Eyebrow Feathering FAQ
What is Eyebrow Feathering/ Feather touch/Microblading?
What is the Combination/ Hybrid Technique?
It is a combination of using the Microblading technique to create feather-like strokes but also combining it with shading to create a more fuller and defined brow without the solid lines that you would get from the typical "block" brow.
How long does Eyebrow Feathering last?
Up to 18months. This is just a general time frame, results can vary due to many reasons as everyone's skin holds pigment differently and it is generally recommended to touch them up approximately 6-8weeks. Majority of clients can get feathering done, however, not everyone is suited to the procedure, therefore, a few questions will be asked prior to your appointment and a thorough consultation will be completed prior to your treatment. Please keep in mind cosmetic tattooing is an ongoing investment and touchups may be required sooner depending on the individual. There are no guarantees with this procedure so make sure you are 100% committed to the procedure.
Can it Be Done Whilst Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
Unfortunately No. But we will be happy to feather your brows post bubba.
How do you know what shape to do?
A thorough consultation will be completed prior to treatment. During this, we draw on custom designed brows and measure them to correct the symmetry using the Golden ratio technique. Remember "EYEBROWS ARE SISTERS NOT TWINS", meaning no two brows are symmetrical but with this golden ratio we can design your brows to the closest possible we will try to make you as pleased as possible.
How do I know what technique is best for me?
Choosing between Microblading, Shading or combination is based on personal preference. A consultation prior to your treatment will allow us as brow specialist to determine what's best for you, however, you will need to consider your lifestyle and current skin condition. If you're team oily, 80% of clients feathered brows will fade considerably, therefore, you may need more touchups at an additional cost or opt for powder /combination brows. Athletes and women that exercise regularly may also fade quicker as sweat can cause premature fading.
How long does the treatment take to apply?
In total please allow between 2.5-3 hours all up, this includes your consultation, choosing your perfect colour, designing the shape and performing the procedure. We're known to be very thorough and quite the perfectionists, which is shown through our artistry.
I have an old eyebrow tattoo, can you go over it?
Before booking an appointment you must inform us if you've had previous cosmetic tattooing done before. Different machines and inks where used in a lot of older work many years ago leaving many of you with heavy scar tissue that have faded out into undesirable colours. If the eyebrows have not faded at least 80% we, unfortunately, can't work on you. The problem with corrections is that the skin may have lots of scar tissue which will not hold onto the new pigment implanted and could damage the skin further.
Do you draw them on first?
Who is best suited for feather touch eyebrows?
Who is not suitable for feather touch eyebrows? Includes:
Will it look natural?
Will I still have to wax/pluck my eyebrows?
Yes, you will still have to maintain your eyebrows, your eyebrow hairs will continue to grow.
How do I look after them?
You will be given special aftercare instructions on how to care for your new eyebrows. Also, depending on your skin type we will provide you with an aftercare cream.
Do you require a deposit?
Does cosmetic tattooing hurt?
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to numb the area before and again during the procedure. Clients comfort throughout the entirety of the procedure is very important to us. Everyone has a different pain threshold, therefore, experiencing different levels of pain. Some may feel nothing while others may feel some pain. Most people describe it as a light scratching feeling. But don't be afraid, the majority of our clients rate the pain as 3/10 (1 being the lowest). It's crucial to hold off fish oil or any blood thinners 72hrs prior. Your menstrual cycle can also cause discomfort throughout the procedure, and the topical anaesthetic may lose its intensity for regular smokers. Clients that are diagnosed with Fibromyalgia must keep in mind that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
How many treatments are needed?
As each person’s healing rate and colour retention is different, a minimum of two sessions is needed. We recommend a touch up approximately 6-8weeks after the first session. During this time before the second touch up, were able to recognize how the colour retention holds and any desired adjustments can be made in this session to create a darker or bolder look.
What factors will affect my colour retention?
What should I do before my eyebrow procedure?
How will I look immediately after? What is the healing process?
How will my cosmetic tattoo look in the future?
6-8 weeks after your initial procedure, the second session will determine how the skin holds pigment and alterations can be made if necessary. As mentioned, lifestyle and individual factors will affect how the tattoo fades but the majority of LTB client’s tattoos stay true to colour and fade naturally over time. It is recommended that clients return every 1-1.5yrs for a top-up appointment as fading will generally create a lighter and softer look to your eyebrow tattoo. Anything past 3yrs will need a fresh set.
What should I know about long-term care?
In order to sustain bold pigment, imperative long-term care must be taken. Individual skin types and lifestyle factors will affect how the pigment will hold in the long term. Keep in mind that increased exposure to the sun will contribute to a faster pigment fade so sunscreen application after healing is highly recommended. Skin treatments such as laser, chemical peels or other medical procedures to the facial area should be notified to your technician and caution should be taken to avoid these areas.
Are the studio and equipment safe and hygienic?
Here at Let's Talk Beauty, we put safety and quality first and foremost by using only the highest quality equipment and a wide range of quality pigments. We provide a safe and sterilized environment at all times for our clients. Procedure rooms are disinfected and cleaned prior to and following each visit. Majority of our equipment is disposed of after each client, providing a safe, hygienic and quality service for all clients.