1. What, Exactly, is Microblading?
In short, microblading is a semi-permanent procedure for eyebrows, similar to tattooing, that uses a specialized, handheld tool to create the appearance of hairstrokes on the brow line. These hairstrokes imitate real eyebrow hairs, creating the appearance of thicker, fuller brows.
2. How Does it Work?
Microblading is the process of making lots of tiny, superficial cuts in the brow line, which are then filled in with pigments to create darker, fuller brows. Microblading is also used to reshape the brow. It can fill in thinning arches, or create the perfect tapering effect. Thanks to a specially designed hand tool, microblading can create hair-thin cuts that mimic the shape of real eyebrows. The added control offered by the instrument means a more refined, natural looking brow. Traditional eyebrow tattooing made brows look artificial, both in thickness and color, resulting in “Sharpie”-esque brows. With microblading, however, the results are nearly indistinguishable from real eyebrows.
3. That Sounds Painful. Does it Hurt?
It can. Before microblading begins, your brows are treated with a numbing ointment to reduce any discomfort. The level of pain is similar to eyebrow threading. Overall, microblading is no worse than regular waxing or plucking.
4. How Long Does it Take?
The procedure can take up to 2-3 hours.
This is because there are several stages involved in microblading. The desired shape, arch, and thickness of the brows have to first be outlined and drawn in before the actual microblading can begin. Then the numbing cream has to sit on the skin for 30 minutes. This is to ensure that things look exactly the way you want them to. It’s a delicate process that requires precision and attention to detail.
5. What Happens After?
You should avoid getting your brows wet for about a week. You will be provided with more then enough ointment to apply after treatment. You will need to apply this ointment during the day every 2hrs for 7-10 days. Avoid using any products with glycolic acid on your brows, as this can fade the pigment. Your brows will look much darker at first, but some of that color will fade after a week or so.
6. How Much Does it Cost?
This is a tricky question. The price of Microblading all depends on the experience and quality of the aesthetic technician and weather or not there has been previous work done. please call one of or locations to better answer this question.
If you’re going to make the investment, make sure it’s done by someone qualified and experienced.
That usually means more, but you don’t want to “get a deal” and end up with uneven or unnatural looking brows. Microblading is an art form. It takes skill, precision, and experience.
7. How Long Does it Last?
The results of microblading usually last between 1 and 2years. Because it’s semi-permanent, the pigment will eventually fade. You should consider going in for a touch-up after 12 months. Touch ups are recommend once a year to maintain shape and freshness of strokes
That’s more than 365 days where you won’t have to touch a brow pencil or brush.
8. Who Should Get Microblading?
Microblading is for those who want to redefine their eyebrows. Whether you have naturally thin brows, or your brow-ends are fading with age, microblading has the ability to add volume and color to your eyebrows. Microblading can also reshape your brows, adding more angle to your arch or more detail to your ends.
If you’re considering microblading, give us a call or come in and ask about this new procedure that’s been talked about in all the beauty magazines. Our first consultation is free. There’s never been a better time to rethink your brows.