Imagine waking up every day looking as good as you did the night before, and imagine the free time you will have by not applying make-up daily.
Microblading is a great way to get the best brows you’ve ever had, but microblading Edinburgh will be able to make them look natural. It’s also a lot cheaper than micro-stroking and gets better results!
Microblading, the treatment all the celebrities are talking about to achieve the ultimate brow game experience. At Skin n Tonic Aesthetics we offer this incredibly popular technique as an alternative to traditional eyebrow tattoos to give you those natural, fuller-looking brows you’ve been dreaming of. We can also tell you if your skin is suitable and offer a semi-permanent make-up alternative with machine brows.
Microblading – £189 (without a Top Up)
Microblading – £275 (including Top Up)
We always include a consultation and patch test . Just £25 deposit is required
What is Microblading?
Microblading is essentially the form of a tattoo, but unlike a regular tattoo, the lines are created with the aid of a hand-held blade rather than a machine to design and create the desired shape for the individual client. The result of this technique is that the colour pigment that is used penetrates far less deeply into the layers of the skin. This in turn means that the results of microblading can last between 12-24 months before needing to be topped up again.
The fine edge of the blades used allows our skilled technician to mimic the look and direction of natural brow hair, allowing clients to harness the perfect brow with zero makeup or time and effort. It is a treatment that can totally transform your face and frame your eyes beautifully, and because of this, it’s easy to see why it is becoming a must-have treatment. Many of our clients have either lost their eyebrow hair naturally with ageing, suffer with over-plucked brows that won’t grow back or simply have a natural shape that they are unhappy with.
Microblading is the treatment for anyone who is fed up of drawing on their brows on every day and struggling to make them look even and natural. It is a treatment for people who are wanting natural results and more defined brows on a more permanent basis and don’t want to spend hours trying to create brows they are happy with. This includes anyone with sparse, over-plucked, uneven or simply misshapen brows. We also frequently treat clients who suffer with medical conditions such as alopecia which affects brows. Clients may have lost the hair or they may find hair has thinned and in these cases microblading can totally transform their face instantly and give them their confidence back.
Our Microblading Treatment Edinburgh is split into two separate appointments which are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The reason you need to come back after this duration is because your skin needs time to heal – during the healing process some of the pigment may be pushed out of the skin naturally and your second appointment will ensure that we can correct any changes and make sure you leave with your desired result.
Before & After pictures
Eyebrow Microblading FAQ’s
Who is NOT a suitable candidate for Microblading?
1- Pregnant Or Breastfeeding
2 -Keloid Scars we do not want to touch keloids because they may have scar tissue built up beneath the skin and do not want to take the risk of cutting that area of the skin.
3 -Autoimmune Diseases -Due to your compromised skin health.
4- On Blood Thinner Or Have Bleeding Disorders. Pinpoint bleeding is normal, whereas excessive bleeding is not. If you are on blood thinners this could allow you to bleed too much which will make it more difficult to implant the pigment into the skin. The pigment will be pushed out and the microblading process will be very difficult to achieve.
5- Accutane Within the last year extremely thins the top layer of your skin. We want your skin to be at its normal healthy self during microblading and also so it can heal properly.
6- If you’ve gotten botox near your brow area it is best to wait 2 weeks before getting microblading because that is when the injected substances have fully settled on the facial muscles.
7- Stop Retinol/Retina 1 Week Prior. If used too close to the procedure date then this may allow your brows to fade quicker which we do not want!
8- Sunburnt Or Have Dermatitis. You must be completely healed from both of these before your appointment because if not then your skin will flake, resulting in loss of pigment from microblading.
9- Allergic To Nickel, Lidocaine, Epinephrine. We use a tiny blade made of nickel that cuts the skin so we do not want you having an allergic reaction during the procedure. Also, the numbing agents we use contain both lidocaine and epinephrine so we do not want you having a reaction to these either.
10- Trichotillomania (the compulsive pulling of body hair) can causes scar tissue in the skin to be prominent, which does not allow the colour to heal properly.
Below is a list of medical conditions that often cause skin irregularities, making microblading an unsuitable procedure for you:
WILL NEED DOCTOR’S NOTE IF:
– Diabetic: Your microblading may heal slower and may be more at risk for infection.
– Had chemotherapy within the last year: Your immune system is compromised.
–Taking seizure or other medication: Many medications have effects on the body so you will want to ask your doctor to make sure this is safe for you.
Unfortunately, pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading, leaving both you and me in an unfavourable situation.
SKIN CONDITIONS (FACE ONLY MOSTLY RELEVANT TO MICROBLADING AND NOT POWDER BROWS)
- Skin Complications – If you have skin that is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and therefore won’t hold the pigment well.
- Chronic Conditions – The same goes for conditions like chronic acne and rosacea. The inherent nature of this type of skin causes easy bleeding, which once again means your skin will not retain the colour very well and the intended effect of microblading. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look.
What about my skin type?
If your skin has large pores, specifically in the region of the eyebrows and forehead (aka the T-Zone), the colour will blur and result in a powdered look. Along similar lines, tattooed hair strokes will not lay properly on skin with deep wrinkles, which can make the overall look appear uneven. Moles, bumps, piercing, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain colour.
- Skin Type – If you have Fitzpatrick Skin type 1 (i.e., you are a redhead, have thin, translucent skin with light eyes), your skin is very likely to be hypersensitive and your skin will not be able to tolerate microblading well. The same applies if you just have generally very thin skin – it will bleed easily and not retain colour.
