Many women suffer from thin or patchy eyebrows and they spend too much time and money in their efforts to rectify the problem. Threading, tweezing, waxing, pencils, and even tattoos are ways women manage their brows, but in today’s semi-permanent cosmetic procedures, a hero has emerged: microblading.
Microblading isn’t a full-blown tattoo. Rather, it’s done with a pen-like tool that has 10 to 12 tiny needles on its end. This places microblading above tattooing on women’s lists because it
- Doesn’t push dye three skin layers down
- Only scratches the surface of the skin
- Is less invasive than a permanent tattoo
- Is less painful than a permanent tattoo
The technician and you decide on the best eyebrow shape, fullness, and color prior to the procedure, and then the technician will fill in and shape your new brows using tiny strokes to create lines that look like natural hairs.
Microblading generally lasts for 18 months, although in some patients, the pigmentation remains up to three years. After the initial treatment, you may have to schedule a follow-up session to fill in any pigmentation that didn’t take the first time.
Twenty-four hours prior to your session, it’s important to avoid
- Vitamin E
One week prior to your appointment, avoid
- Brow tinting/waxing
- Chemical peels
- Outdoor sun exposure
- Tanning salons
Two weeks before your procedure, don’t use AHA skincare products around your eyebrow area or have any Botox treatments. You should also discontinue Retin-A four weeks before your procedure and check your calendar prior to scheduling your treatment because menstruation causes increased skin sensitivity.
When you come in for microblading, our expert technician will shape your brows and then apply a numbing cream for maximum comfort. After the numbing takes effect, which is usually about 30 to 40 minutes, the technician will begin the procedure using the eyebrow color you selected. The strokes are featherweight; you shouldn’t experience any discomfort. If you do, let the technician know and she will apply more numbing ointment.
Between the prep and actual procedure, microblading usually takes about 90 minutes. This includes approximately five minutes after the pigmentation has been applied to allow it to seep in thoroughly. Once it has, the technician will wipe your new, beautiful brows clean. Your technician will give you a full after-care packet, including instructions to follow to ensure you receive the best results from your microblade treatment.
Revive Medical Center is happy to add this cosmetic enhancement to our list of procedures. At this time, we only schedule microblade appointments on Saturdays, but this is perfect because you can have the procedure done and be ready for work on Monday with beautiful, new brows.