Prior to your cosmetic enhancement it is a good idea to think about the look that you wish to achieve. During your consultation we will discuss what you wish to achieve to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the chosen treatment. On the day of your treatment, I will custom design your brow style based on your face shape, bone structure and eye placement to create the most natural finish. The pigment choice will be selected according to your natural brows and skin tone, however, should you wish to take your brows to a darker shade than your natural brow colour the brows can be tinted first no later than 5 days prior to you treatment and that way on the day of your appointment the pigment can be matched to the tinted colour of your brows. While I select the correct style and tone, your input is essential as you are part of the decision making process. Once this has been agreed upon I can carry out the procedure. • To ensure that you get the best out of your treatment it is advised that you exfoliate your brow and surrounding skin prior to your treatment
• If you tint your brows and wish to keep this colour, please tint them a 5 days prior to your treatment (unless previously discussed with your brow artist) so that I can match the tinted brows to the tone of the pigment
• Avoid alcohol for 48 hours prior to treatment
• No caffeine on the day of your appointment
• No aspirin/ibuprofen 2 days prior to or after treatment (however do not stop any medication taken regularly before consulting your GP)
• Should you wish to have a sensitivity test it will be required at least 48 hours prior to your treatment. Please note that while a skin test can determine within 48 hours if you may have a reaction to the pigments and products used, it is not inconclusive regarding whether you will have an allergic reaction at any time in the future, hence you are offered the option to waiver this right. • No Retin A skincare products to be used close to the area for enhancement for 1 month prior to or after treatment
• No alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) skincare products to be used close to the area for enhancement for 1 month prior to or after treatment
• No anti-wrinkle or injectable fillers in the brow area four weeks prior to or following the treatment (as this can alter the shape of the brow)
• No IPL laser 2 weeks prior to treatment
• No electrolysis 5 days prior to treatment
• No fish oil or Vitamin E one week prior (these can act as natural blood thinners)
This varies from person to person, with everyone's results lasting a different amount of time, due to lifestyle. While you may get anywhere from between 9 months to 5 years (dependent on which method the pigment is implanted into the skin) out of your initial treatment I suggest that a colour refresh is done at about 12-18 months after your initial procedure (this may vary depending on your skin type).
While a skin test can determine within 48 hours if you may have a reaction to the pigments and products used, it is not inconclusive regarding whether you will have an allergic reaction at any time in the future, hence you are offered the option to waiver this right.
That will depend on your pain tolerance. In general 40% of clients require numbing agent while 60% find the process very tolerable. I personally prefer the healed results much better if the client has no numbing agent during the procedure, as hairstroke will look crisper and heal much better. However, a high-grade topical anaesthetic can be used after the outline of the brow has been done (this takes about 5 minutes on each brow). Once applied the area will be completely numb.
I choose your custom shape and style together. At the beginning of your appointment we discuss what you want your new brows to look like (pictures help as references). I will come up with a design shape specific to your wants, face shape, eye placement and bone structure. Measurements are then made to make the brows as symmetrical as possible.
Yes, unless you have is a keloid scar this service is great for you. I do recommend if you have a scar through the brow area you can pop in to let us look or just send a photo so we can look before you book an appointment.
