Whether you’re dealing with losing facial hair as a side effect of chemo or another medical treatment, or you’re squaring with the results of overzealous plucking, you may have come across microblading as an option to achieve eyebrows that appear fuller. But what is this semi-permanent cosmetic procedure and what should you know before you go in for a treatment?
Do you long for a fuller look for your eyebrows? Or, are you dealing with a common side effect of chemo — losing facial hair such as eyebrows and eyelashes? Whether you’re facing the outcome of your own overzealous plucking or the unwelcome results of a medical treatment, you may wonder if microblading is for you.
To learn more, check out these answers to some common FAQs about microblading.
What is microblading?
It’s a cosmetic procedure that uses tattooing to fill in thin eyebrows and make them look fuller. The first time, it may take up to a couple of hours because of paperwork and planning the brow shape you want. You’ll have a numbing agent applied to the brow area and then the procedure will take about 30 to 45 minutes. Expect the eyebrows to appear darker right after the initial treatment.
What makes microblading different from a standard tattoo is that it isn’t permanent. Instead, the coloring from this process may last up to three years — with a few touch-ups along the way. The reason is that microblading uses less pigment and different tools.
Speaking of tools — are there needles involved?
Yes, as with most tattoos, there’s no escaping needles. The person who’s performing the microblading process uses a tool that has needles to break into the skin and deposit color pigments that look like real hairs.
Who does the microblading?
Having your eyebrows come out looking natural and well-defined very much depends on the person who’s doing the microblading. This isn’t a process you can leave to a newbie. It’s not just that it takes time to perfect — having an untrained person can lead to infections.
Call us today to schedule an appointment for microblading with our wonderful artist Hai Nguyen! @inkbyfiona