A very fine blade, like the blade of a razor, is used for microblading; the eyebrow is drawn and a chemical substance [pigment] is injected using the blade. It is akin to tattooing, in which a needle is used to inject pigment rather than the blade, except that tattooing is permanent and cannot be removed except with a laser, unlike this technique in which the colouring begins to disappear gradually within a period between eighteen months and two years, and it is possible to repeat the procedure.
Microblading is a type of semi-permanent tattooing technique that is used to make eyebrows look thickened. This procedure is generally used by someone with little to no eyebrows as it creates an illusion of fuller and better-shaped eyebrows.
Since this treatment adds in the pigment for darker skin, flaking and scabbing of skin is normal after a few days. One should not pull it to avoid any discoloration in these spots. To make it successful, one should not wet it for 10 days. Skin takes 30 days to regenerate after which it starts showing its true color. One needs to go for a touch-up 6 weeks after the initial appointment.
Just like other treatments, this procedure also has certain steps that include-
Analysis and Mapping
The shape and color of your natural eyebrows are analyzed in the first meeting. This would help in creating an ideal appearance of your brows and hence, making it easier for further treatment. Mapping the eyebrows, with a stencil or otherwise, is the best way to get symmetrical and natural-looking brows.
Adjust the Color Mix
The makeup ink of your original eyebrow hair color is chosen to give your brows the most natural color but if you want, you can have mixed pigments of different colors.
A single microblading session takes around 30 to 60 minutes relying on the work to be done. Your eyebrows are cleaned and numbing cream is applied topically to prepare you for this procedure.
It usually takes around a month for the skin beneath the pigment to heal. During this time, don’t apply makeup, retinol, or exfoliating substances on your eyebrows to let the pigment settle.
It is very important to know about cleaning the brows just after microblading. Avoid steam and hot water on the brows for the next 24 hours. After that, use lukewarm water and a mild cleanser to prevent skin irritation and dryness.
Moisturizing your eyebrows is as important as cleansing is. It is recommended to use a gentle moisturizer like aloe vera gel for the first couple of weeks. Don’t use any chemicals or acids in the treatment area for a few days after the treatment.
You should protect your eyebrows by staying indoors and limiting sun exposure. Though SPF can’t be applied directly on the treatment area, shield it with some articles. The reason is simple: unprotected sun exposure will lead to fading of the pigment from the eyebrows.
There are a number of reasons as to why one should go for microblading. Here are a few mentioned below-
1. Fills in the gaps
There can be any reason for the gaps in your eyebrows like aging, hormones, genes, etc. You would otherwise use an eyebrow pencil or some makeup product to fill the gap. Microblading helps you fill these gaps, settling the issue at once.
2. Rectifies the over-plucked eyebrows
It becomes difficult to grow the brows back once you get it done thin. So, if you want your filled and well-defined brows, opt for microblading for a rapid outcome.
3. Lasts long
Microblading provides you with a long-lasting solution to your imperfect brows. The effects of this procedure last for 2 to 2.5 years. This provides you relief from the touch-up of your brows for this long.
4. Non-surgical method
Microblading is a non-invasive way of getting well-shaped and thick eyebrows. You don’t have to undergo surgery. This is more like a temporary tattoo where the tattoo looks like an actual brow hair.
5. Prompt effects
Though microblading is like a tattoo, one doesn’t have to cover the brows after the procedure. They just have to follow a few precautionary measures suggested by the experts, nothing much. It gives you an instant image of well-shaped brows.
6. A big time-saver
You don’t have to worry about your brows before going outside at any time of the day. You neither have to wipe it off before going to bed nor spend hours before going to a party.
7. Safe and easy
Microblading is a safe and hassle-free process of having well-defined brows. The pigments that are used in microblading don’t change color but just fade away gradually and simply require touchup. The only thing is to get this procedure done a few weeks before any important event and not just before it.
8. Boosts morale
Microblading certainly helps in improving one’s appearance as it focuses on properly shaped brows that enhance your looks and sharpen your features. Since they don’t have to worry about their looks, it enhances their self-confidence.
9. Waterproof solution
It’s sweatproof and waterproof. Hence, it’s an amazing solution for those who sweat a lot, live in humid areas, or love swimming, workout, or water sports as they don’t have to be worried about wiping the spots on their eyebrows mistakenly.
10. Get the desired brow shape
Who doesn’t want that arch in their eyebrows? I guess, every girl would do. If you don’t have natural eyebrows like that, you can get them through microblading now. Its kit has all the possible tools to measure your face and draw and fill in the eyebrows.
*Result may vary person to person.