How experienced is Susie?
Susie has 20 years’ experience as a makeup artist and 7 years’ experience in semi-permanent makeup. She studied law with medicine at The University of Glasgow, and also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education. In permanent cosmetics, she trained in Harley Street, doing both ordinary and advanced courses, including removal, and para-medical tattooing to include areolae. She regularly attends CPD courses across the world.
Is a consultation required?
A full consultation will be carried out on the day of the treatment. This allows us to keep consultations free of charge. (If a patch test is required due to allergies, we can either send this out to for you to perform at home or you may come in and we can carry out a consultation and patch test together)
Is a deposit required?
Deposits are essential for every appointment taken. The minimum deposit amount is £50. This can be taken over the phone or paid in the clinic. Only after you have paid your deposit, will you receive an appointment. The reason for this is that it is a specialist, professional treatment, and our clinic is extremely busy therefore appointment times are very precious. Deposits will be refunded if over 48 hours’ notice is given of cancellation. Deposits will be lost if you cancel before 48 hours, or if you fail to disclose medical information that results in a refusal of treatment, or if you have previous work that you haven’t informed us about prior to appointment
Are my eyebrow hair removed?
Susie will enhance what you already have. A few hairs that are not in shape of the final treatment will be removed to achieve a perfected brow.
Will the procedure affect hair growth?
The hair will grow as normal and you will still require the normal maintenance. For example, waxing to keep the desired look.
What is the difference between manual and digital microblading?
Microblading is performed with a grouping or configuration of needles affixed to a handle to manually create lines that resemble real hair. Microblading is a traditional form of tattooing which has been used through the ages. Micropigmentation is performed with a pen style hand piece device powered by a machine and holds a cartridge needle which also has a configuration of needles. Both methods are implanted into the dermal layer of the skin resulting in both methods being under the umbrella of permanent cosmetics and achieving the same result. The end result is down to the skill of the practitioner.
Will my eyebrows be dark?
We would never use black pigment in any complexion as an eyebrow colour, no matter how dark your skin is. We can achieve dark colours by using a variety of other colours. Your brow colour will be chosen to suit you. Therefore it can be as light or as dark as you wish.
How will I know what it will look like?
We will draw the shape on first for you to approve and the full details of look will be discussed during your consultation to ensure that you are totally happy before the treatment commences
How would I know which colour suits me?
We work with you, discussing your preferences and making suggestions to help perfect your look. The colour is chosen based on the Fitzpatrick scale, in which Susie is fully trained. We cannot match to pencils or powders as they sit on the skin and not in the skin but by all means do show us what you use and we will take this in to account.
Is it painful?
You are pre-numbed for approximately 30 minutes before your procedure and we use anaesthetic throughout the procedure if required. so the pain is as minimal as possible. Every client is different. Most say that discomfort is minimal.
Is it safe?
Provided that the procedure is carried out by a properly qualified technician, yes.
Is it natural looking?
For those who want a natural look, yes it is. A more enhanced look can be created for those who are more comfortable with that. The choice is yours.
How long does the treatment take?
This will vary from client to client, however the average is 1.5-2 hours
How long will it last?
Everyone is different. It will depend on skin type, for example oily skins will not hold the colour as much as non-oily kinds. Other factors such as sun exposure, chemical peels and skin care routines are also relevant. You can expect it to last 6 months to 5 years. Annual touch ups are recommended.
Is there a chance of infection?
All of our equipment and surroundings are sterilized. Needles are single-use and sterile. Hygiene is our priority. What we can’t control is what happens once you leave the clinic. Aftercare guidelines are provided. Assuming you adhere to the guidelines, the risk is very small.
How long does it take to heal?
Surface healing is 7 – 10 days however it takes a minimum of 28 days to see the final result of your enhancement. Thinner skin will take longer to heal and therefore if you are slightly older it could up to 2 months.
What is the healing period like?
The healing process involves minimum discomfort and inconvenience. It is different for every individual and it is dependent on skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, you will heal differently to an individual with dry skin. You can expect slight flaky skin, itchiness, fading and patchiness (after the first session), this is all completely normal. The pigment can fade and re-surface again once it has settled in the skin (usually after 4 weeks).