YES, chemical peels can fade the brows quicker due to the Retinols/Retin-A’s, therefore, no peels for 60 days following the treatment. Smoking, the use of HRT treatment and hormones can cause the pigment to fade prematurely. Drinking excessive alcohol following the treatment can lead to poor healing
Immediately following your treatment your brows will be bolder in colour and more sharply defined. This may last anywhere from between 1-4 days. As the brows heal they will form a thick/creamy temporary layer of skin (around day 4-6). Due to this thick skin covering the implanted pigment, it may appear from this stage on that the pigment may have faded or even disappeared somewhat. As the skin regenerates from about two weeks onwards the pigment will slowly reappear and a lighter more subtle shade will be evident. Any swelling and redness is minimal with most clients and will usually subside within 24-hours, however, in some cases the brow area may appear like this for a few days. You will be provided with an aftercare pack with everything you need. You will be advised to always thoroughly wash your hands prior to touching the treated area. Immediately after your treatment blot the brows gently with a clean tissue every 10 minutes for the next hour. 2 hours after your treatment you should being to cleanse the brows. Place cotton pads in a soapy water solution using warm water and a little of the shampoo provided. Squeeze out the excess water so the pads are just damp and wipe over the brows. Pat the brow with a clean tissue to ensure it it completely dry and then apply the thinest amount of healing balm (this should only be a grain of rice size) starting at the end of the brow and going against the natural hair. Repeat the cleanse and balm routine every 2 hours until bed.
From day 2-7 cleanse and balm every morning and night, with the addition of applying the balm twice during the day time too. You must avoid getting the brows wet during washing and bathing until day 14. Keep soaps and cleansers away from the brows after the treatment until after day 14 as introduction of this can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilise in the skin. Avoid moisturisers, oil-based products and and makeup products until after day 14. You must avoid; saunas, steam and excess exercise for 14 days. Direct sun expo so sure (inclusive of sun beds) & any facials treatments involving the brow area are to be avoided for 30 days.
It is not recommended that you ever use any Retinol based anti-aging creams over your brows at any point as this can fade the brows.
Application of any makeup to the area may affect the healing process and affect the pigment from settling into the skin correctly. After day 14 should you go over the treated area with foundation please be aware that this will mask the colour if the pigment lying underneath. Should this happen when applying your make-up, take a cotton bud with some make-up remover on and gently wipe over the brow to bring the colour back through. If you wish to use any brow powder/pencil in the area, please only do so after day 14. No brow tinting until after day 14 following treatment
No botox/dermal fillers in the brow area for 2 weeks
Do not pick or scratch the area and let any skin that forms over the area to fall away naturally. Picking may scare the area and cause premature loss of the pigment. If you follow the aftercare set out by your artist you will not form hard scabs, but may just have a light scabbing or flake.
True healing of the brows takes around 6 weeks, at which point the pigment colour will be evident. Only at this point can the touch-up be undertaken, where any adjustments to the colour that may be needed can be done. Please bear in mind that the brows will heal up to 30% softer than the initial colour. Some unevenness can be expected hence the necessity of the touch up treatment. In order to achieve the best possible results it is necessary to follow the aftercare strictly. If you follow the aftercare set out by your artist you will not form any hard scabs, but may just have a light snake-like peal to the brow skin. True healing of the brows takes around 6 weeks, at which point the pigment colour will be evident. Only at this point can the touch-up be undertaken, where any adjustments to the colour that may be needed can be done. Please bear in mind that the brows will heal up to 30% softer than the initial colour. Some unevenness can be expected hence the necessity of the touch up treatment. In order to achieve the best possible results it is necessary to follow the aftercare strictly.
A £50 non-refundable/transferable down payment is required to book your appointment slot. I accept cash or BACS transfer as forms of payment within 24 hours of the booking. Failure to make the payment within a 24-hour period will result in the slot not being held. The £50 payment will be credited towards the total cost of the treatment on the day of the appointment. You are required to have a follow up appointment between 6-10 weeks after your initial treatment. If you fail to come in for this appointment in that time frame or cancel under 48 hours, there will be an additional fee of £55 to pay when re-booking your touch up appointment. Once booked, I am able to reschedule your initial appointment on one occasion. Should you need to do so a minimum of 48 hours notice is required or the down payment cannot be used against rebooking another appointment. If you do not reschedule the down payment will be lost and any further appointment will require a £100 down payment to secure your appointment. Please note if an appointment is cancelled without 48 hours notice you will forfeit the booking fee.
