Many people come to me for Permanent Makeup and Microblading in preparation for a special occasion. Be it a wedding, a 50th birthday or even a holiday, it can be such a disappointment when they realise the timescales and steps involved in the procedure and how important these timings are to the success of the treatment.
So, to help avoid any future disappointments here is a step-by-step guide to give you an idea of the process and necessary timelines:
When you have chosen your technician, and please research this, it’s important that you do your due diligence and find someone with vast experience, great reviews and with the appropriate certificates, insurances and licenses. When you’re happy you’ve found someone you can trust you will need to book an appointment to meet them, anyone good will almost certainly have a waiting list for appointments.
At your consultation the technician will talk to you in more depth about what overall result you are hoping for and they will be paying special attention to anything you really DON’T want! They will check your natural brows, and may need you to remove your brow makeup (it’s worth taking this to show her how you currently draw your brows), they will also check your skin type and condition and ask you to complete forms that ask a lot of questions about your health and medical history. The technician will talk through the procedure with you and offer advise on the best colour and shape for your face.
This will be scheduled at least 48 hours after your consultation, to ensure you don’t get any reactions to the patch tests, and will last approximately 2 hours. It’s really important that you avoid direct sunshine/sunbeds for at least 2 weeks either side of your appointment as this can affect the pigment – so that’s at least one month where you must try and keep your diary free of holidays!
After your appointment it will take approximately 4 weeks for the area to heal and the true colour of your brows to show after the healing process is complete – useful to know if you are planning any big events!
Top up treatment
This is scheduled 4-6 weeks after your initial session of Microblading. During this treatment the therapist will touch up the brows and add in any hair strokes that have faded or disappeared. The usual healing process and timeline applies to this appointment – no holidays or big events for at least 2 weeks!
All in all it’s advisable to allow for approximately 10-12 weeks for completion of the full treatment. Your brows will look amazing straight away as you can see from my pictures but there may be some light scabbing and flaking for a few weeks after the treatments.
When planning your timelines and preparing for Microblading its worth remembering that most therapists will have a waiting list for treatments. Mine is approximately 2 months so you will need to factor this into your timings
Realistically, from first research to treatment completion you can expect 6 months.