What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing that fills in the eyebrows to create more balance in facial form and proportion. This technique uses a semi-permanent pigment that is implanted under the skin using a very fine needle. This allows for greater precision of placement with hair-like strokes which mimic the natural shape and structure of the eyebrows.
Who is a Candidate for Microblading?
Patients that are unhappy with the shape and sparseness of their eyebrows can benefit from microblading, which can shape and thicken the natural appearance of the eyebrows in the long-term. Patients with oily skin may require additional treatments, since oil can reduce pigmentation during the recovery period. You may also need to avoid certain medications that thin the blood or skin before your microblading procedure in order to get best results.
What Happens During Microblading?
Although microblading can be tolerable for some patients, others may require a topical numbing cream. After this is administered and the skin is prepared, the aesthetician will begin to apply the pigment under the skin using precise strokes. This can be tedious and require an artistic eye and extensive knowledge of your unique facial harmony, so the process can take an hour or more, depending on your intended results. You should always receive microblading treatments from a trained and experienced aesthetician in order to get best results.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
Aftercare of your microblading treatment is highly important and similar to traditional tattoo recovery. The most important step is to avoid exposing your eyebrows to moisture, which can reduce pigment by removing or loosening the scab that will form over it. Most patients experience redness and itchiness, and your aesthetician may recommend using a protectant like Vaseline to ease any symptoms. It’s important to note that your results will look darker than normal during the initial recovery period before fading into their intended color. You should avoid using any other products like makeup, as this can affect your recovery. Your tattooed area is essentially an open wound during this time, so it’s important to take the appropriate steps.
Most patients come back a few weeks after their initial session for a touch-up, and this can continue up to once or twice per year, depending on your results. Depending on care steps and lifestyle, microblading results can last up to three years.
To begin planning your microblading procedure, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha and our expert aestheticians, who can recommend the best treatment plan for you and your results.