Microbladed or Semi-Permanent Brows

Full, perfectly shaped, harmonious eyebrows make the face look younger and more attractive. But because of age, thyroid problems or simply over-plucking, brows can become thin, patchy, short and asymmetrical. Our technician can subtly enhance your eyebrows, or give you brows that are entirely new. Microbladed or semi permanent makeup eyebrows that frame your face and enhance your features to save time and always have the natural look you love.


  • Can give results so natural no one will know you weren’t born with those brows
  • Reduces the amount of time necessary to get ready in the morning
  • Does not smudge or smear off, even with exercise for those with an active lifestyle.
  • Sessions only take 1 ½ hours and it’s virtually painless

What is the technique and is it safe?

Both microblading and semipermanent makeup brow treatments are a safe and natural-looking alternative to the expense and daily routine of applying makeup upon waking in the morning and often times throughout the day. Each technique has it’s own advantages and during your consultation the technician will help you decide which is best for you. Properly applied by an experienced technician, both treatments are safe and will be beautiful and natural in appearance.

Microblading  involves using a manual tool to hold a small, sharp instrument called a microblade, to deposit pigment into the skin. The blade scratches the skin and pigment is left on the brow for several minutes. Once the pigment is wiped away, thin, natural looking hairstrokes are visible on the skin. Unlike microblading, semi permanent makeup brows are done with a digital machine that uses a disposable needle cartridge to introduce quality semipermanent pigments to the skin. The machine is used to create perfect crisp hair strokes.

What happens during the treatment?

Your treatment will begin with a consultation in our clinic discussing the shape and the colour of your preference to ensure a first class result! Like all of our procedures, everything is discussed and pencilled in, prior to starting, to ensure that you have total control with the style, colour and shape of your brows. You have the option of whether you want a  natural or dramatic result. It is all up to you! You are in complete control of your treatment. Once the process has been explained and you have agreed to the design, you will be required to fill in consent form and medical questionnaire and we take a copy of your ID as per current legislation. We use top of the line topical anaesthetics to maximise your comfort. Once your new brows are complete you will be given written information on aftercare and the healing process.

Will it look “natural”? 
YES — It will look more natural than your own conventional make-up. Unless you tell somebody you’ve had it applied, they’ll never know. Empire Beauty specialises in “natural-looking” makeup and with an artistic eye will capture the natural beauty of the client.

 I have great difficulty drawing on my brows. It usually ends up too thin, thick or uneven. How will microblading look?
Truthfully, it will look sensational. A very conservative approach is used for those who are unsure of width or colour. The second application may be used as an opportunity to add more fullness or colour, if desired. Permanent make-up can be applied very evenly, precisely and smoothly.

How many applications are needed? 
Microblading and semi-permanent makeup is a 2-3 step process with most clients requiring 2 sessions for optimal results. The second application is scheduled 4-8 weeks after the initial procedure.

Does it hurt? 
Very little discomfort is experienced during the procedure. We use topical anaesthetics of a superior grade that are extremely effective .

How much do brow treatments cost? 
Please click below to check full up to date price list. The second session, where needed, is charged at just £50. Corrective procedures are generally more expensive, and are individually priced.

How long does a procedure take?
Including the consultation, paperwork, and numbing time, the average length of time for one procedure is approximately 1.5 hours. The second application is usually one hour or less.

 What is the healing period like? 
Typically the area around your treatment may be slightly red, but that should be the only after-effect. Most people can return to their normal activities immediately. For approximately 7 days following the procedure, you will need to apply a thin film of ointment to the procedure site. During the healing period, you will notice the colour soften into your skin.

 How long does permanent makeup last? 
Permanent cosmetics are permanent in that you will always have a permanent marking on your skin. However, over time, you will notice a gradual softening of colour occurring each year. Many women feel that this is advantageous, as they feel that their permanent makeup will age with them. “Colour boosts” are recommended yearly to those who wish to keep their permanent makeup looking as fresh as possible.

What are the contraindications?

If you are under 18 or pregnant you are not a suitable candidate for this treatment. If you suffer from any of the following conditions you need a GP letter to be considered as a candidate: hemophilia, blood clotting disorders or conditions that require blood thinning drugs; heart conditions, angina or blood pressure problems; allergies to any anaesthetics metals, latex, topical antibiotic preparations; skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or dermatitis; diabetes or problems healing; epilepsy, seizures or prone to fainting attacks; any other associated health conditions or medications taken that might interfere with the treatment.

Our clinics

Our Dundee skin and laser clinic benefits from a fantastic central location at City Quay. Treatments are carried out by a micropigmentation specialist since 2010. We specialise in Microblading, Semipermanent Eyeliner and Lip Makeup, the latest rejuvenation treatments, pampering facials as well as IPL hair removal and tattoo removal.