• Who have a brow shape/form already
• Who have sparse, overplucked brows
• Ideal for those who seek a barely there & subtle enhancement
• Not ideal for clients with no brow shape, or those with large pores & oily skin
Benefits of Microblading
1. Subtle Effortless Beauty: Say goodbye to pencils, powders, pomade and stencils. Your microbladed brows will maintain their shape and color throughout your daily activities, from workouts to beach days.
2. Time- Saving: Time is precious, and Microblading gives you more of it. No more rushed mornings trying to achieve symmetrical brows. You’ll have extra minutes in your morning routine for other activities, all while looking perfectly put together.
3. Confidence Boost: Microblading enhances your natural brows, giving you an instant confidence boost. Whether you’re attending a special event or just going about your day, your brows will be on point.
4. Natural Appearance: Microbladed eyebrows are meticulously crafted to mimic the look of real hair. The fine strokes and attention to detail create an incredibly natural appearance, making it hard to distinguish them from your natural brows.
Disadvantages of Microblading
1. Short-Lasting Solution: In the majority of cases Microblading is “semi-permanent” in nature (in other words, its appearance is short-lasting). While a lot of women prefer going with a “semi-permanent” solution; it cannot be guaranteed that Microblading will fade completely. This is why as an artist; I do not use the words “semi-permanent”.
- At the end of it all, Microblading is still a tattoo; the skin is pierced, and pigments are deposited with the intention of lasting an unknown amount of time.
- Due to its mechanical process, Microblading will not offer the same exact level of precision when it comes to replicating natural eyebrow hairs; Microbladed hairstrokes are much thinner and lay flat in the skin, real individual hairs are larger in diameter and are 3D, meaning they project and are lifted out of the skin.
- Microblading’s quicker fading over time might not align with client preferences. Frequent touchups out of the ordinary 1.5- 2-year schedule is not recommended; more or frequent touchups will cause the skin to scar. Skin scarring is irreversible and will future brow tattooing will not heal properly.
2. May Need to Pencil: Depending on how well Microblading is executed and with all necessary touchups completed, in addition to the client’s preference, there still may be a need or want to pencil in the brows. Remember, Microblading consists of razor thin tiny hairs that require spaces in between, filling or over stuffing those spaces with additional hairs during the process is not ideal and will deliver a sloppy sub-par blotchy result. Microblading requires spaces, so it can appear like hairs.
- For clients who want a more “filled in appearance” which will give better definition Microshading or Combination Brows is recommended.
3. Color Shifting: Even working with world class, highly trained artist; Microblading and its technique tends to color shift sooner, when compared to other styles, like Microshading or Ombre Brows.
- Due to Microblading’s technical nature, color vibrancy is not long lasting and overtime the color will appear ashy or “grey” in tone. This depends on the color chosen, the depth at which each hairstroke is placed, the clients skin type & lifestyle.
- This means that your brows will fade gradually faster over time, when compared to Microshading & Ombre Brows. As time passes, your skins’ natural oils, sun exposure, health, skin care products & medications will dramatically affect the longevity of those tiny hairstrokes.
4. Skin Invasive: All forms of tattooing involve penetrating top layers of the skin, so that it will allow for the deposit of pigments. Anytime the skin is broken, it runs the risk of developing scar tissue – in the hands of an experienced artist, this is minimal. In essence, a needle puncture to the skin, is better than a stroke/etch or slice, continued Microblading over the same area as years go on, will allow or the formation of scar tissue which can eventually render the skin hard to accept and heal color well.
Check out these frequently asked questions (FAQ) section; I’ve compiled answers to the most common questions. Whether you're still considering getting your brows done or simply want to learn more about this technique, we've got you covered.
Microblading involves implanting pigment into the skin’s upper dermal layer; resulting in natural-looking hair like strokes which mimic the clients’ natural brow growth pattern.
Microblading results can last anywhere as long as1 to 2 years, and as short as 10-12 months, depending on many factors. Touch-up sessions are recommended to maintain the desired look.
Most individuals experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. Topical numbing creams are applied to the area before and during Microblading to minimize any potential pain or discomfort.
Microblading appointments usually last 2 to 3 hours, including the completion of paperwork, pre-numbing, brow design, and the actual Microblading itself.
When performed by a skilled and trained professional, Microblading is generally safe. It’s important to choose a licensed technician who follows strict hygiene standards to minimize the risk of infection or possible adverse reactions.
The healing process can be a bit of a roller coaster. Immediately after, the brows will look great, and the skin may have a little redness or slight welling. In the next few days the brows will darken dramatically in appearance. They will then begin to flake as they heal, and over a period of a few weeks, the color will go thru many changes until finally settling at about 4 weeks. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided to ensure optimal healing. Click here to view the brow healing schedule.
Microblading is suitable for individuals with normal to dry skin, and those who have a brow shape/form already established. It’s not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with certain medical conditions, or those prone to keloid scarring. A thorough consultation with your artist will help determine if you’re a suitable candidate. Click here to view a list of conditions which may affect booking eligibility.
Choosing the right artist is crucial. Make sure to look for a technician with proper training, certification, and a portfolio showcasing their work. Read reviews and testimonials to gauge the experiences of former clients. Click here to view my credentials.
Microblading involves using a manual tool and a tiny “x-acto knife” like blade to create precise strokes – resulting in a more natural look. Microshading, on the other hand, uses a tattoo pen & cartridge needle.
Any type of cosmetic tattooing can be challenging to remove completely, especially Microblading. Techniques such as laser or saline removal may be used, but they might not always yield complete removal. Please seek trained professionals only.
It is important to follow your artists’ “Pre-Care Instructions”. For the most part all technicians follow the basics of avoiding caffeine, alcohol, blood thinning medications, and certain supplements that increase bleeding. It’s also a good idea to come in with clean skin, without any makeup on the brow area. Click here for our client “Pre-Care” instructions.
Proper aftercare is essential for optimal results. It is important to follow your artists’ “Post Care Instructions.” Click here for our client “Post-Care” instructions.
While Microblading significantly reduces the need for daily brow products, some individuals might still opt to use products for additional definition or to adjust the color.
The cost of Microblading varies based on location, the expertise of the artist, and other factors. It’s important to remember that while the upfront cost might be higher, it can save money on brow products and maintenance over time. Click here for our pricing.
After the initial 10-week touchup, maintenance touch-up sessions are recommended every 1.5- 2 years. During these sessions, the technician will refresh the color and make any necessary adjustments