Eyebrows are a crucial part of every woman’s identity. Which is why they spend so much money (and time) filling them in, waxing, threading and plucking. But as bad as they may want to achieve those statement-making eyebrows, all that waxing, plumping and shaping consumes a lot of their valuable time. Women are always busy and don’t want to spend most of their time trying to achieve their dream eyebrows.
Fortunately, you can have perfect aches or statement-making eyebrows without breaking your bank account. There is a new tattoo-like, semi-permanent brow technique called microblading (also known as eye embroidery, semi-permanent makeup).
Without further ado, here are the basic things you should know before booking your first microblading appointment.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a cosmetic procedure that uses blade-like instruments to make small incisions while depositing pigments beneath your skin. It strives to produce well-defined eyebrows without the hassle of applying make-ups daily. Microblading was started two decades ago in Asia and has become popular in the United States and Europe.
Microblading can make your sparse eyebrows fuller; improve their shape, and make light eyebrows darker. Whether your eyebrows have been affected by over-tweezing or you want to have fuller eyebrows every morning, microblading might be the solution!
A Step-by-Step Guide to Microblading Eyebrows Procedure
Despite only trending in the last few years, microblading was discovered so many years ago. It creates micro-blade etching lines into your skin that move in a similar direction as your original hairs, but with a semi-permanent pigment included.
Unlike a conventional tattoo, the pigment is usually placed into a top layer of your skin, so the appeal is only semi-permanent, which can last over three years before it starts fading.
Microblading treatment is suitable for people who might have lost their hair due to certain illnesses or busy women who cannot afford to put make-up in their eyebrows every morning due to their hectic work schedules.
If you want to try Microblading, here is what you need to know:
Step 1) Examine Your Natural Eyebrows
Once you plan to visit your esthetician, arrive with your eyebrows without makeup so that they can see how they appear. She will then examine your brows and brush them back so that she can know what he is dealing with.
Step 2) Measure up Your New Brows
After wearing a hairnet, your esthetician will stick a ruler on your face to show where your brows should end and start. It is here that you discuss your brow goals with your esthetician. Whether you wish to achieve a natural brow shape or statement-making eyebrows, microblading will help you to get the desired results hassle-free.
Step 3) Pencil Your New Eyebrows
Here your new brows are penciled in, but not using the exact color match so that it looks weird.
Step 4) Tatoo Your New Brows
A high-quality pigment is made to correspond with your current eyebrows, and later small hair-like strokes usually are edged using a microblade.
A microblading appointment should last at least two hours.
The Microblading Healing Process
- The entire microblading healing process is full of cons and pros, no doubt about that but don’t let that put you off!
- During the process of healing IT IS Normal to experience some patching, scabbing, and sometimes losing your pigment.
- Unfortunately, it may appear that your brows are coming out ultimately, which is quite reasonable.
No downtime is needed after the microblading procedure. It takes precisely one-two weeks for eyebrows to heal after the microblading procedure. You will realize that the color is very light after the healing process; your skin will also have a milky opaque look.
What to do before and After the Microblading Procedure?
Any professional painter will tell you that to get good results, it all boils down to proper preparations. That’s why they spend more time filling holes, sanding, ensuring that the edges are smooth, and applying the correct primer. Well, microblading is synonymous with painting to some extent. You will get good results when you prepare properly.
Here is how you need to get your skin ready before you book a microblading appointment:
- Avoid tweezing/ waxing or electrolyzing your skin one week before your microblading procedure
- Don’t apply any facials 14 days before the procedure
- Do not tan your skin two weeks before your microblading appointment.
Is there Any Microblading Aftercare Instructions?
Yes! Make sure you avoid the following: increased sweating, hot bath, and hot sauna, chemical peels, scratching the micro-pigmented regions, excessive alcohol, and salon tanning.
Remember Microblading Does Not Stop Your Natural Hair Growth
Microblading does not encourage hair growth or add thickness to your thinning hair. If you want to learn more about microblading eyebrows, schedule an appointment with your esthetician today.