Microblading is a specialist treatment used to create beautifully defined hairstrokes, perfectly suited for enhancing or even recreating natural looking brows. Microblading is a permanent cosmetic tattooing treatment and it’s results give you confidence and you’ll never have to spend hours in front of a mirror drawing your brows in again.
£50.00 (refundable against 1st treatment)
Annual Colour Boost
Before & After
Frequently asked questions
Permanent Cosmetics is a process where coloured pigment is implanted into the skin, using a sterile needle cartridge or hand tool producing density in the skin to create the illusion and colour of make-up which will last for several years.
All of the above names are styles of treatments. A cosmetic tattoo is a form of a tattoo for the face with medical grade pigments. They are designed to fade away over time. All treatments place the pigments into the skin via a needle. Sometimes in a machine, and sometimes in a hand tool these are most commonly known as Microblading.
Yes. Before any treatment is carried out a consultation and medial assessment is completed and a patch test carried out.
Even though the process of ‘placing ink into the skin’ is not a chemical based treatment. We do like to patch test the products as a precaution to be safe. This is done at the consultation stage.
On the day of treatment you will leave the clinic with a barrier cream on the area. This barrier cream will act like a second skin and will last for 48 hours. We will give you a pot or sachet of ointment to apply morning and night until the area is fully healed. You are also reminded NO SWEAT and NO WET for 7 days. This is essential for the treatments healing. An aftercare information sheet will also be given to take away with you as well as any aftercare product if needed. If you have any other questions you can telephone the reception team on 020 8282 4468.
In this time, we allocate pre-numb, forms and pre-draw of your design. You will need to allow approximately 2 hours for this first appointment. If you intend to have all three procedures (eyes, brows, and lips) you will need to allow 2-3 hours in total. A second visit is required approximately 6-8 weeks after the initial visit to perfect the make-up and boost the colour. Permanent Cosmetics treatments are not deemed complete until the second treatment has been undertaken.
Permanent Cosmetics will last after your second visit for several years. Over time the colour will fade and break down. It is suggested that you return for a colour boost every twelve to eighteen months. This will keep the look complete and fresh.
During the healing process your body will remove some pigment via it’s own unique waste removal system. More ink is lost via the external healing process, in shedding of skin and some cases scabs. Once the healing process is finished we will assess how much pigment has held in the skin. This may range from 90% or as little as 30%, this is down to YOUR skin and how it holds the ink particles.
If your skin is Sun Damaged (from holidays or sunbeds) large pores, oily, ruddy skin and skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, or psoriasis all affect the condition of the skin and affect the acceptance of the pigment.
Remember your skin is like a canvas it will need to be in perfect condition for it to hold the pigment.
We will book in your second treatment after your first initial treatment.
This second treatment is a must and is included in the pricing structure.
Tessa Stevens works on the basis that “less is best”. To achieve a perfect result a second visit is required. We prefer to under-do an application on the first appointment, rather than over-do, as once the pigment is in the skin it is hard to change. It is very simple to go thicker or darker on a subsequent visit.
Yes, but we work with the hairs and yes the more the merrier.
When doing hairstroke eyebrows the flow of the eyebrow hairs are used to make the healed eyebrows look as natural as possible. During treatment any hairs that are not in the design are removed . Once you are fully healed you can then use the new shape as a template for future plucking, waxing or threading.
Yes, I often re-work an overplucked or sparse eyebrow giving definition and shape.
Regarding colour we select this together matching the hairs as close as possible. However, you can go darker than your natural eyebrow if needed.
Some clients feel no sensation at all, others feel mild scratching. Topical numbing is used to control discomfort. Clients say that having a Permanent Cosmetics procedure is comparable to having their eyebrows tweezered or their legs waxed
After a procedure, the treated area will be darker, and the colour more intense. This will last approximately 3-5 days, until the area naturally exfoliates, and the true colour emerges. Swelling along with some redness is common but usually disappears within 24 hours.
A mineral based make up can be worn to help reduce redness.
Numerous studies have shown that even for people who have large body tattoos there is little to or no irritation. It is recommended that you inform the MRI specialist prior to a treatment that you have had a micropigmentation procedure.
Yes but NOT on the treated area. A laser passing over a pigmentated area may alter the colour. It is important to advise the laser hair removal specialist.
You can have injectables e.g. Botox, Restylane etc but Permanent Cosmetics must either be done 6 weeks prior or 6 weeks post.
The Red Cross states that blood cannot be given for 6 months after any Permanent Cosmetics procedure.