In recent time microblading eyebrows is all the craze. And deservedly so. If you are unsatisfied with the thickness and density of your eyebrows, microblading is an excellent way to improve their appearance. It is not just for changing their style or shape, and it literally makes wonders no matter what is the shape of your face or your eyebrows.
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
In a sense, microblading the art of eyebrow architecture. It’s a technique that can create perfect eyebrows for any shape of the face. It was developed in China around 25 years ago. It is a perfect technique for eyebrow styling if you have thin eyebrows, undefined shapes, or scars. It will also help to correct them if they are asymmetric, and greatly shorten your makeup routine.
HOW MICROBLADING IS DONE?
Microblading is a very similar technique to tattooing, but with some considerable differences. With a special tool, a microblading artist makes very shallow cuts in the upper layers of your skin. This process is made painless by the use of special skin-numbing creams and gels, and the cuts are shallower than any usual paper cut. More scratches than cuts.
After that special pigment is manually applied over your eyebrows area, and it enters the cuts. This way, semi-permanent thin lines mimicking the natural look of hairs are created between your own hairs.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Technically, microblading produces semi-permanent tattoos. Just like with tattoos, microblading will slowly fade due to many factors, quality of the pigment, exposure to UV lights, what types of skincare products you apply over it, makeup that you use, and so on. Many microblading artists recommend a second session six weeks after the first one, for touch-up work and any potential small fixes and adjustments.
Afterward, you can expect them to last between one and two years. But it is recommended to have microblading sessions every twelve to eighteen months after the first one.
IS MICROBLADING SAFE?
Just like with tattooing safety depends on several factors. From the point of view of microblading as such, it is a very safe technique. The most common issues that may arise are related to your satisfaction with the skills of the artist. In some cases, depending on the quality and freshness of pigments that are used, slight pigment migration can happen, making the microbladed hairs slightly thicker than desired.
Otherwise, all risk factors are related to the practices of the artist. And to avoid any risks you should use the services only of those with reliable and proven health and sanitation practices.