If you’ve tried everything possible in the market to get lush, thick eyebrows and have still come up short, we’ve got one word for you: Microblading. This semi-permanent tattoo technique creates the illusion of natural-looking, thick brows in just under 2 hours.
Unlike a traditional tattoo, which is permanent, microblading can last up to 3 years, but because the color effect will fade over time, touch-ups may be necessary to maintain the desired look. Here’s all you need to know about this revolutionary process.
Do your due diligence if you’ve continued to be disappointed with your hoard of brow pencils, gels, and waxes and have opted to take the microblading route. Make sure you are well informed about this semi-permanent makeup technique.
Do your research about the procedure by familiarizing yourself with the products that will be used, including finding out the types of pigments and whether allergy tests have been conducted.
How Much Does The Treatment Cost?
Treatment ranges between 2,500 – 3,500 AED. This can be subject to slight variations depending on special client requirements and treatment offerings.
Does Microblading Hurt?
We use numbing or anesthetic cream to reduce any pain associated with the procedure. At BROWZ, microblading doesn’t hurt and is pain-free. Our eyebrow therapist usually will microblade from one eyebrow to the other while simultaneously adding numbing cream to the resting eyebrow. You will only feel the pressure from the microblading tool, which may feel like a small scratching sensation.
How Long Is The Microblading Procedure?
On average, your appointment will take two hours for the consultation, discussion, measuring, outline, and choosing the color. Measuring and outlining takes the most procedure time, as they have to agree on the perfect shape of your eyebrows. The actual “Microblading” procedure will take only 30 minutes to 1-hour maximum.
Is There Any Downtime After The Treatment?
There is no downtime following our microblading treatment. Meaning most of our clients continue with their day as usual, with some gentle after-care that will, very often, not interfere with your routine. Your freshly bladed brows will look 30% darker for the first 3-5 days (which is perfectly normal and looks like you’ve darkened them using an eyebrow pencil). However, this will lighten gradually to your chosen color of choice.
How Long Does It Take To Heal?
On average, the healing process will last 4-6 weeks, depending on the type of your skin and the after-care you’ve been following. We also provide a special BROWZ after-care serum and cream for extra healing and protection.
What Can I Expect During The Healing Period?
Immediately after the treatment and during the healing period, the treated area may turn slightly red. The microblading color may appear somewhat dark; however, that’s normal because the pigment has not yet been fully absorbed. Over the next 3-4 weeks, the color will begin to fade as the pigment starts to soften gradually. When this happens, expect a certain amount of flakiness or dryness while the pigmentation slightly fades, causing your brows to look extra light. But, again, this is just the skin’s way of healing from the inside. Don’t be alarmed that the color is already wearing off; it’s just a way for any excess pigment to shed from your eyebrows naturally.
How Long Do Microblading Results Last?
On average, the microblading results last for 12-18 months and can go up to 3 years. The long-lasting nature also depends on your skin type and lifestyle. And as microblading is a semi-permanent treatment, it only deposits pigment on the superficial layer of the skin. The treatment is neither entirely permanent nor does the pigment transform into other undesirable colors as with other permanent cosmetic treatments.
Can You Get Allergic To Microblading?
While you can get allergic to microblading, it’s a very rare occurrence. Allergic reactions are experienced mainly by sensitive skins or because of any tools used in the process. You can also get allergic to microblading due to poor after-care following the microblading treatment. This includes activities like shaving, tweezing, and using triple-antibiotic cream like Neosporin and cosmetic products before the brows are fully healed. Allergic reactions are often shown by redness and swelling in the brow area. In some cases, an allergic reaction can also show puffiness along the brow bone. To some, allergic reactions to microblading can look like a small burn, which will eventually expel the ink, making your brows look like how it originally was before the microblading treatment.
Will Microblading Stop Natural Eyebrow Hair Growth?
Our microblading procedure is only an eyebrow tattooing technique that creates the look of individual hairs in sparse brows. It doesn’t involve removing the hairs in your eyebrows nor impacts your eyebrow hair growth.
Will I Still Need To Get My Natural Brows Shaped/Plucked Or Dyed After Microblading?
Most of the time, yes. As our microblading process does not affect your eyebrow hair growth, hairs will continue to grow outside of the pigmented area applied through microblading. So occasionally, and depending on the amount of hair growth, you may have to pluck stray hairs to keep your microblading defined and groomed. Thankfully, microblading will provide you the perfect shape and brow line to follow and pluck your natural eyebrows.
