Many of us, as misguided youth, over plucked our eyebrows, almost to the point of no return. Now, as adults, we have to deal with the ramifications of those silly aesthetic decisions…or do we? Microblading has come to help take us out of the overplucked, overworked eyebrow stage in our life and lead us to the full-browed beauties we all deserve to be.
In this article, we will go over the benefits of microblading and also detail important information about this intriguing beauty treatment and its awesome results.
What is microblading?
Microblading is the manual method of adding pigment to the epidermis in tiny, precise hair-like strokes to mimic hair. The natural-looking results are made with a hand-held microblade (hence the name) made up of 7+ microneedles. The hairlike strokes with the blade make for a natural and permanent look. Where tattoos are permanent under 7 layers of skin, microblading is under 3 layers of skin, so the look will eventually lighten up over time.
Benefits Of Microblading
Long Lasting Results
Microbladed eyebrows keep their shape and look for around 2-3 years. Yes, YEARS. Most beauty treatments mean having to go back to the salon every couple of weeks, and that can get quite pricey pretty fast. A few touch ups is all you need with microblading and you get to keep your amazing results for years.
Saves You Money
Like we said above, one treatment every couple of years versus continued treatments every month or so and the money really starts to add up after a while. Save big bucks with microblading and invest in yourself.
Saves You Time In The Morning
Getting ready in the morning always has the potential of being a disaster and making us late for work. With microbladed eyebrows, you don’t have to worry about meticulously drawing them on, getting one wrong and having to start all over again. Use that extra time to sleep in or enjoy some extra sips from your morning coffee before you head off to work.
Microblading Is Safe
As long as your eyebrows are done by a licensed professional esthetician, there are very few risks associated with microblading. The ink used in microblading is an organic pigment that slowly fades over time. Always make sure your esthetician is using the organic inks as they have much less of a chance to cause a reaction up your skin. Always ask questions and be aware of what someone is putting in your body at all times.
Save Time With Short Sessions
Getting microbladed is a non-invasive treatment that only takes around 1 ½ hours from start to finish. Your esthetician will go over the look they are designing for your brows and then once you approve, they will start with the procedure. You’ll be in and out in no time with brand new, gorgeous brows.
Don’t let the term “microbladed” fool you, it is a relatively painless procedure that will give you great results without any harsh recovery or months-long, intense aftercare. Your technician will use numbing topical creams during the microblading so you should not feel uncomfortable. Make sure to stay relaxed during the appointment as well. Follow these simple steps for easy aftercare when you get your eyebrows microbladed:
- Avoid getting the microbladed area wet for up to 10 days, which includes keeping your face dry during a shower.
- Don’t wear makeup for at least 7 days. The pigments are still settling into the shallow cuts in your skin caused by the blading.
- Don’t pick at any scabs or itch the eyebrow area.
- Avoid swimming and excessive sweating until the area is completely healed.
- Keep your hair away from your brow line.
- Apply any medicated cream or healing balm provided by your microblading tech as instructed.
Won’t Smudge or Smear
Unlike most eyebrow make-up, since microblading goes into 3 layers of your skin, that pigment isn’t going anywhere. After you are healed, you can sweat, swim, and do everything you used to do and your eyebrows will stay as is. The pigment is designed to slowly fade away but not until the 2-3 years is up.
Ready To Enhance Your Brow Game?
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