What is microblading?
Microblading is a more permanent solution to thin eyebrows. It eliminates the need for powders, gels, and pencils to fill in your natural brows. Microblading works similar to a tattoo, however, it is applied by hand, not using a machine. This allows for immense precision and the natural appearance. Microblading is like a tattoo because it deposits pigment under the skin, but it does not go as deep.
Does microblading hurt?
Whether microblading hurts or not will depend on your own pain tolerance. For some, it can feel like tiny scratches, however, a topical numbing agent can help to reduce or eliminate any pain associated with the procedure.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
Prior to undergoing a microblading procedure, you’ll want to stop using retinol, taking aspirin, drinking, or using blood thinners for an entire week. Retinol products tend to thin the skin and combined with alcohol or other blood thinners and you could end up bleeding a little more than you normally would.
What is the care like after microblading?
After you have microblading done, you’ll want to avoid exposing your new brows to moisture for at least a week. While brows look pretty dark at first, the color fades to a more natural appearance after the first week.
When you follow the proper aftercare instructions, microblading can last three years. And while it is an initial investment, the improvement in your self-esteem and confidence, as well as the savings on cosmetics make it well worth it.