Permanent Eyebrows? Here Is Microblading, Explained
Are you frustrated with your thin eyebrows? Do you feel like you can’t leave the house without taking the time to pencil them in? You’re not alone!
Many people are born with light-colored or thin eyebrows, and they’ll naturally get thinner as you get older. The good news is that there’s an effective treatment that will give you permanent eyebrows, and it’s taking the world by storm!
The treatment is known as microblading, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out! Want to know more? Keep reading for answers to all of the most frequently asked questions about microblading.
What is Microblading?
First things first – what’s microblading anyway? It’s a technique that uses tattooing to create the look of fuller eyebrows.
During the process, a technician uses a handheld device that has many tiny and fine-point needles (instead of a tattoo gun) to make scratches that look like hairs along with your eyebrows. As the tool makes the scratches, it also deposits pigment under the skin.
The result is natural and flawless-looking eyebrows that don’t require any products to keep in line!
How Does Microblading Work?
The first thing you need to know is that it’s important to go to a microblading technician that knows what they’re doing. Make sure the person you’re considering has had some sort of training, like these online courses, so they know how to do it safely and give you great results.
Does it Really Give You Permanent Eyebrows?
Okay, not totally, but pretty close! This is actually a semi-permanent treatment. The dye particles are less concentrated than the ink used for tattoos and your body will eventually metabolize it.
You’ll need a touchup/check-in after about four to six weeks. This will ensure that you’re happy with your results and give the technician the chance to fill in any areas that need it. After that, you can expect your treatment to last anywhere from one to three years.
The amount of time it takes will depend on a number of factors, including your skin type, your lifestyle, and the products you use. If you have oily skin, the pigment in your brows won’t last as long.
Typically, the cost for follow-up appointments is also less than what you paid for your initial session, so make sure to ask your technician about this.
Is Microblading for Everyone?
Just about! It’s super versatile, so it can work for someone who has completely lost their eyebrows, those who have super-blonde brows, and even people who only need their arches filled in. A great technician will be able to perfectly match your eyebrow color and will use different shades to ensure that you get a natural, multidimensional look.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment?
First, your technician should take the time to talk to you about exactly what you’re trying to achieve and to examine your brows. Then, you’ll lay down on a sterile bed or sit in a sterile reclining chair.
The technician will clean your brow area and numb it prior to starting the treatment. After the treatment is done, he or she will also apply an ointment that’s designed to help with the healing process.
You might worry that it will be painful, but it’s not that bad. It actually feels quite similar to the sensation you experience when you have your brows threaded.
Generally, the entire procedure will take about an hour. If you don’t need a lot of work, it can sometimes be done in as little as 30 to 45 minutes. When you finally stand up and see the final results, you’ll be incredibly impressed!
Do I Need Any After-Care?
You can expect to recover from your microblading treatment pretty quickly. You will want to take a few precautions, though, to ensure that you don’t get an infection and that the pigment will have time to set. This includes:
- Not getting your brows wet or sweating profusely for one week
- Covering your brows with ointment if you work out
- Using an antibacterial ointment on your brows for the first 24-hours
- Applying Vaseline ointment for one week
- Not using any glycolic acids
It’s also important that you avoid picking at any scabs that form over the tiny cuts.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with any treatment, there is a chance that you might experience some side effects. However, this is rare.
The most common issue is the possibility that you could get an infection if you don’t care for your brows properly. But, if you follow the instructions your technician gives you, then you’re not likely to have any problems.
There’s also the chance that you could hate the way your brows look and be stuck with them for a year or longer. The best way to avoid this is to make sure you only trust a skilled technician to do your microblading for you.
How Much Does Microblading Cost?
This can vary depending on where you live and where you go to have your treatment done. In general, you can expect to spend anywhere between $500 and $2,000. That being said, if you spend a ton of time dealing with your brows every day and you use brow products, then this treatment will pay for itself.
Are You Ready to Get Your Brows Microbladed?
Now that you know all about the permanent eyebrow trend, are you ready for flawless and low-maintenance brows? We hope that we answered all your questions and now you’re ready to make a decision.
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