What is microblading?
Microblading by PhiBrows is a manual, semi-permanent make-up technique in which hyper-realistic eyebrow hairs are drawn onto the skin using a disposable hand held sterile blade. The shape of eyebrows is calculated according to facial morphology and golden proportion (phi 1,618). The technique is intended for anyone who wants to correct the aesthetic problems of their eyebrows. During the treatment the therapist will measure the face and use the Phi compass tool to correctly mark out the outline for the microbladed brows. Pigment is then implanted into the basal membrane, which divides the epidermis from the dermis layer of the skin in a specially taught pattern of hair strokes.
Having been trained by Phi Academy, one of the worlds leading experts in semi permanent make-up techniques, I am extremely proud to now be offering this amazing service, which creates some of the most realistic results in the industry.
Who is microblading suitable for?
Microblading is suitable for most people who want to achieve fuller and more symmetrical brows. It is especially beneficial for clients that have over plucked or sparse brows. It can also help to balance facial symmetry and frame the face of those who have little to no natural hairs. Clients with naturally light eyebrows may also choose to have microblading to help create a more prominent shape. Due to the design of the microbalding tool, the client’s natural eyebrow hairs will not be affected or damaged during the treatment.
Who is not suitable for microblading?
Microblading is not suitable for those who have already extremely thick and dark brows, as the treatment would be unnecessary. It is also not suitable for anyone with the following:
• Very dark existing permanent make-up
• Extremely enlarged pores on their forehead
• Thyroid/Graves Disease (some medicines may affect the pigment retention)
• Severely oily skin (results vary)
• Prone to slow healing- eg. Diabetes Type 1/2 (may affect pigment retention)
• Medications (certain medications can affect the pigment retention, results will vary from person to person)
• Keloid scars (treatment cannot be performed)
Other contra indications may apply and can be discussed at a consultation.
How long does microblading last?
Microblading is a semi permanent make-up technique and results vary from person to person. On average the brows should retain a good shape and pigment colour for around a year but no guarantees can be made as we all have different skin. Aftercare also plays a massive part in how well the pigment holds in the skin and should be followed precisely. It is advised that the brows be topped up with yearly visits to see your technician.
Included in the ‘first treatment’ price is a top up 6 weeks later. This is highly beneficial to the overall results of microblading and clients are strongly advised not to leave the top up any later than 8 weeks after their initial treatment.
Brows will fade up to 30-40% of the original colour during the healing process; it is therefore advised that clients go slightly darker during the treatment to ensure the colour heals to the preferred shade.