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 semi-permanent 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.
Microblading is a specialized procedure used to deposit pigmented ink underneath the patient’s skin resulting in semi-permanent pigmented brows. It is most often used for those looking to fill in thinner eyebrows or replace their eyebrows entirely with semi-permanent 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, with the help of a yearly touchup, 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 will be 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 that 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 that 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 exactly the 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 if needed as the procedure is underway.
The recovery period and side effects of the procedure are like a normal 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 are usually healed 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 4 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 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 tattoos, microblading is semi-permanent. Both the tool and the ink (as well as the technique) are different. 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 in that it’s semi-permanent, which means your body will eventually metabolize the dye particles -- you’ll be free to repeat the procedure if you wish.