Microblading is a type of makeup procedure used to fill out and shape eyebrows using a small blade pigmented with your hair color of choice. Similar in some ways to tattoos, although not totally permanent, eyebrow shading is a fantastic way to fix or control your eyebrows. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding microblading, microblading equipment, and more.
How Does It Work?
Microblading consists of a professional using a set of microblading equipment to make tiny incisions in your eyebrow area. These incisions are similar to tattoos, filling out your eyebrows or shaping them to your desired form.
Is It Painful
Similar to getting a tattoo, it can be somewhat painful, but with the use of local anesthetics and a professional artist, it shouldn’t be too much to bear. It is recommended not to consume alcohol or aspirin for a week before your procedure, as both can cause excessive bleeding.
Is It Safe?
Provided you’ve decided to use a professional, with the correct microblading equipment, it is absolutely safe. Make sure the establishment you are receiving services from is using professional-grade microshading kits, and has undergone the necessary microblading and shading training program.
How Long Does It Last?
Microblading procedures can last for up to 3 years, though you may notice some color change over time as the pigment fades. One option is to get regular touch-ups, or you may just need to have the procedure again in a few years time.
How Long Does It Take?
If everything is done correctly, microblading can be a time-consuming process. But it will be worth it! We suggest blocking off 2-3 hours for your appointment, as well as some time for relaxation and aftercare following the appointment.
What Will Aftercare Be Like?
Similar to a tattoo, you’ll want to avoid getting any moisture on the brow area. Swimming, heavy exercise, or direct washing will want to be avoided for the first week. No makeup on the area, either, as it can cause some issues! These are small incisions on your brow, so treat them like you’d treat any other wound.
Have you undergone any type of microblading procedure? How was your experience? Were you able to get the look you wanted for your eyebrows? Share your thoughts and experiences with us down below in the comments!