The world and notion of beauty are constantly changing, and sometimes it is for better or for worst. Microblading is not for everyone and you shouldn’t go for everything that is on trend because trends die out as quickly as they pop up. Microblading is gaining traction nowadays and is getting into the mainstream. However, not all of us really know what microblading is but fear not because we are here and are here to introduce you to the world of makeup and beauty. Let’s get into the thick of it.
What is Microblading?
In a nutshell, microblading involves a semi-permanent tattoo in the eyebrow area, giving you the option to create fuller and better-defined eyebrows. Small hand-held instruments are used, and this makes shallow scratches in the upper layer of the dermis, creating a natural look. Depending on your skin type, results can last up to three years, but you will need a touch-up after 6-8 weeks to fill in any gaps.
Things you need to know:
1. Things to avoid before your appointment
You should avoid scheduling your microblading appointment 30 days before or after any injectable filler treatment. You are also advised to avoid sun exposure and shouldn’t tweeze, wax, or even thread your eyebrows at least a week prior to this appointment. A day before you go get microblading, you also avoid caffeine, alcohol, and Advil because this might mess up with your body. All these may thin your blood, which can also affect pigment retention and be detrimental for you at the end of the day. Also, if you are feeling sick or flu-ish (especially now more than ever), please reschedule your appointment and put it for a later date. It is also important for you to be aware that you might be more sensitive if you get your microblading done when you are menstruating.
2. It’s a two-part process
You should know before going for your microblading appointment that it is a two-part process, and the first appointment is usually 2 to two and a half hours. Following the initial appointment, you will be asked to come back to the salon for touch-ups, and this will usually be 6 to 8 weeks after the first appointment. This will depend on how your skin heals, and this differs from person to person. During the second meeting, the necessary adjustment in color will be done to better fit and compliment your skin color and the density will also be fixed. The touch-up appointment is shorter than the first appointment and usually lasts for an hour or an hour and a half.
3. It’s like a traditional tattoo, but at the same time, it’s not
Just like getting a tattoo, microblading uses small blades to deposit pigments on your skin and is a manual tattooing technique which is designed to create natural hair-like strokes. The difference between the two is the depth of the pigment that is placed in your skin. Traditional tattooing is done using a machine and is designed to work deeper in your skin compared to microblading, and is made to last longer over time. You should always get this done by a professional because they are trained to do this. When done correctly and by a professional, the microblading pigment should disappear and break down over time, allowing them to fade away. Then you get it done again if you want to.
Do you want to try microblading? Then you out to visit Ava Lashes and Brows! Get your brows TLC done by experts who know what they are doing. So what are you waiting for? Give them a visit and get your eyebrows game on fleek!