What is PMU and Microblading?
Permanent make up, micropigmentation or microblading is a procedure that is done to improve, correct or completely reconstruct lost eyebrows. Micropigmentation is a permanent cosmetic tattoo performed using a digital machine and needle. Microblading is done using a hand held tool with a tiny blade. Using the digital machine the pigment is implanted deeper into the skin known as the dermal layer. It lasts longer than microblading and can be touched up more times than blading. You can also create a natural shade throughout the brow creating a fluffy effect. Blade and machine can both deliver good results, however skin type and texture will play a huge part in what method is used as microblading is very limited to those who have oily/thin skin, as pigment retention will blur and fade quickly.
Using a blade or machine can create super fine hair strokes, however this technique will not give you the "Instagram Brow" meaning a sleek, powdery, defined make up look that everyone is asking for. This heals super fluffy with a powdered finish for all skin types.
What will I look like after treatment?
Boldness is to be expected especially with the ombre style technique. Eyebrows will appear 30%-50% darker, sharper and thicker. Redness and swelling may occur in the first 3-5 days but will soften and lighten taking up to 14 days.
How long does it take to heal?
You will expect the pigment to lighten and soften around day 14. It can take up to 28 days to fully see the results.
Should I expect to see my colour change while healing?
Yes, your colour will look very dark as soon as your procedure is finished. You may experience slight patchiness and fading in your 1st healed result. Around week 2 your colour will heal and may look slightly ashy and see through, this is to be expected as the skin is shedding so pigment will look lighter and cooler. Weeks 3-4 the pigment may appear stronger and richer in tone.
Please note; Colour may hold a slight ashy undertone on skin types that are quite pale or hold a very cool undertone, however don't worry this can be totally normal and extra warmth may be added in your 2nd procedure.
Is Permanent Make Up suitable for everyone?
PMU is suitable for most but NOT suitable for those with -
KERATOSIS, DIABETES, DERMATITIS, VERY DRY AND PEELING SKIN, THOSE TAKING WARFARIN OR ANY OTHER BLOOD CLOTTING MEDICINES, PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING MOTHERS.
How long does it last?
The results last anywhere between 12-18 months depending on skin type and other factors including skin type, UV, medication and illnesses.
Usually a colour boost is performed after 12 months to retain the shape and saturation of the pigment.
What happens before my treatment?
We will book you in for a consultation so we can meet and talk through any questions you may have and so that I can take a look at your brows and discuss what brow shape, colour etc would be most suitable for you. It is advisable to have an HD Brow treatment done a couple of weeks before so we can enhance and tidy up your own brows prior to the treatment - although this is totally optional.
I will also skin test you.
No alcohol 24 hours before the treatment as alcohol thins the blood and it will help push the pigment out!!
What happens on the day of the treatment?
The salon is a completely safe, clean environment. We are fully council approved and registered. We have been rated 5 stars from the council. I am fully KB Pro trained and insured so you are in safe hands.
The treatment starts with you filling out your consent forms which can take 15mins. In this time the numbing cream can also be applied.
We will discuss your brows and the look you would like to achieve.
We then go into the prepared room where you you will get comfortable and put on a beauty cap to keep your hair out of the way. You will then lie flat on the couch and relax. I now spend time looking at your bone structure, measuring and creating your perfect brow shape. Once we have both agreed and you are happy for me to go ahead we will start the procedure.
The next 6 weeks is the most important part of the treatment where your brows start to heal and take on their new shape and colour. The aftercare which is now down to you must be strictly adhered to if you wish to keep your brows perfect.
YOU MUST KEEP YOUR BROWS DRY FOR 5 DAYS
YOU MUST NOT TOUCH YOUR BROWS AT ALL
YOU MUST NOT PICK AT THEM - NATURALLY YOUR NEW BROWS WILL START TO FORM TINY LITTLE SCABS AS THE PIGMENT AND COLOUR BEGIN TO EMERGE AND HEAL. BY PICKING AND SCRATCHING YOUR BROWS YOU WILL SIMPLY JUST PICK OUT THE PIGMENT LEAVING THEM UNEVEN AND LEAD TO POSSIBLE INFECTION.
THEN FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS (STRAIGHT AFTER THE TREATMENT) YOU MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING -
NO MAKE-UP ON BROWS AT ALL
NO HEAVY GYM SESSIONS AS SWEATING WILL CAUSE THE PIGMENT TO LIFT OUT OF THE SKIN
NO SELF TANNING
NO PICKING OR FIDDLING WITH YOUR NEW BROWS
Adhere to the above and your brows should stay amazing!!
What happens after the 6 weeks?
6 weeks after your initial treatment you will come back for your second treatment- the retouch. It is vital to wait the full 6 weeks as this is healing time for your brows.
Permanent Make Up is always done in 2 parts and this is just as important as the first treatment. Here I assess your brows to see how well the pigment has taken and how well they've been looked after.
I then do the first treatment again. This time you may wish to add more shape or go deeper in colour, it's entirely up to you.
The second part is included in the price. However, if you do not return for your 2nd treatment within the 6 week allotted time scale then an additional stand alone fee of £75 will incur.