Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that creates hair-like strokes with the use of a manual pen containing very small needles. These needles insert pigment into the bottom layer of the epidermis.
But if the idea of microblading scares you too much to try it (there’s something about permanent makeup that feels so...permanent), don’t psych yourself out. Not only does the process barely hurt, but the results actually don’t last forever—which is great news if you’re still weighing your options.
This is the most important part of the process; we will take measurements directly from your eyebrows. This will help to determine the start point and the endpoints of the eyebrows. This is to make sure that the shape of your new brow won’t go too far from the shape of your natural brows. Also, we will be able to recommend the best shape for your eyebrows and the best color that can match your skin tone and your hair.
This process involves drawing on your eyebrows with a pencil as a rough sketch just to have an idea of how the new style is going to fit and look. The drawn sketch is just temporary and also it has a deeper color, this should not make you nervous because it can just be removed. After drawing, we will outline with pigment because when the numbing cream is applied the pencil outline could be pulled off.
This is a critical step; it involves mixing all the desired colors and verify that they match your skin tone and hair to ensure you are happy with the final product.
Numbing cream, which is an anesthetic, is applied on and around the eyebrows to help reduce any pain you may feel. This can be done once or multiple times depending on the sensitivity of your skin, and although recommended this step is optional.
This is done in layers which may be slightly painful if you decided not to use the numbing cream. It involves attaching very small hair-like strokes of pigment to the skin of the eyebrows using a microblade tool that uses several very tiny needles that applies the pigment to the skin. After this, you may find that eyebrows swell a bit and look red due to the small cuts throughout the process, but this won’t last long.
You finished your first session! Now that you have your new brows and are finished at the salon, it is important to keep your new eyebrows as dry as possible. In-depth instructions will be provided before you leave, and according to the aftercare instructions given to you, it might just take you one to two weeks to completely heal.
Skin treatments that include the exfoliation of the brow area (such as microdermabrasion), certain chemicals, fruit peeling, or laser treatments may affect the result of microblading. Clients must abstain from retinols for 30 days after the treatment. Sunlight – both natural and artificial – can also affect the results.
To make sure the process was successful we recommend follow-up sessions to add more pigment and touch-ups as needed. Typically eight weeks after the first session, we have you come in to make sure that nothing was missed and everything healed properly. These sessions follow the same procedure as the first one so you should follow the same preparation as before and do not apply water to your eyebrows before you arrive.
The results of microblading vary by client and can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. Various factors can determine how well the pigment will retain.
Anyone looking to add depth and color will find great value in microblading. It’s also a great choice for those wanting to correct their brow shape after years of follicle damage from various epilation methods. Also, if you lost your brows due to alopecia, you’re still a candidate for microblading.
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