5 Facts About Eyebrow Microblading
If you long for thicker, more robust eyebrows, microblading can be a great option to consider. We can provide you quality eyebrow microblading, but first, let’s take a look at some facts about this cosmetic procedure and what it entails.
1. There Are Several Eyebrow Options
If you want thicker eyebrows, you have a couple of options to consider. You can fill in the brows with a brow pencil or brow powder, you can opt for eyebrow tattooing or you can consider microblading.
Eyebrow tattooing is one option for those who want thicker or darker eyebrows and tattooing is a permanent solution. With eyebrow microblading, we use ink, but it’s a semi-permanent ink and we don’t apply the ink as far underneath the skin as you do with a tattoo. Microblading lasts for about two years and then it will begin to fade so regular touch-ups will be needed if you want to maintain the look.
2. Microblading Has Advantages Over Eyebrow Tattoos
While tattooing is a permanent option, there’s always the chance that you won’t want the same eyebrow look for the rest of your life. With microblading, once the ink fades, you can adjust the look of your eyebrows as you wish. Additionally, if you decide you really don’t like the look of your microblading ink, you can accelerate the fading process if you want.
You cannot fade tattoo inks as you can with microblading and tattoo inks sometimes change as time passes and can look blue or green, which are not ideal eyebrow shades to say the least. The colors also can bleed a bit, and this can change the shape of your eyebrows and you might not like these changes.
3. Microblading Is More Precise Than A Tattoo
With eyebrow microblading, we hand-draw the eyebrows with a special hand tool. The aesthetician can shape and color your eyebrows to suit your tastes and goals, and the results tend to provide a much more natural look than you’d achieve with tattoos.
In the past, eyebrow tattoos were hand-drawn by a tattoo artist, but these days, a tattoo machine is used, and the results aren’t as natural as with microblading. While tattooing offers a permanent solution, if you want a more custom, authentic look, microblading probably is a better option.
4. Microblading Takes Just A Few Hours
We begin with a consultation where our aesthetician plans the style and shaping of your eyebrows, as well as talking about the eyebrow color you want. We have many pigment options, so there is something to suit just about everyone. In addition to thinking about skin tone and the current eyebrow shade, we also have pigments more suitable for dry skin and oily skin.
The first actual microblading session takes one or two hours at most and there’s no downtime. We disinfect the eyebrow area and then draw in the eyebrow shape with a pencil. A numbing cream is applied to the area and the aesthetician uses a hand tool to make tiny incisions in the skin where the ink will be added. This takes about an hour, but you will notice an immediate improvement once the process is complete.
After the procedure, your eyebrows will look darker than you might expect. This is because it takes time for the ink to settle into the skin. After about a week, the pigment will have settled, and it will look a bit lighter and closer to the tone you selected during your consultation.
5. There’s No Downtime, But After Care Is Important
While you can go back to work and most of your normal routine after microblading, the area can be a bit red and swollen at first. You will need to keep the eyebrow area completely dry for about 10 days and avoid wearing makeup for the first week. We also will provide you with a cream to apply as directed to the eyebrow area.
Because the eyebrow area needs to stay as dry as possible, we also recommend skipping exercise for about 10 days as excessive sweating can affect the pigment. The area can feel a bit itchy, and you might be tempted to scratch or pick at your eyebrows, but it is best to leave them alone and just let them heal. There will probably be some flaking a few days after the procedure, but, again, avoid picking at the flaking skin. It’s all part of the healing process!
Is Microblading Painful?
Every person has a unique pain threshold, but we do use a topical numbing solution, so there should be little to no discomfort during the procedure. Of course, some people are more sensitive than others, but most patients report that the results of microblading were well worth any discomfort they felt during the procedure.
Why Do People Choose Eyebrow Microblading?
In general, people with thin or thinning eyebrows opt for microblading and there are many reasons why eyebrows can become thin. Some people naturally have thinner eyebrows, but over-plucking or over-waxing can cause eyebrows to become thin.
Hormonal changes or thyroid issues can cause eyebrows to thin as well as conditions such as alopecia and psoriasis. If you’ve undergone chemotherapy, you might notice that when your eyebrows grow back in, they are thinner than before and microblading can be an option to allow you to enjoy a thicker eyebrow look.
How Much Does Microblading Cost?
Typically, microblading costs about $500 and you will need to schedule follow-up sessions in one to two years, depending on how quickly the ink fades. Follow-up appointments sometimes are less expensive because there’s not as much planning involved, although the process takes about the same amount of time and the aftercare will be the same.
If you are interested in booking an appointment for eyebrow microblading, give us a call at any time. We also offer an assortment of other non-surgical procedures (CoolSculpting®, Latisse®, Celfina®, Juvéderm® & more) that can help you look and feel your best, as well as surgical procedures such as tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and mommy makeovers.