What is Microblading?
Microblading goes by a few different names like microstroking, eyebrow embroidery and eyebrow feathering. No matter the name, the procedure is relatively the same. Microblading has been around for about 25 years in Asia and Europe so it is still relatively new to the US, and that’s a good thing because it has allowed techniques to improve significantly since it began.
It is a form of semi-permanent tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under the top layer of the skin (epidermis) with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. The tool is used to make fine cuts in hair-like strokes mimicking natural hair in the brows. It is used to fill in sparse areas or achieve a completely new look for someone who has no existing hair.
The overall goal is to achieve the most symmetrical brows possible for your face.
What to expect after your microblading session:
Your new temporary eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely.
The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin.
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just a superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.
Results vary per person so no need to be alarmed if you see strokes missing or looking too light before your 30 day touch up, this session will be all about perfecting your brows.
Think of all the time you are going to be shaving off of your daily routine now!