Microblading Eyebrow Treatment
The eye area is the main focal point of our faces. The eyebrows (specifically their shape, fullness, and symmetry of the brows) play a large role in determining the aesthetic beauty of the face. Microblading is an eyebrow enhancement technique that is quickly growing in popularity. This non-invasive treatment involves the creation of tiny lines that look like individual hairs in order to fill out or reshape the eyebrows.
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How Is Microblading Performed?
Microblading uses a specialized hand-held tool with a unique blade that deposits dye into the second dermal layer of the skin, creating very fine, precise strokes that mimic natural eyebrow hair.
Why is Microblading is Better Than Permanent Eyebrow Tattoos?
Traditional techniques, such as rotary/digital machines and even other hand-held tattoo pens, often deliver results where the hair strokes can look stamped on or too thick. These methods can also last indefinitely which isn’t always appealing to people, especially if an undesired result is achieved.
How long will the results last?
With microblading, the pigment is placed more superficially in the skin, so results will last 6 months to a year making it an ideal treatment with this ever-changing eyebrow phenom that we are all obsessed with.
Who is a good candidate for Microblading?
Anyone can benefit from microblading. From someone who just desires fuller, more defined brows, to someone who has gone through chemotherapy or people who suffer from medical conditions such as Alopecia, Hypothyroidism, Lupus, and other diseases.
People who may not be candidates for this treatment include people who have uncontrolled diabetes, bleeding disorders, are prone to keloid scarring, have oily skin, experience psoriasis or eczema in the eyebrow area, or have a previous treatment of permanent makeup. Women should also not undergo microblading while pregnant or breastfeeding. A personal consultation is advisable.
Is Microblading Painful?
There is little to no pain associated with microblading, especially if the brow area is numbed with lidocaine. Most patients describe the feeling of microblading to be similar to plucking.
What should I expect after the procedure?
Healing can take 7-10 days. The pigment will appear very dark immediately after the procedure. There will be mild to moderate flaking, redness and itching starting around day 4. Once healed, the color will have faded about 40-50% looking patchy and uneven. You will return in 6-8 weeks for your perfecting touch-up. This is crucial and necessary to obtain the best result possible.
Is Microblading safe for all skin types?
Microblading is safe for patients with all skin colors (Fitzpatrick scale types) and skin types. There is no risk of pigmentation or post-inflammatory related issues.
Additional Microblading Resources
- The Dangers of Do It Yourself (DIY) Microblading
- How Long Does Microblading Last?
- Microblading vs. Eyebrow Tattoo: What’s The Difference