Suzie is an expert in microblading, with over 10 years experience and WORLD-WIDE training! She will be sure to put you at ease, and take time with you to give you the eyebrows of your dreams!
Before booking your Microblading in Ipswich, you might have a few questions! Suzie Harris at Image Beauty offers a FREE consultation at our award-winning salon so you can ask any questions.
Here we answer some frequently asked questions, so you'll know a bit about the process, the benefits and if you're suitable for Microblading.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is an enhancement technique for perfectly sculpted brows. It is considered semi-permanent makeup that only trained technicians can carry out.
Your technician will use a handheld tool with a fine blade of needles. The tiny needles will deposit your required level of pigment into the skin, creating a natural-looking brow shape, thickness and colour.
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How to prepare for microblading
Preparing for a Microblading session is super simple!
- Always choose a reputable Microblading studio like Image Beauty Salon.
- You should speak to your doctor and Suzie if you need to take aspirin, ibuprofen or other blood-thinning medications. Blood thinners can lengthen the bleeding after the procedure.
- Avoid drinking alcohol or excessive caffeine for 24 hours before and after your appointment - this helps reduce the bleeding.
- Sun exposure and tanning are to be avoided for a week before and after the Microblading session, as this can change the colour and slow the healing process.
- Make sure to arrive with clean skin, although your eyebrows will be prepared by Suzie ahead of the Microblading.
- Make sure to have a consultation before booking an appointment so you can chat with Suzie. You can discuss worries, allergies, medical conditions and general lifestyle things that may impact your experience.
Do Microblading results look natural?
Suzie is an expert in microblading and specialises in making her microblading look super natural! Even if you have no hair, the microblading will mimic hair strokes so it looks like you do!
What can I expect at my appointment?
Microblading is fast becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, but knowing what you can expect during the procedure is essential. With Image Beauty, our specialist brow technician Suzie will ensure you are well-prepared.
Here are a couple of things to expect during your Microblading procedure.
- Suzie will discuss what to expect and what you wish regarding colour and shape. You'll be consulted about allergies and medical conditions, and they'll look at your natural brows to see what suits you best.
- Your new eyebrow shape will be drawn with a specialist tool. The customised profile considers your natural brow shape - so you end up with a beautiful, natural-looking brow.
- The Microblading will consist of a handheld tool with small strokes to create natural-looking hair lines on the skin. Suzie will expertly place the strokes to follow the natural growth pattern of your eyebrow hair. After each stroke, the pigment will be applied to the area to ensure the colour is consistent and even.
- All excess pigment is carefully wiped away, and you will be able to see the progress of the brow.
- Once Suzie is finished, she will talk you through some aftercare instructions; you will need to buy some healing balm to ensure a fast healing process.
The Microblading procedure takes up to 1 hour 15 to complete, and afterwards, there may be some swelling and redness that usually goes after 1 hour.
How long does Microblading last?
Microblading is semi-permanent, meaning that it will fade over time. But you can book top-ups when you need them. There are a couple of things that can change the length of time that your Microblading will last.
Usually, you can expect Microbladed eyebrows to last between 1-3 years. However, to ensure they look fresh and well-maintained, you might be better off getting touch-ups and maintenance every 6-12 months following your final appointment.
Here are some things that can affect how long Microblading last:
- People with oily skin experience quicker fading than those with normal to dry skin.
- If you often use tanning beds or spend a lot of time in the sun, this may fade the pigment quickly. This is why SPF is recommended over your brows.
- With the proper aftercare, such as no picking or disturbing the scabs and following the instructions from your technician, you will extend the life of your Microblading.
- Your skincare routine will also impact your brows' longevity- some acids, chemical peels, and exfoliants will fade the pigment more quickly.
What are the prices?
How Much Does Microblading Cost?
Here at Image Beauty Salon Ipswich, we have straight forward pricing, so you will always know what your session will cost.
You can book a FREE consultation to discuss what you'd like; this can be ahead of the appointment or on the day. (patch test required before the day)
- Microblading £195
- Follow-up appointment £75
- Third appointment £50
- Microblading over two years £195
- Microblading retouch six months & under £100
- Microblading retouch 6-9 months £150
- Microblading retouch 9-12 months £170
- Microblading retouch over 12 months £180
- Shading Microblading add on £15.50
- Eyeliner £250
- Combined Eyebrow / Eyeliner £395
- Combined eyebrow/eyeliner/lip colour £550
- Beauty Spot £60
Is it Microblading painful?
Most people who have Microblading done would describe the procedure as uncomfortable but not necessarily painful. The sensation is often described as a slight stinging or scratching sensation. Some pressure is also applied to the brows, which can be felt.
Following the procedure, there may be some redness in the area and some swelling, too - however, these symptoms are usually gone completely within 24 hours.
Is Microblading the same as a tattoo?
Tattooing and Microblading are similar, but there are some significant differences. Traditional tattooing and Microblading use different guns, and the ink depth is different too.
For Microblading, a specialised tool for creating fine hair-like strokes is used, and the pigment only goes to the upper layers of the skin. This is why Microblading is considered to be a semi-permanent result.
Traditional tattoo guns push the pigment deep into the skin and are designed to last a lifetime.
Who can't have the treatment?
While Microblading is safe for many people, there are a few exceptions - it is always worth calling the salon and having a chat, though, if you are in any doubt.
The following candidates are not suitable for Microblading:
- People who have allergies to any of the pigments used in Microblading - sometimes this may not be known in advance.
- People with skin conditions or open wounds, sunburn, psoriasis or eczema. Always wait until your skin is fully healed before booking an appointment.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women, as the hormonal changes can impact the healing process and impact the pigment.
- Certain medical conditions and medications cause excessive bleeding, skin diseases, and autoimmune disorders. Acne medication and blood thinners are two common medications that can cause scarring and bleeding.