Is there anything more flattering than a set of perfectly shaped brows to frame your gorgeous eyes? Eyebrows might not seem like the most glamorous feature, but they just might hold the highest face value. Why? First of all, they help us express our emotions, and, true story, they have the power to change the look of the face completely. You can get away with little to no makeup when you have perfectly shaped brows. They lift to shape and frame your entire look. Microblading is one way to achieve the most flattering brows for your face, and with this semipermanent procedure, you won’t have to go to art school to learn how to draw them in every day. We happen to think our permanent makeup artist has the best eye for crafting perfect brows, and we think you’ll agree.BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
Microblading is a specialized procedure used to deposit pigmented ink underneath the patient’s skin resulting in semipermanent pigmented brows. It is most often used for those looking to fill in thinner eyebrows or reshape their eyebrows entirely with semipermanent ink. Our specially-trained permanent makeup artist does the procedure with a handheld tool and disposable blade used only for microblading. Since the procedure is so precise and technical, the result is very realistic and authentic-looking. In short, microblading can be a fantastic option for those looking for fuller eyebrows that will last for years to come.
Whether you suffer from alopecia or other hair loss, were the victim of overzealous plucking in the past, or are simply looking to fill in thinner brows, microblading is a great solution! It is closely related to tattooing, so your skin should be healthy and free of serious allergic conditions or muscular problems; this helps to ensure that your procedure is successful and that you are happy with your results. Our specially trained permanent makeup artist will speak to you about the benefits and low risks associated with this procedure to help determine if microblading is right for you.
The procedure is done by our permanent makeup artist, who has been specially trained for microblading. Because it is a cosmetic tattoo, the procedure requires special training to ensure it is properly done. The length of the procedure will largely depend on how much microblading you want and how large the area is. That aside, you can expect it to last no more than two hours.
First, our permanent makeup artist will draw in the area to be microbladed to ensure you can see the final shape that will be filled. She will also apply a topical numbing cream to ensure the procedure is comfortable. Once the area is entirely numb, the permanent makeup artist will fill in the eyebrows with the microblade tool, all of which is done precisely by hand. The tool deposits small amounts of ink beneath your skin following the stroke of the provider's hand. The results are soft, subtle, and realistic, mimicking the exact look of eyebrow hair.
Most patients find the procedure very tolerable. We use a topical numbing cream to ensure that the area is totally numb before the microblading begins. We can also add more numbing cream if needed as the procedure is underway.
The procedure’s recovery period and side effects are like a traditional tattoo, with mild amounts of redness and slight swelling. Again, the degree of redness and/or swelling will depend on the extent of your procedure. Side effects of the procedure usually heal in approximately one week. It is also important not to get your brows wet or excessively sweaty for a few days after the procedure. Although the brows might appear dark at first, the color will fade over a few weeks. We recommend a follow-up approximately four weeks after your initial appointment to touch up and fill in any areas that need to be perfected. If this sounds overwhelming, fear not; your provider will explain all recovery protocols to you during your appointment.
You will notice an instant difference after the procedure is done. Since the process of microblading imbeds ink beneath your skin, you will see bold and dramatic results right away. As the ink settles into your skin and things begin to heal, the initial darkness will subside and leave you with a more natural color. Some fading will occur over time (oilier skin types tend to fade faster), and it is usually recommended that patients receive touch-ups as needed.
Unlike traditional tattoos, microblading is semipermanent. As a result, both the tool and the ink (as well as the technique) differ from regular tattoos. For microblading, a special handheld tool is used to draw fine, precise hairlike strokes that aren’t as dense or as deeply ingrained as those created by a tattoo gun. The pigment used in microblading is also different because it’s semipermanent, which means your body will eventually metabolize the dye particles.
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified…LEARN MORE