Microblading is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing that is used to enhance the look of one’s eyebrows. The appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments allows for a process that can improve or create eyebrow definition, cover gaps of lost hair, extend the eyebrows, or may even be used as a full reconstruction if the brows have little to no hair. Each microblading stroke is applied individually, allowing the aesthetician to control the shape, color and density of the completed eyebrows.
The treatment begins with developing the desired shape, then using individual tattoo strokes or “feathers” in the area to plot the shape and style desired. The color choice is patient-specific and is mixed using a natural selection of micro-pigments to complement hair color and skin tone.
Microblading is considered a tattoo. Pigment is deposited into the upper layers of the skin so as to make the pigment last.
The duration of the treatment results will depend on multiple factors. The pigment may fade depending on the type of pigment used, the environment and the skincare products used. Varying shades of hypoallergenic semi-permanent micro-pigments can react differently with each skin type and fade accordingly, depending on skin care regimen, sun exposure, environmental and after care precautions.
Immediately post-treatment, eyebrows will appear darker than expected, but will fade up to 50% during the healing process over the following 2 weeks. The treatment is a 2-step application process:
- The initial appointment includes the consultation and initial application
- The second appointment six weeks later is to touch up and ensure longevity of the colors used. The 2nd application also ensures that the micro-pigments are healing properly and responding well.
Microblading, although semi-permanent, lasts between 12-18 months if proper aftercare instructions are maintained. In order to keep the color crisp, a touch-up service may be required approximately every year or so depending on the individual’s skin and how well it holds the pigment.