The beauty industry is always evolving with new trends and fads, and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest in beauty. One such trend that has emerged in recent years is microblading and many people have heard the term before but still aren’t quite sure what it entails.
Get the answers to frequently asked questions about microblading below.
What Is Microblading?
Microblading is a procedure done on the eyebrows with pigment that gives them the appearance of being fuller and more shaped. Microblading is semi-permanent by design, as the natural fading of the pigments allows the cosmetic professional to alter the shade and shape of the pigment as a client’s needs change over time.
Does Microblading Hurt?
Microblading may be uncomfortable to some people, which is why many cosmetic professionals apply topical anesthesia to the area before beginning the procedure. This numbs the area and makes the procedure generally painless, but it can still produce some discomfort throughout the process.
How Long Does Microblading Take?
Most microblading appointments last about two hours, though the actual microblading procedure usually only takes about a half-hour. The rest of the time is dedicated to taking measurements and trying different brow shapes to find the perfect one for you.
After your initial appointment, you will usually need a couple of touch-up appointments to reapply the pigment for a longer-lasting design. These appointments usually take about an hour.
How Long Can I Expect Microblading to Last?
The pigments from microblading typically last between one to two years, and regular touch-ups can help to maintain their appearance. The frequency of touchups needed depends largely on individual factors, such as the shade of pigment used, how often a person is exposed to sunlight, and whether they use skin products that increase cell turnover. Plus, people with oily skin tend to see their pigments fade more quickly than those with normal or dry skin.
How Can I Take Care of My Eyebrows After My Appointment?
Your cosmetic provider will provide you with detailed instructions for aftercare, but generally, clean the area with lukewarm water a few times a day for the first two weeks. Throughout the first week, it’s important to apply the aftercare ointment your cosmetologist provides, as this speeds up the healing process.
Microblading is a cost-effective option for reshaping your eyebrows, and it requires very little maintenance after the initial treatment heals up.