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Eyebrows Microblading Procedure Facts And Myths

Eyebrows microblading procedure
Eyebrows microblading procedure

Microblading is a common cosmetic procedure that involves tiny strokes that look like your own eyebrow hair. Microblading involves micro-cuts in the skin in the area of your eyebrows and implements the pigment into the cuts to create fuller-looking eyebrows. Microblading results can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months.

What Is Used For The Microblading, Is It a Blade

Microblading pen
Microblading pen

Microblading is advertised as a semi-permanent manual method that creates hair strokes. It is based on old tattooing techniques from Japan. This technique is performed with manual tools consisting of a group of needles, that create fine incisions in the skin.

Microblading blades
Microblading blades
Microblading brows
Microblading brows

There is no “blade” at all. There are many configurations of individual needles soldered together with any number of shape profiles. As a result, we get natural-looking hair-like strokes. Results depend on skin type, skin condition, and structure.

Limitations and Possible Microblading Disaster

This technique is hazardous to use for lips, eyes, or medical pigmentation, also quite limited if it goes about shading techniques. The process of microblading tends to have a weird scratching sound that is uncomfortable for some clients. It gives you a similar feeling of nails scratching across a chalkboard. Microblading doesn’t last as long as permanent makeup and it is not suitable for most clients.

Who Should Not Get Microblading

Microblading is only recommended for young, medium age clients with normal skin type. Certainly not suitable for mature clients as their skin is very thin and sensitive, neither for dry skin and especially for clients with oily skin and enlarged pores. Mature skin is typically more delicate and thin. This can increase bleeding leading to loss of pigment.

Clients with large pores and oily skin aren’t good candidates for microblading because the color doesn’t show up well and strokes can look blurry. The old tattooed eyebrows need to be almost invisible for microblading to be considered for a coverup or corrective work.

Risk Of Complications In Microblading

The higher the trauma level, the more bleeding, micro-cuts, and swelling cause longer and less predictable healing. In this technique, it is very difficult to control needle depth. Once performed too deep, it might result in too cool, gray color, or even scaring. If someone has a history of keloid (or raised) scars they should avoid this procedure.

We are seeing, sadly, multiple clients per month that need extensive correction and removal of badly botched microbladed eyebrows. In most areas, this technique is coming under the radar of regulation, and not being recognized as cosmetic tattooing, due to creative and unethical marketing.

How Many Times Can You Microblade Eyebrows

Microblading does not last as long as other eyebrow tattooing techniques, simply because a much smaller amount of pigment is inserted into the skin in comparison to fully filled eyebrow micro-pigmentation. Microblading is technically a very difficult technique and even when performed by a highly experienced artist could be repeated about 3 - 4 times maximum in a lifetime.

Is Microblading Semi-Permanent

Some artists are marketing microblading or eyebrow embroidery as a semi-permanent pigmentation. According to them, the color only reaches the epidermal (outer) layer of the skin. A careful review of basic skin anatomy and physiology would reveal this is not true. If pigment particles are not implanted in the dermis, they will disappear during the healing phase of the skin, while normal regeneration of cells at the epidermal level.

Microblading Is Not Tattoo-False

Microblading incisions
Microblading incisions

However, pigments do fade in the skin over time, it does not make the process semi-permanent. It is impossible to predict how much pigment will fade away and how long it will take to do so with any measure of consistency or reliability.

Generally, any time color is placed into the skin with any tool or device, it is a tattoo. Microblading eyebrow is an alternative to solid tattooing. Microblading is a cosmetic tattoo technique using a handheld tool to create strokes in the skin that mimic brow hairs.

Powder Brows Or Microblading

Powder brows tattoo
Powder brows tattoo

The biggest difference between the two permanent makeup techniques is how the pigment is inserted into the skin. Microblading uses a handheld tool to create small cuts into the skin, which looks like hair strokes while Powder Brows are done using a special machine. The Powder Brow technique is less invasive than microblading and suitable for every skin type. If you wish to have a hair stroke method you can try Microshading with the machine, that creates nano strokes.