If you’ve tried everything possible in the market to get lush thick eyebrows and have still come up short, we’ve got one word for you: Microblading. This semi-permanent tattoo technique creates the illusion of natural looking, thick brows, in just under 2 hours. Unlike a traditional tattoo, which is permanent, microblading can last up to 3 years but because the color effect will fade over time, touch ups may be necessary to maintain the desired look. Here’s all you need to know about this revolutionary process.
Do Your Due Diligence
If you’ve continued to be disappointed with your hoard of brow pencils, gels, and waxes, and have opted to take the microblading route, make sure you are well informed about this semi-permanent makeup technique. Do your research about the procedure by familiarizing yourself with the products that will be used, including finding out the types of pigments and whether allergy tests have been conducted. Usually, microblading is offered at high-end salons where the staff takes great care in ensuring their tools and other equipment are sterilized to ensure their patients don’t face side effects or infections of any kind. Since the process involves breaking into the skin using a hand-held micro blade with needles, there is a potential risk of infection but if the performing esthetician is a licensed practitioner with the right experience, they will ensure hygiene is taken care of during all aspects of the process.
During your pre-consultation with the esthetician, you will be asked about your desired look and informed about expectations of the final result. The technician will analyze your facial features and provide input of what type of brow will best suit your face. Once this is decided, a reliable salon will make sure they conduct a patch test on the skin at least 24 hours before the actual procedure to check for possible reactions. If there are no hiccups a day later, your esthetician will go ahead and draw your desired eyebrow shape using a measuring tool. Post this, an anesthetic is applied to numb the affected area and prevent any pain. A microblade with approximately 10-12 microneedles is then used to delicately tattoo the brow surface with featherlight strokes, applying a medically-safe pigment just below the epidermis. Once the initial layer of the desired eyebrow shape is in place, a final layer of pigment will be added and a mask is left on to help absorb and set the color.
Caring For Your New Brows
If you’ve been diligent in your research and patient through your microblading procedure, don’t waste all that by not being thorough with the after-care instructions. While your esthetician will give you detailed information about how to care for your new brows, generally, you should avoid washing your eyebrows immediately after the treatment to help preserve the pigment. However, if your eyebrows do get wet, gently pat them dry with a tissue. Keep your hands to yourself even if you feel the need to constantly pick on your eyebrows to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment. You can apply a very small amount of coconut or rosehip oil to soothe the brows.
Ensure your showers are short and steam-free and don’t forget to apply a thin layer of a moisturizing cream with a cotton swab to your eyebrows after. Avoid strenuous physical activities, swimming, and saunas for at least 10 days post the procedure. It is also recommended to avoid facials, botox or peels (for at least 4 weeks). Ensure you use sunglasses and hats before you step out and as far as possible, avoid direct sun exposure for at least a week. Don’t forget to also apply a layer of sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when exposing yourself to sunlight. Just to be on the safe side, don’t wear any make-up or apply any skincare products on your brows until the affected area has been healed.
Don’t Avoid Touch-ups
Immediately after the treatment, the treated area may be slightly red and the color may appear slightly dark; however, that’s normal because the pigment has not yet been fully absorbed. Over the next 3-4 weeks, the color will begin to fade as the pigment begins to gradually soften. When this happens, expect a certain amount of flakiness or dryness while the pigmentation slightly fades causing your brows to look extra light. This is just the skin’s way of healing from the inside. Don’t be alarmed that the color is already wearing off; it’s just a way for any excess pigment to naturally shed from your eyebrows.
Once all the extra pigment wears off, you will be able to enjoy your new, lush and natural looking eyebrows uninterruptedly, for at least 4 weeks, after which you will have to show up for your first touch up session. This is to ensure that no scar damage has occurred and also to fill in any areas that were missed in the initial session.
In addition, pigment color may need to be readjusted so it can be retained for a longer time and more strokes may be required to increase the brow thickness. Because every individual’s skin varies, the color retention within the skin will vary as well. So while one may not require another touch-up session up until 18 months later, some others may have to show up for one less than a year after the initial treatment.
