What Is Microblading?

Eyebrow microblading or eyebrow embroidery is the most popular semi permanent makeup treatment today.  At Annette Kemp semi permanent makeup we have nailed microblading down to a fine art.  This treatment works really well on people who have very little to no hair. By adding natural looking individual hair strokes you can restore eyebrow hairs and create more volume and definition to thinning eyebrows.  The ideal solution for youthful eyebrows and more confidence in your appearance.

Microblading is done manually with a disposable, sterile hand tool. We use a fine blade to deposit pigment in the upper layer (epidermis) of the skin.  This method creates fine crisp hair strokes and is perfect for the person who wants to enhance their eyebrows. The results are a natural looking, fuller eyebrow. The microblading treatment also benefits  people with hair loss conditions. This treatment is also ideal for sports people who sweat a lot.  The microblading treatment is almost painless and much faster (90 minutes to 2 hours) than the standard machine eyebrow tattoo treatment.

Things To Remember Before Your Microblading Treatment:

  • Avoid sunbathing, waxing, skin peels around the area, laser treatments  or eyebrow tinting at least 2 weeks before your treatment.
  • No alcohol, caffeine or blood thinning (for example aspirin) medicines 24 hours before your treatment.
  • Inflamed skin (on the eyebrow area).
  • Area will be red and swollen after treatment, so take this in consideration when you make your booking.
  • Do not discontinue any medication without your doctor’s consent.
  • You cannot donate blood up to 6 months after your treatment.
  • Fillers and injectable treatments should be carried out 2 weeks before or after your semi permanent makeup treatment.
  • You have to pre numb the area yourself with a numbing cream before your treatment.


Before Annette starts doing any cosmetic treatment she has an in depth consultation with her client to make sure we meet your expectations. We offer a number of eyebrow techniques and we will discuss what microblading treatment will work best for you. She will guide you through the semi permanent makeup treatment process and answer all questions you might have. You will have the option for a patch test if you have any concerns of an allergic reaction. If not, the procedure can be done on the same day if you sign a waiver for the patch test.


Moving on to the pre-drawing, Annette takes her time in doing the structure and measurements with an eyebrow pencil to create the perfect shape that compliments her client’s facial features. Eyebrows play an important role to give balance to the face and the pre-drawing can take anywhere from 10 – 30 (if not longer) minutes to get the  shape  and symmetry  perfect. This is the most important part of the procedure and you can be confident that you are in safe hands.

We will select the colour pigment to compliment your eyebrows and skin colour. We use high quality pigments that are hypo allergenic and sterilized needles for single use only. Implanting the hair strokes/shading  takes from 45 minutes to 1 and a half hours.


You can expect the area around your eyebrows to be slightly red immediately after the procedure and this will disappear after a few hours. The eyebrow tattoo will appear slightly darker  immediately after the treatment and will lose up to 40% of the intensity of the colour after 1 week once the scabs/dry skin have cleared up. During this time (1st week)  it is recommended to avoid touching the area, use cosmetic creams on the eyebrow area, sunbathing or wet the eyebrow area. Do not pick the scabs as this will result in pigment loss. We will provide you with an aftercare balm that needs to be applied with a clean cotton bud once or twice a day.

It takes up to 4 – 6 weeks for the colour to settle and completely heal. We will book in your  top up appointment 4-6 weeks after your initial eyebrow treatment as you may have areas that need more pigment added.  This is also the perfect time to make minor adjustments to the shape and colour if need be. (Pigment retention can be influenced by after care, skin type, medication and immune system.)  If skin retention is poor, in some cases a 3rd session is required. (This rarely happens).

Microblading typically lasts 12 months. Oily skin, skin texture, exposure to sun (use SPF while sunbathing), exfoliation products and skin lightening products like Vitamin A and retinol can affect the longevity of your  eyebrow tattoo. Avoid applying these creams on the cosmetic tattoo. We recommend a yearly colour boost to keep your cosmetic tattoo at its best.

Microblading is not recommended for people with very/excessive oily skin. We recommend you look at the powder brow option.

Candidates not suitable for microblading:

  • persons under the age of 18 years
  • pregnant or breastfeeding
  • viral infections
  • epilepsy
  • treatment for acne in the last 12 months
  • prone to keloid/hypo trophic scarring
  • any skin disorders
  • chemotherapy treatment in the last 6 months (unless with doctor’s consent)
  • any medication that have blood thinning properties
  • any person with a pacemaker, ICD or heart conditions
  • skin inflammation around the treatment area
  • hepatitis
Microblading £350
12 - 18 months colour boost£200
4 - 6 week top up£20


Deposit refunds will only be given with 48 hours notice. Cancellation less than 48 hours will incur a full charge for the treatment.

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