What is Microblading
- Microblading (also known as 3D, 6D, HD or hyper realistic brows) is a manual technique for semi-permanent eyebrow makeup. It is used to make the eyebrows look bolder, thicker, to correct the shape or even make a complete eyebrow reconstruction.
- A disposable sterile blade is used during the procedure. Natural eyebrow hair is drawn into the top layer of the skin (the epidermis). Depending on the skills of an artist, a very natural eyebrow look can be created.
- Microblading is ideal for busy women, seeking for the perfect everyday look. As an aesthetic eyebrow reconstruction, Microblading is very beneficial for women and men struggling from hair loss caused by Alopecia, hemotherapy, etc.
Frequently asked questions
HOW LONG DOES MICROBLADING LAST?
Usually it lasts for about a year to year and a half, depending on the skin type, age and everyday habits.
- Mature skin retains pigment longer, due to a slower skin regeneration process.
- Dry skin retains pigment longer. Several touch-ups might be needed for oily or problematic skin. The procedure is not recommended for extremely oily skin.
- Color fades faster from the sun exposure; therefore, sunscreen application is necessary.
- The retention is usually poor for breast feeding women due to their hormonal imbalance.
- Hormonal therapy, antibiotics and other medication can cause poor pigment retention or faster fading.
Microblading is not the permanent makeup with pigment applied deeply into the skin (the dermis). To maintain the microbladed brow color, touch-ups are recommended once a year.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE LAST?
The procedure lasts about 2-3 hours and starts with a consultation, skin preparation, symmetry mapping, brow shaping, and pigment application.
After 1-2 months a touch-up session is required for a perfect result, as often after the first procedure the pigment is not fully absorbed, and hair strokes need to be replenished. A touch-up session can last from 15 min. to 1,5 hour.
IS IT PAINFUL?
The pain level is rather low but very individually perceived. Most often it is compared to brow hair plucking pain.
HOW DO BROWS LOOK AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
After the procedure brows are up to 40% darker and about 15% thicker comparing to the healed result. The redness and little swelling is normal and usually goes away within few hours or one day depending on a skin type.
WHAT IS THE HEALING TIME?
Usually brows heal in 10-14 days slightly flaking with no scabbing. The pigment lights up greatly during the second week. Brows fully heal, and the result is visible only a month after the procedure when the pigment sets in.
WHAT IS THE POST-TREATMENT CARE?
Post-treatment care makes 70% of the total Microblading success. Therefore, it is very important to follow the instructions provided for an individual skin type and condition. Usually it is recommended:
- First day – wipe brows gently and apply the healing cream several times.
- First week – apply the healing cream several times a day, especially when feeling dryness or stretching of the skin.
- At least for one week – do not use moisturizers or make-up on the brow area except the healing cream. Avoid excessive sweating, pool, sauna, sunbathing, face massages, etc.
- Always – avoid laser procedures in the microbladed area. Protect eyebrows from the sun’s exposure with a sunblock cream, except for the first 7 days (when healing cream applied).
CAN EYEBROWS GET WET AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
It is advisable to keep eyebrows dry during the first week after the procedure. Pat dry immediately if brows get wet. Limit your shower time to avoid excessive steam.
WHY IS TOUCH-UP NEEDED?
After the first 1-2 months a touch-up session is required as some pigment is lost during the healing period; therefore, missing strokes need to be replenished and color intensified. Several touch-ups might be needed for oily or problematic skin.
CAN MICROBLADING BE DONE ON THE PERMANENT MAKE-UP?
Yes, if the permanent brow make-up has almost faded; otherwise, the strokes will not be visible. Even in such case the microbladed strokes can turn out blurry when healed. Pigment retention is often shorter.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE TREATMENT?
- A month before the procedure it is recommended to avoid skin regeneration treatments, Botox and other fillers, and exposure to strong sunlight.
- Two weeks prior the treatment it is not recommended to tint the eyebrow hair to correctly determine the natural brow hair color for the most realistic treatment result.
- A day before the treatment it is advisable to avoid taking Aspirin, Ibuprofen, strong hormonal medicine, alcohol or other stimulants.
ARE THE NATURAL BROW HAIR SHAVED BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
Absolutely NOT! The most natural result is achieved when the microbladed strokes are intertwined with natural hair.
WHEN IS THE PROCEDURE NOT PERFORMED?
The procedure is not performed, or a doctor’s permission is needed in the following cases:
- Heart disease and/or under heart medication
- Under blood thinning medication
- Infections, immunodeficiency virus
- Skin disease, keloid scarring
- Less than 6 months after chemotherapy
- Minors (only with parent/guardian permission)
- Pregnant women