Microblading is the process of embedding pigment into the top basal membrane which separates the epidermis from the dermis layer of the skin in order to create fuller looking brows. Eyebrow tattooing is done with a motorized machine while microblading is done with a hand held tool. The hand tool is used to create hair-like strokes in the eyebrow area. Microblading also uses pigment instead of ink. The pigment usually lasts in the skin between 1-5 years depending on sun exposure, skin type, and skin care products used. With microblading there is no scattering under the skin which leaves the hair-strokes looking 3-dimensional, crisp, and realistic.
The patients initial procedure comes with a touch up 30 days afterwards.
What is the first procedure like?
The first session is around two hours long. The patients brows will be custom designed depending on face shape, bone structure, and eye placement. The eyebrows will first be drawn on using a brow pencil and a measuring tool showing the patient what they are going to receive before the microblading procedure even begins, this way the patient can work with the artist to make any adjustments. Then, a semi-permanent maker is used to create a blue print for the microblading artist to go by and the brow pencil is removed. Next, topical numbing is applied. Once the patient is numbed the microblading procedure begins. The patient will be given A&D Ointment which must be applied moderately two days after the procedure. The semi-permanent maker usually fades during the procedure and is completely gone after a couple days.
Does it hurt?
Before the procedure begins a topical numbing cream and anesthetic is applied to the eyebrow area. The patient may feel minor discomfort but it is almost painless