On the other hand, if you have naturally light hair and choose a dark color for the microblading, you may have to dye your natural brows once in a while to maintain an even color in your eyebrows.
Can You Cover An Eyebrow Tattoo With Microblading?
This depends on the condition of your eyebrow tattoo. So we will have to take a look into your eyebrow tattoo before deciding what we can do. Generally, we can cover up an eyebrow tattoo with microblading if the tattoo is very light and the ink hasn’t deposited too deep into the sin. However, if your eyebrow tattoo is too dark, the hair strokes will not show up, and we will figure out alternative techniques.
How Is Microblading Different To Eye Tattooing?
Eyebrow tattooing is a permanent procedure, whereas microblading is a semi-permanent procedure that can last anywhere between one to three years. Also, unlike tattooing, microblading allows you to change the shape and style of your brows as often as you like.
Microblading uses a technique that implants pigment into the basal membrane. It divides the epidermis from the dermis (beneath the dermis is the deepest layer of our skin). The whole microblading process is done using a handheld tool that is called a pen. In contrast, eyebrow tattooing is done using a motorized device and deposits ink into the deeper layers of the skin, thereby giving permanent results.
What Should I Do Before The Treatment?
Caring For Your New Brows
If you’ve been diligent in your research and patient through your microblading procedure, don’t waste all that by not being thorough with the after-care instructions. While our esthetician will give you detailed information about how to care for your new brows, generally, you should avoid washing your eyebrows immediately after the treatment to help preserve the pigment. However, if your eyebrows do get wet, gently pat them dry with a tissue. If you need to wash your face, practice gentle washing and do not rub the infected area. Keep your hands to yourself even if you feel the need to constantly pick on your eyebrows to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment. You can apply a very small amount of coconut or rosehip oil to soothe the brows.
Ensure your showers are short and steam-free, and don’t forget to apply a thin layer of a moisturizing cream with a cotton swab to your eyebrows after. Avoid strenuous physical activities, swimming, and saunas for at least ten days post the procedure. It is also recommended to avoid facials, botox or peels (for at least four weeks). Ensure you use sunglasses and hats before you step out, and as far as possible, avoid direct sun exposure for at least a week. Don’t forget to apply a layer of sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when exposing yourself to sunlight. To be on the safe side, don’t wear any make-up or apply any skincare products on your brows until the affected area has been healed, at least for ten days. Avoid products that contain retinol, as it can quicken the fading process. Once the healing has been completed, always be mindful of your lifestyle and habits, as it will also determine the longevity of your microblading treatment.
Will My Microblading Fade Completely?
Your eyebrows will gradually fade over time. On average, in most cases, the color fades by roughly 50% in a year or more. However, this entirely depends on your type of skin, habits, and lifestyle. This is why we encourage regular touch-up sessions as and when needed to prolong the fading time.
What Happens At My Touch-Up Session?
In your first-touch-up session (typically 4-8 weeks after the treatment), pigment color may need to be readjusted so it can be retained for a longer time, and more strokes may be required to increase the brow thickness. Because every individual’s skin varies, the color retention within the skin will vary as well.
It is perfectly normal to have some strokes that have “disappeared” during the healing period. It just means that the skin did not have good retention in that particular part of the brow or just that specific stroke after your first session. So your first touch-up session will also adjust all these irregularities and redefine your eyebrows. The purpose of a first touch-up is to fix what got messed up during the healing period.
Your first touch is also an excellent opportunity to modify if you are not satisfied with the output. Following your first one, the other touch-up sessions are encouraged purely to prolong the longevity of your microblading with some minor tweaking.
How Frequent Are The Touch-Up Sessions?
You may need to touch up sessions anywhere from once every 4-6 months or every year. How often you need a touch-up depends on your skin type and the look you prefer to maintain. Generally, people with oily skin, big pores, or those frequently exposed to the sun and tanning booths will need touch-ups more often. However, semi-annual touch-ups are recommended for everyone to freshen up their brows and boost their color. If you don’t touch up your microblading after your first touch-up, they will fade within 6-12 months.
Who Cannot Get Microblading Done?
While this is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, we consider your pre-existing medical conditions or any other medical treatments you are currently undergoing. This will help us analyse if you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment. Unfortunately, microblading is considered unsuitable, or in some cases downright prohibited, for the following candidates:
A doctor’s note will be required for anyone with serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy or autoimmune, circulatory and bleeding disorders. There is a waiting period if you are currently taking strong retinoids (6 months), have recently undergone Botox (2 months), waxing (3 days) or a chemical peel (2 weeks).
