6 Crucial Things to Consider Before Trying Microblading

May 5, 2017

There is an in-vogue beauty trend swiftly gaining attention for its awesome results. Have you heard of ‘microblading’ yet? When I first heard about it, I thought for sure it had something to do with the ol’ nip and tuck or some kind of new food processor. Thankfully, I was wrong on both accounts.

Microblading, also called eyebrow embroidery, is semi-permanent brow enhancing procedure that is definitely worth considering. Here are some things you need to know before getting this contemporary treatment:

1. It is a two-part procedure

Much like getting an actual tattoo, there is an essential consultation where you meet with the specialist and get to figure out the shape and color of your new eyebrows. All of this can take some time, generally 2-3 hours. The lines are draw and the plan is set. Once that is done, you undergo the initial microblading procedure, where pigment is edged into the surface of the skin to create a more defined brow with a blade.

Then, there is a second visitation that happens after the skin heals and a new layer forms (which also causes pigment to fade) about 4 to 6 weeks after the first. This touch-up session goes over the penned lines and makes adjustments to color.

2. Touch-ups are necessary

You cannot skip the touch-up procedure if you want to color and look of your new eyebrows to last. If you miss the touch-up after your first go around, the microblading results will fade prematurely – so do not miss it.

After you have the second touch-up procedure, you will not need another for 1 to 3 years, depending on the age and quality of your complexion, as well as your maintenance regimen.

3. Results may vary

Some people love the color and shape of their new brows. Others do not. Also, some people may be allergic to the pigments that get scraped under the skin or have other adverse reactions. Remember that you should always do your research and ask as many questions as possible about the process. Any risks that may affect you should be brought up during the consultation. Do not wait.

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4. It is not a real “tattoo”

That means no needles. A lot of people with a fear of needles will immediately see the word “tattoo” and think that microblading is not for them. Microblading does not use a needle, only a small knife. You do not even get a needle-injected analgesic.

5. It is almost pain free

There is localized numbing. If you are resistant to numbing medication or have a low pain threshold, the process may be a bit uncomfortable, but nothing like an actual tattoo. You may feel some scraping and cutting. However, the pain is minimal at best, and if you do the recovery steps and maintenance in full, you will never have anything but mild discomfort.

6. Microblading is expensive

Expensive but cost effective. Depending on where you go, the cost of microblading ranges between $500-$1,000. More specialized clinics may even charge around $1,500 for the service. Yes, it is worth sticker shock on first glance, but think about how much you will save on pencils, powders, gels, and all the things you used to buy and calculate the cost. Who knows, you may just save money by microblading.

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Is microblading worth it? For many, the draw of bolder, fuller eyebrows makes microblading a must. Ultimately, that is for you to decide. If you are tired of over plucking your brows, fretting over the sparseness, the shape, or even the color, then microblading is worth a try – if you can afford it. Keep these crucial things in mind.

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