Microblading, what is it? What does it do? It’s a form of permanent makeup for the eyebrows that mimic hair like strokes, to fill in or camouflage missing eyebrow hair. The the permanent cosmetic artist deposits the tattoo pigments after the hair like incisions have been made in the skin. Microblading is done manually with a hand tool with attached needles, that are fused together in a linear grouping -no use of a machine- The pigment is superficially deposited in the upper region of the dermis. With the microblading technique you get a crisp hair like stroke unlike what you would get with a machine when doing brow treatments, nonetheless it is still a form of cosmetic tattooing. The microblading needle groupings tend to contain needles that are extremely fine in diameter in comparison to the needles used in traditional tattooing.
Some think microblading is a semipermanent tattoo, but that is incorrect. It is a permanent tattoo seeing as how the pigment is deposited into the upper layers of the skin, but it’s deep enough to make the pigment last. However as with all other tattoos, to keep the color crisp a touch-up service is required up to every 2 years depending on the person and their skin and how well it holds the pigment, also how well the person has taken care of the tattoo over time as well. The blades come in a variety of diameters so that the thickness of each individual hair stroke can be customized to each client depending on the width of their natural hair, to make it look more natural. Everything used in the process should be sterile, as to not cause any cross contamination of infections or diseases.
How does it work?… Its tailored to individuals who desire definition, covering of gaps where hair has be lost, extending of an area or full reconstruction of brows with little to no hair. You want to choose an artist with expertise and experience when going into this. First you and your artist start out by designing your desired brow shape, then she/he color the area to plot your preferred shape and style. After that they mix the pigments to match and compliment your hair color and skin tone. The actual process takes at least two hours. Right after the procedure your eyebrows will appear darker than you expected, but over the course of your healing time they will fade about 50% to the natural and desired color. After about six weeks you return for a touch up appointment to ensure everything is healing properly and responding well. To ensure that your color fades properly and doesn’t over fade or have uneven fading, make sure you follow all care instructions carefully, especially no picking or scratching at the brows while they are healing .
I just recently had my eyebrows done, like this past Friday recently, and the strokes look so natural, they are dark but I do know the are going to fade and get to my desired shade and I’ll have my eyebrows back! I just wanted to share this bit of info with y’all in between “My Eyebrow Journey” parts, I am working on part two as we speak, so that will be up soon.
Until next time XOXO Anna! 💋