Important Things You Need to Know About the Microblading Technique
Is there a particular arched brow that you admire? Well, that brows could either make or break your appearance. Some people have perfect eyebrows that look as if they are creatively drawn. Most often, they actually are!
Have you ever seen a woman with a perfect pair of brows? Well, chances are it is because of microblading. Those celebrity brows that you’ve adored are actually due to microblading treatments.
Some people freak out when they hear the word “blade.” However, there is actually nothing to worry about since microblading utilizes a special type of pen in drawing small, accurate, hair-like strokes. With microblading, you can enjoy perfect brows that can last longer.
However, microblading is still new, so it is understandable that you will probably have some questions about it. Just like any other cosmetic treatment, it is important that you fully understand it. The following are some of the important things that you need to know about microblading.
Fundamentals of the Microblading Technique
By using the microblading technique, your eyebrows can look fuller in a natural way. Consider it as a type of semi-permanent tattoo that can provide you with a natural-looking fuller brow. Microblading is ideal for those who are suffering from sparse or untamed eyebrows.
Professional artists will dip a special tool into the pigment so your brows can look fuller and darker. Keep in mind that the microblading pen has a very thin tip, making them look like eyebrow hairs. To create killer eyebrows, microblading technicians must make accurate strokes.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Usually, it will take 1 to 2 hours to accomplish the microblading technique. However, it will also depend on the desired thickness of the brows. Compared to eyebrow wax, microblading takes longer to accomplish.
However, you can always assure that the results can last longer. Each woman has a unique face, and it is recommended that the technician should take the time to make your brows look perfect.
Is it Painful? Rather than painful, most patients reveal that microblading is discomforting. To relieve any pain, an anesthetic will be applied to the eyebrow area.
What Can You Expect from The Microblading Procedure?
Prior to making an appointment, the artist will ask for a consultation so that the patient will know what to expect. The artist will do some tests on your skin to ensure that there won’t be any negative reactions. Afterward, the artist will draw an outline on your eyebrow.
You can customize your design so that it can complement the shape of your face. The artist will then choose the ideal pigment color for your brow. To reduce the pain or discomfort, a local anesthetic will be used. The pigment is applied in every stroke, so the brows are clearly defined. After the treatment is done, the eyebrow area will be cleaned. Finally, you can walk out of the salon, looking fabulous!
How to Prepare for The Procedure?
Is there some preparation that needs to be done prior to the procedure? There are some things that you need to do to ensure that the microblading will run smoothly. During the day of the treatment, you must avoid drinking energy drinks, alcohol, or coffee.
Also, you should not take Ibuprofen, niacin, or aspirin 24 hours prior to the treatment. Stay away from extreme sun exposure or do not get a tan for at least three days after the treatment. An eyebrow wax should only be done at least three days after. Laser, dermabrasion, chemical peels, or any type of intense treatment should only be done after two weeks.
Who Is Eligible for Microblading?
Anyone can get the microblading technique. However, this treatment might cause issues with some conditions or illnesses. Microblading may not be appropriate for you if you are diabetic, breastfeeding, pregnant, or have serious health conditions such as autoimmune disorders, epilepsy, or cancer.
It is recommended that you should consult your doctor before getting the microblading procedure. This procedure is also not recommended for those who have recently undergone cosmetic procedures such as Botox or have obtained an eyebrow wax. Also, for those suffering from severe skin conditions or sunburn.
Iron deficiency is another condition that could impact the microblading technique. This is because the pigments are iron oxide based. If not enough iron is produced in the body, then the ink will not stay longer. Those who are anemic or have low levels of iron should take iron supplements prior to the procedure and after the treatment is done. At least six weeks before the treatment, take your iron supplements, then continue taking them six weeks after.
In addition, the results of the microblading treatment will depend on your skin type. People who have drier skin will obtain more crisp and more well-defined results. On the other hand, people who have oily skin will be given special aftercare instructions. To prevent any health complications, it is advised that you should choose an experienced professional technician.
What Should You Do After the Treatment?
After the microblading procedure, be sure to keep your eyebrows dry and clean as much as possible. Do this for at least seven days. The ink gets darker during this period and each day you can observe that there are some visible differences. After seven days, you will look gorgeous with those luscious dark brows complementing your face.
Do you still need to use your eyebrow makeup after the treatment?
No, there is no need of using your eyebrow makeup anymore after the microblading procedure. The microblading technique can make your eyebrows look fuller and more natural. However, once your brows have completely healed, then you can use makeup if you want to.
How long does microblading last? Keep in mind that the microblading procedure is semi-permanent. But your brows will retain their appearance for several months compared to threading or waxing. Microblading is an excellent option if you want to have fuller brows that do not require too much attention. You can visit your artist from time to time to have some touchups, however, the results can last for several months.
So, what should you do after undergoing the microblading procedure? If you want your brows to remain to look perfect for months, then there are certain activities that you should avoid. You should not do activities that could make you sweat such as tanning, hot tubs, swimming, sports, or exercise. Avoid any chemical or laser treatments as well as creams that include Glycol Acid or Retin-A. Do not scratch, peel, or pick near the eyebrow area since this could remove the pigment.
Avoid exposing yourself to lots of airborne debris. You should not do intense household cleaning in areas with heavy pollution such as the basement or attic. Do not drive or ride in open-air vehicles such as motorcycles, bicycles, boats, or convertibles.
As much as possible try to avoid too much contact with the eyebrow. After your brows have fully healed, you can apply sunscreen on them every time you are exposed to the sun. This is because the color pigment will fade quickly with too much exposure to the sun.
After your treatment, it is recommended that you should have a touch-up in four to six weeks. In case there are any faded marks, the artist will try to fill them in. The artist will darken the lines to ensure that the brows stay fresh.
Beauty Techniques offers microblading, permanent makeup, threading and waxing, and other services. For more information, you may call us at (832) 654-4595 or send us an email at [email protected]