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  • What is Microblading?
    Microblading provides fine, natural hair strokes by channelling small needles through the skin. The pigment is retained between the needles and is drawn down and implanted to create the hair stoke. Compared to micropigmentation (using an electric tattoo device for semi-permanent cosmetics), Microblading is quicker and creates clean, realistic brows without blurring. The procedure is painless and lasts 12 to 18 months with no colour change.
  • What is Combination Brows?
    Combination Brows are similar to Microbladed brows, just with added shading for more fullness.
  • What is the process of Microblading, step by step?
    Firstly upon booking, we ask that you send in a photo of just your face (no body/shoulders) against a plain background in natural light. Think passport photo style, no selfies, so get a relative or friend to maybe take the photo for you. This is to speed up the design process as your face shape and approximate positioning can be determined before attending your consultation. The Client will have a consultation appointment booked prior to the treatment day. This is to assess brows, discuss size, shape, colour and design. We then assess your suitability and ensure your expectations match what is delivered. You will take home a patch test to be completed as instructed before your treatment day. If your consultation is done via phone or you have booked the consultation for the same day as your treatment, a patch test will be sent out to your address or alternatively this can be collected from Studio 38. On the treatment day, please arrive with no brow make up. We will start by mapping out and designing the brows. Some hair may need to be removed but you will be asked permission first if needed. If all is ok, and you are happy to proceed with the design, a numbing cream is then applied to the area. You can then get comfy and relax as the treatment is started. Once treatment is complete, we will provide you with aftercare instructions to follow for best results.
  • Do I need to do a patch test?
    Yes. Each client must have a patch test to rule out any allergic reaction to the products used. This will either be given to you during your consultation or sent out in the post.
  • What are the benefits of Microblading?
    - Medical reasons such as hair loss (alopecia, cancer, etc.), poor eyesight, scars and asymmetrical features. - Over plucking and tweezing can have permanently damaged hair follicles so hair may be sparse or thin - Natural hair loss due to ageing - Lack of time with a busy schedule - Lack of know how - Low self confidence - No Smudging - Save money on cosmetics - You'll have an eyebrow blueprint for and hair removal treatments - It can last up to 3 years - Your eyebrows aren't going to turn red or grey - No upkeep - It's quick - It's safe - It doesn't hurt - Wake up to new natural eyebrows. Every, single day!
  • What would make a candidate unsuitable for Microblading?
    - Individuals under 18 years old - Women who are pregnant of nursing - Epilepsy - Individuals with a Pacemaker or major heart problems - Individuals with viral infections or other diseases - Individuals with Lupus - Individuals who have undergone an organ transplant - Skin conditions on or near the treatment area (Eczema, Dermatitis, etc.) - Allergies to metal or colourant - Individuals prone to Keloids - Individuals who used Accutane
  • Am I eligible with a doctors clearance note?
    The following candidates can be eligible with a doctors clearance note: - Individuals undergoing Chemotherapy - Individuals with Diabetes - Individuals with a Thyroid condition - Individuals with Glaucoma
  • How long is the treatment?
    2 hours. This includes the designing and decision making.
  • How long do the results last?
    12 to 18 months, however it is recommended to have a touch up around 6 to 8 weeks once the skin has fully healed to fill in any parts of the brow where the pigment has not fully retained. Booking another appointment at 12+ months is to ensure the shape and colour is replenished.
  • Will I be in pain afterwards?
    It is common for the area to feel tender for about a day following the procedure.
  • Is there any down time?
    Nope. You can carry on your day as soon as the treatment is done.
  • Does the procedure hurt?
    Most people report feeling only minor pressure or discomfort, some feel none at all! This is due to the use of numbing creams.
  • How long will it take to heal?
    Your brows may appear healed around 1 week following the correct aftercare however your skin will be fully healed and you will see your final results between 3 to 5 weeks, or 4 to 7 weeks on older skin.
  • What am I to expect during the healing process?
    - Day 1: (Right after) The pigment may appear unatural looking immediately after the procedure with slight swelling and redness depending on the individual. They may also feel tender. Keep clean and dry and do not touch. - Day 2: (The day after) The colour will appear much darker. Do not worry, they will not stay like this. - Day 3: Your brows will start developping a layer of scab. Make sure you are keeping your brows dry and clean. - Day 4: Scab may start to feel tight and itchy. - Day 7: Scabs will start peeling. Avoid touching, scratching or picking as this can cause patchy results. - Day 12: Scabs will have finished peeling and the brows will look lighter. - Day 14: Clients can return to normal skincare routines. Brows may appear light but as the colour continues to surface each week, they will get slightly darker. - Day 40+: Brows are complete. Enjoy! - Touch up if colour has not retained in some areas of the brows.
  • Is there anything I cannot do after the treatment?
    Any physical activity should be avoided as this causes sweat, also avoid any other activities that would result in the brows getting wet or damp in any way.
  • Do I need to book a touch up appointment?
    It is highly recommended. Som pigment may not completely retain due to the following: - Natural cell renewal - UV exposure - The lymphatic system - Poor aftercare and lifestyle - Skin type
  • What type of pigments are used?
    The pigments we use offers more choice in colours than any other pigment range and contain skin kind humectant ingredients that help the skin to retain moisture (can aid healing). Our Flaxen infused pigments give clients a more natural fade over time with less unwanted warmth residue. They are the perfect formula for long lasting, beautifully natural brows that clients desire. The addition of antiseptic properties in our sought-after pigments means that the wellbeing and safety of clients is always at the forefront. Suitable for all skin types and formulated in a controlled environment for consistency of colour. Ingredients: aqua, glycerine, isopropyl alcohol and pure pigment.
  • How do I book an appointment?
    You can book appointments through the Studio 38 Microblading website, email hello@studio38microblading or call 07538 173747.
  • What methods of payment do you take?
    Cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer and interest free installements using Clearpay.
  • Where is Studio 38 Microblading based?
    38 Monsal Avenue, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8LB.
  • What if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?
    You may reschedule or cancel your appointment up to 48 hours before your scheduled appointment. If you miss an appointment without contacting us within the required time, this is considered a missed appointment and you will lose your deposit. If you are more than 30 minutes late without prior notice, we will consider this a missed appointment.
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