Here at SIX we want to offer you the latest in all things beauty so we've added the ever so popular Microblading using the Phibrow products and technique.
What is Microblading you ask....
Microblading is a way of semi-permanent make-up, where through manual process of inserting pigment into the upper layers of skin we create the desired fullness and shape of your eyebrows. The effects last up to 12-18 months after which the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were.
It is described as an embroidery of small, precise strokes that mimic the effect of real hairs, and uses a special microblading pen to individually draw on the hair stroke. This technique differs from tattooing as during the microblading process we use a special microblading pen to draw on individual strokes one by one so It is an extremely precise process that takes around two hours to complete.
Preparing for your Microblading treatment
We ask that 72 hours prior to your appointment, you should avoid plucking or waxing your brows because your technician will be making your new brow shape based on current measurements they’ll make before starting the procedure. You should also avoid using exfoliators 72 hours before the application, like any skincare products containing glycolic acid or retinal as they might inflame the skin, and taking medications such as blood thinners.
What happens at your treatment session
First of all, your technician will spend some time mapping out your brows. We stencil the brow with a removable pencil utilising a specific tool to ensure symmetry. This process can take anything up to 45 minutes.
During this time, the best customised shape for every client is chosen. Your brow shape is determined by your facial shape and structure so you get the most natural finish, you should communicate with your technician during this time to get your desired fullness.
Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort. The procedure is described as being "not painless" but bearable sometimes compared to having eyebrow threading.
After small hairlike incisions are made into your brows the pigment is then implanted up to three times more and extra dye is often swashed over the area and left to sit, before being wiped away, revealing your brand new brows.
The healing process is different for everyone, and it takes between 25 and 30 days. After a month we recommend a 40-minute top up to finish the treatment.
Your technician will then throughly go through your aftercare and provide you with a topical skin candy which you will be instructed how to apply
***FAILURE TO FOLLOW AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN SCARRING, INFECTIONS, PIGMENT LOSS OR DISCOLORATION.
In order to minimise scabbing, a clean cotton pad is used to lightly dab the microbladed area with warm sterile water every hour for the remainder of the day.
Wash the microbladed area twice per day followed by applying the microblading aftercare ointment.
You should :
* Avoid using any cleansing products that contain exfoliants or acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA)
* Dry the entire eyebrow area completely by blotting it with a clean tissue.
* Use a clean cotton swab to apply a small amount of the microblading aftercare ointment to the microbladed area. Do not apply the ointment unless the area is dry.
* Less is more when considering how much ointment to apply; the amount applied to each eyebrow should be comparable in size to half of a grain of rice.
* Microblading aftercare ointment should only be applied twice per day following the washes to avoid suffocating the skin and interfering with the skin’s natural healing process.
The aftercare ointment no longer needs to be applied, but continue to gently wash the microbladed area each morning and night.
THINGS TO AVOID
* Touching the microbladed area except when washing or applying aftercare ointment.
* Scratching, picking or peeling the microbladed area, as it can cause scarring and/or color loss.
* Applying any makeup, moisturizer, lotion, or sunscreen to your face.
* Sun exposure - sun tanning - salon tanning
* Laser or chemical peels, and any other form of exfoliation.
* Exercise - participating in sports and activities that induce perspiration
* Long, hot baths or showers - jacuzzis - saunas - swimming
* Applying any creams to your face or neck containing retinol or glycolic acid.
* Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, as it can cause wounds to heal slower.
After day 14 resume your normal activities except, continue to avoid laser or chemical peels and forms of exfoliation, and any creams containing retinal or glycolic acid until after the completion of your microblading touch up appointment.
The Healing Process and what to expect
MICROBLADING HEALING TIMELINE
* Eyebrows look amazing immediately after microblading appointment
* Pigment gradually gets darker through out the day
* Pigment reaches darkest level on day two
* Light scabbing develops where microblading strokes occurred
* Scabbing from microblading strokes begin to peel and flake off, sometimes revealing no definite, visible color in skin
* Pigment in skin continues to oxidize and microbladed strokes begin to reappear in color intended from the beginning, but some strokes come back looking patchy
* Eyebrows fully healed and ready to undergo the finishing effects of touch-up appointment
* Beautiful eyebrow enhancement/transformation is complete after final touch-up
Microblading results are best achieved by dismissing any doubts while undergoing the healing stages of microblading, and continuing to follow the microblading aftercare instructions. Not only is healing a process, but microblading itself is as well.
The first Microblading appointment is essential for laying a good foundation, but the final touch up appointment is where the process is completed.
Trust the process!
Initial Microblading treatment £340
First touch up within 6-10 weeks: Free
Touch up before 12 months: Contact us for price
Touch up within 12-18 months: £240
After 18 months: Full Price
Who is it not suitable for?
Microblading is not suitable for the following people:
* Using Accutane
* Have recent heart conditions or using heart medications ( a physicians note is required)
* Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)
* Have skin disease or irritations
* Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
* Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
* Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
* Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
* Pregnant or nursing clients are asked to wait until after birth and nursing is complete
SIX by Lynette Page Makeup Artistry LTD brow artists reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason.
We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using fully sterilised equipment, new needles and in a sanitized environment.
Should clients follow our pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications . Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals.
We suggest a pigment patch test for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are sensitive to:
* Topical makeup products
* Gold, silver and nickel
* Hair dyes
Patch tests should be performed 48 hours prior.