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About Professional Microblading & FAQ's by The BrowLAB in Durbanville

A brief history of Microblading

The technique of implanting pigment while creating hairline fine incisions in the dermal layer of the skin may date back thousands of years however the trend towards using the technique for eyebrows emerged in Asia and was known as feathering or embroidery prior to becoming known as microblading. Microblading is classified as a semi permanent tattoo.

To date Microblading has advanced in leaps and bounds, if carried out by a professionally trained Microblading technician to deliver the exacting art of perfectly shaped and natural eyebrows.

But what exactly is Microblading?

The exacting art of Microblading must be carried out by a trained Microblading technician who will perform the process by way of using a specially designed blade with a grouping of extremely fine needles affixed to a hand tool. The pigment is delivered into the upper dermal layers of your skin as micro fine incisions, made to resemble hair lines. The final outcome after the completion of the process will be a totally natural looking brow saving you hours each day trying to mimic the perfect brow using a pencil.

The evolution of Microblading has seen various techniques and styles in the approach to the craft including 1D Eyebrows, where the "hairstrokes" all go in one direction. 3D Eyebrows where the hairstrokes are laid out in a specific pattern across the eyebrow ridges subject to the client's requirements. The latest and more realistic form of Microblading used today is known as 6D which delivers an even, realistically dimensional natural result, applying individual hairstrokes.

The Brow Lab. specialises in the 6D technique of Microblading.



Will I Look VERY Different?

This will depend on your own natural brow. Generally the Microblading artist will follow your natural shape to enhance and fill them in but in some cases it is necessary to reshape your brows to better suit your facial features.

Is it a Tattoo?

Yes it is a tattoo. Any procedure used to deposit a pigment into the dermal layer of the skin is known as a tattoo.

Does It Hurt?

Everyone has different pain tolerances. Most clients barely feel a thing – some even fall asleep while others find the pain intense, but manageable. The therapist will always try her best to make you are as comfortable as possible and manage any discomfort.

Here’s how:

The therapist will use a numbing cream prior to the procedure as well as a topical anaesthetic during the procedure. Less or more anaesthetic can be used as needed.

*Please note that if you are on your cycle or if you have had alcoholic beverages, coffee, or energizing drinks the day of and/or the night before, you may be more sensitive to the procedure.

How Long Will My Brows Last?

The result will vary from person to person as there are variables in terms of skin conditions e.g. oils and medication which can shorten the durability of your result, lifestyle, skin type & age. Results are more positive on a dry skin and can last up to 2 years.

How Long Will it Take?

The appointment is typically 2 hours (sometimes 2.5) depending on how long it takes for your approval of the eyebrow shape and drawing. Preparation, measuring and drawing can take up to 1 hour. Microblading itself will take approximately 30-45 minutes.

You will require a touch up appointment within 30 days of your Microblading for corrections since each clients' skin will react differently to the pigments and will heal differently. It's impossible to accurately predict how a pigment will be affected by a client’s undertones.

Before & After Pic

Before & After Pic

Your brows will look darker for the first few days after the procedure and will soften in colour once completely healed.