Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure where cosmetic pigment is deposited into the dermal layer of the skin by a hand-held tool composed of tiny needles. It is used to enhance or create eyebrow definition, to cover gaps of lost hair, to extend the eyebrows, or may be used as a full reconstruction if the brows have little/no hair. Each microblading stroke is applied individually, allowing the tattoo artist/beauty therapist to control the shape, color, and density of the completed eyebrows.
The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, an anesthetic is applied to reduce pain to a completely tolerable level. Additional applications of anesthetic may be applied as needed.
Because Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo, it will last anywhere from 1-3 years. The pigment will naturally fade over time depending on the client's skin type (oily, normal, dry), age, exposure to the sun and tanning beds, and use of products containing retinol. Touch ups may be required over time to refresh the color.
People of all ages are interested in having their eyebrows enhanced, especially because it won't wash off! Others view it as a time saver in their daily routine or just have difficulty drawing on their own brows. There are some medical reasons that may disqualify a person from receiving a microblading procedure. Anyone currently pregnant, nursing, undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, or presently taking antibiotics, acutane, iron supplements, or blood thinners should not receive this service. Also, any one that has severely wrinkled or thin skin, or has a history of keloid scarring would not be ideal candidates.
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still seated on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later, skin cells push the pigment back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed (three - four weeks), you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural-looking eyebrows.