What is microblading?
If you keep up with current beauty trends from fashion magazines, Instagram or YouTube, chances are you have heard of microblading before. Microblading is a current beauty craze that’s the most popular choice for brow restoration and one which many people swear by. Microblading--unlike eyebrow tattoos which are permanent--is a semi-permanent brow restoration procedure that uses a super-fine pen to deposit a specialized pigment into the skin. Because of the extremely fine tip, it can create hair strokes that look almost identical to natural hair patterns. This process involves choosing or customizing a natural hair stroke pattern depending on your personal preference and whatever suits your features the best. The goal is to enhance the overall appearance of your brows while keeping it as natural looking as possible.
How is microblading done?
The microblading procedure involves creating the perfect brow shape for you based on your features and preference. Next a natural hair stroke pattern is chosen. After that, the tool to create the strokes is used to create thin and precise strokes on the skin. Microblading can fix the shape of your brows and fill in empty or sparse areas to achieve full and natural-looking brows.
How long is the microblading procedure?
Microblading takes about two and a half to three hours, depending on the condition and style of the client’s brows.
Why get microblading?
Microblading is extremely efficient if you want to wake up with instant perfect brows and save time doing your eyebrows every single day. If you are someone who has zero brows, blonde ultra-faint brows, lost brows due to alopecia, or just want more refined and filled brows, microblading is perfect for you. You also don’t have to worry because microblading works well and is safe for clients who have suffered hair loss due to illnesses or other reasons.
What is the difference between microblading and an eyebrow tattoo?
Microblading produces semi-permanent results while eyebrow tattoos are permanent. Also, microblading creates a more natural-looking outcome, unlike eyebrow tattooing that creates brows that appear more “drawn on” and flat. The reason for this is because microblading uses a technique that creates individual hair strokes that mimic the brow’s natural hair growth pattern. Eyebrow tattooing also uses tattoo ink while microblading uses specialized pigment. When they fade, eyebrow tattoo can develop a blue-green coloured tint while microbladed brows fade into a lighter version of the colour used. Lastly, eyebrow tattooing can be painful while microblading offers only slight discomfort that can be compared to getting your brows threaded or tweezed.
What do you need to do after undergoing microblading?
- Avoid any picking or scratching your brows
- After about 10 days, your brows will change colour and fade a little but it is totally normal.
- Wait for around 30 days for your brows to reveal their final colour and shape
- Get your brows topped up at the second session to fill in possible gaps where the pigment hasn’t taken or healed properly.
How long does microblading last?
Microblading lasts between 12-18 months, but the longevity of the pigment will depend on your skin type. For people with oily skin, it can last to 12 months but for people with normal skin, it can last for up to 18 months.
If you want to achieve fuller and natural-looking brows without all the time-consuming effort that comes with manually fixing your brows every single day, try microblading now and see satisfying results that will change your daily routine for the better. Call us today to learn more about microblading!