Can I Get Microblading If I’m Pregnant?
Microblading is not a safe treatment for pregnant women. This is mainly because there is no evidence of how microblading and their chemical can affect or deem safe for a pregnant woman and the fetus.
Microblading while being pregnant can also be impacted by hormonal and physical changes that can produce unsatisfying results post-pregnancy.
Can I Get Microblading When Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding women can undergo the procedure but will not utilize the anesthetic, which can be painful. So we generally recommend microblading after you have stopped breastfeeding.
Can I Exercise After Microblading Procedure?
No, you cannot. You should consider avoiding exercises at least for seven days following your microblading procedure. When you exercise, the salt in your sweat can fade the pigment very quickly during the healing period, giving you poor results afterward.
If you want to stay fit, then light exercising is fine. However, make sure to clean the microbladed area with lukewarm water soon after exercising.
While the procedure may sound like a lot of grunt work, it’s sure to pay off when you see the reflection of strong, bold natural looking brows staring right back at you in the mirror.
We hope we have covered you up on all you need to know about a microblading procedure. If you have any more unanswered questions, or to set up an appointment with Middle East’s top brow bar, contact us.
Raveena is a true artist when it comes to aesthetics, specialising in High Definition
Brows plus Lash and Brow Lifting techniques.
She received world class training at the global headquarters of HD Brows in the UK
whilst also acquiring qualifications in makeup artistry.
Raveena’s unparalleled skill in being able to transform and enhance her client’s
facial features, is second to none.
An establish cosmetic therapist showcasing the best know-how with confidence and
a special ability in making sure her clients are at ease.
As the first salon in the Middle East to launch the global trend of High Definition
Brows, guests visiting Raveena will see why we are so in demand!
“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”
RAVEENA, HD & LASH LIFTING ARTIST
Kersti is our resident Swiss Colour accredited international trainer, making her an
expert in Micro Pigments for Semi Permanent Makeup. Specialising in Eyebrows,
Eyeliner, Beauty Mark’s and Lip Blush she is a precision artist.
Kersti is fully trained in advanced skincare treatments, including Scalp
Tricopigmentation, Collagen Boost facials plus Scar and Stretch Mark Reduction.
Hailing from Finland and with a wealth knowledge gained in Europe, she champions
the highest standards in SPMU techniques.
Kersti’s variety of skills means at BROWZ we can elevate our treatment offerings to
include skin confidence to our repertoire.
And her talents don’t end there. Being fluent in five languages takes any guess work
out of guest communications.
“Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.”
-KERSTI, SENIOR SPMU ARTIST AND INTERNATIONAL TRAINER
A passionate artist hailing from the Ukraine with an extensive skill set including;
Semi Permanent Brows, Eyelash Extensions, HD Brows, Henna Brows and Lash
With extensive training in the beauty industry, she brings a fresh take on popular
treatments, Alina’s previous nursing education offers unmeasurable benefits to her
move into cosmetic tattooing.
An excellent curator with precision detail when it comes to elongating lashes that
perfectly frame and balance the face.
Fluent in three languages including Russian, Alina is an in-demand therapist,
shaping her way to a long and prosperous future with the talented BROWZ team.
“I find that nothing frames a face so beautifully like 100% confidence in
yourself and confidence breeds beauty.”
- ALINA, SEMI PERMANENT BROWS & LASH ARTIST
Visiting therapist Bronagh divides her time between the UAE and Northern Ireland. Her expertise in HD Brows and Brow Lamination (Brow Lift) makes her a perfect fit for us.
Highlights and successes of her full and varied portfolio include being shortlisted to go to the MTV EMAs for an HD Brow competition, working at Boohoo HQ In Manchester, a fully trained HD pro stylist, a photoshoot with make-up queen Lucy Marie, and qualified brow educator.
Before her brow passion came calling, Bronagh put her Education degree to good use, employed in a secondary school supporting children with additional needs.
Bronagh champions enhancing and improving your natural effect, so no drastic brow changes. Her go-to is a pro pencil and brow glue to achieve a textured and fluffy stylish look.
With celebrities amongst her client book Rebecca is a sought-after brow artist. A veteran in Semi Permanent Makeup, defining the perfect arch comes as second nature.
Having previously worked in the spa environment, Rebecca took an opportunity to follow her talent for brows with training from the globally recognised High Definition Eyebrow brand, at their Notting Hill flagship store in London.
