If your eyebrows are thinning, over-waxed, or turning gray, then you’ve undoubtedly grown tired of the daily outlining and filling. What if there was a way to get full, shapely brows without the commitment of a tattoo or daily artistry?
Microblading has come to the rescue! This minimally invasive procedure will give you those thick, lavish brows you’ve been dreaming of without the fear of a permanent makeup tattoo. Read on to find out everything you should know before scheduling your microblading consultation:
What is Microblading?
Microblading is an aesthetic procedure that should only be done by a specially trained makeup artist or aesthetician. Your current eyebrows will be color-matched to find the perfect pigment, then your aesthetician will use a small needle to apply the pigment to the most superficial layers of your skin. Since microblading doesn’t go as deep as eyebrow tattoos, the aesthetician has more control over the design. Touch-ups are required since the pigment used in microblading fades and lighten over time.
What Should I Expect During Microblading?
Your aesthetician will help you choose an eyebrow shape and color that is best for you. Trust your aesthetician’s advice when choosing a brow shape and color, since they have the training and experience to find a perfect fit for your face. After choosing a shape and color, a topical anesthetic is applied and the microblading process begins.
The length of your microblading session will depend on the amount of work that goes into developing your chosen brow shape and shade.
Most patients think microblading is just slightly uncomfortable, but some patients may be more uncomfortable than others. If you are very sensitive to pain, notify your aesthetician and ask for pre-procedure tips to reduce pain sensations.
What about Recovery and Aftercare?
Your skin will be extremely sensitive just after the procedure. You’ll notice redness and swelling. Avoid picking or rubbing the area since this will make the discomfort worse and could cause infection. Never, ever pick scabs if they develop.
Despite the redness and swelling, you will likely be able to return to your normal activities on the same day as your procedure. Exact aftercare instructions will depend on your skin type and procedure. Follow your aesthetician’s aftercare instructions closely for optimal end results.
The eyebrow color fades 30-50% over the 3-6 weeks immediately following the procedure, so a touch-up is recommended after at least 6-8 weeks Annual touch-ups are suggested after that.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microblading?
Microblading is usually seen as safe, but some patients should still avoid it, specifically individuals with:
- Very large pores
- Abnormally oily skin
- Permanent makeup
- Used retinoids in the past 4-6 weeks
- Had a deep chemical or laser peel within the past 6 weeks
- Had Botox within the past 2 weeks
- A prescription for blood thinners
Individuals with certain medical conditions must also be careful when opting for microblading treatments. Your aesthetician may request a letter from your primary doctor giving an okay for the procedure. These conditions include:
- Thyroid disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Liver disease
- High risk of infection
- Slow healing
- Currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation
- Pregnant or nursing
- On antibiotics
- Keloid scars
Stop tweezing, outlining, and filling in your eyebrows every day! Microblading is the perfect solution for people who want standout brows without painful, deep tattoos. Microblading results look natural and last way longer than traditional pencil fillers. Schedule your microblading consultation today by calling (813) 547-5393 or contact us online today!