Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery or 3D brows, is a relatively new manual method for enhancing eyebrows. It is considered to be permanent makeup, as compared to the traditional hair stroke technique done by machine. It is done using a handheld tool (pen) with a very fine needle grouping to deposit pigment into the dermis. Because the colour is closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine.
The difference with this and ordinary permanent makeup is that microblading is not done by a machine. The pigment is manually placed into the skin. The microblading manual pen is equipped with sterile packaged blades. The needle grouping glides with gentle pressure over the skin and causes fine cuts, as fine as a paper cut, leaving a trace that can hardly be distinguished from real hair. Depending on the drawing technique – of which we are experts – it creates an individual look perfect for your face and the style you are trying to achieve. Above all 3D, or HD, eyebrows absolutely do not appear as a tattoo.
Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of the hair you currently have. Microblading is good for people suffering from alopecia, trichotillomania or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from microblading, as well as people who simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows.
Microblading is a 2 stages treatment. Fist treatment is to determine the shape and colour of the brows, and to see how the chosen colour settled on client's skin . Second treatment is 4-6 weeks after.
It is very IMPORTANT to complete the touch-up treatment, without this, your Microbladed eyebrow is considered half finished, and you cannot expect the maximum result of the procedure. Also, failure to attend for a touch-up session will result in fading of the pigment gradually, and this can be a total disaster.
Another occasional touch-up session is also recommended, but not required, which is done every year or depending on the client’s skin quality to maintain the colour, freshness and even shape of the eyebrow. Client’s with oily skin may need to visit the salon more frequently or as by suggested by the technician.
Days 1 to 3: Eyebrows look fuller, though your face may feel cut and tender
On the first day, your eyebrows will look very bold and full. The colour may look extremely dark, but keep in mind that it’ll eventually fade.
You’ll likely experience: redness, tenderness, mild swelling, sensation of feeling cut or bruised
By days 2 and 3 : these side effects should slowly subside.
Days 3 to 5: Eyebrows look very dark, then start to flake off
As the pain and tenderness go away, your brows will darken and thicken. They’ll still look very bold.
By day 5, your brows will begin to scab. They will be flaky and extremely itchy. This is normal and means your skin is healing.
Days 5 to 8: Flaking continues and the colour fades
You can expect more scabbing, flaking, and peeling.
Resist the temptation to pick the scabs, which can reopen the wounds and disrupt the healing process. It might also remove some pigment, resulting in patchy brows. Let the scabs flake off naturally instead.
As your brows continue to flake, the dark colour will soften. But rest assured that the colour will come back.
Days 8 to 12: Flaking ends and colour returns
After the first week, the flaking will gradually stop. The colour will also return.
Days 12 to 21: Colour and texture look more natural
The colour of your eyebrows should look more even and natural. The individual brow hairs will also look more defined, creating the appearance of feathery eyebrows.
Days 21 to 30: Skin is healed
After 1 month, your skin will be completely healed. You shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort. Your eyebrows should also look soft and full.
In another month or two, you’ll likely have a touch-up appointment with your provider. This allows them to check on how your skin has healed, as well as fix any spots.