Fresh Face Friday: Microblading
What exactly is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of semi permanent make up which is implemented using a hand held tool comprised of between 6-14 micro needles hence the name microblade.
How is it different than eyebrow tattooing?
Microblading is the process of implanting pigment into the basal membrane which divides the epidermis from the dermis layer of the skin to create fuller looking brows. Eyebrow tattoo is done with a motorized device whereas microblading is done used a hand held tool, also know as a pen. When it comes to the term microblading the hand tool is used to simulate hair strokes in the brow. Microblading artists also use pigment vs ink. Pigment has a thicker consistency while ink is more watery in texture and tends to have more staying power. Most pigment will last in the skin between 1-5 years, keeping in mind different skin types and the use of skin care products. There is no “spilling” under the skin which leaves the strokes fine and crisp. Naturally the pigment will exfoliate out of the skin over time causing the pigment to lighten.
Does it hurt?
Before the microblading begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. You might feel a slight discomfort but it is almost painless.
Is there anyone who isn't a candidate for microblading?
Everyone is a candidate, there are a few contraindications that may require a doctor's note in order to perform the treatment. A couple examples where a doctor's note would be needed are Cancer, Hemophilia, and Hepatitis.
Once of the most common questions we are asked is “ Can I get microbladed while I am pregnant?” We would not perform the service if you are pregnant or nursing.