The appearance of your eyebrows has a significant impact on the way the rest of your face looks. We live in a fast-paced world, and sometimes you don’t have time to put on makeup before you start your day. Microblading can give you sculpted, polished brows without the need for eyebrow pencils.
What Is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that can be applied to fill out sparse eyebrows. A small needle is used to deposit pigment under the skin, and each “hair” is tattooed individually for a natural appearance. Microblading can be used to fill in patchy brows or even to fully reconstruct missing eyebrows, depending on your needs.
Your esthetician will first determine the ideal shape and arch of your brows. A topical numbing cream may be applied for your comfort. Then the tattoo machine will be used to fill in your brows. It usually takes one to two hours to complete your microblading session.
Once your procedure is finished, you may notice that the tattooed areas look dark. This effect is normal, and the pigment will fade and settle as your skin heals. Your brows may also be red and swollen, but these side effects should resolve in one to two days. Over-the-counter pain medication can be used if you desire.
How Long Will My New Brows Last?
You will need to come in for a touch-up treatment four to six weeks after your initial session. Pigment and brow thickness can be adjusted at this time. Once your touch ups are complete and your skin has completely healed, you can expect your results to last for one to three years, depending on your skin type, age, and other factors.
If you want an even more dramatic effect, you may choose to have lash extensions applied. Combined with microblading, lash extensions can give you a polished, put-together look even when you don’t have time for makeup.
While you are healing, you should stay out of the sun, swimming pools, and saunas. Sun protection is also essential after you have healed, as UV rays can cause your tattoo to fade faster. If you use products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids or glycolic acid, your tattoo may also fade more quickly.