What is Feather Touch Brows or Microblading?
Feather Touch Brows also known as Microblading, is a natural way of enhancing ones eyebrows delivering semi-permanent results, lasting up to 12 months or longer. The technique of Eyebrow Feathering is achieved by implementing high quality pigments into the epidermal layer of the skin to create fine, delicate strokes of hair. This technique is perfect for those who want the confidence that natural, full and symmetrical eyebrows achieve.
Eyebrow Feathering requires two procedures over 2 months and is quite bearable, however everyone's pain tolerance is different.
No numbing is used for the first 10 minutes of the procedure as it changes the structure of the skin and can make it difficult for us to work on. However, once the skin has been broken, the topical anaesthetic can be applied to make it pain free for the rest of the procedure.
Creating the Perfect Brow
The first 45 minutes of the procedure is the most important. Golden mean calipers are used to determine the best Brow measurements according to your face shape. Once the measurements have been marked, your Eyebrow Stylist will begin to draw on a pair of eyebrows that are best suited to you. Once we have your approval of the template, we can commence the Feathering.
The way your Eyebrow Stylist chooses the pigment colour is matched by your skin tone, eye colour and hair colour. This will blend perfectly to be as natural looking as possible.
Important information regarding the procedure
Who is NOT eligible for this type of procedure?
Under the age of 18
Roaccutane (Must wait 12 months after finishing course of this drug)
Pregnant (Breast feeding clients must express before procedure as they cannot breast feed 48 hours post)
Psoriasis (on the face)
Eczema (on the face)
Sunburn (face only)
Any major surgeries and had to undergo anaesthetic within 4 weeks
Microdermabrasion, chemical peel, botox within 14 days (face only)
Laser, IPL within 4 weeks (face only)
Eyebrow waxing within 7 days
Currently suffering from Cold/Flu, Migraines, vertigo or any other form of illness
If you have any of the following, we require a clearance and written consent from your GP
- Heart conditions
- High blood pressure
- Blood clotting abnormalities
- Auto immune diseases
- Medications prescribed by doctor
Do you have any allergies?
If so, please contact us to discuss these allergies. You may also need to make an appointment for a test patch 48 hours prior to your procedure.
Have you had your eyebrows tattooed or microbladed previously?
Due to many Eyebrow Specialists having different techniques and using different pigments, we don't usually take on clients who have had their eyebrows done previously by another specialist. These clients are classed as a correction and unfortunately not everyone will be a candidate. If this is you, we recommend booking in with our Eyebrow Specialist for a complimentary 15 minute consultation, to assess your eyebrows and determine what the best solution for you will be to achieve brows like ours.
Please understand that any decision made by our brow specialist will be a professional and honest opinion, so our clients can achieve the best possible results.
If you have passed the eligibility criteria, congratulations!
Here is what you will need to do in the week leading up to your procedure
- Discontinue consuming Vitamin tablets, fish oil, aspirin and other blood thinners 3 days prior
- Avoid direct sun exposure and the use of solariums 7 days prior
- Avoid consuming drugs and alcohol 48 hours prior
- Discontinue using Active skin care that contains AHAs/BHAs and retinols 48 hours prior
- Avoid eyebrow waxing 7 days prior
-Avoid planning Microdermabrasions, botox, peels, Laser to the face and important events over the next 2 weeks after your procedure. We recommend having these done 4 weeks before your treatment.
- Wash your hair the morning of your procedure as you cannot get your eyebrows wet for the next 2 weeks!
- Please avoid coffee, green tea, pre-work-out and other stimulants 24 hours prior to your procedure. For those coffee lovers, as soon as we have finished you can caffeine your heart out
Now lets take a look at your aftercare and what you will expect following your Cosmetic Brow Procedure..
Following the procedure, the specialist will keep a full treatment record of each client including: pigment colours and batch numbers, pin size and batch number, date, time etc.
Your eyebrows are going to appear 30 - 50% darker and wider/thicker initially, but don't worry. These are going to fade and soften over the next 3 weeks.
2 hours after the procedure, you are required to wipe over your eyebrows gently with the provided sterile water wipe. This is going to remove the lymph and prevent/minimise scabbing.
Once you have wiped over your eyebrows with the Water Wipes, apply a thin layer of the Aftercare Gel to each eyebrow with a cotton tip. Don't double dip or use your fingers to avoid contamination.
What to avoid during the first two weeks of healing after each procedure
NO Swimming, saunas, steam, DIRECT WATER, sweating on the face, sunlight, moisturisers on the forehead and makeup on the eyebrows for 14 days or until fully healed.
Please note, if you work in a hot or active environment where you perspire, you may need to wait for cooler weather or look at another option. Sweating during the healing process will affect the pigment retention.
Around 5-7 days post procedure your eyebrows will begin to go quite patchy. This is because the pigment has been deposited into the skin and now new cells are on the surface. This is what causes the pigment to fade.
10-14 days after the procedure the pigment will completely fade! Please do not panic, this is all part of the healing process. You will need to wait until 3-4 weeks as the pigment will gradually reappear within the skin again.
During the 2 weeks of healing DO NOT put any eyebrow makeup on! This will effect the pigment retention and you may need to pay for an additional 3rd procedure.
If the treated area begins to itch or flake, DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK!
The client is asked to apply half a pea size of the provided aftercare gel to each eyebrow 3 times a day for the next 14 days, or until the peeling has finished. This is going to assist in healing and prevent/minimise itching and scabbing. Correct application of the Medical Grade aftercare gel will also assist in pigment retention
DO NOT GET EYEBROWS WET FOR 14 DAYS POST PROCEDURE!
14 days after procedure when brows are fully healed you may apply brow makeup and wash your face as normal.
Here is an example of your healing timeline