Everything You Need to Know About Microblading

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Making eyebrows comfortable to look at is an uphill battle for many people – sometimes, it’s hard to find a powder, eyebrow pencil or pigment that can correct thin eyebrows. The solution? Semi-permanent brows, with microblading.

What is microblading?

It is essentially a type of tattoo – pigment is implanted under the skin using a manual tool rather than a machine. At first glance it is not as scary as it sounds, although the pain is different for each person. Many practitioners prepare their clients with topical pain-relieving creams. This process takes about two hours.

How does microblading work?

Usually the artist draws the shape of the eyebrows, to imitate the shape and size of the face. Then he chooses a color, administers the initial injection and anesthesia, and applies pigment with each subsequent injection. Then, a pigment mask is absorbed into the skin with a medical silicone finish, after which the area is thoroughly cleansed.

What’s next after microblading?

Microblading has evolved into microfeathering, with a light touch to perfect the result, giving a brow-makeup look. Recovery care is an important part of microblading, which means keeping it out of moisture for a week and treating it like an open wound during the healing period.

How much does microblading cost and how long does it last?

Microblading results can last up to 3 years, which is why many people charge up to $900 initial treatment fees. They can appear dark and intensely pigmented at first but will eventually fade to a more natural color. Less expensive treatments are also available, but since they are a type of tattoo, running them with a less experienced practitioner can end in disaster.

Does microblading affect hair growth?

One of the questions that often arise in women is whether microblading affects hair growth or not. The answer is no, microblading does not prevent hair growth or inhibit its natural ability to grow.

Are there any contraindications to microblading?

Follow-up treatment may be needed, but it won’t be too expensive. Allergic reactions may occur. Although they are rare, you should always ask your beautician about the types of pigments they use and how they normally require precautions. Health conditions that may affect it include pregnancy, breastfeeding, diabetes or other serious illnesses, recent Botox treatments, and chemical peels.

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