What Is Eyebrow Microblading?
Unlike an eyebrow pencil that you wipe off at night before you go to sleep, eyebrow microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo procedure where a special handheld microblading eyebrow pen is used to draw on strokes that mimic the appearance of real brow hairs. While it's a similar process to getting a tattoo, the ink that is used is far less concentrated than that of a regular tattoo and is specifically formulated for the microblading process.
Who Should Consider Microblading?
While there are thousands of eyebrow products on the market, those that tend to opt for microblading want fuller, natural-looking eyebrows but don't want the hassle of filling them in every single morning, or the worry that the pigment won't last all day. If you benefit from a brow pencil, then you will benefit from microblading,
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Not forever, but way longer than your waterproof eyebrow gel. Microblading can last anywhere from one to three years, depending on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, and the products that you use. However, touch-ups are commonly needed about once a year, especially for those with oily skin, as the ink tends to fade and blur faster.
What Happens During a Microblading Appointment?
A microblading treatment is across three sessions. In the first consultation, we will discuss the eyebrow shape you are wishing for. A patch test will also be taken to determine the pigment of the ink, based on the natural color of the brow hairs and the skin's undertone. In the second session, we will again discuss the brows that will be drawn on, following the direction of the natural brow hairs and taking into consideration your face symmetry and age. The area is sanitized and numbed and the drwing is then carried out, which can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours depending on the eyebrow area. After the eyebrows are finished, an aftercare ointment is applied to help healing. Finally, a third follow-up appointment is scheduled for four to six weeks later.
What's the After-Care Like When Microblading Your Eyebrows?
To prevent blurring or fading, keep them dry from water and sweat for a week or longer, refrain from wiping. Applying ointment once a day will speed up healing. Right after the treatment is done, the brows will be darker and slightly red, but the redness and the pigment will slightly fade in color as the brows heal.