Q.WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
It’s the most popular form of permanent cosmetics whereby individual hair strokes are created in the brows by implanting high-quality pigments using specialist tools. These natural-looking hair strokes are so fine, they mimic real hairs perfectly for ultra-realistic, beautifully defined brows.
Q.WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKE-UP?
Permanent makeup is a cutting edge aesthetic treatment for men and women which employs the latest techniques to achieve lasting colour or definition, most frequently on the brows, lashes and lips. This is done by inserting cosmetic pigments into the dermis layer of the skin. Also known as Microblading, Micro-Pigmentation, Brow Embroidery, and Cosmetic Tattooing.
Q.HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?
For brows, up to 18 months. For eyeliner, three to five years. Hair color, skin type, after-care, and lifestyle also affect longevity of the results. Occasional touch-ups are a way to refresh the results. Done correctly, the treatments do not change color and fade naturally away with time. For areas such as brows, this allows future flexibility with shape, as standards of beauty change. Please note even if not visible to the eye, there will always be vestigial pigment permanently embedded in the skin.
We offer discounted colour boost rates from 6 – 18 months after the initial treatment. It is important to remember that permanent make-up is a “low” not a “no” maintenance treatment.
Q. IS IT PAINFUL?
To greatly reduce any discomfort, we numb the procedure location with very effective topical anaesthetic before the semi-permanent cosmetic treatment begins. Most people will feel nothing at all, while a few feel a slight, prickly sensation. Also, the needles we use are so fine that trauma is kept to an absolute minimum and there is no bleeding.
Q.IS IT SAFE?
A.All our K.B Pro pigments are produced from pharmaceutical grade ingredients and are manufactured under very strict European guidelines that govern their production and sterilisation. You can always trust that the pigments are made from the highest quality ingredients and to the highest standards.
In addition, all our tools are single-use and discarded after the treatment. Our specialists are highly trained and experienced professionals.
Q. HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Treatment times vary depending on how advanced or detailed the required result is. Although some treatments may take as little as 1 hour, you should set aside 2-3 hours for your appointment.
A second appointment to review the final healed colour is included in the price. This usually takes place around 4 -6 weeks after the initial treatment and takes around 1-1.5hour .
Q. Will IT LOOK NATURAL?
Yes, the healed result will look very natural indeed. Take a look through the portfolio images and you will see that the results can be tailored to whatever look, colour tone or strength best suits you.
Q. HOW WILL IT LOOK WHEN IT'S FINISHED?
You should be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the treatment. This will subside and become lighter as the skin heals. This softens in 3-4 days and process can take up to 10 days.
Q. WILL MY EYES SWELL A LOT AFTER EYELINER TREATMENT?
Swelling is relatively minimal and usually occurs for up to 12 to 24 hours after the treatment. Ice packs can be used to minimise this.
Q. CAN I WEAR MAKE-UP AFTER THE TREATMENT?
You can wear mineral cosmetics immediately after the treatment, however, you need to wait until the treatment area has healed before wearing traditional cosmetics. If you have had an eye treatment, a new mascara is recommended.
Q. WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
There is no downtime, however the brow will take about one week to fully heal. The brow will soften in color by up to 40-50%. During this period, after-care procedures should be carefully followed.
We will provide you with aftercare instructions and a special aftercare balm for after your treatment. Looking after your permanent cosmetics as it heals is not difficult or time consuming –all you will need to do is follow our simple steps.
Q. SHOULD I BRING MY BROW PENCIL?
Yes, it can be useful to see what colour tones you have been using for your brows.
Q. IS THERE ANYTHING I WILL NEED TO AVIOD AFTER THE TREATMENT?
We recommend that you do not apply make-up, expose the skin to extreme heat, cold or moisture, kiss, apply certain petroleum-based ointments etc immediately after your treatment. We will explain these requirements in full and provide you a printed copy of these aftercare requirements.
Q. I DON'T LIVE IN London AND CANNOT RETURN WITHIN 12 WEEKS FOR THE RETOUCH SESSION, HOW WILL THIS AFFECT RESULTS?
Some of our tourist clients do not have the flexibility to return within 12 weeks for the retouch session. Please come in for a consultation and we can assess on a case-by-case basis.