If you have thin or sparse eyebrows, microblading can be an ideal treatment option. Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo designed to fill in thin areas of the eyebrow to make them look naturally fuller. A stroke of semi-permanent pigment is applied under the skin using a bladed hand tool. Microblading produces natural-looking eyebrows, and the results can last for up to 12 – 16 months, although most people will require touch-ups around every 12 months.
Is Microblading Painful?
You might be wondering, ‘does microblading hurt?’ and you’re not alone in wondering this. Since it is a semi-permanent tattoo, it’s not unusual for people considering microblading in London to worry about the possibility of pain. However, the good news is that it is not painful to go through. Most people who have microblading done report only feeling some minor pressure or slight discomfort throughout the procedure. It is typically much less painful than a regular tattoo but keep your own personal pain tolerance in mind.
What to Expect:
Once you have agreed on the shape and style that you want for your eyebrows, a numbing cream will be applied to the area for twenty minutes. While you’re waiting for the numbing cream to work, you will select the colour pigment that is best suited to your skin type and hair colour. A secondary anaesthetic is used during the procedure to control the sensation and ensure that it is as pain-free as possible.
How Long Does It Take?
Once you have waited for twenty minutes for the numbing cream to work on your skin, the microblading treatment itself is much faster than a standard eyebrow tattoo treatment. Typically, it will last from ninety minutes to two hours, depending on the type of style you are going for and how much microblading you need due to eyebrow thinning or lack of eyebrow hairs. Implanting the hair strokes and adding shading will typically last for around 45-90 minutes.
Is Aftercare Painful?
Once the microblading treatment is done, you can expect some discomfort around the brow area for at least a few days while it heals. Since it is a semi-permanent tattoo, you can usually expect some scabbing and flaking of the area.
You will be given aftercare instructions that are important to stick to in order to ensure that your brows heal correctly, and any pain and discomfort is minimised. This will usually involve not getting the area wet for around one week and applying a cream or lotion. It is quite common for the area to feel a little bruised and tender immediately after the procedure, and it might appear a little red. Avoid using any harsh skincare products and do not apply makeup to the area for at least a week. You should also avoid any direct sunlight or tanning beds.
Choosing the Right Provider
Bear in mind that the amount of pain and discomfort you will feel will depend on the microblading provider that you choose.
Here at Annette Kemp, we take great care to ensure that the procedure is as painless and as comfortable as possible for you. We only use high quality, hypoallergenic pigments for microblading and all needles are fully sterilized and single-use. We offer high-quality microblading in Wimbledon with various safety measures and checks strictly adhered to, in order to protect all our customers and ensure that you get the best results.
Microblading is becoming an increasingly popular solution for people who want thicker and fuller brows. Although it is a semi-permanent tattoo, most people who have a microblading procedure report feeling very little pain. A numbing cream and anaesthetic is also used to improve your comfort.