Beautiful woman with perfect eyebrows


Microblading is rapidly increasing in popularity as it delivers amazing brows that frame your face in natural perfection requiring minimal at-home maintenance. Using this technique, hair-like strokes are implanted into the skin using a hand blade. After your initial two sessions you will have gorgeous, natural-looking brows that will last up to a year before requiring a colour refresh. Purchase online or check out treatment pricing.

You can find everything you need to know about feathering below - and if you still have further questions, feel free to contact me. 

What to Expect

Your first session (90 minutes):

  1. Numbing anaesthetic applied to your brows

  2. Consultation to agree upon shape and look

  3. Drawing the shape on for approval

  4. Semi permanent pigment is applied with a sterile hand-tool

Your second session (60 minutes):

  1. Numbing anaesthetic applied to brows

  2. Short consultation

  3. Correction of any irregularities in the microbladed hair strokes and colour toning

During the healing, you may experience flaking, itchiness, and patchiness. These give no indication of what the healed result will look like.

How long does each procedure take?

The initial session takes around 90 minutes, and the perfecting session takes around 60 minutes.

Does Eyebrow tattooing hurt?

Everyone has different pain thresholds, so pain levels can vary from person to person. We use a topical anaesthetic and check on you throughout the procedure to see if more numbing cream is required. We make every effort to minimise discomfort.  

How long will it last?

Depending on your skin type and aftercare, results last between 18-24 months. A colour refresh is recommended every 9-12 months.

Why is the procedure done in two steps?

The procedure is carried out in two steps because of the healing process. After 4-6 weeks, the pigment from the initial application will have faded or become patchy as it healed, so a perfecting session is needed to get the colour just right, as well as to touch up the strokes.

What will happen if I don’t attend my touch-up appointment?

It is imperative that you attend the second session. If you do not return after 4-6 weeks for your touch-up, your brows are likely to fade much more quickly and will never reach the desired shade.

What can I do to prepare for the treatment?
  • Do not drink alcohol or energy drinks on the day of your microblading procedure.

  • Do not take Panadol or Nurofen 24 hours before treatment.

  • Do not take an omega 3 supplement 1 week before treatment.

  • Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.

  • No waxing 2-3 days before treatment.

  • No chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.

  • Shower and fix your hair before your treatment. You’ll need to take extra care not to get your brows wet for several days.

What about aftercare?

Aftercare is extremely important - in order for your brows to look perfect, they need to be able to heal well.

For optimal results, be sure to avoid all of the following during the healing process:

  • Increased sweating

  • Sun tanning or salon tanning.

  • Laser or chemical treatments or peelings

  • Creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.

  • Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area (this can result in scarring of the area or removal of the pigment).

  • Heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of dust or dirt.

  • Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.

  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.

  • Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.

  • Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head.

  • Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun.

Is the same ink used in microstroking as in traditional tattoo ink?

The skin on the face is more sensitive and prone to reactions than other areas of the body, and therefore cosmetic tattoo pigment is different to traditional tattoo ink. Permanent makeup pigments are also more heavily regulated than tattoo ink, and rightly so - it is not advisable to use tattoo ink on the face. Tattoo ink on the face is prone to discolouration and blurring, while permanent makeup pigment is specially formulated for use on the face and to make finer lines.

Book Your First Appointment By Clicking The Button Below





EMCO Studio

715 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland


Tel: 021 1072 965
Submit a form or contact via email by visiting our contact page