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Microblading Eyebrows Explained

Back in the 1990s, it seemed like everyone was sporting extremely thin and arched brows. More recently, the trend has turned to natural and fuller brows a la Cara Delavigne or Lucy Hale.

However, achieving this look often requires precise make-up application each morning. Accordingly, many women turn to microblading eyebrows to get their dream brows, with semi-permanent results.

So, what’s microblading and how does it work? Continue reading for microblading eyebrows explained.

What Is Microblading?

Microblading is a non-surgical, semi-permanent procedure designed to improve the shape, contours, and fullness of eyebrows. Many individuals undergo the procedure in lieu of spending time everyday using pencils, gels, powders, and pigments to achieve the desired look of their brows.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Microblading Eyebrows?

Not only does microblading save time, it also produces extremely natural-looking results for almost any type of brows.

In fact, the treatment is well-suited for patients with sparse brows, no brows (due to alopecia, other medical conditions, or certain medications), light-colored brows, or brows that need a little filling-in.

How Is Microblading Performed?

Microblading for eyebrows is performed using a hand-held tool with a blade that deposits pigment underneath the skin, in a similar fashion as tattooing. Prior to the treatment, your provider will inquire about your concerns and then outline the shape to make sure it matches your goals and aesthetic preference.

Next, he or she will select a custom color that matches your natural brows and use several shades to achieve a multi-dimensional look.

The entire procedure takes approximately 1 hour, during which, you will have the opportunity to periodically assess your brows to ensure that you are happy with their appearance.

How Long Do Results Last for Microblading Eyebrows?

After undergoing microblading, you will be instructed to avoid getting your new brows wet or exposing them to excessive sweat for at least one week.

Results typically last one-to-three years and are best maintained with touch-up treatments every 12 months.

To learn more about microblading eyebrows, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with Chelsea Heidenberger, our experienced Medical Aesthetician and microblading specialist.