What You Need To Know About Microblading
While this is a safe and minimally-invasive procedure, pre-existing conditions need to be taken into account in some cases. Women who are breastfeeding can undergo the procedure but will not be able to utilize the anaesthetic. A doctor’s note will be required for anyone with serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy or autoimmune, circulatory and bleeding disorders. There is a waiting period if you are currently taking strong retinoids (6 months), have recently undergone Botox (2 months), waxing (3 days) or a chemical peel (2 weeks). For some other medical conditions, microblading is downright prohibited. Case in point, those who are pregnant, diabetic or taking blood thinning medication.
For those who have sparse brows that require constant filling in with powders, gels, and waxes, microblading is practically magic. Once you’ve made up your mind to go through with it, don’t take it lightly. Be sure to do your research when looking for the right salon with a licensed esthetician. Take your time to understand the procedure and ask the right questions. Enough emphasis cannot be placed on the importance of following post-care instructions. Experienced brow technicians are sure to do their job with care and detail but if you’re not satisfied with your results right off the bat, do vocalize that so all the discrepancies can be dealt with during the touch-up session. As far as maintenance goes, microbladed brows will eventually fade away if regular touch-ups are avoided. All of this may sound like a lot of grunt work but it’s sure to pay off when you see the reflection of strong, bold natural looking brows staring right back at you in the mirror.
To learn more about microblading or to set up an appointment with Middle East’s top brow bar, contact us at https://browz.group/contact-us/.
Chloe is one of our BROWZ “Originals”, she has a wealth of experience in the industry having opened her own salon in the UK at the tender age of 17 before moving to Dubai. An international trainer & brow guru Chloe regularly sharpens her skills and continues to take courses worldwide, enhancing her professional development. She also specialised in Semi Permanent Eyeliner and Lip Blush offering every variation to these sought after treatments. Chloe includes Microblading in her repertoire developing our popular style, natural and fluffy!
Chloe is often referred to as the ‘Brow Queen’ by her loyal clients and has featured in a plethora of magazines such as:
Emirates Woman, Grazia ME and OK magazine.
‘Whether it be natural, glamorous or understated Semi Permanent Make-up you are after, I can help! I have a wealth of experience in creating the perfect look just for you.’
Raveena a European & UAE Hospitality Graduate originally commenced her career within the luxury 5 star hotels of Dubai.
Working with brands such as EMAAR & Jumeriah with prestige properties such as the iconic Burj Al Arab Raveena excels in a flawless guest journey for those visiting BROWZ
Utilizing her hospitality background with her training & accreditations in Beauty Raveena is testament of the flawless service you can undoubtfully find at BROWZ Dubai. Having trained at the global headquarters of HD Brows in the UK while also holding a qualification in make-up artistry.
Specializing in HD Brows and lash and brow lifting Raveena will magically transform & enhance your facial features while ensuring all her guests are totally at ease.
As the first Salon in the Middle East to launch the global trend of High Definition Brows guests visiting Raveena will see why we are so in demand & have a long waiting list!
After many years working in spas Rebecca decided to expand her knowledge and moved into a salon environment where she found her passion for eyebrows. With a natural talent for transforming brows to enhance the natural features of her clients faces Rebecca landed the opportunity to work with the globally famous High Definition Eyebrow brand. Based at their Notting hill flagship store in London Rebecca excelled in her eyebrow talent having had a large base of VIPs & celebrity clients.
It was this success that inspired Rebecca to further grow her skills while also taking an opportunity to work internationally. It was this vision that brought her to Dubai and join the professional team of artists at BROWZ.
Being the number one brow bar in the UAE drove Rebecca to secure a position within the BROWZ team while also expand her skills in the art of semi-permanent make-up and microblading of eyebrows.
A sought after artist Rebecca not only offers the very best in treatment techniques but is a encyclopaedia of knowledge on beauty and wellness tips offering a complete “holistic approach”.
Simona originally hailing from Lithuania takes her talent in Microblading and Ombre to BROWZ. Holding an accolade of awards and certificates for her masterpiece creations.
With qualifications spanning from Professional Make-up Artistry, Arabic Fashion to a host of Eyelash Extension Credentials.
Simona works with her guests to achieve their dream brows with her skill and natural flair.
It was Simona’s artistic drive that progressed her into Microblading holding the Phi Brows certification.
Simona passion for Make-up & all things beauty is clearly visible on interacting with her and her innate ability to completely make her guests feel at ease & comfortable while she wows them with her work.
