Benefits of Microblading: Flawless Eyebrows, No Fuss
Despite their importance in framing the face, many women have spent years over-plucking and misshaping their eyebrows while trying to keep up with trends.
For those who fit into that category, there are several products on the market to help achieve your thick eyebrow goals. The range spans from daily-use pencils to permanent tattoos, but where is the happy medium?
Look no further — microblading is here.
What is microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing technique that creates hairlike strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows in efforts to achieve fuller looking, more beautiful, and symmetrical face framing eyebrows.
Despite the slightly intimidating name, microblading is a relatively simple and painless procedure. After numbing the area with a topical cream, an esthetician uses a pen-shaped tool with very fine needles to deposit pigment into the top layers of skin. Short individual strokes are made so that the markings resemble real eyebrow hairs.
The result is a semi-permanent tattoo that blends with and complements existing hairs for a fuller, more defined brow that looks completely natural.
A featured Microblading professional with stunning work is Tanya Do, featured in www.dailymail.co.uk
Microblading Before and After photos
Some stunning before and after photos of Microblading by Tanya Do from Tanya Beauty Care
What to expect during the procedure
The process takes about two hours to complete, with the first hour devoted to drawing an eyebrow shape customized for each face. Afterward, tiny incisions are made with the pigmented pen on the numbed area so only a slight scratching sensation is felt.
Healing is not always the prettiest process after microblading, but there is no real downtime after the procedure. Simple cleaning with distilled water and aftercare cream is important for the first week, but that is about it.
The following weeks will include periods of mild scabbing as well as the natural cycle of the pigment darkening and fading as it settles into the uppermost skin layers. After about a month, any shape modifications or additional strokes can be made at a follow-up appointment. This appointment and the original procedure have a combined cost of $700 to $1500 for a top esthetician.
While that is no small sum, it is important to consider the many benefits of microblading. Here are the top five reasons to give it a try.
Here’s a Video of Microblading:
1. Save time every morning
Those who use pencils or pomades daily know how long sculpting good eyebrows takes every single day. One microblading treatment can result in three years of stunning, natural, woke-up-like-this eyebrows that are ready to go without any work. In addition to the time saved each morning, those who normally turn to tinting, eyebrow extensions, or some other procedure to maintain eyebrows can kiss those appointment times goodbye.
2. Save money in the long-run
While the cost of the procedure it not insignificant, microblading is best viewed as an investment in your look. The number might be intimidating at first glance, but the cost of microblading is actually lower than that of countless products and salon services over a period of years.
Pencils, brushes, fixers, pomades, eyebrow extensions, and tinting may have lower costs, but they require much more frequent use. At the end of the day, the cost difference might not be as staggering as it is at first glance. Factor in the convenience of microblading, and there is a clear winner.
3. Consistency at last
One of the main struggles of doing eyebrows each day is maintaining a consistent look. If too much is plucked, waxed, or threaded away, it can be really hard to get your original eyebrow shape back. Because microbladed brows are semi-permanent, little maintenance errors are less dramatic since the pigmented template will remain in place.
On the other end of the spectrum, the lack of absolute permanence also allows for trends to be accommodated as they change every few years. It truly is the best of both worlds.
4. Have brows that can keep up with you
Something as simple as swimming or a sauna session highlights just how difficult it is for daily eyebrow products to respond to the demands of day-to-day life. Microblading results never budge, and life never has to be planned around avoiding moisture to maintain the full look of fierce brows.
5. Fool everyone with a natural look
Even with the best products on the market, achieving natural-looking eyebrows is a difficult skill to master.
A closeup video of the finished eyebrow:
Notice the precision of each hair stroke?! I’m amazed!
Microblading leaves that job to the experts. Each shape is carefully calculated taking the individual’s face shape into account, and pen strokes are made with the utmost care to resemble real hairs for a natural look. Pigments are completely organic and simply fade without changing color over time. Be sure to take your time to research an expert Microblading professional with satisfied clients.
Microblading is definitely worth considering if you want long-lasting, natural looking eyebrows.
- The microblading process uses a hand-held micro-blade tool that has needles.
- Similar to tattooing, microblading breaks the skin.
- Infections are possible if skin and tools are not properly sanitized
- Results last up to three years
- F.D.A. does not regulate the pigments used in Microblading
- Allergic reactions are possible, ask your esthetician about the ingredients in the pigments
- It’s possible that Microblading can transmit HIV and other infectious disease
Thanks for reading!
Microblading photo credit by Tanya Do from Tanya Beauty Care
This week’s guest post was written by Laura Chow. She’s a medical writer for Zwivel.
Coming soon, looking forward to writing an article about Eyelash extensions. There’s an eyelash salon in Wilton, CT that’s using a unique technique that has celebrities flocking to Connecticut for an appointment.