What is Microblading, exactly and how long do microbladed eyebrows last? Microblading is an increasingly popular procedure that is used to fill and define the eyebrows.
While microblading is not a permanent procedure, it typically lasts for quite some time. Microblading is different from tattooing, which in contrast is a permanent procedure. Tattoo pigment goes deeper into the skin compared to microblading, which only goes as far as the dermal epidermal junction.
At this depth, your body will naturally reject the pigment and push it out over time, meaning that microblading is a procedure that eventually disappears if you want to change the shape and fullness of your brows in the future.
Microblading is a procedure that is designed to enhance your natural brows and provide more definition and fullness. It is designed for a natural-looking result. It is especially useful for people who have over-plucked their eyebrows or people with naturally thin eyebrows who want to drastically change their appearance or simply highlight the best features of their brows.
What is the Healing Process?
Once the microblading procedure is complete, you can expect some discomfort around your eyebrow area for around a few days afterward. There will usually also be some flaking and scabbing of the skin in the area since it is a semi-permanent tattoo.
You should always stick carefully to any aftercare instructions that you are given to minimise discomfort and pain and ensure that your brows heal properly. For one week after the procedure, you should avoid getting the area wet or using any cosmetics, lotions, or creams around the area. You will also need to avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds.
What is the Procedure?
The microblading procedure will normally take anywhere from ninety minutes to two hours, depending on the style that you are going for and how much microblading you need to fill in and define your brows. You will also have a numbing cream applied to your eyebrows before the procedure to minimise any discomfort, which usually takes around twenty minutes to work on your skin. Adding shading and creating the illusion of hair strokes usually takes around 45-90 minutes of the procedure.
The procedure itself uses super-fine needles to shape your eyebrows. This is done with deposits of medical-grade pigment into your skin surface with a pen-like tool that has a nub and sloped blade with tiny needles at the end, which scratches the skin with featherweight strokes to create eyebrow hairs that look very realistic.
The procedure can be a little uncomfortable, but it is usually not painful, especially after applying the numbing cream. You can expect some tenderness in the area afterwards; over-the-counter painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen can be used to manage this.
How Long Do Microbladed Eyebrows Last and When Should You Top Up?
How long does microbladed eyebrows last? Microblading is considered to be a semi-permanent procedure due to the fact that the pigment remains in the skin for around twelve to fifteen months. At this point, the pigment is likely to have faded and a top-up procedure will usually be needed to keep your brows the desired shape and fullness.
A touch-up procedure can be done once your brows start to show signs of fading. After your first microblading procedure, you may notice some fading at around three to six months in, at which point you can have the touch-up procedure to keep your brows looking perfect for twelve to fifteen months. This touch-up procedure is also an ideal opportunity to make any corrections to your brows or make small changes after having them for a few months.
For fuller, thicker, and more natural-looking brows, get in touch today to book your microblading consultation.
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