Associate Editor Lyndsey Steven steels her nerves as she books herself in for a micro-pigmentation treatment at Brows By Patsy at the Lesprit Clinic in Jumeirah 3.
Long-Time Liner is a form of semi-permanent makeup, whereby medically regulated pigments made of natural minerals are gently pushed into the skin’s first layer. Yes, it involves a needle, but it’s really not painful – at the most you may experience slight discomfort, but anyone who has endured laser treatment, waxing or childbirth will think it’s a doddle.
Long-Time Liner enhances features by giving brows, eyes and lips a defined, soft and natural finish that imitates perfectly applied make-up. As someone who has to tint their eyebrows on a monthly basis due to them fading into virtual bleached blonde non-existence, a treatment like this is music to my ears. What’s more, internationally recognised Elite Linergist Patricia Kerr is an expert in the process, and regularly travels to the Long-Time Liner headquarters in Germany to keep her skills updated.
Numbing cream is applied before and, if needed, during the procedure. In an exercise akin to a geometry class, Patsy measures your eyebrows and discusses lengthening and lifting with you. There is some discomfort when she goes over the same spot a few times – Patsy is a self-confessed perfectionist – but unlike tattooing there is no bleeding, scabbing or downtime.
Thicker, longer, more defined eyebrows with a proper arch. Being able to wake up every morning with your brows ready to go and arches perfectly framed is honestly a life-changing experience! What’s more, after a couple of follow-up sessions, results last up to year.
Price: Eyebrows Dhs3,200 | Lips Dhs3,600 | Lower or Upper Eyelid Dhs1,800