If you've overplucked or waxed your eyebrows in the past, you may be dismayed if they've come back in sparse or patchy. Some women are okay with drawing in their eyebrows, but you have to have the right color, powder, and setting spray to get a natural look. Some women tire of this routine and try to get eyebrows tattooed permanently, but then they don't have the option of changing their brows if they're unhappy with the results. If you are tired of figuring out your eyebrows, contact permanent makeup services about microblading.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is in the sweet spot of semi-permanent makeup. A cosmetologist or an aesthetician will use ultra-fine needles to insert pigments into your skin. However, unlike a tattoo that you'd get at a tattoo parlor, these tools implant the pigment much closer to the surface, meaning that if you aren't happy with the results, it will eventually go away. And unlike other tattoos, microblading is done by a makeup professional so that the tattoo will look more natural. Your skin tone and natural hair color will be taken into consideration before a pigment is placed.
How Long Does it Last?
The pigments are permanent and can last between 9 months to as much as three years! Of course, the length that it will last depends on your skin type and age. If you have very oily skin, then the pigments can fade more quickly than if you have dry skin. Also, microblading pigments often adhere longer on younger people.
What is the Procedure Like — Does it Hurt?
Microblading shouldn't hurt; you may experience very mild pain from your skin being rubbed. Before the microblading begins, your cosmetologist will apply a topical anesthetic so that you are numb to any discomfort.
The cosmetologist will then stencil on a brow shape before he or she starts. During this step, you will have a chance to look at your brow shape in the mirror and move them around to see if you are happy with their arc and positioning.
Once you are ready, the cosmetologist will use a tool that has several fine needles on it that insert the pigments into your skin. The tool also creates hair-like marks on the skin so that the pigments will look like natural hairs. Even though only small areas of skin are gaining pigment, this procedure can take about three hours.
Once you are all done, you should expect some redness, mild scabbing, and darkening pigment. However, your color should fade in the next few days as your skin heals up. Some people like to get a touch-up session after about five weeks. During touch-ups, you can add brow thickness or darken the pigments.
Contact a permanent makeup service like Beautydermapro for more information on microblading and other cosmetic procedures.