Eyebrows are considered as one of the most prominent facial features as they help frame the eyes and accentuate the shape of your face. No wonder the obsession of countless celebrities (and even mere mortals in our midst) for this brow-enhancing procedure is positively occult.
If your sparse and asymmetrical eyebrows make you feel like you’re doomed forever not to experience having ‘brows on fleek’, can microblading be a heaven-sent to finally solve your biggest brow woes?
Let’s set the record straight about what to expect if you’re considering booking a session for this trendy 3D brow treatment.
What is microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo technique to create the illusion of thicker, fuller, and natural-looking brows. A specialized hand-controlled tool is used to manually draw small intricate hair strokes onto the superficial layers of the skin.
How does microblading work?
Brow specialists uses a pen with sloped blade to manually puncture the surface of the skin and implant pigments right above the dermis layer of the skin to create fine, realistic looking hair strokes. A permanent tattoo, on the other hand, deposits ink below the dermis. Because of the semi-permanency of microblading, it will naturally fade over time – lasting anywhere between 12 and 24 months.
Microblading can be a good option for you if…
- You have thin, sparse brows and you’re not happy about it
- You suffer from alopecia
- You hate all the time wasted filling in your brows in the morning
- You’re interested in enhancing your naturally full brows
- You want a finished look without looking overdone
About Microblading Aftercare
Expect some form of inflammation or irritation immediately after your appointment. Your microbladed brows might resemble like dark scab and then start to peel off a bit. Don’t panic – it is a normal part of the healing process.
While waiting for them to be fully healed – which can take up to six full weeks – remember the following:
- Prevent any smudging on the first two weeks by making sure not to touch your brows or getting them wet while showering
- For the first two weeks, avoid putting on makeup, using chemical peels, or going to tanning booths
- Stay out of the sun or apply sunscreen to delay immature fading
- No peeling or scratching while the brow area is not yet fully healed
- Avoid alcohol and blood thinners for 24 hours before and after the microblading procedure
When To Schedule Microblading Touch Ups
First-timers must schedule for a touch-up after four to six weeks – just right after the pigment has fully settled into the skin – to experience optimal results of the microblading process.
- Refill certain areas that did not properly retain the color
- Re-shade certain areas that need a more intense definition
- Correct irregularities
Remember: microblading touch up is not optional; foregoing it will make the initial microblading treatment a waste of time, effort, and money.
Tips for Getting a Successful Microblading Experience
- Find the right salon that employs a certified brow technician with a microblading certification
- Prepare your skin before the treatment (no irritating procedures and blood thinning medications)
- Let your brow technician understand your personal preference so it can be incorporated with his or her professional opinion
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