All clients have lots of questions about the procedure. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers.
How long does the procedure last?
This varies from person to person – a colour refresh is recommended on average from 10-16 months after your initial procedure.
How long does it take to do?
The procedure is split into 2 appointments which are 4-6 weeks apart to allow for the healing process to complete. The initial procedure will take from 60 to 90 minutes, and your second appointment takes from 30-60 minutes.
Does the application hurt?
Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable where as other clients report no discomfort at all. A combination of 2 anaesthetics are used – a topical numbing cream and then a local anaesthetic is introduced once the procedure has started. This is topped up regularly during the treatment to keep you comfortable.
How do you choose a colour?
We choose a colour together by applying small amounts of different coloured pigments to the skin on the inside of your arm and selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preference.
What will they look like immediately after the procedure?
The are treated may be a little swollen, red and sometimes blanched (white). This is all very normal. They will be considerably darker for the first week before they begin to fade out to a softer colour.
Do I need a patch test?
Yes all clients need a patch test at least 48 hours before the procedure. This can be posted out to you if you live a long distance away.
How do you choose the shape?
We choose a shape and style together. At the beginning of the procedure Victoria will draw in a suggested shape for your new brows, eyeliner or lips and then we work together to perfect this to your preference. Measurements are taken to check symmetry and placement.
Can I have microblading if I'm pregnant?
No you cannot have this treatment done if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Does it hurt afterwards?
The area can be a little sore for the first few hours, and then tender to the touch for a couple of days