Wanting to pursue her dream of working internationally, she made the leap to make Dubai her home and was welcomed into the talented BROWZ family.
Rebecca not only offers the very best in treatment techniques but is an encyclopaedia of knowledge on beauty and wellness tips, offering a complete ‘holistic approach’ to all her customers.
“Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity.”
- REBECCA, SEMI PERMANENT BROW & HD BROW ARTIST
Tayla is a superbly talented Facialist and Beauty Therapist, with an impressive 10 years’ experience and much-welcomed addition to BROWZ.
Her highlights and successes include time spent working in luxury hotel day spas, brand representation for Space NK in London, Emirates airline cabin crew, trainer for Alpha-H in UK/Ireland, and working for Chanel in fragrance, skin, and beauty.
Tayla completed her Diploma in Beauty Therapy in her native Australia and has seen how the beauty industry operates in many different countries, working with multiple cultures and skin types. Her number one passion has always been seeing the before and after of skin.
Tayla appreciates how crucial it is to stay on top of your skin game. You can always spend money on clothes, shoes, handbags, but your skin is for life. It’s something you should really invest in!
An internationally recognised artist with more than 20 years in the beauty industry, Tatiana is a sought after therapist and trainer.
Specialising in lip blush treatments, Stardust eyeliner technique and laser removal
of unwanted Semi Permanent Makeup.
With a list of qualifications spanning a decade, Tatiana has a wealth of knowledge ranging from Micropigmentation and Perfect Brows certificates to Laser and Intense Pulsed Light Treatment training.
An expert in her craft, she has developed a popular style in correcting darker lip colourings.
Tatiana also brings her specialist skill of precision tattoo removal to the BROWZ guest.
Conference speaker and Semi Permanent Makeup Championship Judge, completes her packed resume.
“The beauty is in the details.”
- TATIANA, LIP BLUSH SPECIALIST & TATTOO REMOVAL
Guest Experience is in the safe hands of Gabriela, who left her native New York to live in Dubai and join our thriving team.
Her many career successes include working in luxury hotels, passing Forbes training twice, and consistently growing and evolving professionally and personally. Invigorating her team and colleagues is a key priority, as is creating a vibrant atmosphere full of good vibes. She’s a firm fan of thinking outside the box to grow the business.
Gabriela’s beauty routine and way of calming down after a long day is masking listening to soothing music. It energizes her and brings out a radiant glow.
It is up to UK-born Hollie to research and source up-and-coming brands across the globe, making sure BROWZ stays top of the beauty game.
Her appreciation for beauty, make-up, and skincare means she’s always hunting for the most up to date and latest inventions. She introduced BROWZ to German Brand M2 Beauté and has us all hooked, she applies their Eyelash Activating Serum every night to grow lashes 50% longer and prevent fallout. She is also a lover of Natura Bisse’s Diamond White Rich Luxury Cleanse, and 111Skin Rose Gold Illuminating Facial Mask.
When it comes to the perfect lashes, Sienna has the tools to lift, fluff and enhance your natural lash line.
With over nine years’ experience in the beauty industry and a range of qualifications including; Dermalogica, Lycon and Lash Perfect training she uses the most up to date techniques to create your desired look.
Her training as a beauty therapist has propelled her to become an expert lash technician. Adding to her skillset, Sienna is also an establish lash trainer in Dubai.
Hailing from the Philippines she is praised for her professionalism and attention to detail, making sure every lash has its place.
The lash professional of choice for many BROWZ guests.
“Don’t hesitate to learn new things, you never know what might be around the corner.”
- SIENNA, LASH EXTENSION ARTIST
A highly skilled practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience within the European beauty market. A leader in Semi Permanent Makeup, Ombre Brows and Aquarelle lip techniques; creating the perfect natural finish.
Monika holds the British VTCT Level 4 qualification, one of the highest international qualifications for SPMU and is also a Permanent Makeup Assessor and Internal Quality Verifier in the UK - plus add trainer to her portfolio.
Her range of qualifications has brought her to take to the stage as speaker and panellist at many high profile global beauty conferences.
An expert in her field ensuring top level standards in safety with the belief that quality work is maintained with constant personal improvement.
“Every woman is your sister; treat her accordingly.”
- MONIKA, SENIOR SEMI PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST
A master brow lamination and lash creator with a passion for beauty, Daria knows the exact arch to suit every face, while focusing on bringing out the natural beauty.
