Everything You Need to Know about Microblading
The world of cosmetic surgery has come a long way. Every now and then, a new invention (or should I say, obsession?) takes everyone by storm and you think about the unimaginable possibilities this magical field has to offer. Lately, I have been seeing a lot of stories on social media about some of the most outrageous eyebrow trends; I am pretty sure you might have come across some as well. Most recently I read about microblading and I was bewildered. Microblading? What? I know a lot of questions would be running through your mind right now – don’t worry, we’ll get to them in a few seconds. First of all let’s start with the basics:
What is Microblading, Exactly?
Microblading is the process of making a manual tattoo with a special tool which resembles a tiny, pen-like knife but isn’t a blade at all. Cosmetic tattooers use an array of fine needles to make tiny incisions in the skin. The tool’s tip is easily maneuverable according to the desired depth and detail of the hair strokes they want to etch. The pigment used for each stroke is left to set for a few minutes and as you wipe it off, you’ve already gotten yourself new brows. Yup, you read that right!
There are other jargons that are used either as an alternative for microblading or similar procedures. Among others, micropigmentation, feathering, eyebrow embroidery, etching and powder-fill are most common. The interesting thing, no matter whatever you call it, they all are tattoos and they vary on the basis of the depth of dermis that is being inked.
Does It Hurt?
It doesn’t hurt (too much). The pain is relative but it not unbearable. A scar like sensation is most likely to occur during microblading which is quite different to getting any other body tattoo.
Are There Any “Afters”?
Yup, a few touchups are required once you get your first session done. Usually, desired results are achieved after two sessions. Besides the process itself, there are multiple other factors that determine the effectiveness of the procedure. On the top, your skin condition; too oily or too dry skin won’t hold on to the ink as easily as the normal skin. The results are not very promising for someone who is anemic. In most cases, the second appointment gives you the brows of your dream that you can flaunt whenever, wherever.
How Long Does It Last?
The time span ranges from 1 to 2 years. Usually a touchup is required every 12 or 18 months for strokes to stay there otherwise they may completely fade away.
Any Post-Process Precautions?
Yup. You need to keep the freshly bladed area free of moisture which means avoiding unnecessary contact with water or sweaty workouts. Slight itching or redness might occur which can easily be taken care of by Vaseline.
How Much Does It Cost?
The process doesn’t take a LOT of time but the artistry involved in the process is the reason of its rising rage. One session can cost up to 900$. Now, to the final question: Is it available in the country? Well, yes. It is not as popular and massive but a number of artists are already practicing in major cities around the country.
That’s all for today. Did you find it informative or interesting? Hit me up and let me know! Until next time.