The tragedy of thin eyebrows is not something that you have to live with. Many people lose thickness in their eyebrows because of menopause or aging, while others have plucked their eyebrows a little too much. Whatever the reason, thin eyebrows are not something that people usually are comfortable with. Microblading is a solution to thin eyebrows. It winds back the clock, making your eyebrows seem fuller and richer.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a tattooing technique and permanent makeup procedure. The microblading artist uses a handheld tool with many tiny needles to introduce a semi-permanent pigment into your skin. Unlike standard eyebrow tattooing, which uses a machine and single needle bundle, every hairstroke made with microblading, is made by hand, with a blade creating fine slices in the skin.
It is often used to make eyebrows fuller, or to reshape or recolor them, or, in some cases, to create eyebrows where there may be none. The pigment that is deposited rests in the upper section of the dermis, and so, it fades away much more quickly than ordinary tattooing, where pigments are deposited in the skin.
Microblading artists who have gone through the best microblading training programs, will know that the microblading process is driven by the customer’s needs. Therefore, the first thing that any microblading artist will do is ask what the customer’s needs are. You will be asked what kind of look you are going for, how full you want your eyebrows to be, what color you want them to be. The microblading artist will measure the brow placement, before sketching out the eyebrows’ placement.
The measurement process starts by figuring out your face’s center and how your eyes are set in your face. The microblading artist will determine the starting point, arch and ending point by assessing the spacing between your eyes. Once the measurement process is done, the microblading artist will then sketch out what the full brow will look like, with the thickness you desire, and the arch height you want. You can then see for yourself what the microblading artist’s vision is for your eyebrows. If you agree, then this sketch will serve as the outline for the microblading.
You may also opt for microshading or manual smooth shading, when the microblading is done, to add thickness to your eyebrows without having to add any sharp contours.
How Long Does Microblading Last?
Microblading is semi-permanent, and you should expect it to fade over time. The rate at which it fades depends on a number of factors, such as the quality of the pigment used, your exposure to the sun, chemicals in the skincare products and medications you use. Generally, the effects of microblading last about 18 to 30 months, although there are cases where it lasts for as long as 3 years. You should touch-up after 6 weeks and thereafter, every 12-18 months.
Is Microblading Safe?
The safety precautions taken for microblading are the same as those for traditional tattooing. So, assuming that you use a reputable microblading artist, microblading is as safe as tattooing.