Microblading offers a unique opportunity to properly shape and fill eyebrows to find a happy medium between the 90’s pencil thin eyebrows and 80’s bushy eyebrows. Also, some people who struggle to grow eyebrows greatly appreciate this alternative to drawing them in. We at Skin & Body Refinery would like to elaborate on microblading since microblading is an ideal option for people to solve some eyebrow woes.
What is Microblading Eyebrows?
Microblading is a surface tattoo, in a manner of speaking, it just doesn’t go as deep as traditional tattoos. The pen-like tool is used by the artist, which is outfitted with 7 to 16 (or more) micro-needles in various configurations. They can’t be seen in detail by the naked eye as these microneedles are quite small. With the thin strokes that is created, this is so that they can mimic brow hairs. To deposit the ink manually might also be used, a shading technique that involves “plucking” the skin.
How Long Do Microbladed Brows Last?
Taking anywhere from 1 ½ hours to 2 hours, depending the on the skills and the shapes of the goal brows, the first microblading usually takes the longest. Generally, lidocaine, or some form of numbing agent, is applies to the brows and then the procedure takes 30-45 minutes. Making the procedure comfortable and relaxing, there is no pain with the numbing agent. After the procedure and an over-the-counter pain reliever can help until the healing is done, there may be discomfort. It generally has a 2-week aftercare plan; however, healing varies from each person. People may notice the eyebrow area turn very dark, the day following the treatment, then it will soften and peel, either in patchy chunks or light flakes similar to dandruff. Touch-ups are scheduled as needed. Make sure the eyebrow area is clear of oil build-up and the area is moist for the best healing process. Make certain to use moisturizer and avoid over-exposure to water, if you skin is dry and those with oilier skin need to keep the area clean of excess oil build-up. The color will fade even though it is classified as permanent makeup eventually. Generally, it lasts about 2 years, but the results differ depending on the person and their reaction to the ink. It is recommended the individual gets a touchup every 6-8 months to keep the color fresh. Anyone with healthy skin are good candidates for microblading treatment. The healthier skin the safer the treatment and more satisfying results. Because the procedure involves traumatizing the skin, the outcome will be unpredictable and often poor if the skin is unhealthy.
Who Should Not Get Microblading Done?
Other alternatives should be considered when people are experiencing the following health concerns:
– Thyroid disorders
– Taking acne medication prescription
– Blood thinners medications
– Waxing Recently
– Recent Chemical Peel
– Ink allergies
– Bleeding disorders
– Applying anti-aging ingredients (Retinol)
– Near the eyebrows, there is active inflammatory conditions (Eczema or Shingles)
Microblading & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
Be sure to find a reputable professional to do your microblading, such as the experts of Skin & Body Refinery if you are considering this treatment. We will happily explain the process and answer your questions, so call us today to schedule your consultation.