Microblading is a meticulous process that uses a microblading pen to draw on individual strokes one by one. Like a tattoo, the pigment is implanted under the skin, just not as deep.
The end result is a natural-looking, sharp eyebrow shaped just how you'd like it.
Results last up to three years.
What is it?
Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo. First an outline of your brows is drawn on top of them. Your technician will spend a lot of time with you getting the look of your eyebrows right. Then the technician will make tiny scratches which look like fine hairs, barely going below the surface of the skin. The pigment is deposited with every scratch, a pigment chosen to match your hair and skin. The needles come in different sizes that make different thicknesses of hairs. So, you can completely customize your look.
What does it feel like? Does it hurt?
Yes, microblading does hurt a little bit. Some people have described it as feeling like tiny paper cuts. Others have described the scratching sound as being a little bit strange. You can discuss the procedure with your technician. Some people choose to have the area numbed with a topical numbing cream before the procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
It really depends on how much you are having done. It takes time to map out your new eyebrows, apply numbing cream, and to carefully draw each individual hair. Plan on your appointment taking up to 2 hours. In a month, you will come in for a touch-up that will take about an hour.
How long does microblading last?
It can last up to three years. Most people needs some occasional touch-ups, about once a year.
Is there downtime? Aftercare?
Yes, there is downtime. Plan important occasions like weddings at least 2 weeks after your microblading appointment. On the first day after the treatment, some people experience itching. It’s recommended that you don’t touch the eyebrows or get them wet for several days after the procedure. This might make washing your face and hair difficult. Avoid working out for about 4 days. Sweat can affect how well the pigment stays in your skin. Avoid sun because it can fade the microblading. In addition, avoid facial products with glycolic acid or retinol. They can cause the microblading to sluff off.
Your skin will take about a month to fully heal. After the skin is fully healed, your eyebrows will look amazing, with each hair expertly placed, but will be low maintenance. You can rub them or swim with them, and they don’t come off. When you wake up in the morning, your whole face will look more put together without you doing a thing. It’s time to feel more beautiful!
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.
Ashley Romano is a certified Microblading specialist at Trilogy Medical Center!
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