From the 60’s to the 00’s, thin eyebrows were beauty standard. Unfortunately for the generation of the past forty years, thick and structured eyebrow became trendy since 2016. Fortunately, considering the number of ladies who weren’t born with naturally thick eyebrows, beauty techniques have expanded. If you are not in the mood to make up your eyebrow every morning, or to go under a permanent eyebrow tattoo at your local beauty salon, another technique opens for you: microbladed eyebrows.

What is Microblading?

When you have microbladed eyebrows, the purpose is to create the illusion that there is some hair left in the eyebrow. To do that, the technique is pretty simple: it consisted of drawing hair by hair (line by line) with tiny needles which form a blade, which put pigments into your skin. It is similar to a tattoo technique, but the blade doesn’t go as deep.

Also, pigments are organic and are suitable for all types of skin and color. So contrary to permanent makeup, the color won’t turn blue or red after a few months, because the beautician is using ink.
You will need two sessions to finish the natural look: the first one will take about one or two hours. The healing will cause to reject 40% of the pigments, so another session is necessary, four or five weeks later to complete the look.

How long does it last?

Microbladed eyebrows can last between one to two years before it starts to fade like any tattoo. It also depends on your skin type, and on your taste. Depending if you like intense, dramatic eyebrows, you might consider doing a retouch earlier than someone who likes a more discrete look.

And like any tattoo, the result after the first session microbladed eyebrows are always darker than normal. Don’t worry, it’s normal. Experts recommend not working out right away. It is also best to wash your face with a special soap with an appropriate PH. If you want to keep your tattoo on, it is also recommended not to go in the sun too much.

Does it hurt?

The needles for microblading are four times smaller than the needles for permanent makeup. Permanent makeup’s needles go between 0.5 and 0.8mm under your skin, meanwhile microblading only pigments between 0.2 and 0.3mm. Microblading hurts less than permanent make up because the needles do not go as deep, and do not touch a lot of nerve ending. Also, with microblading, you’re not damaging the hair you have left.

Again, it depends on you. It will cause some reaction on your face: you might cry, sniffle, or sneeze. According to testimonies on the internet, the pain seems supportable. It doesn’t feel like someone is caressing you with a feather on the face for sure, but it doesn’t make you want to leave the beauty salon!
Because the needles don’t go as deep, there is less bleeding, and the healing is normally quicker. Usually, there are scars or scabs to worry about.

Can everybody get Microbladed Eyebrows? Is it for me?

There is no particular counter argument for this beauty technique. The technique is mainly for people who have irregular, scattered eyebrow, and who would like to see some volume and fill the holes in their brows with the most natural look possible. Also, the results are usually better on people with thicker skin.
However, if you have hemophilia, there is a different technique that may not need a needle to go under your skin.

In case you worry about what design your eyebrows could end up with, the beautician is going to reshape and draw your eyebrows before starting anything. Then when you both agree on the design, the needles can get in.
So, why should I use microblading my brow instead of permanent make up?

The advantages of microbladed eyebrows are many: it looks very natural, the color doesn’t run blue or red after a while, there are no scabbing following the treatment, and it is definitely less painful than permanent makeup.

Finally, what are the disadvantages?

There is a few. First, a month after your first session, you will need another session to complete the look. Microbladed brows are not recommended when you are pregnant, because pigments might affect hormones. Do not forget, whether you decide to do permanent makeup or microblading, the results will last. Make sure you like the design the beautician will draw for you. Please be careful to not always trust a low price! Low price doesn’t guarantee the best service! It is your face we are talking about. It is imperative you do some research on your beautician. Don’t hesitate to ask for his or her portfolio.

Call Skin Apeel today for more information on microbladed eyebrows or to book your sessions now!

Kimberley Knapp

Founder & CEO at Skin Apeel Day Spa
Kim is the founder and CEO of Skin Apeel Day Spa in Boca Raton, Fl since 1992. Kim has 38 years experience as a licensed skin and holistic beauty specialist. She is an industry expert and contributor for Day Spa and Les Nouvelles Esthetiques International Magazines. Kim is a guest panel speaker for Premier Skin Care Circuit, and has been named two years consecutive as one of Boca Raton’s Successful Women in Business.
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