We all want long, thick and gorgeous brows. However, skin disorders, heredity, and other factors can all contribute to unappealing brows. If you want natural, gorgeous, and full brows, you should try eyebrow microblading. Here’s everything you need to know about this new trend.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a method that involves adding semi-permanent pigmentation to the epidermal layer of your brows. These pigments are essentially small eyebrow hairs tattooed using a needle-like device. After being dipped, the blade is driven into the skin in a slicing motion, outlining each hair stroke to produce the illusion of fuller and more natural brows. Hundreds of hair strokes will be applied to give a more textured look similar to your brow hair.
The first microblading procedure may take several hours, and the eyebrows will seem darker shortly after treatment. After a few weeks, the color may fade, and a touch-up may be necessary. You can lengthen the life of your microblade brows by following the guidelines provided by your microblading technician. With this advanced tattooing method, you can get any look you like.
Benefits of Microblading
Here are some of the many upsides of getting microblading
It saves you time
For many women, applying makeup is a regular morning routine – spending 15 minutes every morning applying eyeliner, filling in your brows, and so on. Some of these processes are unavoidable, depending on your beauty requirements. If you have thin brows and are used to filling them regularly, you’ll be relieved to know that Microblading will let you skip that step.
It provides a natural-looking brow to those suffering from skin illnesses
Microblading was developed in Asia for cancer patients who had undergone chemotherapy and had lost a large volume of brow hair. Microblading will aid anyone with hair loss or a lack of hair growth in their brows due to a disease. In addition, the crisp natural appearance of microblading makes it impossible to tell that you’ve ever had a treatment done.
It does not smudge or smear away
Microblading involves the placement of pigments into the first three layers of skin. You can engage in any physical activity without fear of losing the appearance of your microblade brows because no makeup is required. Regular brow makeup, for example, would not last through a heated yoga session.
It doesn’t hurt
A micro-blading procedure doesn’t hurt. When you arrive for your appointment, a microblading artist will apply a powerful numbing lotion to your skin. This cream makes the procedure almost painless. You can only feel a “carving” sensation as the pigment is incorporated into the skin.
The pigment does not alter the color
Have you ever seen a tattoo that transitioned from black to blue? Unfortunately, that would not be the case with microblading. The pigments used are completely organic and specifically designed not to fade. However, they will gradually lose saturation over time, signaling the need for a touch-up session.
Difference Between Microblading and Microfeathering
Microfeathering is a subset of the term microblading. Microfeathering refers to a microblading procedure designed to simulate natural hairs. Blades and needles are typically used to color the skin to imitate natural hair growth. The difference between both procedures is found in the application technique and the end result.
For example, your permanent tattoo artist will use a small needle to produce hair-like strokes on your brow for microblading. Because of the needle size, they can be more accurate with their design and get a more natural effect. Generally, it involves little pain, if any, during this procedure, and recovery is relatively short. If your brows are sparse and could use some filling, microfeathering is the ideal option. Microblading is best for people who wish to enhance the fullness of their entire brow area.
How to Prepare for Microblading Procedure
Reach your studio ahead of time and inquire how to prepare for your microblading session, as each artist may have different instructions. However, most studios urge their clients to refrain from grooming their brows for 6-8 weeks so that they can do a comprehensive reshaping and microblading. You should also avoid using chemical exfoliants, retinol, and physical exfoliants for at least one week before microblading, as these products might leave your skin extremely sensitive.
You should also avoid anything that could thin your blood, such as vitamin E or aspirin, for 48 hours before your visit. Furthermore, if you’re taking antibiotics, you must wait 14 days following your last dose before receiving microblading, as medicines might cause the pigment to change color while healing.
What to Expect During a Microblading Appointment
Depending on the artist, what happens during a microblading visit may vary. In general, your artist will conduct a comprehensive consultation, going through color possibilities and your style preferences. Afterward, they’ll apply a topical numbing treatment and wait 30 minutes before drawing the new brow contour.
If you’re concerned about the color not being natural, a professional microblading specialist can produce the impression of naturally full eyebrows on any skin tone with any type of shade. It’s also important to understand that the process involves more than just a few strokes over your skin. It may sound difficult, but the outcomes can be game-changing.
Side Effects and Aftercare of Microblading
According to the SPCP, difficulties with permanent makeup operations are uncommon when all health regulations are followed, particularly when it comes to the disinfection and sterilization of equipment. Medical issues may also be associated with post-procedural care; however, these risks are reduced when aftercare guidelines are followed correctly.
That said, potential side effects of a microblading procedure may include redness, bruising, or swelling. In a nutshell, because the technique involves tattooing the skin, some discomfort should be expected.
Aftercare is also vital if you want an amazing result. Every artist is different, but in general, you should avoid getting your brows wet, excessive sweating, or being in the sun a few days after getting it done.
It’s no surprise that micro-blading has become extremely popular. If you’re tired of filling in your brows, microblading could be your salvation. Still, it will cost you a couple of days away from the sun, a morning without coffee, and a week of probable scabbing. But if you’re the appropriate candidate, you might want to give it a shot to avoid spending money on brow pencils again.
However, if you want the look of hyper-realistic hair strokes, you should consider nano hairstrokes. Nano hair stroke brows are the latest and improved microblading. It is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo method that uses a fine nanoneedle. The colored ink and a super fine needle produce hair-like tattoo strokes.
At Anna Kara, we have made the switch from the regular method of Microblading to Realistic Nano Hairstrokes. Each brow is specifically created to match the natural growth pattern of your hair. So what exactly are you waiting for? Make an appointment for nano hair stroke brows today!