What Is Microblading?

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What Is Microblading?

Today's hot beauty trends call for full eyebrows. However, sometimes your genetics don't endow you with ample brows. Aging also chips away at them over time, leaving bare spots that can make you look even older. Though there are plenty of beauty products that can restore their fullness and fill in gaps, the results go away as soon as you remove your makeup.

If you don't want to permanently tattoo your eyebrows, what can you do to have a long-lasting solution to fight thin brows? The answer can be found in microblading. Since this treatment is relatively new in the world of beauty, you probably have a lot of questions about the procedure!

 

Microblading Is A Type Of Tattoo

Before microblading, you could have your eyebrows permanently tattooed on your face. This look did add the appearance of brows to your face, but they were large blocks of solid pigment. They were also fully permanent, meaning that you were making a beauty decision that would last a lifetime.

Microblading is a form of tattooing, however, it is only semi-permanent. Unlike the permanent makeup of the past, microblading is unique and artistic in the sense that your aesthetician will tattoo individual lines in the brow zone, to create the illusion of hundreds of tiny brow hairs.

The technique requires a special microblading pen that filled with semi-permanent tattoo ink. A professional will draw the hair strokes individually. Unlike permanent tattoos, microblading will last for a set period of time but won't leave lifelong marks on your skin. This means that you aren't making a permanent beauty decision if you change your mind about your brows later. When done correctly, microblading can be absolutely stunning. It can fully transform your face. With proper upkeep and maintenance, the look will continue to last.

 

It's A More Natural Look For Your Brows

Microblading fills in brow gaps in a nearly undetectable way. If you've overplucked your brows or lack a decent shape to them, the subtle etches of microblading can fill the void and create fullness where there was none previously. It creates an illusion of thick, full, healthy eyebrows.

 

How Long Does Microblading Last?

After the procedure is complete, you'll have up to 3 years to enjoy your fuller eyebrows. This means no more tedious brow makeup applications! You can also be more confident in your looks as your brows will be consistently gorgeous with or without makeup. A full set of brows saves so much time if you're looking to reduce time spent getting ready in the morning. Likewise, it's the perfect low maintenance solution for those who have kids or an on-the-go lifestyle.

 

What Is The Microblading Process?

Before the semi-permanent ink is applied, your esthetician will draw in your brow's desired shape with a removable pencil. This initial step is done so that nothing long-lasting is done without your approval.
In fact, you should be wary if anyone makes wild promises about getting you in and out of the procedure in an hour. The first hour is typically spent making the groundwork for where the microblading pen will mark your brows. After the plan is set, each stroke is done individually and with care.

Consider it a work of art done specially for you. As with all tattooing procedures, your skin may feel tender afterward. To help alleviate some of the discomforts, your esthetician can apply some topical anesthetic. Don't feel alarmed if you feel a slight amount of pain, however, because it is part of the procedure.

 

Healing Takes About A Month

It will take between 25-30 days for your skin to fully heal from the procedure. During this time your skin may feel slightly tender, especially right after the treatment. Each day you'll feel better and see the results improving.

If you tend to avoid cosmetic procedures because of tedious recovery times where you must stay at home and feel isolated, then you'll love the prospect of no downtime. After your microblading treatment, you can immediately go back to your everyday activities. Of course, just like all tattoos, your skin will feel a bit tender and need to heal, but there's nothing that will stop you from going back to work or other responsibilities.

 

Expect Yearly Microblading Touch-Ups For The Best Results

Your esthetician is going to want to follow up with you to check on your results. Sometimes there will be a need to fill in some extra spots, depending on how the strokes have healed. It's also possible that you won't need anything, but it's good to check in and make sure the microblading was a success.

It's also a good practice to get your brows checked every year to see if you need additional touch-ups. These sessions won't be as involved or lengthy as the initial procedure but do expect some time to heal if you need to reapply a number of strokes.

 

Microblading In Vancouver

At Le Petit Spa we now offer microblading as part of our spa services! Book an appointment or come on in for a consultation today.

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