We all have kicked ourselves for over-tweezing our eyebrows during our younger years. If like us, you have done the same at some point, do not stress! The ever changing and reinventing medical and beauty industry will have a solution for you. It’s a bit confusing as to when thicker eyebrows started making their come back, but thankfully they are here and hopefully to stay.
The London Cosmetic Clinic is happy to introduce mechanical microblading at our premises in Central London.
The development of microblading has grown tremendously and has become a preferred treatment in the cosmetic and beauty industry.
Individual and customised applications are designed for every patient and the results are a convenient ‘quick fix’ with long lasting results, appropriate for today’s busy life styles.
There are various techniques and brow enhancing treatments available. Many are very similar and may be referred to by different names e.g microblading; semi-permanent make-up; micro pigmentation; pmu etc
Here at The london Cosmetic Clinic we use a method called mechanical microblading. This is a combination of microblading and micro pigmentation (often referred to as the same technique). Natural looking pigment, especially developed for cosmetic and medical purposes, are deposited by a single needle below the epidermal/dermal junction of the skin. This is managed with a hand-held machine, much like a tattoo pen to achieve realistic hair strokes or misty finishes that can last for 12-18 months.
The technique and equipment used in microblading, a form of semi-permanent make-up and micro pigmentation, is very different than the technique and equipment used in permanent tattooing. Microblading makes use of a bladed pen or electric machine to create either hair-like strokes or misty eyebrows. This method is know as mechanical microblading- the method we at The London Cosmetic Clinic use to create our beautiful brow enhancements. Permanent tattooing makes use of pigments that contain carbon and is deposited into the middle layer of the skin known as the dermis. This can often lead to a change in colour, a permanent fixture on the brows and sometimes a bit of scarring.
The mechanical microblading; semi-permanent make-up; micro pigmentation are much more superficial treatments than the more permanent tattooing. The pigment is deposited into the border between the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) and the dermis (middle layer of the skin). For this reason, pigment may migrate to the surface and exfoliate away requiring either a top up session or a colour boost when needed.
Semi-permanent make-up, or mechanical microblading, or micro pigmentation also make use of much more natural shades of colour. The natural pigments used do not easily change colour in the skin, like the permanent tattooing, and the colours tend to fade into lighter shades of the original colour or fade away completely. This prevents the oxidation process of inks causing them to turn blue or red with time.
The mechanical microblading; semi-permanent make-up; micro pigmentation methods are extremely popular amongst our male and female patients. This is due to the natural brow enhancements created and the low risk associated with this treatment. The pigments fade or fade away between 12-18 months and there are various factors associated with the length of retention of the colour, but generally most patients tend to come back for a colour boost at these times.
All patients will require a complimentary consultation with our Aesthetic Therapist at the clinic. She will go through your medical history with you, discuss your concerns and needs and perform a patch test before making your booking.
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Mechanical microblading is the process of applying micro insertions of pigment into the epidermal/dermal layer of the skin.
Mechanical microblading is also referred to as:
Eyebrow enhancements- If you have little or no eyebrow hair or would like to perfect the shape of your eyebrows, creating a youthful lift to the eye area that emphasises your eyes, this if the treatment for you. Taking your face shape and colouring into consideration, this technique is achieved using fine hair strokes by hair simulation or a subtle colour mist infusion.
• Men and women who have to look their best at all times
• Anyone who desires freedom from daily make-up application
• Busy people with little time to apply make-up
• Anyone with allergies to conventional make-up
• Those unable to apply make-up due to physical conditions
• Alopecia and Chemotherapy sufferers
• People with sparse or no eyebrows/eyelashes
• Those seeking to correct asymmetrical facial features
• Accident victims which has resulted in scarring or asymmetry
• Burn survivors
• People with scarring due to surgery
• Hypo-pigmented skin
• Hair loss.
Your treatment begins with a sensitivity test and consultation to discuss the range of designs, shapes and colours available to best suit you.
Your Therapist will then create your look in conventional make-up. You can try different looks and colours until you are happy with the effect that is created for you.
Only then does the pigment infusion process take place- achieved using the Cosmedic® Device and medical grade pigments, which meet all European health and safety requirements.
Immediately after the infusion process your enhancement will display mild redness and swelling which may last for up to 48 hours.
The enhancement will be a darker shade that desired for approximately 1 week- gradually fading to a result which lasts for years. A complete, detailed after care regime will be given to you on the day of your procedure.
A follow up session is available 1 month later, paying particular attention to fine detail and colouring. This session is included in the initial price.
A colour boost session is recommended between 12-15 months after the follow up session to maintain your desired result and enhancement.
Prior to your mechanical microblading procedure think about the look that you wish to achieve. As experts in the field of colour analysis and makeovers, we ensure that the correct colours and styles are chosen for you, however you are part of the decision-making process. *A little tip- fashion changes so it’s best to enhance your natural features.
Mechanical microblading enhancements normally require multiple application sessions. To achieve the best results you may be required to return for a complimentary tune-up procedure between 4 and 12 weeks after the initial application.
Be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become softer as the skin heals. This process can take up to 14 days.
A numbing agent is used prior and during the procedure to ensure your utmost comfort, however very sensitive patients might find the procedure uncomfortable and must be prepared to “override” the discomfort. They might find the level of discomfort as: The eyebrows are rated as 2-3 out of 10.
The treatment duration is usually between 2hours-2.5hours depending on the area being treated. With 1-1.5hours scheduled for the control or refill procedure.
Inconsistent colour may occur once the skin has healed. Control or refill procedures are generally required and must be done between 4-12 weeks after the initial procedure. This is regarded as 1 refill and is included in the initial price.
Immediately after the procedure the enhancement can be 30% darker than the desired result.
Colour boost procedures are advised 12-18 months after your refill or control procedure. This ensures the enhancement keeps its optimum quality. SPF 30 is recommended to prevent the enhancement from fading in the sun. The pigments are not permanent and will fade over time. One cannot guarantee the life of a procedure.
Mieke is very accommodating with my appointments as I have a very busy schedule (sometimes having to come on my lunch time!) I can honestly say that I look forward to each visit. I have put my trust in her and it has truly payed off, definitely the best decision I have made in a very long time! Thank you Mieke!
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