Award Winning Professional with over 13 years experience in the Beauty & Aesthetic industry. Entrepreneurial, intelligent & hardworking therapist who works under own initiative but also as part of a team. Professional at all times & welcomes new challenges. The 2015 winner of Beauty Therapist of the Year UK for English Beauty Awards.
Carla’s Awards & Accolades Range From:
– NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy
– Diploma Of Excellence Cosmetic Tattooing and Semi Permanent Makeup FTGLTD
– LVL lash Enhance & Theory NOVEAU LASH GROUP Accredited
– High Definition Brows Artist Accredited
BROWZ Resident lash and Brow Artist Carla brings to our studio her wealth of experience and passion for the beauty industry. Daily you can find Carla designing, perfecting & transforming eyebrows with her flair for the globally famous High Definition Brows technique and Ombre Brows.
HD Brows is a unique and revolutionary treatment that will transform your eyebrows into the perfect shape, enhancing your facial structure dramatically.
It is the quickest way to magically transform your face. Using a Brow mapping technique that will help us decide the perfect brow for you.
Ombre Brows is a Semi Permanent Powdered Technique for clients who prefer fuller result than hair strokes but still very soft.
The tails of the brow are darker and fade into a light beginning to the brow, giving a perfect Ombre makeup affect.
Recently added to her host of credentials Carla now offers effective removal of old pigmentation work. Treatments are fast, effective yet gentle on the skin with limited downtime after each session.
Carla looks forward to welcoming clients to BROWZ for a consultation to discuss the best option to achieve their beauty requirements.
Kersti originally hailing from Finland is the BROWZ team Swiss Color Accredited Trainer who worked in Europe as both a top SPM artist & trainer championing the highest standards in Semi Permanent Make-up technique.
Swiss Color® is a Swiss global brand with expertise in micro pigments for permanent make up and microblading.
Specialising in Microblading, Beauty Spot, Eye liner & Lip Blush Kersti is incredibly talented with her art of precision evident in all her semi permanent make-up results. Kersti also offers more advanced treatments such as Scalp Trico pigmentation, facial Meso Collagen Boost and Scar/Stretch mark removal. Fluent in 5 different languages Kersti can communicate to ensure all guest expectations are clearly understood & executed.
With her passion for travel Kersti spent many years as a Flight Attendant travelling the globe whereby she educated herself on the style techniques trending across the continents brings to BROWZ a wealth of knowledge & experience elevating the already exceptional team we have in place.
Our Artist Alina comes to Dubai from Ukraine. Speaking 3 different languages including Russian with an education in Law and nursing Alina has found her passion in the beauty industry.
Crazy about lashes and brows with a keen eye for detail, steady hand and artistic flair Alina can create the most wonderful beauty enhancements. Alina’s skills range from treatments such as Microblading, Eyelash Extensions, HD and Henna brows, Lash Lifting while she recently introduced the latest in beauty trends “Brow Lift” (known as lamination) to her host of skills.
Alina looks forward to welcoming new clients to BROWZ and creating wonderful experiences for all her guests.
Originating from Aberdeen in Scotland Danielle brings to BROWZ a wealth of experience. Having worked in many of the top beauty salons across the North of Scotland Danielle holds NVQ beauty qualifications among various diplomas in International Skincare brands such as ESPA.
Joining BROWZ as our skincare expert Danielle offers guests a bespoke skincare consultation whereby she supports guests to choose the most effective skincare for their skin concerns. Danielle uses her vast knowledge to educate on how to incorporate these results driven products into a daily routine.
Specialising in more advanced treatments such as Scar Removal and Meso Collagen Boost Facial guests can achieve their dream skin with the support of a full bespoke program. Also a lash Artist Danielle offers our grooming clients her first hand expertise in lash lifting the most recent concept in enhancing and elongating Eyelashes.
Visit Danielle today for your FREE consultation & more information.
Nancy our Senior Lash Artist has spent the last 10 years working with the Middle East ladies in various luxury salons across Bahrain & Dubai. A passionate and creative Professional Lash Artist she has a proven track record of show-stopping results.
Qualified in many aspects of beauty therapist Nancy has spent almost 20 years in the industry and can anticipate her guests needs & deliver accordingly.
I wish to become one of the most sought-after artists in my field of expertise is Nancy’s dream and she welcomes ladies to book their Eyelash services with her & experience the amazing results this treatment has to offer.