Below you will find some of the commonly asked questions on both Microblading and Dermaplaning. If you do not find your answer here please feel free to contact me for more information.

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Microblading FaQ

WHAT IS EYEBROW MICROBLADING?

Microblading is a type of permanent makeup that delivers natural looking eyebrows with fine individual hairs. This specialist technique adds pigment beneath the upper reticular layer of the skin for a permanent naturally defined eyebrow shape. Microblading is a type of semi permanent makeup that uses a finer specialised tool to create a natural eyebrow effect, hair by hair rather than as a bold continuous line.

DOES IT HURT?

Pain is relative. Microblading doesn’t hurt as much as a body tattoo. However this varies from person to person. There is a possibility of pain or discomfort even after the topical anaesthetic has been used.

IS MICROBLADING PERMANENT?

Microblading generally lasts between 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. This duration primarily depends on skin type, sweating and sun exposure. On average, the expected time before a colour refreshment will be required is between 10 and 12 months. With oily skin it is from 6 months.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?

Post microblading the eyebrow area may be red and slightly swollen and the colour will appear dark. The colour will fade up to 40% as it heals. In the following days you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and affect the outcome of the microbladed area. The eyebrows will lighten up in colour as they heal. It takes approximately 14+ days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the colour to fully set in. You'll notice the colour is very light after the initial two weeks.

DO I REQUIRE A PATCH TEST?

Yes. All clients will need to be patch tested for microblading. A patch test needs to be carried out at least 24 hours prior to a semi permanent make up treatment. This involves visting my home salon in Hemel Hempstead where I will place a small amount of pigment behind one ear and a small amount of anaesthetic behind the other.

IS THE TOUCH UP NECESSARY?

Yes! A touch up session after 6 weeks is necessary as the outcome will vary after the first session. The pigment may not take in all areas during the first session and will need to be refilled. Pigment colour may need to be adjusted, brow thickness increase and more strokes can be added if required. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment. Most importantly, your touch up session is a time for me to refine your brows and ensure they look perfect! So we can book in a touch up microblading session at my Hemel Hempstead salon post procedure. 

Dermaplaning FaQ

WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation which consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently remove the top layer of dull, dead skin cells and vellus hair from the face to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.

IS IT SUITABLE FOR ME?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with active acne breakouts and anyone with dark or thick facial hair, the treatment can be performed on men but would not be used over the beard area unless if it clean shaven. This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the use of chemicals.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Dermaplaning is a painless treatment that includes deep cleansing, professional exfoliation, an enzyme peel (luxury version only). Dermaplaning has a tickle sensation whilst it removes vellus hair and dead skin simultaneously. 

HOW LONG IS THE TREATMENT

Basic Dermaplaning start at 30 minutes and luxury Dermaplaning sessions usually last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?

Your skin will immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. Whilst the main objective of this treatment is exfoliation, the immediate removal of peach fuzz is an added benefit which renders the skin exceptionally smooth and soft. Skin care products can be up to 80% more effective post treatment due to being able to penetrate the skin more effectively and your cosmetics will glide on like never before! Post treatment you will be more sensitive to sun exposure so a broad spectrum SPF of 30 or above is recommended. 

WILL MY HAIR GROW BACK THICK AND DARK?

No, scientifically speaking cutting the vellus hair cannot alter the physical state or structure of this hair. It is by nature soft and fluffy and will grow back in exactly the same way. As the hair grows back it may not feel as soft for a very brief period until the hair falls flat again this is usually only due to never having felt this hair grow before and the majority of clients will not even notice this change.

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