What is Microblading and Feature touch brows?
Feather Touch is textured, natural & can breathe life back into abused brows. Also known as Hair Stroke brows, Microblading & Brow Embroidery this treatment uses a tiny row of needles to scratch carefully crafted lines into the skin to mimic natural hair growth. In your first session we will plan & lay the foundation for your new brows and over a series of sessions Feather Touch will be layered to achieve a natural effect.
We use the highest quality tools and pigments available internationally and tailor each brow to complement the client's face and to achieve symmetry and fullness without looking harsh or “tattooed”.
Before commencing the procedure a full consultation with the client to find out exactly what they would like to achieve with their brows. The clients face is measured correctly to confirm exactly where the brows should start and finish and where the arches should sit in regards to the client's face shape. They then hand-draw the shape, keeping in mind what the client wants to achieve and what the technician feels will suit the client's features. When the client is 100% happy with the shape the Feather Touch procedure will commence.
We have a beautiful range of pigments which we custom blend to suit each individual complexion. Following the natural growth of the hair, we use a hand tool and a micro blade to etch tiny hair-like strokes into the skin with hypo-allergenic pigment which generally lasts up to two years. (results will vary depending on sun exposure and resistance to pigment). All of our needles are sterile and individually packaged for one time use.
Note this treatment cannot be done during pregnancy or breast feeding
Our clients' comfort is of the utmost importance. Topical anaesthetic is applied before and throughout the procedure.
How long does the appointment take?
The appointment takes around 90 to 120 minutes. A retouch appointment approx. 4 – 6 weeks after the initial appointment is required to make minor adjustments to the brows. In most cases there will be areas in the brows that haven’t taken to the pigment as well as others. These areas are very minor in most cases so it is a short appointment. In some cases it only takes one appointment for brows to be complete.
Proper aftercare is very important for long term success, effectiveness, health, and overall satisfaction with your new cosmetic eyebrow tattoo. It is very important to follow the instructions given in order to achieve the best possible results from your permanent makeup procedure. Included here are the aftercare instructions to help limit any infections or other problems, and assure healthy and successful healing occurs as quickly as possible. All instructions are discussed in depth with you prior to leaving the clinic. Your brows may feel itchy in the days following the procedure while your skin heals. This is a normal part of the process and a good sign the cosmetic tattoo is healing properly. Be careful not to rub, scratch, exfoliate or pick at the shedding skin. You can cause trauma to the tissue and actually increase the possibility of skin damage, infection or prematurely removing the ink.
Swelling and/or Bruising
Swelling, redness, skin sensitivity and some minor bruising are normal side effects of the eyebrow tattoo procedure but they should not last longer than a day or two. How easily and extensively a person swells and bruises depends on factors such as their age, skin type, and circulation.
Please note: The ink from a fresh tattoo will most likely appear slightly darker and much thicker than expected, while others might seem bright (eg. blondes and browns), so don’t be alarmed. This is normal and usually after a week or so the top layer starts to scab and fall off. This process is called shedding. Comparatively, these sections may appear extremely light next to the non-shredded segments. This pigment will eventually soften and settle into the appropriate shade when shedding is complete. It should take about 2 weeks in total for your new eyebrow tattoos to shed completely and appear natural.
Average Healing Time and Process
Average healing time will vary from person to person and will depend on several physiological factors such as age, skin type, circulation and hormonal cycles. Generally, as with any type of skin trauma, older looser skin tends to take a bit longer than younger skin to heal. Other factors that may affect healing time include diet, excessive physical activity, exposure to direct sunlight, and any medications you might be taking.
Touch Up Procedure
After approximately 2 weeks your eyebrows will have mostly healed during the “shedding” or “scabbing” process. As a result the initial intensity and thickness will fade and the desired shade will begin to appear. At about the 3-4 week mark you should have “touch up” procedure, especially if you would like to make any changes to the shape of your brow, or fill in any areas needing modifications after some areas faded in the shedding process. During the “touch up” the original procedure will be repeated. This repetition helps the tattoo last longer and encourages the ink to embed more permanently into the skin.
Not everyone will require a third touch up, but one may be booked 3-4 weeks mark. Depending on how well you follow these aftercare recommendations and how fast the semi-permanent ink fades, you shouldn’t have to make another appointment (touch up / colour refresher) for up to 1-3 years.
The Life and Longevity of Your Tattoo Brows
The longevity of your brow tattoo depends on sun exposure. Swimming in chlorinated water also affects the tattoo ink so it is advisable to avoid excessive exposure. Also be mindful of these ingredients in your daily facial products (they have a bleaching effect): Glycol Acid, Retinol, Vitamin A & C. We recommend you check your cleansers and moisturizers for these ingredients as they can fade the tattoo prematurely.
BEAUTY TREATMENTS such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL and lasers should be completely AVOIDED in the tattoo area.
WORLD WIDE HEALTH REGULATIONS advise to not donate blood for you to 6 months after a treatment (for any tattoo or cosmetic tattoo procedure).