What is Microblading?
Microblading is a procedure that is used to create the appearance of individual hairs on the brow by implanting pigment. A tool, about the size of a pencil, with a microblade at the tip is dipped into pigment and implanted into the skin.
Microblade with a slant blade.
This procedure differs from a traditional tattoo, as the Permanent Makeup artist will not implant the pigment as deep as a traditional tattoo artist would. The traditional tattoo artist's goal is to make the tattoo permanent; however, contrary to it's name, Permanent Makeup is meant to fade over time. The reason this is done is too avoid the pigment changing colors. We have all seen old, green, traditional tattoos. This would be less than optimal on a client's face.
Is Microblading Painful?
Pain is not on a universal scale and can be perceived differently by individuals. This being said, yes, Microblading does hurt, but how much it hurts is debatable. Your Permanent Makeup artist may chose to use a numbing cream before your procedure or may not. It is debated throughout the industry on whether the numbing cream lessens the pigment retention.
If you are an individual who does not handle pain well, powder brows may be a better option for you. I will cover Powder Brows in a separate post.
How Much Does Microblading Cost?
Permanent Makeup is an art, and art is subjective. Different artist charge differing amounts for their services. Every Artist is different and has their own unique style and charges accordingly. My advice would be to contact a studio you are interested in working with and asking for their prices. They should be more than happy to help answer any of your pricing questions.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
It varies based on the individual, the aftercare, and the artist. Most microblading can last from 12 to 18 months. Some artist even recommend a touchup every 8 months. Artists will usually offer a special touchup price to their clients that is a fraction of the initial procedure amount. The only catch is that you must be consistent in getting your touchups when your artist recommends, because if you wait too long, than too much work will be needed and your artist will most likely charge you full price.
Will My Brows Be Perfect?
What a loaded question this is. We have a saying that brows are not Twins, they are sisters. Well, some peoples brows aren't even sisters, cousins, related, or even living on the same planet! For these individuals, the Permanent Makeup Artist can only do so much!
That is not to say they will not try. For those whose brows are sisters, or even cousins, the idea is to make them as close to twins as possible. At my studio, I work with a lot of people who have issues and just want their brows to look normal. So, I specialize in making the brows look as natural as possible. Sharp lines and cookie cutter brow shapes would not achieve this goal. I want people to look at my clients and not be able to tell they had their brows Microbladed.
What is the Downside of Microblading? Microblading can create individual hair strokes, but if the client has extremely sparse or no brows, than microblading may not be enough. The client may need powder brows in addition to microblading. This procedure is called Combo Brows.
Depending on the clients skin, Microblading could also scar the tissue, or even reject the pigment all together.
Another complication, of not just microblading but any tattoo, is infection. That is why it is so important to find a reputable Permanent Makeup artist who follows the proper guidelines set forth by the state they practice. The job of preventing infection doesn't end with the Artist
. Once the client leaves the studio, it is their responsibility to keep the area clean. This will not only help in preventing infection, but will also aid in color retention.
What are the Benefits of Getting My Eyebrows Microbladed?
A few of the reasons people get their eyebrows Microbladed are:
To save time with your morning make up routine.
To no longer have to fuss with trying to achieve symmetry.
No more worrying about your makeup coming off. Go ahead, jump in the pool and swim! (As long as your brows are healed, of course!)
To correct a patchy or sparse brow.
To cover a scar area where hair no longer grows.
*Disclaimer* The information in this article does not constitute medical advice and is not meant to treat or diagnose any condition. Any and all medical issues should be discussed with a healthcare provider. The information of this page is opinion based and/or for entertainment purposes. It should not be used as a substitute for proper training or as guidelines to give clients. Do not use this information to make any major decision. The information is not made to persuade individuals into getting the procedure, but rather to express opinion and entertain. Feedback