Okay, today we’re getting down to business. BROW BUSINESS, that is! In case you haven’t been following the beauty trends for the last year – right along with highlighting and contouring/strobing and baking- bold brows are in. I mean- brows are life right now. Thick natural brows are the thing (and even if super thin Pamela Anderson brows come back, I don’t think we’ll be heading down that road).
What exactly is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of semi permanent make up which is implemented using a hand held tool comprised of between 6-14 micro needles hence the name microblade.
How is it different than eyebrow tattooing?
Microblading is the process of implanting pigment into the basal membrane which divides the epidermis from the dermis layer of the skin to create fuller looking brows. Eyebrow tattoo is done with a motorized device whereas microblading is done used a hand held tool, also know as a pen. When it comes to the term microblading the hand tool is used to simulate hair strokes in the brow. Microblading artists also use pigment vs ink. Pigment has a thicker consistency while ink is more watery in texture and tends to have more staying power. Most pigment will last in the skin between 1-5 years, keeping in mind different skin types and the use of skin care products. There is no “spilling” under the skin which leaves the strokes fine and crisp. Naturally the pigment will exfoliate out of the skin over time causing the pigment to lighten.
Does it hurt?
Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. You might feel a slight discomfort but it is almost painless.
Can you describe what the first session in like?
During you first session (approximately 2 hours), we custom design your brow shape based on your bone structure, eye placement, face shape and other factors. The pigment choice is then selected. Once your shape and pigment are agreed upon, you will then be numbed using a lidocaine cream.
You do not have to hide from the world after your service. Many clients can walk right out the door, ready to show off their new brows. Initially stronger in color your new brows will soften in 2-3 weeks.
After your initial appointment, a touch up can be done between 4-6 weeks. It is not always necessary but it is helpful as it insures that the color is locked into the epidermis and doesn’t migrate or leave the skin completely.
How long does it last?
Untouched, the service will last 12-18 months.