Brows Speak Louder Than Words
What is microblading?
How Is Microblading Done?
Hair-like strokes are made with a specialty handheld tool called a microblading pen. The microblading pen is made up of several tiny needles that make microincisions through which the pigment is implanted.
The microblading process is very similar to that of a traditional tattoo; however, the main difference is that the pigment is not inserted as deep, for this reason, it is considered a semi-permanent procedure.
The procedure involves drawing hair like lines with the use of the microblade pen to mimic natural hairs on your brows.
How to Prepare for Microblading
Most patients can elect to have the microblading procedure done with no special considerations; however, you should keep in mind the following:
- If you use any facial creams containing Retinol you should suspend its use at least one week before your microblading session. Retinol can thin out skin which could lead to more bleeding
- Cut back on your alcohol consumption a few days before your treatment
- If you regularly take aspirin or are on any type of blood thinning medication, you will need to suspend therapy at least one week before to prevent excessive bleeding.
Does Microblading Hurt?
Each patient has a different threshold of pain, for most, the feeling is that of having a scratch on the treated area.
Before the procedure starts, during the preparation process, the patient’s brows are numbed using an anesthetic gel or cream to minimize any discomfort during the procedure.
Microblading Eyebrows 101
What is a Microblading Eyebrows Treatment?
What to Expect?
Microblading is not a procedure that can be rushed, an average session for a first-time patient will take at least 2 hours.
The first step is to draw the eyebrow using a removable pencil. This will give the patient an idea of what the result will look like as well as provide the specialist with a guide to achieve the desired results.
The next step is to start the actual microblading with the specialty tool and ink that perfectly matches your natural eyebrow color.
Initially, your eyebrows will look a bit darker. However, the color will fade 30 to 40% given them a more natural look.
The results of microblading can last up to 3 years with proper care, and you can opt to receive a touch up every six months.