What is Microblading?
Microblading is a relatively new method of eyebrow enhancement that is different from traditional tattooing. Microblading is also known as Eyebrow Embroidery, Feathering, or 3D Hair Strokes, but they all refer to the same procedure.
Instead of a tattoo gun, or electrical needle machine, Microblading involves using a pen-like hand tool to deposit organic pigment into the skin. A “blade” that consists of tiny, short acupuncture needles is used, hence the name “Microblading”.
Individual feathered hair strokes are drawn onto the skin by hand, mimicking real hair. The result is the most natural looking eyebrow. No More “sharpie marker brows.” Your brows will look awesome 24/7, and you don’t even have to spend all that time painting on your brows.
Microblading is used to fill in sparse areas or bald patches in the brows, darken light or blonde eyebrows, correct uneven brows, or create a whole new brow for those with little or no hair. It lasts between 12 to 24 months, doesn’t damage your natural hairs and it’s waterproof, sweat proof and smudge proof.
The pigments come in many different colors and can be customized to your skin tone, hair color or whatever your preference is. Before the procedure begins, a consultation will be required and you will be asked about your color and shape preference. You will be measured and marked as to what your preference is and the shape will be drawn on and you will be asked for your approval.
Microblading is considered semi-permanent makeup because it will fade within a few years. As your skin regenerates, old skin cells are shed, eventually taking the pigment with them, and new skin cells will grow. One benefit of this is that you won’t be stuck with the same brow shape forever. Eyebrow trends come and go and you may want to change your brow shape in a few years. Microblading is a great option for people who hesitate to get their eyebrows tattooed because of the fear of permanence.
Another advantage is that the pigment doesn’t stay in your skin long enough to change color from sun exposure. The sun can alter tattoo colors over time, especially with permanent makeup that lasts 10 years or more. Traditional eyebrow tattoos has been known to turn blue, red, purple, or even green after several years of UV exposure. Microblading, on the other hand will just get lighter in color until it fades completely in a few years.
There is no downtime for Microblading. You can go right back to work and it heals completely in about a week. Your brows may be a little tender and swollen for the first two days. The pigment may appear about 30% darker for the first week. Submerging your brows in water and sweating profusely should be avoided for the first week.
Touch-ups for Microblading are recommended approximately 1 to 2 times per year, depending on how well you take care of your brows. Avoid exfoliating near your brows and wear sunblock to prevent them from fading.
A $50 deposit is required to schedule a 30 minute consultation and will be applied toward the total cost if an appointment for the Microblading is scheduled at the consultation. $500 is due at the time of the actual Microblading appointment and that will include your touch-up that should be scheduled 4-6 weeks from that day.
Annual Microblading Service: $350 (up to 1 year from your first touch-up appointment.)