What Is Microblading?
Fine and thin eyebrows are no longer in vogue these days, but eyebrow microblading is. Thanks to celebrities like Emma Watson and Lily Collins, ladies now know that bushy brows are in while the thin brows are out. Although this new trend no longer requires you to use tweezers, some people may find themselves in a pickle like those who aren’t blessed with fuller brows.
The thick brown trend is here to stay. That’s for sure. For many, an eyebrow pencil will do the trick. All they need to do is use it to fill in the sparse areas and voila! They’ll look like they have thicker eyebrows. But what if you don’t have the time to include this in your morning routine? Or you don’t want to worry about them fading throughout the day? What if you don’t want to use other brow products? This is where eyebrow microblading comes into the picture.
If you are looking for an effective way to amp up your arches then microblading should be the first one on your list. Unless you’ve had one before or you’re well-informed of the latest beauty treatments, you may very have no clue about how it works. Read on if you would like to get the gist of what microblading is.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is one of the latest semi-permanent make up treatment wherein the brow artist uses a pen-like tool that has between seven to sixteen microneedles. These needles are extremely small, which makes them invisible to the naked eye.
The procedure also involves the insertion of pigment into the skin’s upper layer, creating tiny hair-like strokes that make the eyebrow appear fuller and more natural. Its effects could last up to 12 months and even up to 2 years, depending on your skin type. After which, the pigment applied onto your skin will gradually fade. Your skin and your brows will return to how they were, naturally.
A microblading procedure will hit you up for at least a few hundred bucks. However, the price will also depend on your location as well as the artist experience. If you are wondering when you should get a microblading touch-up, then answer will depend on your preference. If you’ve had only one session then it is highly recommended to get a top-up between six to eight weeks. Aside from making sure that all color and lines have taken, your second session will allow you to make minor changes.
Does Eyebrow Microblading Hurt?
The first microblading session is usually the longest and can last between 1.5 hours to 2 hours. It usually depends on the artist’s skin level. The initial appointment includes consultation, paperwork, creating a plan for your preferred brow shape.
Before the procedure, the brow artist will apply numbing cream or a similar agent to your brow area. It means you won’t feel a thing during the procedure so you can let out that big sigh of relief! Just be sure to go to a trained and experienced eyebrow microblading expert. Additionally, you should expect some discomfort after getting a permanent eyeliner procedure but it can be managed by taking an OTC pain reliever.
What Is The Healing Time?
How long it’ll take for a microblading to heal will depend on several factors. Usually, those who undergo this procedure are given a two week aftercare plan. During that period, you will notice your eyebrow area turn dark. The spot will then soften and peel. The eyebrow area will gradually heal and patients are always advised to be patient. It can take up to one whole month before the eyebrow area fully heals.
When the microblading is still in the process of healing, be sure to get rid of any oil build-up. For those who have dry skin, it is important to moisturize but avoid exposing the area to too much water.
Is It For Everyone?
The scales are in your favor if you have healthy skin and you’re planning to undergo this procedure. You are a good candidate and most likely to get favorable results.
This procedure may not be suitable for you if you have a bleeding disorder, an allergy to ink, or if you are taking medications like Accutane or using products that contain retinol. Other factors may compromise skin healing. For instance, if you have gone through waxing or chemical peels recently and if you have medical conditions like diabetes and thyroid disorders, microblading may be contraindicated for you.
Is Eyebrow Microblading Safe?
Patients with healthy skin are great candidates for eyebrow microblading. But you still need to find an experienced and reputable eyebrow artist who will do the procedure. There are risks of complications but they are minimal. These may include allergy, infection, permanent scarring, and even poor outcomes. Even if you consult with a dermatologist, no one will say that it is 100% safe. So, you need to watch out for signs of infection like redness, itching, and crusting.
There are steps you can take to avoid a bad experience and to boost your chances of having a positive outcome. If you are considering to have your eyebrows microbladed, you need to do your research. Ask friends or family members who have gone through the procedure. You can even consult your dermatologist and ask for a referral.
Look for an artist who has been trained by a well-known and reputable institution. The brow artist must offer an initial consultation, where you can ask questions. This will also give you the chance to assess the cleanliness of the salon. A good brow artist will ask you questions about your general health and discuss the type of brows you would like to have.
It is also important to take care of your eyebrows after the procedure. You will be given a detailed instruction for aftercare that you need to follow strictly. In the end, it’s going to be your decision. Just weight the pros and cons of microblading and determine if you think the result is worth it.
Are you interested in having your eyebrows microbladed? Call us now at 310-207-7797 for more information.