Microblading is a semi-permanent method of enhancing the appearance of your eyebrows. The pigment is scratched into your skin using short fine strokes to resemble hair. This etching is done with the use of a hand tool consisting of tiny needles and a blade. This treatment will work if you have no brows, ultra-faint or blonde brows, or have lost your brows because of other conditions. It works if you want a bit of help in filling in your arches or want a completely new look to your eyebrows.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is the process of tattooing tiny brow hairs onto your skin with needles. It is a semi-permanent technique many use to achieve a fuller look to their eyebrows. You can create a natural light finish to beautifully bold brows that match the natural color of your hair and skin undertone.
When you have a consultation for microblading, it will be determined which brow shape will best fit your face and which color will match your hair and skin. The brow area is then cleaned and numbed before treatment is started.
The treatment is done with the use of a handheld tool, not a tattoo machine. The device will manually draw hair strokes in place on the brow area. The tool is a state-of-the-art hand tool that is able to create more precise, hair-like strokes that are not ingrained into your skin as deep as a tattoo. The strokes will turn out looking more refined with the control your artist has over the tool. Once the strokes are done, an ointment is applied to the area to help with the healing process.
The pigment used for this treatment is different than that used in a standard tattoo. It is only semi-permanent as your body will eventually end up metabolizing it, and the dye particles are a lot less concentrated than that used for tattoos.
The total time for this treatment is between thirty and forty minutes, depending on the way you want your brows to look. It is recommended you schedule a follow-up appointment four to six weeks after the procedure to ensure you are happy with your results. Sometimes a bit of tweaking to the results is requested. The results of your treatment should last from three to five years. The length of time it will last depends on your skin type. If you suffer from oily skin, the results may not last as long.
Sides Effects from Microblading
If you are having your treatment performed by an experienced and trusted brow artist, you should not suffer any significant side effects from your procedure. Remember that not all brow artists are the same. When you choose your specialist, verify that they've had the proper training and experience before they work on a very prominent feature on your face.
How do I Maintain Brows after Microblading Procedure?
One of the most important products for you to use after you've had your brow procedure is sunscreen. Sunscreens work for your new brows just as it does for a new tattoo. It will help you extend the longevity of your brows as well as prevent them from fading due to sun exposure.
If you use any Retin-A or retinol products, you should stop using them approximately one week before your treatment. You should also not restart them for thirty days after the procedure. These ingredients can result in your pigment fading prematurely.
Do not let your brow area get wet for about one or two weeks after your treatment while they are healing. It is not recommended to use makeup on the treated area for at least a week. When your skin has completely healed, you will be able to return to your regular makeup routine.
If you are looking for a more permanent solution to your eyebrows, you should consider the microblading procedure.