Microblading is a relatively new method of semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement that is different from traditional tattooing. Microblading is also known as Eyebrow Embroidery, Microfeathering, Microstroking, or 3D Hair Strokes, but they all refer to the same procedure.
Instead of using an electrical machine, Microblading involves using a pen-like hand tool to deposit pigment into the skin. A “blade” that consists of tiny, short acupuncture needles is used, hence the name “microblading”.
Individual feathered hair strokes are drawn onto the skin by hand, mimicking real hair. The result is the most natural-looking eyebrow tattoo. No more “Sharpie marker eyebrows”! Your brows will look great 24/7!
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.
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 couple years.
There is no downtime for Microblading. You can go right back to work and it heals completely in about one to two weeks. Your brows may be a little tender and swollen for the first two days. They may appear up to 30% darker and thicker for the first week because of the scab and minor swelling. You will have to avoid getting your brows wet, sweating, and direct sunlight until they heal.
Touch-ups for Microblading are recommended approximately 1-2 times per year, depending on your skin type and how well you take care of your tattoo. Oily skins tend to need touch ups more frequently and should plan on coming every 6-8 months for touch ups. Those with normal to dry skin can hold the pigment longer and should come in every 8-12 months. Avoid exfoliating near your brows and wear sunblock to prevent them from fading.
XO Beauty Studio only charges $499 for the procedure and that includes the consultation, procedure, a FREE touch-up after 8 weeks to perfect the color and shape, and aftercare lotion.
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