By now, you’ve probably heard friends, colleagues, and celebrities raving about the brow benefits of microblading. You may have even considered undergoing the treatment yourself to achieve a more defined and fuller look to your brows.
If you are frustrated by sparse brows or are looking for a more permanent solution to brow shaping, continue reading as we answer all of your pressing questions, including: “What is microblading?” and “How can you prepare for this non-surgical procedure?”
What Is Microblading?
Because it implants pigment underneath the skin, microblading is considered to be a type of semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing. However, unlike conventional tattooing that uses a machine, microblading is performed with a handheld tool that deposits ink more superficially and precisely.
In fact, the non-surgical treatment is designed to produce hair-like strokes, with extremely natural and long-lasting results.
Are There Different Types of Microblading?
As demand for microblading has increased over the years, several new techniques have evolved, including microfeathering and ombre or microshading.
While microfeathering is performed with a lighter touch that’s ideal for enhancing the brow’s existing shape, ombre or microshading is used to achieve a look that mimics the use of makeup, with a more filled-in appearance.
How to Prepare for Microblading?
Before and after undergoing microblading, it’s important to discontinue use of blood thinning medications and products, including aspirin, retinol, and alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
That’s because excessive bleeding can push out pigment and interfere with the healing process.
What to Expect After Microblading?
Immediately after microblading, patients may experience slight redness and mild swelling. They may resume all normal activities, except those that could expose brows to moisture.
Accordingly, you should avoid workouts that cause sweating and washing your face with water for one week. Failure to shield brows from moisture could result in a loss of pigmentation.
Additionally, it’s recommended that patients forgo eye makeup as their brows heal from microblading and use Vaseline to alleviate any itching.
How Long Do Results Last?
Results from microblading can last one-to-three years, and, during this time, pigment will naturally change and fade. However, annual touch-ups can help preserve treatment benefits.
If you want to achieve semi-permanent brow definition and fullness with microblading, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with Chelsea Heidenberger, our experienced Medical Aesthetician.