If your eyebrows have been a source of frustration to you, you might have considered eyebrow tattoos. The latest new trend in brow darkening, eyebrow microblading, is a great way to achieve a natural and lasting look. Microblading consists of delicate, super-fine strokes that make your brows look realistic – this is not the old-fashioned stamped eyebrow tattoo that you’ve known before! Instead, microblading uses a super-fine pen to create individual strokes that look like real hairs. The pen, which is technically a bunch of about 15 needles, will only reach into the superficial layers of the skin. This gives your brows a superfine, feathery look. This is also what makes the procedure semi-permanent, unlike traditional permanent makeup tattoos.
Our clients love eyebrow microblading because it gives your brows a natural look with minimal fuss.
What Do You Need to Know About Eyebrow Microblading?
Each microblading stroke feels a bit like a small paper cut. While the process can be painful, we are able to numb the area first so you can proceed with minimal discomfort. Starting the first day after your eyebrow microblading procedure, gently clean your eyebrows with distilled water and a cotton pad, then apply aftercare cream every four hours. Your eyebrows might be red and scabby for a few days after the procedure, so try not to schedule anything big or important for the first week or so. You should also avoid going to the gym, as excess sweat around the eyebrows could cause infection.
Your brows will need a touch-up about a month after the procedure; after this, the eyebrow microblading should last anywhere from 1-3 years, depending on your lifestyle. The more time you spend outside in the San Francisco sun, the less time it will take before you need the procedure again. Avoid using exfoliants near your brows, as this could also remove the tattoos with continued use.
If you’d like to learn more about how eyebrow microblading could work for you, call iBrow Vixen today! We serve San Francisco, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, and the surrounding areas.