Our microblading procedure is a semi-permanent technique used to enhance or fully reconstruct eyebrows. This is done by implanting pigment into the dermis of the skin giving a natural, final look.
Microblading (also known as eyebrow embroidery or permanent makeup eyebrows) can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrows. It is excellent for individuals who want to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age or over-tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow colour. Skin tone is also taken into consideration. This technique is recommended for dry to normal skin only. Eyebrows always heal 60-80% lighter.
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Microshading is an advanced semi-permanent technique that adds density and color to eyebrows, giving a make-up look. It can be combined with microblading for clients with oily skin for a natural look or for clients with little to no hair who want fuller eyebrows.
Powder brows is microshading only. A needle and a machine insert pigments into the top layer of the dermis to create microdots which a powdery effect on the eyebrows. This technique is suitable for all skin types. It has great retention and requires less touch ups. Eyebrows heal 80-90% lighter.
Microblading procedures conducted at the Medi spa our are painless. This is because we have our different methods of numbing using lidocaine as a base. Lidocaine injection numbs the skin almost immediately. The skin around the eyebrows remains numb for up to 2 hours.
Topical lidocaine cream can be used to numb the skin. It is applied 45 minutes before the procedure and lasts for the same period of time.
Secondary lidocaine gel/spray – Once the first step of microblading and microshading is completed, the numbing gel is applied on the broken skin and left for 2-5 minutes to numb the skin further, reducing bleeding and swelling.
After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal but will gradually subside.
For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 1.5-2 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval. This is followed with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, the procedure begins.
We use the LI organic pigments. 3 to 4 pigments are mixed to create the perfect blend for each individual client. A client’s natural skin complexion, hair color and undertone help determine the pigments to be used.
A modifier is always added to the blend to make sure the eyebrows heal in the right shade and maintain the color for the 2-3 years duration. We also use a pigment seal to ensure maximum retention once the eyebrows heal. Modifiers can also be used to color correct previous semi-permanent procedures done elsewhere that changed color after healing or aging.
We use stainless steel u and slanted blades for microblading. For microshading we have different needles 1R, 3R and 5R that we use.
For microblading we use a handheld tool to attach the blade and create hair like strokes whereas for microshading we use an electrical/battery powered machine to create the microdots.
The technician uses your natural eyebrow and face shape. You will have a few minutes to look at the shape, share with friends and ask for feedback. Once you are content, the procedure begins.
The technician offers a patch test to test for any allergic reaction to the products used during the procedure. This is observed for 72 hours and reviewed after that.
We are a medispa which means it is a spa run by a doctor so we have the highest standards of sanitation to avoid cross contamination. We use new consumables for every client and Sanitize the reusable tools then cover them properly during the procedure.
Our artist has a blood borne pathogen certificate and has been trained and certified for microblading and microshading in South Africa. The artist and client are fully protected during the procedure.
We have an inhouse doctor, nurse and clinical officer to support every client during the healing process.
It takes approximately 2 weeks for the eyebrows to heal. If one follows the aftercare instructions the healing process will be bearable. On the first day one can see instant results. On day 2-5 the eyebrows get darker as the scabs’ form.
Day 6-14 the scabs start falling off naturally. On day 14-28 eyebrows look lighter as the new skin is exposed but pigment resurfaces gradually. It can take up to 8 weeks for pigment to fully resurface especially on darker complexion. During this time one can fill in eyebrows until pigment resurfaces, if need be.
Internal factors like skin types, genetic disorders can affect how the eyebrows heal.
External factors like UV rays, environment can also affect how the eyebrows heal.
Mechanical factors like lifestyle can also affect how the eyebrows heal.
It is advisable to book a consultation before the procedure to know what technique is suitable for you, do a patch test and understand all pre and post procedure instructions.
Microblading/microshading is a two-part process. The second session is done after 2 months to perfect the eyebrows by filling any missing gaps, making the eyebrows darker and enhancing the shape if possible. A yearly color boost is recommended thereafter to maintain the eyebrows.
Microblading only is KES 25,000, Microblading and microshading is KES 35,000, Microshading only/powder brows is KES 30,000 all charges inclusive of the touch up after 2 months.
To book an appointment one can visit us at 14 Riverside Drive, Grosvenor Building 6th floor at The Source Medispa. One may also contact us on our Instagram and Facebook handle microblading_thesourcemedispa or call/text/WhatsApp us at 0701144000 or 0710433615. A non-refundable deposit of KES 5,000 is required to book the appointment, the balance will be paid after the session.
There are few things one needs to avoid before the procedure like alcohol, coffee and painkillers. One should disclose any health conditions or allergies they have. Microblading/microshading is also not recommended for expectant, breastfeeding and keloid prone clients.
After the procedure, the client is only allowed to wash the eyebrows on day 1. For the next 13 days one should avoid getting the eyebrows in contact with water, steam, sweat or any other products apart from the provided ointment. The client should also let the scabs fall naturally and avoid picking them.
Microblading only lasts for 1.5-2 years. Microblading combined with microshading lasts up to 2 years. Microshading only/powder brows lasts up to 3 years.
Kindly use the razor in your aftercare kit to trim the hair outside the shape during the first 4 weeks. Once they fully heal you can come in for a laser treatment to permanently remove the unwanted hair or just tweeze/wax/thread.
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