Microblading is the latest trend in eyebrow filling techniques that has hit the beauty scene. Although the technique has been around for decades, it has only become popular in the last couple of years.
But what exactly is mircoblading and why is it suddenly the go-to procedure for eyebrow filling?
What Is Mircroblading?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent make-up – much like a tattoo but not as permanent. A very fine scalpel is used to create fine incisions. These incisions are then filled with ink to stain the skin cells of the dermis. Unlike a tattoo, the fine lines created by the scalpel do not penetrate as deeply into the layers of the skin meaning that the ink will eventually be shed with dead skin cells and the markings will fade.
The procedure provided my salons like Ace Microblading is only minimally invasive and can be performed using topical anesthetic creams to numb the area. The microblading technician will create a shape, shade and filling that is tailored to the specific needs of each person. The procedure lasts about an hour and half but could take longer depending on the extent of the filling that is required. It may also take a few minutes for the numbing cream or gel to take effect before the procedure can be performed.
The area will scab over and it is important to keep it sterile to prevent infection. Scabs should fall off withing a week or two. The site may be slightly pink and sensitive for a few days after this but should be entirely healed within three to four weeks.
It is important to only have the procedure performed by a qualified microblading technician and to follow the aftercare instructions carefully. Do not get the area wet during the healing time and do not exfoliate or use any beauty products on the area as this could result in the effect fading quickly. If the area becomes inflamed, itchy or burns, contact the microblading technician or make an appointment with a doctor as this could be a sign of infection.
With proper care, microblading can last anywhere between twelve months and three years. This is largely dependent on whether proper care has been taken of the eyebrow area. Visible fading should only start taking place 6 months to 18 months down the line. A touch up session or corrections may be necessary after the initial procedure has been performed.
What Are The Benefits Of Mircoblading?
The very fine lines created by microblading mimic the natural hairs and shadows of the eyebrows closely making the brows look very natural. It is important to note that the shade may appear darker to begin with but will fade to match the shade of the natural brows.
Microblading provides exceptional value for money due to the long-lasting results and takes away the daily effort of having to shape and fill brows manually.
If a client is unhappy with the end results, there are steps and techniques that can be used to fade the effects faster and rectify the problem.