Microblading is a relatively new method of eyebrow enhancement that is different from traditional tattooing. Microblading is also known as Eyebrow Embroidery, Feathering, or 3D Hair Strokes, but they all refer to the same procedure.
Instead of a tattoo gun, or electrical machine, Microblading involves using a pen-like hand tool to deposit organic pigment into the skin. A "blade" that consists of tiny, short acupuncture needles is used, hence the name "microblading".
Microblading lasts up to 2 years, doesn't damage your natural hairs, and it's waterproof, sweatproof, and smudge-proof!
The pigments come in many different colors and can be customized to your skintone, hair color, and preferences. Before the procedure begins, a consultation will be held and you will be asked about your color and shape preferences. The shape will be drawn on and you will be asked for your approval.
Microblading is considered semi-permanent makeup because it will fade within a few years. As your skin regenerates, old skin cells are shed, eventually taking the pigment with them, and new skin cells will grow.
One benefit of this is that you won't be stuck with the same brow shape forever. Eyebrow trends come and go and you might want to change your brow shape in a few years. Microblading is a great option for people who hesitate to get their eyebrows tattooed because of the fear of permanence.
Microblading is a great option for people who hesitate to get their eyebrows tattooed because of the fear of permanence.
Another advantage is that the pigment doesn't stay in your skin long enough to change color from sun exposure. The sun can alter tattoo colors over time- especially with permanent makeup that lasts 10 years or more. Traditional eyebrow tattoo has been known to turn blue, red, purple, or green after several years of UV exposure. Microblading, on the other hand, will just get lighter in color until it fades completely in a few years.
There is no downtime for Microblading. You can go right back to work and it heals completely in about one week. Your brows may be a little tender and swollen for the first two days. The pigment may appear about 30% darker for the first week. Submerging your brows in water and sweating profusely should be avoided for the first week.
Touch-ups for Microblading are recommended approximately 1-2 times per year, depending on how well you take care of your tattoo. Avoid exfoliating near your brows and wear sunblock to prevent them from fading.
In Atlanta, some places charge $600 or more for just the first Microblading appointment and charge more for the touch-up and aftercare. However, at XO Beauty Studio, I only charge $425 for the procedure and that includes the consultation, procedure, a FREE touch-up after 6-8 weeks to perfect the color and shape, and FREE aftercare balm.
For a free consultation, call (404) 557-4220 and check out our Microblading page today!