At The Face Frame we are asked many different questions. If you have a question that isn't listed below, please feel free to contact us
What is microblading?
Microblading is a technique of the application of semi permanent makeup, whereby pigment is implanted into the skin to mimic hairs of the eyebrow.
Is microblading permanent or semi permanent?
The words used around microblading are interchangeable and lots of people are confused on whether it is permanent or semi permanent. It is permanent in a way that the makeup cannot be removed at the end of your day like the other cosmetics you apply to your face. But semi permanent in that the colour and definition slowly fades over time.
Who can have microblading?
Anyone who wants to look their best! It is a smudge-free and sweat-proof alternative to makeup for those on the go. It rebuilds shape, structure and fullness into those with thinning eyebrows. For some it replaces the lack of know-how to draw eyebrows with traditional makeup every day. And for others it can be seen as a confidence boost if they lack eyebrow hairs through a medical condition.
Can I book if I have had semi permanent makeup before?
Clear photographs of your eyebrows must be sent for us to assess whether we can work over your existing treatment.
Does the procedure hurt?
Every individual perceives pain differently. A topical anaesthetic can be applied to numb the skin. Most clients do not feel pain and instead describe the procedure as having a slight ‘scratchy’ feeling. Rachael will always check that you are comfortable throughout.
How long does the procedure take?
The appointment takes approximately 2 hours. This includes your consultation, pigment colour selection, brow mapping to draw out your new shape, and the microblading itself.
How long does treatment last?
Semi permanent makeup is purposely designed to fade over time so new brows can be designed with our ever changing face. The rate in which treatment fades has many factors, including lifestyle, skincare regime, skin type and sun exposure. Most clients desire a colour boost after 12-18 months and some prefer sooner.
Are my natural eyebrow hairs removed?
The tool used to implant pigment into the skin does not cut or remove your natural eyebrow hairs. However if you have some stray hairs which are long or sit outside of your beautiful new brows, these can be plucked or trimmed to neaten.
Are my natural eyebrow hairs dyed?
Your natural eyebrow hairs are not coloured during this treatment. If you usually tint your eyebrows you may continue to do so (after healing is complete).
Do I need some eyebrow hairs to have the treatment?
You do not need eyebrow hairs. We also work with alopecia and hair loss cases. However if you do have hairs, we recommend you do not remove them, so we can see how we may work with them.
Is there any ‘downtime’ after treatment?
The overall healing process takes 10-14 days to complete. Please note that during the healing process, your brows may initially be reddened or swollen, then over the next few days may become flaky, dry or patchy. We recommend that you do not get the treatment area wet, do not partake in heavy exercise which may make you perspire, and no use of steam rooms, saunas, swimming pools or sun exposure during the healing time.
I have had other facial aesthetics (including but not limited to; botulinum toxin injections/filler) in the treatment area. Can I book my semi permanent makeup procedure?
You must wait at least three months from your last facial aesthetics treatment or until it has worn off, before having a semi permanent makeup procedure. This is to ensure that the pigment is implanted in the correct position of your face in it's natural state. Semi permanent makeup lasts longer than temporary facial aesthetic treatments. You are able to have facial aesthetics after your brows have healed.
I have an illness/skin condition/I am taking medication and I am not sure if it will affect my treatment.
We ask you to disclose to us your medical history so we can advise you appropriately if semi permanent makeup is suitable for you.
Are your tools safe?
We only use sterile tools which are packaged individually and disposed of after your treatment (single-use).
Where is the clinic?
We are located at The Charterhouse Clinic, 98 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HL.
The clinic is in Central London and is easily accessible by transport. The nearest stations are Marylebone (National Rail), Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines), Edgware Road (Bakerloo, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City lines).