- Sunburn – If you are hoping to get microblading done but have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn, it’s best to wait until your skin has resumed its normal colour and wait until your skin has healed before booking in for a procedure.
I have had permanent makeup done before but I would like to change the shape and colour?
Previous Permanent Makeup – People who have previously had permanent makeup may want to change or fix what they have previously had done. Clients may have to consider laser removal prior to a procedure or ask the artist if they can work with their existing permanent makeup to incorporate the old design and colours into the new one. Always disclose if you’ve had previous permanent makeup so the artist can treat you accordingly.
How long does a Microblading appointment take?
As microblading is a form of tattoo, strict aftercare treatments need to be followed to ensure your treatment is as effective as it can be. Microblading appointments can last anywhere from 1- 1.5 hours depending on the client and the look they are wanting to achieve. As this is a semi-permanent procedure with long-lasting results we want to make sure we get it right for our clients and so we take time and care not to rush any of our microblading appointments.
Does Microblading hurt?
Whilst some discomfort and minimal pain can be felt, we take measures to ensure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible and will numb the treatment area before the procedure. The blade does not penetrate as deeply as a traditional tattoo and many clients do not find microblading as uncomfortable a procedure as a traditional tattoo because of this. However, discomfort and pain are totally individual to the client and many of our clients have experienced very little to no pain during this procedure.
How long does Microblading last?
Your new brows can last anywhere between 12- 24 months as long as you follow all your aftercare. Depending on how you want your brows to look, top-up appointments can be booked from as soon as 6 months up to 2 years.
When will I see the results of my Microblading treatment?
Immediately. Your new brows will be immediately noticeable, however, often at the very start, the colour is much darker than it fades over the coming weeks. Complete healing can take anything between 2-14 days and when you come back for your second appointment in 6 weeks we can correct any colour changes or lost pigment that has gone in the healing process
What aftercare do I need to consider?
As microblading is a form of tattoo, strict aftercare treatments need to be followed to ensure your treatment is as effective as it can be.
- It is important to apply the recommended cream to the treated area 2-3 times per day for the following week, or whenever the area feels dry. Keeping the area moisturised and soothed is important for colour retention and will minimise the chances of any pigment and colour is lost.
- Stay out of the sun where possible. If you must be out and about, wear a hat and lots of sunscreens to protect your new brows.
- Keep water off of your brows for at least 24 hours. After 24 hours you can wash your eyebrows with a cotton pad twice a day until they are fully healed.
- Do not use any facial creams, exfoliates, or harsh cleansers on your brows during the healing process as this will affect results and cause pigment to be lost.
- Normal activity can be resumed immediately, however, we recommend that heavy exercise such as intense gym sessions, aerobic dancing or weight lifting is delayed for approximately two to three days following the procedure to avoid sweat affecting the area.
- Your procedure will begin to oxidise immediately and during the next 3-4 days. This causes the pigment to become darker. Do not be alarmed, this dark colour will either flake off or fade back to the colour that was first implanted (during the 1st five minutes of the procedure).
- At around 10-14 days you may feel like your eyebrows have completely disappeared , this is due to the fresh collagen layer that has been created by the process of the procedure. This is temporary, so don’t panic, the hair strokes reappear again soon!
- Do not pick any scabs or dry areas that may form during the healing process, this may cause you to lose colour or damage your skin. Instead, apply some of the Recover All or Alternate aftercare is given to you by your therapist.
- Fading or loss of pigment may occur. Some flaking off of the pigment is normal on some skin types; however, there should be pigment under the skin where the original pigment has flaked off. If there is no pigment present, a touch up will be required to achieve lasting colour and this will be done in your 6 weeks follow up appointment.
- Over the next two to three weeks, the pigment intensity will lighten by as much as 80%. Ensure you have scheduled your top-up appointment as Microblading is a 2 stage treatment that will make sure faded areas are touched up and everything is healing properly.
- Judgement of your final results should be deferred until one month following the second top-up procedure.
The process involves the use of precision equipment that carefully deposits minuscule amounts of a natural hypoallergenic pigmentation into the first layer of the skin (called the epidermis) using a special technique originally developed for medical and then for beauty purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
“What should I avoid before the procedure?”
-Taking aspirin, ibuprofen or like medications for 1 week prior to appointment.
-Drinking excessive alcohol 24 hours prior to and after the procedure.
-Using Retin A/retinol/AHA skincare products close to eyebrows 2 weeks before and after.
-Getting Botox or fillers a minimum of 2 weeks prior.
*Discuss with your provider before stopping any medications.
“How long does the procedure take?”
Approximately 90 mins including your consultation
“How long does healing take?”
5-7 days. The Colour will be darker immediately after the procedure. The colour of the pigment will gradually soften.
“Does it hurt?”
Everyone has a different pain threshold, some clients describe it as similar to getting their eyebrows threaded. A medical graded topical anaesthetic cream is applied prior to the procedure.]When will I need my top-up? Answer (Your top-up appointment is usually 4-12 weeks after your first session of Microblading. Together we will choose the colour.
“Who is not ideal for the procedure?”
If you have large pores on your forehead, extremely oily skin, diabetes, graves disease, pregnancy, breastfeeding, history of keloids or vitiligo.