With an abundance of training and qualifications behind her, Daria took the next step to add trainer to her portfolio, showcasing the latest techniques to the BROWZ team.
Originally from Russia, she has a natural flair for brow shaping and an astute eye for obtaining top lash results, to enhance clients individual need.
Guests applaud her innate ability to make treatments relaxed and comfortable while receiving an impeccable beauty experience.
“My goal is to become the best brow & lash artist. The quality of my work will tell you about me better than any words can.” - DASHA, BROW LAMINATION & LASH ARTIST
Tasleem is a proficient brow artist with impeccable attention to detail. A specialist in HD brows, waxing, threading, lash tinting, brow tinting and brow lamination.
With over 16 years’ experience in the industry and a diploma in hair and beauty, plus a certificate in Semi Permanent Makeup, Tasleem will set you on the right path for the perfect brow reshape.
Her skill and technique for precision waxing and threading is second to none, with the artistic ability to transform an eyebrow using these traditional methods.
With a goal to be the top brow therapist in the region, she is committed to adding to her skill base and learning new technologies and specialist treatments. Tasleem is a sought after brow guru, who has a glowing reputation having worked in salons across Dubai for the last 13 years.
Tasleem’s dedication and commitment to her career is evident in the results clients see.
“Being confident in what you do, is the best way to learn and develop.” - TASLEEM, HD BROW ARTIST
As a senior lash artist at BROWZ, Nancy is an expert at creating the perfect style. From understated extensions to a full and fluffy eye-opening look, Nancy listens and executes.
An established leader in her field with a range of qualifications including; Classic Individual Lashes, Express Lashes, Russian Volume, Mega Volume and Fantasy Lashes. Nancy focuses on making sure you have the ultimate lash goals.
Dedicating over 20 years to her profession with half her career based in the Middle East, across Bahrain and Dubai, she is a praised stylist with a passion for her work.
Nancy endeavours to keep abreast of latest techniques, offering optimum results. You won’t find a lash out of place.
“My philosophy is; do it with passion or just don’t do it at all. Every lash extension I create is a piece of art.”
-NANCY, LASH ARTIST
Kristine works in client services, one of the ambassadors for our brand when people call us
or contact us by social media.
Kristine left the Philippines to come to Dubai 3 years ago. Her flexibility has meant she has
gained vast experience, such as working for a multi-national company, teaching English to
Chinese people, and working in a music school. Her diverse approach means she has had
great success working across many different industries from finance to beauty. She is also
proud mum to her 10-year-old son.
Being at Browz makes her feel like she belongs. Kristine loves making suggestions to clients
before their treatments, and her must-have treatments are a lash lift and brow lamination,
both topping off a natural look.
Maryann is a call centre agent, a focal point for both new and returning customers. She used
to be receptionist but made the switch a year ago. She loves building long-lasting client
rapports. The customer experience starts with her and she makes sure it’s the best possible.
Maryann landed in Dubai 8 years ago arriving from the Philippines. She is very much a
people person having spent time working as a nail spa receptionist, and a promotions
company amongst other places.
Engaging with people is something she is hugely passionate about. Seeing them happy is a
real accomplishment for her, as is self-improvement and growth, and is eager to help us
enhance our international profile.
Maryann champions Natura Bisse skincare products, and is always first to want to try new
and up and coming trends.
Sasha is Operations Manager and mostly based in Dubai. It’s her job to make sure things
runs smoothly, from cleaning and schedules to the client journey. Browz has been the
perfect fit for her as Sasha has advanced from receptionist, supervisor, and assistant
manager posts before her current one.
A business school graduate, South African-born Sasha has worked in the motorbike industry
and in IT for British Gas, as well as stints at the Marriott and Western. She was part of Regis
Spa’s pre-opening team. When the opportunity at Browz came calling she was delighted to
take it up. It’s helped her creative side to shine, mixing beauty with business and has
changed her for the better.
Kenyan-born Ed’s receptionist role involves bookings, checking clients in, giving them a tour
of Browz, and guiding clients through to the therapists.
Ed has clocked up considerable hospitality expertise over 12 years, working in Oman and at
the Jumeirah Hotel here in UAE. She had a small beauty business in Kenya before starting
her journey in customer service.
Her strengths are interacting with different cultures and lifestyles and has so much passion
for the beauty industry, she’s always hungry to boost her know-how. Ed has a thirst for
exploring semi-permanent makeup and feels she is best placed at Browz to follow her
dream and is a more enlightened person.