Any clients that no-shows for a scheduled appointment will forfeit their down payment, will be charged 50% of the remaining treatment cost and be required to pay for further appointments in full at the time of booking. If you show up to an appointment with previous microblading/semi-permanent makeup without previously letting me know of this, or do not adhere to the requested pre-procedure requirements (as stated in your conformation), I reserve the right to refuse you as a client and charge you a £100 set-up fee. Please note that due to working within the boundaries and being licensed under the “tattoo act” no persons under the age of 18 are allowed in the treatment room. Booking In Please ensure you have read all the information in the terms, policy information and FAQ’s set out. Once you have done this, please message me directly on 07377 386849 to book in. On the day of the appointment you will be asked to fill out a consultation form. By doing so you are accepting and acknowledging all of the service terms, which have been provided by Perfect Strokes by Glencora.
Applying small amounts of different coloured pigments to the skin near to your brows and selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preference choose the colour. The colour is chosen to match your natural brow hair, or to a tinted brow colour. With some clients the colour may look dramatically lighter after a few weeks, so during the second treatment this will be assessed to see if a darker pigment is required or if the already chosen colour just needs more intensity. There are some cases where the chosen pigment may fade to a slightly different tone than anticipated due to individual clients response to the pigments (like life style and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your touch up appointment, I will re-analyse how your body has responded to the initial colour and be able to make allowances in pigment alteration to prevent further colour change. I use pigments, which are specifically for permanent cosmetics. Some of the pigments from the brands that I use contain iron oxides, distilled water, alcohol and glycerine. These range of pigments meets with EU Guidelines, which is EU-Resolution ResAp (2008)1.
I advise that you have the treatment no sooner than two weeks after strong sun exposure and that once you have had the treatment you are not exposing your face to sun for a period of 4 weeks. Exposure to the sun can cause burning of the fresh new brow skin, can affect pigment retention and can lead to possible discolouration. This includes the use of sun beds. If you are a regular sun bed user, it is advised that you always cover the brows as it has been know for excess sun bed use to excessively fade the brows and in some instances can cause discolouration of the pigments.
Your brows will appear darker for the first 1-4 days. As the brows start to heal (anywhere from day 4-6 onwards) they will form a thick/creamy temporary layer of skin. Due to this thick skin covering the pigment it may appear from this stage on that the colour may have faded or even disappeared. As the skin regenerates from about two weeks onwards the pigment colour will slowly reappear and at a lighter and more subtle shade. While you may leave a bit red after your appointment don’t worry, it will just look as through you have had a brow wax, but your brows will look great.
After your first visit you will be required to have a touch up. This service is offered within the treatment package, providing it is taken in the allotted time frame anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks after your first visit. You will need to maintain the colour of the pigment from time to time. This will be required anywhere from 12 to 36 months. This time is dependant on a number of factors and I will advise you as to when this will be required after the 6-10 week touch up session.
While I do take on correctional work it is essential that prior to booking that I have seen your brows in person to assess if I’m happy to work over them. If the pigment that has been previously implanted is dark microblading hair strokes may not be an option, as they will disappear into the existing colour. For this reason I may suggest digital machine method brows to allow for colour correction but the look will be that of a made-up look. Should you book an appointment without letting me know about previous semi-permanent makeup/microblading you may be refused treatment on the day and will still be charged a set up fee.
YES! • You must be over 18 years old • You must not be pregnant or breast feeding • Diseases as conditions such as; Shingles, psoriasis or eczema in the brow area, allergies to makeup, Keloid scaring disorder, HIV/Hepatitis B, skin cancer, major heart conditions, hemophilia, auto immune disorders & diabetes (please consult with me first) • If you're taking any skin medications associated with Accutaine, you must be post 12 months treatment • If you are taking any medications these must be discussed with me prior to booking. • You must be 5 months post chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment • No Botox or injectable fillers in the brow area under 4 weeks before treatment or 2 week after • Sun burn on face • Open wounds or scans in the brows • Using retinol, vitamin A serums or skin bleaching creams in the past 2 months
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