If you want a fresh look starting with your eyebrows, microblading is a procedure that is worth considering. Microblading is an increasingly common semi-permanent makeup procedure that is used to fill and define the eyebrows. It is different from tattooing since the pigment from microblading does not go as deep into the skin and is semi-permanent rather than permanent.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that is used to fill and define the eyebrows. The pigment will remain for around 12-15 months, at which point the client can have a top-up procedure to keep their look, or allow the pigment to completely disappear if preferred. Microbladed eyebrows can appear similar to tattoos with visible pigment and strokes, however, unlike tattoos, they will fade over time.
Microblading is designed to enhance the natural look of your eyebrows while providing the shape with more definition and fullness. The procedure will ensure that the eyebrows look as natural as possible. Microblading can be an ideal procedure for anybody to have, however, it is often the most beneficial for people who have thin eyebrows or eyebrows that have been over-plucked in the past and have not grown back. People who are not satisfied with the shape of their brows and want to achieve a more defined brow arch may also benefit from a microblading procedure.
What is the Procedure?
Microblading involves using super fine needles that deposit medical-grade pigment into the skin surface. To achieve this, a pen-like tool with tiny needles at the end is used. The needle will scratch the skin with feather-like strokes to create realistic-looking eyebrow hairs.
To begin your procedure, you will have a consultation where you can discuss your requirements and expectations for your brows. During the consultation, you will agree on the desired shape and pigment colour to be used.
Once you’ve agreed on the shape, style and pigment that you want for your eyebrows, a numbing cream will be applied to the area to make the procedure more comfortable for you. You will need to wait twenty minutes with the numbing cream on before the procedure can start. During this time, you may be asked to confirm the pigment that is best suited to your skin type and hair colour.
Once the numbing cream has started to work, the procedure will begin. It will usually last from around ninety minutes to two hours depending on the style that you want and how much pigment your eyebrows need to achieve the desired look.
Once the procedure is complete, you will need to care for your new brows. You may experience some discomfort around your brow area for a few days during the healing process. There may also be some flaking or scabbing. You should avoid getting the brows wet or wearing makeup for around one week after the procedure and you will be given a lotion or cream to apply. It’s normal to feel a little bruised or tender after the procedure and your eyebrow area may be red or slightly swollen.
Where in South London is the Salon?
Annette offers microblading and a range of other semi-permanent makeup treatments from her South London salon. The salon is located at 1b Cowper Road in Wimbledon, South West London. You can reach the salon in around one hour from King’s Cross St Pancras Station by car. If you are taking public transport, the 200 bus stops at Milton Road, which is around three minutes from the salon by foot, and the nearest Underground station is Colliers Wood.