Maybe you have naturally light hair or maybe you just like filling your eyebrows with a pencil every morning despite having average amount of eyebrow hair, and don’t want to do anymore- whatever it maybe, microblading is a one-time (mostly), convenient solution to achieve a set of perfectly thick, natural looking eyebrows.
The term “microblading” itself sounds a bit scary and intimidating. Do they use blades to give you more hair? Does it hurt? Is it too expensive? How long does it last for? Is it safe? I am sure these are questions that pop up in everyone’s heads. It can be a little confusing, specially for someone who is getting the treatment done for the first time and has no idea about the procedure.
Worry no more! We have tried to give answers to almost all the frequently asked questions in this article, including what exactly the procedure is, the after-care process, who should get it done and more.
What Is Microblading?
The end result is very similar to an eyebrow pencil that you use to fill your eye brows, however, eye brow pencils can be wiped off, while microblading is a more long-term, semi-permanent eye brow thickening procedure. It is similar to getting a tattoo where a special microblading pen is used that draws strokes on your eyebrows using ink. The strokes look like real hair. The ink used is dilute and is specially curated for microblading.
Doest Microblading Last Forever?
It does not last forever, but it can last from 1 to 3 years, depending on the type of skin, sun exposure, how do you take care of it post-treatment etc. It is definitely, a more long-term solution to using eyebrow gels and pencils, but you might need once a year touch-up. The ink does tend to blur faster for people with oily skin. Also, if you don’t apply the healing ointment or don’t reduce water exposure in the first one week of treatment, the procedure may not last very long.
Who Should Get Microblading Done?
People who want hassle free, thick eyebrows and benefit from eyebrow gel or a pencil, should go for microblading as they will benefit from it. There are people who fill in their eyebrows every morning. Waterproof gels last a bit longer and maybe the brows need to be filled after a few days, but those who want a more permanent solution, should try the microblading treatment. However, females who have serious medical conditions, or are pregnant, are advised not to opt for it.
What Exactly Happens During a Microblading Session?
It really depends that one chooses a professional expert to get the treatment done. So at first the area is sanitized and numbed. The expert then consults with the client regarding eyebrow shaped and thickness- clients often show pictures as references. The expert then decides to go with the client’s eyebrow shape, texture, color and direction to create more natural, fuller looking brows.
The client’s age, skin undertone and face symmetry is also taken into consideration before choosing the ink pigment. The expert then draws strokes mimicking the hair on the eyebrows using the microblading pen.
This procedure takes about 30 to 40 minutes. After-care cream is then applied to help the area heal. A follow up appointment is then scheduled for after almost a month. The eyebrows are finally set at this appointment.
This step is VERY important as the final look of your brows is dependent on this. Oftentimes people experience pigmentation and redness around the area, but if the ointment is applied regularly, the brows heals and the redness goes away. However, there are few precautionary measures that needs to be taken- experts recommend keeping the brows dry and avoid excessive wiping to prevent the brows from fading or blurring.
Infection is also possible if proper aftercare isn’t followed. Some people also experience scabbing and temporarily have to change their sleeping position, but it all settles down after one or two weeks if proper post-treatment care is practiced.
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