40%. They will look absolutely great right away however, you certainly don't need to hide away. There are extensive instructions on how to look after your new set of brows here.