You have probably heard about this new trend called eyebrow microblading. If not, this article will give you all the essential information about microblading, and more particularly, its definition, effectiveness, maintenance and its possible limitations.
Microblading, or as many call it the semi-permanent eyebrow microstroking, is a hair-stoke eyebrow embroidery procedure which uses fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. The difference between permanently tattooed eyebrows and microblading is that the result from the microblading usually lasts for one year after which the colour starts to fade away. The initial microblading procedure is relatively painful, but it’s a piece of cake compared to a real body tattoo. Every hair is embodied on the missing eyebrow individually, achieving a natural and elegant look. It is ideal for those of you who have eyebrows which are scarce or simply have disadvantageous shape. The healing time ends two or three weeks after the initial procedure, that is when your new brows soften to a natural looking and beautiful colour. The initial procedure takes two hours plus a follow-up appointment which is usually six weeks apart to allow for the healing process to complete.
There will be a consultation with a specialist about what shape and length your new brows will be. Usually, a digital calculation of symmetry may be available at the studio to determine the best possible shape for your facial features. Preliminary sketching will be drawn on top of your brows using a simple eyebrow pencil. After you agree with the shape, length and curve of your new brows, the hair strokes will be drawn lightly to the skin until the perfect look is achieved. During and right after the procedure there may be some minor bleeding, swelling or redness. This is completely normal and will subside within 12 hours. As previously stated, the colour does fade away after a year. Then, you can decide if you would like to make an appointment for another microblading procedure. It should be noted that additional treatments cannot be undertaken until the area has completely healed.