A Quick Guide to Microblading
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Since around 2010, Microblading has become a very popular form of eyebrow enhancement throughout the US and Europe.  Similar to permanent makeup, many people prefer Microblading due to its more precise and natural look.  Although it’s not for everyone, there are still a lot of people who truly enjoy their results.  In the following article, we’ll touch on the most important questions you should ask when considering this procedure.

What is Microblading and How Long Does It Last?

Microblading is a form of permanent makeup that uses tiny needles to deposit pigment into the facial hair follicle. It can be used for both men and women, but it is most commonly used as a way to enhance eyebrows or eyeliner. Depending on the work to be done, the procedure can take from 60 to 90 minutes.  

It’s easy to confuse Microblading with permanent makeup since they’re both a form of cosmetic tattoo.  With both, ink pigments are deposited into the surface of the skin but with Microblading, the ink isn’t placed as deeply.

By way of comparison, with a traditional tattoo which lasts for years, ink is deposited deep into the hypodermis which is the fatty part of the skin.  With permanent makeup, ink is deposited one layer above that in the dermis and Microblading is generally one layer above that in the epidermis.

You can expect a permanent makeup treatment to last between three to five years while the effects from a Microblading treatment generally last 18 to 30 months.  

A key attraction for folks that prefer Microblading is actually in the name itself.  Unlike permanent makeup which uses a machine, Microblading is a manual process performed with a disposable handheld tool that’s made up of very fine needles resembling the shape of a blade (hence the name microblade).  This technique allows for a more natural look and greater artistry as each individual hair is hand-drawn while simultaneously implanting the pigment into the skin. 

Is Microblading Painful?

As the name implies, Microblading is literally the act of placing hundreds of micro-cuts into your brow line using a very fine tool. 

While that description doesn’t exactly sound inviting, it’s not a huge concern since Safa applies an anesthetic numbing agent before beginning the procedure. A little discomfort and skin irritation should be expected but what you’ll experience should feel less like pain and more like pressure or a scratching sensation.

When you come in for a consultation, Safa will provide you with a before and after care list to help reduce the amount of soreness and irritation you’ll experience.

This includes avoiding tanning, plucking or waxing your brows and any other face treatments such as chemical peels.

Following a Microblading procedure, you can expect your brow area to feel bruised or sore for a day or so. Your skin may appear red and you may feel as though you had a sunburn.

For the next 10 to 14 days, as the pigment settles and your skin goes through the healing process, you can expect your skin to be sensitive.

Am I a Good Candidate for Microblading?

There are some people for whom this procedure is not recommended. As you read through the following list you’ll notice that each item is concerned with illness or the body’s ability to heal properly.

  • People with keloids, oily or super thin skin
  • People with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • People with psoriasis People with rosacea People with ichthyosis, which is a skin condition where the skin is thick and scaly, like that of fish scales
  • Those who are under 18 years old at the time of treatment
  • Women are pregnant or breastfeeding T
  • People who are taking blood thinners must also be cautious.

This is by no means an exhaustive list so please let Safa know about any medical conditions you may have during your consultation.

Final Thoughts

For ease of daily care and long-lasting beautiful brows, few procedures are as rewarding as Microblading. With its ability to craft the perfect brow to aesthetically fit the shape of your face, you owe it to yourself to investigate whether it’s right for you.

Contact Safa at safaeliteeyebrows@gmail.com or (702) 665-1026 to schedule an initial consultation. She’ll go over your full set of options and discuss your eyebrow and medical history to make ensure you have a wonderful experience and enjoy your new brow perfection